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Old 12-14-2006, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Customworksking
M03 & M04 will be if you use ABC hobby in TCS
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:20 AM
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I like this car :

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Old 12-14-2006, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by straightaway
Has anyone tried the tech racing super mini damper set? how is this compare to the trf shocks? is replacement part hard to get? Thanks.
I run the Tech shocks on a couple of my cars. They are identical to the TRF shocks and the parts are interchangeable.

TRF on the left, Tech on the right.

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Thanks Tony Gray.

Since I have a set of TRF 415 shocks, I will just use that.

Do you use the height adjuster with the 415 shocks?

which springs do u use? the regualr or the short?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFAD7&P=7

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Originally Posted by straightaway
Thanks Tony Gray.

Since I have a set of TRF 415 shocks, I will just use that.

Do you use the height adjuster with the 415 shocks?

which springs do u use? the regualr or the short?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFAD7&P=7

Thanks.
Use the longer shock end for the shock cap and the short rod end for the shaft side side of the shock.

Use the short spring kit.

You will need a load of limiter spacers on the shock shaft inside your front shocks to reduce the front droop. I was told 2mm of front droop was about right.
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Wouter.Z
tamiya alfa romeo will fit.
The alfa romeo I used recently fit when I bought the mo3m extension that comes with the hubs. All I had to do was flip the rear body posts and it aligned perfectly. Not sure if you can also just flip the suspension arms to gain 225 wheelbase without using the extension. I went with the extension route. The s2000 is another option for the mo3m.
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hey guys.
I know I'm was suppose to post in the WTB section.
but is anyone here selling a fully hopup'd Cooper? if so please PM me.

Trying to get into the local Mini races.

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Old 12-14-2006, 05:59 PM
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holy beautiful mini! where do you get the evo5 car?
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the evo5 mini is NFS....it was a one off custom.
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which is better in terms of handling, speed, etc. m03 or m04??
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Rode my M03M for the first time tonight and it was great. I had lots of body roll in the corners. I will have to try to adjust my shocks so I can lower my ride height. Since we are running a spec series, stock shocks only.
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Originally Posted by nikkiesteban
which is better in terms of handling, speed, etc. m03 or m04??
in the term of handling the M03 is more neutral (a little bit under steer when you push hard when cornering)& easy to drive....different with M04, its more agressive & tend to over steer when you pull hard your throttle when cornering (not easy to drive) just like driving a 1/12 scale car...

in the term of speed, since M04 has a lower final drive ratio, the top speed is more than M03....if you can find the perfect set up M04 can be very very fast than M03 (in condition using the same kind of motor)
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Alright, I just bought 2 M03 and 1 M03M. One is going to be for setup for the TCS in Memphis, one is going to be setup for Rally (just for grins) and one is going to be for racing at my local track. I just had some questions about some of the aftermarket parts I'm seeing on Ebay. I know I can only use Tamiya hop-ups for the one going to the TCS but for the local club I really want to bling it out since I probably won't be real competitive against the other guys in Stock who I'll have to race against and I figure...if you can't win, at least look good losing.

I saw parts from Tech, Square, Yeah Racing, GPM and such and was wondering if the parts are worth using if only for the "it's pretty" factor. You know, things like the Alloy Front and Rear arms, Damper plates, Front Uprights, Alloy wheel hubs and so on. Also there are the X-Speed Alloy shock sets which look good but do they perform. They are half the price of a set of TRF Dampers. Any info on these would be appreciated.
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Simple answer - Virtually none of those parts do anything... And in fact we believe that some of the parts might even hurt the performance. i.e. Often the replacement alloy parts weigh more than the original plastic parts!
However, the bling factor is improved immeasureably, that cant be denied.

Dont know about the X-Speed dampers, never seen them. I wouldnt compromise on shocks though, they're probably the most important factor in getting your Mini to work.
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