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Old 04-21-2013, 02:07 PM
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Default New Guy Thunder Tiger HB4 G3 Buggy

Hello everyone, I'm new to RCU, been on RCTech for about 5 years. I've been into 1/10th scale electrice for about 25 years and have raced on and off since then. I wnted to get into 1/8 scale "E" buggies without spending a small fortune so based on my research and other's reviews, I purchased a Thunder Tiger EB4 G3 buggy to start out with.

Anyone else run one of these? and if so, how do you like it?

Thanks!

~DJ
Old 04-21-2013, 03:32 PM
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Default RE: New Guy Thunder Tiger HB4 G3 Buggy

can't recall anyone on the board having the buggy(well that posted they have it), but I know a quite a few have the truggy/MT version, and seems they seemed to love them (outside I think an issue with shock towers bending that I heard about)
Old 04-22-2013, 03:12 AM
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I think the shock towers is the only thing I heard about too, but other than that, nothing bad at all.
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Default RE: New Guy Thunder Tiger HB4 G3 Buggy

Looks like a nice buggy.  Where are you planning to run it?  Let us know how you like it once you have some more run time.  I'd like to get a 4wd off-roader someday......
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I'm gonna run it at the local track here in Daytona Beach, just practice days for now until I get used to it.

UPS just brought it this evening so I'm gonna mess with it tomorrow and check everything over, i might put my Futaba 4PL radio in it instead of the RTR one it came with, I'm used to my Futaba for racing, I used it for short course all last summer. I'll post up a couple pics tomorrow.
Old 04-28-2013, 05:41 AM
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Well, I got the car Wed evening and didn't get to check it out until Thursday. All in all it looks like a good quality car, the only thing I didn't like was the radio, it just fealt cheezy in my hand so I took out the RTR radio and installed my Futaba 4PL system. I looked over the car and made some toe in adjustments to the front and checked everything over. I'm gonna bring it to the track this afternoon for practice to give it a try. I'll be running two Gens Ace 2s, 5000mah, 50c Lipos together in series, the car come with the adaptor to do this in order to run on 4s Lipo if you don't actually have a 4s pack (which I don't).

I've been and out of RC and racing for 25 years and here are some things I did not know;

The Thunder Tiger EB4 G3 is based off of their EB4 S3 nitro, pro race buggy
Ryan Maifield drove for Thunder Tiger and won the ROAR Nationals with the Thunder Tiger EB4 S3 buggy (beating out Team Losi)
Thunder Tiger bought out and owns Team Associated in 2005
The EB4 G3 seems to be really popular as a racer in other countries (but not here in the US)


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Well, I got the car Wed evening and didn't get to check it out until Thursday. All in all it looks like a good quality car, the only thing I didn't like was the radio, it just fealt cheezy in my hand so I took out the RTR radio and installed my Futaba 4PL system. I looked over the car and made some toe in adjustments to the front and checked everything over. I'm gonna bring it to the track this afternoon for practice to give it a try. I'll be running two Gens Ace 2s, 5000mah, 50c Lipos together in series, the car come with the adaptor to do this in order to run on 4s Lipo if you don't actually have a 4s pack (which I don't).

I've been and out of RC and racing for 25 years and here are some things I did not know;

The Thunder Tiger EB4 G3 is based off of their EB4 S3 nitro, pro race buggy
Ryan Maifield drove for Thunder Tiger and won the ROAR Nationals with the Thunder Tiger EB4 S3 buggy (beating out Team Losi)
Thunder Tiger bought out and owns Team Associated in 2005
The EB4 G3 seems to be really popular as a racer in other countries (but not here in the US)



nice car I like it . need to know something about this more can you share some more information about this car..
how can I buy it online. can you share some link.
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Well, I know the car is based off the Thunder Tiger EB4 S3, which is their pro nitro version, that car won the ROAR Nationals with Ryan Maifield driving a few years back beating out Losi. I got it as a starter car for 1/8 scale E buggy and I've run it at the local track, he car handles great, jumps awesome and is very FAST and controllable. The one upgrade it needs is to put oil in the diffs, the factory uses grease, but they are sealed for use with oil. The company also does not include the sway bars, which it should have. I'm sure they do this to cut costs and help make this car affordable. Other than that, it's built really good and strong, the suspension and gear boxes are very similar in design to the Mugen MBX6 Eco, almost like they copied some of it! The radio it came with is OK and has plenty of adjustments, but I took it out and installed my Futaba 4PL because I use that radio for racing and I am used to it. From what I've read, this car is pretty popular in Australia and other countries, but not so much in the US, probably because of all the big name brands. The funny thing is, that a guy at the track was kind of giving me crap for having a "off brand" car, which by the way I went by him like he was standing still. He was driving a Associated SC truck, when I told him that Thunder Tiger bought out and totally owns Associated he shut up and was Mr. nice guy after that.

The best bet is to shop around on the net for the car, here is a link to one on Ebay, really can't beat the car for what you get and the quality of it for $389

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thunder-Tige...-/290904835438

Here is a link to the car on TT's website as well, for some reason it doesn't show up on the USA website, but it does on their Asian / World Wide site.

www.thundertiger.com/product/6400-F.html


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I bought the Truggy last week and broke with in 2 mins carp crap the Ripper 3900kv and the ESC are the awsome i took them and put them in to my RedCat Valcano EXP 4wd and wow its kick ass
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I still haven't broke anything, the only problem I have had were the tires coming unglued and I've been beating it pretty good at the track. Once I reglued them with good glue they have held up just fine.
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Default RE: New Guy Thunder Tiger HB4 G3 Buggy

Hi there!



 

For those who like and enjoy the Thunder Tiger EB4 G3 I would like to share with all of you a couple of videos made using this buggy.



 

Thunder Tiger in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL7h-HJ88CA



 

A trip on board the Thunder Tiger:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiyvv6tz5dE



 

Enjoy them and I wait for your feedbacks!



 

Kind regards.

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Parts support is great in China, and I would have already bought this buggy if it were a kit.  Before I discovered this buggy I came real close to getting an LX2e, but its not a kit either.  The Serpent 811 sport is also in the running for me, but I'm not sure about saddle packs and it doesn't have threaded shocks.  Those plastic collars bug me for some reason.




Old 05-15-2013, 03:06 AM
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Parts support for Thunder Tiger is good here as well, Tower has most of the parts or Omni Models on Ebay has them too. I still have not broke anything, the only parts I've ordered were front and rear sway bar kits and some softer compound AKA tires premounted.

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