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Old 2003.01.21, 04:25 PM   #1
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Bodies, Suspension, Tires?

Where can I order a Mitsubishi Lancer body? I hear there's an Autoscale version of it, but I cannot find one. What colours does it come in?

I'm interested in just tuning the suspension and tires, and keeping everything else stock. I'm interested in what parts would allow me to do those tunings.

I understand that you can get a set of front shock springs for adjusting the front suspension. Is there a standard stock (Kyosho) way to adjust the rear suspension at all? (I am not interested in springs for the rear, just wondering if there are different T-plates or something).

I understand that there are different tire hardnesses. I guess my Dodge Viper came with hard tires? And there are medium and soft tires? Would medium or soft run better on concrete? (I would think so, but anyone have any experience here?)

What about rims? Wheel thicknesses? Are some tires wider than others?

Again let me reiterate: I am interested in running a completely stock Mini-Z, only changing the body shell, the suspension springiness, and the tire hardness/tread (and am curious about tire width and height).
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Old 2003.01.21, 04:49 PM   #2
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As far as the lancer, I have no idea, I can't even find the new bodies I want!

And everything else, you can get a Rear mono shock and yes you can get different h-plates soft, medium and hard. If you get those, i recomend CF. But, I strongly suggest you get the CF 'O' plate here, it is great, and eliminates much of the rear roll.

And for tires, i would stick with the hard on the concrete, they will be better with time, (i'm assuming you mean fairly rough concrete???), but around 30 degrees would be good if you want to wear them down fast and keep buying more. The tires, like the wheels, come in different widths as well.

Wheels, yes, some are wider than others, is is really personal preference on what you get, I just know that some bodies do not work well with the wide tires. I know the NSX, Mercedes CLK and the Ferarri Modena all work with wide tires, the rest, i'm not too sure about.

Hope this helps, if you have any more questions, just ask!
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Old 2003.01.21, 05:26 PM   #3
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Concrete

Yes the concrete is fairly rough, not smooth, although it does vary. It is a poured basement. I will have photos in the tracks section in a few days, as my track is complete, I'm just adding the finishing touches (e.g. finish line). I think you will be impressed.

Does Kyosho make the soft/med/hard rear plates or is that a third-party thing?
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Old 2003.01.21, 05:31 PM   #4
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kyosho makes them , but it really doesn't matter, you could get some cheaper that will acomplish the same thing.

Most the time, GPM, PowerLine etc all are good products, but, i mean if you 'really' want kyosho brand, you can get it, it is just always more with very little difference.

My opinion, the CF 'O' plate is the way to go! It will last longer than any H plate and it is great as far a your back end rolling. reduces that greatly.

I'll post a pic of the 'O' plate for you when I get home this evening. And if your curious before then, search for a pic here, there are plenty, most of us swear by it!
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Old 2003.01.21, 10:08 PM   #9
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Yeah, mlepage,

Bearings and a ball dif woule be good too.

Here's the pic of the O plate installed.
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Old 2003.01.21, 10:16 PM   #11
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Bearings and Ball Diff

As for bearings, if they're only for speed, I don't need them. Speed is not an issue for me. I only race on my track, which is at most 18' long, and the Mini-Z has plenty of speed for this size track.

The ball diff might improve handling somewhat, but I'm OK so far with the handling/speed I have.

I race 1/12 scale at a local track, so I don't need to make my Mini-Z go fast, that's not what it's for (for me).

That's why I'm not looking to pour money into hop-ups for the Mini-Z. I already have enough for the other cars. :-)
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Yeah, mlepage,

Bearings and a ball dif woule be good too.

Here's the pic of the O plate installed.
Hey, that triangular spacer on the pic is pretty much useless right? Also, isn't that the side roll shock plate should be inbetween the O-plate and the motor mount
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wow, just got back from the Doc. didnt know my arm could bend that way.....


anyway, now that im feeling better....

bearings will give you better run time, and your car will drive much, much more smoothly. even if you dont want better speed, these are a worth-it upgrade (make sure you get Mini-ZRacer.com Dry Bearings). the ball diff is also very important. if youre lookin to do strictly handling upgrades, this is one of the first ones you should do. you'll be amazed at how much better your Z drives with this part. get the Mini-zracer.com ball diff (and no, i dont get paid to promote MZR stuff - its just that good!)
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Old 2003.01.21, 11:07 PM   #15
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I don't think where the plate is makes too much of a diff. I was wondering when i put it on, but, I couldn't see and advantage either way.

As for the spacer, i just put i back there rather than have it float around my tool box.
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