Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Build Pictures

Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme
There is no denying that the Tamiya Blackfoot has a special place in my heart. While it wasn't the first RC kit I built from scratch, it was the first hobby grade RC truck I ever owned. Unfortunately that Tamiya Blackfoot has been lost to time, but since the Blackfoot has been re-released and re-designed by Tamiya multiple times, you can still buy one brand new kit form today. Granted, the pictures you see here, a build of the Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme, isn't quite like the original, but thanks to its body, wheels and tires, it still holds much of that charm that made the original Blackfoot so popular. Follow along as we document the building of our very own Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme and take it out for a good bashing.
Tamiya obviously had the novice hobbyist in mind when they released the Blackfoot Xtreme. Unlike most RC truck kits you'll ever build, this one comes with the differential and transmission pre-built. While that might be a bit of a disappointment for those of us who love building kits, it removes that transmission building intimidation factor most newbies usually feel. The Blackfoot Xtreme was by far the easiest RC truck kit we've ever built. Below is a photo of the pre-built transmission with the suspension arms attached.
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme front suspension
Next up is a photo of the Blackfoot Xtreme's front suspension assembly. As you can see, the Blackfoot features modular front and rear assemblies that attach to the chassis to make maintenance easier.
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme rear suspension
The Blackfoot's front steering hubs
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme front hubs
The Blackfoot Xtreme comes equipped with coil over friction shocks. They sure don't make the truck handle like a racer but the make for some bouncing fun.
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme shocks
The front and rear suspension assemblies fully built with bumpers and shocks attached
Tamiya Blackfoot rear suspension
Tamiya Blackfoot front suspension
This is a picture of the Blackfoot Xtreme's chassis which is comprised of two separate pieces screwed together
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme chassis
Here is the Xtreme's front and rear suspension assemblies mated to the chassis. See what we mean by this being one of the easiest builds ever?
Tamiya Blackfoot chassis
Another chassis picture
And yet another
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme
Bing, bam, boom, and the Blackfoot Xtreme is all but assembled!
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme wheels and tires
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme spike tires
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme build pictures
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme build pictures
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Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme build photos
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme body
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Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme grill
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Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme grill bumper
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme lightbar
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme action photo
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme jump
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme pictures
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme photos
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Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme ramp jump
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Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme
And that's it! The Blackfoot is built and ready to rumble. Running it with the stock 540 motor and a nimh battery pack proved that it was more than quick enough to keep a newbie happy, while the looks and styling bring back memories to every long time RC enthusiast.
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme wheelie
If you've enjoyed this build and would like a Tamiya Blackfoot of your very own, please purchase it from Amazon. We get a very small commission from the sale which helps fund future projects. Thanks!
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