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Old 02-20-2014, 06:34 PM   #20521
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What foam inserts are you guys running with s grips on carpet front and rear? Soft or hard? I would say medium grip carpet
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:13 PM   #20522
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Ok so finally got a decent shot of my setup sheet so I can post it. This is how my mini is set currently. Changes made were switch from 22.5wt shock oil to 40wt, and front springs from black/red to black/yellow.

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Jason, any chance you can post a blank setup sheet or email me an excel or word version. Looks great

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:36 PM   #20523
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Go with hard foams, Justin. With the newer floppy tires, you'll need all the support you can get. Maybe have a look at HPRT's setup too. He's dominating WCICS mini this year. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nyt1rl64hq...02012-2013.pdf
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:59 PM   #20524
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I have 1 set with hards and 1 with softs thats all i got at the moment. How would you run them?
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I'd put the tires with the softer inserts on the rear.

Whoo! Guess what kind of sway bars I just got!

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Old 02-21-2014, 11:01 AM   #20526
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On Tamiya's website it opens at 10 am. But last week I got there at 9am and it was open. Anyone know how early it will open this saturday. I have a long drive and the earlier the better for me, to avoid traffic

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That looks like a clothes hanger sway bar.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:28 PM   #20528
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Is it normally easy to warp(enough for the internal gearing not to line up anymore) a M05 chassis? after crashing?
or am i just unlucky
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Is it normally easy to warp(enough for the internal gearing not to line up anymore) a M05 chassis? after crashing?
or am i just unlucky
I cant say for sure but I cant see a crash warping anything....damage, breakage, cracking, yes. But warping doesn't make sense.

Now put the M05 in an oven, different story.
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So my little guy wanted a new body for the Mini and originally I ordered the HPI BMW which was pretty rare and no one in our club has one.....until the last club race when one of the members showed up with one with a bright white paint job. Shysta....

Good thing it got backordered so I cancelled it and got my LHS to get the Datsun 510 (225mm, M05-M)....trimmed it last nite, got the body post holes done (have to turn the rear posts around) and gonna give it to a guy who's pretty good with painting bodies. This thing came with a chrome tree including bumpers, mirrors, wipers and a tailpipe.

Should be pretty sweet.

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I cant say for sure but I cant see a crash warping anything....damage, breakage, cracking, yes. But warping doesn't make sense.

Now put the M05 in an oven, different story.
I been back tracking in my mind since i had that one crash which stripped my spur gear and unless i hit the boards harder than i thought i don't know. Oh well one for the history records now.
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The chassis parts will deform in a crash (and return to normal) without being permanently damaged, that's how some damage occurs. Stripping a spur in a crash is more likely due to the combination of the wheels being stopped suddenly and the motor still being powered, the weakest link in the drivetrain will go.
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Can I have some recommendations of what chassis length to run on my M05. I have set the car up after 4 years of testing, and got a good set up, with the short wheel base. But I would love to run a Fiat 500 M03M body, or maybe a Super 1600 Swift. I would like to know the pros and cons of each wheel base. Also if I need to change any other things, to really make the new wheel base excel.

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Can I have some recommendations of what chassis length to run on my M05. I have set the car up after 4 years of testing, and got a good set up, with the short wheel base. But I would love to run a Fiat 500 M03M body, or maybe a Super 1600 Swift. I would like to know the pros and cons of each wheel base. Also if I need to change any other things, to really make the new wheel base excel.

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Moving the rear wheels back (which is how the the wheelbase is lengthened on the M05), with all else being equal, gives better straight-line acceleration, since front-to-rear weight transfer is reduced and more weight is placed on the front tires. It also promotes understeer, so you may need change springs, sway bars, or tires to compensate.

It will also make the car less twitchy/more stable.

I'm running the JCW coupe on a long-wheelbase M05.
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I been back tracking in my mind since i had that one crash which stripped my spur gear and unless i hit the boards harder than i thought i don't know. Oh well one for the history records now.
Unless when you hit the wall, did you happen to get wedged against it and try to
Power out of it in other words the car was stuck and you were burning rubber, in that case
Yes you could have stripped the gears,
Like sosidge said the weakest link will go
So ...
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