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Old 05-31-2005, 09:55 PM   #1
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The gf wants a mini cooper car . I have to chose between a Tamiya M03 or a Hpi Rs4 Mini 1/12 4wd . Which is the better mini to buy ? take into account things like parts availability and durability . Thanks for the help .
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:18 PM   #2
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don't think the hpi is in production go with the Tamiya
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don't think the hpi is in production go with the Tamiya
I`d stick with the Tamiya too.. because parts back up isn`t a prob.

Also there`s the Xpress Mini..carbon fibre chassis,belt drive 4wd, it`s an awesome car . A club member has one & has to race it in with the 540`s because it too fast for the Tamiya MO3`s.(due to being able to easily change the gear ratios).

I know RC Mart is just started to re-stock them,BUT don`t know about the availability anywhere else.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=13389

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The gf wants a mini cooper car . I have to chose between a Tamiya M03 or a Hpi Rs4 Mini 1/12 4wd . Which is the better mini to buy ? take into account things like parts availability and durability . Thanks for the help .
The Xray and the Yokomo 12th scale TC are awesome Parts haevn't been a problem if you use Speedtech. Also there is a Mini Cooper body you can fit on either as well. Just a couple more options since it is for the gf we would only want the best car for her, just incase you doesn't like it than you get have a new mini....LOL
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The Xray and the Yokomo 12th scale TC are awesome Parts haevn't been a problem if you use Speedtech. Also there is a Mini Cooper body you can fit on either as well.
Which cooper body will fit the yoke 1/12th? Is it the Tamiya?
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All 210mm wheelbase bodies will fit the Yokomo and the Xray, but with the Mini Cooper you won't be able to fit TC rims, whellwells are a lot smaller, you can cut the body to make them fit but you will loose scale realism.
ABC will release their own mini TC (shaft driven and 6cells)
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thanks , I will check out the other " mini's " . I like that there are other 1/12 TC's out there .
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All 210mm wheelbase bodies will fit the Yokomo and the Xray, but with the Mini Cooper you won't be able to fit TC rims, whellwells are a lot smaller, you can cut the body to make them fit but you will loose scale realism.
ABC will release their own mini TC (shaft driven and 6cells)
Here is a pic of my very special Mini RS4!
Very nice mini, when I had mine I made a saddle pack chassis for it out of a pro2 chassis.

Mr Pink I have a used Tamiya M03 I need to sell.

BTW the Tamiya and the HPI are not 1/12th scale, they are 1/10th. A mini is just smaller therefor the model is smaller.
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I sent you a PM regarding the sale of you M03 .
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If she is a new driver, go with the Tamiya MO3L Mini Cooper.
Add a bearing set, oil filled plastic shocks, and the aluminum steering knuckles.
That makes the car pretty indestructable, she will have fun bashing it and you wont have to spend your time wrenching on it. Runs about 25 mins on a 3300 stick pack, zero maint motor to boot.
Plus you can also enter it in the Tamiya series.
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cool thanks . I plan on it . I 'll probably run it more than her after the "newness" wears off .
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