How cool is your ride???
June 17, 2003 at 3:54 pm #10906
K my car has:
-Energizer NiMH 750AAA’s
-Kyosho X speed rotor (tweaked)
-9t Delrin/alloy pinion
-Yeah Racing Silver Alloys (wide)
-GPM 10 degree compound tyres
-1 degree toe in steering linkage
-1 degree negative camber
-Medium front carbon fibre swaybar
-Stainless steel kingpins
-Delrin servo gears with anti-play
-Medium GPM Carbon fibre H plate
-Hard rear damper/springs
-Silver alloy wheelnuts
-Gold disc brakes
-Silver alloy rims (wide)
-Porsche GT-3 body (red)
-High Intensity LED headlights
-Rainbow style underbody neons (green at front, yellow and orange in middle, red at rear)
-Soon to have stereo with neons that flash to music
-Max speed, 27km/h (x speed, 9t gear)
-300m time trial, 43.65 sec.
June 18, 2003 at 1:01 am #27115
I’ll just list what I have..
Alloy heat sink
medium carbon H plate
Delrin 8 tooth pinion
rear shock damper with medium spring
front roll shock damper with medium H plate fitted
lubed King pins
3 degree of toe In
1 degree camber
semi wide gold alloys
medium tires up front
soft tires up back
lowered STI 22B shell
GT wing and C-west decals
Kyosho Light kit
I also have a altezza shell which uses long wheelbase but for now i am using my wrx
June 18, 2003 at 1:09 am #27116barto_85Participant
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some people might be keeping their cars secret until race day! personally i dont have one and I wont be at race day 🙁
June 18, 2003 at 12:07 pm #27130ph2tParticipant
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And I though BitChar-G had it’s share of mods….Damn…..
June 18, 2003 at 4:58 pm #26927
Ha!!! My car is still not fully hopped up anyway!! There is literally thousands of parts you can buy, and it seems that mini z has the biggest range of mods.
My car cruises to 27 km/h, which is about 756km/h scale speed. Ive set her up to corner well, but i just cant get the front end to stick like the rear does…..need bigger aerofoils.
I think it amazing that your Bit char-g can reach 20.8 km/h (1331 km/h)its just incredible….have you managed to work out the actual motor RPM yet?
Its gotta be close on 200,000 rpm. LOL micro b20!!
June 18, 2003 at 7:11 pm #26814
I still need parts for my car… Its getting there tho lol
June 19, 2003 at 3:34 pm #26549
LOL i think im guna call it quits, i think my car is up to scratch, tho it could do with some more power…….
June 19, 2003 at 4:24 pm #26542
i’ve only just got mine, currently getting it together. So far, its as follows…
med. carbon h-plate
clear blue chassis
wide rims (off AMG Merc)
D2 AMG shell
all other parts are stock,but not for long.
red wheel nuts (not needed, but…)
Gonna be a busy night.
June 19, 2003 at 5:04 pm #26543DerekParticipant
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Mine started off as a D2 Merc.
Now it is a yellow Toyota MR2 with plenty of aluminium, bearings, X-Speed motor and a few surprises :smiley2:
June 19, 2003 at 7:26 pm #26528
Nice to see you back on the forums Derek, been a long time.
Does the alloy make it any heavier??
And is the MR2 a ‘Mini Power’ one?? Cause i wanted to get one but i was unsure of the quality and detail. Are they good?
June 20, 2003 at 12:42 am #26432AaronKeymaster
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Alloy definately isn’t a weight reduction – but being more rigid and better under some stress conditions can sometimes be a wise swap… Plus it looks so purty!
Edited by – Aaron on 19 June 2003 20:43:28
Site Owner Guy.
June 20, 2003 at 1:48 am #26446
yeah I love my alloys.. I reckon it gives my car more balance..
June 20, 2003 at 3:07 am #26451murphParticipant
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Stock Z was a GTR is now a Ford Focus WRC.
Everything else is stock including bearings.
This car handles great and is surprisingly fast.
Mod Z new standard chassis.
Nissan Skyline GTR Nismo Xanavi body.
Full bearing kit.
Soft tyres on standard wide body wheels & a full set of hard tyres for basketball court runs.
Narrow fronts,wide rears.
Also foams tyres on chrome rims.
Narrow front, wide rear.
Used to have alloy wheel nuts they were crap so went back to the standard ones. No more lost wheel bearings.
Rear centre shock.
Rear roll shock kit.
Carbon H-plate. (don’t always run this)
Front stainless steel kingpins.
Mod sway bar.
Alloy front brace.
Various front springs.
Lowered all round.
special motor from HK. (need to drive better before putting this motor back in)
Genuine Kyosho turbo.
NiMH 750 batt.
I like both of these cars, the mod one is very fast but tricky to drive on some surfaces. But on the right surface with the right tyres 😀 very nice.
June 20, 2003 at 1:50 pm #26459DerekParticipant
Quote:Nice to see you back on the forums Derek, been a long time.
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Thanks, Jamie. Yes, I’ve been VERY light-on with the posts, but trust me – I haven’t been too far away:smiley2:Quote:Does the alloy make it any heavier??
No. The opposite. But, for my style of thrashy driving, a little extra weight – particularly over the motor/axle – is a good thing. In all honesty though, it’s all about the looks. The pretty alloy bits just look tuff. Hehehe.Quote:And is the MR2 a ‘Mini Power’ one?? Cause i wanted to get one but i was unsure of the quality and detail. Are they good?
Yeppers. I have a friend in Yokohama who picked up one for me for ~AUD20.00. Detail is SUPERB, fit is excellent, and shell strength is AVERAGE. I wish I’d kept my Merc D2 shell (Series II Mini-Z with beautiful finish) for show and had a Mini power shell for day-to-day racing.
June 20, 2003 at 5:54 pm #26472
Okay, is the detail as good as kyosho? my main concern is head/tail lights, because im making a car to enter in contests etc, so its gotta be good.
June 21, 2003 at 8:37 pm #26418
I was going to buy a Mr2 mini power shell when they were on sale for $18.50Au delivered
shame i didnt.. i need 1 for thrash around racing.
June 21, 2003 at 11:39 pm #26379
especially after you punched thru the front of your wrx shell….. again….
June 22, 2003 at 9:51 pm #26328
yeah well i knew it was gonna happen sooner or later lol… now I have to redo the front bar *sigh*
at least i didnt leave paint on the stand like your front bar lmao
June 22, 2003 at 11:51 pm #26336
yeah u really should put padding round that one leg of that stand….cause we always seem to hit it, but that wouldnt be any fun now would it
June 23, 2003 at 8:18 pm #26299
yeah screw doing that.. this does more damage this way and the thud is almsot beautiful:evil:
June 25, 2003 at 5:08 pm #25280
almost….but not quite :clown:
June 27, 2003 at 2:33 pm #24903VR-4Participant
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silver f-360 modena
all derlin gears
powerline racing rear side dapner
powerline racing deluxe alu. motor mount
powerline racing titanum king pins
powerline racing alu. front knuckles
powerline racing light weight split 6 spoke alu. rims
powerline racing front bumper
powerline racing minture inbord ant.
powerline racing carbonfiber t bar set
powerline racing low friction ball bering
powerline racing alu. tie rod
powerline racing alu. front top cover
powerline racing ball diff with ceramic balls
powerline racing cross drilled disk set
and a clear blue chassy
trc wide foams on the back and std foames on the front
everything is anodized purple but the rims are bling bling crome
i’ll be raceing my car in the Mini Z cup july 19th in Melrose Fl.
anyone know what the lightest body for a mini z is also? i like my car it handles like a cady but has speed like a ferreri. i need some more top end but all that alu. made my car slower but who cares it looks pimp.
in 3 weeks powerline will be offering there parts in magnesum so i’ll be selling all my alu. powerline parts for like $100
June 27, 2003 at 7:56 pm #24920
I’m not sure what the lightest is.. probably the Vitz but its short wheelbase..
June 30, 2003 at 6:07 pm #24600
I have been informed that the MODENA is the most effective race body because it doesnt get flipped over as easily as other bodies and it has long wheelbase.
July 17, 2003 at 3:17 pm #23190peedeeParticipant
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i have a yellow 360 modena body with stella hobbies 19 hop ups
July 17, 2003 at 9:28 pm #23205VR-4Participant
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i got my mr2 and the enzo body rules. i was drifting from my woodfloor to my carpet and it wouldent flip
August 26, 2003 at 4:12 am #38512
Just ordered a load of stuff for my mini z……
-XaNaVi Nismo Autoscale bodyset.
-Plasma Dash motor
-Alloy servo gear
-Black alloy wheelnuts
-Blue alloy motor heatsink
-Front bumper bar
September 15, 2003 at 4:41 pm #33998
pics of the XaNaVi please Jamie…!!
September 15, 2003 at 5:36 pm #34008barto_85Participant
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check this gallery out, he’s got a photo of his xanavi:
September 16, 2003 at 4:08 pm #33958
cheers Barto, i’m on it… should get my Z calsonic shell up too
September 17, 2003 at 2:13 am #33704
okeis time to reveal what im running…
5 x 800 mah cells, 24 fets, plasma dash and a booster cap…
lol, i bet vr4 is gonna boast about his ride now how hes got custom hyper 2 would chassis carbon or sumthin
September 19, 2003 at 2:41 am #33953
……that hits 500mph in 2 sec but it get hot and explodzes so i don use it and ill get pics one day prolly never
September 19, 2003 at 7:57 pm #33363
haha yeah…. his camera is broken…
September 19, 2003 at 9:22 pm #33309
his imaginary camera that he doesnt have??
September 29, 2003 at 4:54 pm #31188
ok, mine’s modded again but no fets yet!!
Still running the D2 AMG
clear blue chassis (slowly getting lighter!)
aluminium AMG wheels (fronts are 9mm)
polished s/s kingpins
GPM 1 degree neg. camber knuckles
red anodised nuts
ball diff. II
front damper w/ hard carbon plate
rear friction shock
8T pinion on stock motor
Calsonic Autoscale bodyset which I cant bring myself to use.
front & friction shock spring sets + another x-speed next week…
September 29, 2003 at 5:38 pm #31181
I can’t get hold of a booster cap, DSE said that they had ‘discontinued’ it.
GT-ahh, will a 6×2 stack of fets handle 5 cells with a plasma dash??
September 29, 2003 at 10:42 pm #31171
heh maybe, prob not im still having issues with my 5th cell… and my dash heats my fets with 4 cells… i guess u gotta try it to find out
October 1, 2003 at 6:05 pm #31043
I added a 5th cell to my Z. I mounted it between the motor pod and chassis, a few minor dremels and theres plenty of clearance.
My 5th cell is connected to a small piece of double sided PCB, which slots between the battery contact on the car’s right side.
Can ya get hold of a booster cap GT-Ahh?
October 2, 2003 at 4:46 am #30969
the retard at jaycar gave me the wrong one and im too lazy to get another one yet…all u need is a 4700uF 16v wire it across the bats i think.. check minizracer they got info there.
October 2, 2003 at 1:13 pm #30972
DSE used to have 1 farad (1,000,000 uF) 5v supercapacitors for like 9 bux. Thats the one i am after.
Yeah i know you gots to wire it across the batts, cause if you wired it across the motor it would because it would have less efect andprobably blow the ESC.
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