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Old 10-24-2005, 06:49 PM   #781
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Kevin is it time for me to dust mine off and start working on it?!?!?!?

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Old 10-24-2005, 09:19 PM   #782
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I think too many o rings for suspension is not suggested, especially if you run in bumpy and dusty tracks. Why ? First of all, you reduce the volume of oil inside ( the plush feelling is gone ). Secondly, you need some droops to make the cooper stick to the ground and feeling stable during cornering. I suggest to use Tamiya shorter spring set OR simply remove the adjustable collar so the front and rear suspension could have some droops ( droop = the amount of shock collapse as soon as the tires touch the ground ).

You mean how much the shocks extend when the car is lifted. The mini has no upstops unless you put o rings on the outside of the shaft. To much up and down travel makes the mini lazy. You dont want a lazy mini
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:59 PM   #783
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same here Allen's 1st night is the 26th cant wait I got a new 1/12 to try and the MSX kit on the 415...C U soon...kevin
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:58 PM   #784
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I think too many o rings for suspension is not suggested, especially if you run in bumpy and dusty tracks. Why ? First of all, you reduce the volume of oil inside ( the plush feelling is gone ). Secondly, you need some droops to make the cooper stick to the ground and feeling stable during cornering. I suggest to use Tamiya shorter spring set OR simply remove the adjustable collar so the front and rear suspension could have some droops ( droop = the amount of shock collapse as soon as the tires touch the ground ).
The o-rings work for me. When you build a set of trf shocks, they supply the o-rings to fit on the shaft under the piston to limit how far the shock extends.

For cars such as the m03 that don't have droop screws, o-rings/limiters are used to adjust droop. Droop is the distance the chassis rises before the wheels lift of the ground.
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Old 10-25-2005, 01:48 AM   #785
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You mean how much the shocks extend when the car is lifted. The mini has no upstops unless you put o rings on the outside of the shaft. To much up and down travel makes the mini lazy. You dont want a lazy mini
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The o-rings work for me. When you build a set of trf shocks, they supply the o-rings to fit on the shaft under the piston to limit how far the shock extends.

For cars such as the m03 that don't have droop screws, o-rings/limiters are used to adjust droop. Droop is the distance the chassis rises before the wheels lift of the ground.
Maybe we have different car setup then. My home track is bumpy and little bit gripless. That's why I use large droop effect.
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:49 AM   #786
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Only a few things left to pick up for my new mini, and one of them is tires. Can anyone suggest a good starting point on tires for high bite carpet, with the part numbers for the Tamiya tires (TCS rules only)?


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Old 10-29-2005, 05:24 PM   #787
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53340 60D SLICKS AND 53254 SGRIP


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Old 10-29-2005, 05:29 PM   #788
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Thank you! Which do you prefer on front or rear, or do you like either of them on all 4 corners?
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Thank you! Which do you prefer on front or rear, or do you like either of them on all 4 corners?
all depends on surface.just buy set of 4 each and mix and match find your best combo.
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For high grip carpet try M-grips in front with full size (26mm) HPI blue or black sedan inserts. Cut about 3/8 inch out of the insert and glue the ends together with rubber cement or shoe goo. In back use S-grips with a Tamiya narrow 24mm black or blue insert cut down like the front insert (even 60D foam works pretty well). Try hard blue short springs up front (the newish sedan ones, not the older bright blue ones) and either red or yellow springs on the back. Think low. Very low. That should get you started.

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Old 10-30-2005, 01:47 AM   #791
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For high grip carpet try M-grips in front with full size (26mm) HPI blue or black sedan inserts. Cut about 3/8 inch out of the insert and glue the ends together with rubber cement or shoe goo. In back use S-grips with a Tamiya narrow 24mm black or blue insert cut down like the front insert (even 60D foam works pretty well). Try hard blue short springs up front (the newish sedan ones, not the older bright blue ones) and either red or yellow springs on the back. Think low. Very low. That should get you started.

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HPI inserts would not be tcs legal unless it has changed. Tamiya has a good variety to use that works great.

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This is my "M01". Old but still fun to drive.
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the TCS rules allow any insert you want, just hafta stick with the Tamiya tire and wheel...
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Old 10-30-2005, 04:59 AM   #795
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My LHS has the Mazda Miata M04 kit that includes the TAMIYA esc in stock for $120USD. Pretty nice kit. Might have to get me one
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