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Old 06-14-2006, 09:57 AM   #1621
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Hpi mini wheels and tires fit perfectly and are the best performing and longest lasting, in my opinion.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:09 PM   #1622
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Talking Parading Mini's

Some Wisconsin Mini cooper guys are planning on having some fun this fourth of July, running our RC Minis in a parade along with 15 or so full size mini coopers. We'll get a chance to play in front of 10,000 to 15,000 people along a parade route.

If you happen to be in our area, and would like to join the fun, let me know. Check out this link: http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...53#post2433653
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:23 PM   #1623
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Racenut yes it should fit one of our locals is waiting for a body to fit his car with one.

Tamiya wheels have been notorious for being weak over the last few years. The new Swift wheels look to change that. I just built some up a week or so ago and was very impressed with the new wheel.
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Old 06-14-2006, 05:38 PM   #1624
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....just bashing.
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Old 06-14-2006, 05:41 PM   #1625
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...oops. upload problem.
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Old 06-14-2006, 06:06 PM   #1626
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Old 06-14-2006, 06:57 PM   #1627
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...hummm. starting to like these Swift bodies.
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Old 06-14-2006, 07:09 PM   #1628
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Hi, wondering if anyone is interested in selling their Mini's? I saw one race last night and I suddenly want one! Let me know. Thanks
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Old 06-14-2006, 08:07 PM   #1629
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The paint jobs on the Suzukis are amazing! I was wondering is there a big difference in handeling between the M03 M03M and M03L? Is one advantageous over the other? Thanks
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Old 06-14-2006, 09:07 PM   #1630
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Hey guys.

I have a m03 racing and a m03 monte carlo. for some reason the body does not align right on the racing. I tried swaping body posts and suspension parts but the rear tires still won't lign up on the racing. I have been playing with these things for 20 years and never been perplexed by what is causing this.

also I just wrecked my old reliable. My m-01 is broken. does anybody have a broken down car or spair m-01 B parts the gear case for either the m-01 or the m-02. looking for part # 50652 or a doner car with a good gear case.

I just bash these around as I have nobody to race with in the sacramento area. Last qustion is why is the m-01 so much faster than the m-03. I can tell the handling is so much better on the m-03 but it really lacks the speed that made my m-01 so much fun.

I am off to see if I can build a patch to fix my suspension anchor on my m-01

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Old 06-14-2006, 10:26 PM   #1631
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Hey guys.

I have a m03 racing and a m03 monte carlo. for some reason the body does not align right on the racing. I tried swaping body posts and suspension parts but the rear tires still won't lign up on the racing. I have been playing with these things for 20 years and never been perplexed by what is causing this.

also I just wrecked my old reliable. My m-01 is broken. does anybody have a broken down car or spair m-01 B parts the gear case for either the m-01 or the m-02. looking for part # 50652 or a doner car with a good gear case.

I just bash these around as I have nobody to race with in the sacramento area. Last qustion is why is the m-01 so much faster than the m-03. I can tell the handling is so much better on the m-03 but it really lacks the speed that made my m-01 so much fun.

I am off to see if I can build a patch to fix my suspension anchor on my m-01

Thanks for any input

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Im not sure but i think the gear ratio has something to do with it..
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is there a difference in he gears on the M01 and M03 ?
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Old 06-15-2006, 02:25 AM   #1633
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Guys,
Is the (Mantaray) Ball diff a worthy upgrade from the standard gear diff.....

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Is the (Mantaray) Ball diff a worthy upgrade from the standard gear diff.....

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I have never seen a situation where a ball diff was not better than a gear diff in a 1/10th scale car. In general they are much easier to drive with and more predictable. Is the difference huge? Only if you are racing. If you just drive around in parking lots for fun, then it is not worth the money, as it won't make it any faster.
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Taffy depends on your situation. I used to run a ball diff exclusively with the M03. Now it depends on the situation. Low bite a geardiff shimmed and lubed correctly will outperform the ball diff everytime. In high bite the ball diff is a little more forgiving as it breaks away a little easier. It is mostly in side to side transition. Being a locked connection the gear diff has a tendency to make the car a little more "Pointy"

Shimmed correctly=AW grease packed in the diff to slow diff action and does not drip out like most silicone based fluids. Along with adding an extra shim to the diff to put more pressure on the diff gears also slowing breakaway. The gear diff comes with 2 shims(1 for each side) pick up another to add depending on the diff you might need to add other shims to tighten or loosen also base it on your track conditions. Set too tight the car will hop through the sweeper or feel pointy as it really becomes a spool.

Hope that helps.

A few posts ago someone also asked about the 03, 03L, 03M comparos. It looks like the M is the best of all worlds turns in harder, more stable on the sweepers. of course your mileage may vary......
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