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Back in 2012, the world was a different place. For starters, I did not have a Tamiya Striker - until late in the year: Apparently, I had a hankering for something very different, and the Striker was unlike many things before or since. The "sharp wind-cheating Formula 1-style body" [- Tamiya promotional video] and the desire to "hit the trail and strike out the competition" [- also the Tamiya promotional video] led me to acquire one. It was put together during my time in post-secondary school, which meant minimal effort to get it going. The only chassis modification I made at the time was adding the Team CRP front chassis brace and bumper set for the Futaba FX-10. Stickers, different tires, and a painted helmet were all I needed to "enjoy" the Striker experience. I ran that car for two years, after which its run time became sporadic (I even half-heartedly listed it for sale in 2016), to be resurrected in 2021. For all that time, the car retained its controversial front swing-axle suspension. Accompanied by a heavily rear-biased weight distribution and pure friction dampers, the understeer was very tangible. Initially, I accepted it as part of driving a Tamiya Striker, but over time, the intrigue of a double-wishbone conversion at the front end lingered. The time finally arrived when I pushed the Striker a bit too hard and broke both front suspension arms: My wallet made the decision for me to finally abandon the stock front suspension setup: not only were front suspension arms scarce, but they were expensive! It was cheaper to attempt modifications than to shell out for NOS parts, and so the trials of customization and testing commenced. The first iteration used Grasshopper II parts: Citing similarities between the Striker and Grasshopper II, I came to learn that about the only front-end components those two models had in common were wheels and tires. I did manage to make it functional, if not entirely useful... And so begins the modification of a humble Tamiya Striker!
To fund new projects..... Prices are for paypal gift and inc. UK shipping (overseas shipping, please contact me) To be sent on or near to the 14th July (they are all in storage and obtaining shipping boxes could take a while) See showroom for pics! 1x NIB Rising Fighter (no esc) £55 1x NIB Fast Attack Vehicle (no esc) £105 1x NIB Super Hotshot (no esc) £215 1x New Built Fast Attack Vehicle £140 (£100 without esc and rx) c/w etronix probe 12t esc with traxxas connector and spektrum receiver, built with ball bearings, sport tuned motor and steel pinion 1x New built Rising Fighter £50 comes with tamiya esc (i think) with traxxas connector, built with ball bearings and steel pinion 1x New built Super Hotshot £180 without esc and rx £150 Built with ball bearings and crp front stabilizer and steel pinion with etronix probe escape with traxxas connector and spektrum receiver Used gold wheels and new oval block tyres fitted, kit gold wheels and spike tyres included (unused)