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  1. Just wondering if there are any suitable bodies out there in Polycarbonate to use instead of the Hard body Tundra as i'd like to have a basher body too.... plus it's going to take me a long time to paint the Hardbody...
  2. Anyone know how to tension the drive belt - ie how to know what tension it should be??
  3. gizard

    Questions about the TT02B

    Full ball races will certainly help (required if you go for hotter motor - but really make a big difference anyway). My TT-02B is very blinged up with lots of aluminium bits - which are not really required - except perhaps the drive shaft if going over stock for the motor. - That said I have been running it with a 13.5 brushless and it's taken a fair amount of abuse it is generally fine. I have currently got metal diffs from another model - can't remember which one - but the recommendation came from here. I have tried ball diffs and front one ways - but in reality if you are going to go for more power the metal diffs are best. It is a good basher and there are lots of parts available but I have found myself planning with other 4wd buggies now which are older but better imo (they should be as they are more expensive) - Egress & Top Force.
  4. I am going to run a 13.5 brushless sensored with a TBLE-02s - I haven't tried it yet as I am still building but being Tamiya I am sure it will all fit fine - I do run a 13.5 with a TBLE-02S in a TT-02B and also in a Blitzer Beetle and a DT-03T and they all work fine.
  5. gizard

    Mountain Rider

    Just noticed this for pre order with most if the usual suspects when did this happen?
  6. any suggestions ? I have gone through about 4 of these now Part PB2 as per the manual or 9804470 is the parts number which contains 2 and the nuts and springs. diff feels loose so I tighten it - not by much and snap! This time I have put some Tamiya anti-wear grease to see if it stiffen's it up for a bit longer....
  7. Parts have not arrived yet due to Bank holiday here I expect.
  8. I am guessing it will come out where the outdrives go in. (I am talking about the geared diffs.) I presume as the silicon oil gets warmed up with use it becomes more liquid ?
  9. gizard

    Alternative buggy bodies for frog

    Bombproof gearbox? That's got me intrigued as I have an old frog that's been rebuilt with all sorts of parts (re-re bits etc and a blue chassis) but I also have a gearbox from my old grasshopper - pretty much the only remaining part - grasshopper chassis is long gone
  10. £51.98 From Tony's Tamiya parts. I already have a NIB Avante for a very rainy day..... Between the two the Egress is the runner!
  11. The Ball diffs are fine in use - it just when I try and adjust them I seem to over tighten and snap the screw - seems very easy to do for me. It is possible that I am actually completely compressing the spring so there is no give and then snapping the screw by turning further - perhaps if I measure accurately what thread should be visible at the top once fully tightened. Either way I have ordered some parts to construct gear diffs for front and rear to try them out - the only thing I don't have is the 2x6mm counter sunk screws to hold them together - should be able to get some from my LHS.
  12. gizard

    Decent track buggy

    Sorry I have hijacked the thread a bit ! I already have an Egress and it is reasonably robust. Except I have broken a few ball diff bolts (as per another thread). Is the DB01RR actually still being produced, ie is it possible a UK retailer might be able to get one for a reasonable price?
  13. On page 5 it say: 'As this kit is for experienced users, design tolerances of parts are very tight. Files and drills will be used for fine adjustment. Make threads using M3x0.5mm Thread Forming Tap.' I have a full set of metric taps and dies so used a tap, but only part way into the holes. - although I see that on the ones I have done it would be possible to put a longer bolt all the way through and put a nut on the other side if required...
  14. Hmm yes been looking are the parts - thanks just wonder if it's viable though - the actual diff case and cover appear to be separate parts so I would need: 1. diff cases (BG1x2) 19335053 2. diff case covers (H8 & H6) 19005277 3. planetary gears (PD1x8 & PD2x4)19405431 4. diff outdrives rear (PB10 & PB11) 19804449 5. diff outdrives front. (PB8 & PB9)19804450 6. Screws (BC4 2x6mm) x8 19608100 ahh at least 2. the diff case covers are included in the Egress kit - I will check when I get home that they are still there - should be.
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    Decent track buggy

    Trouble with ordering a DB01RR from RCJAZ to the UK is that with shipping it's 257 then with VAT it's 309 + 6.5 duty and then probably the hold charge of 13 or what ever it is so it then becomes 330 ish….. on the plus side seems there are plenty of spares available uk wise...
  16. Hmm thinking more about it and doing more researching I guess ball diffs are an acquired taste for general bashing! I did have a ball diff in a TT02b for a while but ultimately it is running metal geared both front and rear with thick grease and is bomb proof (well the drive train is the lower arms etc are a different matter when I let the sons have a go!). I guess getting the avante gear diffs and putting them in the egress might be an option although can the avante geared diffs be sealed up to contain the fluid I need to look into this.
  17. gizard

    Decent track buggy

    I looked at DB01RR a while back and then got a Top Force instead - currently building an XV-01 I suddenly find myself wanting a DB01RR - this forum is going to make me broke....! can you but normal Tamiya hex's on the DB01 so you can fit normal wheels?
  18. gizard

    Reliable esc for dirt tuned motor

    Have you got the Core Stick controller? might seem like a silly question but if you have - have you accidentally switched the throttle hold switch on the right hand side? as if set to 0% in the settings effectively will kill all throttle input? - Plus if you play around with the settings on the Transmitter - ABS etc. If you have the Tamiya TBLE-02S then it can require that you - re-run the stick travel setup on the Tamiya ESC as per the instructions.
  19. No worries gone a bit crazy and ordered some from RCJAZ - this XV-01 build of mine is turning out rather expensive....
  20. Whoops sorry just re-read the thread are shock towers 54581 and 54582 any different in shape to the standard items ? or could I use the GF-01 shocks with the standard shock towers to get increased ground clearance?
  21. Right I am confused !!! I thought the Kit I ordered 58569 - being the rally version was 'Long damper spec' - but I guess it is not! What do I need other than the GF-01 dampers 54670 and stabilizers 54514 - obviously springs but probably need something for dirt mainly but some tarmac so medium stiffness I guess. Do the shock towers need replacing?
  22. I already have the TRF 42102 Dampers which I had on a TT-02. For the XV-01 do you swap part v5 to v6 to give more ground clearance ? Also what springs are recommended for the XV-01? The 42102 kit comes with yellow. There is a kit 54465 with 2x Soft 2x Medium and 2x Hard - is it generally wise to have the same stiffness front and rear (therefore you need to spring kits) or stiffer on the front due to the motor being up there?
  23. gizard

    Mountain Rider

    Mine arrived today too from Time Tunnel - good deal got an XV-01 too now have 4 models awaiting build...... whoops actually make that 5 models awaiting build.....
  24. gizard

    Tamiya Chassis Lipo compatibility

    Actually according to Overlander's site the sport track is 138mm long - so I guess more Core RC seems to the only option....