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Old 03-05-2010, 11:41 PM   #11731
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Niznai,

I was referring to your "slotting" and how the cap screw isn't directly accessible.
F.Y.I, I undo the upper camber link screw at the upright, it drops down ( I use a touring car stand) to make access to the screw a cinch.
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Does wheel base really matter with these cars, or are good tires/wheels/skill whats mainly needed to win?
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:08 AM   #11733
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Niznai,

I was referring to your "slotting" and how the cap screw isn't directly accessible.
F.Y.I, I undo the upper camber link screw at the upright, it drops down ( I use a touring car stand) to make access to the screw a cinch.
And I revised the info immediately because I recognised you were right.

Taking off and having to put back on the camber link is what everybody is trying to avoid these days in TC.


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Don't get your knickers in a twist. Other people are entitled to their opinions. Some of the info you post is misleading & we don't want any noobs to Mini to go down the wrong road.
None of your statements have a direct application to anything discussed here.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:36 AM   #11734
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And how exactly, may I ask, is what I said above different to what you said?



I am aware of what you're trying to achieve.

Regardless of what your reason is to tighten the diff the same laws apply and the key limiting factor to all of this is friction, be it between wheels and road or balls and ballrace. What you're trying to do is balance the grip available at the wheels against the friction generated by the tension on the spring. You can indeed tighten the screw until your diff is well and truly locked, if there is no grip at the wheels they'll just spin. If there is enough, then come first corner your wheels will fight one another and something has to give. If the diff doesn't slip, then one of the wheels will. Past that point there is nothing to achieve no matter how much you tighten the screw. And I don't think at that point you would have tightened the diff screw more than in a TC car with some real power.

But that's beside the point anyway. The idea is you can get a grade 12 M2 screw at a good nut and bolt place.
Grade 12 screws? Where do U find them?
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Grade 12 screws? Where do U find them?
Any good hardware store should carry at least grade F9 which is tons better then the stock. I know King Bolt is one here in the Los Angeles area, but you would need to do a search to find something close to you.
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Any good hardware store should carry at least grade F9 which is tons better then the stock. I know King Bolt is one here in the Los Angeles area, but you would need to do a search to find something close to you.
I am from Belgium and that's not something I can do. When I go to a hardware store and ask for M2 bolts they'll answer: "M2? Thats very tiny, no sorry, we don't have that." When I go to a specialized hardware store that should carry all kind of bolts, they'll answer: "M2? Ok, what lenght?" 25mm please. "25mm!? No sorry, we only have 6 and 8mm." Let alone me asking for hardness, color, hex or slotted! When I need something the WEB is all I got.
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I am from Belgium and that's not something I can do. When I go to a hardware store and ask for M2 bolts they'll answer: "M2? Thats very tiny, no sorry, we don't have that." When I go to a specialized hardware store that should carry all kind of bolts, they'll answer: "M2? Ok, what lenght?" 25mm please. "25mm!? No sorry, we only have 6 and 8mm." Let alone me asking for hardness, color, hex or slotted! When I need something the WEB is all I got.
+1 i live in NL and order EVERYTHING online

no chance of getting hardwere here for RC cars at the hardwere stores in europe !!!
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:14 AM   #11738
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Grade 12 screws? Where do U find them?
I was surprised too, but aparently in Australia, everything below a certain size
is not worth bringing in if it's not a higher grade.

To my surprise though, I found in Europe (Austria - in Vienna, no less) a very good nut and bolt shop no more than 10 minutes walk from the center. Just blind luck. I am pretty sure they can be found in Holland as well, you just need to dig a bit deeper. Don't waste your time with "normal" hardware stores, they don't carry that sort of stuff here either. Specialised nut and bolt shops are another kettle of fish.

And again a big surprise, this time in the US where I would not expect to find anything in metric size, I found some pretty darn good suppliers of anything you want. One size that comes to mind is grade 8.8 M7 allen heads (not RC related) that I had to buy there because I could not find them in Oz (or anywhere else). Took me a couple of years but I got them.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:17 AM   #11739
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None of your statements have a direct application to anything discussed here.

Sorry, I thought this was the Tamiya Mini Cooper forum.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:18 AM   #11740
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Okay--- I'm trying to find Long wheelbase bodies for my new MO 5's--where is the best place to find these? Looking at Ebay---there's a lot of them out there--but shipping from overseas is expensive. Is there anyone here in the states stocking these guys?? I picked up a new MO 5 kit---but the body in it is for a short wheelbase--and I would think--longer is better if these things are a little twitchy!!
So HELP!!!! What's the best answer???
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RCBoyz.com sells TAM50971 BMW Mini Cooper Body Set for Tamiya M03-L Minis (will also fit M05L) for $24.99 plus shipping. I think you get free shipping within U.S. for purchase of $25 or more. If you buy two for $50 with free shipping, that's a very good deal.
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RCBoyz.com sells TAM50971 BMW Mini Cooper Body Set for Tamiya M03-L Minis (will also fit M05L) for $24.99 plus shipping. I think you get free shipping within U.S. for purchase of $25 or more. If you buy two for $50 with free shipping, that's a very good deal.
There's also a very good canadian company, I think Team Blue Groove or something like that who make very nice old skool shells like VW Golf, R5T, and even a repro 959. They can be found on ebay and are very good quality. Not sure how they fit on the modern M chassies though, but I guess they'll tell you if you ask.

http://cgi.ebay.com/TAMIYA-VW-V-W-GO...0#ht_500wt_866
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And I belive RC-Mart(Dinball on ebay) has these for sale.

Thanks that's the body i am looking for.
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:40 PM   #11743
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I heard that there is an Suzuki swift body of an other brand then Tamiya wich fits on the M03S chassis. (rover mini cooper version short wheelbase).

Does someone know where to get it and of what brand it is?
That body is available right now on the Tamiya web site for $20!!!! I just picked one up today at my LHS---they met the price for me!!!

It's a 220mm long wheelbase body---the stock MO5 is 210---my new blingeron model is 220--So Now I'll have a long and medium wheelbase once I get done building the kit!!!

Tuesday night she'll be maidened!!! MINI MADNESS---HERE I COME!!!!
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That body is available right now on the Tamiya web site for $20!!!! I just picked one up today at my LHS---they met the price for me!!!

It's a 220mm long wheelbase body---the stock MO5 is 210---my new blingeron model is 220--So Now I'll have a long and medium wheelbase once I get done building the kit!!!

Tuesday night she'll be maidened!!! MINI MADNESS---HERE I COME!!!!
The body he is looking for is made by COLT and for the short 210mm wheelbase while the mid wheelbase is 225mm. RC-Mart has the COLT bodies on sale, two bodies for $29 plus shipping.

You should have brought your mini to TQ RC tonight for racing. Carpet racing on this track IS a blast!
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Hi everyone!

Ok, so I am pretty new to the whole RC racing thing, but I was wondering if I could get some help here. I have an M04L Beetle that I am thinking about running with the local club. I believe most of the people have FWD cars, so finding help on setup for my car has been a bit difficult. I was wondering if any of you guys could help me out with a base set-up for my car. As of right now, it is bone stock. The track I will be running is out doors, high grip asphalt. Right now I am thinking of getting a ball diff and oil shocks, but I am not sure where to go from there. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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