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Old 02-26-2011, 11:56 PM   #14521
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We've recently had a new indoor carpet track open and one class I'm going to run there is a spec M class. Rules are box stock except bearings can be added throughout. I bought an M03 Swift and built it to the manual, adding bearings in the transmission.

Any setup tips or tricks to get me started?

I haven't put it on the track yet but tomorrow is the first race day. I've never raced a mini, or a FWD for that matter.

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Old 02-27-2011, 12:10 AM   #14522
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We've recently had a new indoor carpet track open and one class I'm going to run there is a spec M class. Rules are box stock except bearings can be added throughout. I bought an M03 Swift and built it to the manual, adding bearings in the transmission.

Any setup tips or tricks to get me started?

I haven't put it on the track yet but tomorrow is the first race day. I've never raced a mini, or a FWD for that matter.

Thanks!
Fnd the right tires and drive smooth is the only trick for spec racing.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:04 AM   #14523
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Sounds more like a relay race than an enduro.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:36 PM   #14524
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We've recently had a new indoor carpet track open and one class I'm going to run there is a spec M class. Rules are box stock except bearings can be added throughout. I bought an M03 Swift and built it to the manual, adding bearings in the transmission.

Any setup tips or tricks to get me started?

I haven't put it on the track yet but tomorrow is the first race day. I've never raced a mini, or a FWD for that matter.

Thanks!
A little toe out on the front at rest. If you can get the front a touvh lower than the rear it couldn't hurt. If you find it traction rolls at every corner, tune down your steering and/or apply a very thin bead of CA glue to the outer edge of the tread where it meets the sidewall.

You can pin the throttle much earlier in the corner than you can with RWD, but you may want to be more conservative on corner entry. Or, you can drive like me with the throttle pinned all the way around the track.

That's the basics for box stock. You're experienced enough to know the rest.

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Old 02-27-2011, 01:41 PM   #14525
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heyyyy Guys.....i don´t know if you´ve talked about it ... anyway... in my club we run Mini´s Chassis on irregular Asphalt... and until now we´ve been using Rubber Tires..like Rp, or Tamiya Super Slicks, however i want to know how is the grip with Foam tires on M-Chassis (M03, M05), .... i´ve been searching for some of these tires, and i found:

* Yeah Racing Foam Tire
* Xpress Mini Tire

So...which is the best option, there is a big diference between rubber and foam??

Thanks A lot!
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:54 PM   #14526
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Hi, seems even TRF driver chose the M05 over M06.

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Old 02-27-2011, 02:18 PM   #14527
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Hi, seems even TRF driver chose the M05 over M06.
Outdoor track? If so, that explains it. Indoors on high grip carpet would likely be a different story.
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:23 PM   #14528
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Indoor asphalt. High grip as TCs were traction rolling.

But there is a lone M06 in the Amain, so I guess it's also fast.

Just surprised Tamiya did not promote the M06 via their Team Driver.
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Wow. TCs traction rolling! Never seen that before. I would really love it if we indoor asphalt here. That would be amazing!
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The next production run of Red Dot full race motors will be the week of March 7th. This will be the first run of 2011 that hasn't been sold out in advance through bulk or prepaid orders, so we wanted to let folks know.

Clearly, these motors are not legal for USA/Canada TCS events, since our full race motors now pull about 20,000+ RPM at five volts with a power number of 45. They are great, however, for club racing or other venues that do not place an RPM limit on your motor.

Interested parties should shoot me an e-mail at rccardr@cox.net

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ps: our local track is indoor high grip asphalt. Mirror smooth, too. Love it!
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heyyyy Guys.....i don´t know if you´ve talked about it ... anyway... in my club we run Mini´s Chassis on irregular Asphalt... and until now we´ve been using Rubber Tires..like Rp, or Tamiya Super Slicks, however i want to know how is the grip with Foam tires on M-Chassis (M03, M05), .... i´ve been searching for some of these tires, and i found:

* Yeah Racing Foam Tire
* Xpress Mini Tire

So...which is the best option, there is a big diference between rubber and foam??

Thanks A lot!
The Yeah Racing Foam tyres lasted me all of about 15mins and the grip was nothing special.

Overall, I'd say you would be better off with the Tamiya kit tyres.

I haven't tried the Xpress Tire.

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Outdoor track? If so, that explains it. Indoors on high grip carpet would likely be a different story.
we run indoor on carpet and 1 guy has gotten a mo6. granted he has been racing about 10 years longer than most of us, but he can put 2 laps on the feild at will.
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Hi Who sells Sweep tyres for the M05 on the internet? Thank you
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:24 AM   #14534
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we run indoor on carpet and 1 guy has gotten a mo6. granted he has been racing about 10 years longer than most of us, but he can put 2 laps on the feild at will.
I see people falling into this trap all the time. More often than not, it's the guy and not the car. Getting a M06 will not be the answer for most.

However, will admit to having an M06 kit near the workbench. I just think it may be better on a certain hi-grip indoor asphalt track. It's a big "trap" and most will fall into it. Looks like I'm no exception
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