Author Topic: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!  (Read 7827 times)

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Hey guys,

I got an excellent condition Nikko Thor with extras up for grabs if anyone is after one...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120697274559&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

Thanks,
Jason

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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 22:32:43 »
Ahh it's yours, how fast is that thing with the 8.4v
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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 23:37:55 »
It is pretty peppy with the 8.4v.  I think the most noticeable thing is the acceleration.  Probably a bit higher top speed as well, but I haven't taken out the speed gun with it, so I am not sure of the exact speed increase.

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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 00:34:15 »
Would it fold up against a bandit in a race you think? I've been thinking about getting a Thor but I don't know anything about nikkos
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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 00:57:38 »
Well, 90's Nikko vehicles are a lot better in the level of quality and durability when compared to Tyco.  Some would say Nikko was almost hobby grade quality, but not quite.  However, they are a lot bigger and heavier than Tyco vehicles of the same time period.  I would think that a Bandit and a Thor, for example, would have pretty close top speeds.  The Bandit would probably out accelerate a Thor on the street, but when it comes to off-road capability a Thor would run circles around a Bandit with its higher clearance and twin 380 motor 4WD.  It is kind of hard to compare Tyco and Nikko vehicles though as they are kind of designed for different purposes.

Hope this helps,
Jason

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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 14:47:09 »
Well, 90's Nikko vehicles are a lot better in the level of quality and durability when compared to Tyco.  Some would say Nikko was almost hobby grade quality, but not quite.  However, they are a lot bigger and heavier than Tyco vehicles of the same time period.
I agree.

The Nikko's are comparible to many Tamiya's. Many Nikko's have replacable bushings for the wheels and in the gear box, and are digital proportional. Pretty big step up from most the tyco's.


I belive the bandit is a 1/12th scale, and this nikko is a 1/10th. The Thor is the same size as the popular tamiya Black Foot.
I myself am a fan of the 2wd vertion with the single 540 instead of the twin 380's. Seems to have more tourqe.
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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 15:23:41 »
Yea, early Nikko and Tamiya were very similar, especially their buggies.  Also, on a side note, Radio Shack and Nikko are pretty much the same trucks, or were in the 90s anyways.  Most parts of their bigger trucks and buggies are actually interchangeable.  There was an even bigger truck than Thor made by Radio Shack that had a Ford F-150 body and dual 540 motors, but it was too heavy and took forever to get up to speed.  Yea, those single 540 2wd Nikko trucks, like the Scorpion, were pretty cool also.  They are kind of like big Bandits ;D

Speaking of scale of RCs, this is where things become rather inconsistent.  Different brands seem to define their own scales.  For example, some would call a Thor 1/10, but then again a Tamiya Bruiser is called 1/10.  Both the Thor and Bruiser have a Toyota Hilux body, but the Thor body is quite a bit smaller than a Bruiser.  Then again, I have a HPI Desert Trophy truck that is claimed to be 1/12, but it is bigger than a Bruiser 1/10 body.  If you ask me, I would say Thor is 1/12, a Tamiya Bruiser is 1/10 and a Tyco Bandit is around a 1/14 or 1/15 scale.
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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 16:06:03 »
 Yea, those single 540 2wd Nikko trucks, like the Scorpion, were pretty cool also, kind of like big Bandits ;D

The scorpion is the one I'm missing from my collection. I've been seeing a few here and there on craigslist and ebay, but have'nt pulled the trigger yet. It was a good performer with the lighter buggy chassis with 540 motor/7.2 pack, but with truck body's and wheels. IIRC it could pull wheelies nicely and still have a fast top speed. The Scorpion 2 is just "meh" with the smaller motor and lower current 9.6.
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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2011, 02:28:07 »
I could go hook my 8.4 up to the thor i have and race it against one of the bandits. I believe the bandit has better acceleration but the thor will have higher top speed if I remember right
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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 14:07:05 »
So nikkos at stock can handle a higher voltage battery? Rather where tycos I assume couldn't like if I would put an 8.4v in my sf traxx it probably would kill it.
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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011, 14:46:10 »
Nikko electronics that are digital proportional are quite a bit more resilient than any Tyco electronics.  I have had Tyco electronics fail multiple times on different vehicles with standard voltage, so I really doubt you could get away with higher than stock voltage on any Tyco model, but I haven't tried it.

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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2011, 16:23:17 »
Just about any toy R/C can handle one extra cell. Any more and you start to push it.
My tyco super rebound has been running fine on a 9.6 pack, I think it's suppose to be 6.0v? maybe? I dont remember.
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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2011, 16:36:20 »
I'm pretty sure a super rebound does take a bigger battery.

A regular rebound is a 6v
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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2011, 17:30:15 »
the super rebound takes the flex pack which is 7.2v
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Re: FS: NIKKO THOR TOYOTA HILUX MONSTER TRUCK 4X4 RTR/W EXTRAS!
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2011, 14:45:13 »
the super rebound takes the flex pack which is 7.2v
yeah thats it.
So it's been running on 2 extra cells and has'nt blown up yet.
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