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Old 11-05-2007, 10:41 PM
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whew!! just finished browsing thru the thread.. man i can't wait to have one. i have ordered one from rc-champ, but they havent responded yet when it gonna be shipped, cant wait
i am really thinking of putting wider tires on it for running, will a tire from TLT or Pumpkin fit without mods?
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:16 PM
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u should run your battery under the box, in between the frame rails

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Old 11-07-2007, 04:41 PM
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i love the looks of these trucks but how fast can you make them go with out drivetrain upgrades? i would like to get one going 25-30. can this truck handle that?
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:10 PM
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With the right esc and motor she'll rip
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:15 PM
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or you could go brushless but you will flip every time you try to turn
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:16 PM
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how much is the cheapest high lift you guys have found?
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:21 PM
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Hey. I was thinking of getting one but have never built a kit before. Would this be hard to do? And how much speed can I expect from this.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:25 PM
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stock its a rock crawler/offroader
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:36 AM
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Ok I just found this thread last night and got though about 7 pages. My question is what radio systems are you using now I have always used futaba but will try something else and, what servos are you using.? standard ones or high tourqe for steering?
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:54 AM
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Where can I find scale parts for my 350 like a king cab body, snug top, roofrack, tools like shovels and coolers?
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:31 PM
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i finally got a highlft but it didnt come with a body what body hard or soft would be good for a rescue/repair truck
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I just built a hilux and the drivetrain seems a bit noisy. Anybody else have this problem?? The truck seems to run fine though.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:40 PM
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Can anyone give me any direction on wiring my F350 Highlift with lights without spending $400 for the MultiFunction Control Unit? Please.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:34 AM
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(Quote) I just built a hilux and the drivetrain seems a bit noisy. Anybody else have this problem?? The truck seems to run fine though.






I Have the same issue with my new built F350, saw this raised in another forum before i started building. I'll go looking and will post it here if i find it.
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Looks like its been awhile since anyone has been posting on this truck, but I was curious if anyone else had problems with the front/rear ends and getting the steering arms to line up properly and still allow it to freely spin?  Going off the instructions I've followed everything to a T with parts and the steps.  

Where the BD7 Short wheel axles pass through the steering arm it seems to be binding and putting excess pressure causing the axle to turn extremely hard.  In the pics shown on this forum topic I see two bearings on the steering ends, but in the instructions it shows one toward the inner side of the steering arm.  Am i missing something, or did the instructions not call for enough of them in there?  ANy help would be great as I am STUCK right now.


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i can actually build you some of those things like the roof rack lol. 3 years later... lol
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:17 AM
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sure , you can always build a light kit to run off your battery , or i can build you one
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:29 PM
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Just read through most of this thread. Haven't bought a kit to build in a while and I think this might be my next project. Although I prefer the Hilux look over the F350
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New Tamiya High Lift owner thinking this thread needs to be revived. With the popularity of trail trucks these days it's time to break out the F350's and Hilux, hit the trails and show all new comers to the scale truck world how Tamiya does it. Ok so the truck and it's technology are a little dated. However with a little work they can be just as capable and very cool.

Mine for example (pics to come) looks stock. However eagle eyed owners will pick up on the mods quickly. Like a Junfac four link kit, rear lock outs, and drive shafts. I used Tl04 aluminum front bearing carriers. RC4WD 1.9 Rock Crushers, Maximizer bead locks. Most notable though is the gearbox up motor down kit. It raises the gearbox 21mm, then moves the motor down between the frame rails and to the front. This requires you to move the shift servo to the rear of the cab and secondly required a body lift since the cab mount now sit on the servo mount. About the only real mods were some cutting to the cab mount so the raised gearbox would poke through. Also cut the skid plate mount the at the flange and the sides off the skid plate itself. It now sit flush with the Junfac four link side mounts. The result much better ground clearance.

I also made a tonneau cover for it using two .040" pieces of black Evergreen styrene sandwiched together, mounting it with four magnets. I used a tab to lift it off. I could almost lift the truck with it. Perhaps too many magnets.

I'll get pics up soon in order to revive some of you other highlift owners.

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Old 12-28-2014, 07:05 PM
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Here are pics.

Please note since pictures were taken I have since mounted the steering servo in between the frame rails in the front of the motor. Works great, look scale.
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