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Old 05-26-2007, 11:50 PM
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I'm having trouble getting onto the RC Market site to complete an order. Any ideas?

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As of yesterday they said their server is down. All the links on their thread come back dead.
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:18 AM
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K--Roger that.

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Old 05-27-2007, 06:47 AM
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Thanks again. I wasn't sure if the TB-02 axle stubs would be the right length.
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We dropped off to Pg 3! I thought I'd better post to bring it back to the front again...
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:05 PM
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what is everyone using for tires now that HPI in their infinite wisdom has discontinued the x-patterns. also any setup tips for carpet????
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Originally Posted by Granpa
what is everyone using for tires now that HPI in their infinite wisdom has discontinued the x-patterns. also any setup tips for carpet????
RP makes some 24R, 30R, 36R

and Spice 24R, 28R, 32R


Never tried them so dont have any performance information.
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hey all:

just built my first Mini (M03R). What a breeze to build. A few questions though:

I put on my TRF shocks and there is quite a bit of slop which causes the shock to move front to back - what did you guys do to correct this?

Also, the steering linkage rubs against the chassis - is anybody else having this problem?

thanks

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Originally Posted by Granpa
also any setup tips for carpet????
What I've learned from this thread, experience, and other racers:

Tamiya S-grip tires in front with maybe double inserts (to expand the diameter of the tire and effectively get a little more "gearing" or rollout)

Tamiya M-grip tires with standard inserts in rear

70 wt oil front with short white (stiff) springs

50 wt oil in rear with short yellow (medium) springs

Internal spacers in shocks to lower ride height.

Shimmed gear diff or tightened ball diff to get better acceleration out of corners.

I think that's about it. My son's spun out at the TCS race, so we were advised to just use traction compound on the inside 1/4 of the front tires and all the way across the rears.

That's our set-up. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by hierog
hey all:

just built my first Mini (M03R). What a breeze to build. A few questions though:

I put on my TRF shocks and there is quite a bit of slop which causes the shock to move front to back - what did you guys do to correct this?

Also, the steering linkage rubs against the chassis - is anybody else having this problem?

thanks

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For the TRF shocks, I prefer to use the 5mm ball ends instead of the shock collar/screws that came in the "R" kit. You can get a bag of brass balls, or go with blue aluminum for extra bling (TAM53642).

As for the steering rub, I'm assuming you are rubbing the gear case. They included a set of spacers to push the servo farther forward if you use a servo that does not have enough height from the mounting ears. Take a look and see if that would help.
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Don't worry about the shocks moving, it doesn't make any difference. We've run the car like that and it makes no difference at all. If it really freaks you too much, then put an o ring on there to take out the slop.

As for the steering linkage hitting, its because the TRF shocks you've put on are too long. They're not letting the car sit low enough and hence the steering links are hitting the chassis. It's a common problem with any M03 that's sitting too high. Centre to centre your shocks need to be around 47mm or so at ride height.

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Originally Posted by hierog
hey all:

just built my first Mini (M03R). What a breeze to build. A few questions though:

I put on my TRF shocks and there is quite a bit of slop which causes the shock to move front to back - what did you guys do to correct this?

Also, the steering linkage rubs against the chassis - is anybody else having this problem?

thanks

vic

i just ground down a section of the gear case a little big, no big deal, doesn't hurt anything, just don't go too far.

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Originally Posted by Hawk6
What I've learned from this thread, experience, and other racers:

Tamiya S-grip tires in front with maybe double inserts (to expand the diameter of the tire and effectively get a little more "gearing" or rollout)

Tamiya M-grip tires with standard inserts in rear

70 wt oil front with short white (stiff) springs

50 wt oil in rear with short yellow (medium) springs

Internal spacers in shocks to lower ride height.

Shimmed gear diff or tightened ball diff to get better acceleration out of corners.

I think that's about it. My son's spun out at the TCS race, so we were advised to just use traction compound on the inside 1/4 of the front tires and all the way across the rears.

That's our set-up. Good luck.
Thanx for the info, will try. Are you using the 2 or 3 hole pistons in the shocks? I'm running spacers in the shocks already. Have you tried the sway bars???? This track wants us to run 5mm ride hts. Seems a little high to me, but hopefully won't be a problem. again thanx for the help
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3 holes for me.

5mm might be a touch high - if the mini starts traction rolling - drop it down a little a see if that helps it out

Some people swear by sway bars - i had them on my mini and didn't feel any difference in the car, so took them off again!
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by NT
3 holes for me.

5mm might be a touch high - if the mini starts traction rolling - drop it down a little a see if that helps it out

Some people swear by sway bars - i had them on my mini and didn't feel any difference in the car, so took them off again!
5mm is to keep you from ripping up the rug.

If you're running on rug the roll bars will help keep you from rolling over.
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