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Old 08-02-2005, 05:12 AM
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After reading about all the fun you guys have with the mini...just had to get one
Just finished spraying one body (have three )
This is mine..first one and lovin it.

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Old 08-02-2005, 05:06 PM
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does anyone have the part number for the m 03 body I'm currently running a m 03l but want to take the spacer out and run it short to check out how the shorty handles.

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The tamiya part number for the body is 50795 $35.00. If mini bodies were cheaper I would have a few more.

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Old 08-02-2005, 06:37 PM
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Hey, I just order a MO3 mini today and I was wondering if there are oil filled shocks for MO3 mini, and if anyone has a good setup could you please PM me it or post it.

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Old 08-02-2005, 07:25 PM
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thanks wicked that is a little pricey but cheaper than buying a whole new kit.
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:03 PM
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Wow..never realised the mini bodies were so ex in the USA
It's about US$15 each over the net here.
That's why I bought 3 pcs.
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They have two different types of shocks for the mini. One is the plastic cva shocks. The other is an aluminum set that is more money. I bought the cva short plastic shocks. I would save some money & get the plastic ones. As for a setup this is what I got. Front Shocks have a 5mm spacer inside, medium & think shock tensioners. The spacer & tensioners come with the new shocks. I also have whites springs & 90wt shock oil in the front. Back is almost the same as the front. I have dark blue springs & 70wt shock oil in the rear. I am using trinity shock oil for all the shocks(Prefered Brand). I also have the heavy tension sway bar in the front & nothing in the back. I don't know what else I can adjust off hand. If I can figure out more I will post it.

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I know what you mean exactly. After I ordered the mini I looked to see how much a body was. I almost passed out when I seen the price.

Sonicnova:
I wish I was living where you do. I would love to have the body be a little cheaper. Almost all tamiya bodies here are that price I think.

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Old 08-03-2005, 12:59 AM
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hi.

when i accelerate the car tracks right, and then when i let off the throttle it tracks left (or stright)

what is wrong?

i got a ball diff, could this make it track?
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Originally Posted by BigBadJabba
hi.

when i accelerate the car tracks right, and then when i let off the throttle it tracks left (or stright)

what is wrong?

i got a ball diff, could this make it track?
Sounds like 1 of 3 things..
1. the ball diff is in backwards
2. the ball diff screw is not tight enough
3. the out drive is not in the ball diff all the way.
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Nova F1 Racer
Sounds like 1 of 3 things..
1. the ball diff is in backwards
2. the ball diff screw is not tight enough
3. the out drive is not in the ball diff all the way.
All three of them are fine on my cooper. I still have the same problem he is talking about.

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Old 08-03-2005, 05:26 AM
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here is a pic of the diff. where is the screw that i need to tighten?

and how do i dissamble it"?



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Old 08-03-2005, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by BigBadJabba
here is a pic of the diff. where is the screw that i need to tighten?

and how do i dissamble it"?



thanks
Here it is... It's called a bolt anot not a screw....

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Originally Posted by Wicked-Wayz
All three of them are fine on my cooper. I still have the same problem he is talking about.

Peace Aaron(W-W)
The only other thing I could thing of is the toe-in on the front end. On power pulls 1 side down and when you go off power it "springs" back to the other side...
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Old 08-03-2005, 06:18 AM
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While we're talking about ball diffs, I've seen two different part numbers listed for the M03; 53070 and 53267. Which is the better choice, and how are they different?
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Old 08-03-2005, 06:34 AM
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53070 is the Manta Ray diff, 53267 is the TA03 diff.

Both fit in the same space, but the TA03 diff is lighter with an improved design and therefore the one to go for.

As far as the tracking goes, make sure the wheel bearings etc is free and the suspension is set evenly and moves freely.
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