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#1 Guest_Gregory_gdp_*

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Posted 08 September 2003 - 03:58 PM

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the rims are from Left to right...Mini Cooper, DUBCity, Audi TT and Porsche C4S

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The good news is that the HPI Rims are the exact same size as the Porsche Rims.  The only differences are the lip sizes so just a little trimming of the wheels and presto they look great.  

The other good news is that the front (smaller) rims are also the same size as the Audi TT rims (same size front and back)

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Here is a look at the back of the HPI rim with the Porsche rear tire.

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Here are all the tire and rims that I have to play with.

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Here are the HPI rims on the Porsche for reference points...RUF style

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These are going on the Mini for sure because I'm hacking them apart to fit the mini right now

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Here is the last set

if you have any ? or need some different images ask and I'll see what I can do.

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Posted 08 September 2003 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for sharing those pics. :mrgreen: Where have you been buying the wheels at?
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Posted 08 September 2003 - 04:17 PM

How did you get the rims to stay on the axel?  
Did you make something for the inside of the HPI rims?
Where did you get the rotor and caliper?  Are they part of the Porsche?

Thanks for posting those pix!!!

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Posted 08 September 2003 - 05:05 PM

The rims are not on the axles as of yet.  I have the model sitting on another tire and just have the rims postioned really well inside there.

I'm working on a way to get the rims attached to the axle and as soon as I'm done with getting that working right I'll post pics.

Everything else is from the Porsche kit.

I'm buying them from the hobby store down the road they deal in a lot of RC stuff and have them on Clearence (only black though) for $6.25

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Posted 08 September 2003 - 07:01 PM

Hey, thats pretty cool, I like the second to the last picture , the black rims. That would go well with a modena.  ;-)

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 02:09 AM

Wow. great info to me.
Could you let me know where I can get this HPI wheels?
I don't know anything about HPI...

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 04:34 AM

512, HPI is a company that produces remote controlled cars.  They are well known for their 1/10 (RS4's) RC cars and now they are making them in 1/18 (Micro RS4's).  They have a lot of part available for these cars, including many varities of plastic and aluminum wheels and tires.  

The HPI Micro RS4 rims are the same size as our 1/18 diecast but they need some modifications to attach them to our diecast.

You should be able to find these wheels at any hobby store that sells RC cars and they are very inexpensive also.

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 12:49 AM

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512, HPI is a company that produces remote controlled cars.  They are ....... .......... .........

Thank you so much Eric. :sm:
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