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Old 11-28-2011, 12:36 PM   #16201
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Race at a new indoor smooth track which has freash Ozite carpet down.
The new carpet has alot of bite.
The Races seem to between the M03's and the M05's.
Running the Sweeps tires.

The M06's tend to push under power.
Some guys are switching to the M05's.

So far, M05's are the dominated car here in Florida, USA.
Our new BL systems have a tonne of torque, and I too found my M06, which was dialed on the old Karz track, is now a pushing beast on the high grip Ozite. I do run all my Minis heavy, so I plan on moving all of my lead to be inline with the front axle (Currently around the battery) I think with more weight, it should perform well.

One of the other guys at our club has his 06 going well, S grips in back with Type A slicks in front! Its too easy to go back to a FWD, im putting my M03r on the shelf and will perservere with the 06. If i can get the steering where I want it, the off corner drive should prove helpful.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:23 PM   #16202
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Keen to grab Tamiyas newest offering? You sure?
The long-awaited 4WD Mini - The M-Four? Perhaps you might want to check out the picture below first..



Lets assume that they've overstated the price by...let's say double. That STILL makes it twice the price of any other readily available 4WD Mini!!! All of which take NORMAL size motors and NORMAL batteries..

This is one Mini that probably wont see the inside of the rc-mini garage I'm afraid.
they shot themselves in the foot with that one.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:25 PM   #16203
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.... All of which take NORMAL size motors and NORMAL batteries..
Its "interesting", at least....

A 4WD mini, a chassis sure will handle the extra power from brushless motors and it comes ready for a 380 and 1100 batteries.

Ive checked current date twice... Aprils fool day? No, were almost in December.

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:31 PM   #16204
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Just by way of a reference point, last week we got hold of a fully-optioned Atomic VMII 4WD Mini. All carbon, all alloy, etc. A Big Mac with extra fries so to speak if you want it in hamburger terms.

For $155 USD...
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:59 PM   #16205
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Lets assume that they've overstated the price by...let's say double. That STILL makes it twice the price of any other readily available 4WD Mini!!! All of which take NORMAL size motors and NORMAL batteries..

This is one Mini that probably wont see the inside of the rc-mini garage I'm afraid.
So the street price will probably $308.00. Let hope somebody fat fingered the keys on the keyboard.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:04 PM   #16206
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They're off their nut. Street price will probably be lower, but it's still crazy for a mini. I suppose the only other issue I'd be concerned about is the (Tamiya specific) market getting split up. I'm a purist. Mini should be mini.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:50 PM   #16207
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They're off their nut. Street price will probably be lower, but it's still crazy for a mini. I suppose the only other issue I'd be concerned about is the (Tamiya specific) market getting split up. I'm a purist. Mini should be mini.
+1 although interesting its not really a mini, more a short touring car
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:18 PM   #16208
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Just cause I love my Evo Lancers, here's my lastest incarnation of my M-05 with the Ride Evo X shell, sitting next to my DF-03 Rally in Evo V livery.






Then for giggles, put some 1/10 wheels on it. I think it looks hot!

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Old 11-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #16209
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^
both look great.
I especially like the broken front lip on the rally.
just like you'd expect of the 1:1.



and as for the m4; I'd sooner get the after market conversion for the tt01.
I love tamiya, but I'm not spending $300+ on a mini!?!
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:36 AM   #16210
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Hi me fellow M racers,

I am using Cva shocks on my m03, any suggestion on my c/a shock setting.??

I plan to use trf piston as I have a few laying around 2 hole, should I use medium or thick shock oil??
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the oil that comes with the shocks is fine, i think it's 20wt. (got that info from rc-mini.net)


another question:

does anyone make 60d (60mm) size foam tires ?
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Hi me fellow M racers,

I am using Cva shocks on my m03, any suggestion on my c/a shock setting.??

I plan to use trf piston as I have a few laying around 2 hole, should I use medium or thick shock oil??
Hopefully you have chosen CVA Super Minis as they are the ones you need to get good travel.

I don't think the TRF pistons will work as the shocks have a much narrower bore.

I would use the 1-hole CVA pistons and heavy oil (Tamiya supply #900 with the Super Minis) if you want anything approaching a damper, rather than just a spring support.

In the past I've used betwen #600 and #900 in the shocks to get the handling balance I want.

Those shocks will handle well on the car, but they are prone to wearing out and leaking. You also have a shade less adjustment than on the TRFs.
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I'd have asked about track conditions before recommending one hole pistons and heavy oil. If you were to try that on our local track, you'd be in the air most of the time.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:59 PM   #16214
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well i have just finished my new mini body



hope it goes as well as it looks
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Nice! Is that the ABC Mini Countryman body?
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