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Old 06-08-2010, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by academygaz
Does anyone know if the HPI Switch Fiat 500 body is available separately? Even better, a shop stocking it? And is it 225mm or 210mm?
I believe it is 210mm and I was told last month from HPI that the switch bodies will be ready later this summer.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:55 AM
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Excellent, thanks. I was hoping it was 210mm as I want to keep my M05 that length.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by gashuffer
On this webpage gashuffer if you scroll back three pages there is a Datsun Sunny coupe. Do you know the length of this body would it fit the M04 chassis?

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Old 06-08-2010, 01:51 PM
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The ABC body is 210mm. I have one cut and mounted, but not painted. Still trying to deside if I want to go with the blue instead of the red.
The blue paint scheme was used on the "guest driver" car.
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1
the best way to stop tracion rolling is to superglue the sidewalls of the front tyres
Would the reverse apply for a M04? I have similar issues with my M04 and would like to try this.

I'm guessing I should use the super glue on the rears for a M04????
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:43 PM
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New from Spice. A FAT Toyota Starlet.

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Originally Posted by tony gray
New from Spice. A FAT Toyota Starlet.

That thing looks exactly like a Fiat Strada.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:50 PM
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Wow that Startlet looks very cool.
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I literally just said PHWOOORRR when I saw that. That looks epic.
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Originally Posted by Steve420
Would the reverse apply for a M04? I have similar issues with my M04 and would like to try this.

I'm guessing I should use the super glue on the rears for a M04????
Nope, still glue only the fronts...
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^^^^^Thanks....glad I asked
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:45 PM
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Show your Mini or Mini's. Mine are as follows I have a Suzuki Super 1600 on a M03M chassis, as much aluminum upgrades as possible, aluminum motor heat sink, next I have an Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA on a M04 chassis also too many upgrades, this one has a brushless system with a 2230KV motor. The VW is an 81 GTI on a M03R chassis this one is a shelf queen, nothing spectacular about the paint job but I used to have a real 81 GTI that was the same color so that's why I painted it white (don't have the real GTI anymore ). Last is the Mini Cooper on a M03 chassis lightly tuned tamiya motor, moped ESC, futaba receiver, aluminum motor heat sink. They all have full ball bearing upgrades. And they are all fun to drive.

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Old 06-09-2010, 11:08 PM
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Hey guys are the tamiya slicks worth getting and are they legal for tcs racing?do they last?
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:27 PM
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The Tamiya slicks are TCS legal, the 60D Type A's do wear pretty quickly though. Tamiya has released a 60D Type B slick for the mini but I haven't run these yet so unfortunately don't know if they wear any better than the A's.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:31 AM
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The new Type Bs wear like iron and have the same if not a little more grip than the As. Their grip goes way up the firmer the insert.
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