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Old 01-21-2010, 08:01 AM   #11296
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someone have a pic of a mini without a body at normal ride height? I'm trying to work out my servo saver/turnbuckles and I cant find the right setup that doesn't snag on the chassis.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:05 AM   #11297
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I think your problem has to do more with static electricity than anything else. if you could ground the chassis it would be best with an earth strap like those used in real cars. Not sure that grounding would work on the carpet though.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:08 AM   #11298
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kwkride - You can try cleaning your tires with simple green, or I see a lot of people at a local track using lighter fluid. I have used both and the lighter fluid seems to help more for heavily used tracks.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:39 AM   #11299
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Stay in the groove more, your tires are picking up the fluff from the side of the track. Or give the track a good vacuuming.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:49 AM   #11300
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I'll check again.

That means you have to buy the rings separately. Dang. What's the part number and how much were they?
The ones I have are Tamiya #49310 - TRF Damper Cylinder Nut (Blue)


They were USD$11.50 for a set of 4 at rcmart (http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-dam...0-p-25624.html), but they're currently out of stock.

The part is showing as discontinued at tamiyausa.com (http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=49310), so I'm not sure if they're even still available, or if there is a new alternative part now.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:49 AM   #11301
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I think your problem has to do more with static electricity than anything else. if you could ground the chassis it would be best with an earth strap like those used in real cars. Not sure that grounding would work on the carpet though.
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i think it is the Aditive i use the Marc reinhard outdoor aditive and it stays grippy longer then both Jack the Gripper and LRP carpet2
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:12 PM   #11302
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I appreciate the thoughts and ideas.

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Stay in the groove more, your tires are picking up the fluff from the side of the track. Or give the track a good vacuuming.
I don't think this is it, because I've been running there for almost 2 years and never had this problem before. (and they vacuum before every race night )
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:49 PM   #11303
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Last night I had a problem with my rear tires collecting carpet. Of course once they do this, they have no bite. The car works pretty good for the first few minutes and then my handling goes away completely.

I have an M03-M. I am running s-grips in the front and kit tires in the rear. These are fairly new tires, about 3 weeks of racing use. I use "jack the gripper" traction compound. This setup was working good two weeks ago.

I even tried running one heat race with no traction compound on the rear tires and they still had carpet stuck to them when it came off the track.

I cleaned the tires with motor spray before the evenings events, and once more between rounds. Any suggestions?
Your rear tires is the culprit : box or stock tires. Big no no in tamiya racing. Use tamiya super slick tires with hard inserts.

( the accumulated carpet probably resulted from rear tires sliding too much ).
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:55 PM   #11304
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Firstly kudos for getting your car to work at all using kit tires lol. Id recommend 3 racing radials on the back, amazing tires and literally dirt cheap! Tones of grip and great durability, and dont let the look of them deter you. If your stuck using Tamiya tires, i still recommend Type A Slicks, 60D.
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Your rear tires is the culprit : box or stock tires. Big no no in tamiya racing. Use tamiya super slick tires with hard inserts.

( the accumulated carpet probably resulted from rear tires sliding too much ).
i use the M grips or S grips and have no grip problems ever
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:10 PM   #11306
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just got this message from a race organizer, was wondering which body is this?

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the rules for m-chassis being any body - does not have to be tamiya...what did not get communicated from us to the organizers is that we also do not allow m-chassis wings here.....unfortunately the other 3 races have been run with m-chassis being allowed to run a wing and i understand there is a body that comes with a wing that does have an advantage and we do not carry it....
HPI Civic? or Tamiya Swift?
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just got this message from a race organizer, was wondering which body is this?



HPI Civic? or Tamiya Swift?
or it could be the older HPI Cooper body
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:05 PM   #11308
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Not to point out the obvious here - but a wing on a mini pushes down on the rear of the car - which in turn raises the front of the car - and with a Front Wheel Drive Car, front wheel brakes, and clearly front end steering, I don't think I'd want the rear to be more aerodynamically planted than the front.

That being said - the wings do nothing at all on the Swift - and are only there for looks.

So on both counts - they have it wrong
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Not to point out the obvious here - but a wing on a mini pushes down on the rear of the car - which in turn raises the front of the car - and with a Front Wheel Drive Car, front wheel brakes, and clearly front end steering, I don't think I'd want the rear to be more aerodynamically planted than the front. That being said - the wings do nothing at all on the Swift - and are only there for looks. So on both counts - they have it wrong
I guess this rear spoiler is useless, but looks really nice though.

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for you guys running the stock steering parts on the M05, what size shims are you using to take out the slop in the steering rack?

I just noticed how sloppy mine was last nite - I mean, i know it had slop, just didn't realize HOW much slop there is

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