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Old 01-04-2008, 04:28 PM   #5791
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I have a set of the tech arms, but I've never installed them. I got them from one of my friends when I bought out his m-chassis lot... he said that he had to sand & file them quite a bit to make them fit correctly, & not bind up on the hinges. That surprised me, because Tech makes a quality part usually.
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Old 01-04-2008, 06:35 PM   #5792
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Thanks for the replies guys.
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:27 PM   #5793
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What in the world is 'Double-Stuffing'? The supposed mystery trick for Tamiya 60D's...

Click here to find out how to do it.

Guys can you document a video???
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:45 PM   #5794
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It's not really that difficult to do. I wouldn't think it was worth spending the time filming it.
Have a go at it first, I think you'll find its easy.

And remember, you don't HAVE to do it.. Its just an option some people try. It certainly isnt necessary, and 90% of the time I don't do it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:09 AM   #5795
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I have a set of the tech arms, but I've never installed them. I got them from one of my friends when I bought out his m-chassis lot... he said that he had to sand & file them quite a bit to make them fit correctly, & not bind up on the hinges. That surprised me, because Tech makes a quality part usually.
Tech has been slipping up on quality control. Most recently thier center shaft for the Yokomo Drift package cars hasnt had a pin in one of the ends.
We got four like this. Also some of the DD-M parts have rust on them.
A little disapointing as Tech is susposed to be very good at what they do.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:14 AM   #5796
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I suppose you have to ask yourself first, is there anything wrong with the standard arms?

I'd suggest not....
Standard arms require removeing alot of plastic between the rear hub and arm itself to prevent the three wheel Mini from happening. Small rocks can get stuck and jam up in between the hub and arm. Bad if you run on a circut that is out doors. Also the Arms need to be trimed if you would like the extra suspension travel for Rally.
Dont know to much about the Tech arms but there could be a better arm for the M03. You have Spice and Tech to choose from.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:02 AM   #5797
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Okay so when you put the standard tamiya inserts, do you cut them shorter? I noticed after I glued my tyres it looks like there's an egg in them.

The inserts where very difficult to get in.

I'm a n00b when it comes to Minis
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:11 AM   #5798
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You probably didnt do the best of jobs there Ash.. There shouldn't be any eggs at all!
They fit fine - usually!
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Here's some pictures of my Mini, called 'The White Rat' because of the red headlights & white body. I recently put some Swift wheels on it and an HPI Mini body to fix it up a little bit. I just finished the TT-01R in the background a couple days ago... and yes, I do need to trim the body posts on it.


Under the lid it's pretty much stock. I plan on buying the Suzuki Swift kit in a couple of months and will eventually tear this old chassis down to keep the spare parts.
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You probably didnt do the best of jobs there Ash.. There shouldn't be any eggs at all!
They fit fine - usually!
inserts just seemed way too long for the tyres... buggered if I know :P
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[QUOTE=ScionBox;4040232]Here's some pictures of my Mini, called 'The White Rat' because of the red headlights & white body. I recently put some Swift wheels on it and an HPI Mini body to fix it up a little bit. I just finished the TT-01R in the background a couple days ago... and yes, I do need to trim the body posts on it.


Under the lid it's pretty much stock. I plan on buying the Suzuki Swift kit in a couple of months and will eventually tear this old chassis down to keep the spare parts.
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Shell looks nice man
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I have the M-04M Alpha Romeo...I am wondering which TRF damper set is better. The 49355 Special Blue or the 53571 Flourine Coated? and why?
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i would go for the special trf's as they will have aluminium shock collars (the bits that you adjust the ride height with)

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Yes go for the Blue TRF shocks they just look so much better and have the aluminum adjuster, the new blue trf's also have a hard black coating inside the shock which is better than the flourine coating. new part no : 42102
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Suffice to say I approve of the white rat

Black mustang looks great as well, I'm a bit partial to yank tanks.
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