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Old 02-04-2011, 12:58 PM   #14296
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I don't post on here much.

I just spent a week and half reading through all the posts, well from about post 350 to present.

A WEALTH of information in here! I want to thank all of you that post little hints and tricks.

A lot of the information I've jotted down and am keeping it aside for future reference.

Just wanted to say cheers and thank you very much!
There is a lot of great information available here and some very experienced mini drivers. Absorb everything you can!
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:26 PM   #14297
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Hi Guys,

So I got my mini built, did all the mandatory (bling) upgrades, And love the heck out of the way it drives. One thing I noticed is that is "skips" during hard cornering. Is that what is referred to as "bump steer"? I've upgraded to the Tamiya steering parts, using the s-grip tires, red springs rear and yellow front, asphalt track. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:41 PM   #14298
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What was the wheelbase on that VW bus body? 210mm?
I believe so. Not stated on the HPI label but it fits perfectly on a M02M chassis. Going up for sale soon .
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:35 AM   #14299
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Guys... When bolting on the optional frt Shock tower on the M05, which position on the tower is the most preferred setup position? Or should I just bolt it in a similar position as the kit tower?

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Old 02-05-2011, 03:55 AM   #14300
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i use the most outward spot, standing the shocks up like the m03, but if im wanting more steering id drop it down the the middle position
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:48 AM   #14301
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Hi Guys,

So I got my mini built, did all the mandatory (bling) upgrades, And love the heck out of the way it drives. One thing I noticed is that is "skips" during hard cornering. Is that what is referred to as "bump steer"? I've upgraded to the Tamiya steering parts, using the s-grip tires, red springs rear and yellow front, asphalt track. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Are you running M03 or M05 chassis. I have no issues with "bump steer" on my M03R chassis I don't have a M05 so I'm not sure if the M05 has this issue.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:42 AM   #14302
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hi, have a question,
what grease or mayby diff silicone can I use for standard diff? We can't race on ball diff so i have no choice...
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:03 PM   #14303
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Are you running M03 or M05 chassis. I have no issues with "bump steer" on my M03R chassis I don't have a M05 so I'm not sure if the M05 has this issue.
M-05 SWB.
Actually I don't believe it's bumpsteer (after googling it's definition); it just chatters (skips) when cornering. Maybe ackerman needs adjustment, or the suspension is too stiff.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:31 PM   #14304
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Bumpsteer is primarily created by suspension geometry. IE: You go over a bump, one of your front wheels rises, potentially 'steering' one or both of your wheels.

Chatter while cornering can be created by many things. First thing in a FWD mini: are you running universal joints or dogbones on your front axle? Dogbones will cause chatter while cornering.

After that, play with springs, look for excessive slop in the front end...maybe the tire are too spongy?
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I believe so. Not stated on the HPI label but it fits perfectly on a M02M chassis. Going up for sale soon .
Pic on right is what it looks like painted
M02M means 225mm.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:37 PM   #14306
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Quick poll;
What's your favorite body?
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for swb:
monster mini or colt mini cooper.

main reason you can slam them super low and they look cool
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HPI Miata. It's a tough shell and protects the front wheels by deflecting collisions.
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Hi, I've switched over from the plastic to alloy shocks. I've built them up the same as I would for TC Shocks, with the clear O-ring in the cartridge, except the instruction said to put a black O-ring under the piston. But the shock feel real tight! Put 500 oil in them with Blue & Yellow springs and they feel no better. Put them on the car and the cars suspension feels dead. Turned a few laps and sure enough the cars hopping like a bitch rabbit when cornering!

What have I done wrong?
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