my first rc race car was an M01 and i loved that car
i couldnt leave it stock. i slapped on a 10x3 and 7-cell 2000s - that thing ate up countergears
i used to join when boyel sponsored motorshow races in folk arts parking lot, then in boom na boom parking. i remembered i hopped it up to the max - aluminum and carbon fiber here and there - and only because it was so much cheaper then (that was 1997 i think) aluminum arms and mounts were only P 300.00+ a pair, the carbon fiber chassis was
P 900.00 (got it on sale in boyels, megamall
) and wheels were also inexpensive, especially the rear tires on my fwd mini - they lasted forever!
now, aluminum front knuckles cost about
oh well, those were the days ...
anyway, im feel really bad that i sold that car some years ago because i switched to touring. right now, im thinking of getting back into mini because i plan to run in much smaller tracks.
what do you guys suggest? what is the most recent tamiya mini chassis? is it still the M03 with the old rover mini cooper body? i understand that the tamiya chassis with the new mini cooper body is based on a longer wheelbase, right? i prefer a front wheel drive short wheelbase model.
thanks for any info