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The Jet Hopper was my first 'offroad' R/C car back in the day (around 1986). I remember to have the black version back then, but today the red version comes up more often. In 2004 I purchased a red one from ebay, but something apart from the colour was wrong. I wanted to have the car exactly as I remember it from the early days and the tires were different. Research on internet forums brought up different rear tires and I remember mine to have the balloon 'Hornet' style tires like the two cars in the pictures. But there was also something wrong with the front tires. Mine (in 1986) had the high profile tires shown on the boxart, but all cars on ebay had the low profile tires. I decided to wait until one with 'my' original tires will come up and it took a whopping 6 years until that happened. This is the black car you see in the pictures, which has the - for me - correct wheels front and rear. Unfortunately the US seller won't ship to overseas, but with the help of one of our great TC members 'Old_RC_Lover' it made its way over the pond.
Please note: in the pictures below I painted the outer edge of front tires of the runner black so they match more the look of the deep profile tires of the shelfer. Just to make it more confusing ;)
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