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Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

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1 hour ago, trexfan said:

thanks for that 

As if any of us really needed a reason to buy another car or two or three. 

Any idea on the arm widths then?

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3 hours ago, geniusanthony said:

Does that mean I can make a fair semblance of an upgraded monster racer by starting with a SA base. Would this be in the appropriate lineage and are the arms long enough where stadium truck wheels would wind up in the right place? (I'm speaking of the track width)

I'm not familiar enough with any of these cars to say for sure, but having had a quick look at the 58086 Hilux manual, my guess would be yes. I think the easiest way to get something near would be seeing if Mad Bull front steering arms with the long axles fit the c hubs on the SA. If they do, you can buy some Blitzer Beetle or Aqroshot wheels (same wheels, just orange or white colour), some Schumacher truck tyres and foams (I would recommend Stagger Rib fronts and Mini Spikes rear in yellow compound) to get the look. You would have to lash up something for body mounts, and you might want to fit a Dyna Storm front tower (Fibre Lyte do a repro carbon fibre version) to get short shocks on the front instead of mini shocks. Maybe @GTodd or someone with direct experience of the Monster Racer and Astute can give you some better advice.

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Hey!!!! The only parts the monster racer/KingCab shares with the Astute is the transmission. Every other part is different to include the chassis. I'm sure you could convert an Astute or Super Astute to a stadium truck in the vein of the conversions from back in the day before the Kingcabs, RC10ts etc came out. 

I couldn't find any more ball differential rebuild kits for the transmissions , I just converted my one KingCab to the Rere Super Astute transmission. The new TTC is a very nice mod for vintage Astutes and Kingcab/Monster Racers. 

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Is the new TTC a noisy gearbox? I ask because I just installed one in my KingCab and no matter how loose or tight I make the slipper the gearbox makes a clicking noise anytime it experiences an impact. The kind of noise a gearbox makes when it's missing a tooth yet all the internals are as.new.

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Crickets :)  This thing is driving me nuts!!!! Why did they make the gear pitch so fine???!!!!! I just wanted totry out the "improved" gearbox, not too impressed!

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Having not built one yet, I hope that a resolution presents itself. 

Bump for visibility and best of luck.

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I never noticed that with my re-re Super Astute I built a couple of months back. It never ran on anything too tricky, but seemed nice and smooth. Certainly nothing heard above brushed motor and tire noises

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GTodd, is it a re re gearbox you are having trouble with?

 

I had problems with spur shaft alignment due to misfitting the A3 part, could cause a click

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On 8/2/2019 at 11:54 PM, Snappy1 said:

GTodd, is it a re re gearbox you are having trouble with?

 

I had problems with spur shaft alignment due to misfitting the A3 part, could cause a click

Thank you sir, I'll be giving that a look!

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