GTodd

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  1. GTodd

    Traxxas Blazer!!!!!

    So I went oin the traxxas sire to look at the Xmaxx and their 1/5 stadium truck, I know Im behind the times but man that blazer looks AMAZING!!!! Any of you have one of these? Or atleast the chassis? Do any of them come with a hard body?
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    Decent track buggy

    No worries not judging, cant tell you how many rear top force gearboxes Ive broken!
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    Decent track buggy

    Well geez if you put it on it's roof or nose it into a landing it's going to brake. The original Avante and Egress broke sitting on the shelf!
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    Traxxas Xmaxx

    Good Morning gang I want a monster truck, 90% of the time my RC cars and trucks are enjoyed in my back yard with my kids. Once in a while i get to a track, because of that fact I think my next RC will be a monster truck. I really want a Tamiya such as a TXT, I dont like the TXT2 and to get it to look like a TXT would send my total cost to over 600. NIB TXT prices are insane and I wont even try to get a Jugg. That leaves me with the Xmaxx, it is a little more money than I want to spend, but once I get a TXT2 to where I want it to be id be at 90% of an Xmaxx price anyway. So convince me I dont want an Xmaxx, or is that even possible??? Come on Tamiya give us a 1/5 vehicle already!
  5. Oooo, just post the pics!!! Good luck with the transaction gents!
  6. When built as directed the ball differentials are quite robust and smooth. As stated they won't feel locked. Wait for the spring to bottom out and then loosen up as directed. Mine have lasted countless track and bashing sessions with out issue .
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    Decent track buggy

    A couple people mentioned the Egress ruggedness as a concern. Maybe this is true for the original, however the new one is bulletproof. The differentials are bulletproof as well. I've been running a Novak 10.5 brushless in the chassis for nearly 6 years with nothing broken ( was installed in my BS Avante first). I've launched these cars off 1/8 scale off-road triples, hit stationary objects, and various other cars, and nothing has broken. Additionally being that the chassis family has been around now 7 years parts are everywhere.
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    Decent track buggy

    I'd like to add one more opinion on the matter šŸ˜‰. The Egress is a great back yard and track runner. The modifications Tamiya did with the original design and new plastic materials have made it a really rugged basher that is fun on the track.
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    Slash 4x4 heat on 3s.

    Your geaing and how long you ae running your truck is causing your heat issues.
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    Traxxas Xmaxx

    Great advice gang. It's not that I'm comparing capability of the two trucks but price. One where are you guys finding txt2s for 300 euros? Two once I get a TXT-2 to where I want it to be I'm going to be close to what a TMaxx costs even though they are in complete different classes.
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    Decent track buggy

    Id get thebuild. DB01RR(R). For genreral running my opinion is that a 4wd is more fun, easier to handle and more interesting to build.
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Wow, habing the autograph of the designer! That is amazing, it's like getting, Carol Shelby to sign the glove box door!! That is very cool.
  13. As Im sure most of you know Ive got a thing for Monster Racers and King Cabs. This has only been fueled by the recent King Cab rebuild that is underway. This Monster Racer was given to me Christmas Day 1991 and has been a consistent runner since then. Original Body, 1991 Christmas Spec. I added Hi-caps in 2014, I purchased these pro-line progresive springs last year. They are PERFECT for this truck. Great in the back yard and track. I added limiters inside the shocks to get the ride heigh perfect, more race truck, less monster truck now. Tamiya gave these trucks tons of suspension travel. The biggest change from original was the addition of the AE Stealth transmision. I am STRONG proponent of the Astute/Kingcab ball differential, but the lack of spares made me search out a solution. With the conversion kit the stealth is a drop in and there are countless spares and options to look toward. After a year of running the ball differential and slipper are still perfect. Bottom plate that makes fitting the stealth possible And here is the stealth in all its glory. Lipo power I absolutley love these trucks and feel that Tamiya need to rere these. Will they stand a chance against modern race trucks, no. Can they compete with Stampedes ETC, yes. Rere these trucks with the Super Astute Transmision, modify the chassis mold to fit more widly available lipos and you have a hit on your hands, again.
  14. Wow I havent updated this since July 18, going to start a new thread.
  15. Im not sure why the king cab line of trucks aren't more popular on here. I remember re-reading the RC Car Action article on the Monster Racer dozens of times when it came out (anyone got a scan?). I got the truck that Christmas, 92? I built it in two days. Loved it! Same good trans as the Astute (I never had any issues, maybe I know how to fallow instructions ), seemed bullet proof. I tossed in a Novak Brushless this past year when I picked the truck up from my parents place. Still rips, still tough! Amazingly it handled my local tracks stadium truck geared layout well. Anyway, nothing is broken, needs a cleaning, and a rebuild. Ill keeping the original and crack free body and paint. My Dad painted it for me years ago. I got some over spray on it years latter painting an Astute body, alcohol should fix that. The only thing I need to source are some NIB decals and rear tires. As it sits now. http://imageshack.com/i/m90bdgj]http://imageshack.com/i/0uaiz6j]http://imageshack.com/i/5gi0uyj]http://imageshack.com/i/0f1iz9j]
  16. There are cars that are faster and/or handle better none are as pretty or as fun to build.

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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    Yeah, unfortunaltley like the ferrari 308/328 and ANY aircooled 911 I missed the bus on the RC10 Rere. I always wanted one because I wanted to see what the big deal was. Ive been running a Stealth in my Monster Racer for the past year and Im truley impressed with its smoothness and reliability, interested in what the rest of the car is like.
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    Yep!!! There are tons. Iā€™m ordering one next month and a worlds RC10, probably a TXT as well.
  19. I vote for slab side ATeam van!
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    Has anyone tried different brand/model's sliper pads and spurs in order to use 48p?
  21. Good Evening all. I didn't ever plan to build or restore a King Cab. I still have my monster racer that I got Christmas Day 1991. I love that thing and only just recently replaced the transmision for the stealth as it was getting really hard to get spares for the ball differential, whose weakness is HEAVILY over exagerated. Any way, through the years I collected alot of spares in order to keep the monster racer going. As I ws going through parts for my Astute restoration I relized I had enough parts to build another monster racer other than the chassid, so I decided to do a King cab. I purchased a chassis from ebay and got robbed, cracks and other issues made it unuseable for a build. Everyday for a month I search ebay for kingcab stuff then last week I stumbled onto an auction with no views, watching, or bids. It was listed a little odd, I stole the auction. I won the King Cab with a classic nearly perfect Magnum JR radio for 99.00 US!!! I won it on Monday and it was at my house Thursday! I gave it a quick once over and other than the body which I'll try to use Tamiya Lexan cleaner on this thing looks perfect! The differential feels new, the shocks are silky smooth, and the chassis looks mint! Even the mechanical speed control works, which will stay. The tires are gone, but whatever the plan is to get some prolines. I dont need the radio, its perfect other than the door which of course is mssing its latch. If you want it make an offer, I dont know what its worth. Keeping the servos. The plan is to strip it down, clean everything, replace what I need with the spares I have and posibly upgrade with all AMPRO parts, keeping the stock motor and MSC, ordering TBG body and MCI decals.
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    What other spur gears can you use? What slipper clutch is this rere super astute based on? TRF201? The Durga?
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    King Cab Restoration

    I just took this out for a shake down run, man what good fun!!! Tamiya rere this thing already!!!!! Drop in the Egress ball differential in there and itd be Indestructible!! Seriously gang if you don't have one of these you need to get one! Great on the track and/or the back yard.
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    King Cab Restoration

    I am VERY Happy how this re-buid turned out. The wheels came up nice and white, the shocks are gleaming yellow, the proline tires are period correct and great for the yard, and heck I even got the MSC working!!!! TBG body and MCI decals are on order, now I can get back to work on the Astute! Ive also orderd the Super Astute re-re gear train, not sure if this will get it or the Astute, the Monster Racer utilizes the Stealth Conversion. Time will tell I guess!!!!
  25. This looks absolutely FANTASTIC!!!