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#26 OFFLINE   GirchyGirchy

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:37 AM

Bump - anybody know how/where to get the springs?  I've tried contacting Mark on here as well as ACME directly (since I don't think Mark works there any more) and haven't heard squat back from either.

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#27 OFFLINE   tonyg54

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

Mark split from Acme some time ago. I would try Acme again.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:04 AM

View PostGirchyGirchy, on 29 May 2012 - 09:37 AM, said:

Bump - anybody know how/where to get the springs?  I've tried contacting Mark on here as well as ACME directly (since I don't think Mark works there any more) and haven't heard squat back from either.

Mark sent me a set of these and I never used them.  Let me see if I can dig them up.  They're yours if I find them.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:48 AM

I ended up just removing the springs altogether and it's ok.  Still a little high honestly!

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

I would like to buy Ferrari 330 P4.
Do all #6 and #21 cars have this problem? It looks very bad.
What about latter versions such as #23, #24?


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

View PostSanchez, on 26 January 2013 - 02:21 PM, said:

I would like to buy Ferrari 330 P4.
Do all #6 and #21 cars have this problem? It looks very bad.
What about latter versions such as #23, #24?


I have the GMP #6 car and the front height is terrible. I can't believe they would let this out of their factory for a $300 price-tag diecast.  I fixed the ride height by removing both front springs. I don't care whether or not the suspension works.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

View Postmobius, on 26 January 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:

View PostSanchez, on 26 January 2013 - 02:21 PM, said:

I would like to buy Ferrari 330 P4.
Do all #6 and #21 cars have this problem? It looks very bad.
What about latter versions such as #23, #24?


I have the GMP #6 car and the front height is terrible. I can't believe they would let this out of their factory for a $300 price-tag diecast.  I fixed the ride height by removing both front springs. I don't care whether or not the suspension works.

Does it still look tad too high with springs removed?

#33 OFFLINE   GirchyGirchy

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

View PostSanchez, on 27 January 2013 - 08:19 AM, said:

Does it still look tad too high with springs removed?
I think so, yes.  It's definitely better but not perfect.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

View PostSanchez, on 27 January 2013 - 08:19 AM, said:

View Postmobius, on 26 January 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:

View PostSanchez, on 26 January 2013 - 02:21 PM, said:

I would like to buy Ferrari 330 P4.
Do all #6 and #21 cars have this problem? It looks very bad.
What about latter versions such as #23, #24?


I have the GMP #6 car and the front height is terrible. I can't believe they would let this out of their factory for a $300 price-tag diecast.  I fixed the ride height by removing both front springs. I don't care whether or not the suspension works.

Does it still look tad too high with springs removed?

I just took pictures with the springs removed. I did do a little damage to a piece of the axle while trying to remove the springs. You have to be really careful when removing the springs. Notice the rear wheel is kind of at a slight angle. That was how I received the model and I can't seem to figure out how to straighten it.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:23 AM

Thanks for your answers, guys  :occasion14:
I think I better get #23 or #24




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