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Old 11-28-2007, 03:42 AM   #5476
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woo hoo! just got myself a M03M.

Question. Does the HPI Civic body fits??? some say the wheel base is good, but the servo mount is too high for this body. Can one confirm? a pix of the civic body on the car will be great.

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It's supposed to from the rc-mini.net chart, but never been able to source one.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:12 AM   #5477
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Here are some Pics of my Mini with Race Body:
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:44 AM   #5478
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Question. Does the HPI Civic body fits??? some say the wheel base is good, but the servo mount is too high for this body. Can one confirm?
Yes it does; I have a HPI Honda Civic body and it fits very nicely on a M03m or in my case M03R which is the same chassis.

I only use this body for our club races, it is not legal for a TCS event.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:00 AM   #5479
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a pix of the civic body on the car will be great.
It will work as stated above, but I didn't like the way it fit... The HPI Civic body is very narrow. I trimmed the wheel wells out on this one substantially...



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Old 11-28-2007, 12:42 PM   #5480
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It will work as stated above, but I didn't like the way it fit... The HPI Civic body is very narrow. I trimmed the wheel wells out on this one substantially...
thanks for the pix! what's the offset on your wheels?
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:14 PM   #5481
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Those are standard offset(0mm) wheels. There might have been 2mm spacers on the hubs when I took those pics... I cant remember for sure. I sold that body a while back since I didnt like the fit, otherwise I would check it again to be sure. I still have a couple of HPI Miata bodies though, & they're a bit narrow too.

It seems like the HPI RS4 mini must be a few millimeters narrower than the Tamiya minis... would be cool if someone could confirm that.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:12 PM   #5482
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Stated width for the M03 is 167mm, for the RS4 Mini, 160mm....

There's your difference.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:44 PM   #5483
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Stated width for the M03 is 167mm, for the RS4 Mini, 160mm....

There's your difference.
Ah, there ya go then... that's quite a difference.
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SoCal opens at 3 for practice and racing starts at 7. We'll be waitin for you. We run silvercans and TCS rules pretty much. Open on rims and tires. The exceptions we make are to trim costs and adapt to the track surface. Your HPI tires are what most people run. Racing is fun, fast, and close. The difference from 1st to 3rd is usually less than 3 sec. Last weeks race was decided by .01 sec. Tip---see Brandon for motor help
I'll be there this Friday...


Silver cans only huh? (I have a black can in mine right now... I guess I'll have to find my silver can again...LOL)
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hmmm 7mm difference... maybe i will roll the fenders with a hair dryer or something.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:18 PM   #5486
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guys, i'm setting up my M03M now... i know that i should lower it as much as possible... but how much suspension down travel (aka droop) do you guys run? just a hair? or let the spring fall off it's seat?
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i put a 5mm spacer and one o ring in the front and 5mm spacer for the rear.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:52 PM   #5488
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You can see above where you have the option to run short shocks, or longer shocks. The choice is purely personal and both will work. The ride height will usually work out the same as the long shocks will settle down to the height of the springs. The theory is that the longer shock has more 'droop' (down travel) and therefore maintains traction better. We call this setup 'super-droop' In practice it just seems that both work equally well in most situations and its a personal preference sort of thing. You might however find that super-droop is a better choice if you're running the large diameter 60D slicks.

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Silver cans only huh? (I have a black can in mine right now... I guess I'll have to find my silver can again...LOL)
The more the better. Racing that is
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Well, this is what we've been waiting for...

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