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Old 08-05-2005, 05:43 PM
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Thanks for all the help, hopefully after reading the whole thread I can get my mini running perfect.
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Originally Posted by Jam-ehz
53333 - Touring Car Tuned Spring Set (Short Fluorescent Springs)
53440 - On Road Tuned Hard Spring Set (Dark Springs)
I have known people who bought the on road tuned. They never end up using them at all because the cars height goes up. My mini is slammed to the ground about only 4mm off of it. My arms are almost perfectly horizontal. SpeedsterTC3 there is alot of reference here to try out. Try a combo that best fits your liking, track & driving style.

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Well, I'll be running my Mini on Tennis court grade asphalt.
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Old 08-07-2005, 05:40 AM
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O.k. here we go, two questions:-

Whatís a good reasonably quick and light servo (not necessarily digital) for my MO3?

I'm a strong believer in keeping my MO3 Mini light, how light weight wise about 1.15kg AUW. I think I can squeeze a bit more out if it if I make some carbon hinge pins.

So is weight an issue in performance, yes or no?

Being a good driver helps I know, but letís focus on that last question
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Originally Posted by highasakite99
O.k. here we go, two questions:-

Whatís a good reasonably quick and light servo (not necessarily digital) for my MO3?

I'm a strong believer in keeping my MO3 Mini light, how light weight wise about 1.15kg AUW. I think I can squeeze a bit more out if it if I make some carbon hinge pins.

So is weight an issue in performance, yes or no?

Being a good driver helps I know, but letís focus on that last question
It's more about the motor and drivetrain than weight, it depends on using plastic pieces that bend/break vs metal that can take a crash.

Servo, be aware that on the M03 the servo is also attached to the only 2 drive wheels....
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Old 08-08-2005, 03:09 AM
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HI guys,

Just back from my first race wth M03 agains the TT01 and TL01 in the local TCS.

Using a 21T pinion I was almost on the same top speed of the avarage TT01 set-up ... but quite off compared to the top cars.

Anyhow ... I managef to be in front of some TT01 and TL01, but not many ...

I have used for the first time the Type A tires for Mini ... and with these tires I was not able to avoid some bad rolling if I was not sensible enough with the steering.

I have tried out to lower the car ... but no way ... I'm using the standard oil mini shocks : "50519 C.V.A. MINI SHOCK" ... even If I full press the shocks I can't go very down in the ride height. I'm using stock spings without any sping load.

I'm also thinking to use a very light servo ... and replace my 20g RX (on to of the car) with a 4g RX.

Any idea on how reduce ride height with CVA Mini Shock ?

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Old 08-08-2005, 03:32 AM
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get the mini-on raod touring car spring set ( i think thats what its called) but the colour are fluro, blue, yelllow and orange
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Originally Posted by e_lm_70
HI guys,

Just back from my first race wth M03 agains the TT01 and TL01 in the local TCS.

Using a 21T pinion I was almost on the same top speed of the avarage TT01 set-up ... but quite off compared to the top cars.

Anyhow ... I managef to be in front of some TT01 and TL01, but not many ...

I have used for the first time the Type A tires for Mini ... and with these tires I was not able to avoid some bad rolling if I was not sensible enough with the steering.

I have tried out to lower the car ... but no way ... I'm using the standard oil mini shocks : "50519 C.V.A. MINI SHOCK" ... even If I full press the shocks I can't go very down in the ride height. I'm using stock spings without any sping load.

I'm also thinking to use a very light servo ... and replace my 20g RX (on to of the car) with a 4g RX.

Any idea on how reduce ride height with CVA Mini Shock ?

Thanks

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Yes, there are spacers included in the shock packages. Smaller one is 3mm larger one is 5mm. Place either spacer under the e-clip on the shock shaft. Fill it back up with shock oil & you should see the car drop. Buy yourself some springs I use the medium & thin spring tensioner.

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Old 08-08-2005, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Wicked-Wayz
Yes, there are spacers included in the shock packages. Smaller one is 3mm larger one is 5mm. Place either spacer under the e-clip on the shock shaft. Fill it back up with shock oil & you should see the car drop. Buy yourself some springs I use the medium & thin spring tensioner.

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I know this ... but this will reduce the suspension travel ...

At the moment if I fully push down my M03 with hand ... I can't make the body touch the ground, since first the suspension get fully compressed, and it doesn't allow any more travel down ....

should I short the piston and the cylinder ? Are allowed F201 cylinder in M03 TCS ???

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So is weight an issue in performance, yes or no?
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Old 08-08-2005, 05:25 AM
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Selling mini cooper M03 with
1)centre extension
2)aluminium front knuckle
3)Full ball bearing
4)the rest of the parts is stock.
5)Came with mechanical speed controller(MSC)
6) two sanwa 102 servo
7)silver motor
8)Rim without tyre will include pvc for drifting
9) tamiya mini copper body M03L(Orange color) the longer type.
All the above mention for US$60.You just need tyre, battery,Transmitter(controller) and receiver to run it.
BUYER PAY FOR SHIPPING.
ME from Singapore
Pls include your address and postal code so I can qoute the shipping charges.
Payment by money check order

U can mail me at [email protected]
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e_lm_70 : By lowering your your suspension, you are lowering the Center of Gravity. You are actually bringing the weight closer to the ground. Suspension travel is not as critical here. The M chassie is very top heavy, you need to lower it to be competitive. Start with 7mm spacer in the front shock and 6mm spacer in the rear, see what happens. Also place your radio equipment inside the chassie or as low as possible. This should reduce the rolling you are encountering.


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Originally Posted by faiunie
Selling mini cooper M03
This is not the for sale section please post this else where. CSeils, thanks for adding your tips to the bunch. CSeils is the guy I got alot of tips from in helping me get started. I love his Hooters Resturant Mini Cooper body. This has inspired me to make a sponge bob body when I can afford a new one.

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If anyone was looking for a somewhat complete list of TCS legal M03 hop-ups, I've created this:

I also found a page on Tamiya's website with parts compatability info:

http://www.tamiya.com/english/rc/rcitem/rcitem.htm

The stuff on my list is on my M03, so I know those parts are good. If anyone knows of other items that are TCS legal and worth using, let me know so I can add them to the list.

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Old 08-09-2005, 03:08 AM
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Good effort gte024h with the Mini Hop pdf list!!
Very handy reference indeed.
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