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Old 12-02-2017, 06:17 AM
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Hey all: I know this goes back aways but I have an old tamiya Blackfoot that I loved bashing with back in the day that Id like to know a few things about.
1st: how different is the original from the three and 2016 version?
2nd: is there an aftermarket chassis or drivetrain available that can handle brushless/lipo power?
3rd: who offers aftermarket shocks that would fit?
I may me too sentimental trying to revive an old truck but just looking to give it a try anyways. Thanks
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:36 AM
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I get lost with the variations through the years but I do know the 2016 version has the improved dog bone driveshafts, strengthened gear box, and oil shocks. At a minimum, update your hexagonal driveshafts to the dog bones and you should be good to go. I can't speak to brushless power capability as I haven't owned a Blackfoot in 20 years. Honestly, I'd just update the driveshafts and run a nice 2s lipo and appreciate the truck for what it is...a cool, unique truck frame that's great for backyard romps and mild jumps. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:08 AM
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mip makes a ball differential for it you have to order from their online store its awesome! if you want to run brushless i would consider it a must have
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you can run a mild brushless system on this truck ..you can buy aftermarket parts to use a higher kv brushless. I converted my brushed system to brushless 17.5t years ago.. got it the truck for 25
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Hey guys, got my blackfoot last month and build along with Monster beetle, i run stock with 2s lipo. Yeah had lots of fun.


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Originally Posted by xl-racing View Post
Hey guys, got my blackfoot last month and build along with Monster beetle, i run stock with 2s lipo. Yeah had lots of fun.


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N-I-C-E!!!!! Love the action shots. Great looking pair of Tamiyas.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:26 AM
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nice pair indeed !

those were the first RCs i was dreaming about... never bought because RC nowadays are so much more capable of !
it will stays a kid's dream !
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My blackfoot returnds pounding some serious dirt yesterday. Stock setup on 2s 2200mah pack.

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