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Old 03-06-2010, 10:48 PM   #11746
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It says your from LA--come on down to West Coast on Tuesdaynight--they'll be lot's of mini's there and people racing them--check out what's working and have some fun tuning with us.
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ALLRIGHTY NOW---THE Mini's ready to do BATTLE!!!!
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:59 PM   #11747
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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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Hey Geek, Next Saturday head out to TQ RC in Chino off the 60 at Central to race. Also, start here; http://www.rc-mini.net/joomla/ These guys have some great info to get you started. Just use the info for the m03 chassis. The m04 is the same, except the motor is at the wrong end. Check with http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...alpage=special or RCBoyz on ebay for parts. Both these places have a good selection of hop ups at good prices.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:41 AM   #11748
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got bored and decided to race using a toy hummer body fitted over an M05 chassis.

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Old 03-07-2010, 10:03 AM   #11749
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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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Where are you racing in the LA area? Its always good to know about new tracks.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:43 AM   #11750
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I build the new M05 diff and had no problems getting it tight. What I did was take a set of pliers and pressed the diff spring down a little, that made the tightening of the diff easy and it seemed to get real tight (almost locked down) and no issues with the nut or screw.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:53 PM   #11751
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Looking for something a touch more exotique in the body shell stakes?

Well how about a Citroen 2CV from Team Atlas..



And before anyone asks, it's 210mm
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:32 PM   #11752
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I hope there's clearance for the M03 but I don't think there will be.

I prefer the ''Dolly'' colours to the ''Charleston'' colours.

And yep, here in the UK they race them full size.....theres even a one-off meeting every year for the 2CV 24hrs...

http://www.2cvracing.co.uk/
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:27 PM   #11753
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Hey..was surfing though ebay looking for M04 parts and came across this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/3Racing-Tamiya-M...item5ad130a084

I know that this sounds kinda stupid, but what does this do exactly and is it worth while upgrade?
Also, anyone have a pic of where this actually mounts to? I'm just having a hard time getting a visual of where this would go.
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:44 PM   #11754
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They bolt onto the shock mounts to stiffen them.

A complete waste of money imho. Although they do look cool...
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Hey..was surfing though ebay looking for M04 parts and came across this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/3Racing-Tamiya-M...item5ad130a084

I know that this sounds kinda stupid, but what does this do exactly and is it worth while upgrade?
Also, anyone have a pic of where this actually mounts to? I'm just having a hard time getting a visual of where this would go.
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They bolt onto the shock mounts to stiffen them.

A complete waste of money imho. Although they do look cool...
**Like Tony said, save your money for someting worthwhile, like tires.

**What is the difference between the Manta Ray diff and the TA03 diff? I need to install one in my car for carpet use. I ran last night with 300K silicone in the gear diff, diffing through the corners like a loose slipper clutch. Anyone use the Yeah Racing spool in the m03?
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:21 PM   #11756
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anybody know where i can buy a Toyota MR2 (AW11) shell? been looking for one for the longest time
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:09 PM   #11757
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**What is the difference between the Manta Ray diff and the TA03 diff? I need to install one in my car for carpet use.

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If there is any difference, it's academic.

One of these has a wider gear than the other, I never remember which but it makes no difference (perhaps only minimal friction, but as I said above, it's academic).
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If there is any difference, it's academic.

One of these has a wider gear than the other, I never remember which but it makes no difference (perhaps only minimal friction, but as I said above, it's academic).
Thanks. Was wondering due to the couple dollar difference. Has anyone used a spool instead of the ball diff?
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:36 PM   #11759
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anybody know where i can buy a Toyota MR2 (AW11) shell? been looking for one for the longest time
Team Atlas Beat - TO-M2.

Not easy to get hold of outside Japan and horrendously expensive
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:21 AM   #11760
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Just sharing, my M05. ty.

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