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Old 12-11-2013, 07:33 AM   #20011
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Ive tried kit tires in front and s-grip at the rear... both with the hard inserts... worked fine although i think i could have used a little bit more steering for the low speed tight s-curves...
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So am I correct in thinking that hard inserts will give the car less grip?
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My testing methods are pretty crude in comparison to yours. We just throw 2 cars down on the track and see which one goes faster. In every instance, the 21.5 was quicker down the straight than a TCS legal Silvercan. Lap times are also quicker with the 21.5...
17 flat was the fastest I went with your silver can Granpa, and that was hustling the mini on clean, tight, no scrub lines...the BL guys were doing that cruising middle of the track.
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17 flat was the fastest I went with your silver can Granpa, and that was hustling the mini on clean, tight, no scrub lines...the BL guys were doing that cruising middle of the track.
Yeah Rod, and that particular motor might be a tic faster than a TCS legal Silvercan. Best I did that day was a 17.3 and most were in the 17.5 range. Just goes to show what a good driver can do with a Mini, cause my car is a few tenths better than yours. But since that was the first time out for your car, I'm not braggin'.
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Hi all,

I won't be racing my M05 until next year so won't have time to experiment

Has anyone tried kit tyres on the front of an M05 on carpet? I've heard some clubs are using kit tyres with additive on the front and M grips on the rear, this is to help with the twitchy feeling of the M05 on high grip carpet.

Anyone tried this?
On our carpet the kit tyres come in a poor second against the M-Grips. We aren't allowed additives though.
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Cheers,
So am I correct in thinking that hard inserts will give the car less grip?
Not necessarily imho... they're not that hard and minis dont go as fast as touring cars so the dynamics are a bit different. the harder inserts helps the tire retain its shape especially around corners... keeping a fuller, more usable contact patch. Softer inserts might fold "more" during corners giving the tendency for the car to "hook".
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:15 AM   #20016
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Not necessarily imho... they're not that hard and minis dont go as fast as touring cars so the dynamics are a bit different. the harder inserts helps the tire retain its shape especially around corners... keeping a fuller, more usable contact patch. Softer inserts might fold "more" during corners giving the tendency for the car to "hook".
Thank you Sir, I'll order some

It's the 53255 ones right? (60D)

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Old 12-12-2013, 03:11 PM   #20017
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Hi guys,

I have in the packet an unused M03 mechanical speed control. Are they worth anything??

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Somebody's been a very good boy this year! **cough cough** I think I may need to call in to work sick tomorrow
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:08 AM   #20019
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Is there a hi-torque servo saver in there somewhere ? You'll need one.
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Is there a hi-torque servo saver in there somewhere ? You'll need one.
Nope, that I still have to pick up along with some paint. I'm still undecided on the Tamiya or Kimbrough one...I guess whatever they have in stock.
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Nope, that I still have to pick up along with some paint. I'm still undecided on the Tamiya or Kimbrough one...I guess whatever they have in stock.
I've used the Tamiya hop up servo saver and alloy horn on my M05 for a while now and even after lots of crashes it's still pretty tight.

I'd be interested to hear how the Kimbrough performs though.....
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I've used the Tamiya hop up servo saver and alloy horn on my M05 for a while now and even after lots of crashes it's still pretty tight.

I'd be interested to hear how the Kimbrough performs though.....
In an M05 I wouldn't use anything else but the Kimbrough. It centers better and has less lash. In a M03 the Tamiya one has some advantages because it's easier to get the bump steer right.
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Kimbrough! I've got several Tamiya heavy duty models and find they get bound up one way or another, even with mild contact. I use Kimbrough in my 03 as well. Usually L or XL, re drilled/shaved down for proper alignment.
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Still selling my Mini Cooper with hop ups if anyone is interested. M05. Pm me.
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Kimbrough! I've got several Tamiya heavy duty models and find they get bound up one way or another, even with mild contact. I use Kimbrough in my 03 as well. Usually L or XL, re drilled/shaved down for proper alignment.
I hadn't thought about re-drilling it.... #derp

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