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Old 07-20-2006, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by {VIC_RDX}
seem easy to drill the shaft

mine is 1/4 done did you put mini arms on yours?

you cant race these tl01 cut and shut cars in mini can you?
YES, put the mini arms, dog bones, shocks, body posts, bumbers and tires.
Here is a couple of tips.
Make sure you put the pinion on the TL01 way, not the mini way.
Use the 23 tooth pinion.
Put the mini ball nuts ( the ones on the front steering knuckle ) upside down. You'll see what I mean when you try and attached the steering links from the servo.

The shaft drilling was easy after I figured out to use the cut end...

These are not TCS legal... YET, but if some one is running a mini class go ahead and ask them if you can. Heck, ask them if you can run with TL01s...
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:41 AM
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Hey all,

I'm about to get my first mini on Saturday, a brand new M03L. I was wondering if this car handles well out of the box?

I'm going to race it in a mini novice series at my local track. The track is a bit dusty, track temp ~60-70*F. Using RP-30's on my 415 makes my car handle well, but I was just wondering if the M03L will handle right out of the box.

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Old 07-21-2006, 02:13 AM
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Out of the box:

Stock box tires are no good, so try to get Tamiya 60D type A or the RP mini slicks works well and ball bearings are very important as the kit only comes with bushings. Bevel Stock diffs works if you shim it abit so the diff action is very tight. I would also get a 20tooth pinion and maybe an RS540 as the motor included is only a 540J.

Other option to consider would be universals, 2 degree rear hubs and oil
shocks.

M03-M Suzuki Swift already comes with wheel ball bearing, 2 degree rear hubs and a 20 tooth pinion so you might consider this than the L version.
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Old 07-21-2006, 07:11 AM
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How does the Suzuki body handle? Alot better than the Mini?
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:28 AM
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It's great.. has a shorter wheelbase than the BMW Cooper, thus quicker to turn, longer than the Rover, so less twitchy, as well as it has a wing to help keep the rear planted in high-speed turns. It's also a very rounded body, so less air resistance. They've done well with this kit's body, not to mention the LW suspension.
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Old 07-23-2006, 04:07 AM
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hey guys i want to run a tamiya mini M04M

are these the right option parts for it?

RC Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint - M04
Item #58307

Differential
53267 - TA03 Ball Differential Set
53379 - Light Weight Diff. Balls

Parts:
53509 - HFC 0.6 Aluminium Pinion (20T) x2 (WHAT IS THE 21 TOOTH PINION OPTION NUMBER?)
53348 - M03 Ball Bearing Set
53390 - M03 Hollow Carbon Gear Shaft
53597 - M-Chassis Universal Shaft Set

53527 - 3x32mm Titanium Turnbuckles
53345 - M03 Toe-In Rear Upright

49198 - TRF Damper Set
53488 - Adjustable Ball Connectors
53382 Swaybars Tamiya mini sway bar kit for mo4m IS THIS THE CORRECT ONE? i read it firts the M04L is the L the same as the M04M for the sway bars?

53340 - M Chassis 60D Reinforce Tires Type-A
50686 - 60D Inner Sponge Tire Set (Soft)
53435 - Medium Narrow (24mm) Shaper Insert (Hard)
TA53204 mini tyre inserts hard
53341 - Tamiya mini cooper re-enforced rims sets IS THERE A SILVER COLOUR AVAILABLE? PART NUMBER?
TM3020 - tech racing aluminium king pin set
TM3060 - Tech racing alloy turnbuckle and tie rod set
53238 - Tamiya quick release battery holder
53333 - Touring Car tuned Spring Set (Short)
TL- 006V2BU - yeah racing blue alloy front upright (knuckles)
53389 - Tamiya mo4 aluminium heat sink

TA 53823 - Tamiya 5mm blue alloy wheel hex adaptors
TA51236 -mini suzuki body (DOES IT FIT THE m04m?)
TA53767 - 3.x10 round head screw blue anodised x 8 packets (IS THIS ENOUGH SCREWS FOR A FULL m04m CHASSIS?

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Old 07-23-2006, 06:49 AM
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are the light weight steering knuckles 0n the m03m from another kit if so what kit.
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by sportracer
are the light weight steering knuckles 0n the m03m from another kit if so what kit.


No.....
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Old 07-23-2006, 10:59 AM
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are the light weight steering knuckles 0n the m03m from another kit if so what kit.
Pat you should be able to get these cheaper then this !
Bryan will only get better !

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Old 07-23-2006, 01:27 PM
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Thanks Tom got those but i tried the new light weight steering on my cooper tapped the board ripped the ball stud out was lookig for the alloy verion if any for the light weight.

Thanks any way.

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Originally Posted by danjoy25
Out of the box:

Stock box tires are no good, so try to get Tamiya 60D type A or the RP mini slicks works well and ball bearings are very important as the kit only comes with bushings. Bevel Stock diffs works if you shim it abit so the diff action is very tight. I would also get a 20tooth pinion and maybe an RS540 as the motor included is only a 540J.

Other option to consider would be universals, 2 degree rear hubs and oil
shocks.

M03-M Suzuki Swift already comes with wheel ball bearing, 2 degree rear hubs and a 20 tooth pinion so you might consider this than the L version.

How do you shim you bevel??? I used carbon shaft but i think it only make my car go slower... How come??
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by racenut
How do you shim you bevel??? I used carbon shaft but i think it only make my car go slower... How come??
The bevel diffs come with 2 shims instock form, if you add more then it will tighten the diff action. Make sure you pack the inside with AW grease.

Check the ball bearings in the drivetrain for any binding as the Carbon shafts as basically the same but only lighter so its not mean to alter the speed of the car at all.
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:17 PM
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I dont have AW grease, can you recommend another grease i can use??
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:26 PM
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Any type of grease is better than nothing.
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by racenut
I dont have AW grease, can you recommend another grease i can use??
Dan is right but just be careful what type of grease you use as some oil based grease (automotive) can attack plastic and makes it brittle. Use a proper gear grease for RC.
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