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Old 2018.11.01, 09:11 PM   #1
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Putting a Porsche 962 body on a MR-03

I have a 98mm MR-03 and I'd like to put a 102mm body on it. Is there a different rear pod I can change to that would give me the 102mm wheel base?
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The inexpensive way to switch is to get the Kyosho LM rear motor mount set. It has a basic disc damper and it works well. If you have a low profile PN motor mount that will work and offer rear axle height adjustments. Atomic offered a nice LM mount that I like but they are hard to get.

If you go ahead and get the LM motor mount be sure to also get a LM diff shaft because the are a bit longer than the stock shaft.
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There is an LM conversion kit that comes with the motor pod, damper, shims and gear differential. Costs a few dollars more than the LM pod alone. If not using a ball diff, this is the way to go.

If you have a PN 98MM mount, and uses a standard differential, all you need is an LM damper plate and proper offset wheels (+2 to +3mm rear) to convert it. Some bodies need to be clearanced for the more inset differential if you go this route.
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Thanks. I ordered one of the conversion kits.
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The 962 body is incredibly fragile in the nose area. Basically a one hit wonder. If you purchase one, look for the KH designation as opposed to the LH. It performs head and shoulders over the LH. It shares the fragility of the nose but that can be negated by attaching a piece of .030 styrene plastic across the bottom of the nose from the wheel wells forward to the nose. Then fill the nose with a foaming epoxy like Gorilla glue. Use extreme caution to keep the epoxy out of the body clip attaching point. It is a royal SOB to clean out. Once done the body will be much sturdier. The epoxy is best applied in small amounts to control the spread. If you are an appearance purist Use some thick gap filling cyanoacrylate to seal around the headlight buckets prior to adding the epoxy to keep it from seeping into the shiny side of the body. Once everything has completely cured, mount the body and run the steering from lock to lock to see how much if any of the re enforcement needs to be trimmed away.
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