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Old 03-22-2010, 10:22 PM   #1531
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any of you have any links to some race bodies for the CR
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oh i forgot to ask would you guys recommend the CRX(exotek) chassis for this car
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:29 PM   #1533
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Has RC car action or another publication done a thorough write up of the cup racer? Google doesn't turn up much
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:06 PM   #1534
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Ok, I am very excited to have my new Porsche in the mail. I always wanted one as a kid. I also really want a Mini Cooper body and was wondering if anyone here has found one that fits the cup racer?
If you shortened the wheelbase to 210mm many of the M chassis original style Coopers should fit. If you want a new gen Cooper then Colt has a 210mm one. The Tamiya new BMW Cooper body will not work (239mm wheelbase).
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:10 PM   #1535
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Looking for a esc/motor combo that will provide realistic speed and lay down enough power for smooth drifting. I plan on adding all the hop ups on hpi's site. I'm getting the levin drift kit and have an extra set of wheels with the softer compounds. I'll be setting up makeshift tracks for drifting and time attack at a local park which has smooth asphalt in some areas and semi-smooth in others.

Anyway, after researching this thread it's lead me to the Novak Havok sensored esc brushless combo. (can't link yet but it's LXWLX0 at towerhobbies, that's the item # $149) It's designed for VTA so I'm guessing it fits the realistic speed criteria.

What lipo will fit the chasis without modification while still keeping the speed quick but realistic with good run times?

I have read this entire thread and searched and found some results but not exact answers or opinions.
Per HPI many hardcase LiPo batteries will fit. Rectangular ones can be taped in place. Stick pack shaped ones can use the rounded holder, though I found Orion ones to be a really tight fit.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:11 PM   #1536
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oh i forgot to ask would you guys recommend the CRX(exotek) chassis for this car
Yes I would. Battery and servo are mounted on the chassis for lower center of gravity. The upper deck is symmetrical so flex side to side is the same.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:06 AM   #1537
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Someone has a discount coupon for Exotek shop?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:14 AM   #1538
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If you shortened the wheelbase to 210mm many of the M chassis original style Coopers should fit. If you want a new gen Cooper then Colt has a 210mm one. The Tamiya new BMW Cooper body will not work (239mm wheelbase).
Uh, oh, is this the one? I hope not, I just ordered it.....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUYH1&P=7
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Uh, oh, is this the one? I hope not, I just ordered it.....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUYH1&P=7
The wheelbase on this body is too long (239mm) for the Cup Racer (210-225mm).
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Someone has a discount coupon for Exotek shop?
Thanks in advance.
Sorry no coupons. Stormer Hobbies has it for about $70
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The wheelbase on this body is too long (239mm) for the Cup Racer (210-225mm).
Where did you find the wheelbase for this body? I can't seem to find it listed as 239mm anywhere!!!
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Did you use part #13 from parts tree 85282 to hold the o-ring in place before putting in the C clip?
thanks that was the problem. it sux that the shocks don't come with instructions.
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Where did you find the wheelbase for this body? I can't seem to find it listed as 239mm anywhere!!!
The Tamiya M chassis cars' wheelbases are:

M03/M05 - 210mm
M03M/M04M/M05M - 225mm
M03L/M04L/M05L - 239mm

The BMW Cooper bodies 2002 and 2006S fit the M03L. I have the 2002 version of the body and its 239mm wheelbase.

Even though Tamiya USA site doesn't say it's 239mm wheelbase for the 2006S body, it does say it's for an M03L.

See the link below from the English language Japanese Tamiya site. Yes the spec said 237mm. Its 239mm.


http://www.tamiya.com/english/produc...er_s/index.htm
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Sorry no coupons. Stormer Hobbies has it for about $70
Ok, thank you, so I'll order it there.
Meanwhile here is mine ready for the track
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