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Old 06-22-2010, 12:27 AM   #12616
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Same here. I think the stock axles are plenty strong enough. I agree the extended part of the front axle will help when fitting tires. But I'll stick to the stock axles for now.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:44 AM   #12617
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Hi just sharing.

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Old 06-22-2010, 01:49 AM   #12618
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Only 1 big problem I see is that the weigh twice as much, and it is all rotating mass!

Have you tried the new Reinforced rear axles? I have not bent one of them yet!
Actually, the best rear axle is the axle portion of a pair of worn out or broken universals. Yes they are heavier and do add to the unsprung weight, but unless you are in the very top echelon of drivers, you won't notice the difference. Come to think of it, it was one of those guys who suggested this.

Haven't had a chance to try the new option rear axles, cause I have plenty of old worn out or broken universals. But, what the hell, if you want to buy stuff go ahead. I had front axles when I replaced the dog bones with universals and used the axles on the universals when they broke or wore out. And I've bent a lot of rear axles, especially when a TC whacks my Mini in the butt.

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Old 06-22-2010, 02:32 AM   #12619
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I have never bent a original one either. Don't see the point of the reinforced ones...
Here in Australia we have a minimum weight limit of 1330g. Using them in the rear increases the weight and helps put more weight on the back wheels and there fore getting more heat into the rear tyres.. Also it helps taking out the slop with out adding shims...
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:03 AM   #12620
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:37 AM   #12621
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I have only seen a few bent rear axles in over 10 years of mini racing. It does happen, but maybe only once every year or two.

Tobee Craft alloy rear axles will break if you even look at a board! well mine did.

The new tamiya reinforced rear axles have proven to be very strong so far, and for those who want a bit more rear stability they are +1mm offset per side.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:36 AM   #12622
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nice driving...she got real 'racy' after the first 1:30 of the race

how long has she been driving for? My plans are for my daughter to drive my M03 in another year - she needs to get a lilttle better with the attention span she's only 4
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:50 AM   #12623
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Hi k_bojar, this is only her 5th race since her first race in Dec 2009. I also have a 4 year old son, maybe I should get him started
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:32 AM   #12624
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Cool track, I wish we had some kinda on road track close to where I live but I live in an area hardest hit by the economy so people don't really spend money for RC car racing. The only track we have close by is an off road track and I don't like racing there cause I broke too many trucks there, that's why I like on road racing its a lot cleaner.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:37 AM   #12625
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Default Fiat TC1000 Abarth M05 chassis finished!

I was working on this since several weeks ago. I built two bodies for the M02 chassis and M05. I added many details as real blinker lights, windshieldwipers, handle doors....etc.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:09 PM   #12626
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I was working on this since several weeks ago. I built two bodies for the M02 chassis and M05. I added many details as real blinker lights, windshieldwipers, handle doors....etc.
That is awesome!
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:36 PM   #12628
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Can anyone recommend a Tamiya tire setup for Asphalt ?? never raced my mini outside and we have a pretty big race this weekend. indoors i was running Mgrips with the foam insert. but i have heard and read its better to double stuff with TC foam + tamiya mini insert anyhelp would be appreciated.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:59 PM   #12629
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Here's a picture of my friend's M05 before it's first race.
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Can anyone recommend a Tamiya tire setup for Asphalt ?? never raced my mini outside and we have a pretty big race this weekend. indoors i was running Mgrips with the foam insert. but i have heard and read its better to double stuff with TC foam + tamiya mini insert anyhelp would be appreciated.
I use 60D super slicks in the front and 60D M radials in the back. It works well for me on asphalt.
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