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Old 2004.12.29, 04:48 AM   #1
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vitz mr015

hi folks... i'm just glad that kyosho came out with their own mr015 version...

i quite consider it a clever move by kyosho considering it will enable you to use a wider variety of autoscales that were made early on...

one of my favorites is the vitz... you can plainly see why i consider it my favorite... it's basically because i use it most of the time...

well enough of the blah and on to the pics...
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Old 2004.12.29, 04:51 AM   #2
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under the hood...

took the mr015/mr02 rm motor mount off, and put the old high mount of the mr01 in there...

also had to lower the front with washers... to get the effect in the pics....
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Old 2004.12.29, 05:01 AM   #3
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other shoes... i mean rims...

here's a pic with the old skyline rims - 11mm wide rears with some inset and 8.5 standard front rims with some offset (don't know exactly how much)...
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Old 2004.12.29, 05:08 AM   #4
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another pair of shoes...

this is from the taisan viper.... also 11mm wide rear and std 8.5mm front also with some offset (still don't know how much)
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Old 2004.12.29, 05:13 AM   #5
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skyline vs. viper rims...(rear)

with the inset rims, the skiline's look spot on compared to the viper rims... as the viper's kinda stick out from the body...

another comparison shot is the last pic, looking from the rear, the viper rims (on the right side) kinda stick out of the fender wells...
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Old 2004.12.29, 05:16 AM   #6
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another set of rims...

used the front's of the mobil 1 nsx mr02 - it's a standard 8.5mm rim with no offset...

you need 4 of them... it actually looks pretty neat...
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Old 2004.12.29, 05:19 AM   #7
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another set of rims...

used the front's of the mobil 1 nsx mr02 - it's a standard 8.5mm rim with no offset...

you need 4 of them... it actually looks pretty neat...

the last two pics compare the std. wide & std front rims (mr02) put in the rear...
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Old 2004.12.29, 05:24 AM   #8
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guess the best fit would be the old skyline rims and the std fronts of the mobile 1 nsx mr02... leaning towards the old skyline basically because you will be able to run wides in the rear...

looks however go to the mobile 1 nsx bbs like rims....
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Old 2004.12.29, 09:48 AM   #9
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I learned something new Herman... I didn't know that I could use a high mount 01 pod in place of the 02 chassis...

Cool...


The Skyline wheels have a negative offset in the rear and I believe a slight positive offset in the front. They are wonderful wheels but not on the Vitz, like your last choice
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guess the best fit would be the old skyline rims and the std fronts of the mobile 1 nsx mr02... leaning towards the old skyline basically because you will be able to run wides in the rear...

looks however go to the mobile 1 nsx bbs like rims....

How does it run? Here's mine
It will be reincarnated when I get back. I might just order an iwaver 02 for the controller and use the chassis for the vitz. Looks good.
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hi folks... i'm just glad that kyosho came out with their own mr015 version...

i quite consider it a clever move by kyosho considering it will enable you to use a wider variety of autoscales that were made early on...

one of my favorites is the vitz... you can plainly see why i consider it my favorite... it's basically because i use it most of the time...

well enough of the blah and on to the pics...
Heya Herman, always loved the look of the vitz myself. How does it handle? I would think it would have a high CG and make it want to roll a lot? Do you race this in a vitz only class?
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I learned something new Herman... I didn't know that I could use a high mount 01 pod in place of the 02 chassis...

Cool...

The Skyline wheels have a negative offset in the rear and I believe a slight positive offset in the front. They are wonderful wheels but not on the Vitz, like your last choice
well actually the vitz is on a kyosho mr015 chassis... i've tried putting it on an kyosho mr02 (with the mr01 high mount), and although it fits, the choice of rims proved to be some sort of problem (kyosho's mr02 has a wider front track width compared to the mr01 & mr015)...

kyosho's mr015 chassis has the same front track width as the mr01, which will enable you to use most of kyosho's autoscales....

i feel that they should've come out with the mr015 in the first place.... oh well...

and correct you are re: the skyline wheels... neg. offset in the rear & slight positive offset in the fronts...

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It will be reincarnated when I get back. I might just order an iwaver 02 for the controller and use the chassis for the vitz. Looks good.
bye2... it runs fairly well... i guess the controller for the iwaver02 is pretty good... however as i mentioned... the vitz is on a kyosho mr015 chassis with an mr01 high motor mount...

you might run into some problems putting the vitz on an 02 chassis regarding rim selection...

i think i've seen a video of that vitz in action... pretty cool...

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How does it handle? I would think it would have a high CG and make it want to roll a lot? Do you race this in a vitz only class?
it runs pretty good (during the very short time that i did run it)... i guess rolling would depend on what surface you run on, and what type of tires you run... i wish i could run this in a vitz only class... i wish i could run it period... no track here... most of the guys i know are into 1/10 now... no time to run it as well...
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I loved mine and no matter how hard I pushed it, it didn't roll. Tire selection with the 02 chassis is slim but the setup I had was perfect even with narrows all around. Kinda hope to someday do it again but with either an Iwaver 02 or another kyosho 02. Probably go with a 2x2 next time also.

I think the vitz is hard to some by now. The last place I bought one was at the highdesert hobbies in Palmdale, Ca. They had about 5 or 6 and I bought 3. Still a cool little body. Next project will be an 02 MR-S.
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