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  1. Great lists of cars! I can almost understand why no Jugg rere. It didn’t sell well and the TXT and Clod are still in production. But come on, bring back the OG Astute, use the original trans but with the rere egress Ball Differential. Same for the Kingcab, they have the parts! Just do it! Or for ultimate performance combine the rere super astute trans with the Egress Ball Differential!
  2. I agree the EVO came from a time where race buggies still looked like buggies and not just something to go fast around the track. I’m going to build it with a few choice options to increase durability. Looking at the parts from Serbia that are on eBay that reinforce the rear shock tower, I might buy the entire kit and use the other pieces on my stalled EVO build. Can anyone recommend a titanium hex screw set for the build?
  3. I’ve been wanting a NIB EVO since it was released and I was 16 years old. I finally have one. I live in the great old USA. I ordered the kit 8 days ago and I just received it in perfect condition! Build to come after Christmas.
  4. I finally pulled the trigger on a rere EVO. I didn’t have any reservation and I really want one. I live in America and I’ve been waiting for an American vendor to get one. Any way I digress. There have been a bunch of OMG can’t believe tamiya brought this car back: Bruiser, Avante, Egress, etc. Im not sure what would get me excited again. A Kingcab would but I don’t think it’ll happen now, been two years since the Super Astute came out. What would do it for you? 959? OG Astute? Juggernaut…..
  5. I’m surprised that there isn’t more excite for the EVO. I’ve given up on getting one from an American vendor, seems Tower had been on back order since July. Just ordered one from Jazz. Im super excited. Will be my last purchase, that is until Tamiya decides to do an OG Astute , KingCab variant, or a new legit 4wd.
  6. The body is hideous but Im hopeful!!!! Its a new chassis, the front arms look to be of modern materials and the front arms have mounting provisions for real shocks. Hopefully this is an actual new chassi with new ball and gear differential options, slipper clutch etc. Why on earth did they use the old top force wheels??????
  7. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. I havent been this excited for a rere since the Avante and the Bruiser. And I cant get one! Ive been on Tower Hobbies back order list since it hit their site. My card is on file, and Im just waiting. The site went from expected June to now expected July grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
  8. AWESOME!!! Clear equals paint from the inside. Awesome project, excited to see this one!
  9. I run my vintage Astsute with the rere Super differential. As stated use the RC10 B4 spur with slipper pads, additionally use differential putty in the gear differential. Go light on in unitl you get the feel that you want. Jazrider makes Aluminum hubs for the OG not sure what they have for the Super. Pergu makes metal rear suspension mounts and front bulk head. Id look into those, they were the week link on the originals.
  10. Yep just jam it in there! Works perfectly!
  11. ^^^^ on point! I feel exactly the same way and have had similar results. The only reason why I recommend the Super Astute Trans is the current ease of finding points.
  12. Found it! I had it in the rere forum. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/topic/87383-tamiya-47381-super-astute-2018/&page=20
  13. I had the same EXACT problem in the rere Super Astute Trans that I put in my Astute. The issue is almost the same as the one AE had with their rere World's car. I solved it by replacing the black insert with a ball bearing of the same size. Issue solved. I'll look for the thread now.
  14. GTodd

    RC10T2 Re-build

    Welp my phone died last week and I mustve had sync turned off, sorry. Missed the shock part. I cleaned up the shocks, added new seals, and used 35 weight shock oil in all 4 corners. They feel very good!!!!! And heres how we now sit. Shocks on! Almost there. Im currently soaking the wheels in order to try and save them, order a body (thank you JConcepts), ordered a servo, and debating on running a Reedy Brushless that i Have in the Worlds or stick with the Novak/Reedy Stock motor that it cam with.
  15. GTodd

    RC10T2 Re-build

    Following along with the instructions it was time to assemble the rear bulkkead/shocktower/body monts. The shock towers are ~4MM fibreglass, graphite is prettier, but not needed. Cleaned and ready to assemble. Together again! Ready to be a module again (per AEs manual, goofy name) Very Tidy!!!! Looking goooooooooooooooooooooood.
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