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We all know the midnight pumpkin and lunchbox are basic starter kits. Once you'd mastered the wheelies, and general monster truck driving, you'd probably have moved on and bought a bigger, 'better' kit.
But why should we just think of the tamiya's starter kits as bad performers ;-)
Here's my midnight pumpkin - hopped up with a bunch of home made modifications, and customisations!
The 'Third Shock Mod' has been around on TC for a while now, when i saw it i though - thats a good idea! A how to guide of this and other L'box/Pumpkin mods can be found in the Tutorials section of this site, made by tc member Hellbelly - check them out!
Details of my truck can be found in the link below all the pics.
The cable tie mod to my trucks front suspension eliminates the play often found in used pumpkins front suspension arm pivots. the 2 cable ties pull the arms together, and stop them wobbeling in their mountings. This helps to recuce the trucks 'bump steer' and stops the wheels flapping about!
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Tamiya eXtream Pumpkin