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Old 12-03-2006, 02:12 PM
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is it TCS legal lol
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I was never a fan of the Mini, for one they are too small for my 6 foot 5 frame, and also if you have ever worked on them ( or worse the Metro ) you'll know how bad they can be !
But, there have been some very cool modded ones out there, the best I saw was a 6 wheeled pickup, very nice still a mini though
Great time trial cars though, super light weight and very maneuverable.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Customworksking
By the way Marc Rheinard raced mini coopers thats how Tamiya found him...
Not Exactly true. The first year to worlds he ran mini. He got it handed to him by Ramon Flores If I remember correctly. the next year he went He handed it to everyone in a sedan class.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:21 AM
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hey hey hey , someone post theese pics in the tb evo 5 forum








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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
Not Exactly true. The first year to worlds he ran mini. He got it handed to him by Ramon Flores If I remember correctly. the next year he went He handed it to everyone in a sedan class.
I wasn't sure how he came up but I knew he ran a mini @ 1 point ..thanks for clearing that up ...I will race my mini @ every event I can!
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DrKucho
hey hey hey , someone post these pics in the tb evo 5 forum
Ooh yeah that is one nice EVo 5 conversion...

C'mon Akuhon, you posted em, more info please!

Looks like a Mid or LWB though, not a SWB.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:56 PM
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That short TA05 chassis looks like the 30th anniversary Porche 934 kit.

Estimated kit price $500-$600 USD. Wanna buy it Tony?
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Hi just finished assembling my Suzuki Swift Mini. I was wondering, since there is no inserts in the box, to I have to go buy some or can I just install the tires on the rims with no inserts?

Thanks, Chris.
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
That short TA05 chassis looks like the 30th anniversary Porche 934 kit.

Estimated kit price $500-$600 USD. Wanna buy it Tony?
I think its too late. Already sold out from most of the major outlets, on pre-order alone!

Chris, the original tyres wont last long anyway, half a dozen runs and they'll be gone anyway. I'd put some inserts in though just to help them out and last a little longer. Its really not all that important which ones.
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Originally Posted by falconcg
Hi just finished assembling my Suzuki Swift Mini. I was wondering, since there is no inserts in the box, to I have to go buy some or can I just install the tires on the rims with no inserts?

Thanks, Chris.
That's odd, I just built mine last week, and it came with inserts !
I would say try to get a set, unless you are just going to be bashing with the car.
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Ooh yeah that is one nice EVo 5 conversion...

C'mon Akuhon, you posted em, more info please!

Looks like a Mid or LWB though, not a SWB.
Hey Tony,

This is the link of the mini project. http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~d-data/mini.html

I still curious what kind of arms they use ? No pics from under the chassis. Looks so short...
Is it tamiya lightweight rev. arm (short ver.) ?

Check also the Pro4-mini, .... quite interesting ...
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My bad, I say the inserts after. They were included. I guess I will have to go buy some new tires if those ones aren't good then. The 60D radials, are they better? I heard that you didn't need compound with them, they worked fine as is. I will be using them on carpet.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by akuhon
Hey Tony,

This is the link of the mini project. http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~d-data/mini.html

I still curious what kind of arms they use ? No pics from under the chassis. Looks so short...
Is it tamiya lightweight rev. arm (short ver.) ?

Check also the Pro4-mini, .... quite interesting ...
Translation from the QA sounds like shortened HPI pro 4 arms.
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I've got 2 or 3 weeks off soon, maybe I need to build an Evo5 and Pro4 Mini during that time....
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
Translation from the QA sounds like shortened HPI pro 4 arms.
They cut them manually ? and drilled the suspension shaft hole ?
Will be lack of precision, side to side ... IMO.
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