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  1. Hmm, my WR-02 XB version is middle of the road. Not TXT-1 level loud, but not belt-drive quiet. I haven't swapped in bearings though. Maybe that's part of it?
  2. FWIW I think the DT-03 & WR02cb suggestions are spot on. You'll get a much better buggy for the same price. As to controllers: you might consider Ko Propo's 80710. The 'video game' layout may make for easier control with small hands: https://www.kopropo.co.jp/en/products/view/80710
  3. FWIW I wrote them a few weeks ago. They are willing to ship to the US, but you need to e-mail them the list of items and the shipping address. They then generate the shipping costs. The process is a little awkward, apparently due to restrictions from the shipping companies and Covid. As a result their website can't generate the quote automatically. I have not yet ordered via this method, but they were friendly in explaining it via e-mail.
  4. @salvine what color are you going for? I can't tell which sprue is J, seems to differ on the various TA-02 variants. But the red parts are available as blue and dark silver. https://tamiyabase.com/chassis/55-ta02#all-ta02-variants
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdLHeplYtmI&list=LLNglDX8LXaDlQiU6UswVgrA&index=55&t=0s
  6. Might check out Toyota Land Cruiser take on GF-01, has larger diameter wheels. Also the wt-01 wheels look very good on it (with Monster Beetle tires etc).
  7. All this talk about various models... you know what Tamiya really needs? A working website. Honestly it's 2020 and the main Tamiya website and all of the regional sites are just embarrassing. And what's with the regional distribution model? They're still making parts and distributing them in some regions but pretending they're discontinued in others. Look at the parts comparison between Tamico and tamiyausa.com as an example. And ugh... tamiyausa.com... what a trash heap that place is. They must be running it from a first gen imac in some guys basement. phew.. ok I feel better now. </rant>
  8. I bought one off eBay a few weeks back here in the US. But one of the front knuckles is broken, haven't seen any available yet. I didn't realize until after bidding the KBF tread is wider than the original BF/MB.
  9. The WR02 chassis is crazy fun. But a 2wd jeep will never make sense. Deep in your heart you will know it is wrong, and it will gnaw at you. Then your mind will try to process a 4wd beetle ... and ::POP:: Personally I think the best option is to grab the cheapest GF01 variant you can find, then throw a willy body up top. From examples on the forums it's just a matter of modifying the area under the seats & willy's legs.
  10. Do you guys think this would work out for the full case bodies? Specifically the GF-01 & G6-01? Would you fill the whole body? Then how do you run the motor for that long? Attached it to a DC supply?
  11. @Vanspeed how did you go about shortening the clod chassis? I've only ever seen the racers extend them (often somewhat comically). Your's looks great.
  12. The Hobbyking clerk was mostly wrong. If both motors have 0 timing then sure they'll work fine. But if the timing is nonzero (which is often the case for fancier motors) then they have to be matched, but opposite (like 5 and -5). I don't run a clod so I can't offer much beyond the general theory.
  13. I'm a big fan of Crawler Innovation's CWR-3013 foams, but sadly they, like the Prolines, have been discontinued. Thanks for the recommendation @•Axle
  14. Ahh, I apologize, I didn't look close enough on the phone screen to see the threads were only partial. @Lee76's diagram is the closest thing I see so far.
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