Monday , 19 April 2021

Video – Installing Tamiya Buggy Light Pod Set onto our Grasshopper | CompetitionX

We’ve had our Tamiya Grasshopper for some time now and have been wanting to replace the stock (non-functional) light pods with a working set with LEDs. We had initially thought we’d just drill them out and cobble up some sort of light setup, but then I got wind that Tamiya was coming out with their Buggy Light Pod Set.

In this video, we show you how to install the front light pods on your Grasshopper (this will work with other vehicles as well – like the Hornet or Frog). We wanted red rear lights as well so we came up with a cool solution for that using only the parts that come in the Buggy Light Pod kit!

Just a note – this set will work with any vehicle you own, however it might require a little ingenuity to actually mount them. Also, this kit does not include the LEDs or controller, but I will put a link down below if you are interested in using the same setup I did.

Enjoy the build.

Tamiya Grasshopper:
Tamiya Buggy Light Pod Set:
Tamiya TLU-01 LED Light Unit:




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About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet!

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