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Old 01-29-2010, 04:21 AM   #11386
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Here's a teaser shot for all you mini fans. More info coming soon.

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Old 01-29-2010, 04:37 AM   #11387
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Either the manta Ray diff or the ta03 diff

the reason the M05 diff don't fit is the xeno pre-dates the M05, when the only diff options were the manta ray or the ta03
Do you think this ball diferential would fit?
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:06 AM   #11388
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Do you think this ball diferential would fit?
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tl0...th=595_744_707
don't see why not...as long as the diff is made for the M03, then it should work in the xeno...

the 'problem' with the M05 diff is that its made for different bearings (the larger TC-styled bearings) and the M03 chassis is made for the smaller 5x11 bearings...and like i said, since the xeno pre-dates the M05, its setup for the smaller bearings

now if they ever come out with a gearbox conversion (which I doubt), you'll be good for the m05 diff
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:35 AM   #11389
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Here's a teaser shot for all you mini fans. More info coming soon.

More choice on the alloy bits other than Tamiya and 3Racing is always good and I know green is Venom's trademark colour but I have to say "Ugh", can't we have red or something instead?
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:45 AM   #11390
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I think the green looks sweet, I've seen enough blue to last a lifetime. Can't wait to see how the quality is. Anything has to be better than 3racing garbage.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:47 AM   #11391
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Missed a green piece.. the alloy connector from the servo horn to the steering rack.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:12 PM   #11392
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Wylie27,(Jason),

I hope you had a great night at Windsor. For that track if you run slicks on the front the car will tend to oversteer, which you do not want. You will turn in way to early and normally fall victim to traction rolling.

We normally use belted HPI X pattern on the front with a 5mm spice insert and on the rear cross 36 slick with a 5.5mm spice insert. However the rear tyre will be dependant on whether they have gooped the track. The slicks on the rear will normally work on a gooped surface. When the track has not been gooped we run Pit Shimizu grooved 25 or 30's tyres with a ride yellow or orange insert.

My ride height is normally 5mm front and 5.5/6mm at the rear. I do run softer springs which is either the Yeah racing red or gold spring front and Tamiya fluro blue on the rear(from 53333 spring set).

The biggest issue you will find with the mini at Windsor is the grip level will increase during the night. What this means is you will have to get off the throttle coming off the straight and going into the back of the track a smidgen, so the car does not fall over. Tis comes back to knowing the track and also watching your car.

Hit me up if you want some more tips next Friday or ask Bradd as Fleety said before.

I have not had a problem with any of the new 3Racing front knuckles or new rear knuckles for the MO5. I run these on one of my mini's and it has had some serious knocks. They do rear hubs in 0,1,2 and 3 degrees. I have used the 1 and 2 degree rear hubs and like them alot. That being said I have also used o degree on the rear of my MO5 and had the car working very well. The car is only a little bit harder to drive.

However if we talk about there ball diffs then I agree with Rosso Torro they are terrible.

I have even had problems with the new Tamiya MO5 ball diff, however I believe I have that working well now with the Tamiya 416 part in the diff. I have run three battery packs through my MO5 and the diff has not loosened off. So I will do some more testing and see how it goes.

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Dan,

Nice mini bling. I think I have seen some of those bits before in other colours.

Anyway,

Happy Racing,

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Old 01-30-2010, 05:08 PM   #11393
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WHOOOOOHHHOOOOOOO!!!!!! Our two ARTR m03m minis arrived today. Threw a receiver in and charged battery to test out. Man these things are cool! Got to get to the track first of next week to run them.
Does anyone make foams to run on carpet for the mini?
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:14 PM   #11394
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You should have no trouble getting that mini to run on the carpet with rubber tires. we do in ga.
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New carpet track and there has been some talk of not allowing rubber, but only speculation. How do you have your car set up for carpet? One of the cars we got has the updated shocks, HPI x pattern tires, but not the stiffer springs and a 27t motor. The other appears to be all stock.

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Dan,

Nice mini bling. I think I have seen some of those bits before in other colours.

Anyway,

Happy Racing,

Later,

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Old 01-30-2010, 06:33 PM   #11397
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Anyone tried these?

http://sweepracing.com/?cat=46

Looks like really cool items for our cars.

Anybody know the link to the monster brand bodies?

Thanks.
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New carpet track and there has been some talk of not allowing rubber, but only speculation. How do you have your car set up for carpet? One of the cars we got has the updated shocks, HPI x pattern tires, but not the stiffer springs and a 27t motor. The other appears to be all stock.

Thanks.
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-foa...l?cPath=35_803
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-foa...l?cPath=35_803

We use these, you can also get them in 26 shore. There are also white rims but they seems more brittle than the black ones.
They offer exellent grip and are long lasting. we run them right out of box.
No treatment what so ever, we only race foam on our carpet track.
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:53 PM   #11399
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JustMe2,

I have only used the Sweep 33 mini rubber tyres fitted with a 5.5mm Spice medium insert on my M05. I only used them on the rear, never on the front.
The track I used them at was a high grip painted surface, contains sand in the mixture. The rear stuck very well.

A friend uses the Sweep 40's on the rear of his MO5L with the same insert and is very happy with them. They seem to be very long wearing.

I have not tried any of the sweep mini rims or inserts.

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Greg,

Imitation is the best form of flattery is it not.... Mind you Stephanie thinks it looks good because it is green. Perhaps I should make her a Kermit mini.

BTW,

My mini tyre testing didn't happen thanks to the wet.

Dan,

It requires some green shocks to make it complete as well as the steering linkage already refered too. Completely different to tamiya blue. Now if they would just do a fluro pink...

Later,

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