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graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

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YES, I KNOW, WHEN AM I GOING TO FINISH THE OTHER CARS... :oops:

EASY, when I get more parts... :twisted:

here we go.....
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I am looking for a new graphite chassis, any recomendations? can I buy it?
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Re: graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

Post by RichieRich »

I really like this setup. It does look extremely fragile with only one bolt holding the rear suspension together. I probably wouldn't drive this :shock: if I had it. Fantastic work!! I can't wait to see the finished product..hurry and get more parts. :lol:
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Re: graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

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thanks for the kind words RichieRich.

I bought the trailing arms new back in the day and saw it sitting next to the graphite chassis, and thought, I could totally put another car together.
the setup has taken a good amount of abuse already, and surprisingly, it still looks in pretty good shape. except for the danmed dye. :D OK, I was a kid and thought a little color couldn't hurt. :cry:

I am going to need help with the rest of the resto, if any of you guys can help out, please don't hesitate to pm me.

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Re: graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

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opted for a hot shot motor plate, rpm bulkhead worlds tower, stealth....
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next...

shocks and mip cvds.
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Re: graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

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I'm digg'n the countersunk washers and colored plastic parts. It's got that really tricked out racer look to it. I like it :D !
Old school racing all the way!

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Re: graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

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gracias carloco8,


The only colored parts are the mip trailing arms, they're fiberglass, I think I'll re-dye them to strengthen the red.
I wish I had left them clear. But, NOOOO, I had to go and dye them.


I'm planning on making this little guy a runner. :D

:?: what contemporary rims can I use, to race in, :?: don't want to kill the new three piece wheels with the worlds prolines. :wink:

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vintagerctech wrote:opted for a hot shot motor plate
:?: What exactly is that? :?:
I am not here cause I am playing photographer and on my mountain bike.
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Re: graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

Post by shodog »

I can attest that the bolt arm mounts break with fair regulairity and once it does, it's next to impossible to find a replacement. Of course the choice is yours but I wouldn't run them.

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Re: graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

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vintagerctech wrote:I am looking for a new graphite chassis, any recomendations? can I buy it?
I don't think there are any graphite chassis wide enough where you can bolt the MIP suspension without using the fiberglass piece that cam with the kit. I wound up making my own chassis.
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Good luck with the build...

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Re: graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

Post by Dr. Robotnik »

Crazy build there highwayracer! MIP rear end and 91 suspension! Nutty mix of the old and new.

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Re: graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

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Dr. Robotnik wrote:Crazy build there highwayracer! MIP rear end and 91 suspension! Nutty mix of the old and new.
The nuttier the better :mrgreen: I originally intended to put the standard front suspension on the car, but I had some extra parts that I didn't know what ot do with. It made a really nice shelf queen.

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Re: graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

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vintagerctech,

here's the instruction manual for the MIP rear suspension incase you need it:
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Re: graphite rc10 w/mip trailing arms

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Updates please 8) I am enjoying this build!

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just curious--what is the modern--"hobbyist" method (no garage machine shop) to cut the slot in the chassis as shown in the directions here...?

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toybaron wrote:just curious--what is the modern--"hobbyist" method (no garage machine shop) to cut the slot in the chassis as shown in the directions here...?
I personally would use a Dremel type tool. Are you worried the file might mark the chassis?

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