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Old 10-13-2009, 12:18 PM   #10471
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I forgot they also have a 3000mah too. I run that in my mini with a silver can and get like a hour of run time
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:33 PM   #10472
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Does anyone use the adjustable camber links? What's with the crazy angle in the rear???
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:46 AM   #10473
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I`m picking up a Mo3 with upgrades, motor, spare part, body, ecs and tires ( not sure if i`m getting a battery ) for $200 Canadian, is that a good deal ?
I`m new to onroad, raced 8th scale nitro offroad for a year and a half now and would like to get some wheel time over the winter. Whats this Mini like and how different is it compared to the Mo5 ?

Any suggestions on what ever whould be nice. I`m racing it on carpet and will be running the TSC Series.

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I`m new to onroad, raced 8th scale nitro offroad for a year and a half now and would like to get some wheel time over the winter. Whats this Mini like and how different is it compared to the Mo5?
Any suggestions on what ever whould be nice. I`m racing it on carpet and will be running the TSC Series. Thanks
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:11 PM   #10475
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I`m picking up a Mo3 with upgrades, motor, spare part, body, ecs and tires ( not sure if i`m getting a battery ) for $200 Canadian, is that a good deal ?
I`m new to onroad, raced 8th scale nitro offroad for a year and a half now and would like to get some wheel time over the winter. Whats this Mini like and how different is it compared to the Mo5 ?

Any suggestions on what ever whould be nice. I`m racing it on carpet and will be running the TSC Series.

Thanks
Welcome to the Canadian Mini scene! I'm guessing you'll be at the Fastcats TCS races over the next few months?

The only thing you'll need in addition will be the batteries.. I'm not sure what charger you have, but the only choices are 2400mAh NiMH from Peak or Orion, or the Reedy 2400mAh LiPo pack. All depends on your budget.
I have a couple 8-month-old NiMH packs if you want to start out on the cheap, or you could just go all-out with the LiPos and be set for a few seasons and one pack.. just a matter of adding enough weight to keep your tires on the ground. That's one thing I certainly liked about the NiMH.. it's heavy enough to run as-is..

Have fun, and see you at the races. I'll be one of the few with M-04's.. Your M-03 should be very competitive, and there will be tons of M-03 racers out there, plenty of stuff to learn.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:47 PM   #10477
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How`s it going Jam, not sure on the Fastcats thing, a friend of mine runs carpet races in ST Catherines on Sundays so i will be going there. I`ll make it to Fastcats just not sure on how many times.

I will probably stick with the NiMH battery's just because of the budget thing, for now at least. As far as chargers go i have the Triton2 and a old Apex. they both do the job well.

Thanks for the advice and we`ll meet up at Fastcats one day.
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Does anyone use the adjustable camber links? What's with the crazy angle in the rear???
I just added a pair to the rear, was hoping the set would do the front and rear, guess not.
Yeh, the angle is harsh but doesn't rub anything.
What are your thoughts on the assorted spacers used between the rod ends which determine the lengths and keep them equal?
They will allso will keep them from collapsing on impact.
Haven't run em but I like the fact that the camber is now about 1 degree when the arms are level.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:22 AM   #10479
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How`s it going Jam, not sure on the Fastcats thing, a friend of mine runs carpet races in ST Catherines on Sundays so i will be going there. I`ll make it to Fastcats just not sure on how many times.

I will probably stick with the NiMH battery's just because of the budget thing, for now at least. As far as chargers go i have the Triton2 and a old Apex. they both do the job well.

Thanks for the advice and we`ll meet up at Fastcats one day.
Cool.. well, you never know, your guy in St Cat's could see about hosting a TCS race..

Otherwise, see ya at FC!
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:25 AM   #10480
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I just added a pair to the rear, was hoping the set would do the front and rear, guess not.
Yeh, the angle is harsh but doesn't rub anything.
What are your thoughts on the assorted spacers used between the rod ends which determine the lengths and keep them equal?
They will allso will keep them from collapsing on impact.
Haven't run em but I like the fact that the camber is now about 1 degree when the arms are level.
I am using the 3racing linkage set because of the blue turnbuckles. The spacers are a good idea although I thought they were for setting castor??Dunno. I just went back to the stock rear links. I have pet peeve's with certain things. I need things to be level
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:31 PM   #10481
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Hi Guys,


I just bought a set of 54000 shocks for my M03, is there anything special
I should know about?
O-rings inside, shock lenght, pistons, oil, do I put the urethane bushing?

I actually run CVA with 3 holes pistons front and rear, with 2 o-rings under the front pistons and 3 under the rear pistons.
Oil is 40# up front and 30# rear.
Car weighs 1115 grams.

Do you have any suggestions?

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Old 10-15-2009, 07:42 PM   #10482
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Well i got my M03 and there`s no assembly instructions, is there somewhere i can down load them ?
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Well i got my M03 and there`s no assembly instructions, is there somewhere i can down load them ?
http://www.tamiyausa.com/pdf/manuals/58368ml.pdf

hmm, doesn't link but should work to copy and paste.
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Do you know if the Orions use the same balance tap as Reedy Lipos? I have an Equinox balancer using these leads http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNGC6&P=7 to charge my Reedy lipos currently.
I just answered my own question. I picked up an Orion 4000 2S lipo and it does have the same balance plug as my Reedy 5000 hardcase 2S lipos.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:24 PM   #10485
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Starteur,

For the 54000 TRF mini shocks, I and others build as per instructions. You can use the two or three hole pistons.

Mine as per instructions, 2 hole piston,40wt oil front and rear, no urethane sponge and zero rebound.

Springs depends what you want to run, but blue front yellow rear on MO3.

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