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Josh Cyrul’s famous House Jump is arguably the most known RC Car sequence in history – especially since it appeared on MTV. XXX Main shot this scene way back in July of 2001 at Josh’s house in Michigan. Since then it has been licensed by multiple broadcast networks to be viewed by millions both active and unfamiliar with the rc hobby. The House Jumping clip appeared in ‘xxx main SQUARED’ and forever changed the way the world looks at the sport of radio control cars.

“Dude~ you just jumped a house……. and drove away”

Filmed by~ Jeff Eveleigh, Jerry Cyrul and ‘Spew’ Thompson

Buggy Driver~ Josh Cyrul

Vehicle Jumped~ Kyosho Inferno 7.5

Engine~ Novarossi On-Road Worlds

via YouTube – RC Car Jumps House ~ xxx main SQUARED DVD.


Here are some pictures as promised.. My modified HPI Savage X 4.6, and my 10-year-old Kyosho Inferno DX. I was quite inspired to give my Inferno DX a re-look after Josh Cyrul’s famous House-Jumping video by a 1/8 Scale Off-road Racing Buggy, none other than the Kyosho Inferno 7.5. History has it that Kyosho popularized the 1/8 off-road race car, as in their company debut, they wanted to avoid direct competition with Tamiya – the world’s largest R/C and model car manufacturer. Consequently, rather than targeting the entry-level hobbyist, they made race-ready cars targeted at discerning RC car fanatics and “professional” racers.

I didn’t do much modding on the Inferno.. Back then, I changed all shocks to aluminum extra-travel oil-damped shocks. I remembered feeling quite disgruntled that for the same money, the Thunder Tiger 1/8 Off Road buggy had the whole works in it… particularly, metal gears, dirt guards and adjustable big-bore shocks. Nonetheless, the immature me who knew jack about car tuning, didn’t do a proper engine break-in, and worse… I ran it in a long-grass field and over-heated and over-worked the stock Kyosho .21 engine. So, I got a nice blue-topped Thunder Tiger Pro-21BR that generates 2.12 hp! Best part… I found that it’s such a good engine that it is still in production even today! I also changed the air filter to a K & N one. It’s currently fitted with my Savage X’s old, stock exhaust. Will have to change the manifold to fit an aluminium tuned pipe I have lying around.

Old RC Meets New : Kyosho Inferno DX vs HPI Savage X 4.6

Old RC Meets New : Kyosho Inferno DX vs HPI Savage X 4.6

Old RC Meets New : Kyosho Inferno DX vs HPI Savage X 4.6

Old RC Meets New : Kyosho Inferno DX vs HPI Savage X 4.6