View Full Version : want my fox to trot

24-03-2008, 12:30 PM
just won a tamtech fox from the magical bay of e,

dont want to throw loads of upgrades/mods at it just yet but what tyres/wheels are there available for indoor racing?

are the stock tyres ok?

28-03-2008, 02:05 PM
Save some time and effort..

-Buy some 3Racing shocks (ebay $26 USD) The come with different pistons for adjustability and are super smooth. Way better than the more expensive Tamiya-offered units.

-Get a brushless set-up (search "enroute" on ebay or google, good setup with auto-program esc and 5200 kv motor is $98 USD.

This alone will make your car handle very well and also make it fast enough for others to envy.

If you want ballistic speeds, go for a 3s lipo next and hang on.. I have one in my car and it's so much fun!

31-03-2008, 03:02 PM
give the buggy champ tires a try. They worked okay for me on carpet.

31-03-2008, 04:34 PM
If you can find the softer "SC" Buggy champ tyres ,they are better.

31-03-2008, 11:49 PM
ta guys, havent got the car yet, missed the parcel this morning

ive ordered 3 racing shocks, rear shafts and 8mm wheel hex adapters so i should have a few options then as well as the tamiya tyres.

i also bought a mamba brushless (from here), but in hindsite i think its gonna be way too powerful as it comes with 2x 11.1 lipos and a 8000k motor.

can this be tamed or am i gonna have to go for a really low motor?


01-04-2008, 11:36 AM
That setup should be good if your thinking of running on a large nitro track .

A 5400kv mamba with a 7.4v lipo would be better. But if you want to stick with the 11.1v lipo's J perkins distribution have 3600kv mamba sized motor which will still be rapid but more driveable.

Personally I'd go with the 5400kv setup ;)

16-04-2008, 08:26 PM
I also run the 5400kv mamba on 7.4v lipo and it is pretty much the perfect setup for most racing situations.