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Old 08-01-2006, 01:21 AM   #1
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Has anybody tried to convert an RRR to a 235 car? I know there was an attempt to do it with a Mugen. I would have thought it would be pretty easy and could be done with minimal bespoke engineering

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Old 08-01-2006, 02:38 PM   #2
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Has anybody tried to convert an RRR to a 235 car? I know there was an attempt to do it with a Mugen. I would have thought it would be pretty easy and could be done with minimal bespoke engineering

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Interesting.....

Maybe I would check on 1/8 front and rear lower suspension. For eg. MRX3 rear lower suspension looks identical with MTX4 rear lower suspension
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Has anybody tried to convert an RRR to a 235 car? I know there was an attempt to do it with a Mugen. I would have thought it would be pretty easy and could be done with minimal bespoke engineering

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The Mugen attempt was not to make it into a 235mm car but convert the rear suspension into a 235mm/1/8th scale comparable setup. There was a guy that use to advertise on here with a conversion packet to convert the MTX2 and I thin MTX3 into the rear floating suspension with wide body support brace. However, Mugen still makes and supports the Avance which is their 235mm car. If you want a 235mm, check out ebay. There are plenty of Serpent 835s and Impacts if you want to go that route (the conversion is not worth the time and money that you will put into it).
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It is nothing but EASY to convert any current 200mm into the TRUE 235mm spec....including RRR, MTX3 or 4 or 710....I have seen MTX3 and 710 converted to 235mm, but definitely not EASY, and definitely not CHEAP...it is simply a hobby, experience or just the heck of it for those individual that has the tools and skills to mill out those custom parts and convert them in 235mm

Cheaper and easier way to do is....get a true 235mm like Serpent 835 or Mugen Advance (if you can still find it new..) or run 200mm with LOLA body with 5 -port engines in outlaw class.

Converting a RRR into 235mm....you will need quite a lot of Serpent or MUGEN parts along with tons of custom made items.
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I love runing outlaw but in the UK its all but dead. The 235 class is still around but i don't want to go to a Serpent. I think it mighht be a easier option to try to get the outlaw class going rather than build my own 235 car

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Why don't you ask your race organiser to open outlaw 200mm lola bodies with .12 engine limit ? The fun is the same.

Here is interesting idea: My race organiser is planning to open a fun race 3 x 45 minutes finals. No heats, just finals 3 times. Rolling start for 1st, 2nd, 3rd rounds.
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We run local races but because there is no series everybody races touring shells. I'm trying to get a series going for next year
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Driving a 235mm is very much a different experience then running a 200mm with LOLA body...............however, from the last several MWS races (outlaw class....235 or 200mm with 12 5 ports engine)........235 are not able to outrun 200mm with 5 ports anymore cause they are just smaller, turn faster and tighter and wiht 5 port 12 engine nowaday, they are faster too......
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