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Old 06-20-2005, 01:27 PM   #406
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Does anyone have a list of bodies that will fit Tamiya's Mini Coopers, M03 and M03L versions?

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Old 06-20-2005, 06:21 PM   #407
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Thanks! But how do u stuff full size sedan inserts in? cutting them to correct size n regluing the inserts with ca?
Believe it or not the 24mm inserts fit perfectly to the tire carcus. No air gap
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Old 06-21-2005, 11:03 AM   #408
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hey what are the best rims and tires for just general play. I am looking for the best traction and longevity. I have quite a few sets. I burned through the stock tamiya radial tires in one battery. But I believe that was my fault for no throttle management. I have a set of HPI V groove that stick really well but not sure how long they will last, Tamiya slicks have good traction too but how long will they last? I don't race I just race around cones but I do like performance and traction, and longevity at the best price. seems as though the stock rims dont last very many hard crashes before the beads get messed up or winds up bent. do the tamiya reinforced rims handle crashes better than the stock or the HPI star rims? I have a set of new Tamiya alloy rims too but I don't think I will run them as if I did they shurly would wind up looking like crap. I got some new HPI tires last night. they stick really well. so well that while cornering the Mini flipped a couple of times. Some of my older HPI tires stick well but not that well.
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Old 06-21-2005, 01:45 PM   #409
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Pat as for longevity of tire not sure what to tell you there. If you were able to run down a set of kit tires that quick it sounds like you surface is VERY abrasive. I always ran the Tamiya tires only and not the HPI, mainly this was due to TCS so no experience on the HPI tire. All said the Tamiya slick is a good tire and usually has long wear but again that is with the surfaces I run on.

As for rims yes the reinforced rim is better from a tweek standpoint but if you shock them real good you will still have the same issues of them cracking usually at the center.

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For play tires, HPI X-Patterns work really well and seem to last forever around here (I used one set for two full seasons of non-TCS racing). As ugly as the rims get, they seldom really get bad enough for me to throw away. And if they seem to wobble on the axle, get a set of the clamp-on type wheel adapters from Tamiya (they're the silver ones). wOw.

And believe it or not, even the wode sedan inserts fit inside a mini tire. Some guys cut them down a little on the outside but if you really want to stuff a tire, that's the way to do it.

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Old 06-21-2005, 04:22 PM   #411
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Ok any body know the difference in handling for the belted hpi mini tire? What is the purpose of the belting? the seem to be a few dollars more. seems to keep the tread pattern flatter. maybe requiring not as much stuffing? The hpi tires I have now are not belted. and they seem to roll over during hard cornering. but I havn't stuffed them with anything other than the foam that came with the tire.
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Old 06-21-2005, 05:05 PM   #412
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Has anybody tried Integy gears and what was the out come?

We have a non TCS event coming next month and I want to change out my stock gearing.

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Old 06-21-2005, 06:08 PM   #413
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the belted tyres will hold their shape much better. makes them more predictable, and they'll wear more evenly. worth the $$$$.
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Thanks for the insight on the belted tires. I think I will order a few sets.

redline I have the integy gears on the way. they were shipped fedex yesterday so I should see them this weel. I will post my insight for you.
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Old 06-22-2005, 05:28 PM   #415
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can anyone please tell me the part#'s for the m04 chassis I want to convert my m03 to an mo4.
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Old 06-22-2005, 05:48 PM   #416
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50849 front and rear gearbox (A parts)
50850 Front Bumper mount and body posts (E parts)
50851 center frame (F parts)
6275061 Urethane bumper
I think that is all that is needed, all other parts are TL01 or M03
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cool thanks will the m03l cooper body fit or do i need another body also from a previous post their is a link to a site and their is a tray? for the servo that the esc sat in do you also have that part#. Thanks again.
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They tray is there.
The body you'll want is the Mazda Miata / Enuos roadster. Hard to find I know Burien Toyoya had them. 1 800 654 6456 ask for Kevin
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Red face M04M...?

I have a tamiya m04m. does the m03 universals fit this kit also? how about the m03 sway bars? what parts are compatible between m03 and m04?


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