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Old 04-27-2007, 11:19 AM   #3901
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These Chevron Monster M knockoffs are also very popular here. The originals from Japan are impossible to get these days.
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:45 PM   #3902
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When you guys shim out the gear diff to tighten it up, roughly how much are you putting in? I was going to buy the shims, but I have a ton of shim stock at work. .005-.010 stock is pretty easy to cut with exacto or scissors, so I'd like to try that. I obviously shim both sides, but what ballpark are we looking at? Any help would be awesome.
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in my m03 stabilizer manual says that in front the joints should be 2mm and at the rear just tighten the two joints.. how does it affect it i will change it like 1mm or 3mm. whats the purpose of that? and which is soft or hard the black roll bar or silver?
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:37 PM   #3904
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Post pics of ur mini with and without body?
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Old 04-29-2007, 01:30 AM   #3905
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in my m03 stabilizer manual says that in front the joints should be 2mm and at the rear just tighten the two joints.. how does it affect it i will change it like 1mm or 3mm. whats the purpose of that? and which is soft or hard the black roll bar or silver?
the thicker one is harder....i believe the silver one
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Old 04-30-2007, 03:21 PM   #3906
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has anyone tested the M03 against the M03R? Interested to hear if the updated parts translate to a faster chassis...
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has anyone tested the M03 against the M03R? Interested to hear if the updated parts translate to a faster chassis...
The M03R is really just an M03M with some bling. I do prefer the M03M suspension over the original M03 though.
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:52 PM   #3908
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The M03R is really just an M03M with some bling. I do prefer the M03M suspension over the original M03 though.
understood, have an M03M. I wanted to know if the new suspension geometry options on the R increased performance (ackerman, camber. 1.5 toe and roll center)
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quick question, under TCS/IFMAR/ROAR (whatever else is out there) RULES, what is the minimum weight allowed in the mini class?
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has anyone tested the M03 against the M03R? Interested to hear if the updated parts translate to a faster chassis...

Our upcoming race on Sunday will put this to the test BIGTIME. Our LHS had quite a bit come in and it went all out in within an hour. I have the regualr M03 and she is ready to go up against the 03R. I did see alot of people not using the stock shocks though....the clear ones were being traded for kits..
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understood, have an M03M. I wanted to know if the new suspension geometry options on the R increased performance (ackerman, camber. 1.5 toe and roll center)
I won't get a real chance to test that until 5/13 when the local asphalt season starts. I'm adding all those parts to my original M03 (which now has M03M suspension) right now and will give them a shot on the asphalt. The black chrome chassis would just get destroyed if I used it. To be honest, I don't think the differences will be all that huge at least for the way I drive...which is similar to Ray Charles driving...except he hits less things.
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there is NO Weight limit on MINI's at TCS, we just finished our TCS Nats. here in Memphis, TN sunday, 61 entires!!!! all you MINI guys need to mark us on your calenders for 2008.
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there is NO Weight limit on MINI's at TCS, we just finished our TCS Nats. here in Memphis, TN sunday, 61 entires!!!! all you MINI guys need to mark us on your calenders for 2008.
A couple from our track wanted to get there this year but we race with LiPo's here and didn't want to spend the cash buying new packs. But hopefully next year...LiPo for ALL!!! Oh and I still would have made it but...well...a sudden divorce kinda got in the way.
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I'll be there next year...100% sure...NIMHs and all. Since the Formula GT (brushless/Lipo) class will be exactly what I need in a sedan class I will be ok springing for the cells in mini! It won't bother me too much to buy a pack or 2 of those old things called NIMH. Although it would be awesome if they allowed the Orion/Peak Lipos innthe mini class!!
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Although I have yet to try any LIPO, the mini class might be a good choice for the future, as changing batttery weight at least won't upset the side to side balance of the car like a LIPO does in most touring sedans.

For those who have tried a LIPO in mini - how did it effect the front to rear balance of the car? Did you have to adjust your setup with LIPO over NiMH? My first impression would be that the car might be a bit light in the rear end with a LIPO, and as a result turn faster than expected/desired, or perhaps be loose in the rear.
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