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Old 11-17-2007, 11:49 AM
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Run time is dependant on your batteries, impossible to tell without knowing that.

Everything else can be answered if you click on the 'Mini for Dummies' link in my signature...
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:09 PM
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Hey guys, I got a fully loaded TCS legal Tamiya M03 Swift forsale... Anyone looking for a race winning car check out the link.

Fully Loaded TCS Tamiya M03 Swift
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Run time is dependant on your batteries, impossible to tell without knowing that.

Everything else can be answered if you click on the 'Mini for Dummies' link in my signature...
been to the your link and i must said its awsome !!

one thing i still not sure is the gear ratio, can i say the lower its it, the more punch but lose in long straight ?

thanks
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by maskedrider
been to the your link and i must said its awsome !!

one thing i still not sure is the gear ratio, can i say the lower its it, the more punch but lose in long straight ?

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Leave it at 20T pinion. There is no advantage going to a 19 or 18T pinion.
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:28 PM
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how do i get my m03 up to speed. i am much slower on speed compaired
to other and we are running oval so it is very noticeable. helppp!!!!
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:06 PM
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how do i get my m03 up to speed. i am much slower on speed compaired
to other and we are running oval so it is very noticeable. helppp!!!!
Good batteries. Check the sivercan thread for motor knowledge. Beware tho, some of it is plain idiotic.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:32 PM
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Has anybody tried putting the long arms suspension on M03 or M04?
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:29 PM
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How do you get rid of the bump steer on the Suzuki swift?
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If you've got bump steer, then your suspension is probably setup wrong.

A properly set-up Mini will only have 3-4 mm of travel max, and the amount of bump steer over that distance is minimal..

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Old 11-19-2007, 01:16 PM
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How good is Minis, i have had it for a while and just raced at the 07 Sydney Masters. One good battery pack for the whole day, charged a few times but, dusted down between races and nothing else, also raced T2 in 27T stock and luckily the Mini did not need work as i was too busy with the T2charging new cells for every race, cleaning and truing the motor, setting the suspension etc etc etc, the Mini, nil, zero, zilch, and had a LOT more fun and got second to HI.
Tony, when is the next big Mini race, i have got the bug....or should that be a Fiat
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:19 PM
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This weekend Bob - Peter Steven's Masters in Melbourne
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Originally Posted by AUSSIE BOB
How good is Minis, i have had it for a while and just raced at the 07 Sydney Masters. One good battery pack for the whole day, charged a few times but, dusted down between races and nothing else, also raced T2 in 27T stock and luckily the Mini did not need work as i was too busy with the T2charging new cells for every race, cleaning and truing the motor, setting the suspension etc etc etc, the Mini, nil, zero, zilch, and had a LOT more fun and got second to HI.
Tony, when is the next big Mini race, i have got the bug....or should that be a Fiat
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You gotta love the low maintenance of a Mini. The only things I check regularly are the CVA shocks (they probably need reoiling very 4 club rounds), one of the screws in a top arm on the front suspension, tyres and the front unis. Otherwise it just hammers on, and nothing breaks.
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
Nice cars Akura2.....both of them. You can get mirrors on the m03 to match your full size one with parts J, 58166/149 (0115187)
Mirrors came today... can't wait to paint them and get them on the car...


next step is the window decals... and other small details
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BTW.. (For those who live/race in Southern California) where is everyone going to race now that SoCal is officially closed?

I heard Bending Corners Raceway (indoor carpet) is the next step..

keep me posted
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by akura2
BTW.. (For those who live/race in Southern California) where is everyone going to race now that SoCal is officially closed?

I heard Bending Corners Raceway (indoor carpet) is the next step..

keep me posted
BCR also has outdoor asphalt

Is Tamiya USA still open on Saturday's?
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