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    Old Top Gear video about replica cars.

    I found this posted on another site I am a member of. Thought you guys would be interested.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JzrB...layer_embedded

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    Re: Old Top Gear video about replica cars.

    Good find, I enjoyed it. Thank you for posting it!

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    Re: Old Top Gear video about replica cars.

    Fiero factory kits.

    They were awesome back then now they won't cut it. ;D

    We have DNA and extreme.

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    Love Top Gear - it's an awesome show.

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    Re: Old Top Gear video about replica cars.

    hey, don't talk smack about the fiero, it's a great little car!

    William

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    Re: Old Top Gear video about replica cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by VF1Skullangel
    Fiero factory kits.

    They were awesome back then now they won't cut it. ;D

    We have DNA and extreme.
    DNA does fabulous work. I'm not knocking them at all. The only real drawback is they do not produce a full scale car and they never will if they base it on a MR2 Spider. Look at the interior of the 430 or the 360 It's very small. The door jams look like they are a foot thick! Extreme has the same issues with their 360. The scale is fantastic. Looks like the real deal but the motor is at the wrong end of the car. Kit cars these days are not that much better than they were. Unless you want to spend a fortune with OEM parts, Tube chassis and etc. So how can you say, they won't cut it?

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    Re: Old Top Gear video about replica cars.

    what?





    if you want it mm perfect buy a real one

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    Re: Old Top Gear video about replica cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by dna-engineering
    what?





    if you want it mm perfect buy a real one
    DNA,
    Like I said, you have done a great job with the limitations of the MR2. You can brag all you want about the few inch difference but lets face it. the wheelbase is incorrect by 6 inches, It is necessary to add huge spacers to the rear hubs in order to get the wheels out to the end of the fenders. That must be destroying the wheel bearings. The brakes are just fakes the powerplant is just a 4 banger, The windshield is way to small for that sized car. The side windows are also the wrong shape. and the interior is tiny comparred to the real car. The 2.4% difference in length is not the issue. It's just a kit car body update and in no way a replica. Although, I do applaud you guys for designing a kit any backyard mechanic can assemble. It just doesn't fit the bill for someone who wants to go the extra mile for a replica car.

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    Re: Old Top Gear video about replica cars.

    Aut-oh
    No responce - I hope I didn't tick off anyone from over the pond. Sorry if I did

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