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Old 11-18-2012, 07:19 AM
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I think this is the tire they will use - fairly old design.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGJ73&P=ML

By the way, I keep breaking the rear plastic hex - anybody knows a good aluminum replacement?
size is 12mm x 10mm thickness.
Old 11-18-2012, 07:43 AM
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I think that's the same tire...

Breaking hex?! [X(] Never seen that before... it might not be easy to find aluminum replacement as it is not the usual thickness.. maybe some aftermarket companies would make one...
Old 11-18-2012, 09:02 AM
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I know right? I also experience this breaking on my other Tam kits! 
And not just on the hexes, even the other plastic parts.
Might be our hot & humid weather down here that's reacting with the plastic.
Wish they would start using nylon impregnated materials. Like AE.
Old 11-18-2012, 09:38 AM
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Maybe you bash too hard...
Old 11-18-2012, 11:04 AM
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what motor do you run? I have run my 5.5t brushless for some years now, never broken a hex.. just a dogbone..
Old 11-18-2012, 11:37 AM
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For sure dogbones and especially the drive cups wear down.. but never had problem w/ the hex either...
Old 11-18-2012, 04:18 PM
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I got 10mm wide aluminium hexes on both my Willy's and on one I got the WR02 universals.
I found the hexes in the bay. 
Old 11-19-2012, 03:04 AM
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May I ask how much you got them for?
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

A few more pics from TamiyaBlog.. !!

Not sure how long that piece on the back would survive, though.. ha!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:24 AM
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May I ask how much you got them for?
think approx. 8€ for a pair incl. local shipment



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A few more pics from TamiyaBlog.. !!

Not sure how long that piece on the back would survive, though.. ha!!
whats that thing on the rear, an infrared grill ?

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Yeah, they should just have left that thing out.
And it looks one piece / attached to the body.
Also noticed they used bigger diameter rear rims.
This will probably be the most unpopular WR02 body to date.
I know I don't like it. What were they thinking?

Found these on ebay. $14 for a set (shipped).
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=130522838391&index=8&nav=SEARCH&ni d=72893107530
Old 11-19-2012, 09:50 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Cool.. maybe I will order one of that one of these days.. looks good.. !!
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Careful! The seller has a lot of negative feedbacks.
Though I have not ready any of them yet.
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Some blue ones..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/blue-aluminu...item1e724a6d55
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Seller Izrc just replied, he has them in silver for the same price.
Me thinks I'll be placing an order for a set.

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Red Bull wheelie machines!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:14 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Now those two are cute
Old 12-08-2012, 01:31 AM
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Hi, revived by Tamiya Wild Willy to do 36.6mph.



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f259ilFaz04[/youtube]

[link=http://www.rccartips.com/fastest-tamiya-wild-willy-project-rc-car.htm]More information here.[/link]
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Wild
Winter Willy



needs some snow chains and the diff is to loose might try it with some antiwear grease.

Old 12-08-2012, 06:45 AM
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Try getting some paddles for the rear.
You can also use modelling clay to semi lock the diff.
Looks like Willy is freezing his butt!
Old 12-08-2012, 06:52 AM
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Joel - what BL motor is that? Never seen one with the plugs jutting out the rear.
         I know a couple of people with Willys. Let's get together for some bashing.
          Welcome to the Willy thread!
Old 12-23-2012, 06:42 AM
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Merry Christmas Willy friends!

Have you guys seen Mad Modder's conversion using TL01 long arms on the Willy?
I invited him to share his conversion tips to widen our options.
Hope he joins us here.
Old 12-23-2012, 08:27 AM
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Merry Christmas Willy friends!

Have you guys seen Mad Modder's conversion using TL01 long arms on the Willy?
I invited him to share his conversion tips to widen our options.
Hope he joins us here. [img][/img]
It's not hard to fit them. The rears need no modification. For the front to convert it from the bearing in wheel design, it uses spare tl01 stub axles with another set of hex hubs, rear wheels and tires. Tamiya's non-driving axle stubs(9805502) will fit the front as well. They are used on the front of the Blackfoot Xtreme chassis and rear of the FWD M-chassis cars.




Old 12-23-2012, 08:50 AM
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Any change in front and rear geometry? 
Can you show us a pic with wheels installed please.


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