Mini-Z, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer, MR-03, MR-02, MA-010, Forums, News, Pictures, Parts, and Shop - Mini-ZRacer.com
Forums, Mini-Z, MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z, Kyosho MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, MiniZ Hop-Ups, MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Kyosho Mini-Z Parts, Kyosho MiniZ Hop-Ups, Kyosho MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer Hop-Ups, Racer Kyosho Mini-Z Parts
Old 2016.06.17, 11:48 AM   #1
Daveyroo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 8
Where do you get your hop ups?

I'm new to mini z. Really want to pick up some upgrades but it seems hard to find them in the uk? What are the best places to buy upgrades?
Daveyroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016.06.17, 07:26 PM   #2
cowboysir
epic procrastinator
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Whistler, B.C.
Posts: 2,170
online is your best bet if your local hobby shop isn't mii-z friendly...

this forum is affiliated with tinyrc.com for a lot of mini-z hopups.

Kenon Hobby sells a lot of PN mini-z stuff.

I shop on e bay with a seller named hobby japan for Kyosho specific parts and hopups.

all of these are good starting points....youll probably get killed on duty and shipping but its "pay to play" type of hobby
__________________
I wonder what rocket scientists say to their coworkers when one of them doesn't get it?

my custom body album (now that Photobucket sucks!)
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/album.php?albumid=192
cowboysir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016.06.18, 05:46 PM   #3
Minizorro
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 55
From uk your only realistic options are with online shops.
I personally recommend European shops (no tax, speedy delivery and decent prices):
srcc-devils.de (German)
Technicalrp.com (Spain)
Minizracing.it (Italy)
And the fascinating minizlove.com (Sweden. Has some extravagant custom designed 3D printed stuff that I have not tried but looks awesome)
All these 4 I have used and always had a great service.

From Japan prices can be much lower. Especially if you select slow post often I didn't even get to pay import duties (with international couriers like parcel force instead I always get to pay the import tax and often extra rip-off additional costs).
recommended:
RCmini-z.com and banzaihobby.com

Buying from the states seem like the most expensive options because prices are high and import duties guaranteed.
Kenonhobby is great and has all the PN gear but so do the European shops.. But they offer a great service, I tried them too.

xpower from HK is expensive but for xpower gear is the best place.

Have a look on eBay too, the already mentioned Japanese seller is very good and there's also one from Australia (forgot name) which I used as they had some really good prices.
Minizorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016.06.18, 08:24 PM   #4
byteme909
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 63
Having a hard time dealing with Tiny RC. Received defective item and was instructed to send to Kyosho directly. Now I'm getting zero response from their rep. Sorry but I get much more customer service from other shopping sites.
byteme909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016.06.19, 01:17 AM   #5
mini-z
Administrator
 
mini-z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8,485
Question

Hi byteme909 - the defective item policy is Kyosho's - they require that items are returned to and replaced by them; RE "getting zero response from their rep" - is that Tiny RC or Kyosho? When was your last correspondence, and of what form? Thanks!
mini-z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016.06.19, 10:15 PM   #6
byteme909
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 63
Actually both entities. I've asked for update about a week ago from Meredith @ Tiny RC and I know the package has reached Kyosho around week and a half to two weeks ago now. If that's the policy then why do I need to go through a dealer? Customer support should come from store/dealer and only from manufacturer end if escalation is needed.

If there is no resolution or response by tomorrow I'm forced to initiate a case through PayPal. I already indicated as such on the support ticket through Tiny RC as well.

Thank you for the response. Been trying to hastily gather parts to build two cars. Was originally going to order more from Tiny but now I'm probably going to source my parts elsewhere.

Last edited by byteme909; 2016.06.19 at 10:23 PM.
byteme909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016.06.20, 08:41 PM   #7
KWT
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 286
Kyosho normally won't contact you when you send an item in for repair. They will just repair and ship it back to you. If you want a status, you will have to call Kyosho.
KWT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hop ups.... how much have you spent... herman Mini-Z AWD MA-010, MA-015 5 2007.03.28 01:07 AM
For Sale: Mini Z AWD w/ hop ups & MR02 w/ Hop ups / RCP Track NOMOTORLIMIT Miscellaneous Discussion 31 2006.09.22 08:35 PM
Overland monster conversion and hop ups? NitroSlumlord Mini-Z Overland MV-01 5 2003.09.29 03:56 PM
Where is the best place to learn about miniz's and there Hop ups? lowrider035 Beginner Questions 4 2003.02.10 03:08 AM
need more hop ups g4t2 Parts and Hop-ups 8 2002.09.06 08:38 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 Mini-ZRacer.com
Mini Inferno Sale - Up to $85 Instant Savings!
Micro-T Hop-Ups
RC18R, M18, Micro RS4, Mini-LST, TamTech-Gear, Minizilla, RC18T, RC18B, RC18MT
shop.tinyrc.com Products

more»
Tiny RC Community News
[03/22/17] MZR was on vacation, didn't... : All kidding aside, the host experienced a bit of a server meltdown last week and efforts to restore the site to a new server took longer than anticipated. The current server is temporary until - more»
[11/25/15] Did You Hear? Our Black... : Hey Racers,
We're getting started a bit early with our Black Friday sale this year.  Generally we're not supporters of retailers opening early on Thanksgiving, but in our case, we're - more»
[06/30/15] shop.tinyrc.com: Have You... : Hey All! Just a quick reminder to everyone that we post all of our shop.tinyrc.com Newletters here on the MZR Forum. If for some reason you miss them in your email inbox, you can always see the - more»
Mini-Z, Mini-Z Racer, MR-02, MA-010
M18, M18T, RC18T, Mini-LST, Mini-T, Micro RS4, XRay, 1/18, 18th scale
XMODS, XMOD, Micro Flight, ZipZaps, ZipZaps SE, Bit Char-G, MicroSizers, TTTT, Plantraco Desktop Rover, SuperSlicks, Digi Q
Mini Inferno, Mini Inferno ST, half EIGHT, 1/16, 16th scale
Epoch, Indoor Racer, 1/43, 43rd scale
E-Savage, eSavage, eZilla, e-Zilla, HPI
Robots, Bots, Bipeds, Wheeled, Manoi, Roomba, NXT, Lego, Hacking
Crawling, Crawlers, Micro, RC, Losi Mini-Rock Crawler, Duratrax Cliff Climber
Kyosho Minium, Caliber 120, Minium Forums
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, Mini Inferno Hop-Ups, Mini Inferno Parts, M18 Hop-Ups, M18 Parts