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Old 02-02-2010, 06:11 PM   #11416
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So....

Has the Xevo got company in the high-end FWD Mini stakes now?
From TOP Racing.

This front wheel drive chassis is designed as a more professional type chassis for the Tamiya FF02 class. The drive train is front gear driven, with the gear ratio & gears compatible with the Tamiya FF02 and use universals and wheel hubs from its bigger brother, the Photon. The suspension parts too are borrowed from the Photon as well as the rear bulkheads and differential. The car utilizes a super narrow and low CG chassis designed specifically for front wheel drive racing and uses the Photon LiPo battery balancing and guiding system.



And then a little further down...

T.O.P. are also planning to release a pro kit for the M05 class and Mini 4wd touring class by the middle of this year, called the Sabre Mini FD

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Old 02-04-2010, 11:46 AM   #11417
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Sure: machine screws and shock sleeves (the short cylinder that fits into the bottom of older plastic Tamita shocks...or the kingpin sleeves from MO3R's...or just a short piece of brass tubing).
Have part # for these sleeves?
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:58 PM   #11418
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No, I do not.

Call Gary Demory at Tamiya, he can tell you what the number is...
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:41 PM   #11419
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Albert, this works fairly well. #50593 4x6mm flanged tube. I'll have to check out Doc's solution tho.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:18 PM   #11420
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Sure: machine screws and shock sleeves (the short cylinder that fits into the bottom of older plastic Tamita shocks...or the kingpin sleeves from MO3R's...or just a short piece of brass tubing).


On both ends of the camber arm???????

What's the lenght of the machine screws?

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Old 02-05-2010, 04:14 PM   #11421
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JustMe2,

I only use the HPI X patterns on the front and slicks rear on one track in Sydney and that is a high grip, Boral painted concrete surface. This is so the car will understeer and corner better. I did see another front tyre used last night which hooked up very well, but I haven't tried it yet. I will be making up a set of tyres and giving them a tryout next week.

For carpet here I am led to believe that the Tamiya M grips fitted front and rear work well. The front tyres need to be used and the new ones go on the rear. Inserts are the Tamiya firm black foam.

The best solution would be to ask the fast guy's at your local track what they run and how they setup the suspension on there mini's.

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Old 02-05-2010, 04:17 PM   #11422
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TFG,

The Top FWD mini could be a better prospect than the Xevo, especially if they have the droop problem sorted out and not having positive camber in the front. It still has the exposed front gears which can be a problem.

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Old 02-05-2010, 04:18 PM   #11423
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Lol that drive train looks exactly like the M03/05. Don't run it on a dirty track...
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:55 AM   #11424
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TFG,

Looks like I will have to contact the Top Importer and pre-order one of these before I head O/S.

I can't miss out on one them. It will give me something to play with when I get home. Perhaps this is what the Switch should/could have been.

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Yay. New 239mm WB from Tamiya. Alfa Romeo MiTo

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58453
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Yay. New 239mm WB from Tamiya. Alfa Romeo MiTo

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58453
MINT i want one
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:29 PM   #11427
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If you've ever had a Tamiya Mini Cooper, chances are the bodyshell came off THIS plug...

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If you've ever had a Tamiya Mini Cooper, chances are the bodyshell came off THIS plug...

so why do they have the crap mould lines across the shell ??

thought it would be vacuum moulded

cool piccy though
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JustMe2,

I only use the HPI X patterns on the front and slicks rear on one track in Sydney and that is a high grip, Boral painted concrete surface. This is so the car will understeer and corner better. I did see another front tyre used last night which hooked up very well, but I haven't tried it yet. I will be making up a set of tyres and giving them a tryout next week.

For carpet here I am led to believe that the Tamiya M grips fitted front and rear work well. The front tyres need to be used and the new ones go on the rear. Inserts are the Tamiya firm black foam.

The best solution would be to ask the fast guy's at your local track what they run and how they setup the suspension on there mini's.

Regards,

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Hey Calvin,

This is a new track and for now we are the fast guys even though we are just starting. Thanks for the info, it at least gives us a starting point.

Thanks.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:27 PM   #11430
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Out of curiosity, what LiPo do most of you feel works best in the cooper, since the "rouneded edges are required?
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