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Old 09-17-2011, 12:09 AM   #15706
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I agree with your point about bullet plugs being the best way to avoid the dreaded bulge, but a good batter of the same capacity, with annoying wires, can be had for half the price.

Anyway, Granpa, I totally see your point about 60D tires being traction roll prone. I guess it's a trade off between being able to hit the corners hard or getting a little more top end.

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Old 09-17-2011, 12:38 AM   #15707
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Jim, the track surface at West Coast Raceway has an insane amount of grip. The tire we're looking for here is not one with the most "grip", but the one with a little less grip. So far, I've personally tried the Rides, Crosses, RPs, ABC, Spice, HPI X-patterns, Hpi radials, but have not tried the Shimizus or the Atomic tires. Most of those had too much grip and would traction roll. Frankly, it's been a frustrating process. The "tuning" window between going fast and traction rolling is really narrow.

The 60d tires all have a sidewall that's too tall and results if traction rolling. Yes, cyanoing the sidewalls helps, but too little and it still rolls and a bit too much and it pushes. Besides, the process itself is a real PITA and time consuming.

Will try the Shimizu tire cause I've tried damn near everything else. Thanx for the suggestion and Barry Baker also told me to try them also.
Traction rolling on 60D tyres only happens with 60D tyres with softer sidewalls. The old style Ride 60D tyre has very solid sidewalls .. and the new Ride Inch ups have very small sidewalls
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the new Ride Inch ups have very small sidewalls
I need to order some of those. I've heard good things.
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I need to order some of those. I've heard good things.
THe Ride Inch Ups have two basic sets .. one for low grip tracks and a set for high grip tracks

The high grip tracks use 38 front and 36 rear

The low grip tracks use 34 front and 32 rear

The best part is that they look so scale on the Mini ... far better than 55 diameter tyres
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:56 AM   #15710
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So, two questions.

Firstly, what do you guys do to minimize the amount of battery bulge you get?
Depends on the body and the battery. I use IP4000's and their wires are extremely flexible. They don't stick out much past the thickness of the wires. I use a Skoda body and the sides are even with the wheel arches so there is quite a bit of room. The old skool mini, for example, comes in about 5 or so mm along the sides, so you lose heaps of room.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:08 AM   #15711
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I'm using gens ace 4000 25c packs, with the annoying wires. They cost about $25 a pack, and the brick packs I use for my tc are also gens ace, 5000 40c which cost $35. Of course shipping was $40 for two of each...

Interesting about the different body widths, I hadn't thought of that. I'm now using the hpi mini Cooper. What brand is the skoda body?
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:31 AM   #15712
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I am mid build on my m05.
I am running the m05 ball diff and having a problem.
When using the stock dogbones the right side bone
binds up against the diff jamnut. If I dont run a dogbone "slider"
(the small black plastic c clip that connects to the diff side of the dogbone)
It wont hit but then the pins will float around in the diff.
Do I need to buy the cvd's to run the ball diff?
The diff spring was pre squished btw..

This can't be right,I have to be doing something wrong.
Please help.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:47 PM   #15713
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Hello.
I am mid build on my m05.
I am running the m05 ball diff and having a problem.
When using the stock dogbones the right side bone
binds up against the diff jamnut. If I dont run a dogbone "slider"
(the small black plastic c clip that connects to the diff side of the dogbone)
It wont hit but then the pins will float around in the diff.
Do I need to buy the cvd's to run the ball diff?
The diff spring was pre squished btw..

This can't be right,I have to be doing something wrong.
Please help.
Sounds like you've put the screw in on the wrong side.

Tamiya put a little arrow in the assembly instructions when you need to flip the diff over, but the arrow is small and they don't really explain how important it is!

Don't worry, you're not the first to get caught out
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:35 PM   #15714
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Shameless plug...

Tamiya M05 Mini Cooper w/ EXTRAS

I am bummed mini racing won't take off in my home town.
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:50 PM   #15715
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Hello.
I am mid build on my m05.
I am running the m05 ball diff and having a problem.
When using the stock dogbones the right side bone
binds up against the diff jamnut. If I dont run a dogbone "slider"
(the small black plastic c clip that connects to the diff side of the dogbone)
It wont hit but then the pins will float around in the diff.
Do I need to buy the cvd's to run the ball diff?
The diff spring was pre squished btw..

This can't be right,I have to be doing something wrong.
Please help.
JD you need to run the M03 universals with the M05 diff.

M05 Ball Diff Set

Hop-Up your M-05 with the Ball Differential Set. The differential set provides traction and stability to your machine even if one wheel has no contact with the track surface. This is a essential Hop-Up part for your M-05 chassis. *Not included in the M-05 PRO. Specs & Features Newly designed Aluminum Differential Joint A (Hard anodized) x 1pc. Newly designed Aluminum Differential Joint B (Hard anodized) x 1pc. 2x25mm Cap Screw x 1pc. 5x0.5mm Spacer x 1pc. 2mm Nylon Nut x 1pc. 3mm Steel Ball x 8pcs. Differential Plate x 2pcs. TRF414X Diff. Spring x 1pc. Urethane Bushing x 2pcs. 620 Reinforced Thrust Bearing x 1pc. 850 Bearing x 2pcs. 1510 Bearing x 2pcs. Ball Diff Grease 1g x 1pc. Diff Carrier x 1pc. TRF415MSX Y Parts (Swing Shaft Protector) x 1pc. Can be used with M-05 and M-05PRO kits. Note: *Use with M03 Assembly Universal Shaft (Item 53597).
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXETK4&P=Z

Speedtech has them for 24.99
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:35 PM   #15716
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my 10yr old m03 will rule JD--
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my 10yr old m03 will rule JD--
Does that come with the matching 10 year old servo...
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yup-an s28,its got new wheel nutz on it tho--gold,cause I couldn't find the fast blue ones.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:16 PM   #15719
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Any thoughts on M05 vs M06 for silver can racing? I'm thinking that the 05 might be more stable when door banging due to the front wheel drive, but the 06 might have a better driving feel due to the RWD. Rubber tire on carpet.
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Does that come with the matching 10 year old servo...
And AM radio ?
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