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  1. My 2 cents... The Re-Re Hotshot is very durable, however not the most nimble vehicle to control. If the main use of the vehicle will be for an astro turf track, I would recommend buying a used carpet buggy. The dedicated racers are always selling off their "last year model" cars which you can pick up very inexpensively.
  2. I assume you have figured it out, but just in case. For Lipo charging, the amps are the important part. If you have a 4000mah battery, you want to charge at mah / 1000 = charge amps for 1C. So 4000 / 1000 = 4 amps for charging at 1C.
  3. What charger do you have and is a programmable where you can set the charge rate/time?
  4. There are some photos out there of Hotshots using the Dark Impact wheels/tires. I tried that route but found it hard to obtain the wheels. The Block tires were easy to get so I just went that route.
  5. At least for the Hotshot, you can use the Tamiya Dual Block tires (54187/54188).
  6. Couple of older images of mine (and my XB4)...
  7. Personally, I would just go with waterproof electronics (servo, ESC & receiver). It will just be easier in the end, but maybe a little more expensive to start.
  8. I think you have 3 main options: Buy waterproof electronics Buy waterproof boxes for electronics. This will require some custom work as most of those are for boats or Traxxas rc's. Find/buy the waterproof rubber balloons you mentioned I don't find that the rubber balloon type approach is used as much these days. It seems most go with the first two.
  9. You can't really look at Tamiya off-road buggies for performance. If performance is your goal, there are plenty of better more modern brands out there. On-road, Tamiya is still doing well. The Re-Re Super Astute isn't going to win any races with modern buggies but that's not what I bought one.. I just like the look of the older buggies and I'm a bigger fan of 2wd buggies.
  10. I had a Fox back in the day. I really wanted a Hotshot back then, but the Hotshot was just too expensive at the time and heck, I was a youngster. That being said, while I wanted to have a Fox again; I used this opportunity to get what I couldn't get as a youngster and did a Re-Re Hotshot. It looks better sitting than it drives, but it's still a fun vehicle. The Fox (NovaFox) is probably the better runner, but you'll always wish you had a Hotshot if you don't get it.
  11. Well, it was designed in the early 90's where loose dirt racing was the thing. Those cars did require more ground clearance than the cars racing today on packed dirt or clay.
  12. The OP created a duplicate thread and posted he solved it:
  13. Can you take a photo? I don't recall any issues there but it's been quite a while since I built mine. FWIW, they are pretty stout. Not a lot of maintenance required.
  14. What electronics are you using (ESC, servo, motor, battery)?
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