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Old 02-05-2009, 05:29 PM
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Default New M-Chassis from HPI !

I was just checking out HPI's website (as I do everyday) for new stuff, and what do you know, they have a new M-chassis coming out!

Check out there site here:
[link=http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/100594/]http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/100594/[/link]

That's where I got this picture from, it looks pretty cool, and it says they are planning on coming out with a bunch of bodys and wheels & tires.
Definately looks different, I'm likeing it!
Whats everyone think of it?
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:43 PM
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I just looked for that earlier today, and didn't see it! I'm game to try one! Really looking forward to see what bodies they release!

Doesn't look anything like the prototype pics that have been circulating around... wonder if it's the same car?

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Old 02-05-2009, 06:08 PM
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Default RE: New M-Chassis from HPI !

I remember seeing a FWD prototype around the web, so maybe they have plans for one of them as well. But I will deffiantely be trying one of these out, hopefully the price won't be outrageous.

I'm looking forward to some of there bodies as well, ABC hobby already makes some killer retro japanese cars, hopefully HPI can add some european, and american classics now! Although I can't think of many classic "compact" american cars, lol.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:22 PM
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Although I can't think of many classic "compact" american cars, lol.
What?! Don't tell me you forgot about the Chevette and the Pinto!
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:51 PM
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Although I can't think of many classic "compact" american cars, lol.
What?! Don't tell me you forgot about the Chevette and the Pinto!
I did until now, thanks for bringing back those memories! [&:]
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:08 PM
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looks good.
a few bodies i would love to see are Merkur Xr4Ti, Ford sierra cosworth rs500.
i can't find those boddies in 1/10 anywhere
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:41 PM
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I'd like to see the cosworth as well. Also wouldn't mind an old ford escort mk1, ford capri, and maybe a renault clio v6.
Hopefully they will re-release their mini cooper body again, I got one still in the bag, but after they discontinued it I decided to just hold on to it. Theirs was a lot cheaper than Tamiyas mini cooper too.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:13 PM
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Default RE: New M-Chassis from HPI !

Tamiya had a Cosworth body... a one point.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58112
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:09 AM
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Default RE: New M-Chassis from HPI !

It's AWD though...

For me I would only get a mini chassis for scale looks to bigger cars. So it'd have to be either RWD or FWD so I can use Civic Type R or S2000 shells

Though still looks like a good kit
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:19 AM
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It's AWD though...

For me I would only get a mini chassis for scale looks to bigger cars. So it'd have to be either RWD or FWD so I can use Civic Type R or S2000 shells

Though still looks like a good kit
I'm sure you could always remove a diff, bevel gear, or at the very least, dogbones for scale FWD or RWD. Not a problem.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:34 AM
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AWD, eh?!
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SWIFT mate ???
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How about The Chevy vega body and the AMC Pacer body and the AMC Grimlin body!!! yea!!!!
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How about The Chevy vega body and the AMC Pacer body and the AMC Grimlin body!!! yea!!!!
Especially the AMC Pacer............................
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:58 PM
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Default RE: New M-Chassis from HPI !

these look interesting, i'm not in the market to buy one, but i would like to see a build thread [8D]
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:02 PM
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Geez, does that mean I have to get one now?! (joke)

Any idea what's the WB on this? 210mm? Or?
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:06 PM
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210 OR/AND 225...depending on front suspension mount...also have an inboard mode...[:-]
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Yeah, I just went to the website and checked it out.. pretty neat.. at least you can get it in kit version!
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did you manage to find a price range?
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Nope.. doesn't look like it will be cheap.. ha!
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:28 PM
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That looks excellent, love those new bodies too.
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I think HPI is seeing a market in the higher quality, closer to scale look. ABC hobbies has done really well with their M chassis bodies.
Can't wait to see what HPI will come out with. The 240z is a looker!
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did you manage to find a price range?
I can't find any info on the price yet either, and all I read is it will be released in the spring.
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I think HPI is seeing a market in the higher quality, closer to scale look. ABC hobbies has done really well with their M chassis bodies.
Can't wait to see what HPI will come out with. The 240z is a looker!
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its called the 'Tamiya' look mate...
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Tamiya looks and HPI performance is a good combination
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