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  1. I'm using the Brat/FAV/RR tires on a set off one piece alloy rims. They look great but the rear tires continually slide off the rims. I'm also using RZ motor which rips! That could have something to do with it.I tried some clear silicone but that didn't hold. What is everyone else's experience with this issue? Super glue perhaps for a tighter firmer seal?
  2. I love the rear shock set up! The eyelits really made installation a breeze. Thanks for the suggestion for the shocks, super cheap and work great! Looking forward to the independent rear suspension mods you're working on. I think I'll build a Super Champ in the meantime. Gotta round out the arsenal. Maybe even a Sand scorcher.
  3. So I just put an RZ into a new Hornet build. Is it normal for the RZ not to spin freely like a 540 does? It seems to click and step and not roll smoothly. So when connected to the transmission it seems to stop the gears and wheels and not flow smoothly. Is this normal?
  4. Hey man, you mentioned you have and have used a Super Stock RZ motor. Did yours not spin freely when attepmpting to rotate the pinion without power? It sort of clicks in steps instead of rolling smoothly. 

    Is that normal? 



    1. Static Age

      Static Age

      Hi, yes that's normal. It has very powerful magnets.



    2. Kalameja


      I just took it out for the first spin. I see what you're saying. Almost too much torque for anything but dead straight. 



    3. Static Age

      Static Age

      haha, its a great motor, but a little too much for some of the older chassis designs. I had on in my Frog for a while, crazy fast but it was rolling over all the time.

  5. I think it my just be the higher torque motor that I'm using for the first time. And perhaps that I think the gears I received, even though they are correct for The Hornet, I don't think they are original Tamiya parts. Not as precise as my original set. Ive tried the new Tamiya Super Stock RZ motor on each of my two Hornet transmission, one old and one new. The motor seems to make both louder. Although the newer transmission is still a little louder than the old with the new RZ motor.
  6. So my new Hornet is together and read for a run. However, the transmission foes not sound right. Something has to be rubbing. After inspecting it looks like to me that the "small bevel gears" are sliding up and down the their shafts and hitting the inside of the "differential spur gear". Everything test well but when you slap the motor on the transmission is definitely making a sound it shouldn't it does not have that characteristic Tamiya Hornet sound . I ordered all from eBay, is it possible I have the wrong gears? They look the same as my other hornet. Not it sure what's going on. Anyone experience to much play with the spur diff and bevel gears? Ek
  7. The larger Brat style wheels add tons of ground clearance.
  8. Whatcha think of the color scheme. I'm digging the orannge.
  9. AMPRO 3D printed parts getting their clear coat.
  10. Tinkering around with paint and the driver while waiting for Ampron 3D printed suspension parts.
  11. Brat wheels and one piece alloy rims showed up!
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