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Old 04-15-2009, 06:35 PM   #211
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I built a cup racer this weekend and installed a castle creation 5700kv motor. Tp get the wires in a convient spot in the end they get in the way before you cam the motor over, but you can squish the out of the way or remove the upper deck. The shaft is a little long too but I took a little out of the dust cover and it fit fine. I planed on running a 2s hard pack that I had from intigey, it will not fit. I have been running a 3s and have not had any problems or seen any wear. I have been using the 30 tooth pinion and all seems fine not hardly getting warm, just a little fast. The car is noisy when it is slow(not cogging maybe diffs?), but real quiet at speed.
Thats! I needed that.
Decided to run the 5700 anyway, I got it working with a 25 pinion. Had to sand away a little of the top deck no harm done. Painted the body about 10 minutes ago. Looking forward to getting her on the track this weekend.
I think its going to be fast.....
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:28 PM   #212
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The wheels and tires are smaller than regular 1/10. I have been running jaco prism purples, they are just about the same size. The other rubber tires I have fit w/o body but are way to tall, they range from 64.7mm - 69.6mm. The kit tires are 60mm tall.

Has anyone gotten another body of any sorts for theirs? I love this 240Z body. I know if I keep running it I am going to eventually scuff it up.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:26 PM   #213
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Default My Cup Racer 510

Omg I can't wait Should be here soon!!!!

I paid the extra $51usd for shipping cuz I did not wana wait 2 months for my LHS to get one in stock.


any word on these wheels??
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I seen them befor (on i belive like the hpi mustang kits).I know that they are not new??
alum??? or really good paint?? i think not?? who makes em?? any one know? my kit wont be complete with out them. I NEED THEM!!!!

any kit pics?? built pics?? driving vids?? post em if you got em
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:04 PM   #214
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They look like HPI rims, probobly a satin version of the ones that will come with the 510 kit.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:08 PM   #215
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has anyone found and ran any other curent production bodies on their cup racer?
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:50 PM   #216
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has anyone found and ran any other curent production bodies on their cup racer?
just finished the kit except electronics, i fitted both ABC hobby TE27 levin and datsun 510 on the shortened 1M wheelbase and they fit just fine.




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Old 04-16-2009, 10:23 PM   #217
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That Levin body it freaking beautiful. How much do ABC bodies go for and where?
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:49 PM   #218
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try www.abchobbyusa.com their selection is limited right now but you can e-mail them to see if they have something you dont see. I think the price is kind of stiff. $41 for a shell? Its about $15 to rich for me. Maybe it comes from importing small quantities. Maybe they are just really proud of the product. I love the Celica.

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try www.abchobbyusa.com their selection is limited right now but you can e-mail them to see if they have something you dont see. I think the price is kind of stiff. $41 for a shell? Its about $15 to rich for me. Maybe it comes from importing small quantities. Maybe they are just really proud of the product. I love the Celica.
Yeah I was checking out that site not too long ago and DAMN THAT CELICA BODY IS SEXY! I'll probably get an ABC body just for show, replete with light kit even!
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:57 PM   #220
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Default Abc bodys

the only thing i dont like about the ABC bodys is for the price you would think they would have detail chrome bumpers like the Hpi kit... and not the lexan ones you have to paint (btw anyone know whats best to use to try and make the lexan look chrome???)



And some one answer me this how dose that grille go together on the 510??? i still not have even touched my ABC (bre 510) body cuz its pretty much got me freaked out any one know where to get some instructions in USDM writing not JDM


also back to the rims i seen them on another kit searching google id really like to find out who makes them they look alum. to me
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:31 AM   #221
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Default Cup Racer - Front camber adjustment

Has anyone figured out how to (easily) adjust the front camber settings?
I contacted HPI and they said that you have to take out the ball end from the upper arm and insert washers to adjust the camber.
It will be difficult to make adjustments while you are on the track with this setup....
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Both Spaz-Stix & Alclad make chrome paint for lexan in aerosol. I believe Spaz-Stix makes it in 1oz bottles for your air-brush as well. I've used both and they come out great!
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thanks much!!!!
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Both Spaz-Stix & Alclad make chrome paint for lexan in aerosol. I believe Spaz-Stix makes it in 1oz bottles for your air-brush as well. I've used both and they come out great!
that's what 'my' painter uses looks awesome just like real chrome
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:32 AM   #225
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I got my body all cut out last night and I will be painting soon.

I have bought ABC bodies in the past. I would pay the price for them over Tamiya now. You get the headlight buckets as a bonus.

I use the alcad chrome, and I love it. I have heard the Spaz-stix really stinks.(but good product)
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