Thursday , 23 May 2024

Video: Tamiya BBX Buggy in the Sand | CompetitionX

We’ve taken our Tamiya BBX to the fields, on the dirt and a bit of pavement. However, we wondered what this new buggy would be like IN THE SAND!

We got ourselves a set of RC4WD Sand Thrasher sand tires and mounted them on some old school Pro-Line Crestline beadlock wheels. In addition, we upped the power with the addition of a 13.5T R1 Wurks motor and headed to the local beach.

So. Much. Fun. Here’s just a little taste of what you get when you combine the BBX with some sand.

Note: Yes, sand will absolutely trash the bearings and gears in your car if you don’t take preventative measures. After this run, we removed most of the exterior bearings and cleaned them out. We also had to replace the spur and pinion gear – both were pitted and very noisy.

For more info on this ride, check out our review of it here:

Enjoy the video!

Tamiya BBX BB-01 2WD Offroad Buggy:
Tamiya BB-01 Slipper Clutch:
Futaba BLS371 Servo:
Reedy ESC:
ProTek RC 2S HV LiPo Stick Pack:
Futaba 4PM Radio System:
Pro-Line Wheels:
RC4WD Sand Thrasher Front Tires:
RC4WD Sand Thrasher Rear Tires:

MIP 1.5mm Hex Driver:
MIP 2.0mm Hex Driver:
MIP 2.5mm Hex Driver:
ProTek 5.0mm Nut Driver:
ProTek 7.0mm Nut Driver:
MIP Tools 3-Pack (1.5, 2.0, 2.5):
ProTek Nut Driver Set (5.0, 5.5, 7.0, 8.0):
Maxline 17mm Nut Driver:
STRC Shock Pliers:
Excel Needlenose Pliers:
Tamiya Non-Scratch Pliers:
Excel Hobby Knife:
ProTek Curved Scissors:
ProTek Calipers:
Pro-Line CA Glue:
ProTek Thread Lock:
Makita DF012DSE Lithium-Ion Cordless Driver:
MIP Speed Tip 2.0mm Hex Wrench:
MIP Speed Tip 2.5mm Hex Wrench:
Parts Tray:
Maxline Car Stand:
ProTek Body Reamer:
ProTek Shock Stand:
Cow RC Udder Butter:





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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 30 years. He has participated in every kind of surface racing events - 1/18 scale trucks, 1/10 scale TC, Rock Racers, Rally - if it had wheels, he's raced it! He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; collaborating 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 is sharing that knowledge on CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet!

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