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Starsky5000
2011.05.31, 06:49 PM
I am running a Lamborghini Countach body and bought this Mini Z MR-03 chassis set:


http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/MR-03N-24GHz-Chassis-Set-JSCC_p_720.html

Also what size tires would I need to fit the aluminum wheels?

Thank You.

greenepa76
2011.05.31, 08:38 PM
HKS hobbies, RCKenon, Kyosho, and several other overseas vendors that have online websites. Most of the Mini Z standard wide and narrows should work.

Starsky5000
2011.06.01, 07:05 AM
I found some aluminum wheels for the Mini Z but I am a little confused.

What does offset mean?

http://www.geocities.jp/wild_zracing/racerwheel.html

then their mini z aluminum wheels one ebay.

Which aluminum wheels are the best quality?

Do they come in narrow for the front and wide for the rear?

Christopher Rc
2011.06.01, 07:47 AM
I found some aluminum wheels for the Mini Z but I am a little confused.

What does offset mean?

http://www.geocities.jp/wild_zracing/racerwheel.html

then their mini z aluminum wheels one ebay.

Which aluminum wheels are the best quality?

Do they come in narrow for the front and wide for the rear?

offset is how wide the weels are in relation to the car/chassis.
the wheel to the right is a 3mm offset, and the wheel to the left is a 1 offser.
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad244/minit32/DSC_0870.jpg
do you see the difference?

i think "square" wheels has really nice quality :
http://store.hkshobby.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=square&Image1.x=0&Image1.y=0

most wheels comes in pairs, so you have to buy one pair with narrow wheels for the front, and one pair of wide for the rear.
the wheels in the link you posted comes in narrow and wide.

here you can see which offset you need for different bodies:
http://www.atomicmods.com/Categories/QandA-1-28-Mini-Z-Body-Compatibility-Chart.aspx

Starsky5000
2011.06.01, 01:26 PM
This is the Lamborghini Countach autoscale body I got:

http://store.hkshobby.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=10&products_id=2997&osCsid=7348e3dc4b312611f936bcf17180b575

So I looked at the chart and found this info about this Countach body:

MZG316BL-B Lamborghini Countach LP 500S Blue 94 2N,3W 94RM, 94MM

I'm still a little lost. Can you please help me find an aluminum wheel (both front and rear) for this Countach body?

Sorry I'm new to the Mini Z's and learning.

EMU
2011.06.01, 01:43 PM
I would use 0n/1w wheels on it, which you can also use on many other bodies if you change... I usually dont use anything more than 0mm in the front, and 1mm in the rear. Filling out the wheel wells is not really necessary, and keeping them inset a little keeps them protected from taking damage...

Front 0mm http://store.hkshobby.com/product_info.php?products_id=5031
Rear 1mm http://store.hkshobby.com/product_info.php?products_id=3529

I chose the gold wheels because I think they go well with the blue body...

Starsky5000
2011.06.01, 02:17 PM
Thank You for your help EMU. I see you live in NYC. I live in the Bronx, NY.

My hobby shop sent me these kyosho mini z tires. Do you think they will fit the gold wheels?

http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=18899


http://www.kenonhobby.com/Kyosho-Mini-Z-Wide-Slick-Tire-20-Wide-Size-_p_41780.html

Thank You So Much Emu.

arch2b
2011.06.01, 05:10 PM
8.5mm tire = narrow wheel/tire type

11mm tire = wide wheel/tire type

Starsky5000
2011.06.01, 07:19 PM
In general whats the best offset do you recommend for the both the front and the rear wheels in general for cars. I am running a Lamborghini Countach body (RM motor mount). For the Countach it recommends 2 offset for the front wheels and 3 offset for the rear wheels according to this chart:

http://www.atomicmods.com/Categories/QandA-1-28-Mini-Z-Body-Compatibility-Chart.aspx

I would like to hear as many answers to this question as possible because I might order from Tagu and they make very expensive aluminum wheels and it will cost me alot just for 4 wheels $53.

http://www.geocities.jp/wild_zracing/

EMU
2011.06.01, 08:22 PM
I use 0N front 1W rear on almost all of my cars regardless of body.

herman
2011.06.02, 02:37 AM
Where Can I Purchase Real Aluminum Wheels for the Mini Z MR-03?

looks like the others have answered this question... pretty well...
now for the other thing... ''offsets''

christopher rc showed you what they are on the rim... pretty straightforward...
but what is the effect on bodies?

prior to the mr03, there was the mr01/015 and the mr02...
apart from the orientation of the batteries, basically the only difference is that the mr01/015 has a shorter shorter trackwidth compared to the mr02...

and back then the kyosho autoscale bodies were either mr01/015 or mr02 specific...

now to visually appreciate the effect of offsets, here are two pictures... using the same chassis and rims, i've put on two different bodies

porsche taisan - offset is .5n 0w
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=8058&d=1068438405

vitz - using offsets of the porsche taisan rims .5n 0w
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=8095&d=1068800196

comparing the two you can already see that the lower pic of the vitz, the rims are sticking way out of the fenders... not something that you would like during races... lots of things can happen, it can catch a sidewall and probably break a servo gear, unnecessary wheel to body rubbing, etc...

having the proper offset would benefit you a whole lot better...
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13864&d=1104319031

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13849&d=1104317259

trying the above rims offer a much better choice, with the 5 star rims (picture below) providing more protection, as the rims are more 'inset' into the body.

then came the mr03.... it is pretty much a one chassis fits all types of bodies (mr01/015/02 - pretty cool innovation by kyosho i may add)
provided you have the right front end configuration (n - for mr01/015 bodies, w - for mr02 bodies) and rear end configuration (motor mount... hm -high mount; rm - rear mount; mm - mid mount; lm - long mount?)

now according to the listing...
Lamborghini Countach LP 500S Blue shows that it uses 2N,3W offsets...

you can go with that, or try something lesser than what is being recommended (there should be a small piece of paper included stating what offsets are being used), i.e. 1.5N/2.5W or a 1N/2W or even a 0N/1W or any combination...

see how each feels while you're driving it... the more inset your wheels are into the body, the more protection you'll have against any elements on the track while you're racing... it may not look good, but you'll be protected... if looks are more important to you, you can go along with the recommended offset 2n,3w... or if you're more cautious, you can go for the 1.5n/2.5w or you mey even be more conservative at 1n/2w...

there are a lot of offset choices, if you know somebody who has a lot of rims you can try how each offset will look on the car... and drive it to see how you like them...

good luck and hope this helps... :D

Starsky5000
2011.06.02, 01:14 PM
I looked at the spec sheet that came with the Lamborghini Countach body and it said offset for the front 1N and offset for the rear 3W.

It listed the MR-02 on the front cover. This body was made when the MR-02 was the last Mini Z to come out.

Now I look at this chart

http://www.atomicmods.com/Categories/QandA-1-28-Mini-Z-Body-Compatibility-Chart.aspx

The difference between the now according to the listing...
Lamborghini Countach LP 500S Blue shows that it uses 2N,3W offsets.

Why the discrepancy?

Starsky5000
2011.06.02, 02:42 PM
Okay I called Atomic mods and they said their chart is like 5 years old and Kyosho came out with several Lamborghini Countaches. So he looked at the body compatibility chart that came with his Countach and said it's 1N Front, and 3W Rear. And I should follow Kyosho's numbers.

Now the question is what brand of wheels to choose.

Tagu....beautiful wheels but expensive
PN Racing
Square
Kyosho R246 Rays

and any other brand I don't know of that makes aluminum wheels for the Mini Z.

Which brand should I choose?

Thank You.

herman
2011.06.03, 03:16 AM
looks like you mentioned most of them...
i've only tried square they are pretty cool...
just don't know if they're hard to come by these days...
i'm pretty sure what ever you choose, it'll turn out pretty good...
good luck in your search... :D

Starsky5000
2011.06.08, 11:51 AM
I use 0N front 1W rear on almost all of my cars regardless of body.

EMU you were right. I called up Kyosho and they said to use 0N Front & 1W Rear on the Countach Body.

Thank You.