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Old 03-02-2018, 04:26 PM
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Yeah, yeah, yeah. Iím still kicking. Having a rather complicated round with my condition. The upshot is that Iím missing the worst of winter. Iíve been stuck in here since November 8. Probably home Monday.

Iíll be back to slagging you guys and your terrible ideas soon.
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Iím still kicking. Having a rather complicated round with my condition. The upshot is that Iím missing the worst of winter. Iíve been stuck in here since November 8. Probably home Monday.

Iíll be back to slagging you guys and your terrible ideas soon.
Welcome back Jim
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Iíll be back to slagging you guys and your terrible ideas soon.
I'm looking forward to it!!!
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:58 PM
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Are you guys still racing these? I've got two I'd sell REALLY CHEAP with the OLD hop up parts etc. Almost RTR--- anyone want them??
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:58 PM
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Tim, I hate to tell you this, but take those things apart and keep the parts for a future project. The chassis kits are cheap. The hop-ups and electrics are not. With the announcement of the closing of the Tamiya track, boxes of Tamiya cars and parts are showing up every Saturday "for free" to the locals.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:12 PM
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Welcome Back Monk!!!
Feel better Buddy!!!
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:27 PM
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In case youíre wondering whatís kept me in hospital for 4 months.

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Old 03-04-2018, 12:27 AM
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The important thing is Jim, you've been gone since November and we only just noticed...
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
The important thing is Jim, you've been gone since November and we only just noticed...
Who the hell are you?
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:47 PM
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I have no idea..
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:25 PM
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My M-05 is currently in the short wheelbase configuration. Contemplating whether to make it medium or long so it wouldn't be as twitchy - so I know to buy a relevant body. (On a side note, since I'm doing this I could've gotten that darn M-07 to begin with to save myself many headaches... bah). Is the long wheelbase easier to drive than medium? Not too worried about turn radius in either case, with the wheel travel it has it'll turn on a dime anyway.
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
In case youíre wondering whatís kept me in hospital for 4 months.


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Old 03-08-2018, 04:29 PM
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Contemplating whether to make it medium or long so it wouldn't be as twitchy - so I know to buy a relevant body
I started racing the mini class in about 2012, started w/ the short wheelbase. Ran that for an entire season, then switched to medium wheelbase and found a world of difference. Switched again a year later to long wheelbase and have never looked back. The long is much more stable and should help decrease that twitchyness your experiencing. As for bodies, I run the JCW body which sadly has been discontinued for some time. I still have 3 of the bodies so will be racing them for quite awhile. Sadly there are not a lot of options for long wheelbase, -what I like about the JCW is there are no wheel arches that get in the way. You can literally slam the body so its covering the top 1/3 of each wheel. The entire car sits really low. Also the JCW doesn't have a high roof line like some of the other long wheel base bodies (thinking of the Mazda 3 or 6 or whatever they are selling). Check out the Nissan Silvia body, I think there is a long wheelbase version of that if you can't find a JCW body.
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:36 PM
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500k is thick, but a long way off being locked. A solid axle will be tricky to drive and may have troubles driving in a straight line, depending on your track and setup. I like to use something between 100k and 300k.
I went down that road, started w/ 500k ...un drive-able (yet it was a monster on straight line speed).. went down to 300k still not good, 100k was much better ..but now have settled on a mix of 50k and 100k ..so probably running 75-80k and it is much better. Handles good and tracks straight. Sure the speed isn't what it is at 500k, but I can get around the track a lot faster when it handles!
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Old 03-09-2018, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by eR1c
I started racing the mini class in about 2012, started w/ the short wheelbase. Ran that for an entire season, then switched to medium wheelbase and found a world of difference. Switched again a year later to long wheelbase and have never looked back. The long is much more stable and should help decrease that twitchyness your experiencing.
Thanks, thought that might be the case. For the long wheelbase I was thinking of the Mini Cooper S 2006 body. There's a guy nearby who does his own version of it, the Tamiya original not really being available these days (as well as being more expensive).
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