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by billpete
Thu May 18, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima MID Turbo+
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: Optima MID Turbo+

Looks great! Nice job on the build.
by billpete
Fri May 12, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima Mid Questions/Help
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Optima Mid Questions/Help

Coelacanth wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 8:06 pm
Ironically, I have a complete set of Platinums in excellent shape, I'd sell them but wouldn't want to part them out or separate them.
Hmm, I suppose I need to work on getting access to the B/S/T section now...for future opportunities
by billpete
Fri May 12, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima Mid Questions/Help
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Optima Mid Questions/Help

Thanks for all the help guys. I really appreciate it. I bit the bullet and went with some re-re shocks--all 4 for $48. I figured for a runner they would fit ok, and work well enough for my hobby needs. This site is so great for help. I will keep an eye out on eBay though for a replacement part, just...
by billpete
Thu May 11, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima Mid Questions/Help
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Optima Mid Questions/Help

Hey! Thank you for the reply. I think that we are talking about the same time. Here is the picture of my broken one: http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q6/billpete/5F5224A6-D9CE-4DE5-B397-15C13CC42F4E_zpsubd80jun.jpg Are we talking about the same thing? This end screws into the bottom of the shock--...
by billpete
Thu May 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima Mid Questions/Help
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Optima Mid Questions/Help

Ok guys, shock questions now. My mid has the platinum shocks on it. The plastic end on one of the rears broke, and a pretty thorough search of the net shows little to no replacement parts available for the platinum shocks. Right now, the plan is for this to be a runner--no racing for the time being....
by billpete
Wed May 03, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima Mid Questions/Help
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Optima Mid Questions/Help

Yeah I think that the wheels are the culprit. They do work with some other plastic hex hubs I have. They will go on my hotshot as a general purpose run around wheel. I was hoping to use them on my mid, since it is the only car I have running right now. I did order some other wheels/tires and once th...
by billpete
Wed May 03, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima Mid Questions/Help
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Optima Mid Questions/Help

Ok, here they are: http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q6/billpete/69F7E3BF-90EE-49E8-9046-F0796E86578F_zps26tjhoue.jpg http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q6/billpete/B1000BAF-BE9A-4A26-9A83-AB3DAD992A07_zpsxsb7cpmv.jpg http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q6/billpete/7AB6D5E4-CF48-4C03-AF60-7E366D5314...
by billpete
Wed May 03, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima Mid Questions/Help
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Optima Mid Questions/Help

The packaging got thrown away (overzealous recycling girlfriend!) so I cannot remember. I might try to get back to the store and see.

I can take a pic if you want.
by billpete
Wed May 03, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima Mid Questions/Help
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Optima Mid Questions/Help

Hex hubs are supposed to be 12mm, that's a standard. 12mm is 12mm, vintage or modern. I'm not sure I understand what you meant by saying the vintage hex hubs were too big? Take them off and measure them. Yeah they are 12mm. Maybe the aftermarket wheels are too small then. I could get the wheel on t...
by billpete
Wed May 03, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima Mid Questions/Help
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Optima Mid Questions/Help

Hey Guys, Back again. I haven't ordered any new wheels yet, but tried some aftermarket ones from a local store that I got for my hotshot. The issue I am having now is this: It appears that the vintage hex hubs on my mid (the kind that you press on) are a skoosh too big for the aftermarket wheels I h...
by billpete
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Tamiya Forum
Topic: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD
Replies: 18
Views: 1380

Re: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD

Got my hotshot apart, and slowly getting it back together. Servo needs replacement. Found that out today. The little red disks that go in the front arms are in tough shape too. Already replaced the front arms, hubs and top part of the chassis. The right rear wheel now catches. About every 10th rotat...
by billpete
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima Mid Questions/Help
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Optima Mid Questions/Help

I'm using JConcepts 2.2 Rulux wheels for an E-Revo on my Javelin. The offset is right and are also available with premounted tires. http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y257/sixdub/Vintage%20RC/20170402_181045_zpspokdm3nd.jpg Another option is to use the 2.2 rear wheels for the re-re Scorpion. Part num...
by billpete
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Optima Mid Questions/Help
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Optima Mid Questions/Help

Thanks guys for the help. I will give those prolines a shot.

It is all coming together nicely. This board rocks with all the great advice.
by billpete
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Tamiya Forum
Topic: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD
Replies: 18
Views: 1380

Re: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD

tamiya wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:14 pm
billpete wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:14 pm
I assume that there NiMH batteries that will fit in the battery compartment of the Hotshot. Which ones would be a good known fit?
Just about any subC stickpack will fit, Hotshot's cradle ends are flexible :P
Well that makes thing easy. Many thanks!
by billpete
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Tamiya Forum
Topic: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD
Replies: 18
Views: 1380

Re: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD

Yes. Just completed a build of the re-release Hotshot (with a few custom parts) and comparing the manuals with the original most parts are pretty much identical and therefore interchangeable. Have a look at the old and new manuals on line just to compare. upla.JPG I like that front bumper--which on...

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