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jude26
2009.02.03, 10:27 PM
Man, on Feb 5th it will be six years that I've been on this mini-z site! I did a useless search since I was bored and noticed that there are only 48 that were here before me and are still actively posting on the site. :)

Just useless info I guess.....

arch2b
2009.02.03, 10:30 PM
proud member since 2002 :eek::cool:

still going strong despite a disappointing lack of improvement in my racing skills.

here is my first mini-z
http://www2.mini-zracer.com/albums/album50/z01.jpg

http://www2.mini-zracer.com/albums/album57/mz11.sized.jpg

http://www2.mini-zracer.com/albums/album57/mz10.sized.jpg

http://www2.mini-zracer.com/albums/album57/mz12.sized.jpg

okoye
2009.02.03, 10:31 PM
thats a long time lol you have a few rare z's too

jude26
2009.02.03, 10:44 PM
My very first mini-z which led me to this site was the yellow porsche 911 GT3

RIP

Ronac
2009.02.03, 11:19 PM
2002! Even before Arch! :p But I'm way behind in posts...

RIP MR-01 Blue Altezza

marc
2009.02.04, 12:46 PM
My very first Z was the yellow Toyota Altezza. I don't recall how I stumbled upon this site, perhaps it was a link from another Mini-Z fan site. I quickly replaced that yellow body with the white Altezza and started hopping up the chassis. This was back when the MR01's first came out and I've been addicted ever since.
Only the past two years have I started racing these cars!
When did the MR01 first came out? 2000-01?

Skv012a
2009.02.04, 01:08 PM
Wonder where I will be in at least a year/few let alone half a decade. Also wonder how fast my driving will improve.

briankstan
2009.02.04, 02:17 PM
For me it's been 4 years (almost). I've been running the Salt Lake club for the same amount of time.

Alot has happened in that time (along with alot of money spent). Timing systems have come out. RCP Tracks has become the mainstream and of course there is HFAY. The transition from MR-01 to MR-02, (the iSeries and the Light, kinda flopped) Now the transition to 2.4ghz, and that's awesome !

hopefully the prices will level out and not make it harder to get people involved in the passion we all call Mini-Z's.

Draconious
2009.02.04, 02:38 PM
In a month or two or three, it will be 9 years since I purchased my first Mini-Z, with a Black BMW Z8 body. :) That sucker is long gone...

Mini-Z Owner since 2000...
MZR.com member since the first day, in 2001 :)

jude26
2009.02.04, 02:55 PM
proud member since 2002 :eek::cool:

still going strong despite a disappointing lack of improvement in my racing skills.

here is my first mini-z
http://www2.mini-zracer.com/albums/album50/z01.jpg

http://www2.mini-zracer.com/albums/album57/mz11.sized.jpg

http://www2.mini-zracer.com/albums/album57/mz10.sized.jpg

http://www2.mini-zracer.com/albums/album57/mz12.sized.jpg

Arch,

You have some serious Toe in!

Was that a megatech diff in the back?

marc
2009.02.04, 04:01 PM
It seems strange that Kyosho went from the MR01 directly to MR02, and THEN bought us the MR15. They should have introduced us to the MR02 by bringing out the MR15 first as it was a combination of the MR01 and 02.

EMU
2009.02.04, 05:20 PM
It seems strange that Kyosho went from the MR01 directly to MR02, and THEN bought us the MR15. They should have introduced us to the MR02 by bringing out the MR15 first as it was a combination of the MR01 and 02.
The MR015 was released to allow the use of the old MR01 bodies that the MR02 could not use. MR01 to the MR02 was a logical step. Most of the later Mr01 bodies were wide, with 2.5mm offsets in the front and wide wheels in the rear. The MR02 was made to be a racing car, while the MR01 was a high grade toy that could be raced.

Im here almost 4.5 years. . . seems longer than that.

MINIz guy11
2009.02.04, 06:22 PM
Hard to believe the Mini Z has been going strong for almost a decade!

I too remember my first Mini Z. I bought an Overland and a Monster the summer of 2004 and was never happy with them until the early months of 2006. Then, I finally bought my first MR-02 around May of 2006! I sorta quit after the summer of 2006 . . . but that's besides the point. :p

I can't even believe I've been in the Mini Z scene for 4.5 years already! Seems pretty big to me since I'm only a freshman in High School now.

HammerZ
2009.02.04, 06:39 PM
Most of the later Mr01 bodies were wide, with 2.5mm offsets in the front and wide wheels in the rear.

Don't forget those gaping front wheel openings. The Supra was one of the offenders there.

I was messing with my MR01's a full year before finding and joining here. I may not be as active as I was then, but I still get mine out and run them from time to time.

If I stab a guess at the diff on arch's MR01, I would say Powerline. The one I had I fought it every step of the way. Alot of the hop up parts we have now are way better than some of those early ones.

herman
2009.02.05, 12:59 AM
hmm...

as for me...
Join Date - 2001.11.06

looked at mr mini-z's (administrator)
Join Date - 2001.11.03

it seems that i've joined 3 days after the site was put up... :eek:
man do i feel... old... add to that, will be turning older in a couple of days...

still have some really vintage stuff stashed away someplace... along with a huge collection of asc bodies... :D

like arch2b, i still remember my first z... still have it... pretty sure if i put batteries in it, it will still run... :D (man arch... that's pretty vintage.. what's with the front toe in?)

been in lurk mode most as of late... reading...

it's all been fun... :D

just noticed... almost 8 years and still a registered user... with no avatar!!! lol

Skv012a
2009.02.05, 02:31 AM
Arch, how'd you make the brake disks for that thing?

herman
2009.02.05, 04:13 AM
it's an third party option part... you put them just inside the rim... and they are secured by a small rubber o-ring... :D

Skv012a
2009.02.05, 09:52 AM
Sounds like an effortless build then. I was thinking maybe same idea but put em around the knuckle so they would not spin when the wheel does.

imxlr8ed
2009.02.05, 10:57 AM
just noticed... almost 8 years and still a registered user... with no avatar!!! lol

Here's a possible choice for you... I'm sure you look nothing like him though. ;)

herman
2009.02.08, 09:23 PM
lol... i remember watching that ages ago...

RallyNut
2009.02.11, 06:03 PM
I'm still around, I check in every 6 months or so. Haven't driven or done anything Mini-Z related in a year or so. I'm always impressed that the mini-z scene is still going strong. I've moved on to full size cars now, but every so often take the Z for a spin around the house. I think I've driven my awd maybe 5 times (after spending to much cash on the JDM kit and some mods)

I guess I'm just a troll now haha :)

I'm still a Rally Nut, thankfully.

arch2b
2009.02.11, 07:17 PM
i was new to mini-z's, i had extra money to spend, so i bought lots of aluminum parts :rolleyes: i didn't really care what they did at the time as i just drove in the street.

square wheels and i think megatech everything else. maybe it was gpm, i''m not sure but i recall megatech being all purple back then. i bought it all here... it was how i got to know david so well, buying so much stuff all the time...

Action B
2009.02.12, 06:03 AM
i was new to mini-z's, i had extra money to spend, so i bought lots of aluminum parts :rolleyes: i didn't really care what they did at the time as i just drove in the street.

square wheels and i think megatech everything else. maybe it was gpm, i''m not sure but i recall megatech being all purple back then. i bought it all here... it was how i got to know david so well, buying so much stuff all the time...

At least you didn't start with Xmods. I still remember stacking extra batteries in the top of my car to increase speed just to flip my car over at every corner due to the weight.

deloreanaka8
2009.02.27, 06:18 AM
http://www2.mini-zracer.com/albums/album57/mz12.sized.jpg

Nice Autobot logo in the battery seal. ;)