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Old 09-21-2007, 10:19 AM
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Swift in the U.S. and Swoft in the U.K.
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Swift in the U.S. and Swoft in the U.K.

Thats Funny! I found an MO3 on the for sale forum and a guy was selling a brand new MO3 never ran fully assembled with extras for a Hunsky

God deal but he never got back to me.

Plus you dont want to buy anything from Seattle everything up there is old and washed up. There years behind on technology put it this way Star Wars just got released at the movie theaters today.

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Old 09-22-2007, 10:13 PM
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how can I minimize bump steer in m03m?
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:17 PM
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If your suspension is set-up correctly bump steer shouldn't be an issue at all.

A well set-up Mini will only use a few mm of travel, and over that sort of distance bump steer is virtually non-existent anyway.

It only looks bad when you're holding the car in your hand and moving the arms up and down. On the track it has no effect.
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Originally Posted by tony gray
If your suspension is set-up correctly bump steer shouldn't be an issue at all.

A well set-up Mini will only use a few mm of travel, and over that sort of distance bump steer is virtually non-existent anyway.

It only looks bad when you're holding the car in your hand and moving the arms up and down. On the track it has no effect.
thanks.. I have a question about the stabilizer turnbuckle of m03 it says that adjust it in 2mm)front and fully tightened(rear). what will happen if i will not make the front 2mm? will this affect the suspension and ride height?
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:39 PM
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Okay I am new to on road electric but want to get me and the wife in some mini racing I need two mini's in GOOD shape and if any extra parts NO electronics just rollers please let me know if anyone has anything thanks
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:45 PM
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can someone advice what type of inserts to use for M chassis super slick tires?
i use 60D hard inserts but it always tears around the tire wall. using it on asphalt track.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by larlee
can someone advice what type of inserts to use for M chassis super slick tires?
i use 60D hard inserts but it always tears around the tire wall. using it on asphalt track.
60D inserts not enough to fill out tires.

U need to use a rubber touring insert on top of foam insert or vice versa depending on track surface. A little difficult to stuff it in but can be done. rubber insert needs to be cut down and glued together to get right diameter.
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Do you double stuff the the rear tires or the front or both?
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:43 AM
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My car is super fast in in infield of the track put seems to be slower on the strights,I have tried different motors and still seems not to change it.Could it be my set up?I am using the ta03 ball diff.
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Originally Posted by larlee
can someone advice what type of inserts to use for M chassis super slick tires?
i use 60D hard inserts but it always tears around the tire wall. using it on asphalt track.
HPI Blue insert med-hard 24 mm for M grips ( 50683 ) in front and S grips ( 53254 ) in rear for asphalt tracks. We found that slicks really don't work that well....
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by minimanintaiwan
60D inserts not enough to fill out tires.

U need to use a rubber touring insert on top of foam insert or vice versa depending on track surface. A little difficult to stuff it in but can be done. rubber insert needs to be cut down and glued together to get right diameter.
a touring insert(soft, med or hard?) on top of 60D hard inserts and squeeze into the tires? wow...isn't that a little too hard? how are you able to glue it?
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Nova F1 Racer
HPI Blue insert med-hard 24 mm for M grips ( 50683 ) in front and S grips ( 53254 ) in rear for asphalt tracks. We found that slicks really don't work that well....
what is M or S grips?
is it these?
Item #50684 RC 60D M-Grip Radial Tires - (1pr)
Item #53254 RC 60D Super Grip Radial Tires - (M-Chassis) 1pr
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by larlee
what is M or S grips?
is it these?
Item #50684 RC 60D M-Grip Radial Tires - (1pr)
Item #53254 RC 60D Super Grip Radial Tires - (M-Chassis) 1pr
Your original question said SUPER SLICKS. Do you mean 53222 SUPER SLICKS or 53440 60D Reinforced Tire "A" slicks??
If it is the 53440 60D then use the tips that everyone is giving you.
If it is the 53222 SUPER SLICK (50D) then I would suggest trying to find Spice inserts they make 4 thickness (4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm & 5.5mm), and 3 firmness (soft, med, & hard)

With any luck you can run a non tamiya insert other than that you might have to make something.
I would suggest if you have to keep it Tamiya then you will want a 60D tire it is tall and you will the travel further everytime it makes a revolution. i.e. a hig top speed.
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by MD
Do you double stuff the the rear tires or the front or both?
front + rear. same inserts all around.
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