unixphreak

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  1. unixphreak

    The Day eBay Killed RC

    right on man. I think i will try to sell more of my items on this website instead of ebay. Got a few cars and parts to let go of Tamiya, Nichimo, Kyosho.
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    The Day eBay Killed RC

    example one, way high price, really crappy condition and not very popular for said price. https://m.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kyosho-Stinger-MK-Nitro-4-Wheel-Drive-with-Hitec-Challenger/283495695378?epid=97052527&_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1 second one, person did not know what the model was until I discussed that he research and drop the price was 384.00. btw, I bought two of theses for 110.00 with radios and other extras.the the guy is a gold digger and the price keeps falling, was 284 yesterday. https://m.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-KYOSHO-STINGER-Nitro-4-Wheel-Drive-Chain-Drive-Remote-Control/183810446956?epid=97052527&_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1
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    The Day eBay Killed RC

    Glad I am not the only one on here with the same feeling.
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    The Day eBay Killed RC

    So who has the same frame of mind as me when looking trough eBay and seeing people that have no idea of RC (what kind/type of model/model name) they are selling but requiring a sky high purchase price. I am seeing it more and more, listing of I am no expert or I have no idea what car this is but here I want 400 for a "Rare" Raider with beat up body and was only 150 when new. with 7-8 more asking the same price. I have no problem with high dollar items and we all know what they are or those rare gems that seem to come out of nowhere. I am now looking at buying more re releases than vintage because of this blatant gouging. Thank you for letting me rant. Happy Hunting.
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    What's your greatest barn find?

    My best barn find was a Craigslist deal from an estate sale. There was a Turbo Ultima, Kyosho Salute w/ Option House gold nerf bars, two fishing tackle boxes with parts and two boxes of parts enough to make another Optima. The kicker was a Tamiya Martini Porsche 936 Turbo with a semi decent box in fair to good condition. Purchased for $240.00 and the Tamiya was sold for $300.00. Still have the Ultima Salute and built a Javelin out of the parts. Had a few others but never one that paid for itself and more.
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    another sign of the clone is look at the inside of the wheel hugs. If there is not a black plastic bearing sleeve and just a huge bearing in the alloy hub, that would be a clone or clone parts.
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    no something like 40.00 USD, it was for the re re bruiser
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    Does anyone know what parts that will need to be sourced from the Bruiser to get the slipper clutch working on this p407? I have the clutch built I just need to know if we can get the parts from the bruiser and if there is a specific parts bag number etc. Thank you in advance.
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    Just FYI to everyone, Banggood has a special on these trucks for the HG P407A "Kit" version for $179.00 USD plus shipping. Total price with Priority Direct shipping for 7-12 day plus insurance was $188.63 USD. $5.04 ship and $3.60 insurance. Sale good till Dec 31st 2018. I picked another one up today. I think this is the cheapest I have been able to find it plus shipping. https://www.banggood.com/HG-P407A-110-2_4G-4WD-Rc-Car-Kit-for-TOYATO-Metal-4X4-Pickup-Truck-No-Servo-Battery-ESC-Transmitter-p-1329228.html?ID=224&cur_warehouse=CN
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    Both of my trucks RTR and kit have the diff locking pins. They are in the extras bag with the 4-way tool, rubber bands and Allen keys.
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    Kyosho Progress / Gallop Gear Cover help

    i have one i think if needed.
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    i got mine in last week also, did not open the transmission or chassis box yet. Will build this one over the winter and see about getting the bruiser slipper clutch installed also.
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    What leaf spring? Did you take out the smaller one or the middle one?
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    unfortunately neither one has an exploded view of the transmission ☹😆
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    now we just need to know what part number to replace to make the spline fit.