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herman
2011.01.19, 03:53 AM
wondering if anybody noticed these rims made by
r246... :confused: :D

R246-9702 R35 GT-R
(http://kyoshoshop-online.com/kyosho/goods/index.html?ggcd=R246-9702&cid=mini-z_alminum_wheel)

machgo5go
2011.01.19, 07:36 AM
wondering if anybody noticed these rims made by
r246... :confused: :D

R246-9702 R35 GT-R
(http://kyoshoshop-online.com/kyosho/goods/index.html?ggcd=R246-9702&cid=mini-z_alminum_wheel)
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh123/machgo5go/MR02NSXGTMedium.jpg
I got them in Bronze as a Xmas gift from my friend who was visiting from Japan during the holiday.
They are made by R246 with geninue made in Japan quality.

herman
2011.01.19, 09:46 PM
nice... thanks for the pics... :D

herman
2011.01.20, 09:43 PM
here's a set in silver... from this site (http://www.kyosho.de/?page=shop/product&offset=40&category_id=005f7f27f6fd3027652ec167c4d2c5d6&ps_session=diuv2qj8p0ko6v5u2nqsicd094&mod_title=product&setlang=deu#)

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31107&stc=1&d=1295581506

rims in the first post though is two tone (black and silver) :D

xmodcanuck
2011.02.11, 12:32 AM
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh123/machgo5go/MR02NSXGTMedium.jpg
I got them in Bronze as a Xmas gift from my friend who was visiting from Japan during the holiday.
They are made by R246 with geninue made in Japan quality.

I love the way they look, but the 0.5mm thick thing has me a bit concerned about their strength. Do you race with these rims? How do these hold up to racing?

unearthed name
2011.02.11, 01:51 AM
i use them for racing, and they hold up well. no bend and nick whatsoever. compared to the plastic one.

mdowney
2011.02.11, 07:41 AM
These are all in stock at kyoshoamerica.com. You just need to search for the part number.

mini-z
2011.02.11, 02:16 PM
These are all in stock at kyoshoamerica.com. You just need to search for the part number.

:confused: My results differed:

Your search for "R246-9702" returned the following results...

0 Records Found.
Please try a different Search (enter 3 or more characters).

Additionally I checked with Kyosho of America and they do not stock them. :rolleyes:

Regardless, I would suggest that everyone try to support the community by purchasing their wheels from shop.tinyrc.com (http://shop.tinyrc.com/search.php?mode=search&by_title=Y&by_shortdescr=Y&by_fulldescr=Y&by_sku=Y&including=all&substring=R246+Wheel) or their local track - I think it would be fairly appalling to encourage Kyosho's decision to undermine their dealers and the community that brought them much of their success in the US by purchasing anything from them directly. :) We stock the full R246 Wheel selection and have a bunch of new ones en route to our warehouse right now. :)

Going back to the original discussion - how many people would be interested in the R246-9702 wheels if we were able to convince KoA to get them in? :)

mini-z
2011.02.11, 02:31 PM
Oh, and I should mention that if you act fast you can save 20.11% off of all in-stock R246 and other Kyosho wheels (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35922)! :cool: :)

xmodcanuck
2011.02.11, 07:55 PM
i use them for racing, and they hold up well. no bend and nick whatsoever. compared to the plastic one.

Cool, thanks.

These are all in stock at kyoshoamerica.com. You just need to search for the part number.

Except they don't have any R246 wheels listed.

Regardless, I would suggest that everyone try to support the community by purchasing their wheels from shop.tinyrc.com or their local track - I think it would be fairly appalling to encourage Kyosho's decision to undermine their dealers and the community that brought them much of their success in the US by purchasing anything from them directly. We stock the full R246 Wheel selection and have a bunch of new ones en route to our warehouse right now. :)


So I think most of the problem lies with Kyosho America as they should make available all their products to all their US distributors. Because unfortunately you don't have a FULL selection or R246 wheels. I can't get what I want from ANY North American seller, I had to go overseas to get what I want.

The TE37 for the AWD are available in silver and bronze N0.5,1.0,1.5,3.5,4.5, W-0.8,0,2.0,3.0.

The CE28N are also available in silver and bronze in N-1.0,-0.5,0,0.5,1.0,1.5,2.0,2.5,3.5 and W-1.0,0,0.5,1.0,1.5,2.0,2.5,3.0 and in narrow 17mm diameter in all narrow offsets as well.

Especially difficult for me as I am in Canada and have only a tiny local hobby shop that stocks 99% Atomic upgrades for mini-z.

mdowney
2011.02.11, 08:51 PM
Sorry - I should have been more specific. The products that were linked to above (this page (http://www.kyosho.de/?page=shop/product&offset=40&category_id=005f7f27f6fd3027652ec167c4d2c5d6&ps_session=diuv2qj8p0ko6v5u2nqsicd094&mod_title=product&setlang=deu#)) are listed as in stock on Kyosho America's site (all the ones I checked anyway) and that means your local/web dealers can get them.

I honestly didn't think anyone would even think to pay the full retail price listed on Kyosho's site. It's worse than Atomic Mods prices.

Totally agree with Mini-Z that Kyosho should favor their resellers. Horizon and Great Planes do the same thing. GP's even worse because they _undercut_ all of their reseller's prices through their heavy Tower Hobbies discounts ($60 off a $300 purchase is huge).

The Kyosho America guys seem to be extremely short-staffed and I would guess that they've been tasked with trying to compete with the Horizon/GP model by their corp office. It sucks for resellers. At lease they don't seem to undercut their prices like their larger competitors do.

This industry is pretty messed up. It seems primed for someone to do what Apple did to the wireless handset industry and the music industry (on a much smaller scale). Everyone swore that the wireless carriers and record labels (the Old Guard) had ALL the power and it was futile to try and dictate terms to them. A few years later and both industries have been flipped on their heads, Apple dictates all of their terms, phones will never be the same, nobody buys CDs anymore, record companies are making money again - and Apple went from a laughing stock in 1997 to the most valuable tech company in the world, and soon to be THE most valuable company in the world.

In any case - Mini-Z is right: please buy from local shops and online vendors in order to keep the ecosystem alive. We buy from TinyRC, Kenon, Reflex, and Kyosho. And last time I was at FPR I dropped at least $400 in a week.

mdowney
2011.02.11, 09:58 PM
Except they don't have any R246 wheels listed.


Their site is just poorly-organized and browsing for stuff will leave a LOT of items out. You need to find the part number elsewhere then type it into their search field. Once you find it tell your favorite reseller and they can order it for you.

Here's an example of these rims being in stock:
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/R246-1731-CE28N-Wheel-N-17mm-Off-Set-0mm_p_8633.html