Author Topic: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!  (Read 16252 times)

Gamester

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MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« on: December 04, 2011, 22:04:16 »
Hey guys,

Today I have something special to offer up to all of you lucky Tyco Bandit owners out there.  If you want to bring your Bandit in to the world of modern day RC performance, then you just might be interested in this customized Losi chassis...




If people like these, I will try to list one every other week until everyone that wants one has one.  Click the following link to see full details and more pics...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120823822480

I will updated this thread with new auction links anytime that I have one available.

Thanks,
Gamester

czstycor/c

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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 10:21:55 »
how fast will it go?
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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 14:26:40 »
Hey czstycor/c,

I am not sure exactly, but I would suspect around 20MPH.  I would grab my radar gun and check, if there wasn't a bunch of snow out side that is, lol.  Keep in mind also that this is a hobby grade chassis, so motors and electronics can always be upgraded to get as much speed as you want ;D

Thanks
« Last Edit: December 06, 2011, 02:41:28 by Gamester »

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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 18:11:08 »
yea they are a great wee chassis here's a video i made of mine ages ago. just to give an idea of how they perform.

http://youtu.be/oE_HnVhf8EE
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Gamester

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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 21:39:13 »
Hey rodncathstewart,

Yea, the Losi mini chassis is a good performer right out of the box and since my modifications actually lengthen the wheelbase a bit, the ride is even more stable than stock.  Also, the added weight of the Bandit body really allows for the suspension to absorb bumps and uneven ground with utmost ease.

Thanks for the video link.  That video shows some really cool views with the on-board camera ;D

-Gamester
« Last Edit: December 08, 2011, 21:44:32 by Gamester »

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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 02:49:10 »
looks sweet shame ur in canada  ::)
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Gamester

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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 10:52:30 »
Hey Scorcher,

Whose in Canada?  I am located in Colorado, USA...

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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 14:24:09 »
oops sorry my bad
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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011, 17:13:04 »
those are quick little boggers!!!
Hit it Mr.butters!!!

czstycor/c

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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 23:10:01 »
how much does one of these buggies cost without the mods to fit a bandit body?
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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2011, 23:20:12 »
Hello czstycor/c,

The original buggy is in the range of $150-$200 brand new today, depending on where you buy it from.  It retailed at $259.99 when it was first released.

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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2011, 16:45:52 »
Hey guys,

Just to give everyone the heads up, the auction ends tonight...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120823822480

Thanks

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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2011, 22:18:40 »
Wow, I am really shocked that there was no bids :o

I guess no one realizes just how cool these are.  O'well, their loss.

If anyone wants to buy this one direct from me for $200 PayPal, let me know.  I will throw in free shipping to anywhere in the US.

Thanks,
Gamester

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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2011, 22:56:49 »
you should make a video of it compared to a stock bandit
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Re: MODERNIZE YOUR TYCO BANDIT!!!
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2011, 22:58:33 »
It sounds like a really cool idea actually if you had an extra scratched up Bandit body to throw on there.  It looks great and actually very similar to the original, nice job.  I'm sure no one bid because they would rather spend the money on real Tycos since the price is up there, hard decision to drop $200 when that could buy another sweet old Tyco in excellent shape.

Yea get a video up let's see this thing in action  8)
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