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  1. Thanks!!!! Now that you mentioned the gearing issue with the big tires, the 10t pinion is obviously the only one to use...... Here is another footnote: Is the gearing for a Rising Fighter the same as a Grasshopper 2? Probably a dumb question...... I am looking at both for potential purchase and plan to use a Sport Tuned with a 17t pinion. Thanks again for any advice.
  2. I have a Lunchbox that is stock except for a Sport Tuned 540-I do plan to put on CVA shocks all around....... What is the recommended pinion size (number of teeth) for that motor in that chassis? Thanks for all replies.
  3. Thanks all for your comments-I have always been curious about using a Sport Tuned 380 in this buggy-the stock 540 is good, and I have called it the ideal motor for a Hopper in the past, but it does seem to have a bit too much torque. And the Grasshopper is supposed to have a 380 to be more authentic. The 540 belongs in The Hornet......Perhaps I'll try the ST 380 and get back with everyone.....
  4. Yeah, that's what I thought after more research.........Thanks Taffer!!! I'll let everyone know whatever I purchase. I have been looking at several different models-the Rising Fighter kinda hooked me because it's inexpensive and basically the most updated version of the original Tamiya Fun Buggies (Grasshopper 1 and 2, Hornet), and I really like the bolt (screw?) together monocoque style body, just like the Grasshopper 1. I am just a bmx/baseball field basher,so these solid axle buggies appeal to me for pure silly fun. My very first buggy was a Hornet back in 1989-and I loved it. Now I have a Grasshopper 1, a Lunchbox, and an M05 NSU TT for asphalt pounding. I also created a Baja Bug out of the original Hornet using a Bolink body.
  5. The Rising Fighter manual suggests, as a hop up, a Dirt Tuned motor with a 17t pinion. What difference is there between one of those and a Sport Tuned? Would I still use a 17t pinion? Thanks
  6. Yes, I've seen those-usually on Ebay-but I wonder how good they are-and do they fit? Are there any shocks available for these models?
  7. I am thinking of getting a set of front and rear shocks for my Grasshopper-I saw some on Ebay. Has anyone tried these? If so, which are the ones that work best? Thanks for any response.
  8. I have been looking at a possible purchase of a Rising Fighter kit-but the rear axle and shocks look WAAAAY too high..... I have a set of front CVA shocks (50519) already in my parts bin. Would they work on the rear? I could always use the AMPRO shock mounts with the stock shocks or rear CVA's, but I want to spend as little cash as possible..... Thanks for any response-pro or con.
  9. How about an ARRMA 15t Mega Motor? I already have one of those. Will it work with a TBLE-02? If so, what size pinion gear?
  10. A while ago I bought a 15t Arrma Mega Motor (brushed) for my Baja Bug/Hornet hybrid. I used a Hobbywing QuicRun 1060 ESC at first-and got quite a few runs out of it. But then it burned up and will not work anymore. Is this the only ESC that works with a 15t-or are there better ones? I figured that a Tamiya TBLE-02 would not be adequate, so I never tried one of those. What is the best one to use with a Mega Motor? Thanks for any info.
  11. Thanks for the info, gentlemen. How about a Tamiya 16t brushless? That already has the leads attached.
  12. I currently have a Grasshopper with a 27t Axial brushed motor. I have also run a Sport Tuned motor in it as well. The ESC is a Tamiya TBLE-02 brushed/brushless and the battery is a 7.2v 1600 mah Viper Nimh. I was wondering what the best brushless motor would be without changing anything else....And would it be worth the time to do it? I am perfectly happy with the 27t motor-but running brushless is something I'm really curious about. Thanks for any replies.
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