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Old 01-17-2007, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by cartix
Why, have you been to Japan before with TCS? Did you whip up on them?
Nope won Mini @ the 2006 TCS North American finals, when the rule package came out there was a Suzuki Swift class, I told Tamiya I would run that, and 2 weeks before departing for Japan, I was told I could not race that class. I was told it was for Japanese drivers only. My guess is they didn't want for an american to come a beat up on them like Raymond Flores did.
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:17 PM
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The mini CVA shocks come with two different hard plastic spacers on the tree that work well.

Originally Posted by SeaKayCarthik
Sorry one more question. I ordered mini CVA oil shocks, do they come with enough o rings to lower the chassis (shorten the shock)? Or should I order some more O rings, if so, what size? anyone have part numbers, how many will I need?

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Old 01-17-2007, 07:26 PM
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Like Steve said, I think Steve and I have the same setup. Steve you run different oil right.

black plastic CVA shocks
56mm height shocks
2 hole piston
kit supplied oil
red rear, blue front springs
I run the 1mm spring clip on the front, 3mm in the rear

Swift 60D treaded tires 50683
Grey inserts 53255
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveM
The mini CVA shocks come with two different hard plastic spacers on the tree that work well.
Thanks Steve!
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:56 PM
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Thanks Difuser
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Difuser
2. personally TRF
I will have to disagree with diffuser here. In that past with the many cars I have owned, I do not see ANY difference between aluminum bodied and plastic oil filled dampers, I believe they both perform the same, so CVA's are a much cheaper alternative IMO.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by SeaKayCarthik
I will have to disagree with diffuser here. In that past with the many cars I have owned, I do not see ANY difference between aluminum bodied and plastic oil filled dampers, I believe they both perform the same, so CVA's are a much cheaper alternative IMO.
Well i havent bought any shocks yet.. so i mite go wif plastic oil shocks first... anyway wad should the M03M front suspension conversion consist of?
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:54 PM
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OK--this is probably about a stupid question/problem, but here goes. I haven't used a stick pack in almost twenty years. So, stupid me figures a stick pack is a stick pack, right? I just received a couple Racer's Edge 3600 packs and guess what...they don't fit in my MO4...not even close. It's about 1/4" too long. The ends of the pack are capped w/plastic caps, and the "wire end" cap can be compressed a bit (MAYBE 1/8")...what to do?

I had sure hoped to run the car(s) this weekend at our race.

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I happened to think I had an older stick pack in the basement that came with my TXT I bought a couple years ago. It's a Duratrax 1500 pack and it fits like a dream. I know cells have gotten a BIT longer, but I'd never realized they'd gained .1" or so. I also see by the rules that these more recent cells are TCS legal:

1) how do I get 'em to fit within the rules, or

2) what seems to be the cut-off, mah-wise, before the cells grew too big? 3300? 3000?

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Old 01-17-2007, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SeaKayCarthik
I will have to disagree with diffuser here. In that past with the many cars I have owned, I do not see ANY difference between aluminum bodied and plastic oil filled dampers, I believe they both perform the same, so CVA's are a much cheaper alternative IMO.
If memory serves, Difuser is a former TCS Nats winner who made the trek to Japan... they seemed to work for well for him
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Old 01-18-2007, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by madjack
If memory serves, Difuser is a former TCS Nats winner who made the trek to Japan... they seemed to work for well for him
wow, well I guess my word means nothing compared to his , as I said, just my opinion.

Diffuser, want to help me out with tire setup? see my post up the page.

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Old 01-18-2007, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by madjack
If memory serves, Difuser is a former TCS Nats winner who made the trek to Japan... they seemed to work for well for him
This thread has been pretty good about not doing this kind of things so let's end it right here. This is a public thread and everyone is allowed to give their opinions. Just because someone has won a national race or is even World Champion of all things R/C...doesn't make that opinion more valid than another. I've been on other threads where people shoved their noses halfway up the keister of some sponsored national winning driver and just told everyone to go along with their opinion because they were a better driver. That's not the way to be. I'm sure that Difuser won't have his feelings hurt if someone offers a differing opinion. He seems like a pretty down-to-earth person from the posts I've read.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:55 AM
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I have a couple questions for all you Mini experts.

1. Are the suspension parts #50736 (TL01 B Parts) the same as the Suzuki Swift #51238 (M03m F Parts)?

2. Are the rear blocks on the #50736 parts tree the same as #51238 and do they have 2 degree toe in?
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I'm using whatever oil came with the CVA shocks. My setup is the same except I'm running HPI X-Pattern tires and/or RP30 and RP36.

Originally Posted by Bodywerx
Like Steve said, I think Steve and I have the same setup. Steve you run different oil right.

black plastic CVA shocks
56mm height shocks
2 hole piston
kit supplied oil
red rear, blue front springs
I run the 1mm spring clip on the front, 3mm in the rear

Swift 60D treaded tires 50683
Grey inserts 53255
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:04 AM
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The plastic CVA shocks may be plastic but they seem to work extremely well and for $12 a pair it's hard to go wrong.

Originally Posted by SeaKayCarthik
I will have to disagree with diffuser here. In that past with the many cars I have owned, I do not see ANY difference between aluminum bodied and plastic oil filled dampers, I believe they both perform the same, so CVA's are a much cheaper alternative IMO.
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Steven Key
I have a couple questions for all you Mini experts.

1. Are the suspension parts #50736 (TL01 B Parts) the same as the Suzuki Swift #51238 (M03m F Parts)?

2. Are the rear blocks on the #50736 parts tree the same as #51238 and do they have 2 degree toe in?
1) Nope, they look more like the uprights for the Mini standard suspension, but certainly not the M-03M F parts. The main giveaway is that the front knuckles don't have 2 steering mount holes (though you can't really see that in the pics), and the M-03M rear uprights look more like uprights on the regular Lightweight Suspension, they're much narrower.

50736 TL01 Parts:
51238 M-03M Parts:
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