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Old 02-19-2011, 02:57 PM   #14446
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Thanks! As you can see, the HPI Civic body is to narrow. The selection of 225mm bodies is limited- so shrinking it is pretty much my only viable option. Don
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Have you tried the HPI Miata? It's roomy.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:21 PM   #14448
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No I haven't, I was hoping something in 210mm would fit once I shrunk it. A Fiat 850? Has anyone ordered from RC Mart? They have Colt bodies-are they wide enough? Shipping charges with RC Mart?(standard-not expedited) Don
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:52 PM   #14449
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Hi All.
I need a beginner class in differential adjustments. It seems most of you recommend a "tight" diff. How does that effect handling, steering, etc., versus a "Loose" diff. with regards to the M-05 (FWD)?
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And to ask a prior question; any good pre-painted mini bodies out there?
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:20 PM   #14450
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Hi, I'm working on my mini. It is currently 225mm wheelbase, but I'm going to shrink it to 210mm. I need a body-suggestions? Obviously something with a "nose". Wt. is 1330 grams, width(trac) is 167mm. The weight is not completely set as it's going to get a new chassis out of .125 G10 versus .093(to much flex) and a 2s lipo. Thanks, Don
Nice work! How does it handle?
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:33 PM   #14451
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Hi All.
I need a beginner class in differential adjustments. It seems most of you recommend a "tight" diff. How does that effect handling, steering, etc., versus a "Loose" diff. with regards to the M-05 (FWD)?
Thanks in advance.
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Well I found a "tight" diff just helps drive out of the corners. Stops the inside wheel from spinning as much and gives a little more drive to the outside wheel.
But I also noticed it makes the car slightly different to drive.

I run the TA-03 ball diff.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:30 PM   #14452
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It handles pretty well-although I've yet to be able to compare it to a M03 or M05. Don
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:51 AM   #14453
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i run an m03. almost unbrakeable and really ez to work on. a lot of my buddies run m05's but i reckon they arent very ez to work on.
m04 and m06 are rwd, much harder to drive
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The M-03 is the easiest car to deal with for your first mini. They are very easy to work on and fun to drive.

I would say the most essential hop ups are better axles, shorter springs and good tires.

Everything else is just shiny.

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i have both M03 and M05 , after 1st having problems with the M05 i have worked hard on it and now it is AS quick as the M03s in the club ,

I love it and it is more prodictable then the M03 and more consistant

all though no quicker , i like it more

and as for mantinance i can strip the gearbox and rebuild it as quick as i could with my M03 so there is no time worries there

M05 for those who like to tinker M03 fo those who like to build and drive

hi guys noted with thanks
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:33 AM   #14454
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Anyone know where I can get parts for M01? Besides ebay and the WTB section.
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Any pics of the plated M05 chassis assembled ?
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:41 PM   #14456
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Yes...





Taken with Sony Ericsson X10 Mini pro...

We run ezrun and foams on our track, since all have same tires and esc/motor combos the racing is very close!
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Thanks.
I need to replace some chassis parts and thought I might try the plated set.

Do you run the 13T motor ?

I was thinking of a 17 turn myself.

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We run ezrun 35A with 13T motors, perfect blend between speed and battery consumption. Cheap system that works equal for all.

Also have the black and red plated chassi, 2 of each, going to bulid one each...
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We run ezrun 35A with 13T motors, perfect blend between speed and battery consumption. Cheap system that works equal for all.

Also have the black and red plated chassi, 2 of each, going to bulid one each...
I agreed with this.

I have run 11.5T and feeling good about it but I always bite the other dust on the track lol.

Now, they using boost-able speed, which I don't have.

Here is my ride. (My Tire Sweep just burn out last night)
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Anyone have an update on the aftermarket gear diff situation? Can't remember who was experimenting, but I'm interested in the results.
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