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Old 12-18-2006, 09:03 PM
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Another M-Chassis ready to race....
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:13 PM
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Went to race for the first time (ran about 4-5 packs). My car (M03M) was all over the track with my stock suspension. Tried the fuel tubbing inside the shock but didn't like it.

Should I buy the RC CVA Super Mini Shock Unit (50746) or the RC CVA Mini Shock Unit Set II (50519).

Also, which springs should I get? RC On-Road Tuned Spring Set - (4WD/FWD Touring & Rally Car) (53163) or the RC Touring Car Tuned Spring - Set (Short) (53333)?

And why one or the other?

Anyone have any of those parts for sale?
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by falconcg
Went to race for the first time (ran about 4-5 packs). My car (M03M) was all over the track with my stock suspension. Tried the fuel tubbing inside the shock but didn't like it.

Should I buy the RC CVA Super Mini Shock Unit (50746) or the RC CVA Mini Shock Unit Set II (50519).

Also, which springs should I get? RC On-Road Tuned Spring Set - (4WD/FWD Touring & Rally Car) (53163) or the RC Touring Car Tuned Spring - Set (Short) (53333)?

And why one or the other?

Anyone have any of those parts for sale?
You need oild shocks so the 50746 would be best it will also allow you to get it low.

Usually you will find that the front spring is in the 53440 and the rear spring is in the 53163 or the (53333 if you still need to lower the car.)
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by falconcg
Went to race for the first time (ran about 4-5 packs). My car (M03M) was all over the track with my stock suspension. Tried the fuel tubbing inside the shock but didn't like it.

Should I buy the RC CVA Super Mini Shock Unit (50746) or the RC CVA Mini Shock Unit Set II (50519).

Also, which springs should I get? RC On-Road Tuned Spring Set - (4WD/FWD Touring & Rally Car) (53163) or the RC Touring Car Tuned Spring - Set (Short) (53333)?

And why one or the other?

Anyone have any of those parts for sale?
The super mini shock unit is the obvious next choice up but it's still plastic parts with oil and moving parts . If you do alot of tweaking on ride height and different oils then after awhile the parts become loose and piston hole become enlarged and then leakage. i got the TRF special blue aluminum damper set (#49355). Its more than twice the price but it will last much longer in the long run. you can change ride height instantly and to a fraction of a mm. I also use the Trf short ex hard white spring (#53633) Its shorter than the other ones you mentioned. You can get your car down scraping ground if you want. If you can afford it then go for it..you'll inevitably be getting it anyways. and damn its looks so cool!!!
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:49 PM
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Anyone know where I can get that 2006 Civic Type R body?
Who make's it? ABC?....

Anyways here is my Tamiya Swift Body..Hope you all like it...
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:54 PM
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pretty pimp ride for sure pac-man
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by pac-man808
Anyone know where I can get that 2006 Civic Type R body?
Who make's it? ABC?....

Anyways here is my Tamiya Swift Body..Hope you all like it...
ABC make the Civic shell, but on their website they've said its only a prototype with no plans for production yet.
However, they're not going to make a mold just for one shell are they! It'll be out at some stage I'm sure.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:16 PM
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Tony...Thank you for the post.

I am getting the Xpress Mini...from a very good source...

But, I am also tempted to get the ABC hobby mini...Are they any good? From what I hear in Vancouver, ABC quality is not that great and plus parts are very hard to come by here....

It is worth buying?
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by pac-man808
Anyone know where I can get that 2006 Civic Type R body?
Who make's it? ABC?....

Anyways here is my Tamiya Swift Body..Hope you all like it...
I thought I saw that body once about a month ago,
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:19 PM
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Hey Troy...Wait till you see the paint job I'm gonna do for my Miata...
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by pac-man808
Hey Troy...Wait till you see the paint job I'm gonna do for my Miata...
Save it for the Seattle TCS.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:21 PM
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When is it? Are you coming up for TCS to defend your MINI Crown? The guys up here wanna dethrone ya...
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by pac-man808
When is it?
Like March 17th 18th.
If you find a connection on the Nissan Sunny Truck get me one!
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:26 PM
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Hey I got the ABC Cube Van from Lewis...Gonna do a pretty pimp paint job for it and wire it up with LED's

What is your IM?
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by pac-man808
Tony...Thank you for the post.

I am getting the Xpress Mini...from a very good source...

But, I am also tempted to get the ABC hobby mini...Are they any good? From what I hear in Vancouver, ABC quality is not that great and plus parts are very hard to come by here....

It is worth buying?
Well...I'd have to say that between us we've got 3 of them and havent had any serious breakages yet. That said, they dont strike me as one of the most robust cars I've ever seen. The Xpress is a LOT stronger, although sadly no longer in production.

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