Model: (Click to see more) 99998: Kyosho
Status: Extra info
Date: 12-Feb-2019
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This is the first of two Kyosho Double Dares that I purchased from Ebay in January 2018 for $175 USD and sold in February 2019. Typical of a 30-year old r/c vehicle, the truck demonstrated the common signs of wear and tear but overall it was in very good shape. It only required the replacement of the front right drive shaft and repair of the upper link in the same area which the seller did not mention in his auction so he compensated me by sending a set of new aftermarket Monster Beetle rims/tires. :) It came with the original Lemans 05 stock motors, period-correct Futaba radio and steering servo, Hitec receiver, Tekin Rebel ESC and a green Chevy pick-up with some Grave Digger decals. Obviously, that body was not correct so I sold it in order to fund the purchase a proper, used/original Nissan pick-up body in box-art livery that you see in the pictures which I was lucky to find for a reasonable price. I gave it a light cleaning, bundled all the wiring neatly and added a period-correct Pro-tech 'super charger' AC/DC 702 battery charger and Sanyo 6-cell battery pack to make it RTR. I sold it for $142.50 USD to a lucky Ebay winner in Michigan, USA. I never had one of these as a kid but did own the very similar USA-1 that I built from NIB back in the mid 90's and eventually sold it in 2007. Fortunately, I have another used Double Dare in great condition that I'm going to keep as a runner. Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.

1 I love the box-art livery. Lemans 05 stock motors provide plenty of torque. A little smaller than a USA-1. USA-1 came with more powerful Mega 360 motors. Very reliable set-up. Nice period-correct accessories. My Ebay auction picture. Original Ebay auction picture - as I received it.

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...


Tamiya Guy 79


One of my favourite monster trucks ever...brilliant



@Tamiya Guy 79: Thanks!, Yes, while I'm thoroughly a 'Tamiya guy' myself, I've come to appreciate the brilliance of this vintage MT and I'm glad I added one to my collection.

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