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Old 08-10-2007, 02:01 PM   #4681
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IS THERE A FIX AXLE FRONT DRIVE FOR MINIS??? PIC PLEASE.THX
If you want to try a spool, you can use the stock gear diff to make one.

Simply take one of the 3 spider gears in the diff and put it between the remaining 2 gears and put the cover back on. A lot of the crawler guys do this
with the TLT diffs. It works but is not permanent.

I ran this setup for one race and it worked good. But tire wear was expected and excessive!
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:24 PM   #4682
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Hey kenchan

Sorry for not replying earlier. Been busy. Let Hawk have the body.
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:55 PM   #4683
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Hey kenchan

Sorry for not replying earlier. Been busy. Let Hawk have the body.
yah, had 5 other people asking about it this morning.
thanks anyways.




ALL: the SMX body is SOLD!
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:47 PM   #4684
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Hey Gang, I'm new to these parts but Ive been running the Mini class cars for years. Lets seee if I can add some insight!

The HPI Civic does indeed fit the new mo-3 Mini just fine. Its a 226 wheelbase so you will need the spacer from the Mo-3m to make it fit. You do need to cut the fenders out a bit more then normal because the Tamiya
tires are taller then the HPI ones but its no big deal and it still looks great. Ive got my Mo-3R all set and ready for war at trackside with said body.

There is atleast one company that makes a spool for the Mini, but since I don't run one I can't tell you who it is, I dunno. Ive seen people run them with various levels of sucess but for my money the ball diff is the best bet for carpet, which all the tracks I race on are paved with.

I run slicks on carpet all the way around and on both RWD and FWD minis. I think its a personal preference as I seem to be the only one that does so!

The shorter cars tend to be a little more twitchy and less stable. On some tracks its VERY noticable. My pops was not able to get his cooper dialed in until he went to a longer wheelbase. Some of the paved tracks the effect is less dramatic. Also remember that the spacer and the extra screws are extra dead weight. Not a lot but when the car only has a Mabuchi to pull it aorund the track...every bit helps.


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Old 08-11-2007, 03:16 AM   #4685
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The 2007 Victorian (Australia) Offroad Titles started today.

The track was a little damp still when the first heat (Rally Mini) went out this morning...



Full story, pictures, and video to follow on rc-mini.net in the next day or so.
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:33 AM   #4686
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Thats AWESOME! All the mud on the chassis, and a clean body. Priceless!
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:22 PM   #4687
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lol!!! holly crap!
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:26 PM   #4688
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guys, i just found these today while cleaning out my foam tires drawer.
It's a brand new foam tire set with panasports type rims. never used!
The back side has the regular hex hubs so can be used on our M03's!

anyone want these? $20 shipped in the US? i can take paypal.

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Tony - Great picture! That's what racing fun is all about. I think you should submit it to one of the magazines in the reader's rides section.
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The 2007 Victorian (Australia) Offroad Titles started today.

The track was a little damp still when the first heat (Rally Mini) went out this morning...



Full story, pictures, and video to follow on rc-mini.net in the next day or so.
That almost looks like a kid's birthday cake
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Here's a car you'll recognise Dec... Belonging to Mr Bain!

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LOL, how did the silver can even keep that much mud moving ? I love it, wish we had something like that going around here.
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hi,
just after some advice on building the Ball diff, ive built it to the instructions on the pack but the diff just doesn't feel right when put in the car it kinda locks up?

any help?

best regards,
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:37 AM   #4694
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those servo's and electronics are in bags or baloons or condoms or something, right?

reminds me of my off-road days back like 20+yrs ago. tamiya use to
sell those baloons to cover the mech 3step sp con. guys remember
those?!
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Andrew, Ken from Omaha NE. Here is some pictures of my shell.
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Tamiya mini cooper-hpim4408.jpg   Tamiya mini cooper-hpim4411.jpg   Tamiya mini cooper-hpim4424.jpg   Tamiya mini cooper-hpim4419.jpg  
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