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Old 10-29-2006, 04:55 AM
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My Mini with Honda Fit / Jazz body .... It's perfect fit ... on M03 (not M nor L)
My future mini shelf-queen body .... just think on what paint / color should I use...

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Originally Posted by akuhon
My Mini with Honda Fit / Jazz body .... It's perfect fit ... on M03 (not M nor L)
My future mini shelf-queen body .... just think on what paint / color should I use...


is that made by hpi, abc? or tamiya?
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:52 AM
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anyone knows C-Hubs with some degrees of caster that fits on a Mini chassis? i am actualy looking them for a TL-01 but asking here cause the C-Hubs are the same
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Which inserts will fit a 60D tyre best? I prefer a hard insert, because I think the standard Tamiya inserts are too soft...

I read about cutting a touring insert down to Mini size, but is that for a 50D tyre or for a 60D tyre?

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Old 10-29-2006, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by DrKucho
Hello all

anyone knows C-Hubs with some degrees of caster that fits on a Mini chassis? i am actualy looking them for a TL-01 but asking here cause the C-Hubs are the same
Yes ... there was C-Hubs for TL-01 with some 2 degree of caster, I still have it. It was made by TAMIYA p/n 53226 ... actually it's for TA-02 .. Unfortunately it's discontinued... you might try on ebay or somewhere else....

I use mine on my M03 and make the car quite agile .....
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Originally Posted by flying G.E.O.
is that made by hpi, abc? or tamiya?
ABC hobby Genetics ...
comes with wing spoiler and light buckle .... also there's optional muffler to make it more realistic.

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Originally Posted by akuhon
Yes ... there was C-Hubs for TL-01 with some 2 degree of caster, I still have it. It was made by TAMIYA p/n 53226 ... actually it's for TA-02 .. Unfortunately it's discontinued... you might try on ebay or somewhere else....

I use mine on my M03 and make the car quite agile .....
i found this

http://i22.ebayimg.com/05/i/07/74/58/e2_1_b.JPG

but the description doesnt say it is 2 degree caster, are you sure ?
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by DrKucho
i found this

http://i22.ebayimg.com/05/i/07/74/58/e2_1_b.JPG

but the description doesnt say it is 2 degree caster, are you sure ?
Yep, it doesn't mentioned but I know by seeing it ....
The pic is correct... here I give you mine...

I also send you the back side of the cover ....
I suggest you to buy also 850 ball bearing, 'cause it only includes metal bushing

check this out
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Originally Posted by akuhon
Yep, it doesn't mentioned but I know by seeing it ....
The pic is correct... here I give you mine...

I also send you the back side of the cover ....
I suggest you to buy also 850 ball bearing, 'cause it only includes metal bushing

check this out
oh yeah that's a nice caster angle !!, ta01 and ta02 already have caster cause the whole arm is angled , but tl01 and minis dont so i think this part will make the high speed steering feel better
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Originally Posted by DrKucho
oh yeah that's a nice caster angle !!, ta01 and ta02 already have caster cause the whole arm is angled , but tl01 and minis dont so i think this part will make the high speed steering feel better
If you use it for TL-01, please consider the Long Suspension arm (p/n 53467). I think it's better than this option part ... The C-hub also has angled caster, only it's not alum like this one.... That's why I only use it for my M03 .... ( I still have my fully mod TL-01, too) ...
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:14 AM
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akuhon,

nice body! can i ask where i can order one (if online, could you post a link)? i could also see that you got a no rules m03 under the body (foam tires & modified bumper, i think), could you also post a photo of the chasis? im interested coz we're having an unlimited m chasis race in a month. still have to tinker a lot if that pushes through.
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Yes ... there was C-Hubs for TL-01 with some 2 degree of caster, I still have it. It was made by TAMIYA p/n 53226 ... actually it's for TA-02 .. Unfortunately it's discontinued... you might try on ebay or somewhere else....
Hi, can you use #53226 on M03M. I think i have to change knuckles too, right?

Also, can you reverse C-hubs to get positive or negative caster?
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Originally Posted by minimanintaiwan
Hi, can you use #53226 on M03M. I think i have to change knuckles too, right?

Also, can you reverse C-hubs to get positive or negative caster?
caster is only in one side, i dont know if it is positive or negative , i think it is not called neither those, just "N degrees of caster", from 0 to positive values

http://users.pandora.be/elvo/4/2.html
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If many of you like this body I would suggest you write to Tamiya USA and JPN and let them know. They never (or limited) released it here in the states because at the time we did not have the Fit available. Now that we do though if there is a demand maybe they would be swayed to fire up the mold and update the licensing agreement to make more body kits. They have done this before with other units but the customer must contact them directly to make the biggest impact.
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Originally Posted by DrKucho
caster is only in one side, i dont know if it is positive or negative , i think it is not called neither those, just "N degrees of caster", from 0 to positive values

http://users.pandora.be/elvo/4/2.html
It's called positive or negative but you never use negative . You just use more or less positive caster.

Can you tell me if #53226 will fit MO3M?

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