Posts Tagged ‘Tamiya’

Upgrading the Tamiya Avante 2011: Part 2

Here we are with the third installment of “Project Avante”. The first article was a simple build up and the second was the installation of the upgraded electronics and better tires. Now thanks to the generous sponsorship of RCMART.COM we can continue on with the third article, HOP UPS! These parts were chosen as ones […]

RC Soup Holiday Gift Guide: Off Road

We spend a lot of time off road racing. We get some pretty big thrills from the high flying action, be it 1/10 scale Short Course or the uber powerful 1/8 buggies. So what’s on our wish lists? These are our top picks, organized by budget. Economy Gifts Atomik V2MR 2WD Buggy ($129) – This […]

RC Soup Holiday Gift Guide: Bashing

While the racing segment of RC gets a lot of attention, the single largest segment of RC is the bashers. These are the folks that hang out at the local school yard, construction sites, or just fool around in their backyard. Bashers account for over 80% of all RC sales, yet you hardly ever hear […]

RC Soup Holiday Gift Guide: On-Road

The On-Road R/C category is quite large. There are basic bashers to run around on the street. Then there are super scale drift cars. We also have the purpose built high speed machines designed solely to break a certain speed barrier. Lets not forget the carpet racers. With such a wide category, we kept it […]

RC Soup Holiday Gift Guide: Entry Level RC

Shopping for someone just getting into r/c? You’ve come to the right spot. The following vehicles and items are what we consider great items for newcomers to this hobby of ours. What qualifies them for this is being made by a reputable company that you will be able to get parts from a year from […]

RC Soup Holiday Gift Guide: Scalers/Crawlers

Scalers and Crawlers aren’t exactly the same thing, but they are close. A Scaler is generally a slow moving 4wd truck that is designed to look like a full size vehicle. You can go as crazy as you want with the details. People often use action figures as drivers, have scale camping gear on their […]

Upgrading the Tamiya Avante 2011: Part 1

These upgrades were done just before Vintage Off-Road Nationals. We’re just getting around to posting them since it was hectic getting everything ready in time for the event, and have been on a non-stop race schedule it seems ever since. Regardless, here is our upgrade article for when we took our box stock Tamiya Avante […]

Avid Kyosho/Yokomo Diff Thrust Bearings

Kyosho, Yokomo, and Tamiya owners can upgrade their diff with an AVID caged diff thrust bearing.   The AVID caged bearings make working on your diff much easier, and you don’t have to stress out about losing one of those tiny thrust balls.  You also won’t have to get your hands covered in black grease […]

Tamiya TT-01 – Yeah Racing Shock Upgrade

We picked up this Tamiya TT-01E a while back, and we’ve been waiting for an opportunity to dig into it. Its a fun car to drive stock, but there are a few areas where we feel the performance could be greatly improved with a little work. One of the easiest upgrades is in the suspension. […]

Tamiya to re-release the Egress 4wd Buggy

Coming off of the Vintage Offroad Nationals, and our recent Avante build.. we are excited to share this bit of r/c news. This is a re-release of the iconic Egress 4WD off-road racing buggy. The Egress first appeared in 1989. It was a follow up kit to the Avante, which had a huge fan following. […]

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