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 2001.12.17, 04:08 AM   #1
PorscheGuy964
House Plant
 
PorscheGuy964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: SoCal
Posts: 902
Send a message via AIM to PorscheGuy964
New to the Forums

Hello everyone I am new to this place and just want to say hi, hi.
well I have recently received a mini-z and I love it I think it is so cool. I got the Porsche GT3
Well I joined here 'cause it seems like an active place to post with lots of helpful info.

Right now the only mod I have done to my mini-z is to upgrade the motor to the x-speed motor. the next mod I plan on doing is the ball diff. Does this sound like a reasonable next mod? or is there something that is better?

I currently have just the Porsche GT3 body that came with it and I have recently purchased a Porsche GT2 body I am in the midst of retro fitting to the mini-z chasis.
PorscheGuy964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.17, 04:45 AM   #2
scsi
Registered User
 
scsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: hawaii
Posts: 225
Send a message via AIM to scsi
welcome!

ball diff sounds good i would also recommend alloy servo gears later on.

just look thru the forums, theres lots of info for you
__________________
never let me slip coz if i slip then im slippin . scsi おげんきですか。
scsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.17, 08:49 AM   #3
Mondo
Mini-Zedologist - Fear me
 
Mondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Bristol, England
Posts: 4,114
Hot it up

Welcome PorscheGuy964

Yea, I did the bearings first. The The X-Speed motor instructions reccomend that bearings be used with the motor.
Also, being adjustable, the ball-diff can make a difference.
Most of the 'veterans' here also swear by Turbo and X-Speed combo's for pure acceleration with top-end. There are some interesting comments on the other threads about motors and Turbo's. You can learn quite a bit.

As scsi says, alloy servo gears are a good choice as those standard servo gears are prone to breaking (Dont run it without a bodyshell) Also, serious wipeouts can break them fragile stock servo gears too.

Enjoy your new toy!
Mondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.17, 07:53 PM   #4
jrmini
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
but shouldnt u also get a graphite H plate early on too?
  Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.18, 12:04 AM   #5
scsi
Registered User
 
scsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: hawaii
Posts: 225
Send a message via AIM to scsi
naw...just wait the the plastic one breaks
__________________
never let me slip coz if i slip then im slippin . scsi おげんきですか。
scsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.18, 02:52 AM   #6
Ken Mifune
2-Z or not 2-Z...
 
Ken Mifune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: The Open Road
Posts: 2,706
I kinda agree with scsi. I did it like this.

-Foam Tires. If you get tired of traction you can always switch back.
-X-Speed Motor. You'll be glad for putting foam tires first.
-Bearings. not immediately. drive a few hours.
-Graphite H-plate. Only when you break the stock one. For some that means this is first.
-Ball Diff. If you're racing, go for it. If not, stay stock.


Welcome PorscheGuy964, and say g'bye to your mirrors.
Ken Mifune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.18, 03:28 AM   #7
PorscheGuy964
House Plant
 
PorscheGuy964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: SoCal
Posts: 902
Send a message via AIM to PorscheGuy964
hahahah, I have already lost my mirrors on both bodys.
I think if I make another body I will not even bother with the mirrors.

I think I will get the ball diff. since I have the X-speed. I did Just put some wider tires on it(10 minutes ago). The wider tires I got from the model I fitted to it. Now instead of overstear and spinning out alot, it understears and and "pushes". it seems that the car is easier to drive with it understearing but it also seems to bog the motor down when I do try to drift it . with the motor being bogged down will it wear out faster causing me to need to replace motors more often?
PorscheGuy964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.18, 09:12 AM   #8
Ken Mifune
2-Z or not 2-Z...
 
Ken Mifune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: The Open Road
Posts: 2,706
If the motor or batteries aren't getting too hot I wouldn't worry about it. You can always add heat sinks to your list.

Let's see those custom bodies. Post some pics.

Last edited by Ken Mifune; 2001.12.20 at 10:35 AM.
Ken Mifune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.18, 04:30 PM   #9
PorscheGuy964
House Plant
 
PorscheGuy964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: SoCal
Posts: 902
Send a message via AIM to PorscheGuy964
I will Try to get some pics up but I don't have a digicam But I do have a scanner so I will have some in a couple of days
PorscheGuy964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.18, 06:35 PM   #10
Ken Mifune
2-Z or not 2-Z...
 
Ken Mifune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: The Open Road
Posts: 2,706
Yeah scanner. I do the same thing. It seems so stupid but it works sometimes. These were from a scanner.

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attach...s=&postid=2704
Ken Mifune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.18, 11:10 PM   #11
wrcracer
Offroad Specialist
 
wrcracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Wilmington NC USA
Posts: 1,672
Send a message via AIM to wrcracer
i recommend gettin a rear shock set. it solves the rear axle/motor pod/mount hopping problem. i figger if its as bad as it is with the stock motor, its gotta be bad with the x-speed. the shock will keep the rear wheels on the ground and giver you better acceleration. just my 2 cents.
__________________
My truck is like my fat girlfriend. All it does is f*** me and take my money.
AIM - TheBigGreenGMC
'Wheelin is Life.
WRCRacer's Gallery
wrcracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.19, 01:30 AM   #12
Ken Mifune
2-Z or not 2-Z...
 
Ken Mifune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: The Open Road
Posts: 2,706
For something closer to 2 cents, go with the ear plug damper. heh heh
Ken Mifune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.20, 09:59 AM   #13
wrcracer
Offroad Specialist
 
wrcracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Wilmington NC USA
Posts: 1,672
Send a message via AIM to wrcracer
WHAT IS THE EARPLUG DAMPER? i cant find what y'all are talkin about.
__________________
My truck is like my fat girlfriend. All it does is f*** me and take my money.
AIM - TheBigGreenGMC
'Wheelin is Life.
WRCRacer's Gallery
wrcracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2001.12.20, 10:40 AM   #14
Ken Mifune
2-Z or not 2-Z...
 
Ken Mifune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: The Open Road
Posts: 2,706
You'll find it under "Lightweight Rear Damper" in "Parts and Hop-ups"...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showth...=&threadid=181
Ken Mifune 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
Salt Lake Mini-Z Club Forums briankstan Salt Lake Mini-Z 3 2008.02.28 03:39 PM
Mini-ZRacer.com Forums Turn 6! mini-z Off-Topic 4 2007.11.11 08:58 PM
Firelap and iWaver Forums arch2b Mini-ZRacer.com Announcements 0 2007.09.23 07:25 PM
TinyRC.com Forums Hacked arch2b Site Feedback 3 2004.06.03 07:31 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ゥ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
[09/23/14] shop.tinyrc.com: New Atomic,... : Hey Racers!
It's been a busy week here at shop.tinyrc.com.  Plenty of new and re-order products have been rolling in along with some - more»
[11/27/13] shop.tinyrc.com: Holiday... : Hi Racers,
Ready...Set...Save this holiday season!  We're offering deep discounts on all varieties of Kyosho ReadySets, Body & Chassis Sets, Chassis Sets and Chassis & Transmitter - more»
[11/01/12] shop.tinyrc.com: Halloween... : Although Halloween has passed, the ghost of our sale lingers on (but only through Sunday, November 4th). Check out our latest Newsletter and get yourself a new Kyosho MB-010 Buggy for under $200! - 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