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Old 01-16-2012, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
Looks good. I take back Spice makes ugly bodies.
Each to their own, but I still think they're ugly
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by stitchy
Mugen CR-X body in stock...
That one is not ugly. Looks awesome, so just got one delivered from rc mart as my next ride. Reckon I'll have it painted up this weekend.

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Sith Lord
Each to their own, but I still think they're ugly
I must admit that some of the bodies they make have questionable aesthetics....
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
Did you drill a large enough hole to allow the antenna tube holder to come through the body? Look at the Tamiya body. It's the ~9mm hole next to the left rear body post.
The rear body post is like a L shape, the body can't be lowered any further so it's hitting on the bend area. I am going to run other shells beside this HPI Miata on the M05 and M04.

What are people's feeling about the HPI cup racer vs. original mini rs4? I wish HPI would re-release some of their old r/c cars.
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The Cup Racer was saved from being tagged as 'The worst P.O.S. that HPI have ever made' only by virtue of the fact that the Switch came out at the same time...

I'd much rather have an RS4 Mini again thanks. It was simple, and it worked.
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Originally Posted by tony gray
The Cup Racer was saved from being tagged as 'The worst P.O.S. that HPI have ever made' only by virtue of the fact that the Switch came out at the same time...

I'd much rather have an RS4 Mini again thanks. It was simple, and it worked.
Really? I would have thought that the Cup Racer was nice. No reviews on rc-mini though.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:21 PM
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We couldn't find much nice to say about the Cup Racer, so we opted to not do a review, even though we've got two of them...
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I guess it's a "if you got nothing good to say, keep your mouth shut" sort of thing. LOL.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
We couldn't find much nice to say about the Cup Racer, so we opted to not do a review, even though we've got two of them...
What about the ABC Hobby Goose? Are you going to do a review of it? I think it would be interesting, that car looks great.

Anyway, I love the rc-mini site, it's very helpful and funny.
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Originally Posted by mailboxck
Really? I would have thought that the Cup Racer was nice. No reviews on rc-mini though.
it's a real pos, worst car i own. tried to run it for two weeks, damn car just couldn't stay together. it's got some seriously weak parts. i now run an abc genetic and it's worlds better.

abc's are fantastic, more people need to try them out, they are suprisingly fast and agile right out of the box. all i did to mine was install foams and it's the quickest 4wd mini at our track.
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Originally Posted by cybergiber
What about the ABC Hobby Goose? Are you going to do a review of it? I think it would be interesting, that car looks great.

Anyway, I love the rc-mini site, it's very helpful and funny.
While the Goose is amusing (purely because of the name!) we're unlikely to review it.
We cant race RWD Minis here in Aus, and to be honest no-one wants to anyway. Unless you've got a high grip surface they're usually a bit of a handful.

Apart from that we agree with Kaiser, for a decent 4WD Mini its hard to go past the Genetic.
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Does anybody know if you can buy the wheels that come with the M05S-spec

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBGRW&P=7.

I looked high and low on the Tamiya site and can't find them. I found the same wheel in colors but they are all discontinued Item #49461. I wanted to get the chrome ones, I also found a set of 11 spoke chrome wheels but different style wheel Item #84157
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I have a set of stabilizer/sway bars for my M03 that I bought used off someone. Can someone provide a link to the instructions on how to install them? I know it should be simple but I can't figure out where they screw into the suspension arms.
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Hey Timbulb I believe you are using 3-racing or Spec arms right?
The Tamiya stabilizer is connected to the stock control arm where the two bits are fastend together.So to run sway bars you will need to run stock two piece control arms.
I have the installation instructions.I will put them in my tool kit and give them to you next time we meet .Hope thats tonight
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