kyosho nitro brute

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kyosho nitro brute

Post by fantomracer » Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:11 pm

does anybody know anything about this truck?

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Post by Dangerous Dave » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:35 pm

yeah I have a couple

the best way to describe them is FRAGILE

too much power for the plastic drivetrain, the wheels break etc etc..

somehow I still love 'em :shock:

If anyone else has one and would like to share (or even sell..) gimme a buzz :)

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Post by Dangerous Dave » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:00 am

here's some pics from a run this morning :)

nothing broken this time :lol:

Anyone else got pics of vintage Kyosho trucks to share?
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Post by jwrape » Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:13 pm

I don't have a Nitro Brute I just have a Big Brute with Thorp gears and axles(the things that break). I just keep it around for a shelfer most of the time.
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This picture actually doesn't do it justice. It was a little dusty here. It's really very clean but I don't have any other pics of it.
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Post by Dangerous Dave » Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:53 pm

cheers j

if your Brutes are in storage, I strongly recommend putting a block under the chassis to get the tyres off the ground! Otherwise they flatspot and rot badly :!:

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Post by jwrape » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:20 pm

Dangerous Dave wrote:cheers j

if your Brutes are in storage, I strongly recommend putting a block under the chassis to get the tyres off the ground! Otherwise they flatspot and rot badly :!:
Yea, I usually do but they are in boxes in my garage at the moment. I hate those flat spots. :roll:
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Kyosho Nitro Brute

Post by Dangerous Dave » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:58 pm

j

I'd like to buy your Brute, for the Thorp running gear.

If you'd like to sell it for a reasonable price (or even just the Thorp bits) gimme a holler :D

I also just scored the "ultimate" for my collection, a NIB example of the Kyosho Nitro Brute :twisted:

goes well with my New Built NB...

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Post by jwrape » Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:22 am

Thanks for the offer, but I don't wanna get rid of it. I have had it for so long and I get it out every now and then and play with it.
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Post by Dangerous Dave » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:20 pm

hey

appreciate the reply, and understand exactly what ya mean about wanting to hang on to it. Still had to ask the question though 8)

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Post by jwrape » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:22 pm

Dangerous Dave wrote:hey

appreciate the reply, and understand exactly what ya mean about wanting to hang on to it. Still had to ask the question though 8)
Cool, yea, it will most likely be a display once I move into my house in a few weeks.
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Post by Dangerous Dave » Thu May 03, 2007 2:02 pm

latest addition - this one needed cleaning up and a few minor bits, but is now my 2nd runner :D
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Post by ClodDude » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:14 am

Hate to spoil the fun, but I had one and it was fairly bad IMHO. I purchased it based on RCCA's review where Chris Chianelli took it to a construction site and said that it was a blast. He also mentioned it could pull a lot.

when I got it, I was shocked at all the fragile plastic. Big plastic dogbones! I was also shocked that it had a plastic clutch bell and brake disc...and brake lever arm!

I did have a blast with it, though. Unfortunately it wasn't up for extended/rough usage and parts started breaking or falling off fairly fast. The only thing it could pull was an empty plastic garbage can!

The funniest thing was I painted the body with the words "IRON MAN". :lol:
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Post by richmaster » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:49 am

i dont know that much of it really i have never heard about it but can you change the bodies on them becuase i dont like those bodies i want to see some with a different body if anyone on here has one and if you can change the body
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Post by Dangerous Dave » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:48 am

yeah CD, I have that issue of RCCA (Nov 88 perhaps) with the Nitro Brute review!!

You are correct about them being poorly designed, in the first ten years of owning one I only got about 3 decent runs :cry: It broke dogbones, chewed gears, broke wheels, melted clutches, stripped belts... etc

Now I am older and wiser (what the...??) I am able to run them properly, albeit with either custom dogbones or a loose slipper clutch. It's a real love/hate relationship, but more love now I got it by the BALLS 8)

What that guy said about body shells - whatever.....

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Re: kyosho nitro brute

Post by ClodDude » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:10 am

Hey DD, very nice NitroBrutes you have there!

Actually, the funniest thing for me was that I bought the NB instead of a Clodbuster since I was heavily into Nitro back then (I started with the Kyosho Datsun 10...that should've been called Iron Man since it was about 90% metal!).

My friend bought the Clod at the same time I got the NB. We both had fun and parts breaking...I guess that's what it should be about anyway. ;)

Oddly enough, it would be something like 15 years later that I got my first Clod. :D

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