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  1. I've found with my Plaza orders that fedex get customs charges but dhl never do. Mine are usually between £100 and £200.
  2. I bought this recently but have now changed my mind and decided not to build it. Still shrink wrapped. £250 inc insured shipping (UK Only)
  3. Aah thanks. I saw you posted the price in '£' and assumed (wrongly) that you'd bought then in the UK.
  4. Thanks for all the comments guys. @Yoshimitsu Colour looks great on that one. I really like body and have an M-08r sat here that I've been looking at for a few months. But I just can't get excited about it and was hoping this body would give me some interest to get it started. However, I've just managed to buy the body I originally wanted. A Tamiya Datsun 240z, so that means a TT-02. So, I think I may just end up selling the M-08. I really enjoy my M-07 but the TT-02 will be much more usable (and weatherproof) compared the the M-08.
  5. Thanks for that Willy. I read on another forum that this body was thin and easily damaged. But with your recommendation I might proceed with a build. It's a lovely body.
  6. Anyone got one of these on an m-chassis? I really like it and would like to build an M-08. How is the quality of the HPI bodies? Are they thin, tough or somewhere in between? Thanks.
  7. Thanks for confirming that. That's the part number I came to. However, it is more than half the price of a complete diff, and it seems that the XV-02 oil diffs come with those included, whereas the kit didn't. So I've just ordered a couple of spare diffs. I'm now trying to get my head around having the pill inserts at both ends of each suspension arm. It's straining my mind a bit...
  8. An advantage maybe. But a 'Black Friday' sale.... certainly not.
  9. This is their (and most other shops really) usual trick. Get rid of all the junk under the premise of a "Black Friday" sale. When in reality, stuff is the same price it's been for ages.
  10. I suspect he builds them this way just for looks. I think all his builds are shelfers.
  11. Thank you. That was also my conclusion. I've since swapped the front to the higher clearance position and can confirm it all works fine. Exactly the same as if it were a regular TT-02. I also wonder why Tamiya says it can't be done.
  12. Yes. I had to do this when i built my Frog. Easy enough to do with a hot iron. Just take your time and let it cool in between each one 👍 Build here:
  13. It's probably just the angle. Here's a better pic showing that the rears are definitely in the high clearance setting in the manual: Seems odd. Anyone else built a TT-02d and noticed the difference in clearance between the front and rear hubs in the manual.
  14. I think I've found the reason, but it doesn't make sense. So, it seems that the front hubs on the TT-02 and TT-02d are in the lower ride height position, but the rears are different. The TT-02 has them in the low ride height but the TT-02d has the rears in the high ground clearance, so opposite to the fronts. Any ides why this would be? Have I read it wrong? This is from the TT-02D manual. Here you can see (if i'm not mistaken) the fronts in the low ride height position, and the rear in the high. Am I reading this right?
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