Bad Trade Went Good

Bad Trade Went Good

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Submitted By
Fred Boylstein
Mechanicsburg , PA, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Bad Trade Went Good
Vehicle Class Monster Truck
Chassis Brand Tamiya
Chassis Model Tamiya
Body Brand Tamiya
Body Model Truck
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Tamiya RS540 SportTuned
Speed Control Brand and Model Hobbywing THW 1060
Battery Brand and Model Tamiya
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Tamiya
Shocks Brand and Model Tamiya with CRP Coil Overs
Axles Brand and Model Tamiya
Paint Brand and Model Vallejo for driver
Graphics Brand and Model Tamiya
Scale Accessories Brand and Model None
Light System Brand and Model None
Radio System Brand and Model Spektrum SR215 Receiver
Spektrum DX5 Rugged
Sound System Brand and Model None
Other Options Brand and Model 3D printed Rear Skid Plate
Tamiya Screw Driver Set
Tamiya 53908 universal Drive Shafts
Tamiya Yellow Wheels
MIP Diff
Full Bearings including transmission
Aluminum Rear Body Post Brace
Aluminum Battery Stops
Aluminum Adjustable Engine Mount
Aluminum Tamiya Blue Rear Wheel Hexes
Carbon Fiber Front Shock Tower
CRP Rear Suspension Supports
CRP Coil Overs
2016 Tamiya Black Foot ReRe Body
Further Description/Back Story There are many, many other RC’s that deserved to be recognized before this one. However, I thought readers might be interested in this story. Recently I received this Tamiya Blackfoot chassis on a trade but was later told it was actually an Original Frog converted to a BF with some ReRe parts. I’ll admit I was a little disheartened but after some great guidance from the forums I decided rebuild it. Since I’m new to the hobby and never owned a Tamiya I must say I learned a lot. The biggest upgrade was the MIP Diff. I installed new bearings throughout with some other upgrades. Final thoughts. I think I ended up with a fully functional, unique RC that is a blast to drive. I’m definitely hooked on Tamiya’s now! Take care.

Build Process Photos

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