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Old 09-10-2022, 02:20 PM
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This YouTube channel usually posts Eurotruck races at NorCal Hobbies.

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Old 09-12-2022, 10:25 AM
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All driver man. So much fun!
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Old 09-12-2022, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by AJSanDiego
All driver man. So much fun!
Hell yeah.

They can take a beating too. Itís one of the funnest classes because of that. My Xray is built like glass. Iím not as anxious with Eurotruck. Lol
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Old 09-13-2022, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by An6e1o_414
Hell yeah.

They can take a beating too. Itís one of the funnest classes because of that. My Xray is built like glass. Iím not as anxious with Eurotruck. Lol
Until you break a wheel and can't get replacement tires.
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Old 09-13-2022, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by AJSanDiego
All driver man. So much fun!
AJ, do you race at the San Marcos discount hobby? Next one is Sept 25.
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Originally Posted by Raguvian
Until you break a wheel and can't get replacement tires.
good thing the homie had an extra set. 😂
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Old 09-15-2022, 10:01 PM
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My body was completely broken right behind the cab, allowing the front to flop around everywhere and causing the front wheels to chatter and lose grip. )You can see the crack on the rear part of the front wheel well in the picture.)

I made some struts using my 3D printer and some crawler rod ends I had lying around. The body is super solid but not sure how it will perform.



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Originally Posted by Raguvian
Until you break a wheel and can't get replacement tires.
use aceton vapor to remove the tire from the wheel then remount the old tire on a new wheel
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Originally Posted by PT1
use aceton vapor to remove the tire from the wheel then remount the old tire on a new wheel
Iíve done that with my drag tires. Totally works
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Originally Posted by Raguvian
Until you break a wheel and can't get replacement tires.

The good news is, Tamiya changed the mold for the rear wheels and reinforced the area around the center hub. The latest batches of black and white wheels are from the updated molds. I'm not sure if any of the chrome wheels are the updated design. (Sorry for the bad image, but I didn't open the package before taking the pic. You can still see the gusset of added material around the center hub in the wheel.

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I still have mine sitting in the box. I haven't opened it yet because now it seems like noone is running them here anymore. I'll have to drum up support for the class again to get people to bring them out.
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So is there any difference between the flat faced body cars and the fat fox versions other then the looks? I prefer the looks of the buggyra, but with it being a stock class I would rather go with whatever is going to give an advantage
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Originally Posted by Bollucks
So is there any difference between the flat faced body cars and the fat fox versions other then the looks? I prefer the looks of the buggyra, but with it being a stock class I would rather go with whatever is going to give an advantage
From what I've read there is no difference, just the body. I bought a Fat Fox because I liked the way it looked better and had a paint scheme in mind for it. I still haven't opened it up yet as I'm trying to find out about this upcoming fall and winter race season by me. If anybody does know any differences I would be interested in that info as well.
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Technically itís more aero, but wins at my local track has been mixed. Last points race, the Mercedes won. The race before that, the top 3 weíre Fat Foxes. I run the Mercedes and Iím curious to know as well.

Since weíre on the topic of tiny advantages, has anyone coughed up the money for ceramic bearings? I did the poor manís version (took the shields off, degreased, and added bearing oil). It seemed to have helped.
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This was years ago and before the Mercedes was out. 2019 Canadian Nationals winner ran both bodies back to back at our track and he was quicker with the fox.
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