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Old 08-06-2014, 07:30 AM
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The latest iteration of the TT-02B - The Dual Ridge (58596) - Whoah!

Looks pretty similar apart from the body and white CVA shocks.



Credit: Tamiyablog - http://tamiyablog.com/2014/08/septem...s-coming-back/
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:57 AM
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Thanks for the INTEL. I may pick up one of these to chase my daughter's SCT around our back yard tracK. My 2wd buggy does not like grass and I do not want a full on race 4WD.
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It will work well for that Aja.

A small update for an additional version, the pink metallic version 84387 came out before the Dual Ridge and again looks similar apart from the white shocks, alternate paint scheme and the gloss black wheels which i really like!



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Great thread! I just ordered a Dual Ridge over the weekend, I simply love the body design. It reminds me of the Dirt Thrasher I once had long ago. I tend to do the same as the OP, I will get a kit and spend a little on hop-ups as needed. My first Tamiya kit was a Hornet back in 85-85, always had a fondness for the cars that started it all.
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Cheers mate, you'll enjoy it!

Post up some pics when it arrives.

I recommend bearings and a high torque servo saver as initial upgrades.

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Just got this buggy. My first build. Will the Tamiya stock ESC work with Firebolt 15t motor?
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Enjoy mate.

With either the kit tamiya brushed (TEU105BK) or brushed/brushless (TBLE something) ESC I believe they are only rated down to the 23T 'black can' tamiya sport tuned motor.
It's possible they could work with a lower turn motor but you could end up frying your ESC.

I would recommend getting a package of the HPI firebolt 15T and matching SC-15WP ESC which is quite a good ESC (lipo compatible, waterproof, etc).

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Just got my scorcher running and its doing great! Awsome build! Have you guys found any good sized on road tires?
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Originally Posted by Greenscorcher View Post
Just got my scorcher running and its doing great! Awsome build! Have you guys found any good sized on road tires?
Have fun mate!

Given it runs a 12mm hex wheel adaptor the possibilities for wheel variants are many - Anything that fits the standard TT02 sedan will fit this - I've run mine with drifting tyres, rally tyres, etc. The truck tyres from the XV-01T and probably the recent TT-02T will even fit!

On this point though I've cracked / shattered quite a few of the supplied plastic 12mm hex wheel adapters just with the stock brushed motor so recommend upgrading to alloy ones.

A great model - I'm still enjoying it!
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If you guys want even more traction you could possibly find another set of 12mm hex wheels, throw on some Proline Holeshot (m3) buggy tires and they grip very well (double check if they fit but they're a standard 2.2inch tyre. They are a pin type tyre and grip very well in loose gravel/dust ... (I use this in my 6.5t 4wd buggy).
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Now we are talking great tips on tires and that truck is looking mighty i might pick up a set of those and as far as off road racing the softter stuff might be better. Im ganna be running a 15t mottor as soon as the new diff comes in but what size pinnion do you guys recomend? With stock tires mounted. Thanx again guys ill try and post links on some video fottage.
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Excellent write up. I would encourage you to do more.
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I think in terms of pinion you have to see long your straight is on the track. If it tops out around 3/4 that's about right as by then you'll probably start slowing down/braking.
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Originally Posted by Greenscorcher View Post
Now we are talking great tips on tires and that truck is looking mighty i might pick up a set of those and as far as off road racing the softter stuff might be better. Im ganna be running a 15t mottor as soon as the new diff comes in but what size pinnion do you guys recomend? With stock tires mounted. Thanx again guys ill try and post links on some video fottage.
Are you talking 15t brushed or brushless?
Either way as DJ said it will depend on where and how you want to drive but either way definetly go bigger pinion.
I like max acceleration / wheel spin / drifting so I only went up a little (19 tooth pinion). If you want max top speed then perhaps bigger again (although the buggy manual says no higher than 19 tooth, the sedan models come standard with a 22 tooth pinion - go figure).

With a more powerful motor I would also suggest a harder pinion - the Tamiya alloy ones are quite soft and the more powerful motors can chew them up quickly (the 17 tooth one your buggy came with is steel but the ones in the sedan model and most of the upgrades are alloy). Make sure you get one with the same 'pitch' though (Google Tamiya pitch if unsure what I'm talking about).

Have a read through the sedan TT-02 thread too - Given the driveline is the same many of the comments / upgrades will be relevant to the buggy too.

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I currently run a Robinson steel pinion 22t for my on road. Pitch is .6 from memory
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