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Old 11-12-2007, 02:20 AM
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Thanks Tony. Thatís exactly what I needed. I do like idea of keeping the cost down and I know some of aftermarket stuff is just junk. But people use them and itís very hard to tell them theyíre not allowed in racing after they already put it on car (and spent hard owned money).
Bakaguyjean, I use champ made ti and stainless screws which are made by same people who makes Tamiya screws.
Do you have web link to Tech racing, Tobee craft, Square?
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:02 AM
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New Toyota bB mini body !
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:49 AM
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Most of our clubs do allow some flexibility at a club level, so if people run the odd alloy part then generally that'll be allowed.
However at any significant event (Interclub or State Titles etc) we enforce the rules to the letter.
I must admit, I now tend to favour the 'If its not Tamiya, you cant put it on the car' approach. Using what is essentially TCS rules makes it easy for us.
We dont even allow aftermarket shocks, only Tamiya.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RC MARKET
New Toyota bB mini body !
is it good for street racing???
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Swift and Sleek
GUYS IS THIS THE SAME? I WILL BE USING IT TO REPLACE THE KINGPINS AT THE FRONT PLACTIC UPRIGHT.
THE ONE IS FOR THE TB EVO IV ITEM NO. 53826 AND THE OTHER ONE IS FOR THE 414 ITEM NO. 50986
Not the same the 414 units are for the TA04 suspesion used in the stock TA05 as well the original 415
The other is for the sedan Lightweight suspension from the EVO4, EVO5, TA05R, 415MS, 415MSX, 415MSX MRE, 415MSXX, & 415MSXX MRE
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:10 PM
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Anybody know where to get a front bumper for the Suzki swift? Like what's on a touring car?
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Deves
Anybody know where to get a front bumper for the Suzki swift? Like what's on a touring car?
RC Square do a Touring car like front bumper with foam insert, but the plastic that it uses is very brittle and smashes into tiny bits after a hard hit
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:58 PM
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A TL01 bumper is the same as the Mini bumper, but a lot wider... Wont fit on a SWB but will on a LWB and a Swift.
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:03 PM
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TROY I TRIED THE "SLEEVE" THE FLANGE AND IT WORKED THE ITEM NUMBER IS DIFFERENT THOUGH AND ITS ITEM NAME IS TB EVO IV AND ITS USABLE WITH 415MSX. ANYWAY HERES THE NEW PICS AFTER I PUT THE FLAGE FROM THE HOP UP OPTION THAT I BOUGHT,ALSO NOTICE THAT THE PICS I POSTED YESTERDAY HAS A SPACE ON THE FLANGE AND NEEDED SHIMS TO FILL THE SPACE OF THE LONG FLANGE TUBE BUT NOW ITS PERFECTLY FITTED.
JUST DONT KNOW WHERE TO USE THE SPARE FLOURINE COATED BALL CONNECTOR WITH HEX.

GUYS ANY INPUTS ON THIS ONE?
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:24 PM
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Dude, just DRIVE the thing....you're spending way too much time worrying about every little thing. And it's not really that important.

99% of all these settings and special bits make no difference on a mini anyway!

Just get out and drive the thing and have some fun...that's all that matters.

Then start playing with it if it doesn't work....
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:37 PM
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yeah true. alloy shocks are the only hop up thatll go on my mini. once i fall in the trap, next thing i know, chassis is the only original part left. just not worth it. drive it till the wheels fall off.
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I'm certainly not picking on S & S..not in any way. I just don't want him to spend so much time working on his car, that he loses sight of what Minis are all about - having fun.

I'll say now that the top 5-6 REALLY fast guys out at rc-mini all run cars that are virtually stock.
i.e. Plastic shocks, new springs, and thats it.... No alloy anywhere, nothing special at all.

However, we all know a bit of blue bling looks cool! Ha!
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:11 PM
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Tony, did you notice that Tamiya looks to be announcing an Aluminum damper for the mini?
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:13 PM
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Did NOT see that one Troy... It's a bit of a Mini-fest at the moment!

Did you see that Jasons Store on ebay has 2 blue chrome chassis sets left....
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You mean one..........
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