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Old 02-02-2009, 08:37 PM   #8236
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Hi Mango, actually, most of us here are running the silver cans. They're lasting from 1 to 3 years. That's practice nights and racing every week.

So, with the silver can, the stock speedy is fine. It can and does win races against cars equipped with higher dollar units. With the silver cans it's definitely about the driving more than anything else.

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:15 AM   #8237
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:08 AM   #8238
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Your ass isn't fat, Tony. There's just more of you to love.

My wife tells me the same thing. I don't believe her.

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Old 02-03-2009, 01:48 AM   #8239
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The only exception to that would be if you can somehow get your hands on one of the older black can motors.

Hi. What is the advantage of the older black cans over the newer ones?
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:50 AM   #8240
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They last longer
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They last longer
Also more consist in quality
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:49 AM   #8242
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4 Cell Racer:

There you go my friend

TAMIYA SPRING RATES

Spring Rating [lb/in]

Purple 22.72

Gray 20.91

White Short 17.24

Blue Short 15.27

White 14.82

Blue 14.08

Yellow 13.33

Red Short 12.90

Yellow Short 13.24

Red 11.86

All that info is on the rc-mini.net website.


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Old 02-03-2009, 07:00 AM   #8243
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Thank you very much once again Starteur, I knew I had seen the spring rates (better than stiffness lol) somewhere

So really the only difference between the 2 spring kits is there's a extra spring in the 53440 set?
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:14 AM   #8244
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This is the Hop-Up Option Touring Car Spring Set (Short Type) from Tamiya.
This will work for the 1/10th scale cars from Tamiya.

FEATURES: Three tensions to the spring set either Soft, Medium, or Stiff springs. Steel construction

INCLUDES: Two red neon soft springs Two yellow neon medium springs Two blue neon stiff springs

SPECS: Length: 23mm (0.92") Diameter: 16mm (0.62") That's for 53333

and now for 53440

This is an on-road tuned hard spring set from Tamiya.

FEATURES: Features eight color coded springs. Soft, medium, stiff,and extra stiff spring tensions. These springs are ideal for high speed racing.

INCLUDES: Two soft springs(red) Two medium springs(yellow) Two stiff springs(blue) Two extra stiff springs(white)

SPECS: Length- 26.3mm(1.03") Diameter- 13.4mm(0.53")


Hope this helps you

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Starteur buddy, I think we maybe getting crossed wires somewhere

I know the shorter spring set will have a different lb'age for the standard springs, it was just that the 2 other spring sets 53163 & 53440 I needed the info on.

Now 53440 has the extra stiff spring along with the normal red, yellow & blue springs

Now my question is are the red, yellow & blue springs from 53440 set rated the same lb'age as the red, yellow & blue springs from 53163? or is the 53440 set called On-Road Turned Hard Spring Set because of the extra pair of extra hard spring that are included?

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Old 02-03-2009, 07:37 AM   #8246
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This is for 53630:

These are Tamiya Soft On-Road Springs.
These springs go on the shocks of the car.

FEATURES: These springs are red in color The damper strength on these springs is Soft

INCLUDES: Two shock springs

REQUIRES: Installation onto shocks

SPECS: Height: .81" (20.6mm) Width: .65" (16.4mm)

This is for 53631:

These are Tamiya Medium On-Road Springs.
These springs go on the shocks of the car.

FEATURES: These springs are yellow in color The damper strength on these springs is Medium

INCLUDES: Two shock springs

REQUIRES: Installation onto shocks

SPECS: Height: .81" (20.6mm) Width: .65" (16.4mm)

This is for 53632:

These are Tamiya Hard On-Road Shock Springs.
These springs go on the shocks of the car.

FEATURES: These springs are blue in color The damper strength on these springs is Hard

INCLUDES: Two shock springs

REQUIRES: Installation onto shocks

SPECS: Height: .81" (20.6mm) Width: .65" (16.4mm)

This is for 53633:

These are Tamiya Extra Hard On-Road Springs.
These springs go on the shocks of the car.

FEATURES: These springs are white in color The damper strength on these springs is Extra Hard

INCLUDES: Two shock springs

REQUIRES: Installation onto shocks

SPECS: Height: .81" (20.6mm) Width: .65" (16.4mm)

Now you have it all, lenght, width, spring rates (those that I found), so now you know that they are not the same, so I hope this helps you make the right decision.

Best regards,

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Old 02-03-2009, 07:43 AM   #8247
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This is what I found for 53163:

These are replacement Hop-Up springs for the Tamiya 1/10 R/C 4WD/FWD drive
touring & rally cars such as the following: Could be more in the feature
Toyota Celica GT- Four Rally
Skyline GT-R Nismo
Mercedes Benz 190 EVOII AMG
Schnitzer BMW M3

FEATURES: Neon Red (2 Soft Springs) Springs are made of different Neon Yellow (2 Medium Springs) wire composites Neon Blue (2 Stiff Springs)

SPECS: Each spring is .052" thickness 1.10" length .636" Outer Diameter .526" Inner Diameter

Maybe now with all the infos you can compare.

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Which HPI "foam" are you referring to? Do you have a part number?




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I suggest having atleast a dozen different tire combonations with you at every track. Why you ask? Well weather is never the same and niether is track traction also when you travel to different tracks like us socal guys tracks are always different. So when your car in the morning is dialed come the afternoon you might be loose or have a push and thats when a simple tire change from stiff to soft or soft to medium can make all the difference in the world. Here is what I usually have with me when I go racing.

60 D Tires with tamiya rims:

No insert
HPI low bounce insert
HPI med bounce insert
HPI double stuffed foam/foam insert
HPI Foam and blue hard insert = HARD
HPI Foam and green insert = Stiff
HPI Foam and red insert = Medium
HPI Foam and yellow insert = Firm

Tamiya Super Grip Radials:

No insert
HPI foam insert
HPI double stuffed Foam/Foam insert
HPI Double stuffed Foam/Blue insert

All of the colors above are HPI sedan inserts and I run the HPI foam insert against the tire then the regular foam that would contact the rim and beleive it or not I don't cut the sedan insert down it takes a liitle bit of finess but you can get it in there. The advantage is that it gives you a taller tire which = Higher Top speed for big tracks.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:59 PM   #8249
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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...
Cant wait for it to be available
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Im going to order a new MO3M on the weekend and was just wondering does it come with plastic shocks or oil filled, if so do these shocks work well on the race track?
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