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Old 03-04-2010, 08:39 AM   #11686
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1 guy is running a HPI porsche body here and 2 guys are running the datsuns on their m05. I believe the porsche is a small chassis and the datsuns are the med.

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These are the numbers i just pulled off one of my 3 race used silver cans.
2v 1.06 6450rpm
5v 1.21 16350 rpm
7.2v 1.36 23400 rpm
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I am running a HPI Datsun 510 body on my 03L (now it is an 03m).. it sits a little high in the front as it rests on the servo mount..... but it not terible looking, and there is one or 2 others running them on thier Mo5 also at the medium length....they fit very nice and I have not had any trouble with them breaking
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:59 AM   #11688
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So where are all the USA guys buying parts / hop-ups from? I'm looking to grab a couple of things for my new M04L, but hesitate to order from overseas. Just wondering if any knows of a good US store to get stuff from. Or even a good overseas store would be cool....

I'm specifically looking for the oil filled shocks and motor mount now.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:01 AM   #11689
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I am running a HPI Datsun 510 body on my 03L (now it is an 03m).. it sits a little high in the front as it rests on the servo mount..... but it not terible looking, and there is one or 2 others running them on thier Mo5 also at the medium length....they fit very nice and I have not had any trouble with them breaking
Got a picture of it?

Anyone tried the Honda S800 or Alfa Romeo MiTo or the new Datsun from Tamiya on the M03? Does it also sit too high?
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:17 AM   #11690
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On a side not......

These are the numbers i just pulled off one of my 3 race used silver cans.
2v 1.06 6450rpm
5v 1.21 16350 rpm
7.2v 1.36 23400 rpm
Holy schnit!!! Are you cheating, or lying?!? Just funnin' with ya!
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:41 AM   #11691
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Holy schnit!!! Are you cheating, or lying?!? Just funnin' with ya!
No man. Its all "kosher". If you are interested, send me a pm.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:04 AM   #11692
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Great info on the HPI bodies guys, thanks a bunch.

Any idea what paint HPI used to get used to get that awesome green color?

Steve420,

I find it's difficult to find one place that has everything I need so I usually end up ordering from several different places. Tower has a few things. Speedtech RC does as well and as a last resort, I'll go to Tamiya USA. Last time I needed to place a big order, I went with RC-Mart in Hong Kong. If you order more than $150 worth of stuff, you get your shipping automatically upgraded to EMS. EMS took less time for me to get than my last order from Tamiya USA. RC-Mart has a great selection and their prices cannot be beat. I have never heard anyone complain about them. If you can wait a bit for your parts, up to a month, and you have a small order, you can order parts from them on e-bay for $4.00 flat rate shipping. Their e-bay name is dinball.

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Old 03-04-2010, 11:25 AM   #11693
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If you don't have access to a mill you can use a Dremel and cut off wheels to open up the slots in the outdrives to accomodate the blades. We've been doing that here for awhile now. You don't even have to use the Tamiya blades. I'm using some X-ray ones that were in the spare parts box. Not a perfect fit, but it works just fine.

Not a big fan of the M05 ball diff as the out drives appear to be too soft and wear quickly. I'm probably going back to the TA03 diff and modify the outdrives to accept blades.
Being new to minis I have to ask, What are these "BLADES", where are they used and what advantages do they have?
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So where are all the USA guys buying parts / hop-ups from? I'm looking to grab a couple of things for my new M04L, but hesitate to order from overseas. Just wondering if any knows of a good US store to get stuff from. Or even a good overseas store would be cool....

I'm specifically looking for the oil filled shocks and motor mount now.
On ebay, I deal with RCBoyz out of Utah or Marinrc in the SF Bay area. RCBoyz is the best, usually has a good stock and super fast shipping.
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Being new to minis I have to ask, What are these "BLADES", where are they used and what advantages do they have?
They are the roughly C shaped plastic bits that fit over the pins on the inner part of the drive axle. These ride in the slots of the outdrives. They are found on many touring cars and on some are metal, but these are too difficult to adapt to a Mini.

They produce a much smoother drive train and will prolong the life of your universals or cvds. I did this mod cause the out drives and the universals were constantly wearing out or breaking. Besides that they just look "trick"
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I just ran across another site that will be my #1 Mini parts site from now on. MyAtomic.com out of Ft. Wayne, IN. The cheapest prices on various parts I've found and free 1st class hipping on all orders of $25 or more. Just placed my 2nd order in a week with them.
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They are the roughly C shaped plastic bits that fit over the pins on the inner part of the drive axle. These ride in the slots of the outdrives. They are found on many touring cars and on some are metal, but these are too difficult to adapt to a Mini.

They produce a much smoother drive train and will prolong the life of your universals or cvds. I did this mod cause the out drives and the universals were constantly wearing out or breaking. Besides that they just look "trick"
Any part numbers?

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Any part numbers?

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Edit, did a little digging... Tamiya 53890 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...FVSEARCH=53890

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2 new bodies for the next TCS race.

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There's a couple, as mentioned, most touring cars use these now, back in the day we use to drive the pin out of the axle and use weedeater string, it worked just as well.
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