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Old 07-06-2005, 05:05 AM   #481
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I bought the Tamiya hi -torque servo saver #50473.It seems that the turnbuckles are @ to much of a angle to work properly.
I installed the longer of the two servo horns.
Can somebody give me some pointers on how to get the titanium turnbuckles to be more horizontal and also not to rub on the frame.
Maybe some taller ball studs for the front uprights?
Or maybe a better and longer servo saver and horn?
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:19 AM   #482
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Everything should fit just fine if you put the ball studs on TOP of the front hub carriers instead of on the bottom (assuming this is an MO3) and on the servo side of the servo saver. Hi-torque servo saver is actually slightly shorter than the stock unit and gives you more room, not less.
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:18 AM   #483
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I bought the Tamiya hi -torque servo saver #50473.It seems that the turnbuckles are @ to much of a angle to work properly.
I installed the longer of the two servo horns.
Can somebody give me some pointers on how to get the titanium turnbuckles to be more horizontal and also not to rub on the frame.
Maybe some taller ball studs for the front uprights?
Or maybe a better and longer servo saver and horn?
i tryed using the hi-torque servo saver on my m03 but because its shorter it leaves the turnbuckles at an bad angle. i spaced the servo down until it touched the chassis but still no good. they also brake very easily, i broke two. now i just use the stock servo saver with the largest metal ring of the hi-torque one around the stock plastic ring.
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Old 07-06-2005, 02:26 PM   #484
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Default No more hpi x pattern tires

Does anybody have a replacement for the discontinued hpi x pattern tires?

Everybody @ are track uses these tires and now that they have been discontinued we are all trying different tire combo's.

Things to keep in mind it is an clean out door track, track temp is mild in the A.M. and very hot around noon, track is medium in size and has a lot of tight corners.

Any help would be greatly appreciated............
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:43 AM   #485
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if you can find them ride and pit-shimizu do mini slicks in 3 compounds. ive used the ride s type, this is the medium compound and they work good on most surfaces and last forever. ive had pit-shimizu radials but these have a tendency to induce traction roll. but im going to try and get the pit-shimizu mini slicks in the harder compounds and see how these go. problem is only place i can find them is in japan.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:49 AM   #486
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Glad you got it fixed.
Yep, got it fixed finally........ Ran over 200 laps yesterday... Got down to 15 second laptimes...... Now to work on my driving....

Ran my F1 also.... Stock motor.... ran 13.2 best laptime..... The car was sticking real nice after the tires warmed up...
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Old 07-07-2005, 06:51 PM   #487
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I have been getting hpi mini tires off of ebay. Just bought 4 pairs of belted and 3 pairs non belted for about 8.50 each from a seller called rcboyz.
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Yep, got it fixed finally........ Ran over 200 laps yesterday... Got down to 15 second laptimes...... Now to work on my driving....

Ran my F1 also.... Stock motor.... ran 13.2 best laptime..... The car was sticking real nice after the tires warmed up...
Cool. I have mine together and put my Spektrum system in the mini and actually have it running. I found out the servo gears are bad so I will either change them or put in another servo.

You have directiosn for the GM V3R speedo. It works fine but that damn reverse part I have dialed down to nothing but was wondering if their is another way to have brakes and disable the reverse function.

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Cool. I have mine together and put my Spektrum system in the mini and actually have it running. I found out the servo gears are bad so I will either change them or put in another servo.

You have directiosn for the GM V3R speedo. It works fine but that damn reverse part I have dialed down to nothing but was wondering if their is another way to have brakes and disable the reverse function.

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hallo, I write from italy.

I tried my mini saturday at my local track (almost the same as OSLO track in Virtual RC - pc game): very good traction, smoot tarmac. An inner section very twisty, after a long straight with fast bend and a very fast chicane.

I discovered with my big surprise that the foam tyres that I use with my 1/10 touring car (nitro powered kyosho fw05-RR) fits perfect on the mini if you true them down. I don't have a precise mesure but consider that I tried 4 front tyres almost finished that had approx 2,5 mm of foam on the wheel.

The car is fantastic......high cornering speed wonderful traction and no grip rolling (almost) because the tyres are very low. Just had to shorten a bit the pinion because the wheels are a little bigger in diameter.

I hadn't any problem of tyre touching the body or the suspensions.

GREAT FUN.
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I will start this off with a tip for more top end.
Feel free to add any tips that you have tried.........


Take a drill bit two sizes bigger than the #20 hole on your gear box were the 20 tooth pinion would go. Drill the hole out to make it bigger. Get two small washers for the two motor mount screws. Now that the hole is bigger you can now run a 22 or 23 tooth pinion gear for a much greater top end on your mini.
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...as long as you don't try that at a TCS race!
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Any idea where to get those ride mini tires now?
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Does anyone have the directions for this diff., or can explain the proper assembly?
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I recently purchased a second hand MO3 with some basic hop ups, but do you think I could stop there?.....no sir being who I am had to keep going, but lovin it!!
Mind you this car was purchased to start my 10 y.o son off in r/c cars, and I'm the one getting carried away

I have most of the hop ups but no ball diff just the standard gear set up.
Also dont have heat sink, I wonder if it really helps

Other things I have are:-

Carbon gear shafts (homemade with lathe)
Front uni's
6mm hex nuts (metal)
Toe in rear up rights
Super CVA mini shocks and lowered sport springs (3 holes all round. 70wt front yellow spring and 40wt rear red spring. Front ride height 4mm and rear 4.5mm approx. I like the fact that these shocks are plastic and lighter)
HPI x pattern tyres
20T pinion
540 sports tuned motor
Stabilizer medium (front and rear)
Ball bearings
Tamiya ESC standard electronic (forget the model number)
Quick release battery holder (homemade)


I have shimmed the suspension, wheels etc, to remove the play but canít seem to totally eliminate it all, and tightened up the steering with a drop of cyno here and there and that fixed that problem. Still have to set up best toe layout.

Could you guys give me some feed back on the things I still need to do to improve on, you could say I want my son to have the best possible start, with of course his dads help...lol.

Any other tips I have overlooked would be appreciated also.




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