• Petitioned Tamiya Corporation,Inc.

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Yoshio Tamiya Founder, Masayuki Tamiya President, Shunsaku Tamiya Chairman
Tamiya Corporation,Inc.
Yoshio Tamiya Founder, Masayuki Tamiya President,Shunsaku Tamiya Chairman
Tamiya Corporation,Inc.

Time for the next evolution of monster truck (TXT-2?)

    1. Darryl Martin  Barnes
    2. Petition by

      Darryl Martin Barnes

      Buffalo, NY

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February 2013

Victory

Darryl Martin Barnes: Tamiya Inc is bring it back. I was all over Face Book and also other r/c forums.

We R/C hobby enthusiasts would like to see the TXT redesigned with today’s brushless power systems and LiPo battery technology in mind. The stock TXT drive shafts were a major weak link of this truck and prevented the truck from reaching its maximum potential with racers and bashers alike. The universal joints could not stand up to the torque of twin 17x1 brushed motors let alone a high powered brushless system. A new single motor brushless ready transmission with a slipper clutch like is offered in the Traxxas E-Maxx, which happens to be a popular mod for owners of this truck, would be a fantastic update. Owners also have been adapting Traxxas E-Revo drive shafts as a fix to the weak stock shafts. We would also like to see heavy duty axles and axle housings as well. Overall we would just like to see the next step in the evolution of the electric monster truck from the manufacturer that started it all. The scale realism of the TXT is a major selling point so please retain the scale appeal.

Other weak areas that hobbyists have been improving on are the 4 link mounts on the top of the differential case. People have been using aluminum plates to tie them together for more strength and some have used epoxy as well.

We hobby enthusiasts also wish to have more replacement parts readily available. There are many owners of these trucks who currently are scrambling for replacement parts. A possible solution is to make the axles and transmissions available in kit form as complete units as you have done for the Clodbuster axles and TLT axles. If the cost can be kept within reason (~$70 per axle) then I think that would satisfy a lot of people's needs that currently own these trucks and people considering buying the axle sets for custom builds.

Replacement parts that should remain available and be easily accessible to hobbyists are:
1) Axle cases, diff cases, internal diff gears, transmission gears, transmission case, outer stub shafts, inner axle shafts (same as Clod), and knuckles (same as Clod).
2) Screw Bag G, which contains the axle input shafts so Juggernaut axles can be converted to TXT axles.
3) TXT rims which are popular with Clodbuster racers as well.
4) Upper axle gears, just the gears and the shafts not the whole metal parts bag.
5) Hobbyists have also commented on various message boards that they would like to see the gray plastic TXT wheel adapter sold separately rather than having to buy four whole parts tree to get them.

Tamiya rocked the industry when the Clodbuster was released in 1987 and 25 years later the platform is still as popular as ever. Many enthusiasts now long for an updated, realistic, shaft driven monster truck. We feel that the TXT, which the proper updates, could rock the industry again the way the Clodbuster did 25 years ago. We are hoping that because much of the TXT-1 could be used on an updated design that the costs could be kept low making the truck accessible to many more hobbyists and with an updated truck the supply of replacement parts will continue to flow to current TXT owners.

 

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    1. Tamiya TXT-2 update!

      Darryl Martin  Barnes
      Petition Organizer

      I know that it's been a while since I placed a post on hear. I was informed that Tamiya is coming out with the Tamiya TXT-2. http://www.rcmt.net/forums/showthread.php?26287-New-TXT-2-at-the-nurburgring-toy-fair
      Now as I seen of this "PROTOTYPE TRUCK",the transmission and drive shafts is still stock. And the wheels and tires are very small! Over all,I found out that our beloved Tamiya Corporation,Inc. just made this classic monster truck into a mud truck(WOW)! Why in God's name,did they alienate the original base with this tire/rim change????
      Get it right TAMIYA! GET IT RIGHT!! THIS IS A MONSTER TRUCK!!! NOT NO MUD TRUCK!! Not every R/C hobby enthusiast has the money to throwaway on something that looks like a toy for a 13 year old!

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    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Please help us with your signature. We need to bring this problem to Tamiya

      Darryl Martin  Barnes
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone I just want to keep everyone within the look on the fight on getting this truck and all it's parts back. I know of a few people on some forums and pages that said that it's very hard to keep their trucks up and running. I even bought some parts off of ebay,and they cost me a arm and leg for parts I needed to get this thing started. Like this axles set of two http://www.ebay.com/itm/0005760-Tamiya-Juggernaut-2-TXT-1-B-Parts-/350567579480?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item519f74bf58 http://www.ebay.com/itm/9465587-Tamiya-TXT-1-Screw-Bag-E-/380426006460?pt=Radio_Control
      Quote: Charles Dehart E-parts tree that Tamiya discontinued.. They got rid of both the stock and aluminum upgrade part.. Unless they bring them back this truck is nothing more than a 540 dollar piece junk. Charles Dehart
      Two years putting this thing back together and one day to put it on the shelf indefinitely due to the parts I need to repair it being discontinued.... Thanks alot Tamiya. Quote:

    4. Reached 50 signatures

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    • Martin Harrison WARREN, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      It isn't a monster truck if it isn't solid axle.

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    • Jason Svoboda ST ANN, MO
      • almost 2 years ago

      The TXT-1 was my first real monster truck and I absolutely miss it. I sold it right after the discontinuation that I didnt know about and obtaining a new one is now highly unlikely. I would be even more persuaded to get another if upgrades mentioned were included.

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    • Kenneth Bowman FALLON, NV
      • almost 2 years ago

      Want to be able to acquire replacement parts or upgrades to old TXT-1 platform, and of course, rock the shafty design monster truck!

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    • Justin Iverson PRINEVILLE, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have always wanted a txt and I think a new one would be great.

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    • Zach Eckman FORT COLLINS, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      My TXT-1 truck is WORTHLESS without replacement part support!!! Please bring back the TXT-1 or at the very least, its replacement drivetrain parts...

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