July 23, 2002 at 4:24 am #9120
I friend got me a bit Char-g WRX from Japan
Just wondering if i can use parts for the new Hot Wheels Racers that i saw in kmart while looking for the aus range of Bit Char-g cars.
They look like same motors and stuff
the motor in it is an orange ended one.
but they have no remote just charge and go things
July 23, 2002 at 9:30 am #14612
HEY, SAW THAT TOO AND DECIDED TO BY ONE FOR SPARE PARTS FOR MY MODIFIED RX-7 (PICTURES TO BE POSTED). THE MOTOR IS A 2.6B THE NI CAD BATTERY IS THE SAME, AND THE GEARS CAN ALSO BE SALVAGED.
GUESS WHY? IT IS PRODUCED BY TOMY, AND SOLD THRU HOTWHEELS USA. IT IS ALMOST THE SAME SETUP WITH HOPUP OPTIONS BUT WITHOUT R/C.
PLAN TO ALSO USE THE SPARE BATTERY TO SUPERCHARGE MY ZOOM ZOOM.
July 23, 2002 at 10:28 am #14617
sounds cool, thanks guys.
July 29, 2002 at 6:47 pm #14773
Does anyone have a link to hot wheel’s site or walmart, or whoever else should have pics/info n these lisenced cars, Hot Wheels USA claims to have no product of that sort wheneverI call their customer support lines, and both US and Australian posts reference them.
July 29, 2002 at 8:45 pm #14775avoid the noidParticipant
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yea i WORK at walmart and i checked for it in the computers and found nothing at all so maybe its just were i live or something but walmart hasnt heard anything of them
July 30, 2002 at 7:41 pm #14815
The HotWheels kit is in fact the TOMY Bit Racer under a different name. The Argos catalogue in the UK lists it. A car and charger for only ?9.99. I purchased a Bit Racer car from ToyEast sometime a go and most of the parts are compatible.
July 30, 2002 at 8:55 pm #14816
Here is the official investor press release for the HotWheels release of the BitRacer. They will be released in the US as K.I.T. Racing Cars. They are already being sold in select Walmarts in the US (test market?), but nationwide distribution is slated for august (maybe to coincide with the microsizers, you think?). Thanks to P. Wright for submitting this great info to the QFM website.
July 31, 2002 at 4:53 am #14829
link doesnt work 🙁
August 3, 2002 at 12:30 pm #15007
hey i picked up one of the hot wheels one today
info on box for anyone trying to find them.
bar code is 0 74299 56565 6
the only thing that looks like a product number
looks like 4 models 2 with 2.2motor
2 with 2.6motor
so now my WRX has a 2.2motor
the changed over the front tyres
so the stearing works better with more speed
August 5, 2002 at 1:35 am #15058
matty- I just picked up the 4 models they had availiable- 2 ship with 2.2 motors (M1) and 2 with 2.6 motors (M2)
the heatsinks, tires, and batteries are compatible, but that’s about it.
the axles don’t fit and even if they did the gearing wouldn’t mesh properly.
I haven’t seen the official tomy japanese bit racer release, but the chroming on the wheels looks MUCH better than the stock bit char-g wheels.
for 39$ they also make a track set that comes with a “bonus” car and extra tuneup parts- this seems the same as the stock figure eight track tomy makes, but with an analog lap counnter, not the digital one they make as an addon.
August 24, 2002 at 12:18 pm #15476GT-ahhParticipant
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in australia hotwheels k.i.t racers sell for ~$25
August 25, 2002 at 10:31 am #15485
I actually put up a brief review of the Hot Wheels Kit Racing sets on my site. It should give you a little info to go on…
August 25, 2002 at 3:53 pm #15488GT-ahhParticipant
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dude does anyone know what compound tires and what morots come with each? the mph/kph comes with a 2.6 motor….thats all i know
August 26, 2002 at 8:44 am #15501
It appears that everything but the MPH/KPH set comes with the 2.2 motor. I picked up the SLALOM set two nights ago so I could get four slicks for my WRX (and another 2.2 motor).
August 27, 2002 at 8:01 am #15514
MPH/KPH and RPM are 2.6
ENERGI and SLALOM are 2.2
9$ at US Walmarts…
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