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Old 06-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #19036
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Grandpa are the 1016's the same as 53254's but for TCS or are they a different compound? as i saw you mentioned "old and new sgrips" but was wondering how you tell the difference?
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:23 PM   #19037
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Grandpa are the 1016's the same as 53254's but for TCS or are they a different compound? as i saw you mentioned "old and new sgrips" but was wondering how you tell the difference?
I think the stock numbers are the same for the old and new S-Grips. The easiest way to tell is the packaging. The old S-Grips were in a box, the new in a plastic bag. The rubber is very different with the new ones being of a much softer cpd. I think the rubber itself has more grip, but the overall performance leaves a lot to be desired. The other way to tell is by the stiffness of the sidewalls and just how the rubber feels. The old ones have a stiffer sidewall and the tire just feels harder.

The 1016s are the old S-Grips, Tamiya hard foam insert, on a special rim that was not available for purchase separately. That way the tech people could tell that you were using the Spec tire. I may be wrong here, but I think these were just used in the USA and Canada. We may be getting a new series of !016s with the new rubber, which is just freaking us out. That's why I took a little driven Mini and started to play with set ups on it.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:31 PM   #19038
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1016 was the part number for the pre-mounts that were produced up until last year. The tires (53254) somehow got a different compound about 6 months ago. So, 1016 tires were built using the same part number, but they were the old, firmer compound. If you find some, please let us know! The current S Grips are amazing for a few meets, but are less so once the tread begins to wear.

The way to tell the difference is that the old ones feel like they should and the new ones feel as if they're made from gummy bears. New ones also come in the red/white/blue plastic bag. I hope they fix this soon.
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So are they still allowing non-premount wheel/tires at TCS or are 1028 and 1029 only choices?
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:25 AM   #19040
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the only reason i ask is we have the AOC event coming up and most likely plan to use s grips on the front, being run on crc carpet was thinking the older hard walls may be more suited
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #19041
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I have an M06. Is there an adjustable upgrade turnbuckle set to make it easier to adjust front toe. Currently, mine has the threaded rod, which came with the kit, and you have unsnap one end to adjust it. I think it would be the same for the M05. Thanks.
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the only reason i ask is we have the AOC event coming up and most likely plan to use s grips on the front, being run on crc carpet was thinking the older hard walls may be more suited
You're probably right. The new S-Grips softer sidewall just can't be an advantage, especially on carpet or other hi-grip surfaces. The new ones are easily a second slower where I race on the same car. Plus, the car became very uncomfortable to drive.
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Be happy we don't have to deal with this! The picture is just a corner of a setup sheet for an F1 car from 2012.

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Perhaps then I should hold onto my S grips in cardboard packaging then, if they are better than the new plastic packaged ones.

I have always found on carpet the M grips a better tyre than the S grip. Perhaps that just comes back to my driving style.
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You're probably right. The new S-Grips softer sidewall just can't be an advantage, especially on carpet or other hi-grip surfaces. The new ones are easily a second slower where I race on the same car. Plus, the car became very uncomfortable to drive.
What about the m-grips? Did they change the compound on them?
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Has anyone tried fitting a JCW coupe on a M03 chassis? Just wondering how well it fits.
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TCS Spec Mini Premounts #1016 is back in stock.

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...w.asp?p_id=976

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Has anyone tried fitting a JCW coupe on a M03 chassis? Just wondering how well it fits.
It fits with no problems. Be sure to reinforce the front splitter cause if you bend it the handling goes away. The wing is a little tricky, just don't leave out the reinforcement pieces.
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Hello all mini guys I am selling the majority (not all ) of my mini stuff. And I have lots of it! What ever you need I more then likely have it from parts to full cars. If you want me to build a full car just let me know. It will be full race ready minus electronics and motor. In have several items that are discontinued just let me know what you need and I will give you a price. I am selling it very much lower then u can by on the web for. Tires, cars, parts, a few body's some esc's with silver can set ups etc. who and for the TCS guys I have several sets of 1-4 run premounted s grips. Good luck all talk to you later
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TCS Spec Mini Premounts #1016 is back in stock.

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...w.asp?p_id=976

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Are these 1016 because they've switched back to grey wheels, or has the tire compound been sorted out?
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