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Old 04-19-2007, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Core Creations
Actually I was mistaken...the kit price is listed as 4200 yen...or about $35!!!!
EVEN BETTER! i'll take 2 of em!
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:30 PM
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If any of you are running the mo4, I finally completed the final adjustments.
I have tha alfa body and it fits perfectly. the cars handles very nice, stabe and turns in good. because it is rear drive I probably could have gone with a standard steering servo but will use to the hi torq servo for now. I will test it out at the tamiya track this weekend.

It is very stable and has good speed w/ the stock johnson motor. I hope to match it up w/ some mo3's
I was very good about freeing up the ball bearings, stiffining up the front shocks, tires and took a little out of the stearing. No sway bars yet. may not need them.
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:29 PM
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M03R blue servo mounts + Futaba 9101 coreless servo = zero movication. Me likey!
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by rccardr
M03R blue servo mounts + Futaba 9101 coreless servo = zero movication. Me likey!
I do agree that there are some important alum alloy parts in the M03R package like the servo mounts that are really useful to replace those plastic parts...
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:50 AM
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Found this site while looking around for a body. They have quite a few 12th scales that would fit a mini.

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http://www.kamtec.co.uk/products.php...=61&prod_cat=8

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http://www.kamtec.co.uk/products.php...D=5&prod_cat=8

For this next one you could add a M03M and M03L center spacer to get the wheelbase right.

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http://www.kamtec.co.uk/products.php...=16&prod_cat=9
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:07 PM
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If you like to race a mini you must view the thread tittled

ATTENTION WANT TO TRY THIS
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Three
I have a Futaba 9650 servo mounted in my mini, but have encountered the following problem: The servo mounts keep moving. Have tried just about everything except glueing them but to no avail. New screws, lockwashers, nothing seeems to work. Have verified that there is no contact between the servo saver (Kimbrough mid-size #201) and chassis. Also the end points are such that no contact is made between chassis and front uprights (Tamiya aluminum #53523).
Must be TCS legal.
FYI - What I did to help with servo movement was to take my transponder and servo tape it to the top of the servo, pinching the transponder between the support posts. Seems to do a great job so far.
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:15 PM
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hi guys,
decide to get back into racing. can any Melbourne guys give me some info on where to race. still racing brccc at night?

painted up a new shell too!

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Old 04-24-2007, 06:11 AM
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I've been hearing from several guys here of how expensive Tamiya and in general RC stuff is in their countries. Is it true you guys in Australia might pay up to $USD60-70 for a mini body?!!? what are some other prices?
UK prices? US prices?

Heres a partial list of what we pay here:
Tamiya Mini rover body $30 and $33 for a swift.
Tamiya Sport tuned motor at most $20
M03 CVD $20
M03R $120
TA03 ball diff $21
M03 heat sink $13
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Originally Posted by minimanintaiwan
I've been hearing from several guys here of how expensive Tamiya and in general RC stuff is in their countries. Is it true you guys in Australia might pay up to $USD60-70 for a mini body?!!? what are some other prices?
UK prices? US prices?

Heres a partial list of what we pay here:
Tamiya Mini rover body $30 and $33 for a swift.
Tamiya Sport tuned motor at most $20
M03 CVD $20
M03R $120
TA03 ball diff $21
M03 heat sink $13
Prices are maybe $2-$4 more here at least on Tower Hobbies.com. So local hobby shop maybe the same or lower than tower's.

I bought my black can motor from the lhs for $20.

Hoping to get my hand on one of your motors soon to
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:56 PM
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I have a M03M Swift collecting dust here in Tampa, FL. Are there any Mini Racers in Central FL? Lets try to get together so there are more and 2 or us at a track at any one time.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Xtant3150c
Prices are maybe $2-$4 more here at least on Tower Hobbies.com. So local hobby shop maybe the same or lower than tower's.

I bought my black can motor from the lhs for $20.

Hoping to get my hand on one of your motors soon to
yeah, i've ordered many motors from minimanintaiwan....the V6 is AWESOME! i'll never use a sport tuned again....(unless i have to)
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Originally Posted by TENCHO
yeah, i've ordered many motors from minimanintaiwan....the V6 is AWESOME! i'll never use a sport tuned again....(unless i have to)
Ya.. Tencho A main Champ!!

The motor in question:
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:16 PM
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These Chevron Monster M knockoffs are also very popular here. The originals from Japan are impossible to get these days.
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:25 AM
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i ordered super mini cva shocks for m03m and i ordered set of spring here's is the part number for spring set #53333. do you think it will fit when i lower down the ride height? coz i think the springs i ordered is not the shortest springs for m03. here take a look at this spring #53749 this is much shorter i think.
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