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Old 01-15-2008, 01:51 AM
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Nice wheels MEP. Must try them out on my Mini, looks like they fill out the wheel arches well.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:00 AM
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MEP, those tyres are awesome...is it can be use on racing?
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:52 AM
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Thanks guys. Keep in mind that these wheels have a 4mm offset, so they may rub the fenders slightly with standard wheel hubs installed. They are also not TCS legal of course... but we dont run Tamiya rules in GT-M, any m-chassis compatible parts are legal in our series.

Here's a picture the narrower TB-02 hubs that I'm running on this car, next to the standard M03 hubs:



Square offers these wheels in a 0mm standard offset also:





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Is it powered with stock stuff or did you build a rocket ship under the hood?
It has a rocket ship of a black Sport-Tuned Mabuchi, so to speak! All the power it will ever need, & the limit for our mini class

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mep, what kinda of spring is that? is it tamiya touring spring or the short springs , or maybe the rally springs.

what else did you do to this car?

looks cool
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:06 AM
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More pictures... !

Here's another shot of some different Square 4mm offset wheels, with standard hubs & the old-style '02 model BMW Cooper. This one didn't sit quite as low as my Cooper S does...







That was to be my '08 asphault racer, until the new Cooper S came out... had to be different. These cars are so addictive!
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:12 AM
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woooo !!! more more moreeeee picturess ........ can't wait to get me a mini.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by KREATOR1
mep, what kinda of spring is that? is it tamiya touring spring or the short springs , or maybe the rally springs.

what else did you do to this car?

looks cool
Thanks man. Those are short tuned Tamiya springs installed. I use an array of different brands, lengths & rates however, but that is the basic blue/yellow short set installed... nothing special. This car has bearings flushed and lubed with Trinity Royal oil, stock gear diff w/ anti-wear grease, black can with 20t pinion, CVA minis(2-hole/40weight all around...6mm internal spacers front, 4mm rear... baseline setting), Teu-101BK inside the middle of chassis, Futaba hi-torque unit, and a Futaba R133F Rx inside the rear section. I also use graphite shock tower braces & a rear sway bar occasionally, depending on the track surface. I usually compete with RPs on asphault, so the rear bar is nice to help the car rotate... as crazy as it sounds, I like to use extra-firm Tech rear springs & the fat sway bar on the back with RPs. The car wants to spin out naturally, but the high level of grip keeps it planted... insane fast corner speeds with that set-up

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woooo !!! more more moreeeee picturess ........ can't wait to get me a mini.
hehe... I'm working on a website with TONS of pictures. Enough to keep you busy for a long time. The site will be devoted to our local GT & GT-Mini classes mainly, but also an outlet for all of the pics I've compiled, and some of the other racers' pics too. Hope to have it finished fairly soon, so I'll post a link here to promote it.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:09 PM
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Mitch, this is your doctor speaking..there's something wrong here.

Your'e spending too much time playing with minis...or not enough time playing with minis.

One or the other.....

(p.s.) like I can talk about spending too much time on minis!
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:40 PM
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mep - I understand now why racers get so much enjoyment from racing Minis. I just completed my first MO3L and I must admit that it is one of the most fun cars I have ever driven. I really enjoyed your pictures of the Cooper S. Do you know if Tamiya has released the Cooper S body kit yet and where I can get one?

Thanks, Pete
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:44 PM
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Hey Pete- Check with www.towerhobbies.com I think I seen it there.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:46 PM
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The Mini S is pretty cool looking!
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:34 PM
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Pete, here's the body set info, tower will probably have it available soon...

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/rcp...s&kit_id=58400

Thanks for the diagnosis Tony, but you're too late I'm already hooked

Next on my wish list is that killer ABC 510... cant wait to build the replica of my old car.
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mep,
Thanks for the photos of your mini. I like those square wheels on your ride - offset looks great.
I'll have to pickup a set of those this week.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by bakaguyjean
Black chassis and Bearings for the axles only,so you need the ones for the gear box.

On a different note Tamiya is doing this promo with Suzuki, Its a Swift but a little different as it uses the TT-01 Chassis. IT ties in with the 4WD Swift that Suzuki makes these days.
Hello bakaguyjean-san.
Do you wanna change your car to get that TT01 now?

Also new cooper S is really nice. I love its roof-wing especially.
But I wish they refresh old mini soon with new uprights and black molded chassis. It became really old old mini kit.

Wide-rims are making your Mini truly cool. thanks for uploading, Mr. mep.

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Old 01-16-2008, 02:21 AM
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Welcome Grahoo!

For those who don't know, it was Grahoo's webpage which inspired us to first try rally mini.

Grahoo is a Japanese Mini legend!
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