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Old 02-04-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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I've just picked up a Tamiya DT-02 really cheap (#58340 Super Fighter G). Are they any good? All i want it for is messing around with, nothing serious - got my TC's for that.

Are there any bits i should be upgrading? What are the weak points?

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Old 02-06-2009, 02:29 AM   #2
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I got the DT-02 for my boy. It's a great little basher, damn near indestructable!

There are a few things you want to deal to:

1. Shocks. The stock ones are poop. At the very least make sure it has the oil filled dampers and get the hard springs you can get for them or it will bottom out on every jump. If your funds allow, get some after-market shocks, but not the bdget ones, they suck.

2. Get some good rear tyres. The boxed ones are very hard and don't have foam inners. If you are going to spend time on the tarmac, get some Proline Dirt Hawgs, they last forever!

3. If it doesn't have full ball bearings, get them.

These few things make it a competent car. My boy even races it in the novice class at the track.
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I've got the CVA Shocks for it already, (50519 for the front and 50520 for the rear), they've got 2-hole pistons and 30wt oil all round. With the stiffer spring on the rear and just the standard long one on the front.

I've bearings in the front wheels and rear hubs, but not in the gearbox, will that matter for just bashing?

Also i've ordered a new set of tires, 51207 Off-Road Wide Grooved Front Tires (60/19) and 51241 High Density Spike Tires K (62/35) for the rear. Are these ok?

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Those tyres will be fine for bashing, nice and hard compared to racing tyres.

Get bearings for the gearbox if you can. They make a big difference to speed and battery life. You lose a lot of both with bushings.
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Ok cheers. Just recieved the Wheels/Tires today - on the car now. And i'll order the remaining bearings soon.

Does anyone know what shock oil and shock positions are the best to use?

Also, will the DB-01 Durga Body or the DF-03 Dark Impact Body will fit the DT-02? If not can you get a clear polycarbante body for it?

Anyones know what size the Standard wheels are on the Super Fighter G? Are they the same as (51205) that come with the 'MS (60/19)??

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