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2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500 1:12 Project

Old 12-24-2013, 12:49 AM
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Default 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500 1:12 Project

I Just bought a 2012 Ford Mustang 1:12 RC, and i would like to turn it in to a Racing (Dirt, Street, & Drag) project, i found some wheels and tires
here's where i bought it from
also i got the blue one but i would like to give it a new paint job, any tips for a starter, like steps, prepping, masking, layers of paint and what not, are there any aftermarket controllers, and transmitters, i also plan on building a roll cage and adding a custom plexi-glass roof like the real 2012 Stangs, anyone else got custom rc projects, thanks
Old 12-24-2013, 01:43 PM
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Here is the thing Dirt, Street, and Drag racing kinda require different setups. Spring rates, shock oils, etc. Its not really as simple as take off a set of tires, and swap em and BOOM it will be good.
Also on-road cars are pretty notorious for handling like crap on dirt dur to the extremely limited suspension geometry (of course you could make a rally car, but then its on-road handling would drop some)

This is just a guess(as I can't load the page with the RC in question for some reason), but the rims you linked probably are also too big for a 1/12th scale as they are for 1/10th scale. I say a guess cause sometimes manufacturers of RC's royally botch up scales like some 1/8th scales are really 1/10th scale, or some 1/16th scales are really 1/12th.

Painting I would be very careful on. If you do not know exactly what the body is made of I wouldn't attempt it. As unless you get the proper paint it will fall right off, and make it look like complete crap. I've bought used RC's that the prior owners used the wrong type of paint, and ended up throwing the shells out cause they looked so crappy.

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