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Old 06-20-2007, 04:28 PM
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Default cool steerig mod for the tamiya mad bull

heres a mod for the mad bull that is very very cheap but very very effective, on the front lower arms, (where they connect under the bumper) they slot into the chassis and have a lot of free play in them, i found that the rubber end cap that came with my earial tube just about slides over them and makes them much much more rigid in the chassis, stops all that wobbl in the steering. just thought id pass that on, might work on some older more worn lunchboxes, hornet, frog etc as they have the same kind of lower arm set up on the front.
Old 06-20-2007, 08:44 PM
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Default RE: cool steerig mod for the tamiya mad bull

Mad Bull isn't a truggy..
Old 06-21-2007, 05:45 AM
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Default RE: cool steerig mod for the tamiya mad bull

I don't even know what a mad bull is.
Old 06-21-2007, 07:00 AM
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I don't even know what a mad bull is.
correct me if im wrong but its an old school elect 2WD 1/10 scale buggy.
Old 06-21-2007, 04:06 PM
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Yup it's a fugly buggy alright





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Motor Saver Filters = Motor Killer
Old 06-21-2007, 04:13 PM
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Default RE: cool steerig mod for the tamiya mad bull

so if the mad bull isnt a truck and isnt a buggy what the hell is it?
Old 06-21-2007, 04:34 PM
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A truggy is a 1/8 scale buggy converted to a truck by means of a longer chassis, longer a-arms, and MT tires. It has 3 diffs, and is single speed, and 4wd
Old 06-21-2007, 05:40 PM
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so if the mad bull isnt a truck and isnt a buggy what the hell is it?
It's a 1/10 off road buggy.



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Now this is a truggy!!!




And this is a poorly designed filter!





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oh im sorry, i appear to have wandered into a forum of electric haters. just to let you know my brushless lunchbox cost under £200 using all new parts and just completly wasted a nitro ... on 2 wheels... woohooo. anyone else want to try to out drag me?

i leave you sado's to slate electric while i go back to the real world.. byyyeeeeeee
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oh im sorry, i appear to have wandered into a forum of electric haters. just to let you know my brushless lunchbox cost under £200 using all new parts and just completly wasted a nitro ... on 2 wheels... woohooo. anyone else want to try to out drag me?

i leave you sado's to slate electric while i go back to the real world.. byyyeeeeeee
It may outrun a nitro, but I can assure you, ours will both out bash, and outrace your LB
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so if the mad bull isnt a truck and isnt a buggy what the hell is it?
It's a 1/10 off road buggy.



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Not electric haters, truggy lovers. That is not a truggy. Truggies with brushless lipo systems are cool! Truggies with brushless NiMh are cool. I'm sorry but that thing looks like it came from Radio Shack.
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If you know your rc history, you know that the Mad Bull is an older tamiya model. If it looks like RS, it's because RS copied it
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oh im sorry, i appear to have wandered into a forum of electric haters. just to let you know my brushless lunchbox cost under £200 using all new parts and just completly wasted a nitro ... on 2 wheels... woohooo. anyone else want to try to out drag me?

i leave you sado's to slate electric while i go back to the real world.. byyyeeeeeee
Who said we hate Electrics I have several electrics with brushless power and Lipo batteries.
Truggies are not meant for drag racing they are designed to be run on a dirt track and go over jumps. But my sons TC3 with brushless and lipos can drag!


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And this is a poorly designed filter!





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You're probably right.. This is what happen to my motor saver;



Didn't kill my motor, just bought another one. Broke because I landed out on the lid. Changed the elbo to 90 degrees so it sits a little below the shock towers. What was your issue with it though?
Old 06-21-2007, 09:04 PM
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My issue with it is if you take the inside filter out the screen scraps the dirt off of it and it falls into the opening of the tube and the dirt that was sitting on the out side of the screen falls inside the cage and when you push the filter back in it shoves the dirt into the tube.
I had dirt get into my motor that way, the first day I used it. I've had several people tell me that those filters have smoked there motors. There is no outer filter for the end screen and the end foam on mine was super thin. not much protection.
I went back to the stock filter, have never had it fail. I even oiled the outer filter on the Motor saver.

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Old 06-21-2007, 10:12 PM
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My issue with it is if you take the inside filter out the screen scraps the dirt off of it and it falls into the opening of the tube and the dirt that was sitting on the out side of the screen falls inside the cage and when you push the filter back in it shoves the dirt into the tube.
I had dirt get into my motor that way, the first day I used it. I've had several people tell me that those filters have smoked there motors. There is no outer filter for the end screen and the end foam on mine was super thin. not much protection.
I went back to the stock filter, have never had it fail. I even oiled the outer filter on the Motor saver.

Glen
Hmm.. Nothing will fall inside the tube for me. Just gets caught on the edge since there is oil inside it. If anything, just keep the carb fully closed when you're doing maintenance to the filter.
Old 06-22-2007, 10:26 AM
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If you know your rc history, you know that the Mad Bull is an older tamiya model. If it looks like RS, it's because RS copied it

Yeah, Maniac, I know. My point was that technology has advanced quite a bit since the release of that thing.
Old 06-22-2007, 10:32 AM
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ORIGINAL: MBX5T Maniac

If you know your rc history, you know that the Mad Bull is an older tamiya model. If it looks like RS, it's because RS copied it

Yeah, Maniac, I know. My point was that technology has advanced quite a bit since the release of that thing.
You got that right! Such as independent suspension, instead of a solid rear axles made of plastic , metal and carbon fiber to name a few......

Glen





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