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Old 03-22-2007, 10:47 PM
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Questions first... Do they have to be Tamiya tyres? Or just what is best for grip?
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:07 AM
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The rules we run at our club allow us to run both foam or rubber tyres and we have a 60mm diameter rule for both. I am also looking at putting in a ball diff to try and stop the wheelspin problems during accelaration.

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Old 03-23-2007, 08:43 AM
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I just received an email from Tamiya saying that the TCS series is still going as scheduled and that the qualifier and Finals will be at the Tamiya Track. so I started to build the mo4. it is so easy to build. like a mini tlo1. built the rear diff and gear box, and front bulk head suspensino assembly last night. It could be ready for the track this week end. shake down at Tamiya probably after the RCX.
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Taffyjnr5
Hi,
The rules we run at our club allow us to run both foam or rubber tyres and we have a 60mm diameter rule for both. I am also looking at putting in a ball diff to try and stop the wheelspin problems during accelaration.

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It's a Mini, you're going to get wheelspin no matter what you do. That's all part of Mini driving. As for your tyres, well you've got a multitude available to you. It's hard to recommend anything without knowing the surface though?
Personal favourites for us are the HPI X patterns, Pit Shimuzu (treaded) and Ride S compound. Cant help you with foam though, we cant run em here and I've never tried them.
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
It's a Mini, you're going to get wheelspin no matter what you do. That's all part of Mini driving. As for your tyres, well you've got a multitude available to you. It's hard to recommend anything without knowing the surface though?
Personal favourites for us are the HPI X patterns, Pit Shimuzu (treaded) and Ride S compound. Cant help you with foam though, we cant run em here and I've never tried them.
Hey Tony have you heard anything about Pit Shimizu stop production of their mini tires. Our LHS cant get anymore and their website doesn't list it either.
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:38 PM
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I just got 4 sets recently, maybe 3 weeks ago, last time I checked their site they still had them listed - are you on their english page or their Jap page?
You have to go to their Japanese site, click on Item list, scroll down the bottom and click on tire list, that should get you there
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The Pit website has always been rubbish and hard to read anyway. The Mini tires werent always easy to find.
But stopped production on Mini tires? News to me...
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:42 PM
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Anyone been here lately?

New M03 parts in the news section

http://www3.kcn.ne.jp/~tobee/
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Please post the address of the Pit Shimizu website.

Thanks!
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That'd be this..

http://www.pit-shimizu.com
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Thank you very much! You wouldn't happen to know of a online shop that carries Pit tires?
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Ahhh good luck..

The only place we know of that has Pit Mini tires is R10

http://www.rainbowten.co.jp/

However they are notoriously hard to get, and at the moment even Rainbow dont have any.
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:17 PM
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Some more additions to the popular Media/Paint section of rc-mini.
An old school Alfa from Scott Smith, and our old mate Pluckas V8 Supercar (Aussie Touring Car) inspired Swift.

Go here to see them both.

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Old 03-24-2007, 01:16 AM
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Tony,

I just order this part. Quite nice, but don;t know about durability ...
You got it already ? What do you think ?

If it's nylon-based material, I will dies them to blue color ....

Those arms are cool! Where do you get them from?
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They're Tech Racing Mini arms... Available from most of the major Jap online stores I'd think..
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