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The Lunchbox and Midnight Pumpkin are both much loved Tamiya RCs, sharing the same chassis they are pretty iconic cars with a ton of nice mods available for them. There is a lot of great information about these mods all over the web but nowhere (that I've come across) is there one neat and tidy resource for people to refer to. Well after chatting with TC Forum user 'skip665' we've decided to develop one great thread on TamiyaClub that has all of this information in it.

I intend to keep all the information at the top of the thread, updating it as people post info along the way.

The aim is to list, detail and generally point people in the right direction of all the great 'easy to do' mods on these cars. I'm going to try and steer clear of advanced stuff (put your CNC machines away guys) as I want these to be accessible to the average hobbyist.

First of all, let me thank the following companies who have agreed for me to use their images and link to their products (i'll keep adding to the list as I hear back from more companies). I'll also refrain from posting images of products where I don't have direct permission from the owners of said images. In these cases I'll substitute with 'real life' images of TC members cars who have given me permission to use their images.

Miniature Manufacturing - Producer of Alloy Upgrades (make sure you email them when placing an order as they're having issues with their site at present)

Team CRP - The only place to buy the legendary FX10 Front arm Kits

RCbearings.co.uk - Supplier of pretty much any RC Bearing you could want

JunFac.com - More Alloy goodness!


1. Body

2. Chassis/Drivetrain

3. Front Suspension

4. Rear Suspension

5. Motor

6. Steering

1. Body

Lunchbox Alloy Body Mounts


Available here: Lunchbox Alloy Body Mounts

Pumpkin Alloy Body Mounts


Available here: Pumpkin Alloy Body Mounts

2. Chassis/Drivetrain

Full bearing kit


Available here: Full Bearing Kit

Alloy Rear Wheel Hub Mounts (Pair)


Available here: Alloy Rear Wheel Hub Mounts (Pair)

2.2" Foam Tyre Inserts


Available here: Foam Tyre Inserts

3. Front Suspension

Alloy front suspension mounts (for standard shocks)


Available Here: Alloy front suspension mounts (for standard shocks)

Oil Filled Shock Absorbers

Most popular ones are Ansmann 75mm or 85mm (or a combination of the two) but most oil shocks will be fine


Available here: Oil Filled Shock Absorbers

CRP FX-10 Front Suspension Arms


Available here: CRP FX-10 Front Suspension Arms

Also recommended is the Hardware Kit


Available here: Hardware Kit

4. Rear Suspension

Alloy Rear Suspension Mounts (for standard shocks)


Available here: Alloy Rear Suspension Mounts (for standard shocks)

3rd or 5th Shock mod (Depending on what you prefer to call it)

Best thing I can do here is link to these YouTube videos



Junfac Adjustable Alloy Rear Shock Mounts


Available here: Junfac Adjustable Alloy Rear Shock Mounts

5. Motor

Lunchbox Alloy Motor Heatsink


Available here: Lunchbox Alloy Motor Heatsink

Midnight Pumpkin Alloy Motor Heatsink


Available here: Midnight Pumpkin Alloy Motor Heatsink

6. Steering

Junfac Alloy Steering Knuckles


Available here: Junfac Alloy Steering Knuckles

Centred Steering Servo



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Nice idea, I look forward to seeing this all in one place.

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14 hours ago, ultraburger said:


Bump for a great resource... even though some link/images are extinct :D


I second this. This whole site was very helpful when I was getting my eBay Metallic Pumpkin on the road . 

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