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Old 06-26-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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It was sold to me as an Ofna Blazer. In my search attempts, I believe there are two generation of the Blazer, and this truck is the older version? I'm been searching and haven't found anything exact. Some key parts would be the radio box/servo mount area. It's an upside down giant plastic tub. And the dirt guards on the chassis. They mount in perhaps the most unorthodox way I've ever seen, it's impossible to remove them! Also, instead of the actual cam on the brakes that turns and squeezes the pads, there's an actual piston that presses on the pads, and it works phenomenally! Lastly, on the body, on the grill it says "T8" don't sure if that points to a model? The shocks definitely seem newer then the truck itself.

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find a picture of both gen trucks and look for small details in change.
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defenitly from what i found lookes just like a ofna blazer the older gen im sure but the one on ofnas site looks very similar with some minor changes!
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Whatever it is it looks pretty close to new good luck with your hunt wish i could tell you more
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Thanks for the comments. Yea, the truck seems to have pretty low use. Was just a little dirty but Simple-Green works wonders.

The more I research do, the less I think it's an Ofna. I had a glimpse of hope. I saw the chassis of a Duratrax Quake, and it uses a plastic tub for the radio/servos. But if the Duratrax Maximum series was their first cars, it's not a Duratrax, significantly different chassis.

I am leaning towards it being a Kyosho. I found the manual for an Inferno MP-5 online, and the bulkheads are literally identical, the steering is very similar. There has to be some earlier truck based on the MP-5/6. What's different, are the H-beam design on the upper control arms. I have yet to seen that used on any r/c car. And they they connect to a big ball stud on the knuckles, even on the rear. Which is weird, because 99% of 1/8th's I've seen have toe-links, instead of control arms on the rear.

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Color of the chassis reminds me of an Assiociated. Don't remember them using blue though. The front bumper is identical in shape and hole locations to my GS Storm. Take a look at the Cen brand trucks. Kyosho? The older Kyoshos I've seen, like my USA-1s, have only a 10-15 degree bend at the chassis' edge and no dirt guard at all. Silver or blue chassis'. Kyosho has had a lot of different nitros though so who knows? Whatever it is though, it's a nice find. Have fun!!
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It is not a MP-5 as I had a few of them back then .
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It is not a MP-5 as I had a few of them back then .
Yea, I don't think it's an actual MP-5 with just larger wheels on it. Kyosho had enough models out, they had to make a very early mid-90's era truggy, an answer to the Pirate MT...
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I can tell you right now that its 100% NOT a kyosho, I dont think its an OFNA or a duratrax or anything like that either.
What I do think it is, is some chinese cheap knockoff. I cant give you a name because Im not familliar with the chinese brand of cars
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ACER had a buggy a few years back with a 90 deg lip on the edge of the chassis, similar to this one, but I dont think it's that either.

It might just be some knock-off brand too.
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other then that it looks good.
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I can tell you right now that its 100% NOT a kyosho, I dont think its an OFNA or a duratrax or anything like that either.
What I do think it is, is some chinese cheap knockoff. I cant give you a name because Im not familliar with the chinese brand of cars
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Thanks everyone, I do appreciate y'alls input.

I still have not found anything close to it. It being some Chinese brand, or knock-off brand is looking like the answer. Usually on any r/c car, there's the manufacture name on it somewhere, but it seems these cheap brands don't. There is nothing on this truck, only the "T8" on the grille on the body, but no idea if it's the original body, the wheel opening have been over arched, and two sets of body posts holes on the rear.

If it is a knockoff, it seems to be decent quality for it's age. It's got full bearings, I remember back when most HPI's had bushing instead. The H-beam design on the suspension arms does make them pretty strong. And the 90 lip on the chassis makes it nice and stiff. Though the plastic electronics tub is terribly cheap.


The big problem now is the motor mounts. The truck didn't come with any. And now I am 0 for 2 with trying Ofna mounts. The chassis holes are exactly 19mm center to center, and @ towehobbies, they have a set they advertise as 19mm, but they were more like 20.5mm and didn't fit. Even still the holes are spaced wider then any modern mounts would fit. The wear markings on the chassis indicate to me that there likely was a one piece enigne mount. I am likely to never find said mounts. So either I cut into the chassis, or have mounts made.

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what kind if throttle servo is that?
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what kind if throttle servo is that?
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