New Work Rims and Drift Tyres for tt01 / Silvia coppermix

Recently I have been doing some work on my tt01 to finish upgrading and repair it.

Here I have brought some work rims and fitted HPI super drift tyres to them to give the wheels a more customised look than the Tamiya ones that came with the model.

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Fitting the tyres to rims is easier said than done. You can heat up the tyres in a saucepan to make them soft enough to snap right on but I have not been brave enough to attempt that yet.

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I use a screw driver to work my way round the wheel fitting it into the tyre a bit at a time.IMG_20140420_183742629_HDR

The wheels come with a sticker sheet but at the moment I think they look better as they are without the stickers.

You can see the real wheels here

More upgrades for Tamiya TT01 and Blackfoot (Motors and Tyres)

Today I installed a Tamiya sport tuned motor on my TT01 chassis and Blackfoot Truck.

Its a small upgrade compared to going for a brushless motor but I managed to get two sport tuned motors real cheap on an Amazon store.

I also fitted some Tamiya drift tyres to the TT01 that I brought on eBay.

Motor and wheels installed
Motor and wheels installed
Motor attached to Blackfoot Chassis
Motor attached to Blackfoot Chassis