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Old 01-02-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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i just hooked myself up with a tamiya dark impact. seems like it will be easy to build. any tips for building and maintaining though? does anyone have videos of the buggy? and what about the graphite SSG chassis from 3racing? is it worth the $50-60 it sells for? what are some good upgrades that i should get?
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i just hooked myself up with a tamiya dark impact. seems like it will be easy to build. any tips for building and maintaining though? does anyone have videos of the buggy? and what about the graphite SSG chassis from 3racing? is it worth the $50-60 it sells for? what are some good upgrades that i should get?
depends what kind of racing... street bashing, the way it is, is fine.

for offroad, upgrade the shocks, hex screw kit, df-02 front universals, slipper kit, titanium tirods.... and the usual spares for racing.

definately if racing, new shock towers etc.

im building mine slowly.....
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Get a new spare Front Metal Diff Housing, replace the Rear Plastic Housing with that, it will save your diff.. apparently the plastic housing isn't good for offroad.

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You can also check out the thread at Radio Control ZOne, it's quite active there...
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i was gonan upgrade shocks imediately. does it not have a slipper clutch that comes with it? i was gonna try to get graphite shock towers. i think they would be stronger than plastic. what is the best place to get upgrades for the truck? my lhs carries the truck right now, but im not sure if they have parts.
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were can i get a slipper for the car? is it a direct fit option? and what about the metal diff housing?
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Lots of good info in this thread:

http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.p...ht=dark+impact
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were can i get a slipper for the car? is it a direct fit option? and what about the metal diff housing?
slipper is a tamiya aftermarket part.
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but were can i get one?
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but were can i get one?
try your local hobbyshop, or your local tamiya dealer. ebay has them, as well as many online hobby shops that carry tamiya items.

im not going to point you to a specific dealer, as there are many, and they all deserve the business.
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Or, go to www.rwracing.co.uk and ask him about the new layshaft to take a B4 slipper unit so you can use 48dp spurs and pinions.
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Or, go to www.rwracing.co.uk and ask him about the new layshaft to take a B4 slipper unit so you can use 48dp spurs and pinions.
oy! that part is like 40+ dollars (us). its a good item i must say but pricey, when the price of the dark impact is only like 100$. heh.

kawada makes a 48p slipper (80 tooth) that fits on the tamiya slipper unit. also, you can carefully ream a b4 spur using b4 pads if your handy with a reamer and have steady hands ;-)

but hey.. if i had the cash i'd buy one.
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The 'rents went on a holiday trip to the Philippines and brought me back a Keen Hawk for Christmas. Looks like there's a couple of things I need before I put the thing together...

Anyone know what pitch gears this Tobee slipper uses?

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...3e568ad89a4863


The Kawada slipper looks interesting too...kinda like the Traxxas units on the Rustler/Stampede/E-Maxx. Any idea on where to pick one of those up in the U.S.?
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OK, new to this thread, but very familiar with racing. 1/8 nitro and 2wd B4.

A couple questions for the guys whom have been running the Dark Impact, I just picked one up and plan to race it next saturday(indoor offroad), I have the carbon fiber shock towers, titanium turnbuckles and alloy steering shaft, all on the way. As for this whole slipper setup deal, I would like to run the 48p B4 setup since I own 2 B4's. What B4 parts do I need? Shaft, plates,pads, spring, nut, etc...?? And I have an extra set of B4 shocks, will they work? Do only the Tamiya wheels fit? Thanks in advance.
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Shocks will fit, wheels do fit

I tihnk you will need to start out with the Tamiya slipper but
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