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Old 02-20-2007, 07:05 AM   #3301
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Troy you coming to Van City to run TCS?

Want to defend your Western MINI King Title?
I'm thinking about it. Not sure about mini. Maybe just GT2 or GT1 I hate the spec pack we have to run in mini.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:30 AM   #3302
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Alright, I'm having trouble tracking down a single blasted part. I broke the ball end that attaches to the front upright for the steering tie-rods and I can't find just the originals anywhere or a good upgrade/replacement. The part I broke is listed as MA16 in the instructions. Any idea how I can replace these with out having to buy the Metal Parts Bag A..which NOBODY seems to have in stock anyway.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:56 AM   #3303
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muahdib4 Alright, I'm having trouble tracking down a single blasted part.
Why don't you try the 415 MSX king pins; these are not the brass ball ends that come with the Mini kit but I have used them as a successfull replacement. They sell for about $3.00.

If you do decide to buy some I'll take the two top-hat shaped spacers that come in the kit, those are even harder to find


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Old 02-20-2007, 08:10 AM   #3304
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:11 AM   #3305
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Here's what I use... hollow ball end... http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebproductdetail.asp?

With a 16mm screw throught the bottom of the knuckle...with a 5 or 6mm spacer..it comes out looking exactly like stock, but stronger.
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Alright, I'm having trouble tracking down a single blasted part. I broke the ball end that attaches to the front upright for the steering tie-rods and I can't find just the originals anywhere or a good upgrade/replacement. The part I broke is listed as MA16 in the instructions. Any idea how I can replace these with out having to buy the Metal Parts Bag A..which NOBODY seems to have in stock anyway.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:15 AM   #3306
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Here's what I use... hollow ball end... http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebproductdetail.asp?

With a 16mm screw throught the bottom of the knuckle...with a 5 or 6mm spacer..it comes out looking exactly like stock, but stronger.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:28 AM   #3307
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Here ya go... http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53640
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:50 AM   #3308
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Muahdib4, I have a half dozen of these- don't ask where they came from- and would be happy to just mail two of them to you. If interested, send your address to me at rccardr@cox.net and I'll send them to you when I get back home.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:43 AM   #3309
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you got anything you could send me? i need a new set of body posts...
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:51 AM   #3310
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anyone going to make the TCS race @ Trackside in March ?
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Here's my setup for carpet..

Front:
TRF Short White springs
TRF Shocks, 80 wt oil, 2-hole pistons, 2 o-rings, no rebound
S-Grips, moulded insert (hard to find), 1/3 traction compound on inside
Sway bar

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Short Fluorescent Red springs
TRF Shocks, 60 wt oil, 2-hole pistons, 3 o-rings, no rebound
Type A's, firm foam insert strip, full traction compound

5-6mm ride height all around

It's a very stiff setup in the front, and runs like a touring car.. no body roll for quick transitions, and at the same time I can run through the whole track full-throttle without flipping. If you need more steering, widen the strip of compound in the front.

Get the 2-degree rear uprights if you can, or just upgrade to the lightweight "M03M" set, it has 2 degrees already, and is very nimble.

Put the receiver and speedo on the sides like saddlebags, keeps the COG way low.

I use the alfa body for TCS, and the HPI Miata for the other races.. love the rear wing..

That's the basis of the setup, the rest is optional.. aluminum hexes, rear universals, carbon gearshafts, TA03 Ball Diff w/ lightweight plates, aluminum screws with a few Ti in spots, but it's not that necessary.

It won our last big Mini race, so it can't be too bad of a setup..

Thank you for this great set up on my M04. It helped me tq and win the WICICS race in Regina last weekend. You rock!

Still looking for a M04 sway bar kit.
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what packs do most people run in the minis? I've got a friend who is looking to get into the budget racing of the Minis. What pack should I suggest to him?
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Default Diff question....

Just a question on the Diff.....alot of people have offered up different ways of limiting the slip on the Diff.....what would pass the tech???? I used shims....and pretty much created a locked diff ....the Diff will turn....but it takes quite a bit of force!!! I am only running at the club level....but want to keep things in line!!!

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Just a question on the Diff.....alot of people have offered up different ways of limiting the slip on the Diff.....what would pass the tech???? I used shims....and pretty much created a locked diff ....the Diff will turn....but it takes quite a bit of force!!! I am only running at the club level....but want to keep things in line!!!

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Yep, as long as you do not LOCK it.. you are legal.. I put 2 extra big washes - 1 on each side of the inner gears.. when you tighten the outside plastic it tightens it without binding...
BUT we here found out.. that you could install a Tamiya 1 way and still be TCS legal.. if thats what your shooting for.
The owner of the track here runs his M03 that way.. and has the driving style nailed down.. he beats the field by 1 lap + with a M03M completely TCS legal.

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what packs do most people run in the minis? I've got a friend who is looking to get into the budget racing of the Minis. What pack should I suggest to him?
As these are run as Tamiya Championship Series cars... most tracks run the mini classes (GROWING MORE ALL THE TIME) as TCS legal classes.

That being said - The pack used is a blue PEAK 2400mah Nicad stick pack. Usually sold in pairs for $35-$45 US.

Novak race used IB4200s and you could have run a 30min main with it.. over kill.. and defeats the purpose of the class if you ask me.

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