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Old 04-04-2012, 12:50 PM
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My first rock crawlers/scalies , the tundra from tamia, and an axial scx10 dingo body kit in mail from tower.
lve seen the axial first hand but the one l saw had alot of mods.
The Tamia model is all new to me, the last Tamia l owned was a hotshot, in its day !
l havent bought a radio yet because lve been told futuba have a really good 4 channel that works well with tamia gear.
Any advise ?
l havent bought a Tamiya since nitro rc was invented, yea my loss, looking back at a Tamia catalogue from 1984 to there web page now, omg !
l was told to get the bruiser, but l just like the look of the tundra.plus tundra was like 300 cheaper from stock ! yea l know u get what u pay for.
lm worried about crisp steering in wet muddy conditions ?
Also how does that 3 speed gearbox hold up ?
Should l be ordering something else ive missed ?
l have a 10 day wait for anything ordered.
Not interested in led lights or sound kit, just vital mechanical stuff.

And can some-one recommend a grippy soft rubber tyre for this thing in 1.9s.
The tyres on it really dont look very nice at all, my opinion anyway.

Cheers in advance fello rc ers !
Old 04-05-2012, 05:26 PM
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Welcome back to rc.

What Futaba radio was this that you heard about? The Futaba 4gwd is the most economical if you don't mind it being 27am frequency.

The bruiser is a nice truck, but the main appeal is nostalgia for people who remember it back in the 80's. The high lift should work well for you.

There generally isn't such thing as crisp steering in mud. Good mud tires would help the most in that respect.

The 3 speed in the high lift is the same trans as what's in Tamiya's semi trucks. It's made to be able to handle loads, so I don't think you'll have any problem with it.

For just the basics, you'll need 2 servos(1 for steering, 1 for shifting), radio system(radio and receiver), and esc(electronic speed control).

For tools, you'll need a couple different sizes of phillips(+) screw drives, side clippers(for removing the parts from the parts trees), and maybe a hobby knife(optional for trimming parts once removed from trees). Hex keys are included in the kit for the screws used.

Also, the High lift's body is injection molded plastic. In contrast to many cars and trucks that use lexan bodies, the body must be painted from the outside with plastic model paints.
Old 04-10-2012, 12:24 PM
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All good mate, got a couple of Tamias, they make things look better model wise, but l know there different.
Thanks for the info on the driveline though, much appreciated, lm a 2.4 radio guy cant stand the old 27hrtz stuff, got everythging but the ESC is there any you would reccommend that are good for mud churning, i would hate to have to just jam a 1/8th ESC in it from a revo or something !
Heat is the issue l guess.
Im going brushless motor but l dont want to run LIPO batteries in it.
When l get it l have a savage SX flux ESC its a 1/10th scale high power ESC should l just buy another one of these ? Its a vapour ESC.

Thanks in advance mate.
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The vapor looks like it'd work well for your needs.
Old 04-26-2012, 10:55 PM
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Very happy with the tundra, very neat looking machine, rather stiff in the leaf springs but thats leaf springs for you !
Got a Tamia Toyota 78 series rattler in the mail, looks like fun, buts more of a drivers car over a show car, like the tundra is.
My axial scx10 , looks like a landrover, thinks its called a dingo body if i remember correctly, goes pretty awesome off road with that vapour brushless system in it ! Got a castle 1/10 mamba pro thingy and brushless engine comming for the rattler.
And lve discovered futuba servos in general are a better quallity and stronger in the torque over the hi-tech ones lve used for years !

Have a nice day.
Old 05-07-2012, 07:49 AM
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I have the tundra and love it! Your right on though with the springs, way too stiff. I put a junfac lift kit on mine with their steering kit, uprated driveshafts and scale shocks. The truck handles and drives beautifully now. Its a lot more fun to drive and can get over just about anything now. I've gone rock crawling with a couple mates that have axials and rc4wd scale crawlers and my tundra can now do anything theirs can and then some. Bloody fantastic truck!

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