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  1. Must have for the shelf, no reason one cannot love the Ultima, RC10, JRX2, Astute and on. The fact that Kyosho bragged it would win IFMAR and then did, well that's cool. I love all the racing buggies from that time frame, was a great time to be a racer. Shortly after early 90's all the cars started following a formula and distinction between manufacturers became much harder to find.
  2. I picked mine up off Ebay built and it has Associated B4 48P spur on it. I can't tell if center hole is reamed slightly or not, almost looks like it is not but it works fine. Using stock Astute slipper metal parts and the AE slipper pads. Have run it a bunch bashing around with 13.5T no issues.
  3. First car I ever won a trophy with was a YZ10, I recall as a kid with low budget and not the best batteries always struggling to finish a race in 4wd, matter of fact that race they had dumped on the last lap and I came across the finish line like a snail but just made it for the B main win. I never had any issues with my YZ and it was a great car. First car I ever put on a track was a Turbo Optima Mid Se. I really liked this car and the track I raced it on was tiny by today's standards and it was great. I recall servicing of this car to be more complicated having to tear apart a lot more to get to various components. All in all, battery time in 4wd was always my biggest issue then, not the car. I raced a Topcat around this time as well and it had it's share of issues but battery time I was OK. Did not have experience with Tamiya back in day, looking at my current top force I can see how it would be more fragile than either of the previous mentioned buggies but also a contender. Now on today's mega jump tracks all of them would get destroyed which I hate.
  4. Please add a garden train to complete this utopia.
  5. How about 2.5. I used to do the beater resotrations and end up with way more in them than if I just bought a clean one to begin with. Whether it a runner or not just seems the case for me. Or maybe I am just getting lazy in my old age, yeah that's it.
  6. I'm tuned in.....
  7. Best RC video ever! So as not to turn the Super Astute thread into an old guy rant about proper offroad racing, I'll just say I agree with the others. TIred of mega jumps, traction rolling on overly sticky, well I failed not ranting
  8. I struggle to drive mid engine cars as well. That said my local is black carpet and if you want to be fast rear engine has become very tough. I was never very competitive to begin with. I liked when they had astro turf, it was a bit more forgiving. Black carpet has basically made me feel like I need on road touring car precision which I simply do not have. Oh well.
  9. Awesome, 1st car I ever raced on track was a Turbo Optima mid Se, but close enough. Gold shock availaiblity is awesome.
  10. Of course, it's just the pool of people get smaller.
  11. I doubt it, it's always about your own childhood. 30 years from now a 45 yr. old is 15 now and into whatever the current car is, he/she could care less about 1980-1990. No different than I treasure real car's of the 80's and think it crazy what people paid for cars of the 60's and you see the shift in the market. The 60's muscle cars guys are frankly getting really old and dying off and cars of the 80's and 90's are now going up. My dad looks at a Sierra Cosworth and does not get it the same way I look at a 1967 Camaro (his dream) and do not get it. Always been the case.
  12. It does not answer the question per se about the mysterious inner workings of Tamiya business decisions and where the names came from. Some of the ones like Ivan Stewart that were real people of course but the fictional ones? Who were they, was it a committee that came up with them, was it a secret seal team?
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