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  1. Hi, I’m wondering if someone can explain what are the main differences between the TRF201XM and TRF211XM please. I know the TRF201XM has the aluminium chassis while the TRF211XM has the FRP chassis. Am I also right in assuming that the aluminium racing steering set 42258, the aluminium rear uprights (54245 and 54246) and various other hop ups for TRF201 can also be used on the 211XM? Many thanks Justin
  2. Hi, I’m wondering if someone can explain what are the main differences between the TRF201XM and TRF211XM please. I know the TRF201XM has the aluminium chassis while the TRF211XM has the FRP chassis. Am I also right in assuming that the aluminium racing steering set 42258, the aluminium rear uprights (54245 and 54246) and various other hop ups for TRF201 can also be used on the 211XM? Many thanks Justin
  3. Hey guys! I am currently looking into rebuilding and modifying my old Fighter Buggy RX for some track use (obviously wont be competitive) and for some general light bashing too but i am too unsure of what tires I should use? (Sticking with standard buggy tire size) The surface would mainly be some pavement, light grass, gravel / dirt. I was looking at the Proline tires Front : Proline 4 Rib M3 Compound Rear : Proline Holeshot M3 Compound Or Schumacher cactus / others. The problem is, the DT01 chassis isnt great.. And I just want slightly better grip tires for her to handle without constantly rolling over from having too much high grip, what do you guys think / recommend? Also, i should point out Im not a fan of the carson tires.. I know they are decent and all terrain but the look is 🤮.
  4. Morning guys and girls. As many are aware Tamiya never made a buggy based on the TB-01 Chassis, they did how ever make a truggy based on it (but i wasnt aware of that before i decided to undertake this project). Plan. Take my TB01, add some wide arms, taller shock tower on the rear, throw on some suspension and see what happens. Whilst trying to use only Tamiya parts. The actual outcome. 1st job. Find a set of suspension arms that will fit. After some advice from XVPilot on arm widths, i decided the cheapest option was to go for TL-01B arms. But rather than buy just the arms. I bought a complete doner vehicle and stripped it for all the bits. Pics will follow and ill update throughout the day.
  5. This arrived to me from Hong Kong on 27/4/16 I bought it from Jazrider on eBay. Huge update and more pictures tomorrow.
  6. Just thought I'd show off my newly built Neo Scorcher. Bought from eBay, in Metallic Pink. It's got several hop ups and several more on the way. It's mainly for bashing, but the wife has ok'd it for shelf use. So the body, wheels and shocks will be coming off to stay looking pretty. The electrics are stating fairly standard, might swap out to a brushless motor, but I'll be keeping with NiHM batteries or possibly some LiFe ones. Hop ups are:- Jazrider - Alloy steering, alloy prop, alloy prop cups and bearing set. Tamiya - Alloy motor mount (to be fitted), FRP rear shock tower, FRP front tower (on order) heat sink (also on order) Runner body will be another Neo Scorcher, with FTX wheels.
  7. Hi, I recently bought a TRF801Xt in near new condition with an electric conversion set. These machines were designed and built in the USA by Tamiya USA in an attempt to enter the highly popular 1:8 truggy market and racing scene in the States. Here in Europe however, it didn’t catch on and maybe wasn’t even ever released officially. Anyhow, I got one and it’s huuuuugggeee! Haven’t run it yet, still waiting for the ESC and motor, but in anticipation on those parts I began a hunt for spare parts. Tamico do have some official replacement parts on stock, but that’s about the only supplier in the EU it seems... However, because the design is very much based on other existing, sometimes very succesful truggy designs there may be the possibility of interchangeable parts amongst types and/or brands. I already found some tips online; - The arms are of the same dimensions as the Xray XT8 arms. The hubs will not fit however, so you need those as well. The Xray arms work with the standard CVA driveshafts apparently. The Xray arms are much more durable. - With the Xray XT8 arms you can use the Kyosho ST-RR hubs apparently. - The shock bladders are leaky and not up to the task. The Losi LOSA5430 bladders are a 1:1 fit and are far better. - The shockboots from Losi also seem to fit. No part nr known to me. I’m still looking for some other interchangeable parts, like: - spur gear (center diff gear) - shockshaft o-rings (3,5 mm?) - bodies - skid plates - shocks in general There are so many truggies out there that SEEM almost exactly the same, so there MUST be some interchangeability amongst them. Who can help make this thread a go-to place for every TRF801X(t) enthousiast who’s looking for a reasonably priced way to keep their truggy running?
  8. So if you want to jump straight to the changes from buggy to truggy/truck and an explanation of sorts as to why jump straight to it here... ——— So as the title tells you I’m a total beginner at this so be gentle! I was unsure whether to do a build as I imagine it’ll be of little interest to the veterans, but maybe someone in my shoes at some point will come across it and find it of use. Here goes then. I’ve wanted an R/C on and off for years but never got round to it until now (is that a recurring adult theme?) It was a definite heart over head moment as I did virtually no research(!) and pretty much jumped straight in. I looked at a few RTR’s but beyond the ease of getting up and running and the possible initial reduced cost I wanted the build part. If I’m honest that’s the part that’s most appealing to me, at the minute at least. So from that I started looking at Tamiya kits and was initially looking at 4wd kits but then I came across @ThunderDragonCy build and was totally drawn in by the build and tweaks he had done and bit the bullet on a 2wd DT03 Racing Fighter. Thinking about it afterwards I feel that was the right choice. Although the 4wd kits are by the look of it more involved to build I feel they would be less fun in use, possibly too easy whereas the 2wd kits once built and running should be more fun/challenging to drive. Time will tell...plus I can buy a 4wd later! So to start I just bought the kit with the CVA shocks, ESC and Torque Tuned Motor, but nothing else beyond buying some bearings, although I did buy a couple more bits a few days later but I’ll detail those as they come up in the build. The plan is to research the rest, (servo/batteries/transmitter and receiver) as I go. I’m in no rush and at the moment have very limited time to build the car anyway (first clue for you all that this won’t be a quick build thread!) Nothing exciting at first but I’ll be sure to document any issues etc I come across as a novice builder and then later with use I’ll share any tweaks etc. And if you’ve made it this far, well done 😂 So then, to begin...
  9. Buggy has been sold
  10. So ... I'm think it of selling my buggy collection as I only really collect cars, but somehow have managed to aquire 5 buggies. Any thoughts on values, sell individual or job lot etc. Bigwig has box, esc and receiver Blazing Star has esc and receiver Boomerang has original MSC and receiver Grass Hopper 2 has original MSC and receiver Thunder Shot has original MSC and receiver I probally have instructions for the big wig. All are used, but I believe are complete and all have servos (1 or two depending on set up). The Thunder Shot is missing the head of the driver. Your thoughts are much appreciated.
  11. So... finally getting around to my GMADE GOM GR01 build. Just started today, and I'll post up progress as I go along. Follow this build on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnWfHyV3LtMDMZgIz1Muh2tDJhRxhYztU Build Details: GMADE GOM GR01 Rock Buggy Kit GMADE GOM Sway bar set (Titanium gray) GM30115 (available on eBay) GMADE GR01 Aluminum rear shock brace (Titanium gray) GM30080 (available on eBay) GMADE GR01 Aluminum slipper plate GM30073 (available on eBay) GMADE GA60 Brass steering knuckle bushing (4) GM30076 (available on eBay) GMADE GR01 Machined M4 99mm Upper Link (Titanium gray) GM30105 (available on eBay) GMADE GR01 Aluminum trailing arm (Titanium gray) GM30107 (available on eBay) GMADE GR01 Aluminum HI/LO Shift Fork GM30087 (available on eBay) GMADE GA60 CVA kit GM30062 (available on eBay) GMADE GR01 Aluminum Skid Plate (Titanium Gray) GM30111 (available on eBay) JunFac GA60 Aluminum Panhard Bar Axle Mount (Titanium Gray) J30009 (available on eBay) JunFac Hardened Universal Shaft for GMADE GOM Rock Buggy J90036 (available on eBay) GMADE Aluminum Shock Upper Ball 8x8.5mm Red GM0020095 (available on eBay) Vanquish 25T Aluminum Servo Horn (available on eBay) Pro-Line 2.2 Single Stage Rock Crawling Foam (for use with stock GMADE MT-2202 Tires) Pro-Line 2.2 Dual Stage Closed Cell Crawl Foam (for use with Pro-Line Hyrax 2.2 Tires) Motor: Brushed - Traxxas Titan 21T Brushless - SkyRC Ares Pro 540 Modified 8.5T (4100Kv), or Holmes Hobbies PULLER PRO BL 540 STANDARD (3500kv) Electronics: Hobbywing WP-1080 Brushed ESC Or Castle Creations Mamba X FlySky R6B 2.4GHz 6-Channel Receiver FlySky GT-3C 2.4 GHz Radio Savox SC-1283SG Servo - (for steering) Savox SC-0254MG Servo - (for shifting) Tools / Materials: Versachem Brake Caliper Grease 45 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station Tamiya Side Cutter DEWALT DCF610S2R 12V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Chuck Screwdriver Kit MIP Metric Speed Tip Set MIP9512 Noleen SF3 Grease (on eBay) Tamiya PS-30 Brilliant Blue Tamiya PS-5 Black Upgrades on the way JunFac Hardened Steel 32P 16T 1st gear (LO) (J30020) (available on eBay) JunFac Hardened Steel 32P 35T 1st gear (LO) (J30021) (available on eBay) JunFac Hardened Steel 32P 21T 2nd gear (HI) (J30022) (available on eBay) JunFac Hardened Steel 32P 30T 2nd gear (HI) (J30023) (available on eBay) JunFac Hardened Steel 32P 22T Transfer Case Gear (J30024) (available on eBay) JunFac Hardened Steel 32P 40T Transfer Case Gear (J30025) (available on eBay) JunFac Hardened Steel 32P 40T Transfer Case Dig Gear (J30026) (available on eBay) Gmade GOM JunFac GA60 Aluminum Straight Axle Adapter Gray Set RC Cars #J30011 (available on eBay)
  12. Not sure this qualifies for Build or Design Thread. After watching The Grand Tour's VW Beach Buggies, i've decided to make a similar replica of Richard's modified Beach Buggy :-) Here's where I am starting with a Holiday Buggy on a DT-02, not going to make too scale. Just some modification that makes it looks a bit scale -ish.. list of things done so far... 1) full lights 2) Animated Driver, head and arms on steering wheel 3) roll-cage. similar ?
  13. I have been pondering something for a while and thought I'd throw it out to the community to see if anyone out there actually had an answer one way or another. The question is this: Do the wings on 1/10 RC buggies actually do what they are supposed to do, namely generate a noticeable quantity of downforce? This question needs a bit of qualification as some wings – see those on buggies like the Boomerang, Hotshot, Hornet and the like – are clearly just there for aesthetic reasons, as there is no way that their shape and size could possible generate anything useful in the way of downforce. I was looking at the cars featured in the report on the Romsey '87 Worlds which @a.w.k. posted recently and it is possible that the big, gated bucket wings on some of the competitors might have had some effect, especially since they would have been fitted to cars much quicker, lighter and better balanced than your average Tamiya backyard basher. But then again, 1/10 buggies will generally have the drag coefficient of a grand piano and operate on rough surfaces that make aerodynamics very much a secondary requirement after mechanical grip, so will anything added to them make any difference? I have seen special bodies for US oval racers which feature slippery sports car-type shapes, kick-up rear wings and big transparent Lexan air dams on either side to harness the air flow over the car and almost force it to generate downforce. Given the smooth surfaces these cars race on and the high speeds they attain, this seems viable, if aesthetically ugly. But I have my suspicions that 1/10 buggy wings are purely there for show. Removing them would certainly change the car's handling, but this would happen if you removed any sizeable object mounted that far above the car's centre of gravity. On the Worlds cars in the article mentioned earlier, it could be that they served no function except acting as banners for sponsors, much like the airboxes on F1 cars, which are there purely because they are the most obvious surfaces on the car and therefore provide the most valuable advertising real estate. The wire wing mounts on most of those cars would also flex so much under load and vibration that they would surely render the attached wing almost useless. Has anyone ever tested a 1/10 buggy in a wind tunnel? Does anyone here know or have a good idea if the wings have any real effect?
  14. Hi people! This is a new project. This is a long term project. I will need many time to complete it because it will have custom parts. I'm sure you will like it so follow this thread and stay tuned. Max
  15. After finishing my DT-03 Bug-Truck, which is basically a DT-03T with a beetle shell and offroad tires, and after taking this picture with the Racing Fighter and the Neo Scorcher, I thought about giving the Bug a 4WD brother.
  16. Hi, I need to identify this buggy; he looks like a Tamiya BigWig. It is possible that I could buy because it because it is cheap. Is it another release of a Tamiya buggy with 58047 chassis ? Or is a clone ? Any help appreciated. Cheers,
  17. I want to mount a camera on 1 or 2 of my buggies , just to record some video - What camera would you guys recommend ? Not really looking to spend a ton, but would like a good quality image - Also, is there a way to protect from rollover damage or would the regular clear plastic case handle that? Never owned a Gopro - so any advice would be great! thanks
  18. Hard times are happening around here, so regretfully I am listing the following models for sale: - Tamiya Striker (58061) - Tamiya Lancia Rally (58040) [sorted] - Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 (58441) - Tamiya Avante Black Special (84270) [sold] All four are in complete, used, working condition. The Striker is near-box-art (except for front cockpit screen and driver torso). It has been fitted with alloy rear wheel hubs, a modified Team CRP front chassis brace, and ball bearings all around (sealed types at the front wheels). The car shows signs of wear and use, with some tattered decals - it was definitely a runner, and will be cleaned before shipping. Many of the spares from my other TamiyaClub sale listing will be included in the sale of this car. Looking for $225 CAD, shipped worldwide. [Lancia Rally sorted] The Buggy Champ is finished in dark-green with box-art decals. It is fitted with the hop-up ball differential, an aluminium chassis, a homemade switch cover, and a set of Tamtech GB-01 aeration dampers all around. Of the four, this car is in the most-used state, and could benefit from a restoration. Looking for $200 CAD, shipped worldwide. [Avante Black Special sold] These cars are being sold with their electronics; upon request they can be removed at a discount. I am listening to offers and will negotiate via PM. These cars are located in Canada. I have PayPal; payment a gift preferred. Thank you for reading. Edit: Note that I will be absent from May 11th - 28th, so communications will be sparse during that time, and shipments delayed until the 29th.
  19. Does anyone know where I can get a chassis cover for a Holiday Buggy 2010? Thanks :-)
  20. Sold pending payment For sale. Front and rear big bore aeration buggy shocks made by Tamiya. Full alloy bodies with alloy caps. Tamiya Part Number 54504 and 54505 with 54506 and 54508 (i think for the 54508) Comes with the extra sets of front and rear springs for these shocks. And all mounting hardware. Ive had them fitted to my TT02B but ive never ran them. There is a slight mark ontop of one of the caps. Selling them as im not going to fully use them as Tamiya intended. £75 inc postage and fees. Royal Mail 1st class signed. Pics on request as i cant get them uploaded it on here. Whatsapp - 07543967949 https://www.dropbox.com/s/pwpknyylghdhgdu/FB_IMG_1490372212930.jpg?dl=0
  21. Hi Very rare tamiya kit NIB. Will consider selling this kit if i get the right prize. or trade in a Tamiya Astute in great condition. Please contact me per email. Ole.hundhammer@gmail.com Regards Ole Christian Hundhammer Norway
  22. got my "new" falcon in house but the tires are dry rotten and hard as can be. measured the rims and they are around 1.75inch at the beat front and rear? correct? what tire alternatives are out there? and what cars use the same size? (for reference for others with the same size wheels) found for the rear jconceps 1.7. will these fit? and the jconcept 1.9 ribbed for the front? (to big but maybe they stretch a litlle on 1.9) really want to stick with the stock wheels and rather make tires fit than change to a decent size wheel.
  23. As above. Need both front and rear. But dont need the other parts that come on the parts tree.
  24. This is my rebuild thread of my Baja King. Originally I bought this to strip for parts for another project, but I've decided to rebuild it and use it instead. Plans include:- New Chassis New Body Posts New Suspension Towers DT-03 Oil Shocks 3800kv Castle Motor 80a Hobbywing ESC Savox 1257TG
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