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Old 08-14-2006, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by HotrodHopkins
here's a race body i worked on for only a couple hours yesterday, lol

Does tamiya make brown lexan paint? Very unique color. Looks like chocolate.
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by madjack
looks good, is it making the trip west for the TCS Nats this year?
nah, not to the nats. I havn't had a chance to get to tcs at all this year. Look for brown next year though!.
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by rayman
Does tamiya make brown lexan paint? Very unique color. Looks like chocolate.
Not sure, i used fascolor.
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:43 AM
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you can call me classic but i allways preffer the wheel arcs in black and the roof in white

by the way you need to put the stickets to make it more realistic, window lines , front and rear lights...etc
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:57 AM
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the design i have drawn up for that is a lot different than i made it. I had black wheel wells and a white roof, lol. next time. and i still have to decide what decals to put on it.
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Old 08-15-2006, 12:00 PM
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dont forget to put pictures when you finish with the decals !
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:56 PM
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Hi,
Just wondering is the tamiya MO3L still a good mini to race? Are there much parts available in Australia?

Thanks
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Fast XXXS
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Just wondering is the tamiya MO3L still a good mini to race? Are there much parts available in Australia?

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The car is OK in stock form. But if you can, you should get the MO3m Swift instead. Comes with a lot more better parts.
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:33 PM
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I raced my M03L last night. I didn't do too bad, but I didn't do too good either. I didn't have enough speed in the corners when turning to keep up with others.

Are there any upgrades or parts to fix this? I'm just looking for an upgrade that will allow me to enter and exit corners with more speed, such as a one-way diff on a 4wd 1/10 Touring Car.

Also, tire spin was bad. I'm still using the stock tires (bald by now already), so I was wondering if X-Patterns or RP-30 slicks will solve the problem?
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Fast XXXS
Hi,
Just wondering is the tamiya MO3L still a good mini to race? Are there much parts available in Australia?

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The M03-L is a good mini to start racing with. It's longer wheelbase makes it less twitchy than the Rover. The new M03-M is a nice chassis as well with what looks to be improvements in the suspension areas. If there is a choice, get the M03-M, if you have a good deal on the M03-L I'd take it. You can't go wrong either way.
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by DOMOisCOOL
I raced my M03L last night. I didn't do too bad, but I didn't do too good either. I didn't have enough speed in the corners when turning to keep up with others.

Are there any upgrades or parts to fix this? I'm just looking for an upgrade that will allow me to enter and exit corners with more speed, such as a one-way diff on a 4wd 1/10 Touring Car.

Also, tire spin was bad. I'm still using the stock tires (bald by now already), so I was wondering if X-Patterns or RP-30 slicks will solve the problem?
Have you put in a ball diff yet? If not, try that to gain a little in the corners. Mini racing needs real clean lines, try to avoid turning the car into the turns hard as it scrubs alot of speed. As for the tires, the RPs are great, if it's a little dusty the X patterns are the ticket, but you will lose some top speed by going to these smaller tires.
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:16 PM
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Domo, Mike is pretty much on the ball with his comments. THE most essential thing for a Mini is being smooth. Corner exit is critical and maintaing your corner speed through smoothness is what makes a Mini quick.
To keep the corner speed up make sure your ride height is correct. On any Mini this should be close to having the wishbones parallel to the ground.
RP tires are good but prone to traction rolling in some circumstances. For all round performance in almost evey grip level you cant go past the X patterns.

FastXXXS, doesnt matter which car you get really although the M03M has the uprated suspension which means you dont need the alloy front knuckles that you do on the SWB and LWB. For that reason alone I'd recommend you to go with that one.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:29 AM
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Troy Crabtree!If your watching this thread,could you PM me your setup for the m04? I want to try one since your car was so railed. Good luck in Japan!

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Old 08-22-2006, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by racenut123
Troy Crabtree!If your watching this thread,could you PM me your setup for the m04? I want to try one since your car was so railed. Good luck in Japan!

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Yes I do.
PM sent.
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Can someone tell me if the 53222 M-Chassis Super Slicks are also reinforced and if it will provide more grip than the Type A.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXGH75
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