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Old 01-13-2008, 07:44 PM   #5881
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If you just had some of those HPI Teddy Bear wheels,that would really top it off
Now THEY are rare... I had a set years ago and stupidly let them go!

And so so so gay..
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:40 PM   #5882
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Hey Tony, Great write up with the Mini! Thanks-
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:54 PM   #5883
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What part is this (picture attachment of the m03 rear)? This is from Tony's write up. Nice piece bro! Just curious does it help if the kit is light?
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:57 PM   #5884
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If you just had some of those HPI Teddy Bear wheels,that would really top it off
Believe it or not, I actually have two pairs of HPI chrome teddy bear rims that have never been opened. They are extremly gay indeed, but I've been hanging onto them because I figured one day they would be something very rare. You guys know that German wheel manufacturer Ronal used to make those for real cars, and the HPIs are copies of them right? People actually pay decent money for the real things for some reason.

http://www.ronalusa.com/wheels/opt-images/bear/bear.jpg
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:33 AM   #5885
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What part is this (picture attachment of the m03 rear)? This is from Tony's write up. Nice piece bro! Just curious does it help if the kit is light?
Umm, it says in the write-up what that is... It's the M03R rear upper link set!

Light? You mean as in overall weight?
Nooooo... if anything it makes them worse. They traction roll more with less weight.

MEP, you evil bastard! Although the fact that you've kept your teddy bear wheels now poses questions on YOUR sexuality!

p.s. Jay will PM you now...Hee hee..
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:09 AM   #5886
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What part is this (picture attachment of the m03 rear)? This is from Tony's write up. Nice piece bro! Just curious does it help if the kit is light?
You can make these pretty easy if you have the 5mm short adjusters.

SP-797 they are pretty cheap, the rest of the parts are easy but you might want to make the rod buy cutting up a screw,as i dont think Tamiya sells the rod seperate.
If you need more part numbers i can get them for you.
They just adjust the Camber of the rear wheels,something to try if you want but really i dont think it will help that much.Unless you car is completely dialed allready.
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Believe it or not, I actually have two pairs of HPI chrome teddy bear rims that have never been opened. They are extremly gay indeed, but I've been hanging onto them because I figured one day they would be something very rare. You guys know that German wheel manufacturer Ronal used to make those for real cars, and the HPIs are copies of them right? People actually pay decent money for the real things for some reason.

http://www.ronalusa.com/wheels/opt-images/bear/bear.jpg
Is this the same company that made Daisy wheels for the New Beetle?
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I found a set of the white teddy bear wheels on a drift site and put them on my brothers 1/18th car I got him for x-mas. I also painted him a nice pink and purple body with stars all over it, the look of shock, dissapointment, and nearly tears was awesome. Of course now IM stuck with this gay body and wheel combo seeing as how he didnt want to keep it

Oh well, worth the pictures I got out of it hehe
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I found a set of the white teddy bear wheels on a drift site and put them on my brothers 1/18th car I got him for x-mas. I also painted him a nice pink and purple body with stars all over it, the look of shock, dissapointment, and nearly tears was awesome. Of course now IM stuck with this gay body and wheel combo seeing as how he didnt want to keep it

Oh well, worth the pictures I got out of it hehe
Have you got a link to the website? I think my wife might actually drive her mini if it had Teddy bear wheels.
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MEP, you evil bastard! Although the fact that you've kept your teddy bear wheels now poses questions on YOUR sexuality!
Don't go getting your hopes up there Tony

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Is this the same company that made Daisy wheels for the New Beetle?
Nope, Italian manufacturer Mille Miglia makes the Daisys. I think those are still in production.
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the website is below

http://www.oamurai.com/

im not sure if they have any more but I would atleast ask them, they were pretty cheap too
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Well, my new Cooper S completed. After all is said & done, I'm glad I got it because I really like the subtle changes on the body, versus the '02 model. Masking & spraying this one was really easy too, & it has about 1/3 the amount of decals as the '02 model. So, now my new GT-M asphault racer is complete & ready for the spring season to begin.

Here's the final product in Spaz Stix chameleon with a white top & painted hood stripes:











I almost painted it silver, but decided to go the chameleon route at the last moment. As I posted earlier, the Cooper-S kit wheels are UGLY, so I swapped them for some deep-dish Square +4mm offset wheels & belted x-patterns. I'm running narrow(4mm) plastic hubs from a TB-02, so the wheels dont poke out of the fenders.
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awesome color, how did you do chameleon?
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:55 PM   #5894
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awesome color, how did you do chameleon?
It's straight out of an aerosal can. Spaz Stix makes an awesome product. The stuff sprays beautifully & lays down super fine. Using the recommended surface prep prior to spraying the base chameleon is absolutely key to a nice final product. This color is supposed to be gold/green/orange/purple, but the gold & orange only shows with the sun behind the car, which makes for poor quality photos. Spaz Stix has a bunch of different chameleons available... my personal fav is gold to green. They(Spaz) recommend using their black backer to seal the chameleons, but I've tried backing with several different base hues & you can get some wicked colors that way.

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Old 01-14-2008, 11:19 PM   #5895
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Hey mep- your Mini looks good! Is it powered with stock stuff or did you build a rocket ship under the hood?
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