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The RJ Speed Sportsman lends itself to modifying. Here we have it with Team CRC Rubber tires ( pre - mounts). These tires hook up well on asphalt and don't chunk off like the foams...and should last much longer. Priced at $59.99 for a set of 4 they are pricey but economical in the long run. Also they are much more grippy and will actually traction roll the car!
The Parma Ford body fits ok....a little tight on the front.
Fun with just 540 brushed power!
Browsing through the Tamiya America website I came across this interesting drift chassis from Tamiya. I was unaware that Tamiya was producing dedicated drift chassis....so decided to post this information. As of now, this chassis is available directly from Tamiya America for $249.00. Looks to be a discounted price, so not sure if this is a discontinued model.
We finally could test our TT02B Tamiya Plasma Edge II off road at a nearby construction site. A combination of loose dirt and large gravel rocks is trying terrain for any 1/10th scale buggy. The video is testament to the StaggerBlock tires and the Tamiya TT02B straight forward durable design which did short duty to motivate the buggy at swift speeds!
I am really liking this buggy. I say Tamiya has done a fine job with the TT02B chassis. I have encountered zero issues so far....even with Lipo power and Brushless 13T Hobbywing motor.
Here is our Tamiya Plasma Edge II with a new set of tires. These are HiPowerRC Brand StaggerBlocks. They are pre-glued from the factory with foams installed. When I move back to Atlanta at end of year I should have these available for sale (Jan 2017). They run extremely well and fit perfect. They look proper like they should have come with the kit. The medium compound tires have staggered tread blocks for long wear and great grip on every surface.