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Old 05-23-2006, 12:46 PM
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To All - We just got a shipment of Take Off Mini Cooper size RP30 and RP36 belted slicks and RP Mini Med and Med/Soft inserts.

If you want to try some have you local shop contact Schumacher or order on line at www.racing-cars.com tomorrow (the website will be updated to show new stock tonight).
I've been running these tires for the last two weeks. They are the BOMB! I'll be picking up another set for back ups when my current set finally gives up traction...but that isn't looking like it'll be anytime soon.

I've been running on an unprepared parking lot. All I've done is clean them with Simple Green and wipe them dry....no additives needed.
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:09 PM
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Default Grease in Diff

How much grease do you put in the diff? (the standard MO3 gear diff)
Do you fill it or about half fill it or what?
I hear there is an art to getting the diff action just right. What is the secret please.
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Old 05-23-2006, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by PRO 2 RACER
How much grease do you put in the diff? (the standard MO3 gear diff)
Do you fill it or about half fill it or what?
I hear there is an art to getting the diff action just right. What is the secret please.
play with spacers, and thick honey like grease
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Old 05-23-2006, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by killingtime
I've been running these tires for the last two weeks. They are the BOMB! I'll be picking up another set for back ups when my current set finally gives up traction...but that isn't looking like it'll be anytime soon.

I've been running on an unprepared parking lot. All I've done is clean them with Simple Green and wipe them dry....no additives needed.
The 36's or the 30's & w/what inserts? Were they better than the Tamiya slicks?
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:32 PM
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Default Mini wandering around down the straight

How do you stop a mini MO3, wandering around down the straight. Mine drifts left or right as I acelerate or drive down the straights.
All screws are tight, there is a bit of slop in the suspension and the wheel 'C' hubs, can this be fixed with shims?
Will lowering the ride height help this?
Thanks in advance
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by PRO 2 RACER
How do you stop a mini MO3, wandering around down the straight. Mine drifts left or right as I acelerate or drive down the straights.
All screws are tight, there is a bit of slop in the suspension and the wheel 'C' hubs, can this be fixed with shims?
Will lowering the ride height help this?
Thanks in advance
Have you got the toe in rear upright hop up on the car?
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yep have the rear toe ins
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:09 PM
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Default mini

whats the part number for the rear toe in mod ??
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:25 PM
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After mod it will be 58211.... lol
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:27 PM
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Talking yo

dont get cocky there chumpppppppppppppppppppppp..............

a full season of us running minis it will be on next year fooooooooooo
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Old 05-24-2006, 05:58 AM
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Default Lock your DIFF

For those who want to lock the diff. I tried this Tamiya part, it works fine and it isnt permanent. Two plastic parts replace the three metal gears in the stock diff. It helps acceleration out of corners, but makes the car a little more squirrelly.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...uct-id=9005422

They are the G-5 parts on this PDF exploded view of the Tuoareg file from Tamiya.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/pdf/58324e.pdf
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Guys,
I am chasing the part number for the rear toe in hubs. Thanks

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Old 05-24-2006, 07:49 AM
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Default Rear toe in

Tamiya part # 53345 . Works great, better down the straights and helps carry speed in corners.
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Is the 04 chassis a big improvement or advantage over the 03? Also what are your thoughts about front vs. rear wheel drive? I was thinking of getting the new suzuki as well.......I love these things.
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Just got finished building my Swift. I really like this kit and the body and decals are great. My local club is starting a mini class on our electric track and there are people waiting in line for this kit, so I decided to add a little flare on the lid to make it stand out, hopefully.
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