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  1. Thank you Nobbi, that is nice of you. He did order another stock part already.
  2. I forgot to mention that we had the brace on it, but it didn't help. No matter how we set up the front suspension, the shocks bottom out before the chassis hits the ground, so when it jumps on our track, if it has a hard landing, it cracks the shock tower.
  3. My son has a sand viper, and he's gone through two front shock towers in the last two weeks. We've looked for aftermarket options, but the only one we've found is the 3racing carbon/aluminum parts that are out of stock. Has anyone been able to fit a different part that works better?
  4. I dont need one for free, but I want to say i think it's fantastic that you even thought to do this for people.
  5. I wasn't sure I wanted to sell it, but I need to with the economy slowing. NIB ultima, box has been opened and the corners taped, but the parts bags and cards are still sealed. $400 shipped in the U.S.
  6. We're pretty rural where I live in California, almost like a different state entirely than all the craziness we've been seeing on the news. Hopefully I'll stay busy enough with work to keep saving up a few extra dollars for the current projects
  7. Thanks all, I'm thinking it might be better to just sell it and let someone else make that decision. I have a partially built original also, so I will just build that one up and use re-release parts on it.
  8. I've had a NIB original ultima for a while now, and while the box has been opened, none of the packages inside have been opened. I'm torn on whether to build it, or sell it to someone that is more of a collector, and just buy myself a re-release and build that instead. Any advice?
  9. Awesome, I wasnt aware that it was coming. Thank You!
  10. I would even say that their off road TRF kits were fantastic as well. The way they were designed to easily be tuned in many ways before buying parts was a feature that I just dont see in many other manufacturers. My assumption is that they didn't see themselves competing in their home market, and the overseas markets weren't enough to keep TRF going. I imagine there are too many smaller race oriented companies to designate a portion of tamiya to compete against and still make money out of that division.
  11. Water. If they included bearings in the beginner models, the manufacturers would have a lot of complaints from people who were starting out and didn't know to clean and oil bearings after hitting water.
  12. I came across a NIB ultima, and it just stares at me from the shelf, almost like its calling out to me "build me, drive me!" It's one of those buggies that I dreamed of owning back in the 80's. While I drove my pajero and grasshopper in the novice class, I saw the rc10's Falcons and ultimas tear around the track like speed demons, planting themselves to the track like they had magnets, landing smooth with there oil filled dampers, finishing laps ahead of the other classes. I really dont know the worth, but it seems like it might be smarter to sell it to a serious collector and buy a used one as a runner? The box isn't perfect. And It doesn't have the front rims, but it has everything else still In the sealed packaging. Thiughts?
  13. Yet tamiya does both regarding on road. They currently have both "fun" cars as well as race spec TRF versions, and did the same with off road for a while. They've won national and world titles between their on-road, off-road, electric and nitro platforms.
  14. This needs to be yelled from the rooftops. I love tamiya, except for those.
  15. How true! My first r/c was the original Pajero on 1985, which was odd compared to the buggies and trucks of the day. I would be really happy though, if they found enough interest to build a TRF-level scale crawler.
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