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Old 10-08-2008, 07:42 PM   #7441
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It's the golf that I'm looking for Jim. Proline/Protoform used to make a Jetta body for the TC's as well.

Thanks, and quit looking on the net. Tear that crawler apart, rebuild it and get over to Ted's soon. No more selling it.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:56 PM   #7442
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Tony,

That's what I was thinking. Jeff does a far better job than my mis guided efforts. At least it was different. Overspray, runs in the paint, etc.

Will be giving him a shell tomorrow.

I still like the colours.

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Went for another practice for the State Titles, looks like we all have the same speed, will come down to the usual: batteries and driving.

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Old 10-08-2008, 08:46 PM   #7443
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look great......VW golf gti??? cool
lol not quite it actualy has modified subaru headlights and cuda tail lights i was going for something completely different. its a tamiya swift body though
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:33 AM   #7444
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Thats illegal in other states
But not in the ACT. Anything goes!
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:40 AM   #7445
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Anyone have a tip on how to remove the metal shields from the small 5x8 tranny bearings, the retaining clip is real small on those and I can't seem to find the right tool to get them out. xacto blades break, pins are too big...

Got a tip anyone?

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Old 10-10-2008, 06:49 AM   #7446
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Anyone have a tip on how to remove the metal shields from the small 5x8 tranny bearings, the retaining clip is real small on those and I can't seem to find the right tool to get them out. xacto blades break, pins are too big...

Got a tip anyone?

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Use a hypodermic needle (the sharp side) use like a needle like a diabetes patient uses they are real small. I use 2 one for each side of the clip and just ease it out.

don't slip though it will go straight through your finger
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:19 AM   #7447
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i am just wondering....

1) its using larger 1/10 touring foam or rubber will have more speed compare using mini tyres with same motor config.

2) i notice my mini the left upright and left turnbuckle always damage due to its too near to the motor..any solutions on this? i broke my TRF blue turn buckle

3) in rc-mini.net many modified the rear camber link, any1 done the same for the front? what the measurement? advantages gain by able to change chamber in the front?
nobody got idea?
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:24 PM   #7448
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So what is everyone using now for asphalt(parking lot) club racing?
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:14 PM   #7449
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1) its using larger 1/10 touring foam or rubber will have more speed compare using mini tyres with same motor config.

2) i notice my mini the left upright and left turnbuckle always damage due to its too near to the motor..any solutions on this? i broke my TRF blue turn buckle

3) in rc-mini.net many modified the rear camber link, any1 done the same for the front? what the measurement? advantages gain by able to change chamber in the front?
1) A larger diameter tire will give you more top speed, while sacrificing acceleration. You may also experience more traction roll.

2) I apologize for being a smartass, but the best solution is to stop crashing into the boards. I had the same problem. I broke countless plastic knuckles, bent a bunch the the 3Racing ones, and I've even got marks on my Tamiya M03R knuckles from the motor. Now I don't crash as much, and stuff doesn't break.

3) You can gain a little grip by shortening the upper link on the front of your mini. I don't know by how much, but if you find an adjustable link kit, set it to it's shortest setting and work from there.


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Old 10-10-2008, 03:01 PM   #7450
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And my turn... (although Jim was pretty much on the money)

1) Touring Car wheels will ruin your handling, the car will tip over in corner and they totally stuff up all your suspension settings. Yes it will go faster, no it wont go around corners.

2) Sounds cruel, but Jim was right - stop hitting things. I haven't seen a broken steering link for years and years. And I have never broken one myself.

3) Yes I used an M03R rear camber link on the 'build-up' car. However, it's set to standard length... Your camber will change depending on your ride height anyway. We all leave ours set at standard length because the original moulded plastic links are the strongest.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:52 PM   #7451
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i am just wondering....

1) its using larger 1/10 touring foam or rubber will have more speed compare using mini tyres with same motor config.

2) i notice my mini the left upright and left turnbuckle always damage due to its too near to the motor..any solutions on this? i broke my TRF blue turn buckle

3) in rc-mini.net many modified the rear camber link, any1 done the same for the front? what the measurement? advantages gain by able to change chamber in the front?

The distance in the front links are too short to really make them adjustable. By the time you cut down the ballend cups to give room for adjustments only a couple threads from the threaded rod get screwed into each cup.

Touring foams can be made to work if you cut them down. Mine are cut down to 53mm. No problems with rollovers on carpet.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:49 PM   #7452
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If you use the 3Racing adjustable turnbuckle set, and have the front links at their shortest, you do get some negative camber. The part number is "M03M-04 64".

If you're running at a track that uses TCS rules however, you're out of luck.

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Old 10-11-2008, 05:22 AM   #7453
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thanks for all the fabulous reply, i got a very general idea what to do,

here we use 1/10 foam because we ran on rough asphalt surface, also most minis drivers here are also Nitro 1/10 drivers, usually they will use the left over foam on the mini...we really lower down our mini to make it fit the big tyres... our usual foam thickness its about 3 to 4 mm off rims...

as for me, i don play nitro, so free recycle foam tyre for me.....

most driver here drive their mini with ezrun 9 t brushless....so the impact damage its sky high...

as for me, i am still with stock tamiya esc and black can......very slow compare to them... i have all the bl systems also, but god know when i will run them.....

advise taken, will run more practise run to find out....thanks....
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Who still makes a VW body to fit the mini's?
I have an old HPI VW GTI body stuffed into a box in my closet somewhere...I did do some searching a while back and found a place that was selling an even older MK1 VW GTI - I can't remember where I found it though - it was a foreign R/C Drift web-site...It looked pretty good too! I was going to buy one, but it was like $40 and that was ON-SALE??? If I get some time I will try and search around and find it again...
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:04 PM   #7455
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For Mini-maniacs who might not frequent the paint threads, I present this little offering

I just finished this mini for Tony Porter at Harris r/c in Tasmania. Based on a Chevron Monster Mini shell (SWB)

It incorporates the Battery Boy character that I designed for them a few months back.







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