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Old 03-16-2005, 09:47 PM
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Originally posted by minidriver
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Just no match for an M03 with 21T on a long course like California .
21 in m03?
isnt the gear box is only ment to have a 20t max.
is the 21t legall?
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:21 PM
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As for the 21T in the M03 it is just a slip of tongue.

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Dave I have put a bug in Fred's ear regarding the 21T being legal again in the M04M now that it is a "US" car. I thought of the 20t but it opens a can of worms with not using the gearbox holes yadda, yadda. Either 20 or 21t I think the 04 deserves a better shake at things. On the local shorter tracks the 19 is just ok if there is a long straight forget it.

Oh and I am hoping to see another Garber in TCS. My 8yo daughter is going to run TL-01 spec at regionals this coming year. She has been practicing by making the neighbor boy cry when she beats him
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Old 03-17-2005, 02:45 AM
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Ok, so basically my problem with my car might be the front inserts.
My Type As at the rear use 2 layers on sponge.
My front type S uses a molded insert and is rather loose.
I guess if I harden my front insert, I would decrease the grip at the front end creating less spin outs and so reduce my chance of overheating my type As?
Gee... If only my country as cool weather....
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Old 03-17-2005, 07:08 AM
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Sounds like your rear is too full also for the insert

Also being that the S-grip has less bite than the A, I would not put it down to the heat
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:56 PM
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Yes, I meant that the MO4m with the 19T is no match for the 20T in the M03 . A 21T in the MO3 is not legal

The neat thing about my proposal to allow a 20T in the M04M is that it gives neither chassis a gearing advantage and requires no alteration or modification of the chassis. No holes to drill out. You don't have to alter a thing but the rule on gearing . Each would have the identical straightaway top end speed. The only differences between MO3 and MO4M would then be in handling characteristics. If you were to allow 21T in the M04M you just create a flip flp of the current situation, everyone would tend to run MO4M to be competitive at Nationals.

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Old 03-18-2005, 08:03 PM
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The front moulded insert are not 60D thus it will be loose. Type S is 60D and Tamiya does not make any insert for 60D other than innersponge(blue) and hard innersponge(Black)

stock tires are actually 56mm so you have a 2mm gap(4mm diameter). this airpocket is as good as not having any insert at all

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Ok, so basically my problem with my car might be the front inserts.
My Type As at the rear use 2 layers on sponge.
My front type S uses a molded insert and is rather loose.
I guess if I harden my front insert, I would decrease the grip at the front end creating less spin outs and so reduce my chance of overheating my type As?
Gee... If only my country as cool weather....
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:06 AM
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Originally posted by minidriver
If you were to allow 21T in the M04M you just create a flip flp of the current situation, everyone would tend to run MO4M to be competitive at Nationals.
I disagree with your comment. Even when the M04 could run the 21t and the bigger tires, most people chose to run the M03. Most people like the M03, it is much easier to drive. The M04 is much more finiky to set up and be stable to be fast.
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:17 AM
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have you guys tried foam tires on your mini's? i have a set on mine,i dunno where they come from,but i'd like to get some more

also,what the difference between the toa3 ball diff and the manta one? how can i tell which one i have?
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For the diff not much other than the gear width on the diff. The TA03 is narrower and reduces a touch of rotating mass.

AS for foam never been there not sure where to direct you for foam.
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Old 03-25-2005, 01:33 PM
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cool thanks,also i'm using trf shocks alround,up front with the yellow springs that they came with and in the back i'm using the trf shocks with the standard 'chrome' mini springs.

i think the back might be a little soft.theres a fair bit of lift off oversteer

what springs do you guys recomend?
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Sounds like a touch stiffer on the front would help look at a Blue or going to the new stiffer rate Red
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Hey can someone tell me if it is normal for hpi mini x tread tyres to make screeching noises when cornering hard or should they be silent like kit tyres ?

thanks.
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Originally posted by moot
have you guys tried foam tires on your mini's? i have a set on mine,i dunno where they come from,but i'd like to get some more
We run foam on our Minis on carpet. Purple rears and plaid fronts. Starting size is around 2.20 - 2.15. Check with the TC drivers, this is the about the size when they are to small for a TC. We have found that unless you are running a 19t motor they run better without traction compound.
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Originally posted by Phenochilus
Hey can someone tell me if it is normal for hpi mini x tread tyres to make screeching noises when cornering hard or should they be silent like kit tyres ?

thanks.
Yes, mine squeal like a stuck pig. Tire squeal is the deformation of the tire tread. It also sounds cool to spectators.
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I put a killer MO3L body on e-bay item#5965753094
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