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Old 06-30-2015, 05:07 AM
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Vacuum pump is really useful. Wouldn't even attempt to do my shocks without one.

You can drill a 1mm- 1,5mm hole in the cap, to get rid of most of the rebound from the air trapped behind the bldder.

Ghetto-er shock holder: Take the cap off your brake cleaner can and drill four holes with a body reamer.
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:29 AM
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What gears and hop ups and pinion should I use for a brushless 3750kv motor??
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:36 AM
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that looks very nice.

does anyone know where I would be able to locate the old Tech Racing M05 conversion kits? I don't really care if its the FF or RWD version. I didn't see any place online that has them in stock.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:34 AM
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Nice build, thanks for sharing!
I have a TOP 4wd mini, -it drives like a full size TC. You can whip it around the turns and it just doesn't slip or tip. Super nice car!
i'll get a photo of mine up soon.
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Nice build, thanks for sharing!
I have a TOP 4wd mini, -it drives like a full size TC. You can whip it around the turns and it just doesn't slip or tip. Super nice car!
i'll get a photo of mine up soon.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:24 AM
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nice build Sakadachi!

I have not driven the FWD Sabre mini, but do own a 4WD Sabre mini. Speaking for the 4WD version it handles incredibly well as good as a full size touring car. I can whip that little car around the tightest corners at near full throttle and at worst the tires may slip a tad ..it just hugs the road so well. Its a fun little car.

Here are a few photos of mine,
I just upgraded the servo and receiver (to match my new controller), so the wiring is still a mess.
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nice build Sakadachi!

I have not driven the FWD Sabre mini, but do own a 4WD Sabre mini. Speaking for the 4WD version it handles incredibly well as good as a full size touring car. I can whip that little car around the tightest corners at near full throttle and at worst the tires may slip a tad ..it just hugs the road so well. Its a fun little car.

Here are a few photos of mine,
I just upgraded the servo and receiver (to match my new controller), so the wiring is still a mess.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:38 AM
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Took a while, but I got the body posts to fit the Tamiya Rover Mini body without drilling new holes in the body.



Front required about 5mm of spacing. I drilled the bottom hole on the Sabre body post.
My ride height is pretty high so no issue of upper arms hitting the bottom of the posts when
the chassis bottoms out.



The rear took some thinking...Used my M-Four's body post at one of the rear hole locations
on the Sabre, then drilled 2 new holes through the chassis as the post has 2 mounting holes
each. Then used my HPI CupRacer extension to lengthen the post.
The M-Four's transponder bracket also acts as a brace.



Regardless, the fitment is perfect, no rubbing.
Next up, I need to figure out what to do with the bumper..

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Old 06-30-2015, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by heretic
You can drill a 1mm- 1,5mm hole in the cap, to get rid of most of the rebound from the air trapped behind the bldder.
Probably not legal in some race series.
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