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Old 08-29-2008, 06:08 PM
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Default Tamiya TamTech Fox-mini

Got a used Fox-mini off ebay. Had aluminum shocks and a tamiya sport tuned motor. I've never owned a mini-t but my first impression of this little buggy is that has to be better. One glaringly obvious reason is style. All the tamtech buggies are styles after vintage tamiyas. I'm thinking strongly about swapping the suspension to the GB02 Buggy Champ which has trailing arms. Anyway, here's the only pic so far.
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That thing looks sick
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The fox was my first hobby grade RC and I loved that thing sooooooo much. I have thought about getting my son a mini fox for Christmas. I bet it is a lot of fun.


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I hear the stock friction shocks and "economy" motor sucks. This has oil filled shocks and the sport tuned motor. It's a pretty good little car. Could use a little more speed, but that's always the case right? I need to get down to the skatepark and get it to jumping.
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I've done a small mod to this little thing so thought I'd update. I swapped in some Tamtech GT01 parts to add 1 1/4" to the wheelbase and lay down the shocks to run on cantilevers. I don't know that it will improve performance, but at least it is unique. Did a little write-up here.
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I also replaced the bald rear tires with old Nikko's from my very first RC, vintage 1985, haha.
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i think i need to check those out,i didnt realize how detailed they are...
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Fun little cars they are

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I wish I'd known then what I know now, haha. I would have started off with a GT01, though they cost more, and swapped in the buggy suspension arms and shafts. The GT01 has better steering geometry than the GB01 so that will be my next swap, possibly aluminum parts at that.

Suprachrgd82, that is an awesome looking GT01. I really have fell in love with the tamtech series as a whole. Cars, buggies, I like em all. I'd like to build one with the GT01 chassis for the long wheelbase and the front suspension off a GB02 for the trailing arm front suspension. It would only be fitting to top it off with a bug body and some sand paddles, maybe grasshopper tires.
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I took the fox out in the snow this evening with it's homemade paddles. Very suprising how well it performed. Here's the vid.
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And after. The plastic wrap worked great at keeping the snow out.

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how much was put into that?
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