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#1 OFFLINE   Cornbeef

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 11:12 AM

I got two Maisto R8s (V10 plus & GT) as a present a little while ago. They are decent models but the front stance is off and looks weird ruining the cars. The height isnít bad but the wheels are too far inset. Iím wondering if anyone has any suggestions or tips on how to adjust the suspension to make them sit more like the real ones.

Iíll try and grab a pic later if I think of it.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 12:28 PM

I adjusted the ride height on my two Maisto Mustangs with a screwdriver and some washers.
I should think the chassis is the same basic principal and easily changed.
At least it was for me.  :>)

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 03:53 PM

View Postslartibartfast229, on 23 March 2019 - 12:28 PM, said:

I adjusted the ride height on my two Maisto Mustangs with a screwdriver and some washers.
I should think the chassis is the same basic principal and easily changed.
At least it was for me.  :>)

Well that sounds easy enough. I didn’t do much other than a cursory look at it but figured I’d ask before taking them apart. The other part is widening the track but lowering it may be enough.

I’ll let you know how it goes

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:05 PM

View PostCornbeef, on 23 March 2019 - 03:53 PM, said:

View Postslartibartfast229, on 23 March 2019 - 12:28 PM, said:

I adjusted the ride height on my two Maisto Mustangs with a screwdriver and some washers.
I should think the chassis is the same basic principal and easily changed.
At least it was for me.  :>)

Well that sounds easy enough. I didn’t do much other than a cursory look at it but figured I’d ask before taking them apart. The other part is widening the track but lowering it may be enough.

I’ll let you know how it goes
I'm at present doing both to a Sunstar Escort RS turbo.
Different size washers inserted where the spring tops are (compressing them) and for widening the track.
I am working on a rally chase car from the group B era.
These were team support cars with some degree of upgrading - more boost for the turbo and improved handling.

Edited by slartibartfast229, 23 March 2019 - 05:07 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 05:40 PM

I lowered mine pretty easily. I took out the springs and usually I cut them but I didn't have my cutter so I just used drinking straws. I cut the size I wanted and reattached everything. In this case I also changed the rims but you can see the ride height is lowered.

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 03:09 PM

View PostDoc, on 31 March 2019 - 05:40 PM, said:

I lowered mine pretty easily. I took out the springs and usually I cut them but I didn't have my cutter so I just used drinking straws. I cut the size I wanted and reattached everything. In this case I also changed the rims but you can see the ride height is lowered.


That looks great! Where did you get the rims if I wanted to go that route?

Although this might be awhile before I get to it.....

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:41 AM

I got the rims from some tuner models (really old hot wheels) that I had lying around. I think these ones came off of a civic, I gutted all the tuners for parts (seats, rims, interior parts, etc) to add to my parts supply. The rims spin and steer like normal so that's a plus too.
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Posted 09 April 2019 - 08:12 PM

View PostDoc, on 05 April 2019 - 11:41 AM, said:

I got the rims from some tuner models (really old hot wheels) that I had lying around. I think these ones came off of a civic, I gutted all the tuners for parts (seats, rims, interior parts, etc) to add to my parts supply. The rims spin and steer like normal so that's a plus too.

I like that idea - now I’ll need to start scouring places for cheap tuner models....



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