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Old 08-08-2007, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by GeekSpeed
Whatís up gang? I just got my M04L Beetle delivered on Monday and I have been working on it for the last couple of nights. Thus far, I have completed the front and rear suspensions and the gearbox. I have a couple of questions, however:

1. The left rear suspension seems to be binding. I am not sure why this is happening. I made sure that everything was not too tight and it does not look like I have any flashing or anything gumming up the works. Any suggestions as to what might be causing this?
2. Iím running the friction shocks for now and will probably do a few races with them. Does anyone have any advice on how to set them up to be as good as possible? I will be running on an indoor asphalt track with good grip.
3. Will a standard Futaba S3003 steering servo fit? What about a standard sized Futaba receiver (I need to buy these still, so I canít test fit)?

Also, does anyone have suggestions for tires? I am hoping to keep it TCS legal.

Thanks!
I think I posted this once before. For set up and tire choice advice, call Dave or Devin at Gyro Hobbies. 949 583-1775 They are very good with all mini's. As I recall, Devin was a TCS nationals champ in minis a couple of years ago. I've raced with Dave at SoCal and his MO4 was fast and well setup the last time he was able to race. They are usually there in the PM's
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:27 PM
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If your suspension is binding, 99% of the time, the screws are too tight. Try loosening everything 1 turn. If it still binds, check your suspension links and make sure they are installed correctly. Your receiver and servo should fit. A lot of us run our receivers side saddle anyway
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Originally Posted by Granpa
If your suspension is binding, 99% of the time, the screws are too tight. Try loosening everything 1 turn. If it still binds, check your suspension links and make sure they are installed correctly. Your receiver and servo should fit. A lot of us run our receivers side saddle anyway
or use this ?
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Originally Posted by wallyburger
Here is the interior installed in a mini.

Now, my next project is to make a left-handed driver and maybe a single driver.
Wally, you selling those yet?

you got PM.
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Originally Posted by GeekSpeed
Whatís up gang? I just got my M04L Beetle delivered on Monday and I have been working on it for the last couple of nights. Thus far, I have completed the front and rear suspensions and the gearbox. I have a couple of questions, however:

1. The left rear suspension seems to be binding. I am not sure why this is happening. I made sure that everything was not too tight and it does not look like I have any flashing or anything gumming up the works. Any suggestions as to what might be causing this?
2. Iím running the friction shocks for now and will probably do a few races with them. Does anyone have any advice on how to set them up to be as good as possible? I will be running on an indoor asphalt track with good grip.
3. Will a standard Futaba S3003 steering servo fit? What about a standard sized Futaba receiver (I need to buy these still, so I canít test fit)?

Also, does anyone have suggestions for tires? I am hoping to keep it TCS legal.

Thanks!

Double check that you installed the two halves of the arms together correctly. There is a mark inthe drawing and on the part that is suposed to line up, and if you do it backwards things will bind. (I came across the same thing when I built my first mini). In my experience even with the screws as tight as tight can be there is still lots of play in the mini if it is assembled correctly.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Bodywerx_rc
Wally, you selling those yet?

you got PM.
If you are, I'd have a few.
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3RACING MINI SHOCKS

Has anyone tried the 3Racing Mini Shocks and if so what weight oil did you use with the one hole shock piston for front and rear.

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Originally Posted by wallyburger
Here is the interior installed in a mini.

Now, my next project is to make a left-handed driver and maybe a single driver.
cool! where'd you get that interior?

where can one get side mirrorS for our minicooper bodies?
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SOLD the SMX body.

Last edited by kenchan; 08-10-2007 at 02:56 PM. Reason: sold the body already...
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what tires do you guys use when racing on carpet?
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:42 PM
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what tires do you guys use when racing on carpet?
Foams

Plaid front purple rear
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where do you buy them from and are they 1/10 scale wheels or are the special for the mini. what brand also. also do you guys run rubber on carpet.
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On carpet, I use Supergrips all round, or Supergrips on the front and M Grips at the rear. The kit D60 Radials work well, but dont tend to last as long. I'm on my 12th meeting ( 2 x 5 minutes practice, and 3 x 4 minute races each meeting) with Supergrips all round, and they show little signs of wear and still have plenty of grip. I'm currently running HPI medium moulded inserts (10th scale cut to fit)
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Originally Posted by kenchan
anyone be interested in buying my brand new Tamiya S-MX body, unpainted with
mirrors and decals? I just found it in my basement from like 7-8 yrs ago!!!


I dont have another M-chassis for it, so let me know.
$30 shipped continental US. paypal OK. local chicago $25.
pm sent

And if anyone has a brand new Toyota bB body they like to part with, please let me know.
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hi hawk- 1hr 50min and if the guy does not respond, the SMX body is
yours. thanks for waiting. (cutoff at 3pm central time).
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