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Tamiya brusier, mountaineer,hilux.

Old 10-02-2005, 01:16 PM
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Default Tamiya brusier, mountaineer,hilux.

i was wondering if you guys could get me all the info on these trucks. i senn the pics taht teamplatinumracing put up in another thread. i would like to get he info on these because i want to do the same thing as in the pics. thanks

are all of the trucks made by tamiya?
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:01 PM
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Old 10-03-2005, 09:51 PM
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Here you go. a very nice site for all Tamiya Vintage stuff, including the bruiser and mountaineer. It has some videos too. I have a bruiser that I bought from Ebay. Thats the only R/C I am keeping so far. It really is "life like". enjoy:


You can also check this site, lots of people own these classics. Be sure to check out their rides:


Now, if you plan on buying one, just check ebay, search for Tamiya Bruiser and you will see how much they cost for a "used" r/c.
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:19 PM
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The pics on the site are of a Bruiser.

If you want I can take some pictures of my Bruiser and put them up.

The Tamiya Hilux started the 3 speed era...it came with a high tech transistorized speed control. It had a tough suspension, solid axles, realistic body, and insane realism. It even had an interior! Then the Blazing Blazer hit the scene. It was slightly revised and tweaked. It was also a bit cheaper than the Hilux, and included a mechanical speed control instead of Tamiya's sophisticated transistorized unit. The next in line was the real 3 speed. The most popular of the Tamiya 3 speeders, the Bruiser had revised chassis components and hubs. It came with huge tires and a giant RS750SH Mabuchi Motor. The truck was a major sucess here in the states as it appealed to the California Mudding type. It featured a softer suspension which made it better for crawling, and the huge motor gave it unsurpassed torque. The Mountaneer was the last one in this line of trucks. It sat on the same chassis as the Bruiser but featured slight upgrades to help it hold up better. The only other difference was the body. The body featured a roll bar rather than a sleeper, which added to the mud dragging appeal.

In first gear all 4 wheels were engaged, and the torque is insane. The 3 speed trucks have no differentials, so it is nearly unstoppable in any terrain. In second gear the Bruiser is really interesting to drive. It has noticable torque steer and a lot of power. Third gear is just crazy fast. It's suprising to see a truck of this magnitude go so fast. It really hates speed, and one slight turn will flip it onto it's lid. Don't go too fast and try to turn on high bite surfaces either, becuase the cheap metal that the axles are made from may break. Some popular tricks are to modify the tranny to give constant 4WD engagment. A more costly mod requires you to part with your Bruiser tranny for a while. You can have the tranny bored out to accept massive bearings instead of bushings.

Hope this is what you were looking for. Any time you have any questions regarding our site, or anything on our site feel free to send us an emal. All of our information is available on the contact page, so you can get in touch with us easily.
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