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Old 11-20-2009, 07:34 AM
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Guys, I need some help. I remember reading bout some HPI wheel adaptors, but its buried somewhere in these 200 over pages. Anyone know of these wheel adaptor, and any links?
Also, what is the HPI wheels that fit the lunchbox tires? My LB tires dont fit the rims (a tad bigger in diameter) causing to wobble around.

Also, can the LB take side-by-side packs instead of shotgun packs?
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:23 PM
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Tamiya frog wheel adapters are a perfect fit for 12mm hex wheels.
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:27 AM
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Anyone know if a side-by-side pack fit the LB???
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:46 PM
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Saw this pic.. ha ha!! Nice!!
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:01 PM
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Sweet pics. i have a soft spot for the lunchbox myself-im 28 now and when i was kid my babysitters older son and dad had a lb along w/ a blackfoot and clodbuster plus a still in the wrapper gold pan rc10. i still remember seeing the lunchbox for the 1st time and thought it was the coolest thing in the world. i was prob 4-5yrs old and when i heard tamiya was re-releasing it a few yrs back i instantly ordered one and painted exactly like the box-just like yours-got an extra body to so i wouldnt ruin my fresh one-i ran it like 2-3 times and shuffled it to shelf queen status b/c lets face it-its old technology and theres much better and durable rc'sout there-so now it just looks pretty sitting there-il beat my slash 2wd instead and run my 2.5r o.s .18tm powered revo to-slash 4x4 is next on the list.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:18 PM
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Let's see some pics!!
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:19 AM
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Oi oi fellow Lunch Boxers!

Finally! 23 years after I first saw it I have a Tamiya Lunch Box (kiddo also have one )

I ordered th ebearing set straight away. But what about other hop ups?

I think I'll get these oil shocks: http://www.toyeast.com/v3/pdtdetail....t_id=A02118038 Seems like the cheapest way to go?

Im wondering what I should use for the 3rd shock mod? The mini CVA's? (53619)

Anything else I should do in order to improve the driving... without loosing the LB feel
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:12 PM
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Hey, welcome to the club. I'm not sure if it is the short shocks or long shocks that are needed for the LB.

If you really want to keep the "feel" of the Lunch Box, you should leave the spring dampers and 540 motor. It is just on the ragged edge of controlable on bumpy terrain.

If you add better shocks, then you'll have to add a hotter motor.

I decided to just leave my Lunch Box stock, except for bearings. I get one hour runtimes on a 3600 mAh 6 cell NiMh battery pack. The suspension and steering are pretty primitive, so it doesn't pay to sink to much money into this truck. (IMO) Get something else when you want to perform. A Traxxas Stampede is a good stablemate for the Lunchbox. Even though it is so much more competent with its 12T motor, double-wishbone independent suspension, it is not any more fun. It is hard to explain, but I probably don't have to explain it to you.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:17 PM
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Here's what the Lunch Box looks like on a rough wood chip trail, if you're curious.

540 motor, "friction dampers"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3joedLPwN0[/youtube]

Oh, one other thing you should replace straight away is those junky Molex connectors. Go with a low impedance connector like Deans Ultra, Traxxas High Current, or Anderson PowerPoles.

Have fun!
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:26 PM
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here it is with the new wheels and tyres, they are chrome (just to be different) 5 spoke 2.2" direct fit.. no adapters needed with sexy tyres on. i think.. just think... its finnished
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:27 PM
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oops
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:22 AM
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hi does any one know where i can get a tamiya lunchbox for under £75, dont mind if its in dollars.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:37 AM
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ORIGINAL: lbshelfqueen

oops
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:34 PM
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http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tam...7-p-15078.html
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:49 AM
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ORIGINAL: lbshelfqueen

oops

very nice...you have been working on that bad boy for quite some time!
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:31 AM
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just over 2 years. about £500, i know id never get that back but its pretty unique and it works if i need it to,

would like to know how fast it is with the msc and technigold motor
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:32 AM
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ORIGINAL: Jeremy Z

Here's what the Lunch Box looks like on a rough wood chip trail, if you're curious.

540 motor, ''friction dampers''

Oh, one other thing you should replace straight away is those junky Molex connectors. Go with a low impedance connector like Deans Ultra, Traxxas High Current, or Anderson PowerPoles.

Have fun!
Loved that video, LOL! "Where is it?? Ah, it rolled over...."

Classic Lunchbox comment!
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:04 AM
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hi, when i get my lunchbox should i change the stocks on it  because they
look kinda cheap for some reason.

And please can some 1 tell me what size they are
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:54 PM
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is the lunchbox 4x4
[8D]
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:59 PM
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ORIGINAL: yoyo5

is the lunchbox 4x4
[8D]
No.

That might make it a halfway competent handler, and therefore rob it of some level of challenge.

It is basically a Hornet with no oil shocks in the rear, bigger tires, and a van body.

More fun than you'd think from looking at the specs though.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:55 PM
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LB w/ CR-01 tires...

Another option for rims..

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-roa...n-p-30708.html
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:00 PM
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Looks good! [sm=thumbup.gif]

Don't you have any snow? [sm=confused.gif]
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That's not my LB.. that's just the stock photo from rcMart.. !!

Yes, there's snow here!! [:@]
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Just built my 3rd Lunch box from over the years! Got one the 1st month they released them in the 80's, then another one later in the 90's, then this one, which my wife bought for me 6 years ago for our anniv. and I decided this week to go ahead and open it up and build it!

I wanted to keep it new in the box, but I can order another for that! I built it Monday night, added bearings, a 20 turn Traxxas Stinger motor, a Traxxas XL-5 waterproof esc and a 5000 7.2 NiMH battery! I painted the wheels white, then painted up a Parma Lexan body Candy Purple faded down to Met. Black! I did some Neon Orange graphics and finished it off with some chrome paint for the grill guard and bumpers!

Let me know what you think!

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Performance question. I bough a lunchbox for my nephew and brother over xmas and they have it assembled and came over during the weekend to bash with me and my b4. Everything electronically seems to be hooked up correctly, and he's using my previous controller (Futaba 2pl) that i gave him when i upgraded to 2.4mhz.

There are times when there is a longer than usual delay in the throttle, and at times it wont go forward at all...only reverse, then all of a sudden it kicks into action and takes off with the vintage lunchbox wheelie I played with the trim on the controller, but could not recognize any consistency when I adjusted it. it has the stock ESC that comes with the kit, and my thought was it could be a bad ESC. The receiver and controller are almost brand new, I upgraded less than 3 months after I got the b4, so it shouldnt be a receiver issue...unless it has been programmed wrong, but I would assume if the programming was off it wouldnt go at all. Ilet him use my traxxas series 4 Battery pack with a traxas-tamiya adapter...could this have been part of the problem?

Is this delay and lack of performance common with the stock ESC? Is there something I may have overlooked? We put in fresh AA's for the receiver before we ran as the ones he had in were dead. I suggested upgrading the ESC, but if theres another issue we'd like to avoid spending the cash so soon after its active.

Thnaks in advance for any thoughts.
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