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Old 07-13-2011, 10:23 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

There's no "here is the answer" in the RC world.. use heavier oil weight if you want more dampening and lighter if you want less.. you can also tune the dampening via the piston inside the shocks, so there's a lot of possibilities. You can run the rear a little bit harder so it does not squat as much under power, but then, you would have trade off when you are not pulling wheelie.

So the answer? There's no "right" answers.

Different companies have different system as well. For Tamiya, the standard is the #300/#400 range. For "medium", it is #500/#600/#700:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53444

And for "hard", it is #800/#900/#1000

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53445

For other brand, it is a different system.. 30 wt., 40 wt., etc.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LX3305&P=ML
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:49 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Thanks again!!! Just curious what you guys were running, and how it was holding up...
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:56 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Don't remember (probably the Tamiya 300/400) and you can buy those 3 packs from Tamiya and try them all out if you want.. and like I said, you can also change the piston inside the shocks to change the dampening as well, so you don't even need a bunch of oil unless you want to go extreme in either direction..
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:59 PM
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Ok... Will see what's up... Counting the days...
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:52 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Looking for a black heatsink... Will the Tamiya TA-05 one fit???? Anyone else know???
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:59 PM
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Anyone???
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:22 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Short video with the custom wheelie bar. You can pretty much wheelie down the entire street with proper throttle control.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2L4BT2fy64
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:14 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

I have no heatsink so i would not know, my 5.5 T ezrun gets enough airflow...
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:57 PM
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interesting
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0aeEcqlego&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL[/youtube]
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:34 AM
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Need to run those tires in the sand.. !!
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he does lol.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3a0EYgjl-8&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL[/youtube]
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:23 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Nice.. I was exepcting it to move a little bit faster, though.. still cool.. !!
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got mine!!! will show some pics asap... been working like crazy, so no time to play, but will break it out this weekend...
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

The Tamiya hard joint cups, do I need two total??? thanks!!!
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:22 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

also, about to order all the other stuff I want... I need a hex wrench to fit the robinson pinions... anyone know the grub screw size etc???
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:25 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

oh, and what size kimborough servo saver is the bext for my xb??? thanks!!!
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The Tamiya hard joint cups, do I need two total??? thanks!!!
you can use one set of Tamiya - 53218 and Tamiya - 50808 , rear only, not much to do up front

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also, about to order all the other stuff I want... I need a hex wrench to fit the robinson pinions... anyone know the grub screw size etc???
thanks!!!
if it is metric 1.5


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Old 07-22-2011, 03:11 PM
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A set comes w/ both left and right...


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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Please explain the cups... I am looking at the hardened upgrade set on Tower... Do I need one set or two??? And also the right kimborough Servo saver... Thanks!!!
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Since a set come with both left and right, you only need one set.

For servosaver, since you don't have a metal geared servo, you cant run the stiffest one. Maybe you can just run the stock one for now.. Or you'd have to buy another one when you upgrade your servo...
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Since a set come with both left and right, you only need one set.

For servosaver, since you don't have a metal geared servo, you cant run the stiffest one. Maybe you can just run the stock one for now.. Or you'd have to buy another one when you upgrade your servo...
So the set of cups goes on the back
I suppose??? Sorry, I don't have the manual handy...
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Found the manual online... Looks like one set for the back... Left and right... Cool deal, adding it to my order...
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

I really want the full list for all the aluminum goodness for my willy, and a place to get it all...
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:14 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Anyone???? Hello??? I also bought another Willy 2 Kit from Tower... too good a deal for $145... No ESC, but I will be buying a Tekin ESC upgrade anyway...
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:19 PM
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Wouldn't be surprised if the kit comes w/ ESC nowadays..
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