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Old 07-01-2011, 07:58 AM
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Could someone please help me rate the following 60D Tamiya Mini tires from most to least grip?

Kit (treaded)
M-Grip (treaded)
S-Grip (treaded)
Type-B (slick)
Type-A (slick)

I'm trying to figure out what sets of Tamiya tires might work best on a parking lot asphalt surface. So far on my M-03 I like Type-A fronts with S-Grip rears. I have a friend running an M-06 and the Kit fronts were wearing quickly and didn't offer enough steering with S-Grip rears.

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Has anyone else noticed that the 60D M-Grip tires seem to have a softer side wall compare to the S-Grip?
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer
Could someone please help me rate the following 60D Tamiya Mini tires from most to least grip?

Kit (treaded)
M-Grip (treaded)
S-Grip (treaded)
Type-B (slick)
Type-A (slick)

I'm trying to figure out what sets of Tamiya tires might work best on a parking lot asphalt surface. So far on my M-03 I like Type-A fronts with S-Grip rears. I have a friend running an M-06 and the Kit fronts were wearing quickly and didn't offer enough steering with S-Grip rears.

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Has anyone else noticed that the 60D M-Grip tires seem to have a softer side wall compare to the S-Grip?
You pretty much have them in the right order. Except the type A is hard to rate since there were a number of variations. Being a relative newcomer to racing Minis, 8-10 years, compared to some I race with, I may not know of all the variants. From personal experience the new A has less grip than the B and frankly lost grip quickly. The old A was better. From some of the veteran Mini guys there were some old, old A types that were better than the old. Sounds silly I know, but that's what they are called around here.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:59 AM
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type B is for higher temp track

type A is for lower temp track

both belted slicks are good choice for clean and smooth track.
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:55 PM
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M-05 S Spec pre order link is up!
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by stitchy
Nice looking kit, but I need some Spec tires #1016. Starting to do some Tues. nite races at WC again. Check with Bad Santa about the schedule. We'd like to see you and Jeff come race again.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by superspeed
type B is for higher temp track

type A is for lower temp track

both belted slicks are good choice for clean and smooth track.
Is Type A suitable for carpets?

Thanks
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:30 AM
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Yes , with a blue sedan insert!
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:41 PM
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Does the HPI BMW 2002 body fit the M03? I mean in the area at the bottom of the windscreen, does it clear the servo?

And the Tamiya Alfa Giulia?
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:46 PM
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I'm getting ready to build TFR 54000 shocks, any advise for a first time builder? (I run my mini on carpet, blue springs up front and yellow/neon in the rear).
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by academygaz
Does the HPI BMW 2002 body fit the M03? I mean in the area at the bottom of the windscreen, does it clear the servo?

And the Tamiya Alfa Giulia?
The BMW body is a tight fit ... if you like to run your bodies to look like the real car, then it will fit. With a 55mm diameter tyre on and the M03M lowered, you will have a 2mm gap between the top of the tyre and the wheel arch. So it will look scale.
If you like to run your bodies low with the top of the tyre hidden up inside the wheel arch it won't be possible unless you cut the body to clear the servo mount.

I had the Alfa Giulia body on an M03M ... to get the body low enough at the front I had to cut out a small square at the base of the windscreen to clear the RH servo mount and get it to fit correctly. Hope that helps.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:44 AM
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Hmmm tight fit then. I think the best plan of action is to pick up the M05 chassis parts and update the M03 into M05.....again, as I've done it before. Thanks Tim!
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I finished my M05 pro build and after 2 hours of total run time I notice that my car is losing speed. Everything electrical seems connected properly, my esc is not overheating. If I lift the car up the wheels will spin but the second I set it down it just makes noise but doesnt move.

Needs some help please - is it the diff, do I need to replace tighten and if so do i need to take the whole car apart - arghhh!
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What diff did you fit? If you have fitted a ball diff and did not put loctite on the screw, then it may have loosened off. If it is a MO5 ball diff, you can access the screw by removing the bottom hinge pin and tightening. If it is a TAO3 then it is a pull apart job

I would also check the pinion has not moved on the motor shaft.
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Thanks for the quick response, I used the diff that came with the M05 Pro kit (ball diff i think) but did not use any loctite - ill check that.

Update - Pulled the motor out and when i first installed the pinion gear i hadnt used the 'pinion stopper', used it moved pinion gear further out and car is happy again.

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What diff did you fit? If you have fitted a ball diff and did not put loctite on the screw, then it may have loosened off. If it is a MO5 ball diff, you can access the screw by removing the bottom hinge pin and tightening. If it is a TAO3 then it is a pull apart job

I would also check the pinion has not moved on the motor shaft.

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Originally Posted by Granpa
Nice looking kit, but I need some Spec tires #1016. Starting to do some Tues. nite races at WC again. Check with Bad Santa about the schedule. We'd like to see you and Jeff come race again.
Hey Granpa, sorry just saw this. We were scheduled to receive some tires this week but had some shipping delays. We should have some by early next week. It would be good to run mini again at WC again. See you at the Tamiya fun race!
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