Model: (Click to see more) 99998: Kyosho
Status: New built
Date: 25-Apr-2006
Comments: 20
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A few years ago I started building the what I considered to be the ultimate 'HOT TRICK' hopped up Optima. Using components from Hot Trick, Parma, Kyosho, CRP,RSS and T2M among others. I wanted the basis to be on the Hot Trick chassis, using as many other hop up parts that were compatible with this system along the way.



This baby has some pretty tricky mods up its sleeve: One way front end, Belt drive conversion, limited slip rear diff, trailing arm rear suspension, captive ball joints, alloy wheels, full Hot Trick chassis, CRP Tyres and RSS alloy wheels.....just to name a few.



I dreamt about owning something like this when I was racing all those years ago - however Hot Trick product was not overly popular here in Australia (I LOVED IT!!) and was prohibitavely expensive. Not much has changed on the cost front - however with the number of people unearthing old school hop ups around the world they seem more plentiful now than they were back then. (More that the world is becoming a global village I suppose). This baby has taken me about 4 years to get it to where it is today, finding all the parts from the four corners of the globe - now all I have to do is decide on a body for it.



These pics are 'teasers' as I just finished writing the article for R/C Car mag on this baby - so more detailed pics will be in the magazine for now.



Hope you enjoy!







Top shot of the chassis Not many optimas with trailing arm suspension! Those alloys really shine. OHHH YEAH - baby got back!! ;) Trailing arm suspension set up.

Comments

dunebuggy71

25-Apr-2006

Wow ! This is a fast machine. Very cool.

gad32

25-Apr-2006

A truely magnificent collection of hop-ups,and a great looking machine.Love the wheels and tyres.
Geoff gad32

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25-Apr-2006

Bling Bling!!

Rothmans Racing Team

25-Apr-2006

Wow Darryn!!! I don't know much about these so I can't really comment on the tech side, but I do know there aren't many, if any, original parts on this thing and that it looks really, really cool!

mrlexan

25-Apr-2006

Darryn is updating his showroom... what has the world come too? Nice wheels, BTW.

Scorchio

25-Apr-2006

Trick! just totally trick, they look good stock but this is another level.

TWINSET

25-Apr-2006

That is purdy
Is it all 'plate' or is any of it machined?
Rear end looks mad

RETRO R/C

26-Apr-2006

All anodised alloy plate - and fibreglass. the trailing arm suspension on the rear is by far my most favourite feature of the car. Thanks all for the compliments! They are much appreciated.

Corpse Thrower

9-Sep-2006

I see red, I see red, I see red!! Wonder how many non-Aussies got that

Crash Cramer

20-Sep-2006

I LOOOOOVE those moon buggy tires and hey I see a stock part covering the gears!!!!

Shodog

9-Nov-2006

You buggu looks great. I kick myself for selling two of the hot trick optima kits.

mymonsterbeetleisbroken

9-Nov-2006

Thats a work of art!

RETRO R/C

10-Nov-2006

LOL Jim - I know what you mean - I wish I had of known you sold of some sets - would have tried to get one off you. Mind you, searching for the individual parts over those years was half the fun. I have a full Hot Shot set up that Hot Trick did - it has everything in one box that they made for the car - will be building up that one as part of an article as well. Thanks for all the kind comments guys.

backtomyroots.

10-Nov-2006

Are those little suction cups on those tires ? That thing must 'stick' to the track !

rockthemonkees

10-Nov-2006

The Ultimate Optima!! Shame it will never see the dirt. Great Job indeed from one Optima Lover to another

RETRO R/C

10-Nov-2006

LOL - they arent suction cups - just an unusual design, they actually worked extremely well on hard packed clay surfaces - useless on anything else though! The look of the tires is what I wanted, (something unusual), for such a moddified car! Rockthemonkees - thanks mate, I do have a runner with the hot trick set up and other mods - it is not as pretty as this one though! It also has the 'H' arm suspension instead of the trailing link. Thanks for the kind comments.

Brat Attacks

11-Nov-2006

That's one great chassis that doesn't need a shell fitted. And those wheels and tyres. NIIIICE!

Offroadrc

11-Nov-2006

Love it....outstanding job to say the least!!

Dr.Robotnik

28-Dec-2006

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Road Burner

26-Sep-2008

Wow, Darryn, this is the most unique Optima in the world. Keep up the spectacular work.


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