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Old 08-08-2006, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
No, that one belongs to the guy in Japan who started all this rally mini insanity. http://minirally.cool.ne.jp/

I have a display one that looks very similar but my actual race rally car doesnt have all the add-ons.

Here are some pics from last weekends Mini Rally racing.. (Thanks to John Webb for the photography!)
The jump is pretty high. How do you reinforce the shocktowers? My mini has been on the shelf for months since the guys at the track dont play mini anymore. racenut, I never see you bring a mini I thought you only run tc cars and sold your mini already.
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Old 08-08-2006, 07:59 PM
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Yeah Racing and Tech Racing both make shock tower reinforcement plates, but you dont need them.
We didnt have a single breakage all day. Only a couple of stripped gears and that was it.
These cars are as tough as anything!
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Yeah Racing and Tech Racing both make shock tower reinforcement plates, but you dont need them.
We didnt have a single breakage all day. Only a couple of stripped gears and that was it.
These cars are as tough as anything!
Seriously! I clipped so many boards tonight that I lost count. Car's still running great. Just a little fix to the servo saver and toe and we're good!
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:28 AM
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Does anyone know if the Mini can take a 27T motor? I'm not talking about the silver or black can. I mean a regular motor such as a P2K, or Monster. I'm just wondering if the gears can handle it (stock). I'm not too concerned about tire wear or handling. I also have a LRP IPC Sport ESC so i'm ok with the ESC part.

I'm asking this because I run in a standard Novice class with 1/10 electric TC's. There's usually not enough people who run Mini's so they just stick me in there. I'm tired of people passing me on the straights, but I still want to run in that class, since the Mini is so much fun.

I know I will probably need to upgrade to bearings, and I'll probably get some soon, so that's fine.
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:53 AM
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We also run on the local cycling Velodrome and when we go there we run 12 turn motors in the Minis so the gears will take a 27 turn motor easily.

But...you'll struggle coming out of the corners because the 27 turn will generate a whole lot of wheelspin. You will get extra top end though.
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
We also run on the local cycling Velodrome and when we go there we run 12 turn motors in the Minis so the gears will take a 27 turn motor easily.

But...you'll struggle coming out of the corners because the 27 turn will generate a whole lot of wheelspin. You will get extra top end though.
Thanks for the quick response. Should I still gear with the stock spur/pinion? Does anyone know the drive ratio so I could maybe calculate the FDR? Thanks
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by DOMOisCOOL
Thanks for the quick response. Should I still gear with the stock spur/pinion? Does anyone know the drive ratio so I could maybe calculate the FDR? Thanks

You want to use the 16T pinion. That would give you a 7.25 FDR.
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Old 08-09-2006, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by team green
You want to use the 16T pinion. That would give you a 7.25 FDR.
That would be pretty good. Do you also know the FDR for the stock 20T? I'm trying to achieve as close to 7.5 as possible. Thanks
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Old 08-09-2006, 03:04 PM
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With a 20T it's 5.8:1, quite a long way off what you're looking for.

Dont forget though, your wheels are a lot smaller in diameter than a Touring Car so you need a different FDR (lower numerically) to them to achieve a similar speed.
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Old 08-09-2006, 03:15 PM
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Nice to know that. Thanks.

So any 48pitch 16t pinion should fit, correct? Or does it have to be Tamiya?
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Old 08-09-2006, 04:42 PM
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They need to be metric (0.6), so either Tamiya pinions, or what I get are the robinson "48p Metric" steel gears.. last much longer than the aluminum..
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:17 PM
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here's a race body i worked on for only a couple hours yesterday, lol



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What can Brown do for you! Nice job.
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thanks shaun (my name and spelling also, lol)

i wish i put a little more detail in it, but not bad for a few hours of paint, lol.
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Old 08-14-2006, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by HotrodHopkins
here's a race body i worked on for only a couple hours yesterday, lol



looks good, is it making the trip west for the TCS Nats this year?
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