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j-dogg
2010.11.27, 09:54 PM
I got an Enzo from a good friend a while back and couldn't help but to notice the Revell Ford Probe 89' GT Turbo body is almost a perfect fit. The wheelbase is spot-on, so I've decided to make it work on the MR-02.

Aside from all the chassis upgrades I'll do (done a few already) the issue I am having is the rear tires on the Enzo are HUGE and one of the issues I am having is the offset. I'm going to put another wheelset on see if that fixes it, I got a set off an R34 Skyline which the offset and wheelbase is not too far off from the 89-92 Probe in real life.

So far, my MR-02 has these upgrades:

Graphite rear H plate
Alloy tuner axle and differential
AWD X-Speed upgrade + 9t
Front springs are beefed up
Ball bearings and alloy locknuts all around

I have done some custom work, I soldered the motor leads to the controller board. The other issue I am having is the threads seem to be stripped out on one of the screw holes for the rear deck (the chassis part) are the metal MR02 chassis? is there a fix that doesn't involve superglue?

mini-z
2010.12.04, 03:18 PM
Got pics? :)

j-dogg
2010.12.06, 03:52 AM
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/j-doggy_style/DSCF1267.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/j-doggy_style/DSCF1268.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/j-doggy_style/DSCF1269.jpg

new chassis came in the mail, overnight from japan papa

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs787.snc4/66782_10150129611309126_837679125_8017119_7196393_ n.jpg

which turned into this after an hour of swearing

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1170.snc4/154268_10150129611749126_837679125_8017127_6334847 _n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs589.ash2/154181_10150129611404126_837679125_8017122_1880243 _n.jpg

shock towers almost line up perfect

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1211.snc4/156380_10150129611604126_837679125_8017124_4524976 _n.jpg

ongoing project. uses an AMT 1/25 scale 89' Probe GT model kit.