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#1 Kam

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:26 AM

Know of:

Z-cars
Pro-motive
Miniexvo

Any others that do a conversion kit in the UK?

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:49 PM

Just bumping as I'm making calls at the mo' for kits

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:59 PM

geronimo were promoting a z cars style package but st half the price >_<

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 11:18 PM

geronimo were promoting a z cars style package but st half the price ;)


I'm a bit wary of geronimo after doing a search on here?

Do you know of any others?

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 11:31 PM

there is a kit car firm doing a front engine / rear wheel drive set-up - tiger seems to ring a bell - nottingham way maybe. there was a feature on the yellow mini they did.

I did all the research and decided on the pro-mo after weighing up all the options. ;)

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 11:42 PM

there is a kit car firm doing a front engine / rear wheel drive set-up - tiger seems to ring a bell - nottingham way maybe. there was a feature on the yellow mini they did.

I did all the research and decided on the pro-mo after weighing up all the options. :D


It would need to be a painless as possible conversion, front engine fwd seems the way for that ;)

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 11:57 PM

there is a kit car firm doing a front engine / rear wheel drive set-up - tiger seems to ring a bell - nottingham way maybe. there was a feature on the yellow mini they did.

I did all the research and decided on the pro-mo after weighing up all the options. :D


It would need to be a painless as possible conversion, front engine fwd seems the way for that ;)


pro-mo for sure then. the miniexvo looks similarly painless but I havnt seen one done yet, or even heard of one, other than the firms own cars. =]

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:25 AM

Currently doing the same research / due diligence myself for a project,

along with those mentioned above, I have been in contact with Lynx AE, who are in the latter stage of developing a kit.

http://www.lynxae.co...elopments-1.htm

Can not vouch for the spec / quality, but I have had confirmation it will bolt into the standard front subframe and will not require body mod's. Like pro mo they are keeping the chain drive.

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:38 AM

Currently doing the same research / due diligence myself for a project,

along with those mentioned above, I have been in contact with Lynx AE, who are in the latter stage of developing a kit.

http://www.lynxae.co...elopments-1.htm

Can not vouch for the spec / quality, but I have had confirmation it will bolt into the standard front subframe and will not require body mod's. Like pro mo they are keeping the chain drive.


They have been in the latter stages of development for 6 or 7 years I know about, I would look elsewhere

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:03 PM

there is a kit car firm doing a front engine / rear wheel drive set-up - tiger seems to ring a bell - nottingham way maybe. there was a feature on the yellow mini they did


These lot? http://www.tigerracing.com/

along with those mentioned above, I have been in contact with Lynx AE, who are in the latter stage of developing a kit.

http://www.lynxae.co...elopments-1.htm


I might contact them and see what they say on the progress side of things, its good theres a selection of kits available

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:53 PM

The yellow mini was Mac1 nothing to do with tigerracing

http://www.mac1motor.../News/Mini.html

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:57 PM

I have kept an eye on lynx and nothing would appear to be happening for over 1 year.
I would go for Z or Pro, joint the happy family at Pro, and later maybe add a Z to the collection?

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 08:24 PM

I would go for the Miniexvo kit because of the transfer box.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 05:05 PM

I would go for Z or Pro, joint the happy family at Pro, and later maybe add a Z to the collection?


That's kind of my plan. Start off with a Pro-Motive conversion and then build a Z-Car's Monte Carlo hopefully at some point down the line. :)

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 05:11 PM

I would go for the Miniexvo kit because of the transfer box.


For what it's worth, Pro-Motive is working on a similar setup that can be added to their conversion. All else being equal I think I'd go with Pro-Motive since they seem to have a larger following and more kits on the road.




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