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Ton
2008.08.07, 06:43 AM
-Audi A4.
-Mercedes CLK 2002 AMG.
-Ferrari Modena 360 GTC.
-Ferrari 575 GTC.
-Nissan 350 Z 2005.
-Mclaren F1 GTR.
-Honda NSX GT 2005.
-Nissan Skyline JGTC R34.
-Lexus SC 430.


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Best regards from Spain.

mleemor60
2008.08.07, 07:34 AM
Excellant idea. Now we just need one for the Porsche 962 LM

hrdrvr
2008.08.07, 08:07 AM
^ Hah, my exact thought :D

imxlr8ed
2008.08.07, 11:26 AM
Damn... beat me to the punch! :mad:

pfcparts
2008.08.07, 12:44 PM
The 962 needs alot more help than that... I cracked
part of it just putting the damn body on. :o

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TALLGEESE
2008.08.07, 02:58 PM
I have to agree the Porsche LM body is really fragile, that's why mine are all shelf queens for now.. These plates are a great idea, glad to see they came out with a plate for the Audi A4. That body is really weak in the front-end, I'd like to see a plate for Mazda's 787 as well...

lfisminiz
2008.08.07, 07:31 PM
Square makes similar bumpers for the 2.4 Porsche and Mazda. Its 2 pieces. 1 fits inside of body. The other one sticks out slightly past nose of body. They fit on top of each other and get screwed in bottom of chassis. Seem to work well so far. They have them at egrracing and rcminiz.;)

pfcparts
2008.08.09, 02:59 PM
rcmini is expensive as heck... :eek:

I have been running the squares on my mazdas for
awhile as well... They've left a few hard knocks on
the coffee table legs lol. A little hot glue and this
should make the front end a wall.

I do have a few for the porsche I'm not using in an old fs thread
somewhere. ;)

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arch2b
2008.08.09, 04:24 PM
Square makes similar bumpers for the 2.4 Porsche and Mazda. Its 2 pieces. 1 fits inside of body. The other one sticks out slightly past nose of body. They fit on top of each other and get screwed in bottom of chassis. Seem to work well so far. They have them at egrracing and rcminiz.;)

i would much prefer these integraated reinforcement peices over a screw on bumper for a couple reasons;
1. the bumper is not the cure all, it too can break the screw attachment points (i've done this before)
2. the bumper has to hit something before the body (not always the case when your in traffic)
3. it lowers the ground clearance at the very front of the car

pfcparts
2008.08.09, 08:29 PM
i would much prefer these integraated reinforcement peices over a screw on bumper for a couple reasons;
1. the bumper is not the cure all, it too can break the screw attachment points (i've done this before)
2. the bumper has to hit something before the body (not always the case when your in traffic)
3. it lowers the ground clearance at the very front of the car

Kinda got off topic lol.

Not that bad a set up with the LM.

I've had a couple knocks I know would have cracked something...

As Lmz has mentioned, there are two parts. The top
part acts as a reinforcement piece you don't have to
glue on. The bottom piece is the bumper. They both
sit directly against the bottom arms and hug the plastic
that hold in the front clip. You'd have to break that
bottom arm set (even possible?) to actually harm the
screw attachment in a direct collision... Otherwise, you'd
probably just shovel flip the car you hit.

The body should be fine with the top reinforcement...

The bottom sits flush with the chassis. Unless you allow the
suspension to bottom out past the the point that it touches
the ground, you should be ok lol. :p

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Drawbacks are price availability, possibly not being able to
use wides in front (haven't tried), or the urge to shovel and
flip someone over with the low bumper lol.

That and I am not entirely sure how much abuse the
whole front end can take when the energy is transferred
from the just the body and front clip to the body and
chassis front end as a whole... :o


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lfisminiz
2008.08.09, 09:10 PM
Arch, i agree BUT like pfc said, its not quite like you think. For the LM bodies its a good solution. The bumper part that sticks out in front edge of body is very minimal. Now for the Atomic pieces for the regular bodies...i like the idea. Ill pick some up for certain bodies for sure.;)

TALLGEESE
2008.08.10, 02:16 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to lfisminiz and pfcparts for the info on the Square bumpers.. I've actually seen them before on RCminiz's site in Japan.. I'll have to pick one up from EGR Mart for the 787 and try it out..

GIHOSU
2008.09.02, 11:21 AM
has anyone been able to get their hands on one yet?

mk2kompressor
2008.09.02, 12:30 PM
i have them for the 360,575 and mclaren quality is good with the right glue these will work wonders:D

Pierro
2008.09.02, 02:38 PM
Hello!

For me this option is a bit "only for the eyes"...
I used to made similar plates in plastic cards for all my run bodies. And for the moment, I haven't had a body cracked. (Except for the side or front clips :rolleyes:)

I find it certainly good, but I won't pay for a piece that I can made by myself in only a few minutes with my dremel...

Pierro

lfisminiz
2008.09.02, 07:51 PM
Whats the best glue to hold this or other reinforcement parts in?

mk2kompressor
2008.09.02, 08:12 PM
most cyano super glue will do it as it soaks into the ssg,you need to rough up the asc surface though:)

skyler
2008.09.03, 03:57 PM
Whats the best glue to hold this or other reinforcement parts in?

Loctite Black Max superglue. It is THE strongest available. McMaster Carr carries it and also H.O. car performance dealers.