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Old 07-26-2007, 07:52 PM   #4546
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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.
Here ya go, this is what John is talking about.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...?article-id=12


BTW John I don't run sway bars very often, and I did not have them on the car @ last years nats. So I must be slow!
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right i think this is the best place to ask...

anyway iam after some good all round tyres that are a good all rounder, ive tried looking for the HPI's but its like trying find a needle in a haystack with them and being discontinued (i think)for a while are kinda hard to come by here in the UK, so any advise on where i can get a good all round tyre for carpet and tarmac
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I love reading that link. Now I'm racing my Mini and was wondering about that TA03 ball diff. Will it help me put down the power in the turns or after the turn? I've learned to turn without brakes, what a difference that makes. My touring car uses them because it's so low to the ground. What ride height are you guys running at anyways?
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Well I'm putting my Suzuki Swift together finally. Just waiting on a bearing kit to come thru my door. Only other hop up is my front universals. I've only been able to find my silver can motor for my Mini so I'll stick with my green Tamiya motor.

Is the Swift a bit more stable than the Mini since it's a tad bit longer?
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Old 07-27-2007, 04:11 AM   #4550
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Ummmmm I think this will answer that...
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Ummmmm I think this will answer that...
Thanks for that link Tony. I just ordered another full set of bearings for my Swift. The stock bearings don't roll worth beans for some reason compared to my Mini's bearings. They aren't special bearings at all, just some off shoot brand but they roll 4-5 times longer than the Tamiya ones.
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I love reading that link. Now I'm racing my Mini and was wondering about that TA03 ball diff. Will it help me put down the power in the turns or after the turn? I've learned to turn without brakes, what a difference that makes. My touring car uses them because it's so low to the ground. What ride height are you guys running at anyways?
gear diff shim it tight thats all u need
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Here ya go, this is what John is talking about.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...?article-id=12


BTW John I don't run sway bars very often, and I did not have them on the car @ last years nats. So I must be slow!
You may be slow but your still my Hero.
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Hot off the press (well the Tech Racing website anyway) and straight onto rc-mini is this HUGE surprise..
Check it out here. Its a 12th scale basically, but adapted to Mini wheelbase and Mini wheels! Oh yeah.... You know you want one!

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Got a link to the Tech Racing website?
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Looks easy to drive
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Got a link to the Tech Racing website?
No point going there, thats the only pic there is, and what info they've put on is already on rc-mini.
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Hot off the press (well the Tech Racing website anyway) and straight onto rc-mini is this HUGE surprise..
Check it out here. Its a 12th scale basically, but adapted to Mini wheelbase and Mini wheels! Oh yeah.... You know you want one!


Hmmmm.... I've got a box full of 10th & 12th scale pancar parts and sheets of fiberglass floating around. I might have to start a little custom project.
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Well I put in the black can motor and I noticed something else. My car height was pretty up there so I took off both the front and rear C sections on the shocks and now the chassis is slammed!!! Took her outside and ran her on the pavement, so much better now I can't believe it. Well at least I got that part of the ride sorted. I just wish my esc would fit in the back portion of the chassis to give it a lower COG also. Oh well, beggers can't be choosers.

Now to sort out the Swift. Anyone got some super cva shocks sitting around doing nothing they want to get rid of?
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Got the 50746 shocks to put on my mini - which pistons are the best to use from the packet???
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