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Old 05-14-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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This cool looking car is supposed to have a USA based distributer some time soon. I have the Datsun 510 BRE Edition on order...should arrive this week. Anyone else have these cars? What class do you run it in? Touring, Mini, TA?







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I like how it looks. In their websitem they show some nice options for it as well.
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There are a couple of guys in our office who have them and they look really cool. Even with stock motor they move. Tires that come with them seem pretty good too.
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Used to own it.

The only thing that was brittle was the set of wheels. Tires were fabulous.

Maintenance is a lot of work, as everything is packed in a tiny little package. Nevertheless, it's a little mean bullet at the track.
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I purchased the Sunny Coupe kit recently. I am still setting it up, can't wait to give it a run. I also purchased the datsun ute body for the car.

will post when I finish.

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I want one of those Datsun 510 BRE's!

We run a Mini class here that allows FWD, RWD and 4WD Minis to run together. Tamiya Black Can motors and 6 cell Nimh. The 4WD's need to gear to the FDR of the M03. It has worked to keep all the cars close on the track.
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I love to see a fully upgraded kit, that would save me some big troubles. US here is very hard to get parts.

I got a set of ko and 8x2 motor already to make a rocket!

....I run side by side monkeys still! does it have the battery sinks?
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zenithrr, where do you race?

I am in San Jose.

I would like to show you some my side by side monkeys
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Does anyone know how this compares to the old HPI 4WD mini. I have one of those and just loved it. I am a little afraid to race it now as parts are hard to come by.
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Well I just received my Genetic yesterday. I ordered it from the BRE website here:
http://www.bre2.net/mm5/merchant.mvc...ry_Code=models

It comes to $222 with USPS priority shipping. They are based out fo the Seattle, WA. area, so shipping should never take more than 4 days to anywhere in the USA. Some overseas places arew selling this kit for as low as $160 USD. But after including shipping, it comes out to around $220+...and you have to factor in the longer shipping tiime.

Anyhow, here's some unpacking pics I was impressed with the clear oil-filled shocks.

Unfortunately, my Yeah Racing 3200 LiPo pack (same dimensions as the Orion 3200 carbon LiPo pack) does not fit. Maybe some modes will be required.











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nice car!
Do you know if any other shells fit on to it?
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Active Lotus but not fit
fit Active A210SS mini kit only !
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Does anyone know how this compares to the old HPI 4WD mini. I have one of those and just loved it. I am a little afraid to race it now as parts are hard to come by.

I have the RS4 mini too, but I probaly will never race it. parts are hard to find now. those two new kits are much more race worthy. they can accept side by side batteries and a motor heatsink. also they have lower CG and better weight distribution. on a track, they could add up to make a big difference. hope this may help you.
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does it fit IB4200/3800 cell? as I know, they are a bit bigger than some 3xxx cell.
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