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Old 01-06-2014, 04:11 PM
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Default Best value Tamiya Re-release buggy?

My local club has started some vintage racing (2wd and 4wd, 540 motors) and I want to join in (much more fun and social the the brutally competitive 4wd class I race in), Tamiya Re-released buggies are permitted and I wanted to get one.
I always wanted a Hornet when I was a kid but my parents bought me a Radio Shack buggy instead (still happy), but I was about to order one when a mate let me have a bash of his at the local bmx track, needless to say I found it to be the worst handling RC car I've ever driven and its put me off a bit from buying one.
Just wondering if anyone can suggest a retro Tamiya buggy that's strong yet doesn't understeer off at 7kph or roll over for no reason?

I really wanted the Madcap but Tamiya are not making it
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:37 PM
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The Tamiya Plasma Edge, if you'd ask me. http://www.activepowersports.com/tam...-kit-tam58399/
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If you are looking for 4wd then the re-release of the Egress is what you want. Back in the day the Egress was a great race buggy.

If you are limited to the Re-Releases then the best handling 2WD of the bunch so far has been the Dynastorm but its unlikely you'll find one of those. Your next best option is going to be the Fox. With modern rubber, a sway bar on the front and a decent set of shocks it makes a great racer.

Find out what the rules are before buying anything. We had a vintage class strictly for tamiya cars a couple years back and it was great fun. The cars all had to run on period correct (hard rubber) tires. It was great fun. We had a solid axle class as well that was 99% hornets and grasshoppers. That class required stock silver cans and everyone had to run either hornet or grasshopper tires.
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or check if the DF-02 is allowed dunno if that counts as a re-release or not seeing they just came out with a new version (towers page was added in 05 for it). If its allowed you can get that sucker goin 30, and it would still be stable. Own 2, and after a cheap mod the sucker is strong as hell (its a fix that prevents the chassis diff case from ripping off)


Wish I didn't chuck towers catalog as I think they had a whole page dedicated to tamiya re-releases.
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The Tamiya Plasma Edge, if you'd ask me. http://www.activepowersports.com/tam...-kit-tam58399/
They are a bit hard to find in my part of the world, I might have a look at the Fox/Novafox, someone else said they are good buggies.
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They are a bit hard to find in my part of the world, I might have a look at the Fox/Novafox, someone else said they are good buggies.
hmm musta got hard few years back we had a few Australian members with them
just a side note look for the Aero Avante as that is the re-release of the DF-02 tamiya did like a year ago.(they put in a better ESC, and a cooler shell)
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My local club has started some vintage racing (2wd and 4wd, 540 motors) and I want to join in (much more fun and social the the brutally competitive 4wd class I race in), Tamiya Re-released buggies are permitted and I wanted to get one.
I always wanted a Hornet when I was a kid but my parents bought me a Radio Shack buggy instead (still happy), but I was about to order one when a mate let me have a bash of his at the local bmx track, needless to say I found it to be the worst handling RC car I've ever driven and its put me off a bit from buying one.
Just wondering if anyone can suggest a retro Tamiya buggy that's strong yet doesn't understeer off at 7kph or roll over for no reason?

I really wanted the Madcap but Tamiya are not making it
Thats cool.... Is that going to be at SDMCC? Morphett Vale??
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Not that I'm aware of, Steve (Stevo?) is trying to get it up and running at Hobby Habit, I think they have run it at Mitchell Park as well but I missed it.
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hummmm.... I don't think that track would be very good.....vintage spiky tyres on a carpet track.... generaly I would say to run slicks but that track is so badly soaked in nitro and oil that they don't work.... no kidding my yellow SCT comes back Black and sticky.

IMO it would be awesome at Morphett vale dirt track ATM they are having 1/10 EP buggie races with no entry fees....

further south the better... as im down south lol
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