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Old 11-12-2012, 10:11 AM   #17836
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M-grips work much better on our carpet too.
The S-grips just slide around too much and the M's have good traction.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:59 AM   #17837
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Im guessing no tire compound? Ive found the S grips much better using compound, and CA on the side to combat the grip rolling.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:04 AM   #17838
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We use traction compound, the s-grips just don't work great on our carpet.
The S's are better than the kit tires, but the M's just grip much better.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:16 PM   #17839
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My newest mini body. Paint is by Rusty Old Fart. I love it





No, those are not legal mini rims. Just on for the photos.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:33 PM   #17840
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My newest mini body. Paint is by Rusty Old Fart. I love it
That looks great!
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:43 PM   #17841
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Beautiful work.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:30 PM   #17842
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I'm looking to put a ta03 ball diff in my m05 and was wondering if I need to get the universal axles too? I'm hoping it will help me give me a little more drive out of the corners.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:05 AM   #17843
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I'm looking to put a ta03 ball diff in my m05 and was wondering if I need to get the universal axles too? I'm hoping it will help me give me a little more drive out of the corners.
You don't need them, but I prefer them, they are a little smoother at full lock and you don't have to worry about them falling out.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #17844
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No, those are not legal mini rims. Just on for the photos.
Love the paint job
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #17845
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It appears there is some logic behind Tamiya adding weights to the rear uprights on the M06R. Other companies are testing clamp on weights on all four corners. It kind of shows that the physics don't necessarily scale down at the same rate as the cars. Should be interesting.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:17 PM   #17846
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Mass damping has been used in f1 before. But the tamiya concept is too basic to be of much use. You are better off using thicker oil.
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Any sense in using a higher end speed control with the stock silver can? Will a speed control run it faster? smoother?
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faster?
Imperceptibly.

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smoother?
Perhaps.

The Tamiya 101/104 is a pretty decent ESC, better than a lot of the mid-range alternatives. High end ESCs give you a little more adjustment and a little more "feel". But not any more top end.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:44 AM   #17849
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Well I currently have a stock HPI Blitz speedo in my M03 and seems to pulse at low RPM. I don't remember my crawler do that with a brushed motor when using my MMP.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:46 AM   #17850
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Any sense in using a higher end speed control with the stock silver can? Will a speed control run it faster? smoother?
Actually, this is part of a larger discussion of cheaper electronics vs. higher end electronics. For most of us, our driving skills are not great enough to notice much difference. Your lap times will not be noticeably different when using a lower end esc compared to a high end esc like the KO or LRP quantum.

The primary reason for using higher end electronics is for reliability and consistency of performance. Most of the electronics in the Minis in my stable have electronics that are many years old, but still are trouble free. Yes, hi end stuff fails, but not at the same rate as "cheap" stuff.
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