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Old 06-08-2012, 12:56 AM   #17176
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My Mini M05 body.
Those Sweeps look magnificent tucked in those Cooper wheelwells.....
Nice work......
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #17177
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My Mini M05 body.
Be proud. That thing looks unreal. Nice location as well.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #17178
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Those Sweeps look magnificent tucked in those Cooper wheelwells.....
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:04 PM   #17179
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Default 3 Racing shocks for Mini M05/M03, Mini Tires & Chassis M03

Hey guys, I am selling a Mini 3Racing shocks is like a new condition, I bought it last months, used 3 times Price $SOLD shipped.
I also have a new tires Solaris mini with a black disc wheels for $24 shipped.
Last one is a M03 chassis with a blue color edition $SOLD shipped.
Please let me know if you interested.
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Guys,
I am selling Mini Solaris tires Hard/medium insert
on the black disc wheels.
Price $20 shipped.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:39 PM   #17181
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Has anyone on here switched from the stock screws on their mini to the titanium ones? I am trying to figure out if it is worth doing?
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:13 PM   #17182
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Has anyone on here switched from the stock screws on their mini to the titanium ones? I am trying to figure out if it is worth doing?
Can't think of a single reason to do it.
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^ durability and weight. I've done it on my TA06.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #17184
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Durability? I haven't broken a single screw in 20+ years of racing Mini.

Weight? About 10 grams maybe, if that.

Granpa is right, there isn't a single reason why you'd bother doing it.
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the only reason i could see is having hex heads, but you could buy all the hex screws for less than $10
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:49 PM   #17186
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if you want to go with machine screws, with a hex head, Yeah Racing makes a great stainless steel screw set that will keep you supplied for YEARS. It's also much cheaper than titanium sets.

There is one downside to machine screws and that is if you have to get into your gearbox in a hurry between races, the finer threads will double your screwdriver time.
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Has anyone on here switched from the stock screws on their mini to the titanium ones? I am trying to figure out if it is worth doing?
i did it , BUT only because i got a shit load of titanium screws here and was building the car and i like the Allen key button heads

it makes NO differance what so ever , save your money @@@@@
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Durability? I haven't broken a single screw in 20+ years of racing Mini.

Weight? About 10 grams maybe, if that.

Granpa is right, there isn't a single reason why you'd bother doing it.
I actually measured the difference between the steel screws and the titanium set on a TA05 and it's about 30 grams. It becomes important if you're aiming for as low as possible a weight under class rules. Otherwise not justified the price. Besides, titanium screws are not as hard as steel ones and hex heads will strip just as well.
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...titanium screws are not as hard as steel ones and hex heads will strip just as well.
I think that if you have the right hex for the TI (which by the way I prefer over the Tamiya "Phillips") stripping should not be a problem.
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All of this discussion on titanium screws is really a part of a larger topic which is what upgrades do you recommend ????? This has been asked a multitude of times. My philosophy and pocket book says as few as possible. They all fit in the following categories:

1. Increase the durability bearings, aluminum steering uprights, etc.

2. Make the car easier to work on TRF shocks, adjustable turnbuckles

3. Make the car go faster When you really think about it there are few if any upgrades that actually make the car go faster. We are not talking about motors here cause obviously a faster motor will make the car go faster.

When evaluating an upgrade or mod, it has to be justified by one of the above 3 ???? Let's take the titanium screw for example. Durability increase---probably not. Makes the car easier to work on---probably not. Makes the car faster-----you're kidding me. Verdict-----not worthwhile. Except where a tenth of a tenth difference in lap times is important. And that's damn near never.

One of the fastest Minis at our track is an M03 with the following upgrades-----ball bearings, TRF shocks, rear roll bar. That's it folks. A few spacers here and there and adjustable rear camber link made from 5mm short couplers and a 3x12 set screw. Sort of makes you wonder about all these upgrades.
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