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Old 07-21-2009, 12:32 PM   #9571
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:40 PM   #9572
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Hi all.

Okay so I am a super newbie with all this.

Will any Mini cooper tamiya body fit on a 'team Losi xxx-s' chassis?
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:47 PM   #9573
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Hi all.

Okay so I am a super newbie with all this.

Will any Mini cooper tamiya body fit on a 'team Losi xxx-s' chassis?
Tamiya used to make a 1/8 scale mini cooper kit that used the TG-10 1/10 scale chassis. If you can find that body then it should drop right on a XXX-S.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:51 PM   #9574
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Tamiya used to make a 1/8 scale mini cooper kit that used the TG-10 1/10 scale chassis. If you can find that body then it should drop right on a XXX-S.

Did they stop making it awhile back?

Probably impossible to find a new one now then?


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Whats the difference between a M-03 and the M-03 XB pro ready to run?
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:20 PM   #9575
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Did they stop making it awhile back?

Another question.
Whats the difference between a M-03 and the M-03 XB pro ready to run?
XB is built up , with electronics , ready to run ( RTR)
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I notice that you have also left off the stiffeners/roll bars at the rear of the chassis. Is there any particular reason for leaving it off? Is this only for certain track conditions or better for all conditions?
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Skitee,

It seems to be the fashion with a few of the Japanese drivers. I don't think it will let the chassis flex any differently, as the joint between the front and rear is very tight. It would be something you would have to try.

For Australian mini racing it would be illegal as not built per instructions and would mean you would have to add lead weights to get back to 1330gms. Nearly all who run mini use Lipo's so weight is already required to get up to legal weight. Perhaps when Tamiya release more Hop ups the requirement for additional lead weight might be reduced.

Seems like 3Racing are set to release a plethra of MO5 parts in during August. Check out there web site http://www.3racing.hk/products_list....=104&x=34&y=11

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Old 07-21-2009, 04:27 PM   #9578
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Its out now...the 'Junior Burger' of the M05 world. The M05 Mini Cooper kit.



Want to know what it DOESN'T have?

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Still not available in the US!
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Geppetto,

The kit was released last week in Japan. RC Champ had them.

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Ok, so I got the Mini bug since I purchased my '09 mini cooper.

'nother newbie question.

What's the difference between the Tamiya Mini kits out there: M-05, M-03 etc..

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Skitee,

It seems to be the fashion with a few of the Japanese drivers. I don't think it will let the chassis flex any differently, as the joint between the front and rear is very tight. It would be something you would have to try.

For Australian mini racing it would be illegal as not built per instructions and would mean you would have to add lead weights to get back to 1330gms. Nearly all who run mini use Lipo's so weight is already required to get up to legal weight. Perhaps when Tamiya release more Hop ups the requirement for additional lead weight might be reduced.

Seems like 3Racing are set to release a plethra of MO5 parts in during August. Check out there web site http://www.3racing.hk/products_list....=104&x=34&y=11

My thoughts,

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The rear brace, though it looks cool, it doesn't do anything other than to add weight so I took them off. The chassis is plenty stiff without them. If I run my 3600nimh, the car at its current state weighs in at 1340g. Yes, even with the alum screws and taking all the unnecessary pieces off. The place where I race is pretty cool with mods as long as you follow the obvious ones(motor, batt, weight limit, etc). When we tried to limit what we can do, people started to drop out so it was lifted. We've got some very unique minis and pretty exciting to see what kind of ideas people come up with every race.

Seems like 3racing is going to beat tamiya to the hop up race. I already see the motor mount and the ball diff. I hope the diff is a "standard" one and not the over engineered version from the M03. I also see a front shock tower which will allow you to get back the original geometry from the M03. Though I prefer to have made from graphite instead.
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redbones,

Next to no one runs NiMH batteries here in Australia. Lipo's are so easy to use and have great voltage for racing. As these are lighter additional weight is required.

Fortunately for your racing modifications are allowed and using the NiMH's will bring you back up to weight easily.

3Racing gear looks good, however previous experience with rear hubs, the parts are soft and do not take abuse very well. I hope the diffs are nothing like the one they made for the MO3. That was apalling.

Good to hear that you have some unique mini's in your club. So how did your experiment with moving the bottom of the front shock pan out?

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I've had ots of difficulties with the Manta ray ball diff. Is the other one more reliable?

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3Racing has once again come out with an excellence selection of show, but no go parts. You have to buy two of everything just to make it through one day of racing. Very dissappointing. Its almost worth spending the larger amount for guinuine Tamiya hop up parts. You might spend more for their stuff but you only pay once.

Just my two cents. Feel free to disagree.

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I've had ots of difficulties with the Manta ray ball diff. Is the other one more reliable?

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The TA03 ball diff is what I have always run. Only problem I have ever had with it is eventually you can strip out where the dogbones go into it. But out of all the diffs I have run I think maybe 1 or 2 have done that.

ifyou are going to be running it in a M05, I think tamiya will have a new one shortly, so, if it was me, I would wait.
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