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Old 05-08-2012, 02:28 AM   #17011
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Sikker kj°ring i din nye bil

Nice looking Mini, and full length sunroof to boot.

As Durtbag said, the 13"s are harder on bearings but the other thing to watch out for is the diff pins which are prone to giveing up with out warning, many owners opt to go for the uprated 4 pin diff which eliminates the problem. Diff change is an engine out job though.

If you're up for a short spin you could come and join me and a few thousand other Mini owners who are heading to the International Mini Meeting in Hungary at the end of the month.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:37 AM   #17012
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Nice mini, I had 2. 1992 sprite, and 1993 Cooper. both has 10" wheels.

Yeah watch out for ball joints and bearing as well.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #17013
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All of the fun. frivolity, and rampant hacking that you'd expect. In our report of the 2012 Australian Mini Nationals - HERE on rc-mini.net

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Sweet! I never knew the "MY Little Fagwagon" was still alive.

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Old 05-10-2012, 04:32 AM   #17015
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Jay only races once a year now Jim. So the rest of the time the Pony is in its stables.

And every year I forget how AMAZINGLY gay it is....
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Sweet! I never knew the "MY Little Fagwagon" was still alive.
Yeah still around!

Lurking around the rear somewhere, didn't it punt Tim from behind
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:02 AM   #17017
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Just showed my 5yo daughter that shell...

"I want it I want it I want it" was the reply!
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:13 AM   #17018
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Just showed my 5yo daughter that shell...

"I want it I want it I want it" was the reply!
my 6 year old would be saying the same thing
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:30 PM   #17020
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Great write-up on rc-mini.net and great pictures. Nice to see that we are not the only ones that perform aerial acrobatics while racing.

I was wondering what the chassis length of choice is these days and maybe what the chassis distribution was for the main mini class?
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:12 PM   #17021
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A Final w/bases were pretty evenly split - S/MED/LG. With probably 75% of the entire field M05's.

For those wanting to refresh their memories of just how gay the 'My Little Pony' shell is, about halfway down the page - HERE
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Guys, I have purchased an M05 kit (not pro) and I've got what appears to be excessive play between the molded plastic piece that goes through the bearings in the bell cranks and the ID of the bearing to the point it moves up and down quite a bit. I've attached a video in hopes someone can advise me if this is normal or not.

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Old 05-10-2012, 07:23 PM   #17023
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The first upgrade for the M05 is to replace the stock plastic bits with metal. You can shim a lot of the play out, but it's hardly worth the effort cause the first hard hit will usually tweak the right bell crank.

The Tamiya ones are the best, but 3Racings set up is less than half the cost. I used the 3Racing ones for awhile, but they got pretty sloppy after awhile. It did not seem to degrade performance, but all those pieces flopping around just bugged me.
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I'm looking to get my first mini to race at the Tamiya test track in Aliso Viejo CA (outdoor asphalt) and wondering M05 handles better out of the box? The S-spec chassis or the pro chassis?
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The S-Spec comes with the TRF M-Chassis dampers and the 1 degree suspension holder. That right there makes a huge difference when compared to the standard plastic 0 degree suspension holder and the garbage clear plastic shocks that come with the Pro. I have owned & driven both. The S-Spec is worth the difference in price and IMO is better straight out of the box.
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