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MDG_Racing 8/10/18

White Fang exploded view. No drill bit needed. Take a pick tool and run around the plastic post swedge. I'm screwing together with 1/8" 2-56 buttonheads.

  • Awesome work, thanks for documenting it. I actually like that the axles aren't fixed...easier to swap and such. — redlinederby
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MDG_Racing 8/10/18

The bulk of the castings appear to have a standard axle length. Which happens to be a common HW size as well. Next up wheels 

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redlinederby 8/10/18
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From what I'm seeing, it looks like many of the Zuru cars have metal chassis and plastic bodies? That would fare very well for building custom racers. If nothing else, they're a good source for that and then slap on a metal body from an HW/MBX and roll

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GspeedR 8/10/18

I bought 2 of the singles from Target over the weekend. I haven't truly 'track-tested' them yet, but like 'LoS' said...they do seem to roll well. But the above posted disassembly confirms what I had suspected, they use the interior insert to "secure" the axles(which actually aren't very secure at all) instead of having the axles connected directly to the chassis. I could be mistaken but that may not be condusive to high speed stability in the single lane.

  • When I modify White Fang...the axels will be permanently attached :) — LeagueofSpeed
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LeagueofSpeed 8/10/18
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Also of note...when shopping in Walmart the name seems to change to Adventure Force...and some different castings also, but not in singles.

  • I saw that. Adventure Force was Maisto, I thought — MDG_Racing
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LeagueofSpeed 8/10/18
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  • I thought those were Maisto — NDeavers80
  • I've bought those as Speed Wheels by Maisto in singles. Is ZURU a Maisto off shoot? — MDG_Racing
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LeagueofSpeed 8/10/18
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  • Target...Metal Machines...Walmart Adventure Force — LeagueofSpeed
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Dadvball 8/10/18

The cars in the 9 pack are also sold as individuals under Maisto's Fresh Metal series.  I have the Mini and have bought others at Dollar Tree. 

  • Fresh Metal and Speed Wheels at Walgreens — MDG_Racing
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Mopar_Mafia 8/10/18

WOW, this has caused a fervor of interest not seen around here in awhile. That's a good thing. Haven't seen these around here yet. Thanks for the updates

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redlinederby 8/13/18
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This is going to require a spreadsheet soon! ;P

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bcw15 8/14/18

  • Just a start — bcw15
  • Zuru Thriller appears to be fast — LeagueofSpeed
  • Nice. Great idea. Wish I had decent computer skills. — MDG_Racing
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MDG_Racing 8/17/18

Road wheels 3 different types 


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