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Old 02-04-2009, 04:54 PM
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Anyone here have experience with frog/brat?

I planing to get one to drive @ the beach. Just want to know if this thing is capable of taking hits and etc?

how is the suspension?
hows the cornering ability?
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:01 PM
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ive had original frogs back in the late 80s and they were great bashers. they are typical tamiya. they can take alot of abuse but when they are ready to break, they go to helll quickly.

but as a beach bomber you will love it.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:10 PM
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thxx.

just ordered last night.
ordered bearings also
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Anyone here have experience with frog/brat?

I planing to get one to drive @ the beach. Just want to know if this thing is capable of taking hits and etc?

how is the suspension?
hows the cornering ability?
Frogs and Brats have great chassis for bashing, I do not know about the re-releases, but the originals did have some gearbox issues though!
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it was the hex drive dogbones... they did away with them on the re re and went with standard dogbones... problem solved.
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it was the hex drive dogbones... they did away with them on the re re and went with standard dogbones... problem solved.
I seem to recall they also released a hop-up CVD kit with the re-re frog too

closest I have is a monster beetle but when I run it I dont push it too hard, no probs yet(I know some of the internals gear are different, but its roughly the same gearbox and chassis).

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Jup, the classic ones have gearbox issues. The re-re's not. Though the steering of both is pretty bad, which doesn't take away that they are really fun cars to drive.
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Thorp made upgrades rear end parts and cvd style outrives that really helped the originals.
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Thorp made upgrades rear end parts and cvd style outrives that really helped the originals.
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I ordered new front suspension mounts for 60mm shocks to replace the springy system. Hopefully it works nicely
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i was thinking abuot a brushless upgrade. will there be any problems with gearbox? this will be my beach car and some road testing thats abuot it.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:42 PM
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I ordered new front suspension mounts for 60mm shocks to replace the springy system. Hopefully it works nicely
thorp has been out of business since the early 90s. and unless you have a vintage frog, the parts wont work anyways. was just mentioning it in reference to the debate over the less than perfect drivetrain on the original versions.
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