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MaukaRunner
2002.05.15, 02:58 PM
I noticed that there has been a lot of people posting from Hawaii. Who's there???

Zac R
2002.05.19, 05:11 PM
not me why? do you live in Hawaii?

Mondo
2002.05.19, 05:21 PM
Thomas Magnum
Higgins
Rick
T.C.
Zeus and Apollo
Five-0

Those are the only Hawaiians I know :D

RWKK808
2002.05.27, 05:35 PM
Howzit MaukaRunner, I noticed alot of Hawaiians posting here too I'm from Maui.

Aloha my brahdah,
Robert

MaukaRunner
2002.05.28, 12:29 AM
SCSI and I were the first ones here and more and more locals are comming aboard. Just started talking story with The Thunderer, from Hilo, the other day. Hes pretty cool.

Know what's funny, most of the LHS's are not really hot about the Mini. I go in most shops and ask for mini z stuff and they look at me like im crazy and tell me that it's a FAD. Yeah Right!

RWKK808
2002.05.28, 07:52 AM
I usually hang out at RCMT.net and was refered here by one of the members there alot of Hawaii locals on that board too :)

Robert

slo-mo-dena
2002.06.05, 03:05 AM
hey hey!
a couple of my buddies at work just got me into the mini-z. ive had mine for about a week now. actually, one of my co-workers is debating if he should get one and if it should be a car or F1. He just posted a question in the "beginner questions" forum. go and tell him to get one! hehe.
we are in Honolulu (McCully to be exact) looking for a track!

The Thunderer
2002.06.05, 04:18 AM
Hey, Maukarunner!

If you all find a track, let me know.... MAN, I'd love to take my Z's to actually RACE with some friends.

Are there any other Z'lovers on the Big Island where I am????? Let me know!!!

The Thunderer
2002.06.05, 04:20 AM
Originally posted by Mondo
Thomas Magnum
Higgins
Rick
T.C.
Zeus and Apollo
Five-0

Those are the only Hawaiians I know :D

Mondo, that was funny! I didn't get it until I started looking on the member's list to find "THOMAS Magnum". Man, I must be losing it or something.... LOL.

MINI-WRX
2002.06.05, 09:45 PM
another local boy playing with his little........... car. he he, just bought my mini z about three weeks ago, i work with Slo-Mo-dena, and got him into it too. I heard from someone that Hobby Co. in Pearl Ridge is going to be building a track in the store, dunno if its true or not. btw, Hobby Co. carries some parts, and has a bunch of mini z's for sale, but for like $169 on sale.
nice to hear theres other mini z'ers in hawaii.

shoots den

ViperKid
2002.06.05, 09:57 PM
hawaiians are cool, i just wish kentucky would become an island.:p

The Thunderer
2002.06.05, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by ViperKid
hawaiians are cool, i just wish kentucky would become an island.:p

Well, it is beautiful here in Hawaii, but there are give pros and cons about living in Paradise.... esp. when family is OVER THERE in the mainland!!

ViperKid
2002.06.05, 10:20 PM
yeah, i guess. they should just build a bridge from the mainland to Hawaii. who's with me?:p

real_dvs
2002.06.06, 06:38 PM
Hey
I'm from Hawaii...on the island of Oahu (Leeward side). What you've heard about The Hobby Company is true! The RC shop owner said it will be done sometime during the summer. I've seen an add too in the Pearlridge magazine that they have in the mall. They call it the Mini-Z slam racing.

See you guys at the tracks!:cool:

The Thunderer
2002.06.06, 08:13 PM
Real_dvs: THAT IS AWESOME!!! When I fly over (which I do often), I'll bring my Z's! Tooo KEWL!


ViperKid: Maybe they can make a true bridge to the mainland (or for you - to Hawaii) and then add a small lane for our Z's to give us something to do for the 2000+ mile trip!!! LOL.

real_dvs
2002.06.07, 01:37 AM
I just went to Hobby company today just to see what new parts (if any) they have. Still the same stuff. The track hasn't been built yet. But it seems like they're getting ready. They're cleaning/moving their items to make room for the track. I'll keep you guys posted.

MINI-WRX
2002.06.07, 02:15 AM
Mini Z SLAM Racing?!!!???

Guess I better start buying some replacement parts if I'm going to be racing there.... he he... sounds a little violent. not that it matters, i've had my share of accidents just driving around with friends. he he.. I'm sure we've all have had our share.

Mini-WRX

slo-mo-dena
2002.06.07, 02:24 AM
guess ill leave on my taped-on foam bumpers then!
hey mini-wrx, how do you like alll those yellow streaks on your doors?!

slam-o-dena

real_dvs
2002.06.07, 12:29 PM
?[COLOR=teal]Hey Mini-WRX and Slo-mo-dena
I don't know if it's true, but my friend had told me that Advance Graphics (located at that auto shop near World Cafe) that they have a track there. I didn't get to check it out yet or if they sell any parts. Do you guys know

MINI-WRX
2002.06.07, 01:16 PM
I dunno about that place, but my girlfriends friend said that there is another track out in pearl city somewhere.... she said that she mentioned to him that i had bought one, and he started going off about it... he he... what a dork... he he... oh wait... i kinda go off about miniz's too.... no wait.. he must be pretty cool then... anyway... he said that there supposedly is a track out in pearl city. i'll ask him the next time i see him.

Mini-WRX

SonicVw
2002.06.07, 02:55 PM
Here's a 3D virtual flyby created by MINI-WRX of our "Proposed" track, using the concrete walkway in front of our office.

When architects have too much time on their hands...

Right click & save (http://home.hawaii.rr.com/laddman/vids/mini-track.avi)

mini-z
2002.06.07, 06:12 PM
Wow guys, very cool, what did you use to make it?

slo-mo-dena
2002.06.11, 07:58 PM
just went to hobby co. today. they had the track there, on its side, resting on the back wall. the guy there said they ran it once last week and should have another race soon. its about 12' x 12', i think. couldnt really see the track surface, since it was up against the wall.

Did anyone attend/ participate in that race?

real_dvs
2002.06.12, 02:58 AM
What is the shape of the track? :D

The Thunderer
2002.06.12, 03:21 AM
Apparently, I'm missing the Codec... I can't see the video.... Can anyone help?

slo-mo-dena
2002.06.12, 04:16 AM
i couldnt really see the actually layout of the track, since it was up against the wall. the overall size of it is about 12' x 12'. its constructed on a 2x4 wood frame.

from what the worker there told us, it has only been used once. he advised us to talk to the manager to find out when the next race would be. i guess they clear out the shelves in the back to make room for the track.

regarding the codec, i think its in divx format and you can get the codec at divx.com .

The Thunderer
2002.06.12, 04:51 AM
Originally posted by slo-mo-dena
regarding the codec, i think its in divx format and you can get the codec at divx.com .

Thanks! It worked like a CHARM! Kewl Track. When I did my indoor one, I forgot the most important thing... SIMPLICITY. Doing that, I made it pretty intricate and therefore impossible to navigate. That, in turn, made it so NOT FUN!

Thanks for the reminder!!!! BTW, what is the lane width of the track?

slo-mo-dena
2002.06.12, 02:00 PM
you mean the lane width of that track in the video?
the overall size is about 10.5' x 27'. i think the lanes are about 24" or more wide. we are still designing the thing; the video is just a "study model". damn architects like to design and re-design: )

on a different note, does any one from hawaii know of any stores that carry mini-z parts? all we've found is Hobby Co. and Sandy Fleming. Thanks!

The Thunderer
2002.06.12, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by slo-mo-dena
does any one from hawaii know of any stores that carry mini-z parts? all we've found is Hobby Co. and Sandy Fleming. Thanks!

I know that there's a guy on Ebay using user ID "excess-power" from Honolulu. I think he runs a store, but I'm not certain. He's got parts.

MINI-WRX
2002.06.12, 06:17 PM
Anyone here running the mini-zracer.com ball bearing motor? I was just wondering how it ran, i just picked up a x-speed motor, and was wondering how much faster the mini-zracer motor was.

The Thunderer
2002.06.12, 09:33 PM
I've got one now... it is much faster than the X-Speed. I like it lots. I've also got two more motors on the way. YOu have to be kinda lucky to get them when they're in stock They sell out very quickly.

real_dvs
2002.06.13, 02:41 AM
What parts does Sandy Flemmings sell? Anything other than kyosho? Anything worth buying?

slo-mo-dena
2002.06.13, 03:29 AM
Sandy Flemmings parts selection was very minimal and all Kyosho (I think). They had quite a few ready-sets, including F-1's, which were priced relatively cheap. Flemming's parts selection is worse than Hobby Co's.
Hey, I forgot to mention Hobbitat in Kaimuki. Never check out their stuff, but heard they had some mini-z stuff.

MINI-WRX
2002.06.13, 03:35 AM
I checked out Hobbitat in Kaimuki, their selection SUCKS. all they had was a stupid volkswagon ready set. Thats it. no hop up parts.. nothing..

The Thunderer
2002.06.13, 04:16 AM
Originally posted by slo-mo-dena
They had quite a few ready-sets, including F-1's, which were priced relatively cheap.

Slo-mo-dena... what do you mean by "relatively cheap"? What price exactly?

slo-mo-dena
2002.06.13, 04:21 AM
I hope no one from Hobby Co. is reading this! hehe.

well, Hobby Co. had the ready sets for $219.
the same sets were either $149 or $159 at Flemmings. not sure why there's 2 prices. I think the F-1's at Flemmings were $189.

I didnt want to stomp on Hobby Co's business, but the people must know!

MINI-WRX
2002.06.13, 04:38 AM
When i talked to one of the workers at Hobby Co. he said that their ready sets were on sale for a while at $169 or something like that.... dunno if the sale is still on or not. They do have a wide selection of ready sets though. buy i think it is cheaper to order online (ebay) here where ever, even with the shipping. unless you're one of those people who have to have it now.

The Thunderer
2002.06.13, 04:44 AM
Thanks! Sadly, that's still more than I paid for my F1 almost 2 months ago... I guess I'll wait a little longer or until I spot a deal.

Thanks!

slo-mo-dena
2002.06.13, 04:51 AM
yah. all 5 of us (including MINI-WRX) in our office ordered from Hong Kong, thru auction. MUCH cheaper than any place in town.

For comparison sake, can anyone tell me how much the ready-sets are on the mainland and Canada?

The Thunderer
2002.06.13, 04:54 AM
I believe an ARNIE mentioned that his ReadySet cost over $300.00 Canadian. YIKES!!!

MINI-WRX
2002.06.13, 02:26 PM
according to the guy i talked to at hobby co. he said that the msrp is $219. he said that most lhs sell it at this price if they stock their items from the north american distributer. he said that the distributer strongly suggest (more like forcefully tells them) to sell it at this price line. but i forget what the company's name is, they run the www.kyosho.com webpage (english version). but he said that the places that sell for $100 or lower import from china/hong kong. He said that there really isn't anything different between the two. he told me to buy it online. anyways, thats what i heard.

mini-z
2002.06.13, 11:41 PM
Guys, those are some wacky prices, check out our ReadySet partner RCTZ (http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?rctoyzone+8uc4YC+minizracers.html) for the lowest allowable prices in the US!

Strider-
2002.06.14, 12:05 AM
$200-$300 is average in Canada.........

I asked a shop about the mini-z, and the owner said there was a "special" on it.....so i asked him how much, he said "$250"
:confused: :confused:

real_dvs
2002.06.15, 09:29 PM
THE TRACK IS UP AND RUNNING!!!!!!! I went there today. The sales guy said that it's up everyday except thursdays. All you gotta do is sign in and race away. It's not a track built for speeders. Only one straight away and the rest are turns...hard turns.

Vroom...VROOM!!!!

real_dvs
2002.06.15, 09:51 PM
Oh yeah...forgot to tell you that they also got a huge supply that came in...megatech parts---> purple parts galore for all the purple lovers.

MINI-WRX
2002.06.17, 02:27 AM
hey real_dvs, have you driven the track yet? i haven't gone down to look at it yet. hopefully i will get a chance soon. take some pics if you can he he...

Mini-WRX

real_dvs
2002.06.17, 11:51 AM
Yeah, I drove the track. One of the workers there let me use his mini-z. It's a hard track...not built for really fast cars because of all the turns...and I mean a lot of turns. Also, the width of the track also makes driving hard. If you place two mini-zs side by side, that's the width of the lane!!!!! I'd say 90% of the track is that way. The other 10% I'd say 3-4 mini-zs side by side. No wonder they call it mini-z slam racing in the pearlridge magazine. I'd use a busted up car and not one of the "show cars" if I were you.

I can't take any pics 'cause I don't have a digital camera.

MINI-WRX
2002.06.17, 06:47 PM
He he, i guess i can use my car... its only like three or four weeks old.. but its pretty busted up. just popped my spoiler off last night.. he he... not to mention my front head light, scuffed the decals, broke my h plate... etc... he he.. oh well.. its just cosmetic, cept for the h plate.

MINI-WRX

MINI-WRX
2002.06.18, 09:12 PM
Hey all you Hawaii people's, found another place with some, and i do mean some mini-z parts. Hyper Sport racing, near CompUSA has some parts, the guy there said that he can order almost any part you want, just gotta let him know. he says he usually orders on mondays, so it'd be good to let him know by then. oh ya... he had one ready set there for like $139. best price i found down here. he said that that's the regular price. so if you're in the market, and not willing to buy online, check it out. well that's all for me...

MINI-WRX

real_dvs
2002.06.19, 12:58 PM
Do you know what parts are in stock?

MINI-WRX
2002.06.19, 01:40 PM
he had some x speed motors, kyosho ball diffs, front suspension, wheels, bodies, king pins, alloy batter clips, and some springs. its all in a small box. he said he can get almost anything though... kinda round about way to get parts (i.e. order from local store, he orders it for you, etc.) might as well just buy it your self from the internet. but the price of his ready sets was what interested me. maybe i'll see if i can get an F! he he...

MINI-WRX

real_dvs
2002.06.19, 03:13 PM
Let me know what you think about the track @ hobby co. after you run your z there.

slo-mo-dena
2002.06.19, 03:26 PM
just to clarify. . .
so, except for thursdays, the track at hobby co is always available?
oh, and i assume there is no fee? just sign-in, drop-in your id and let er rip?
sounds great. . . i think we need to go down there with some dv cams!

MINI-WRX
2002.06.19, 04:15 PM
hey slo...
is that how you're spending your vacation? he he... nah j/k your car is still here at work. guess we have something to do on thursdays now... he he...

real_dvs
2002.06.19, 04:15 PM
yup! drift and slam away!

MINI-WRX
2002.06.19, 04:35 PM
he he... slam away... you should see slo-modenas body.. he he.. he has all these pieces of styrofoam stuck on his car kinda like a soft bumper cage... he he.. its pretty funny to see a yellow modena speeding around with foam all over the body...

Slam Away!!!

MINI-WRX

ven89crix
2002.06.20, 03:59 AM
Wassup Brah. Not to jump on in to your conversation, but the headline says "Who's from Hawaii?", well I'm orginally from Pearl City. Just wanted to say high and that I wish I was back home, especially since no one up here is into the Mini-z's, plus the food fricken sucks-no Zippy's, no L-n-L's, no poke...nothing. Oh well, price to pay for moving to Utah. Nice to see some local guys from back home on here.
Later Ven.

The Thunderer
2002.06.20, 01:26 PM
Kewl, Ven. When you come home, make sure to bring your Z's to the track at the Hobby Co... just make sure to bring a beat up body 'cause from what these other locals are saying, it will get smashed around.

ven89crix
2002.06.21, 12:25 AM
Not a problem, I got a brand new Porsche(yellow) with a couple of decals on it just waiting to get all scruft up. I really need to practice up a little, because there isn't anyone around here to trip with. Except my boy(also from back home), but he gotta get his own Mini-Z if he wants to play, because if anybody is gonna screw up my toys it's gonna be me. Granted if I race someone else they'll most likely jack my stuff up when they slam into me and I'm cool with that, but to get it all beat to hell by my other R/C car aint gonna happen. Oh well, I bought the Porsche with the intent that I was gonna bang it around and save my other bodies for partial display and some fun runs. To bad they don't make more Hondas, especially THE ALMIGHTY CRIX, my personal favorite(I'm sure not everyones). I'm not sure when I'll be able to go back home, you know work and all, but hopefully soon. Again, glad to see as much Hawaii boys on here as it is.
Later Ven.

MaukaRunner
2002.06.21, 12:01 PM
Wow my original post was meant to see who else was out there.
Seems like there are lots of you. Let's keep this post going and maybe Mini Z will give us our own section. Hawaii No Ka Oi!

Hobby Company Track Info! I was talking to someone there the other day and he said that they set up the track on the weekends from Friday afternoon thru Sunday and maybe even Monday if there are no deliveries.

The Track is at the very rear of the store and is usually leaning on the back wall. They guy I spoke to was a older Japanese guy with glasses. He was pretty cool and I had a good discussion with him. Didn't get his name though.

Anyways he said that since the track isn't busy anyone can race as long as they like but if it gets to the point that there are others waiting to run they might set up a time limit system.

He said even someone from Sandy Flemming comes to run on their track.

I'm trying to get my friends into this too. We're all 1:1 scale racers doing SCCA Solo 2 so we like to compete.

I forgot about Hypersports I know the Decal(Advance Graphics) guy runs the RC stuff.

Does anyone know where I can get a skeleton chassis in clear and blue anywhere on this island?

Glad to see that there is a lot of interest here in Hawaii!

real_dvs
2002.06.21, 12:23 PM
Really???!!! I could have swore a sales person there told me the track is race-able everyday except Thursday because of deliveries. Well if they changed it, that sucks! I was planning on going there on the weekdays to run my z. Oh well. Guess I gotta go on the weekends.

Lucky we live Hawaii. :)

The Thunderer
2002.06.21, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by MaukaRunner
Does anyone know where I can get a skeleton chassis in clear and blue anywhere on this island?

Glad to see that there is a lot of interest here in Hawaii!

Mauka... long time no talk (type anyway). I actually bought two skeleton chassis from right there in Hobby Co. They were more expensive than what you can get online, but there's something to be said about having it NOW!, so I bought them.

Anyway, I guess next time I'm in town, I'm going to Pearl Ridge!!!

MINI-WRX
2002.06.21, 01:34 PM
I think one of my co-workers bought a clear blue chassis from Sandy Flemings... I don't know how much it cost though.. I think he also picked up anti-roll shocks. So try checking there.

MINI-WRX

MaukaRunner
2002.06.21, 02:15 PM
Real-DVS - Try calling first before you go. Not sure if the guy I talked to is a sales person or the Manager but he told me Friday thru Sunday and maybe Monday if no deliveries. I went there on Tuesday and the table was up.

Thunderer - Yeah Paul, (nah nah Just Kidding, I know your real name FP ) Long time no see(on Screen), been spending lots of family time and doing things around the house and haven't been online too much.

When I went on Tuesday there was only the green and pink skeletons I was bummed. I should have bought the blue and clears when I first saw them. Oh well maybe I will check Sandy's
Thanks MINI-WRX

MINI-WRX
2002.06.21, 03:51 PM
No problem, let me know if there are any more 40 degree tires there... mine are kinda getting bust up. thanks

MINI-WRX

MINI-WRX
2002.06.22, 10:05 PM
Hey, I posted some pics in another thread, this one was getting kinda long. go check it out, its Titled

Hey All You Hawaii People!!!

jeffrey
2002.06.23, 05:42 AM
hey mauka how much are the chassis priced and do they have bearings

BTW I'm only 15 and i've had my z's for about a year if you ever see a black altezza with a red spioler and a steel bumper that's my Z

jeffrey
2002.06.23, 05:43 AM
there are about 6 more mini-zer's that don't log on to mini-zracer.com

mini-z
2002.06.23, 04:56 PM
Let's keep this post going and maybe Mini Z will give us our own section.

Sure, let us know if you want one and we'll set it up!

there are about 6 more mini-zer's that don't log on to mini-zracer.com

jeffrey, hopefully you can correct this?! :D

jeffrey
2002.06.23, 06:12 PM
six friends of mine that live on the islands that don't log on to mini-zracer.com because they don't have computers that can log on to the internet there. all young 12 year olds

slo-mo-dena
2002.06.23, 06:59 PM
we got 6 in our office right now.
3 or us are members here. . . so far.

we are in McCully (island of Oahu).

MaukaRunner
2002.06.24, 04:25 PM
I'm not sure that Mini will like me posting prices but they were about $17. Not sure since the colors turned me off but you can call Hobby Company and ask. They seem cool.

The only bearings I saw were the Duratracks(SP?) so I didn't even bother looking at the price.

Hey Mini Z can we have our own space? Perhaps Thunderer would like to mod. If no one wants to mod, I'll do it.

Would be cool for us Hawaii guys our own space on this board without having to take up space on the Misc area.

Can you email me if you do decide to do this? Thanks!

The Thunderer
2002.06.24, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by MaukaRunner
Hey Mini Z can we have our own space? Perhaps Thunderer would like to mod. If no one wants to mod, I'll do it.

Would be cool for us Hawaii guys our own space on this board without having to take up space on the Misc area.

Can you email me if you do decide to do this? Thanks!
Oh, great, volunteer me!!!???? LOL. What a guy....

I'm not sure that I can accept such a responsibility, even if Mini-Z entertained the idea. Soooo, I'll leave it in your very capable hands MaukaRunner. LOL!!!

Thanks for the vote of confidence, but I don't think I'd do the position justice...

:p

MaukaRunner
2002.06.24, 05:56 PM
Thunderer,
Sorry dude for volunteering you. Right now I think you are the most qualified Hawaii person Mini Z and Computer wise.

How much work is it to be a mod? As long as everyone shows Aloha then no Humbug right? I hope I am not putting my foot in my mouth.

Just hope Mini Z gives us our own space.



Hey did anyone get out to the Hobby Co. track this weekend??

slo-mo-dena
2002.06.24, 08:31 PM
I second the nomination of maukarunner!

ven89crix
2002.06.24, 11:40 PM
I too think MAUKARUNNER is quite capable of doing a fine job, I have faith in you. "No shame" what you got to lose? Having an all Hawaii spot would be hella cool, eventhough I'm not in Hawaii anymore, Hawaii will ALWAYS be in me. Kanak attack to da max...not really, but pretty close.
Later Ven.

mini-z
2002.06.25, 09:01 AM
Just hope Mini Z gives us our own space.

Done! I've also added MI and CA, any other Mini-Z hot spots that would like their own space, just let us know.

MaukaRunner
2002.06.25, 12:24 PM
thanks again!

bdreeft
2002.06.26, 02:12 PM
it is me. b. anyways, i haven't gone to scca in a looong time. BUT I finally gave in and got a mini-z. yes, i sold my initial D one 2 months ago, but then i saw the MB original teile and had to get it. i got a micro at the same time, but this is pretty fun. get my # from ryan if you don't have it anymore. we can go race at hobby co.

laters barry

ps. i finally found my hachi and should have a 20v for it as i got someone looking at 2 for me.

MaukaRunner
2002.06.26, 02:37 PM
So you finally got one. Why didn't you just buy Ryans S14. It's just sitting in yard being surrounded by weeds with a big gapping hole where the KA used to be and a DET in need of a home.

Hey you know what's involved in a 20v swap. What are you going to do with the Dist.? Pound the FW or get the conversion?

Should be sweet when you are done.

Right now I have only one working Mini Z but I have an Altezza and a Hachi body. Gots no time, right now, to go racing at Auto X or Hobby Company.

Put my Volks on my Hachi though and got 2 sets of Supras and the stocks for the street.

I'm trying to get Cliffie to get into the Mini Z's. He has a friend who lives in Mauka that has a nice new garage to race in.

bdreeft
2002.06.26, 02:48 PM
cut the firewall. dynamat. all good.
yep, a few of my friends are helping me with it. already ordered a ton of battle version stuff from alex who is supposed to choose my motor for me. diff is coming from japan. haha. ryan's s14. it is too sad.

yeah, i am waiting for my s2000 body to come in because i don't want to have my MB emblem geting ripped off. we actually race 5-7 micro rs4's at my friends house or my workplace about 3-4 times a week ( two 60' hoses make awesome tracks). my mini-z is fun though for being stock. it makes a skipping noise when racing. oh well. another person has a mizi z and was into it for a long time too. his car is crazy fast. it pulls on my (stock motor)micro at the top. i kinda like the mini because it is durable.
lates b

MaukaRunner
2002.06.26, 03:21 PM
who's alex??

Know anyone selling a coilover suspension for Hachi?
Looking to setup the car for Grip

What does your look like? Got it cheap? SR5 or GTS? Coupe or Hatch? Tercel motor or 4AG? I wouldn't mind another 4AG to build up.

Man, you are spending BIG BUCKS on it already.

Just for the drift? Isn't 5-0 picking on you guys. Ryan was worried about all the publicity.

Mini Z drift session????

I modded my stock Mini Z diff but now it seems to plow but cannot spin the wheels. Time to get a Mod motor.

I wanted to get a Micro but decided to invest more into my Mini.

Send me a pic of your car

bdreeft
2002.06.26, 07:21 PM
i wanna try, but i also saw 2 videos of micros drifting. here are the links
www.team-orion.co.jp/hpi/yodo.mov
www.team-orion.co.jp/hpi/yoshioka.mov

you gotta see these.

if anyone has drift mini-z vids i wanna see them. i am not sure how to hold speed with the 2wd. the 4wd can pull the back around as seen in the vids above.

anyways, alex makes the battle version parts sold at club4ag.

yep, drift session at my workplace with the smooth concrete. i just got in some stuff for my mini-z about an hour ago. i got my gpm ball diff (titanium shaft is damn light!!!), turbo v2, blue chassis, gpm h plates and a x-speed (new version). these will be my first mods. i gotta get tires asap.

the 5-0. yeah, they are harassing everyone. not to worry, my car will be kinda low key. just some plain looking watanabe 14's or something. i got brand new 16" gabs, but they are too big and wide.

yeah, i'll post pics of my mini-z and micro at my site sometime, and my real play car will be in the main section of the endless site. b

bdreeft
2002.06.26, 09:31 PM
i also got a tamiya speed checker. i want to make it usable for both my mini and micro. just gotta make it length selectable, just like changing the length of the mini-z chassis. i got some extra sheetmetal.
i'll post results. b

bdreeft
2002.06.27, 06:31 AM
mni-z (gpm diff, bearings and stock motor w/ 6T pinion. 17 km/hr
mini-z (same as above, but w/ x speed and 9T pinion. 25-26 km/hr

pretty good gain just from putting in a new motor.
as always, i always gotta open stuff, so i opened the speec checker and found that it measures the rear wheels only. only the mid/rear roller is hooked up. yay, that means i can hang my micro off the edge and still check the speed. the fastest i could spin the rollers was 7 km/hr with my fingers!!

now i have to throw my v2 turbo on and see how that goes. i can tell that my stock motor mount is going to have a meltdown. b

MaukaRunner
2002.06.27, 02:11 PM
Those vids are kewl!

Gab's? I though you are on the low down? Aren't they red? What size are they? Maybe you want to run flares. N2, Jubiride, they all look good.

Please put some pics of your mini on here or on your site. Wanna see all of the trick stuff you have on your car. Man you are starting to give me mod fever.

Need some coilovers for my Hachi so must refrain for now.

Need a raise in pay so I can buy more Toys.

bdreeft
2002.06.27, 04:06 PM
yeah, i'll post mini-z pics when i get a chance. the mods aren't spectacular or anything. just basic stuff. BUT I love the clear blue chassis i got. get a clear chassis. the green must be nice too. my rear diff was supposed to be blue, but ended up being purple. it actually goes with the car though. maybe a purple alum peice on the front somewhere would make it perfect. hmmm. arm or bulkhead.

damn. this x speed motor makes everything hot with the 9T pinion. i predict a meltdown of the motor case tonight.

hey, we are racing tonight at about 8pm in town. give me a ring if you wanna go. there will be my friend with the fast mini there.

laters b

Russ
2002.06.27, 04:27 PM
I made one a while ago, it's on my site. Click the link in my signature, then on my site go to videos...you should see it listed on that page somewhere. Sorry for the slow download time, my DSL has no upload bandwidth at all!!

MaukaRunner
2002.06.27, 05:35 PM
How's your 7AGE project going???

My coworker just got a 95 AE101 with the 4AFE engine. He already bought Tein Coilovers for the car. I got him hooked on Autocross and now he is spending big bucks on his car.

Russ
2002.06.27, 05:43 PM
About the same as when we last talked :) Hard to find that cylinder head at a good price. I could just go to the local toyota dealer & pay $700 for just the head :rolleyes:

My corolla is the only one I've seen with a manual transmission. All the other ones, my body style & newer, are all automatics...I guess I got lucky, kinda, sorta, in a way...

MaukaRunner
2002.06.27, 05:52 PM
Can't log on to your server anymore to see the pics but is your car a DX or LE

My co worker had to get a base model to get a stick.

I just saw a 4AGE head on ebay for cheap. Do a search on AE86. The location was NY. Not to sure how far from where you live(didn't pay much attention during Geography class) but at least it's not in Hawaii

Russ
2002.06.27, 05:57 PM
The pics are still there.

http://www.skateescape.com/russ/corolla1.jpg
http://www.skateescape.com/russ/corolla2.jpg

It's neither, it's the basemodel with the 7AFE engine. No power locks, no power windows, the radio it came with was just that, a radio & 2 front speakers. It does have AC though!!! LOL

MaukaRunner
2002.06.27, 06:09 PM
How did you get that setup???? I thought all bases came with the 4AFE

Russ
2002.06.27, 06:20 PM
I don't have a clue, but you're right...the base models do come with the 4AFE. My dad must have had them do it when he bought the car new because I know it's never had an engine swap.

MaukaRunner
2002.06.27, 06:43 PM
He wanted the 7A in his car for the extra torque.

bdreeft
2002.06.28, 06:07 AM
hey russ. that black sc is perfect for a 2jz-gte swap. if it is a sc300. i would love to get a hold of one. oh well. i'l keep with my cheap cars that don't hurt when i pile. b

bdreeft
2002.06.28, 08:48 AM
i put pics of my cars up at www.endlesswaltz.net/bdrift.

check out the mini-z and micro section. laters b

MaukaRunner
2002.06.28, 11:52 AM
B,
you have to move the period off the above link.

bdreeft
2002.06.28, 03:58 PM
after the address. it was not supposed to be there. dammit, i just ordered a silver ae86 body because it has black wats. BTW, i think i am getting a set of reverse mesh ssrs and WATS!!!!
last night was fun. there was a giant roack, so we got some packing tape and added it to its back, so it looked like apeice of tape running around. pretty fun obstacle when 7 cars are going. b

ps i hooked up my turbo v2, so i'll let you know how it is later. b
ps. i hope it is wired right. it seems that the original wires from the esc to the motor must be removed. i gotta check on this.

MaukaRunner
2002.06.28, 06:12 PM
I thought they all had the black wats.

Here is a pic of my cars:

The Altezza is wearing the Hachi's Watanabes

Too bad the wheels look like FF ones. A little dish would be nice!

MaukaRunner
2002.06.28, 06:15 PM
bdreeft said:, i think i am getting a set of reverse mesh ssrs and WATS!!!!

BTW how big are the Gabs???? Your talking about the red ones right? Do they make more than one type of rim?

bdreeft
2002.06.29, 07:31 AM
the gabs were 16x8's. my friend picked them up already and is going to have them painted.

yeah, on the mini-z they all seem to have black wats. the picture of the silver one looked like it was a flat black vs a shiny one. anyways,i don't expect it to look nice for long. b

bdreeft
2002.06.30, 08:52 AM
i tried out my turbo v2 today with my xspeed on the speedchecker. 27 km/hr. withou , it was 25.5 km/hr. i think i can use a bigger pinion as it easily turns the motor right now. the car didn't get hot and nothing fried!! it was undriveable though in many parts and i would only recommend it if you have a huge good grip parking lot or space. otherwise it is a waste. it has MAD torque though. b

jeffrey
2002.08.04, 08:45 PM
hey bdreeft where did you get your turbo and how much?

bdreeft
2002.08.05, 01:09 PM
i got it because the v2 seemed to be a turbo that no one complained about. mine works fine. just the wires are mixed up from the factory. b

sbd4de3
2003.03.10, 12:01 AM
Been here for over two years now and love the Island! Live near P.H. area and am just now getting into Mini-Z cars! Been in R/C and models all my life and am just expanding my horizons! HA!!

Aloha and Mahalo to all!

MaukaRunner
2003.03.17, 12:58 PM
Hey glad to see someone new here!

himinidriver
2007.04.13, 07:05 PM
new here, but not to mini-z. anyone know where mini-z races are?

yasuji
2010.08.16, 11:16 AM
im from hawaii!...and i will be headed back there @ the end of october! after the PNWC!:eek: