R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-31-2009, 03:52 AM   #8221
Dan
Tech Elite
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 4,192
Trader Rating: 40 (100%+)
Default

I want the Abarth Fiat 500 body
Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 12:56 PM   #8222
Tech Elite
 
tony gray's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia. Home of rc-mini.net
Posts: 3,213
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

And...Surprise, surprise, surprise... The 'New Release' list for Tamiya at the Nurnberg Hobby Fair in 2 weeks time in Germany contains this little gem.

58427 - Fiat 500 (M03M)

Finally a new shell for the MWB car...
tony gray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 05:16 PM   #8223
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Staffs...UK
Posts: 42
Default Springs!

Right I've been searching this thread for the past hour or so read about shocks/springs (guess what I'll be dreaming of tonight!! )

Any way was reading reply 3378 and it was mentioned that 3 set of springs might be needed

So my Q is, would all the springs out of these 2 set be different stiffness's? or I get just 53440 set (seeing as there's a extra spring!)

Quote:
Tamiya (#53163) On-Road Tuned Spring Set
Tamiya (#53440) On-Road Turned Hard Spring Set
Thanks in advance guys
4_cell_racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 07:56 PM   #8224
Tech Adept
 
Starteur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 240
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

It all depens if you are going to run oil shocks 50746 or the friction shocks!

If you run the friction shocks then spring kit 53333 should do the trick if you put a 5mm spacer ( fuel hose) like tony says on rc-mini.net. If you are going to use the super mini oil shocks then get the short spring: 56630-56631-56632.

Please refer to posts #8176-8177-8181 wich aren't that far back.

Hope this will help you, I've been through this step already and this is what the guys sugested.

Don't forget about the ride height it is VERY IMPORTANT!

Have fun
__________________
Ride it like you stole it!!!!!!

Tamiya TRF417V5 SEDAN Racer - Tamiya 416X VTA Racer - Tamiya TRF 416X USGT Racer -Tamiya M05 V2 PRO Racer.
Starteur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 01:13 AM   #8225
Tech Regular
 
Low_E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Flanders, Belgium
Posts: 353
Send a message via MSN to Low_E
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Starteur View Post
...
Don't forget about the ride height it is VERY IMPORTANT!

Have fun
What do you mean with that, Starteur? How and when do you tune your mini with height-changes?
I never touch that setting as we most of the times have a height limit of 3 or 5 mm.
__________________
thou shall think twice or trice before hitting thee SEND-button
Low_E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 03:18 AM   #8226
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,583
Default

Those looking for springs for the lowest ride height:

The springs that come as a set of three or four are not the shortest springs you can get. The individual packaged pairs are shorter. Tamiya 53630-53631-53632-53633, Red - Yellow - Blue - White


@Low E

I think he means to get the car as low as you can to prevent traction roll


Sydewynder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 03:23 AM   #8227
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan View Post
I want the Abarth Fiat 500 body
You always want something don't you?
Sydewynder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 04:05 AM   #8228
Tech Elite
 
Drifting101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Melbourne, Aus
Posts: 2,199
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Low_E View Post
What do you mean with that, Starteur? How and when do you tune your mini with height-changes?
I never touch that setting as we most of the times have a height limit of 3 or 5 mm.
Ride height is very important......I remember you saying that you lowered your ride height to gain faster lap times
__________________
::Mi4::17.5::::::M03R::HW 3000kv::::::T4::7.5::::::HB Cyclone D4::5.5::

"Why follow, when you can lead?"
Schumacher
Drifting101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 04:53 AM   #8229
Tech Adept
 
On-Road-Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 190
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default Quick Question

Hey girls and guys, just a quick question, im buying a Suzucki Swift MO3M, my first mini im so excited, anyway the question is does the stock kit come with an electronic speed control if so can this ESC handle the black can motor.

Cheers George
__________________
Sakura XI HobbyWing-Spektrum-Savox
Sakura F113 HobbyWing-Spektrum-Savox-Venom
Team Pink
On-Road-Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 04:56 AM   #8230
Tech Addict
 
Skitee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 743
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by On-Road-Boy View Post
Hey girls and guys, just a quick question, im buying a Suzucki Swift MO3M, my first mini im so excited, anyway the question is does the stock kit come with an electronic speed control if so can this ESC handle the black can motor.

Cheers George
Yes and Yes
__________________
Xray T4 2017 ~ ORCA Vritra VX3 ~ Motiv RC 4.5
Xray T4 2017 ~ ORCA Vritra VX3 ~ R1 Wurks 13.5
Xray X12 2016 ~ ORCA Vritra VX3 ~ Orca TX 4.5

POWERED BY SPEEDZONE USA
Skitee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 05:03 AM   #8231
Tech Adept
 
On-Road-Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 190
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Thankyou
__________________
Sakura XI HobbyWing-Spektrum-Savox
Sakura F113 HobbyWing-Spektrum-Savox-Venom
Team Pink
On-Road-Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 09:13 AM   #8232
Tech Elite
 
mangoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,981
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

I think youll find sometimes the kit does not come with the esc.

The box usually has a little flourescent sticker on it with text saying so if it comes bundled with the crappy esc....
__________________
Hot Bodies Cyclone!!!
www.smaracing.org
www.rchobbies.com.au - www.feralbatteries.com.au
craig mcphee ( WHERE'S MY BEER )
mangoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 09:41 AM   #8233
Tech Elite
 
axle182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3,766
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to axle182
Default

hey mango dont knock the cheapy esc. Best thing about minis is the cost and that little speedy is perfect for them. These cars cant take much past a black can, and the speedy handles that, and i have minis with the TEU speedy and other with GTX's, i cant notice the difference.
axle182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 04:04 PM   #8234
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Staffs...UK
Posts: 42
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Starteur View Post
It all depens if you are going to run oil shocks 50746 or the friction shocks!

If you run the friction shocks then spring kit 53333 should do the trick if you put a 5mm spacer ( fuel hose) like tony says on rc-mini.net. If you are going to use the super mini oil shocks then get the short spring: 56630-56631-56632.

Please refer to posts #8176-8177-8181 wich aren't that far back.

Hope this will help you, I've been through this step already and this is what the guys sugested.

Don't forget about the ride height it is VERY IMPORTANT!

Have fun
Thanks for the reply Starteur, but it didn't really answer my question

Quote:
So my Q is, would all the springs out of these 2 set be different stiffness's? or I get just 53440 set (seeing as there's a extra spring!)

Tamiya (#53163) On-Road Tuned Spring Set
Tamiya (#53440) On-Road Turned Hard Spring Set
For me it doesn't matter if I'm running friction or oil shocks (which is what I'm running ) the springs should still do the job they intended to do!

I just need to know if all the springs out of them 2 sets above are different in there stiffness (no idea what other word to use there sorry )

If they are the same then there's NO use in me buying the 2 sets, I may as well just buy the 53440 set as that has a extra spring

Cheers

Lee
4_cell_racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 08:21 PM   #8235
Tech Elite
 
mangoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,981
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by axle182 View Post
hey mango dont knock the cheapy esc. Best thing about minis is the cost and that little speedy is perfect for them. These cars cant take much past a black can, and the speedy handles that, and i have minis with the TEU speedy and other with GTX's, i cant notice the difference.
Unless it is extremely low grip, a mini with the GTX will definitely outperform the speedie with the stock one. However, in my opinion there is no denying the fact that that the cheap esc is not a performance unit (ie crappy).
People reckon you can run a 27t motor off it, thats probably about it.

But ultimately if you are serious about running a mini you would be better off running a brushless ezrun system (which we run in australia). The black cans will die after about 4-5 meets and at $25? a can you would be better off biting the bullet and putting in the brushless system which will have much more consistent and long lasting performance benefits.
The only exception to that would be if you can somehow get your hands on one of the older black can motors.
__________________
Hot Bodies Cyclone!!!
www.smaracing.org
www.rchobbies.com.au - www.feralbatteries.com.au
craig mcphee ( WHERE'S MY BEER )
mangoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tamiya Mini Cooper M-03L Hop-ups mini71 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 4 05-04-2016 11:07 AM
Tamiya Mini Cooper mach51 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 10 09-02-2011 12:08 AM
FS:TAMIYA Mini Cooper, TA 04S rthmotorsports R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 10-20-2007 09:37 PM
Tamiya 415 MSX and M03 Mini Cooper F/S Racer X79 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 14 12-22-2006 07:38 AM
Tamiya M01,02,03, or 04 Mini Cooper ccugolf.com R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 2 12-05-2004 08:55 PM


Tags
m03, m03r ules, m05, mini, tamiya


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 3 (1 members and 2 guests)
shmit 1
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:00 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0