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About Snappy1

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  • Birthday 08/17/1970

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    Central Coast NSW Australia
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  1. I have been following this thread , love it.... I have come across a QD , in running original condition,still boxed. It’s a little rough but not too bad, what do you guys put on these value wise ? I don’t want to pay too much but I am still keen lol
  2. There isnt really anything exclusively Tamiya apart from the CPR units which are very expensive and the specs arent great, I would suggest the Hobbywing 1080 esc, it has an optional program card which gives a huge amount of options, it will be advertised for crawlers but look at the specs between the 1060 and 1080 and make up your own mind, I have a 1080 running a 12 T double on 2s lipo......
  3. I am going to get around to this beauty, I got it from one of the members here, from my research the chassis is an original, I replaced the rear bumper/rear arm pin support as it was broken, Prague I think it was. I also put the front bar on and replaced all the wheels and tyres,( I know the rears are incorrect) Is the shell original or a re release? What else can you tell me about this car please?
  4. These are my on hand, go to for my rc gear, yes my online name comes from when I was a Snap -on tools dealer
  5. I realise it is pretty much a sway bar, have a look at this thread ...... https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/topic/88472-show-us-your-ghetto-mods/&tab=comments#comment-734662
  6. Nice work, this belongs in the “ghetto mods thread”
  7. My local hobby shop(well 90 mins away but actually a really good ,well stocked store that’s been in business for 40 years) thought that brushed motors are dead, I picked up what I think is a special motor, it was NIP, the price sticker is faded, the packet has yellowed, I am not sure how long it sat it the glass case for , I saw the price and said no thanks, it was $150 AUD, the shop owner said it was time to get rid of it and said how does $30 AUD sound, it really was a case of “shut up and take my money” lol Heck, for $20 US it is even in TRF colours.......
  8. 30 brushed to 5 brushless for my runners, I am lucky to have a comm lathe so I can carry out the required Maintenance as needed, I think you will find it is the inability to purchase some brushes and the lack of lathes that stop a lot of people running brushed motors more often. If you run Tamiya super stock motors , you may get away with one brush change without cutting the comm, but after that without a lathe you may as well buy a new one, this is when brushless really shine imo
  9. While not in the same league as the crawler, this is the mother of all Hotshots.... https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=65482&id=418
  10. Yes the MIP drive cups are different. There is also a difference between original and re release in shaft lengths I believe.
  11. Has anyone ever attempted to rit dye the lightweight rims with any success ?
  12. I think for some strange reason people think their time to assemble a kit adds extra value, when I guess most here buy a 2nd hand kit and strip it immediately to check it was built correctly .....
  13. Those are the ones I am using, it hasn’t had much run time but far better than the MIP bones
  14. I run Top Force uj’s with MIP ball diffs in my re re Bigwig, the MIP bones fall out constantly .
  15. I have a rookie rabbit, with oil shocks and a punchy motor it actually drives pretty well
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