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Old 08-07-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 1:18th Scale Racers??? Come On In!

So who here has one? Post you setups and pics.

Here is mine. I started building it a few weeks ago. Tommorow the 8th, I am getting all my extra Aluminum Parts Anodized in Purple. So I still have a few more phases of rebuilding to go. Here are some pics of my progress with my new Team Xray M18...

Bare Chassis Shots. Features 140mm Motek Racing Panther SSG Conversion Chassis. (Currently talking to Michael at MotekRacing.com to maybe buy his Prototype CF 140mm Version)





First Phase of Electronics Setup...



Final Phase. Wires are shortened to a Perfect Fit... Hi-Tech Shredder Antenna Wire replaced with a Black 27mhz AM Receiver Wire...







Cars Setup Sheet...

Team Xray - 300 ESC ----------------------------- $62.40
Team Xray - 180 Heat Sink Clip -------------------- $13.26
Team Xray - 300 Heat Sink Clip -------------------- $16.13
Team Xray - 42T/48 Spur Gear -------------------- $5.75
Team Xray - Adjustable Linkages ------------------ $12.38
Team Xray - Aluminum Adj. Ball Differential --------- $40.56 - x2 ($81.12)

Motek Racing Panther 140mm SSG Carbon Chassis --- $74.95

Atomic - Spring Set -------------------------------- $7.90 -- x2 ($15.80)
Atomic - Lower Ride Height Spring Set -------------- $9.90 -- x2 ($19.80)
Atomic - Front/Rear Roll Bar Kit --------------------- $15.90 - x2 ($31.80)
Atomic - Front/Rear Option Roll Bars ----------------- $5.90 -- x2 ($11.80)
Atomic - Alloy Pinion Gears - 16T-20T --------------- $4.90 -- x5 ($9.80)
Atomic - Stainless Steel Front/Rear CVD's ------------ $14.90 - x2 ($29.80)

GPM Racing - Outter Hubs Front/Rear ---------------- $13.99 - x2 ($27.98)

Ellegi - Front Foam Tire - 45 Deg. -------------------- $4.50
Ellegi - Rear Foam Tire -- 45 Deg. -------------------- $4.50

Hi-Tech HS-81MG Servo ----------------------------- $23.99
Hi-Tech Shredder AM 27mhz Receiver ----------------- $40.00
Team Orion Elite Coreless Motor ---------------------- $49.99
Thunder Power 2-Cell 1320mah Li-Po Battery Pack ----- $36.95 - x2 ($73.90)
YourMicro.com Ceramic 3/32 (2.4mm) Diff Balls --------- $14.99 - x2 ($29.98)

Boca 6x10x3mm Chrome Ultra Seals Bearings ----------- $5.45 -- x12 ($65.40)

Total" $705.03

I also own a very special HPI Micro RS4 and 1/28th Scale Xmod. I will post pics of those if anyone is interested.
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Wow, that thing is outstanding. You built that thing pro, really nice. I like your attention to detail. Above and beyond is the only way to go, and your car is excelent proof. I would love to see more pictures if you have any.
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Old 08-07-2005, 06:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for the comments!

Here are some shots of my HPI NSX GT...

Here some shots of it first mounted. No wing, no decals. And it even looks badass.



Wing and Decals placed... I love this body, painted a Metallic Black. You can't see from the pics but in person, the black has some sparkles in it.






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Old 08-07-2005, 07:04 PM   #4
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Here is my HPI Micro RS4. Built with only Performence Hopups and Alloy Parts for Strength. Every Bearing replaced with Ceramic Bearings. Hacker Brushless B20-22s Brushless Motor. Don't own a ESC yet. Might get a Quarks ESC or Mamba-25. This car will not run and the motor will most likely go into my Xray M18.





Setup Sheet...

HPI Micro RS4 Kit ------------------------- $99.99

HPI Front Alloy Diff Casing (Inner) --------- $32.99
HPI Front One-Way ----------------------- $31.99
HPI Front Dogbones ----------------------- $29.99
HPI Dual Link Tie-Rod/Servo Mount Set ---- $11.99
HPI Rear Ball Diff -------------------------- $26.99
HPI Ceramic Nitride 3/32 Diff Balls ---------- $19.29
HPI Rear Heatsink Motor Mount ------------ $21.99
HPI Spring Set ---------------------------- $10.19
HPI Pinion Set 8t-13t Set ----------------- $23.34
HPI Countersunk Purple Washers ----------- $4.79

GH Front Alloy Spur Gear ------------------ $9.99
GH Front Alloy Dogbones ------------------ $12.49
GH Front Alloy Knuckles ------------------- $15.99
GH Pinion Holder -------------------------- $5.99
GH Alloy 300 Motor Mount ----------------- $9.99

Elligi Front Foam Tires --------------------- $4.50
Elligi Rear Foam Tires ---------------------- $4.50

Boca Bearings Ceramic Bearing Set --------- $127.65

Penguin R/C P3500 Performance Chassis ---- $54.99
Penguin R/C P3505 Battery Plate ----------- $3.99
Penguin R/C "Custom" P3500LM ------------ $106.33 (2 Main Chassis Plates)

Hi-Tech HS81MG Servo (J) ---------------- $23.99
Trinity Micro VCS Shock, Purple ------------ $19.00

Total" $679.95
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Most people on here aren't in to 1/18.
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I'm loving the photos. I'm into racing 1/18 right now. I have a Motek EXO1 for my MRS4 adn I love it. Here is a very bad photo of the car. I installed a big block motor mount, one18th.com Beast Raptor motor( and it killed my front diff), 1100 GP's, Hitec 81 servo, acoms receiver, and a Ko Propo 1000FR.
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I thought that the name of this thread was 1/18 scale racers. Have you ever even raced any of your cars J Smith?

I have never seen a set up sheet with part prices posted
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I thought that the name of this thread was 1/18 scale racers. Have you ever even raced any of your cars J Smith?

I have never seen a set up sheet with part prices posted
I have never raced against anyone else as there aren't that many people or even a track for that matter around here. I have driven my 140mm Panther and it drives great. Besides hearing the Front/Rear Diff gears making sounds when I go into hard corners, the car is fantastic. I just got 2 Xray Front/Rear Ball Diffs w/ YourMicro.com Ceramic Diff Balls. This should help clean up the noise and make the car better to drive.

Today, I got in from Hong Kong, A.K.A Dinball.com Atomic Pinions 16t-20t and Atomic Steel Dogbones Front/Rear.
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I'm loving the photos. I'm into racing 1/18 right now. I have a Motek EXO1 for my MRS4 adn I love it. Here is a very bad photo of the car. I installed a big block motor mount, one18th.com Beast Raptor motor( and it killed my front diff), 1100 GP's, Hitec 81 servo, acoms receiver, and a Ko Propo 1000FR.
I used to own the EXO 1 a loooooooooong time ago. Great chassis. But I never raced mine at that time or driven it.



An even the old time favorite IPD Racing RS140 Pro Limited...



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I thought that the name of this thread was 1/18 scale racers. Have you ever even raced any of your cars J Smith?

I have never seen a set up sheet with part prices posted
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Yeah, well I only posted those prices cause I have that sheet saved on my comp. Like any of us, I'm sure well all get carried away with parts! I just need a reminded of the coma I went into looking at and getting the stuff, I mean how much it'll all costed. lol
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I have the full motek and I cannot get my vcs shock to fit at all. I have that Beast Raptor in there and it gives the shock no room to mount.
I also have part of that GPM front shock set up and I find it to be very poo poo for some reason. Not much give in the shocks at all and so it's like I have zero suspension.
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Cool thread here. I posted a question in the main forum but didn't really get the response I needed so here goes.

1st, I have a MRS4 with an EXO1 chassis, GPM front one way, Integy alum knuckles, Steel dogbones, Orion big block, HPI rear ball diff and a slammed GTP prosche body. I have a 6 cell pack made up from GP1100 cells.

Here is my question. How much is the peak voltage you guys are getting. Also how much MAH's are going into your pack. I can't seem to get a peak voltage above 8.5 volts or so and no where close to 1100 mah goes into the pack. I am using a Tekin BC112c on PO (setting for nimh) with the H31 software and have tried charging from .5 amps all the way to 2 amps. Anything above 1.2 amps seems to false peak. What peak voltage and MAH do you guys get with your batteries?
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I thought that the name of this thread was 1/18 scale racers. Have you ever even raced any of your cars J Smith?

I have never seen a set up sheet with part prices posted
My car is more expensive than yours, so it must be faster!
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