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Old 06-24-2007, 04:16 AM
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Keep Minis simple? hmmm..

do u guys use dog bones or unis?
gear diff, manta or TA03 diffs?
bush bearings or steel all around?
friction or oil dampers?
aluminum or plastic uprights?
etc...

just look at the new m03r and compare it to the older m03 and its not so simple anymore.

Its like evolution.. it's gonna happen anyways.
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by minimanintaiwan
Keep Minis simple? hmmm..

do u guys use dog bones or unis?
gear diff, manta or TA03 diffs?
bush bearings or steel all around?
friction or oil dampers?
aluminum or plastic uprights?
etc...
I've got two cars with all that...and if I was going to race a TCS event I'd probably break 'em out.

The ones I actually drive/have fun with? Dog bones, gear diff, bearings (cut maintenance, dirt cheap at $12/set shipped), friction dampers, plastic uprights, etc.
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Old 06-24-2007, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by minimanintaiwan
Keep Minis simple? hmmm..

do u guys use dog bones or unis?
gear diff, manta or TA03 diffs?
bush bearings or steel all around?
friction or oil dampers?
aluminum or plastic uprights?
etc...

just look at the new m03r and compare it to the older m03 and its not so simple anymore.

Its like evolution.. it's gonna happen anyways.
i race with:

dog bones
gear diff
bearings
plastic shocks
plastic uprights

and i have a m03r but it too pretty to race. i like simple because some say i am simple........smart people
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:05 PM
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Any Chicago area Mini owners around here? Want to race your Mini on Sunday afternoons? I'm looking to dust ours off and add a class at our local track's Sunday parking lot race. We only need one more to make a class..but of course it would be great to have ten more.....
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by frankrehnelt
i race with:

dog bones
gear diff
bearings
plastic shocks
plastic uprights

and i have a m03r but it too pretty to race. i like simple because some say i am simple........smart people
bearings, shocks...
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dont know if this is a repost but has anyone seen this thing!!!?I ordered one today can't wait to get it.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=298859
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M03R too pretty too race! Whatever, it made to race!
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Originally Posted by speedemall
dont know if this is a repost but has anyone seen this thing!!!?I ordered one today can't wait to get it.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=298859
Yeah we talked about it a while back. Some people have ordered them, a lot (like me) are waiting for the Pro version which is only a few weeks away. Mmmmm more pointless carbon...
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:26 PM
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You know you want more pointless carbon....
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by rctouringracer
M03R too pretty too race! Whatever, it made to race!
just make sure to take a picture of the black chrome chassis before you run it...as it starts to flake off the instant it hits the track.
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Originally Posted by madjack
just make sure to take a picture of the black chrome chassis before you run it...as it starts to flake off the instant it hits the track.
I was wondering about that is the chrome chassis brittle at all?
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Originally Posted by MrBlack
I was wondering about that is the chrome chassis brittle at all?
overall chassis no (black plastic)...chrome plate, oh yeah.
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:35 PM
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Default chrome black grey?

I found the black chassis included in the swift kits the best overall in terms of endurance and non-brittleness. If its the same black chassis underneath the "r" version chrome chassis then it should be ok to run aside from the flakes you leave in your competitors eyes!

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Old 06-26-2007, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Yeah we talked about it a while back. Some people have ordered them, a lot (like me) are waiting for the Pro version which is only a few weeks away. Mmmmm more pointless carbon...
Hi Tony

Can you save me from trawling through 146 pages for the MO3R Pro and tell me what spec the Pro will be.
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:51 PM
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M03R Pro? What The? I was talking about the Xpress MRR2 Pro.

For which the specs can be found... here
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