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Old 03-08-2010, 12:45 AM   #1486
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nice setup - any up close pics?
Here ya go. It's a complete Rally conversion, meaning that it can handle off road nearly as well as a buggy of the same size once you learn how to drive one but can be put back to on road use in a matter of minutes. This mostly involved some minor adjustments to the control arms and chassis to allow for more suspension travel. I then added the HPI Threaded Adjustable Shocks which allowed for up to 55mm in length. It also has wheels and tires off of a Tamiya DF03ra Rally Car but any 0 degree offset touring car wheel with Tamiya Rally Block Tires would have the same effect. Lastly there was some sealing to be done around the gear cover as the stock setup will allow a ton of sand and rocks in there to mess up your day. It's running a Novak Havoc ESC and 17.5 Brushless Motor and Spektrum DSM 2 radio gear. It also has a home made LED unit I put in. I realize the wiring has a lot of slop but I'm always switching my motors into other cars and don't trim them up until I've settled on a setup and this car is still a work in progress.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:50 AM   #1487
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Thanks for the info, I was looking at some Zippy batteries.. the one I want was out of stock.

Which Lipo battery charger is the best bang for the buck?
If you're looking for a DC only charger then the Turnigy Accucel-6 is very good and low priced

If you're looking for a AC/DC charger then these are good.

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http://www.hobbypartz.com/thac6smbachw.html
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:29 PM   #1488
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Here ya go. It's a complete Rally conversion, meaning that it can handle off road nearly as well as a buggy of the same size once you learn how to drive one but can be put back to on road use in a matter of minutes. This mostly involved some minor adjustments to the control arms and chassis to allow for more suspension travel. I then added the HPI Threaded Adjustable Shocks which allowed for up to 55mm in length. It also has wheels and tires off of a Tamiya DF03ra Rally Car but any 0 degree offset touring car wheel with Tamiya Rally Block Tires would have the same effect. Lastly there was some sealing to be done around the gear cover as the stock setup will allow a ton of sand and rocks in there to mess up your day. It's running a Novak Havoc ESC and 17.5 Brushless Motor and Spektrum DSM 2 radio gear. It also has a home made LED unit I put in. I realize the wiring has a lot of slop but I'm always switching my motors into other cars and don't trim them up until I've settled on a setup and this car is still a work in progress.
You show a great option for the cup racer to drive it on rough pavement too. Thanks a lot.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:57 PM   #1489
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Honda Civic Si body


Cup Racer and Switch owners... the popular Honda Civic Si is back! Completely revised decals and revised tooling make it a perfect fit on Cup Racer cars as well as many other "Mini" size cars with 225mm wheelbases. We've added front/rear light buckets for the ultimate in realism. The huge vinyl pre-cut decal sheet comes all of the good stuff: window lines, tinted rear/side windows just like the real Civic Si (EK9), two different radiator/intercoolers, official Honda logos and even some retro HPI logos thrown in.

Like all HPI bodies, the Honda Civic comes with a clear protective overspray film, window masks and a large pre-cut decal sheet. The body also has drill locations marked for HPI Cup Racer cars, making it easy to line up the body mount and antenna holes.

* Premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlights, grill, tail lights, official logos and more - For a perfect finish with a lot of details
* Front and rear light buckets - allows you to add real lights for the ultimate realism
* High quality polycarbonate with excellent dimensional stability and impact resistance - For extra strength and longer life
* Pre-marked body post holes - For easy mounting on HPI cars
* Fits the HPI Cup Racer, Switch and other "Mini" size cars


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Old 03-08-2010, 10:02 PM   #1490
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One problem with the civic body. There's an old one that fits the mini rs4. The new and the old bodies have the same part number, 7024 and the old one is still around and it doesn't fit cup racer.

HPI you need to fix this.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:05 AM   #1491
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which one is this? It has the extra lip in the rear for dual wings. There were RS4 decals in the kit. This is a Cup Racer..
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:44 AM   #1492
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which one is this? It has the extra lip in the rear for dual wings. There were RS4 decals in the kit. This is a Cup Racer..
If it came with headlight buckets it is the new one. I think it only has the upper wing in the new one, tinted windows, etc...

I believe yours is the old one. Nice color too.....
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it's the older body, thx. Distributor's don't distinguish between the two...
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Hey 1555Racing are those aluminum rear a-arms on your car?
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:42 PM   #1495
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which one is this? It has the extra lip in the rear for dual wings. There were RS4 decals in the kit. This is a Cup Racer..
The wheel well cut lines are for the smaller tamiya m size wheels you have on. The cup racer with the larger tires/wheels do not fit correctly. The width of the body is a little too narrow and the wheels rub on the fender arcs when you compress the suspension esp. the rear with toe-in.
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Hey 1555Racing are those aluminum rear a-arms on your car?
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The wheel well cut lines are for the smaller tamiya m size wheels you have on. The cup racer with the larger tires/wheels do not fit correctly. The width of the body is a little too narrow and the wheels rub on the fender arcs when you compress the suspension esp. the rear with toe-in.
Yeah it seems like his car is using the 55mm tires designed for the Minis. Then again there's nothing to prohibit the use of the same 55mm tires/wheels on a Cup Racer.
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One problem with the civic body. There's an old one that fits the mini rs4. The new and the old bodies have the same part number, 7024 and the old one is still around and it doesn't fit cup racer.

HPI you need to fix this.
The new Civic has #7216 not 7024!
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:58 AM   #1499
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The new Civic has #7216 not 7024!
Wow HPI listened to me and so fast. Look at bodywerx's post #1492 at the bottom. Same news I've seen around. A fairly popular US online shop who will remain nameless to protect him from embarassment has the 7024 body listed with the new description that the body is for the Cup racer and Switch for sale. (Bob you might want to fix your ad)
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Thumbs up kinda wishin I could get my hands on one....

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