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  1. How many of our children are going to grow up having played with Tamiya re-re's and will get to that nostalgia stage later in life? It probably won't be as big as our generation, but many are going to remember that Grasshopper that they used to drive with dad back in the day.
  2. https://tboneracing.net/collections/new-products/products/mini-t-jump
  3. Their latest lawsuit was against McClan racing over the MMax esc name. https://www.rctech.net/forum/chat-lounge/1071095-traxxas-suing-maclan.html I wonder if RC electronics will now say min/most since the word Max in the RC world now belongs to Traxxas?
  4. Staring the Grasshopper and Hornet in the Sears catalog
  5. I started with the 5th shock, but switched to a solid rod last year. Both have worked just fine.
  6. Isn't Associated owned by Thunder Tiger these days?
  7. Biz73

    Turbo Optima Mid

    Great job on the recovering the body! Kyosho has great looking 4WD buggies. I hope they re-issue at least one of the Optima Mids so they are readily available with parts to run them. Thanks for sharing.
  8. Well that sucks. I was hoping this was going to be an easy upgrade. Everyone in the US needs to e-mail AMain about the Core RC batteries. They carry other Core RC products.
  9. I glued the tires on my TLR 22 with Gorilla glue and haven't had an issue. The tip on the bottle made for a sloppy job, but it has held. I'm only running a 17.5t motor though so I'm sure that helps. Every other car I've used regular Super Glue.
  10. I couldn't find them when I looked. A few members here have tried these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32986571535.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.424d3a28E8GMCP&algo_pvid=39591b46-d933-4ce4-8853-976d5d4be2f1&algo_expid=39591b46-d933-4ce4-8853-976d5d4be2f1-4&btsid=0b0a555316065853293636071e678a&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_ I plan to get a couple when I have some extra money.
  11. +1 on the Kimbrough saver. Metal gear servo and a Kimbrough saver and you are set.
  12. It would be nice to have an apples to apples comparison, but Tamiya gave up on high end off road buggies.
  13. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32986571535.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.424d3a28E8GMCP&algo_pvid=39591b46-d933-4ce4-8853-976d5d4be2f1&algo_expid=39591b46-d933-4ce4-8853-976d5d4be2f1-4&btsid=0b0a555316065853293636071e678a&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_
  14. This year I built my first Kyosho kit, the Ultima re-issue. We had a little discussion on another forum about the different approaches that Tamiya and Kyosho take to re-issues. Tamiya for the most part is putting them out as they were. It's great for nostalgia because it is the same build you had as a kid. Kyosho is going the "resto-mod" route and giving us a car that looks like the classic but drives better with updated technology. Neither is a bad way to go, just different. I'm really enjoying driving some different brands and seeing how they perform, but I have no interest in getting rid of the Tamiya cars I still have. If you have never built anything but Tamiya kits I would recommend trying one just for the experience. That said, no other company offers the number of different kit choices that Tamiya does. Every brand has good points and bad points.
  15. It screws into the hole next to the slipper spring. It is used to hold the motor wires from rubbing on the driveshafts.
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