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Old 07-01-2010, 11:12 PM   #12706
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I see what you mean shortbus. I always run the 55 tires on my Mini. I only use the 60 on my M04.
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Does anybody know if a Kyosho Mini Z body fits the M03 or not?
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:14 AM   #12708
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Does anybody know if a Kyosho Mini Z body fits the M03 or not?
No they don't. If i rememer correctly Mini Z are 1/32 scale
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:36 AM   #12709
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No they don't. If i rememer correctly Mini Z are 1/32 scale
actually mini-z are more like 1/28th scale
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:44 AM   #12710
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No wonder the body was so cheap. Thanks for the info guys.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:22 AM   #12711
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m03racer, yeah - the mini-z also have an MR-03 and MR-02, etc but as mentioned they are 28th scale.

so, back to my original issue - should I try the 50795 body shell or do you think I'll run into the same problem with the 60's?
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:03 AM   #12712
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m03racer, yeah - the mini-z also have an MR-03 and MR-02, etc but as mentioned they are 28th scale.

so, back to my original issue - should I try the 50795 body shell or do you think I'll run into the same problem with the 60's?
All your Morris Mini shells will have the same issue with the 60D tires so I would suggest don't even bother purchasing another body its a waste of money. All the 60's are a little to big for the Cooper so I don't even bother with them, if you really wanna be scale correct the 55 tires are more accurate then the 60D tires anyway since the real Mini had smaller wheels and tires originally the car was designed to be small in every way down to the wheels and tires. So that is why I just use the 55 instead of the 60's. Besides the Morris Mini Cooper looks kinda awkward with big wheels and tires. That's what made the Morris Mini a Mini everything on it was well Mini. The 60D was designed for the other bodies if you wanted to use on the M03, M03M and M03L chassis. I know that the 55 tires are more scale correct then the 60D tires besides not all cars look good with bigger wheels/tires and the Mini is one of those cars in this case. I hope this helps you out.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:09 AM   #12713
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but what type of performance or speed will you loose running 55's when the other cars in the class all have 60's? i went around to some of the pits the last time out and it appears that the rest of the field is running 60's....
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:29 AM   #12714
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There are ways to improve your mini shortbus while not adding 60D tires don't get caught in the myth that tires are everything because they are not they are important but a well set up car is more important then the tires alone. Smaller lighter servo reduces weight. Add full ball bearings to your car. Also what is the max turn motor they allow in your class. Use traction compounds on your tires to help the car put the power down better when using a higher turn motor. So you see you can race smarter with better hop ups. It also depends on the driver, practice as much as possible know the track inside and out. Also try different brush combinations on your motor if you are running brushed motors. The less contact of the brush with the com the less friction the more speed you get from your motor.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:33 AM   #12715
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we run a "house" bone stock 540 motor and can't alter it - you can be challenged by a dyno test to make sure it's not exceeding the given rpm range.

other than that i'm already upgraded with full bearing, oil shocks w/short springs. still playing around with oil weight combos for front/rear (currently 60F & 50R), and currently running "1" hole plunger discs in all my shocks, may switch to "2" holes the next time I break them down.

in my first time running the car it had the same top end speed but did notice a slow down in the turns, a lot of body roll or lean (but never traction rolled). currently running yellow front springs and red rears.

running stock gear diff and was probably going to pick up a ball diff. i know the difference you see in my other racing and could only think it would help with that loss of speed i'm finding in the turns.

also noticed a lot of front inner tire wear on my 60 M-Grips. Is there a way to adjust the camber other than ride height? otherwise to even things up I would need to raise the body and that seems to go against the lowering I keep hearing about....

all in all it's a fun car to drive and still learning the ropes with all the "unwritten rules and setup advice"
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actually mini-z are more like 1/28th scale
oh yah opps. got mix up with the tamiya Mini 4wd
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but what type of performance or speed will you loose running 55's when the other cars in the class all have 60's? i went around to some of the pits the last time out and it appears that the rest of the field is running 60's....
You lose a lot on the "roll out". It will be as if you are running an 18 pinion while the 60d tire guys are running a 20. A lot depends on the track surface, but on most venues, the loss in straight line speed can be made up by the better grip that many of the 55d tires have. The other advantage to the 55d tires is the variety of tires available. It gives you another tuning option. IMO chassis set up is 80% tires and inserts.

In other words, unless you have the right combination of tires, you can play with the springs, shock oils, etc to no avail. DO NOT take this as my saying that those things don't make a difference.
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also noticed a lot of front inner tire wear on my 60 M-Grips. Is there a way to adjust the camber other than ride height? otherwise to even things up I would need to raise the body and that seems to go against the lowering I keep hearing about....

all in all it's a fun car to drive and still learning the ropes with all the "unwritten rules and setup advice"
The reason you are getting inner tire wear is because your front end is to low and your tires are being pushed outward. Raise it up a bit. As for the camber I don't think they have an adjustable for the front. Although I never had issues with inner wear but that's because I always make sure the front of the car is even not lower or higher.
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Helllo

im having issues getting any kind of braking with my mini using Novak GTX programed a bunch of times but still no brakes i dont use them much for racing but its good to have em when you need to avoid a wreck is there anything i could be missing ?? using Spectrum DX3s Radio
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Check your motor...as they weaken the brakes will weaken. You may have a screamer rpm wise, but have lower torque and brakes. Throw a new stock motor in and see what they feel like. I bet it will lock the tires up and youll be happy.

Some of the "hopped up" motors have their magnets "massaged" and that tends to lower the torque and brakes overall.
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