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Old 11-03-2011, 10:19 AM   #2686
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That would be the Protoform;
http://racepf.com/mini-micro/socal-p...on-clear-body/
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:42 PM   #2688
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What are the "drift" setups for this chassis?

Anyone drifting them?

Got new drift tires for the car last night.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:02 PM   #2689
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I assume the tires for these cars are the same those for the M-05's etc etc
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:39 PM   #2690
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I assume the tires for these cars are the same those for the M-05's etc etc
Yes you can use M Chassis size wheels and tires. 60D is the standard size, you need to take out a chassis spacer to fit the smaller diameter mini tires. Only HPI Cup Racer tires will fit the kit wheels, they have a different 'bead' than other RC wheels and tires.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:01 AM   #2691
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It's clever thing isn't it; have to use rim and tire from same company(ies)
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:16 AM   #2692
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Gentlemen, I bid you welcome from the world of off-road racing...

I am interested in picking up an on-road car for use on asphalt and concrete, and came across the HPI Cup Racer...And I have a few question about it...

Is the car any good on pavement or is it meant as a carpet racer?

Are there any recomended upgrades or "hacks" out of the box?

Do I need to buy servo mounting and/or servo horn accesories seperatly or does the kit include this?

Is there anything I need to purchase outside of what comes with the kit?[other than electronics, paint, and tools obviously]

Will a 2s 5000mah hard pack lipo fit in the battery tray?

And are there any general dislikes about the car I need to know about?

Thank you for your time and patience...

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Old 11-13-2011, 01:36 PM   #2693
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What are the "drift" setups for this chassis?

Anyone drifting them?

Got new drift tires for the car last night.
I use mine as a drifter, I bought a second gear diff, locked it and put it in the rear. Seems to work really well.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:54 PM   #2694
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I use mine as a drifter, I bought a second gear diff, locked it and put it in the rear. Seems to work really well.
kept mine stock strainght out of the box setup, works well, and very controllable. Im running 13turn hobbywing setup (mini class spec) is overpowered when on carpet, but drifts great on bitumen/ashphalt road
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Is the car any good on pavement or is it meant as a carpet racer?
Down here in Austin, at Hobbytown North there was a spec class dedicated to the Cup Racers on Saturdays. I'm looking to pick up a Cup Racer, too, in hopes of reviving the class. We run on a temp course set up in the asphalt parking lot. I've been told the kit tires do well for the track conditions we usually have. Is Mike's going to start a class for these or do they already have an "M" class? I'm currently running our 1/10 spec "Electric GT" class as well as our 1/18 mini class. I need to make it up to Mike's sometime for some indoor offroad action since our local indoor track closed.

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Are there any recomended upgrades or "hacks" out of the box?
One of the local Cup Racer class creators showed me all of his aluminum upgrades. The first one he recommended was to replace the plastic out drives up front. He also runs the laydown configuration up front and he's got nice, aluminum pieces for that, too.

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Do I need to buy servo mounting and/or servo horn accesories seperatly or does the kit include this?
I hope all servo accessories are included! I'll check with the dudes at our Hobbytown.

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Will a 2s 5000mah hard pack lipo fit in the battery tray?
From what I've seen in this thread, yes depending on how your leads are configured. You won't be able to use the battery door, but others have either taped or used Velcro straps to hold their packs in. I've got an older 20C 3000 mAh Orion pack that has rounded edges that should fit perfectly with the door. The spec electronics for our class are REALLY mild so this little pack should be good for a whole day of racing.

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And are there any general dislikes about the car I need to know about?
Not enough racers locally own them to keep the class going. I've always liked the kit and I can't resist the temptation to build one any longer!
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:30 PM   #2696
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for those of you who run these cup cars, how do you think they'd compare to the traxxas 1/16 cars? they are almost the exact same size.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:13 AM   #2697
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for those of you who run these cup cars, how do you think they'd compare to the traxxas 1/16 cars? they are almost the exact same size.
i think the hpi cup racer is a great mini 4wd chassis. it offers more finer tuning then the traxxas 1/16th scale rally cars. where the hpi cup racer lacks at is. is its brittle parts. some of the parts i have broke, others ( meaning fellow cup racer owners ) havent broke. this chassis is pretty capable for whatever you want to do with it, bash drift or racing, or even just tracking the car like time attack at a local track.

the 1/16th traxxas rally car is going to be more friendly to the tune of not having problems with breaking parts. i had a 1/16th slash and never broke a thing and id jump it off 2- 3 feet jumps bare bone stock.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:15 AM   #2698
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anyone have a spare mint condition built cup racer with parts their willing to trade for 3racing f109 or sell?

pm me....
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Is the car any good on pavement or is it meant as a carpet racer?

Down here in Austin, at Hobbytown North there was a spec class dedicated to the Cup Racers on Saturdays. I'm looking to pick up a Cup Racer, too, in hopes of reviving the class. We run on a temp course set up in the asphalt parking lot. I've been told the kit tires do well for the track conditions we usually have. Is Mike's going to start a class for these or do they already have an "M" class? I'm currently running our 1/10 spec "Electric GT" class as well as our 1/18 mini class. I need to make it up to Mike's sometime for some indoor offroad action since our local indoor track closed.


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Are there any recomended upgrades or "hacks" out of the box?

One of the local Cup Racer class creators showed me all of his aluminum upgrades. The first one he recommended was to replace the plastic out drives up front. He also runs the laydown configuration up front and he's got nice, aluminum pieces for that, too.


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Do I need to buy servo mounting and/or servo horn accesories seperatly or does the kit include this?

I hope all servo accessories are included! I'll check with the dudes at our Hobbytown.


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Will a 2s 5000mah hard pack lipo fit in the battery tray?

From what I've seen in this thread, yes depending on how your leads are configured. You won't be able to use the battery door, but others have either taped or used Velcro straps to hold their packs in. I've got an older 20C 3000 mAh Orion pack that has rounded edges that should fit perfectly with the door. The spec electronics for our class are REALLY mild so this little pack should be good for a whole day of racing.


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And are there any general dislikes about the car I need to know about?

Not enough racers locally own them to keep the class going. I've always liked the kit and I can't resist the temptation to build one any longer!
Thank you sir, for the reply.

I'm kinda of backing out of getting one of these and leaning more towards something like a tc4...

Anyway thanks again,
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:46 PM   #2700
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Tower is listing the Datsun Kit as discontinued. HPI Europe is listing the Porsche RSR and 240Z as discontinued.

Any body have any news from HPI? Update coming? New bodies coming?
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