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Old 05-20-2009, 01:28 PM   #9106
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After reading this thread...
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...cup-racer.html

...and judging by the numerous posts in that thread of people having to...

shim this, cut that, droop this, change that screw out, smooth out that bearing seat, use F201 springs, degrease the kit's bearings, swap out the thrust assembly with a spare Tamiya one and shaving off suspension arms, among other fixes too numerous to mention...

...the Cup Racer sounds like too much trouble.
wow never knew the Cup Racer was wreck
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:38 PM   #9107
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wow never knew the Cup Racer was wreck
Yup I'm glad decided to go with the ABC Genetic. When the C.R. came out I was afraid I should have waited for it. All the ABC racers here in SoCal can't be wrong about it.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:41 PM   #9108
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Second page! Lets bump it up.
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Tamiya mini cooper-cimg9601.jpg   Tamiya mini cooper-cimg9599.jpg  
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:06 PM   #9109
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Some nice work again there Jeff!

Ever wondered what your next Tamiya Mini might look like?

Like this....



These are spy shots of the Next Gen Mini Cooper (real one not r/c)

It's a few years away yet though.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:19 PM   #9110
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Looks good to me but further from the original concept.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:50 PM   #9111
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Ewwwww....




I wish they would go more retro on the design... back to the quirky original.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:25 PM   #9112
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when changing to a ball diff do you have to change the out drives or will the
standard ones work?
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Ball diff outdrives are a different length.

Assuming you've bought a complete ball diff, it will come with the correct ones.
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Yea the splins on the stockers are longer. The out drive splins on the ball diffs are shorter
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Ball diff outdrives are a different length.

Assuming you've bought a complete ball diff, it will come with the correct ones.
thanks for the reply guys, i was only given the diff itself so i will buy some correct out drives & give it a go, also any advice for a mini that the rear
slides around every time you back off
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Second page! Lets bump it up.
looks nice - have you tried driving that body yet?

Its the FIAT, right?
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the Cup Racer isn't a wreck - its just all the things that guys have done to the TC3 to make them roll smoother...none of the IS needed, but if you want the .001 second advantage - you know what you need to do..



Besides, you can't compare the M03 and the Cup Racer - 2 different species
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Besides, you can't compare the M03 and the Cup Racer - 2 different species
I think the Tamiya only beats the HPI when it comes to the "most bang for your buck".

I'd like to see how the Cup Racer stacks up against the ABC Genetic.
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I'm still wondering why Tamiya chose to use the Mini Cooper body for the new M05... you'd think they'd want to showcase that the new M chassis can fit all kinds of bodies.

Anybody hear any rumblings or rumors about Tamiya releasing different bodies for the M05?

A current generation Si would be nice!
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