Track Is Back

Set my RCP Mini-96 back up to use as warmer flooring and occasional lap or two with old and new setups.



And my current working trio-


Lancia is still a total grip and drift beast and the rim lips seem to be doing their job. KPG took Devil Z’s place temporarily and seems to run just fine. And my old, magical problem-ridden 02 finally feels perfect under Ford GT I got from Freak’s Garage in Chiba. Must be lack of rear top dampening combined with 98mm wheelbase that breathed stability back into this one.

Z Fleet

Finally got around to finishing up my 2nd MA-010, albeit the board still seems to have a short somewhere in it… but as it stands, here are my guys:

My trusty MR-03 w/ “Devil Z” 240 body:

Good old MR-02 with an uncommonly long for my tastes Ford GT shell. Simply couldn’t fit a rear damper on this guy, so I’m yet to fully test its capabilities on a track:

My primary MA-010 with Lancia Delta shell. Lowered to no end and works pretty solid for both grip and drift. Sports the newer Atomic round-can motor that puts out far less head than the standard ones.

Lastly, my backup MA with my custom R32 GTS-t shell. Pretty much stock with key alloy parts and one-way front diff and ball diff in the rear.

Kyosho Mini-Z – Foreva3D’s Zcuderia bodies

As first seen on, here comes a whole new dimension to custom bodies for our beloved Zs. Material is stronger and lighter than the stock ABS and can be easily tweak to fit our needs. So far, quite a few new odds and ends were released and even more to come, so stay tuned folks!

Kyosho Mini-Z – MR-03 – Datsun 240Z Revamp

To commemorate me getting back into racing these lil things, decided to upgrade and polish my favorite Z:

So here’s what I’ve done in order from top-down, left-right:

Reflex Racing MR03 suspension shims to be actually used as front bearing spacers rather than ride height adjusters, to reduce slop and allow me to tighten the wheel nut all the way down. 1mm and .2 per wheel. Nice.

Reflex Racing MR03 Low Profile front suspension(left wheel) vs the previous Long Kingpin + MR02 springs and spring cups(right wheel) to reduce bulk, make everything move much more smoothly, try a new part, and make the front end cleaner looking. My Long Kingpin setup was rough and glitchy, so this upgrade took care of everything.

Taped 2 cut-up nails into the battery holder crevices on the bottom to add some wight to the best possible area, hopefully to help reduce flipping over and allow me to push the car a little harder.

Lastly, 240Z body has a huge empty area between the rear edge and the end of the motor mount and that creates horrible air flow and probably makes the rear diffuser piece(matte black between rear wheels) useless. I took some package plastic and cut out a cover, bolting it right under the rear diffuser, so now the air should pass right through rather than get inside the rear of the body. Nice.

>>Post-road test edit:

Wow does this guy feel good on the track! No issues whatsoever and I pushed it as hard as my Orions and 70T motor allowed. Never flipped, never under or over steered. Truly a perfect setup for my taste in RWD class.

Kyosho – Mini-Z – MR-03 Unboxing and Comparison

Finally got my hands on this lovely piece, so here we go:

Kyosho “Makers” Mazda RX-7 FD3S body that came with my chassis+body combo. There is a real race car setup this way, so feel free to look it up. The decoration is an X-ray view of the chassis under the body and other sponsor logos.

The latest rear-wheel-drive chassis, MR (midship motor-rear wheel drive) 03:

Quick evolution of the MR platform over the years: 01-03

02 vs 03 bottom comparison

Now for the first setup and the reason I got 03 in the first place- Skyline GT-R 1970