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Wife got me a trophy truck for Christmas! ...RC trophy truck

It's a Tamiya 1/10th scale electronic 4x4 racing truck. I haven't built one of these since I was a kid, I forgot how much fun and how expensive these things can be. You have to build the gear boxes, steering, suspension, shocks... everything. My favorite part was painting it, I have never done such a good job on paint -hence the photos.









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Looks sweet. Thats awesome that it actually has some BFGs.
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nice now lets see what it can do
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Looks like a fun little toy.
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that little thing looks pretty badass!
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Had one of those, Be very carful with the Differentials. I burned out so many diffs in those I took it ended up parting it out. It was front wheel drive 90% of the time.

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Had one of those, Be very carful with the Differentials. I burned out so many diffs in those I took it ended up parting it out. It was front wheel drive 90% of the time.

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Can you define careful? I've already had that thing over more bumps and jumps than my Ranger has seen in its lifetime.
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how fast does it go?? I have a traxxas 2.5 tmaxx truck, (runs on fuel), its a fun truck.
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man, this really makes me want to break out the ole rustler and go get some new parts and have some fun. BTW:nice truck.
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I got a new 16.8 volt e-maxx for Christmas. I love the trophy trucks. The tamayia is a true classic treasures of the rc world.
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Nice truck! RC cars, *if you buy a nice one* are wickedly fun and addicting!

I have a little axial.. and i wish i knew what kinda money pit I was digging into when i bought it :/ BUT its the only RC car i've ever owned that i haven't got bored of in under a week

its been sitting for a month or so ever since i took it muddin' as it needs new bearings :(
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I got a HPI Rally car and it is great because it is belt drive four wheel drive I haven't played with it since I got home from overseas. I should dig it out again and start using it.
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Wow, that kit has been around and unchanged for years. I built that same kit (with a different plastic body) nearly 10 years ago. I remember cutting out all the plastic pieces, taking the ball bearings out of the bags and building the gears, assembling the shocks and filling with oil and everything. Metal bearings and gears would help that thing a bit (versus the plastic ones) I'm sure. I rebuild the gears in mine a few times.
Check the screws on the control arms and knuckles a lot, they always fell off of mine.
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If it has plastic bushings in it, go buy a ball bearing kit. Then save up for a brushless system, a nice charger, nice batteries (preferably LiPo's), and a 2.4ghz radio.
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Wow, that kit has been around and unchanged for years. I built that same kit (with a different plastic body) nearly 10 years ago. I remember cutting out all the plastic pieces, taking the ball bearings out of the bags and building the gears, assembling the shocks and filling with oil and everything. Metal bearings and gears would help that thing a bit (versus the plastic ones) I'm sure. I rebuild the gears in mine a few times.
Check the screws on the control arms and knuckles a lot, they always fell off of mine.
Good to know. I think this kit has been around since 1995... it's about as un-changed as the Ranger.
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