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Old 11-25-2007, 01:39 AM   #1
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Questions?? Looking for a 200mm car for an HPI body kit

I'm fairly new to r/c racing except for the Associated RC10 buggy I bought and assembled about 15 years ago so sorry in advance for any dumb questions.

Anyway, I'm looking for a car kit that I can find to fit the new HPI Mustang body kit here:

http://www.hpiracing.com/press/pr17519.php

I'd like to find an electric car kit in the range of $100 to $200, maybe a little more and I'd prefer to assemble it myself. I can't seem to find many kits that don't include a body as well.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:57 AM   #2
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For the most part, electric 1/10 cars are 190mm wide and nitro cars are 200mm wide.

HPI used to make electric cars that could be swapped to make them 200mm wide, but that was a long time ago.

The sad thing is that there are far more "cool" bodies available for 200mm than there are for 190mm. You can widen a 190 chassis a bit with spacers or offset rims, but it's pretty hard to get 5mm a side.

If you just want a "roller" for display, just buy any old used nitro chassis.
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:11 AM   #3
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Just look out for some drift spec rims, the are available in offsets from 2mm to 10mm so you can go as wide as you want to fill those arches.

I use Sppedway Pal Slidemasters
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...?catmainid=529
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HPI RTR's come with 6mm offset rims. they look ok to me!
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:51 PM   #5
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HPI RTR's come with 6mm offset rims. they look ok to me!
That's what I was planning on using...
http://www.hpiracing.com/piw4.php?part=3820

Now I just have to decide what car kit I want to go with. I don't even necessarily want a 4WD because I'm not interested in racing it. I just want something with working steering and a working drive train if I decide to install a motor and steering servos.

I was hoping to find a kit that I could assemble myself. It seems those are more expensive due to better components and the cheaper kits are already assembled.

I have an old Associated RC10 with a graphite chassis I even hoped I could possibly use some components from. Probably not possible.

Here's a less expensive kit I found but I'm not sure if it would work
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=120&id=6512
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the Yokomo MR4TC special chassis I have is 200mm.
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The TA05 is a great car for the money. I don't think they have any of the standard kits in stock at the moment, but he can easily order you one.

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=120&id=5224

The TA05R is also a SCREAMING deal for the money...it has just about every option available included. Build it and race it as-is.

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=120&id=6672
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