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sipaboy 06-18-2003 09:58 PM

Tamiya mini cooper
 
Who has some setup tips and what mods you did. TCS mod tips which work or what setups are popular. More concerned on M03 or M04.

WC 06-18-2003 10:18 PM

Firstly check out...

TAMIYAUSA Built to Win

hellangel 06-19-2003 11:25 PM

does anyone know if the counter gears inside the gearbox of the M03 are the same as the counter gears of the TL-01 chassis??

also, if they are the same, would i be able to use the TL-01's speed tuned gear set inside the M03??

thanx

WC 06-20-2003 01:32 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by hellangel
does anyone know if the counter gears inside the gearbox of the M03 are the same as the counter gears of the TL-01 chassis??

also, if they are the same, would i be able to use the TL-01's speed tuned gear set inside the M03??

thanx

No and No.



But there is a Jap company that made (or used to make) a speed-tuned (higher ratio) gearset for the M03. Can't remember who, one of the usual suspects.

How high do you want to gear your car anyway??

utieh 06-20-2003 10:56 AM

integy has it , take a look a their site;)

Difuser 06-20-2003 11:24 AM

Sipa give me your e-mail address and I can send my set-up from TCS Nats last year. It is aggressive for M04 but for TA it was by far the fastest car about .5 a lap

[email protected]

For TCS you cannot change the counter gears but for local club etc. you would be able to

hellangel 06-20-2003 05:49 PM

thanx for the info guys...

sipaboy 06-20-2003 06:37 PM

Thanks too. Another issue. M03 or M04?

IMPACTPLAYR 06-21-2003 08:48 AM

Pick up the rear wheel drive MO4, it handles much better....

OVA 06-21-2003 03:03 PM

Put it this ways..Mo3 is good for short track and Mo4 for the longer track...mo3 front drive, pulled better out of the corner speed...the mo4 is great for high gearing speed..I hope this help

dirk 07-03-2003 09:36 PM

Hey guys! I have a Mini (M-03), I really like it.
Just onre thing though, it seems to really understeer, which is easy to drive but I like to have slight oversteer, is that possible with a front drive car?

hellangel 07-03-2003 09:38 PM

i'm having the same prob also... severe understeer... :confused: :confused: :confused:

fatdoggy 07-03-2003 09:45 PM

FWD = Push, Understreer

RWD = Oversteer

Try using hard springs on the rear and lighter springs on the front as well as decient tyres. I've heard the hpi x patterns (for the hpi mini) work well.

dirk 07-25-2003 08:02 PM

Thanks for the tip Fatdoggy. The car works much better now, it's actually faster than my f201!!

It really flies with a 12 turn motor, and shreds tires like crasy, just one thing, I need a new diff. The spider gears in the stock one have disapeared and left behind a ton of metal flakes, anybody know where to find a ball diff?!?!

minicooper 07-25-2003 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by dirk
anybody know where to find a ball diff?!?!
TA03 ball diff fits or even the Manta Ray diff fits

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm sure there were more M03's at the Tamiya TCS in Aliso.


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