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Old 06-14-2005, 02:55 PM
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The article that you are probably referring to on the Tamiya web site is
Built to win BMW mini building and setup guide by David Beale.
And yes it has a lot of very good info.

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Originally Posted by MartynD
Brushless would be a waste in a mini, seriously... and it will likely cost you a fortune in gear sets.
are there any upgrade gears available on market?
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Originally Posted by rtypec
If you're looking for all out performance...don't bother with ceramic bearings. Get a set of Tamiya blue shielded bearings and blow out all the grease and run them DRY or with a tiny drop of bearing oil. Of course, they won't last long but you get's what you pay for

Have a look at this article written by grand poobah David Beale: Built to Win - BMW Mini Building and Setup Guide

Hope that helps.
So you in your opinion you think regular bearings cleaned out and ran are free'er then ceramic bearings?
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Originally Posted by yellow15
are there any upgrade gears available on market?
Its just too much power for the car.
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Originally Posted by PIIHB!
Its just too much power for the car.
So what is the "maximum" power the car/gears can handle safely? 13T? 19T?
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Originally Posted by snopro31
So you in your opinion you think regular bearings cleaned out and ran are free'er then ceramic bearings?
rtypec is talking about the rubber shielded bearing set for the EvoIII. those are pretty free when you clean them out.
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Originally Posted by yellow15
So what is the "maximum" power the car/gears can handle safely? 13T? 19T?
Its due to that fact that the cars have a short wheelbase, narrow track, and little tires. They can't handle much power unless spinning tires, no control, and roll overs excite you. The silver can is probably the best but a stock motor is probably the most powerful i'd go.
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Actually a mod in the mini is really fun, the issue is getting the power to the ground.
There is a company in Japan that makes a different gearset for the mini, but it is not TCS legal.
The only comment about David Beales article is, there is a new style U joint out for the mini, other than the one he listed, and I feel it is a better part.
Also on the Tamiya track I have run a much harder spring. Also if he didn't mention it thay also offer a swaybar kit, and I find I use one end or the other to tune the car.
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Do you have a web site for the company that carries the different gearset for the mini.
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http://www3.kcn.ne.jp/~tobee/English.htm


Try this
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Originally Posted by RED-LINE M03
Do you have a web site for the company that carries the different gearset for the mini.

yeah i'm interested as well. I'm not living in US and probably won't race my mini any more when i start this project so not worry about it is race legal or not..
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Default movie watch a totally stock mo3 hold off a 4wd touring car

This is a Japanese web site

There are two ways to view this web page



The first way is the easy way to copy and paste this web site http://tuyosi.ath.cx/nic/mini/m03.html

Then click on this symbol ムービー



The second way go to Google.com on the right side of the page you will see language tools
Click on language tools
Next copy and paste with site were it says search for http://tuyosi.ath.cx/nic/mini/m03.html

After you have entered the web page

Go down to were it says translate
You are going to select Japanese to English

Then click on Google search.....

Google will take you to the next page click on translate this page....

Mini racing will be at the top of the page and movie will be displayed right above this (killer mini driver)set up chart.....

Click on movie to download.....

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Default nice looking mo3-l

Very nice web site I like that mo3-l!!!

Have you ever ordered from this web site?

How do you convert Yen to Dollars?

Thanks for the site info.
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Rough guess a yen is a penny.
Or you can type currency conversion in the search bar on say Google. I'm sure there are many places that would do it correctly
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The cars were flyin. I couldn't tell what was racing. It seemed like there was at least 1 car that was longer than the other minis.
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