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  1. Interesting stuff. I had assumed these motors were tuned forward. Great test results. Thanks for the link @Rich_8717
  2. Anyone know how to find out what a motors’ RPM is in reverse? I think this could only be different than forward RPM in those motors that have been tuned or have adjustable timing. But I could be wrong? Specifically I’m after the Sports Tuned numbers.
  3. I know. I might cut out the body and stick it on to see how it looks unpainted. Still don’t know why the instructions says to paint then cut.
  4. Pretty much done. Just the top plate and shocks to add. I’ll probably try and source a carbon fibre top plate. I’m doing the body box art so no sense putting up photos.
  5. Build has moved on a bit. Steps 7-15 done. Front and rear side plates on, Shock towers on and the slipper clutch installed. The frame is fully assembled and it’s feeling very smooth. I’m really having 2nd thoughts about running this. Partly because it’s so shiny, the gold plates scratch very easily, but also because it would be a nightmare to strip for a clean/service.
  6. I see what you mean about the mountain rider, quite a bit cheaper.
  7. Thanks! Super expensive though. I can see why it would be a very nice build. Oh man. one thing is for sure... there’s no hiding that from the missus if I pull the trigger.
  8. I looked up the Bruiser from all the sellers I know about and I only found one on RCMart. At least I think it’s the right one. The re-re was issued in 2012, right? None of the EU / UK stockists have them and they are not saying on back order either. I think that means production has formally ceased? Also, RCMart has it on “sale” for $569 which is very expensive. That would make it the most expensive Tamiya 4x4 kit I’ve seen. Early build reports had it as sold for less than 200 bucks. That’s some inflation.
  9. Lucky! That happened to me on my original hotshot. Before I knew that people used threadlock. I shelved it for fear of losing bits l. I think it’s worth going back over my other kits now.
  10. Just in the middle of a Kyosho Turbo Ultima build and it includes threadlock in the kit. Only directed to use where the screws terminate in a plate or non locking nut. Do Tamiya don’t supply / recommend threadlock in their kits do they?
  11. Gearboxes and belt installed. All very straight forward. The belt is a little fiddly and the frame takes a little patience to align. Surprised to see two types of plastic in this kit. The parts in the pic above all feel carbon reinforced.
  12. I appreciate the title is very subjective, rewarding means different things to everyone. I thought I'd ask about peoples most interesting/rewarding re-re kits as I have just gone for a re-re as I always felt I wouldn't find them that rewarding. I have only ever been interested in restores, i've done about 12 so far. The obvious benefits are the ability to run lipo/brushless (new plastics/nylon or metal gears) and the convenience of having everything in the box to finish the job. However, for me the reward comes from the updates - such as the Avante Black Special with the race steering set and torque splitter. Are there any other Tamiya ReRe's that have been modernised? It's one reason I've been attracted to the Kyosho's, they update their kits throughout. Tamiya seem (happy to be corrected) to keep to the original spec as much as possible. What Tamiya ReRe kits are worth looking at for the updates/improvements on original?
  13. Are you looking for the piston rod lengths? I think you'd need someone with an original manual to measure SB2 on page 15? or someone would have to take a rod out to be accurate. How many rods you got to choose from in that box?
  14. Got started with the wheels to get them out of the way - 12 bits down to 4. Really nice rubber, very supple and dead easy to fit. I had a tricky time getting going. Step one says open Bag A and “Plastic Bag”. But the front and rear diff gears are not in those bags. The gears are labelled OT208 and OT221 but no such tree exists. I eventually figured out these are in one of the blister packs. The sizing and blister pack naming is on the parts pages (4-7). Bit tricky but now I know to go back to parts pages. Shame the parts pages don’t say where those parts are located though.
  15. Thanks. ordered some, dead cheap compared to Tamiya original screws.
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