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    help pick my next tamiya

    so i want to build another tamiya kit.

    money is tight, so right now im leaning toward the holiday buggy.

    i found the kit on ebay for $99

    i have already had a cc-01 and lunchbox.

    I read that a 540 motor can be installed. will the included TEU 104BK handle that? and what is the turn limit on that ESC?

    Next, i am not familliar with the DT-02 chassis. the pics make the buggy look small. Does it use a standard size nimh pack?

    I figure i will spend the extra $20 to get a ball bearing kit.

    Any other nice mods for this buggy?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Tamiya-H...item5aded6352d

    List any other kits in the same price range, $100-$120!!!
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    RE: help pick my next tamiya

    the holiday buggy is nice i have one ... the size is standard 1/10 buggy size.
    uses normal size batteries and the stock ESC handels only 27 turn motors I put a standard 540 in mine it's ok but if you want it faster go with the tamiya J johnson 540 or the tamiya sport tuned for even more speed.

    Here is mine.
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    RE: help pick my next tamiya

    I just picked up the re-release FAV. I built it back when it was new in the 80's and it was a blast back then. Can't wait to get it built again. Much older technology that the Holiday Buggy re-re but I'm sure it's a better build and for not much more money.

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    RE: help pick my next tamiya

    ORIGINAL: john01374

    I just picked up the re-release FAV. I built it back when it was new in the 80's and it was a blast back then. Can't wait to get it built again. Much older technology that the Holiday Buggy re-re but I'm sure it's a better build and for not much more money.
    I also recently put one together the FAV is a beauty!!
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    RE: help pick my next tamiya

    those are nice.

    i ended up getting a DF-02 plasma edge.

    my buddy just build a dirt track, so it will be great for the track.

    i will get a holiday buggy over the winter tho.

    i also have a used stadium blitzer coming!
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    RE: help pick my next tamiya

    here it is, my DF-02

    completed with flysky radio
    t-pro metal gear servo
    upgraded alloy steering linkage, front stock tower and wing mount.

    I decided to mod the some of the stock decals and use very few of them. I liked the cleaner look.

    I have an ezrun 35amp brushless system in it. Needs a larger pinion, but has plenty of power still.
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    RE: help pick my next tamiya

    Looks good and clean.
    Like the beefy traxxas turnbuckles......now go get it dirty!!
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    RE: help pick my next tamiya


    ORIGINAL: shenlonco

    Looks good and clean.
    Like the beefy traxxas turnbuckles......now go get it dirty!!
    those are the tamiya upgrade turnbuckles.

    i actually drove it on my little sand track before taking pic!
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    RE: help pick my next tamiya

    fooled me they look just like the traxxas ones.
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    RE: help pick my next tamiya

    Does it have to be off road?

    I just ordered this because it will be pretty unique for a little road course. Lots of Mini Coopers out there, not too many CRXs....yet.

    http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=TAM58503

    If you are looking for inexpensive off road and want the classic Tamiya look, you gotta go Grasshopper. Can be had for $95.
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    RE: help pick my next tamiya

    I have two Rising Storm's (DF-02) I'm getting ready to sell.

    I want to sell both cars and I will include the spare parts I have. Both cars come with their individual radios, so throw in some batteries and you have a pair of RTRs. Both cars have some under body wear but otherwise clean and straight.

    I'll refer to them as Blue and Yellow respectively.

    Blue:
    Tamiya bearing kit
    Tamiya Sport Tuned 540 Motor with blue Tamiya heat sink
    GPM aluminum shocks (adjustable screw-type)
    12mm blue hexes (locking)
    DuBro hex screws as available with HPI screw sleeves for the upper suspension arms (the Tamiya screws kept backing out)
    GPM steering rods with Traxxas ends
    Futaba 2PH AM Transmitter
    Futaba R122JE Receiver
    Futaba S3003 steering servo
    Futaba MC230CR ESC
    HPI #3033 star wheels (57x35mm, originally gray, painted blue)
    HPI #4475 M Compound Rally Tires
     
    The second "Yellow" car I've had for couple months now and was primarily meant as a spare, but is fully assembled.

    Yellow:
    steering flex reducer bar
    12mm hexes metal (non-locking)
    stock 540 motor
    adjustable front upper arms
    aftermarket wing
    aftermarket shocks (maybe Losi)
    Traxxas 2215 receiver
    Traxxas TQ 27mhz AM Transmitter
    DuraTrax Sprint ESC with Deans connector
    Futaba S3010 steering servo


    I have a spare set of Rising Storm decals (still packaged) and one original set of wheels and tires in like-NEW condition.

    Make me an offer. I'd like to sell both cars together. Pictures soon to follow.


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