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Old 07-24-2007, 03:21 AM   #4531
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Keep it simple. Go to a black Sport-tuned for a start. And maybe drop the sway bars too.
Minis require a very different driving style too. High corner speed rules... Cos if you come out of the corner quick, you go down the straight quick too.
And tyres and suspension setup are VERY important on Minis..
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:42 PM   #4532
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Ok, here my verdict on the new 3racing ball diff.


Don't get it. You cannot change/clean the outdrive bearings because the outdrives DO NOT come off. They probably used JB weld to put that thing on. On top of that, it requires you to make the outdrive holes on the chassis bigger. If you make that hole even 1mm too big, the diff will slide out the gearbox. Unless you have a spare lying around, it's not worth it.

It's too bad cause I finally thought we had an alternative to the tamiya one...

oh, and one more thing. It slips no matter how tight you make it.
Looking at the instructions I downloaded from 3Racing's website the exploded parts view looks like the out drives may be threaded in and probably loctited with a permanent locktite. I've put a post up on their forums asking about that. Also are you sure it is the diff slipping and not something else? Even with my stock diff it sometimes sounds like it is slipping but I know it isn't.
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:28 AM   #4533
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Anyone have a carpet setup for the Mini with tamya black motor? Looking for tire and insert combination... also brand new M and S grips or slightly run in?

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Old 07-25-2007, 07:37 AM   #4534
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Look at all those cool bodies:

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=438_874[/QUOTE]

Cool, but all M03 and no M03M.
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Cool, but all M03 and no M03M.
Yeah but you're, what, four screws away from having an M03...
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:35 PM   #4536
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If you want to run an 03M - it's a bit like what Henry Ford said regarding the colours of his T Models........

You can have any shell you like, as long as its a Swift
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A little off topic but, what do you guys think of the sway bars. I run on a high grip asphalt track. Would being able to run a little flatter translate into higher corner speeds or wuold you just slide around a lot more. Traction at my track is less than carpet but more than most outdoor asphalt tracks
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Are you not running swaybars? I run at a track with more traction then any asphalt track I have run on and we run sways when the traction is lower and when its super high. The flatter the car the better the corner speed IMO.
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Are you not running swaybars? I run at a track with more traction then any asphalt track I have run on and we run sways when the traction is lower and when its super high. The flatter the car the better the corner speed IMO.
Using a rear swaybar as it seems to make the car rotate better. Tried the front, but so long ago I forget. Being on the lazy side,I wanted to get some feed back before I put them back on. This is an indoors asphalt track and may be a little tighter than many of you may be used to. Sorry, forgot to include that info
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If your talking about Socal....I got you beat in the traction department by a mile.Most of the fastest guys in the nation in the mini/m03/04 class run front and rear swaybars.I would at least recommend it unless you plan on running on a completely un-prepared parking lot.
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If your talking about Socal....I got you beat in the traction department by a mile.Most of the fastest guys in the nation in the mini/m03/04 class run front and rear swaybars.I would at least recommend it unless you plan on running on a completely un-prepared parking lot.
Yeah, I was talking about SoCal. Obviously, I'm not very fast, but trying hard. Thanx for the info, and will try to put it to good use.
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I don't know if tamiyausa has the article on there website still but there is an article on there website that is an awesome starting point for Mini coopers.Also Deven White races with you guys right?He should be able to steer you in the right direction.
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^^^That article is still on there.
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Read that awhile ago and I see Devin White quite a bit. He's been very helpful and has gotten me to the point where on a good day I can give him a bit of a headache. Wanted to be able to give him a PITA once in awhile. Thanx for the feed back. Wanted different points of view as things can get a little inbred if you're not out racing at other tracks. Being in my 70's my goals in racing these things is to be able to make life difficult for some of the better racers. Also, I have weird sense of humor
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And we have an 8 year old that races with us.... Is this a great hobby or what?

Sorry, just had to mention that...
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