RR: MR03 Aluminum Top (yes this is current! :D 7.31.2011)
What's up hardcore miniz'ers!
Sorry for the long wait but don't worry, I picked up a great product last night at Fast Pace Racing that I will be sharing with you all. The Aluminum Top cover for your beloved MR03 chassis made by Reflex Racing. We all know it happend to you and the dude next to you... Broken top cover and not once but maybe twice or even few times already and it gets expensive since Kyosho doesn't sell the cover by itself but instead, you'll have to buy the entire chassis assebly which is around $25 (or more)! With the new Aluminum Top cover, you don't need to worry about breaking those two plastic mounting holes when you're working on you rear suspension, motor & motor wires. The cover is now aluminum which uses machine screws that fits PERFECTLY on the top chassis! MUCH better fit that stock plastic cover! No GAPS inbetween the cover and lower chassis and its a snug fit!! No modification needed.
Dont even trip. Just turn your pc on its side. It's faster than me trying to upload the pic again. lol
How much? I say cheap! $26 and you will never have to buy another top cover again! I know others are very concerned about the weight penalty especially the cover being on top of the car. Guess what, I couldn't even tell the difference after switching from plastic to aluminum although it is heavier than plactic cover. The added weight is 2.3 grams accordning to my up to date, calibrated, custom weighing scale (ebay $9 shipped. lol). This is probably why I couldn't tell the difference in weight while on the track because the added weight is quite light. Unlike the weight I used to add on my car, 5-7 grams in the front or rear.
Stock kyosho plastic cover, 1.4 grams.
Reflex Racing Aluminum Top, 3.7 grams.
Heavy? I'm sure you can be creative and shave some weight off but for me, I honestly couldn't tell the difference on the track between the two.
Check this one out though. No gaps inbetween the top cover and lower chassis!
Dont be jealous. FPR has these in stock and in black paint for stealth mode! So pick up a set and slap it on your racecar, you wont regret it! Thanks to Reflex Racing for their continued support in the miniz community!
Well that is it for now miniz'ers! See you guys on the track.