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Old 05-26-2006, 05:22 AM
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Your Suzuki looks Great, nice job.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:29 PM
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Anybody knows which on-line retailers have this new Swift kit in stock?

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Old 05-26-2006, 02:02 PM
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Towerhobbies just got some in this week.. not sure where else.

www.towerhobbies.com
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:08 PM
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Hobbypeople has them (Tamiya Swift) also

http://www.hobbypeople.net/guru/hps_475502208.asp
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Old 06-03-2006, 07:28 AM
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Default drive ratio

can anyone provide me the internal drive ratios for the M03 and M04?

gear chart maybe?

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Old 06-03-2006, 07:54 AM
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local shop has swifts 901 216-0023 ask for chris
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Old 06-03-2006, 06:51 PM
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There is also a good Mini thread at

http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=148577

Not to upset anyone on RC TECH but it is another good mini resource.....
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sway bars question

how many of you have embraced the use of the sway bar sets on the m03's.

(In trying to mount a set of bars there appears to be some issues in design and fit?)
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Best bet is to set up the car the way you like it to handle. Fact is, if you look at the top ten cars at any given TCS regional (or the Nats) they will all be very different- springs, ride height, tires, inserts, sway bars, diffs, etc. I've been just as fast with front only, rear only, both and no sway bars. So go figure. Matt Jarrett once told me that all he does is change the tires from time to time...and he's consistently one of the fastest Mini drivers on the East Coast. When I look at what I've spent on electronics and batteries and stuff for my ride and then look at his...well, it just makes me wonder when he spanks me so badly. These cars have hideous slop all over the place and don't really respond well to minor suspension changes like a sedan does.
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Here's a pic of my M03m tear'n up the track at Hobby Town, Glen Burnie. The track is AWSOME!! You have to come see it for yourself. We usually have about 10 mini's or so every weekend. Come out and show us what you got


www.mdhobbytown.com
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What M03 are you running?
as for mind i run a rear sway bar on a m03L
to help with steering
like Doc said make the car how you like it.
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P.S Doc I have the green light for the nats!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Static_racing
Here's a pic of my M03m tear'n up the track at Hobby Town, Glen Burnie. The track is AWSOME!! You have to come see it for yourself. We usually have about 10 mini's or so every weekend. Come out and show us what you got


www.mdhobbytown.com
i wish i could have gotten that pic a little clearer. Next weekend though .
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Originally Posted by rccardr
John-
Best bet is to set up the car the way you like it to handle. Fact is, if you look at the top ten cars at any given TCS regional (or the Nats) they will all be very different- springs, ride height, tires, inserts, sway bars, diffs, etc. I've been just as fast with front only, rear only, both and no sway bars. So go figure. Matt Jarrett once told me that all he does is change the tires from time to time...and he's consistently one of the fastest Mini drivers on the East Coast. When I look at what I've spent on electronics and batteries and stuff for my ride and then look at his...well, it just makes me wonder when he spanks me so badly. These cars have hideous slop all over the place and don't really respond well to minor suspension changes like a sedan does.
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Doc, you know me...my limited track time means I'm always trying to go to school on someone else

thanks for the info.

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Originally Posted by Static_racing
Here's a pic of my M03m tear'n up the track at Hobby Town, Glen Burnie. The track is AWSOME!! You have to come see it for yourself. We usually have about 10 mini's or so every weekend. Come out and show us what you got


www.mdhobbytown.com
looks great, how does the new chassis work?
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John, I know exactly where you're coming from. Some years my TOTAL R/C racing season consists of five or seven regionals and the TCS Nats. That's why I love Mini so much- set it up so you're comfortable with it and it's stable, then go out there and pitch it around. You gonna run an MO3 the end of July?
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