By - PigglyWigglyDeluxe
I was for weeks but finally pulled the trigger on a tt02 kit last night! I got the bearing set and a Tamiya screw driver set to go with it.
The bearing set was the biggest performance increase I have ever seen from a single upgrade in my 15+ years of RC. I got a reproduction Wild One kit for Christmas a few years ago, which was fine, but not very smooth... Then installed a complete bearing set, and everything improved dramatically! Not bad for a $15 upgrade.
Awesome! This is going to be a new adventure for me. I've only built rolling chassis cars before but I have replaced almost every part in my scx24 and yeti Jr. I'm looking forward to this build and it can't come soon enough.
Tower Hobbies dent and scratch section.
Same! Trying to decide if I really want an Infraction or a Senton
I want the LMT.
Wait... S&D section...? My poor self needs to have a look...
I was staring at that 3S Granite hard, but couldn't justify it after getting the mega typhon and senton back to back. Plus the typhon and senton were 100 dollars off where the Granite was only 60 off, and I already have a mega Granite I sort of want to upgrade.
Jenny’s, Amain, and EBay pricing out what a built-from-scratch Mother of All Slash 4x4’s would cost me, because I found a pinion I didn’t know I had, and Jameson’s decided building a $300 truck for $1000 was the best way to use said pinion.
Similar thing happend to me, I had this body clip and since it was almost complete I just finished off building the xmaxx
Xmaxx doesn’t even use body clips… you have a real problem and should seek help, sir! 😂
Well I upgraded it first thing
Lol, this hits home too much.
An Radio link transmitter and receiver combo
Just bought the rc4gs v3, absolutely love it.
That's quite good to hear. I want one because I'm gonna be building a kit soon and I also have an associated that I'm fixing up that needs electronics so It's not only saves me money but I only need 1 remote.
The range on it is insane. 21 dollars for an r7fg receiver also gets you telemetry, if your into that sort of thing
Does the telemetry hook up to the remote directly?
It's automatic, you can also get battery telemetry with the 7 channel receiver, it's awesome!
Edit: rssi is automatic. For battery voltage telemetry you have to attach wires from the battery to the receiver. It's a great radio for the price.
Castle creations 1717 to get my infraction running. Looking forward to pulling that trigger
Honestly it’s an awesome truck as long as you don’t plan to bash it.
I don’t really bash my stuff tbh. More just kinda putt it around and clean em. Im boring. But the collection’s awesome! Lol
Kraton 4S v2
Same until the other night and I finally pulled the trigger! Just gotta wait till Amain gets stock.. and then again until my birthday next month…
1/5th scale FG 510 4wd on road car 🤤
LMT grave digger. Can't decide between that or a Maxx
How many solid axle trucks do you have?
The 2WD rustler is my only truck
We have both...2 LMTs and 1 Maxx...and an empty wallet.
A Mercedes Benz 190E body that I pulled the trigger on, going to make it look like Filthy's EvilEvo 😁
Metal rear axle hub carrier for a redcat
Axial SMT10 builders kit. $160 at Amain
Sounds like something to buy now and wait around for winter to build when going outside is miserable
2wd slash kit, mt410 kit and 2wd buggy kits
Front and rear bumpers with lights, wheels, tires, and brass wheel weights for my SCX10.
I'm looking at getting 3 more Tamiya TT-02 kits that I can set up as friend cars.
I'd be lying if I didn't say I've been looking at a Yokomo YD-2ZX. But also a LaTrax Rally or Teton, may sound odd, but I have an idea of what I want to make.
One of those CrossRC Military Trucks, was scrolling through their shop and saw one around $1800 so wanted to see wtf is in it for that price.
USA-1 repop. Luckily its oos pretty much everywhere, trying to decide if I REALLY want it or just KINDA want it.
All of it. Don’t give me an unlimited credit card
I've been eyeballing Short Course Trucks or the Hammer Rey
I can’t wait for the Limitless 8S roller parts to become available, I want that extended spool for my V1 Infraction!
Don’t get too excited, the spool by itself probably won’t fit a V2 infraction since the whole motor mount section is moved back on the chassis so driveshaft lengths will be all wrong
No worries! I’ll get there!
I didn’t ask for your a pinion.
Lmao. Fuckin dork.
That’s rather mundane for the likes of you lol
That elusive cool tooth count. Gotta have it. Ordering a bunch of stuff tomorrow along with the pinion. That was just the last thing.
More like 16. Lol
Have you tried two 8 tooth pinions instead? 🤔
Carbon fiber motor mount for rustler 4x4
Go aluminum, heat transfer is better.
Always, TBR senton bumper.
Led headlight/taillight kit
replica of my dads car to gift to him.
Losi 8IGHT XT/XTE RACE KIT and Kyosho Inferno MP10T Competition on Amain
Hurtz Dig for my SCX10.2 FJ45. Day dreaming after paying bills for the month.
Overdrive gears for Capra.
All metal parts for mini z buggy mb 010
Traxxas slash 4x4
Not super exciting but spiral cut gears for my MERV. I shredded the diffs the last run and haven’t had the time or motivation to take it apart yet.
You won’t be disappointed. I went hot racing and it’s paid for itself by now
M8x10 shims for the front axles on my Fireteam. 1 shim between the hex and the bearing seems like a good idea. Some people are having problems with the front axle bearings.
Better get them now. TBone is closing up shop.
I just bought the bitty designs lambo body for my Felony.
I’m a lazy ass. I want one too but I hate cutting and painting. Lol
It also requires patience - not my strong suit.
Portal axles and a drop frame for scx24
DRC Redline Inline Top Fuel Dragster, and some drag racing electronics
I don't drag race, have anywhere to store it OR run it, but I'll be damned if it isn't the coolest kit I've ever dreamed of
Brushless combos for a Losi 22s
Futaba steering control module
Radio Shack Xmods mustang I bought lol
Eflite 1.2m F4U Corsair...
Lots of Mini-Z buggy stuff. I have a project in mind that'll run about $800-1000 by the time everything is all put together.
Kyosho mini z 4x4 parts. Looking at the furitek swap and a lipo mod. I can afford it but not a smart financial decision
More futaba receivers, tyres always looking for different tread and compounds
Leopard 200a ESC
Some exhaust parts for my tmaxx I just picked up yesterday.
Some parts for my 1/24 crawlers. I have 3 or 4. None of them work currently, as I don't really have the skills to fix any of them, so I am holding back on buying parts.
I bought a dumbo radio/receiver combo
But there’s lots of things I’m looking at getting
I was looking at Vitavon parts for my Xmaxx
Losi hammer Rey, lasernut
Kingkong RC CA20 (I want to make a custom build)
A bunch of other stuff.
Spektrum 8s marine esc.
I have 3 of those!
I take it they’re good? I love the telemetry integration on my DX5C with my typhon and would like to move the rest of my fleet over. Boat already has a cheap esc and needs upgrading.
I don’t care for telemetry especially on boats. With freshly charged batteries I get low voltage warnings literally on the first punch of throttle and all throughout the run.
They just do the job without a fuss though. 120 amp versions from spektrum or dynamite always have some bug to be worked out. Melted connectors, thermal shutdown, etc. So, with the 160 it just runs and runs and runs with no fuss.
I don’t bother with the alarm, I just glance at the voltage and like to keep an eye on the temps
Well, when my DX5C is buzzing like a mofo and I can’t disable it other than cutting the middle wire from the connector, it gets kinda annoying
Cutting the middle wire? I don’t use spektrum batteries with mine. Overpriced af. I live with just the total pack voltage.
Then you’d never notice the telemetry battery alarm in the radio. I have some spektrums and those were the ones that triggered the voltage buzzer in the radio.
Just set a alarm for total pack
TBone skis for my slash and Mojave wheels for my typhon
Hobao hyper ss, saving up for one currently
I want the Infraction Mega from Tower, but I have other bills I gotta put first 😅
The new XRAY RSX8
Traxxas UDR ... and I finally bought it.
DBXL-E and the kraton 4S v2
WPL C54 KM
Looking at crawlers. Axial SCX-III Early Bronco. I had a TRX-4 Defender years ago and thought it was great but sold it. The Trail Finder 2 looks nice too.
Been thinking about pulling the trigger on a UDR considering the sale
Been looking at the UDR. The scale realism and the way the suspension moves is just… wow.
Ignite designs conversion.
Currently, a scx24 or a Yokosho touring car. I’ve also been pricing how much a mother of all omelettes(scx24) would cost me through various upgrade parts.
I am itching for a 1/10 crawler. I have been eyeing the Axial SCX10 II Deadbolt.
Go for the 10.2 kit and make it your own, you'll thanks me later !
Vxl rustler. Im thinking of getting the upgraded one to get the 272 trans.
I'm been looking at picking up a gently used Kraton 6s because I don't want to spend the money on a new one lol
Losi Night Crawler. Finally got it last week and it's great as my first ever crawler.
I want the Arrma Big Rock, but with a new(ish) Kraton EXB it isn’t happening for a while.
Hpi vorza s buggy looks good
TLR Typhon and scratch and dent Senton. Also a 1717 MMX8S combo. Trouble is I also bought all those things.
Parts to build an erevo tranny
JConcepts metal tool stand.. cannot justify the cost xD
I ended up pulling the trigger on a brand new Arrma Big Rock, also bought a new lipo and charging lead for the different connector that it uses
Freewing B2 at MotionRC
Tamiya Monster Beetle Black Edition. I need to focus on something to keep me from blowing this Lunchbox to kingdom come. The Beetle can't be as terrible as Lunchie. I deeply regret meeting a childhood hero. Only one thing left to do. I'm setting to meet another childhood hero. If the Monster Beetle sucks, maybe I should just leave Tamiya alone, I don't know.. They looked so cool in the magazines when I was a kid.
RJ Speed Legends Kit. I've been looking for a reasonably priced kit car.
Replacement for my junk "basher"
Time to see what Arrma has to offer
3d printed parts on shapeways and flubberstufferz for my scx24 gladiator.. ( inner fenders, sliders, roof rack, new bed rack, new tent, mirrors and all the body trims ect.
Be gone bot
Asssociated SC6.2 kit. They dropped the price $40 and it's got me thinking about doing a new SCT build.
Bought jc concepts flings kings and the rims for them. Am now looking at a chassis lift kit for my axial scx ii and a hobby knife to hack the f100 body so I can fit the big 2.6 tractor tires underneath. Then possibly 110 MM proline suspension. Then I just need to find a mud hole and let her rip and probably smoke the motor as it’s gonna be geared to higher with the big tires.
Deciding when to go from my original E-Maxx to the new X-Maxx 8s, E-Maxx has vxl 3s and the 4pole motor and all upgraded RPM junk so once something on there breaks I can't replace I'll probably just upgrade since the E is honestly fast enough rn