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Old 02-03-2015, 02:53 PM
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I found the 2002 shell needed to sit high on the chassis, in order to clear the Tamiya 60D tires. Same deal with the original Tamiya Mini Cooper. Best shells for clearance, in my experience have been Blitz. I'm running 60D tires and 8mm wheels hexes. I could probably squeeze another MM or two on each side if I needed to.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:31 PM
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But I would drop the CRX on if I needed a Tamiya body for sure
A few guys run the CRX body at our club. I like that one, the balance seems right. Funny though our #2 driver runs a Mini (classic) body, ...i just struggled w/ that body too much to stick with it.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:47 PM
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Just another night in the monkey-cave.

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Old 02-04-2015, 06:51 AM
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Hey Jim I picked up one of these for my mini, what do you think? Will it work or just be a pig?
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It looks so sick, who cares.
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:23 AM
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Pat that body looks great. Itll be interesting to see what width hexes you can fit under it. What is it and where did you get it? As long as you get full turn on the front wheels without it hitting the body badly, it should rip!
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No clue. Never even seen one of those before. Looks good!
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:34 AM
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Yup, I actually had to cut a grip off the 2002 BMW body to make it "ok" so I'll share the hack up...

I'll be going to the CRX since just about every other 225mm wheelbase body is showing Discontinued on Tamiya including the Abarth!
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:19 AM
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That body is a Montech Turbo Spidi. Schumacher Racing (UK) carries them, Great Hobbies in Edmonton got it for me. If anyone wants one call Joe at Great Hobbies Edmonton. I also picked up the M10 LMP body for my WGT.

here is the link to it on Schumacher's site.
http://www.racing-cars.com/pp/Manufa.../MT009004.html
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:30 AM
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It's amazing how many shims it takes to reduce the slop within the m-05!
But it is now finished, and all that's left to do is wait for the snow to melt and then fine tune the ball diff which I think is the weakest link (apart from my driving) and await my Sanwa MT4 radio.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:55 PM
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How do you guy wire up you m05 ver ll for running a shorty?
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I'll post a few pics when I get home tonight.
Going to rerun the wires a bit but needed to get it set up for tonight

I also used a very small piece of thin foam from Team Associated on the top of the Orion shorty to get a snug fit so the lipo doesn't move around at all.

Even with tape it seems to have a gap & movement
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Neils74 View Post
It's amazing how many shims it takes to reduce the slop within the m-05!
But it is now finished, and all that's left to do is wait for the snow to melt and then fine tune the ball diff which I think is the weakest link (apart from my driving) and await my Sanwa MT4 radio.
Been there, done that. Not to burst your bubble, but the mini's seem to run better with all that slop. Just talking from experience
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Originally Posted by redbones View Post
Been there, done that. Not to burst your bubble, but the mini's seem to run better with all that slop. Just talking from experience
I was also advised to leave the slop in the arms...etc

ONLY question I have regarding slop is the stock servo saver is really bad.
What are you all using?
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:57 PM
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What 21.5 motors/rotors/timing are people running in their minis nowadays?
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