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Old 03-13-2006, 09:38 PM   #31
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Default Home Built mini sedan.... just need the body

Hai all,

Glad I found this thread..

I've just made my own mini sedan based on my used TRF414M parts.
It's because I have too many spareparts of them and beside my local track is not fit properly for std 1/10 touring... (only M-chassis, IMO).

The only thing I need is the body shell since the threadwidth is still 190mm (I use same arms, etc). I think T1M is only 165 mm but I don;t know the yokomo.

Check this out.
Compare to M-chassis (M03)
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f9...-wheelbase.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f9...read-width.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f9...-long-slim.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f9...-set-ready.jpg

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Old 03-13-2006, 09:48 PM   #32
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vadn1,
I really like the way my car handles now so I don't want to got to 2wd.

I thought the front one-way was to improve off-power steering. In my case, I am never off power so that is not a benefit to me.

As far as 70 or 72 tooth spurs, like I said before, I am at the smallest I can go. Any smaller and the belt rubs the motor because I can't get a larger pinion.

As far as the lower ratios, I haven't had a chance to look into these yet. Are these diff ratios or center pulley ratios?
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:51 PM   #33
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akuhon,
That is pretty cool. I have two M03s and one M03L. All Mini Coopers. I am a big Mini Cooper fan (I have a full size New Mini) and bought the T1M used hoping to do a Mini Cooper body on it but the big tires on the T1M won't fit in the Mini Cooper body shell.
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:55 PM   #34
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SpeedyDad,

yes it won't fit the M-03
The tires is std 1/10 toouring... change it to foam and truer upto 63-64

How about the body width ? does it fit properly.... ?
And to what mini you try to exchange the body ? The M03 or M03L ?
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:20 PM   #35
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The T1M uses the Yokomo body which is 165mm.

I tried to use the M03 body. The wheelbase is almost the same as the T1M but the tires on the T1M are just too big and rubbed a lot inside the front bumper.
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OK, here's an idea that I thought up. vadn1 had mentioned using the smaller cells like they use in 18th scale cars but, at first, I had pushed the idea aside because of run duration. I revisited this idea tonight as I was looking at my Mini-LST 6 cell packs. They are the same width as GP3300 cells when configged in a 4 cell pack. They are also shorter in length (I can move them forward or rearward for chassis balancing). Together, two of these packs weighs 5 grams less than one of my GP3700 4 cell packs. I could also lose the weight of the battery posts and strap by using battery strapping tape through the 4 cell holes.
So, my question is, if I upgraded the wires on these packs to thicker wire and ran 2 packs in parallel, would this be a practical way to run 6 cells at the weight of a 4 cell pack or would there be amperage issues? The Mini-LST packs are 1100mah, but through Maxamps, I can get IB1400 packs for $28.50. Team Orion just announced 1600 mini packs recently too.
I get more than enough run time on my GP3300 packs so dropping to a combined total of 2800mah should be fine

Thoughts?
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SpeedyDad,
I don't know if I mentioned this earlier, but you have heard of the Orion Lipo packs? Xray offers a battery mounting system where you can place a 6 cell stick pack across the chassis. Team Orions platinum Lipo batteries are the same size as a 6 cell battery pack, so With the higher output and the lighter weight of the lipo batteries you should be set.


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I had not seen that yet. I'll have to look to see if it will fit in the T1M chassis. I am starting to look in to Lipos too.
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Is anyone running foams on theres?
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I see there are a lot of mini sedan beside those mention on the 1st post.
Currently I know there are :
1. ABC hobby Genetic with 2 bodies : Nissan cube and Mitsubishi Colt CZT
2. Active Hobby Minifan with many bodies and the latest one is Toyota Yaris / Vitz.

They are all mini sedan and 4WD...

Also I notice this pictures (TM-ONE), but I don;t know where to find. I think it's made early 2000. Is it made by Kyosho ? Check the pics

While for my homebuilt TRF mini, the original design was from HPI RS4 mini and later I saw somewhere in Japanese web about TA04-SSS. It's a mini sedan based on Tamiya TA04 chassis... while mine based on TRF414, basically it's the same but mine alot easier since the bulkhead is alum. not plastic.
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Is anyone running foams on theres?

When I get time to race, I always use foam. For practice its rubber.
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Rubber tires for me
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where i race (carpet) the guys were using nitro foams and gluing the sidewall on the fronts due to too much traction.they seemed dialed.
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foams here...it's dialed and not even close to traction rolling
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Is there companys that make bodies for these? Personal I'm not a stratus fan.
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