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  1. Yeah, I have been on ebay more times this last few weeks then the last few years think my box of grasshopper2 bits has just arrived... thats this evening sorted... (suspect my wife is thinking I am having some kind of midlife crisis)
  2. yeah think I found the Kyosho Scorpion wheels on Modelsport.co.uk so thats cool, https://www.modelsport.co.uk/kyosho-front-wheel-2-scorpion-2014-white-2-2-inch/rc-car-products/429621 out of stock but could order them and the rears they have as it does say order on request so fingers crossed. tyres though.. hmmm, Frog Jumper can you remember where you sourced yours from mate?
  3. the first ones are lovely Kev, although 40 quid all in and a long wait for them to arrive from china sadly, but if thats the going rate for decent wheels and tyres, so be it eh I do like these ones Frog Jumper suggested, but cannot seem to find em anywhere
  4. Morning gents, Does anyone have any handy web links to some Blackfoot wheels that will fit my sons frog? Thinking of taking the advice of going with BF wheels and adapters and swapping out the front bumper as well for the BF one which is probably a good move for long term fitting of wheels.. I have had a look myself for quite awhile now, any advice on the following links if they would work or not would be awesome. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-TAMIYA-BLACKFOOT-2016-Wheels-Set-Front-Rear-TEC-/312014111503 these ones all look the same size which may look a bit odd as I think he wants chunky front wheels that are slightly smaller than the rears (think boomerang look) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tamiya-Vintage-Monster-Beetle-Wheels-Tyres-Rc-Car-Spares-Blackfoot-Mud-Blaster/373433518900?hash=item56f25f4b34:g:9CAAAOSwuxlgBz0F not sure these would fit as require 12 mm adapters? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-4Pcs-1-10-Rubber-Rally-tyres-tire-Wheel-Rim-12mm-Hex-For-HSP-HPI-Off-Road-Car/124386313544?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200520130048%26meid%3Da6e43a4dbb1d4cfa87d265b0def6142e%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dco%26sd%3D373433518900%26itm%3D124386313544%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithDarwoV3BBEV2b%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 cheers ps, as an update, them cheap and cheerful wheels I bought and linked a good few posts up, there is a reason they were cheap and cheerful, first corner the boomerang took with them and the tyres slid off the rims... oh well, only a tenner eh.
  5. Hopefully enough to keep my boy and I happy for a month or so !
  6. (apologies for sticking these in loads of single posts, i have yet to work out how to add an image then put text under it, followed by a new image) So in a nutshell, with the old MSC the car was like a nippy little rocket. changed to the ESC, and its slow forward, but nippier in reverse, but I guess this is now down to the fact I have to have the trim on the throttle pushed forward quite alot as otherwise, when you turn it on the car just wants to go backwards when the throttle is in 'neutral' all four wheels have drive, it seems to be something linked to the ESC which is all i have changed. we run the same one in my sons frog and thats really nippy.. i wonder is it the old radio gear maybe? its 30 odd years old after all, maybe that needs swapping out but was hoping not.. any ideas anyone?
  7. Superb Terry, thank you for all of your help here Now, sadly.. back to my boomerang ... the new ESC arrived so I removed the old MSC and installed it... and maybe its the old radio gear... it really doesnt go very fast forward, but seems quite nippy in reverse.. pictures below to explain.. also the new ESC, I ran through the setup on it to set it to brushed mode as per the instructions (tbf i only did this after I first tried the boomer after installation and realised it was very slow going forwards, but doing going through that setting has made no difference to the forward speed) Old MSC unit, it seems to be two parts, one part seems like an old servo?
  8. Will do, when it arrives ill take a few 'before pictures' then update this thread with how it goes
  9. also, heres two shots of the two bodyshells that come with the order, whilst i like pink ... I am thinking of either stripping and repainting or just replacing full stop (which might be better as neither one looks in the best nick)
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