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  1. I’ve used the oven method to remove tyres and found that once the wheels had cooled, the CA turned really brittle and was easily picked clean. 160 deg Celsius for 20 minutes did the trick.
  2. I run it in the higher setting, but the shocks I use are slightly shorter. Don’t think that makes much difference though. Can get over short grass but jumps and skips. Same on gravel. Ok for small patches but not much control over direction. If stopped on it, difficult to get started again.
  3. I’ve the Escort version and ground clearance isn’t great. Great on road and firm smooth dirt but anything gravelly or grassy and it really struggles.
  4. Loving the black fenders! Glad I’m not the only one that struggles to cut the chrome parts. Ended up using a pair of toenail pliers! Got it nice and flush but chipped a bit of the chrome off. Get out out and find some nice big rocks, it’s a really fun drive. Bit of extra weight on the front is good. I used the electronics box on the bottom and filed it with as many wheel weights I could cram in there.
  5. Good fun build that one. Rear suspension had me scratching my head more than a few times. Four arms and associated ball joints to align and get on the correct place. Shocks not as nice as even CVAs though. Found it very hard to get a consistent feel. Never a fan of box art paint jobs, way too predictable for me. I went for Tamiya’s Camel Yellow and am really pleased with it.
  6. Thanks Jon. Went ahead and ordered them and got them fitted today. Well chuffed with the results, much quicker but still good acceleration. Add bonus of extra engine braking giving a nice bit of lift off oversteer, mimicking handbrake turns. Change to 60D radials helps with rally style slides as well.
  7. Wanting to make my MF01x a bit quicker, how much difference does these make? Have swapped out stock motor for a 21.5 Brushless I already had to improve run time on a smaller battery and while initial acceleration is pretty good, top speed isn’t that great. Already running a 20t pinion. These gears look a cheaper option than yet another motor.
  8. Had similar issues at local bmx track I run at. Front I went for Schumacher Cut staggers and very happy with them. Rears I went for Proline Blockade. Quite a small block but good grippy compound. Might be an option for you depending on how deep the sand is. Work well if it’s just a fine coating. If deep can always go with a pair of sand slingers, I have them for beach running.
  9. Not very experienced driver but found the mid power sensorless brushless combo I had was too powerful for my DT03. Not much throttle control with a very on/off feeling. Cogging was very noticeable. Only place it was fun was the open beach. Changed back to the kit ecu with a 21t sensored Speed Passion brushless and it’s completely different. Very controllable and no cogging. Not hugely faster than Torque Tuned but good initial punch and longer run time. Standard ecu settings give same feel on neutral throttle but not as good braking. Sure this can be tweaked but it’s a lot of awkward button pressing on a Tamiya ecu. Posher ecu with programming card or similar would make this much easier.
  10. Nice. I was recently looking for the same but went for the Phat Bodies version. £14 including delivery for a set of 4. Seems very good so far. Just desperate for the delivery of UK parts so I can get a set of road tyres for my Escort. Some on eBay, but not at those prices.
  11. Direct from them. www.phatboddies.co.uk
  12. Took a punt on these and they arrived today. Very happy with them. Went with black but also available in silver. Would recommend for a second set of wheels for the Escort.
  13. Looks like Tamiya yellow is 400cst. Don’t think I’ll be far off with the 350 I already have. Can always do a 50:50 mix with the 500 if I need to. I know it’s cheap, but postage tends to double the price of these small items. Thanks for advice.
  14. Escort arrived today along with a set of 54000 dampers. Didn’t realise the dampers didn’t come with oil. What weight would be best for general bashing. Have a bottle of 350 and 500 already. Also, are the stock springs from the friction dampers and ok weight to use with oil dampers? Car will be used for cul de sac cruising and car park crashing, so not bothered about chasing the ultimate set up.
  15. Looking at a set of tarmac wheels for my upcoming mf01x build. Anyone used phat bodies mini lites? Look pretty decent and not to dear for a set of 4.
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