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Old 03-11-2008, 07:42 AM
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Yeah, a few of us use them up here in Canada, though they're not allowed in the US TCS. They're used mainly for outdoors where braking isn't necessary and there's more gradual turning, though it's sometimes used indoors as well.

All the free turning provided by a loose gear diff, but no wheelspin if a wheel lifts like a tightened diff.. the car just rockets out of the corners.

It does take some decent driving skills and timed turning to use it as there's no braking and one late turn can mess you up, but mastering it can get you much better laptimes.

It can be tricky getting gridded up in a main, though, especially on asphalt that is on a slight grade downhill..
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Originally Posted by Jam-ehz
Yeah, a few of us use them up here in Canada, though they're not allowed in the US TCS. They're used mainly for outdoors where braking isn't necessary and there's more gradual turning, though it's sometimes used indoors as well.

All the free turning provided by a loose gear diff, but no wheelspin if a wheel lifts like a tightened diff.. the car just rockets out of the corners.

It does take some decent driving skills and timed turning to use it as there's no braking and one late turn can mess you up, but mastering it can get you much better laptimes.

It can be tricky getting gridded up in a main, though, especially on asphalt that is on a slight grade downhill..
Ya ya, that's why, SPEED. LOL LOL
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Originally Posted by Jam-ehz
Yeah, a few of us use them up here in Canada, though they're not allowed in the US TCS. They're used mainly for outdoors where braking isn't necessary and there's more gradual turning, though it's sometimes used indoors as well.

All the free turning provided by a loose gear diff, but no wheelspin if a wheel lifts like a tightened diff.. the car just rockets out of the corners.

It does take some decent driving skills and timed turning to use it as there's no braking and one late turn can mess you up, but mastering it can get you much better laptimes.

It can be tricky getting gridded up in a main, though, especially on asphalt that is on a slight grade downhill..

Yeah. Right. You should walk your butt down here to Massachsetts and even beg to duel with me and my cousin's BMW M0-3Ls. You know, the silly thing, is that one has a 14T dbl AE V10 motor, and the other has a Trinity P2K (new mod), and they r both on POINT. They r sure 2 both smoke u in the parking lot - via figure eight "susciede pass-by" racing.

But, as u know. as a kanuk, after April showers, game ON! Get your butt down here and be a dirt magnet like the rest of us!!!! Get off that NANCY CARPET LOL
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Originally Posted by Wicked-Wayz
There is no real mystique to the mini cooper.
Except the fact that it's TAMIYA and they're all DIRT MAGNETS
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Originally Posted by caltek1
This post deals with only those that run the Exige BL system in their Mini.

No. I quite BEG TO DIFFER.

Really, I do.

ANYONE w/ a TAMIYA M0-3L should join this discussion, including non (Exige BL) systems. This is, after all, a Tamiya Mini Cooper thread . . .
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:50 AM
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You should walk your butt down here to Massachsetts and even beg to duel with me and my cousin's BMW M0-3Ls
So does that mean we're going to see you guys at RC Madness for the TCS event in August?
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Originally Posted by rccardr
So does that mean we're going to see you guys at RC Madness for the TCS event in August?

Hell yeah! Nice! Does the Enfield place have a set of rules for th minis, so that we don't show up short-handed for the specs on our cars?

Thanks - thats wicked awesome! You've made my day!!!! Me and my cuzz will definitely be there!!!
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Questions?? Question M03R

I just purchased M03R aluminum front uprights, figuring they would work on my M03L. They are not a direct replacement. Apparently they have a unique kingpin system. Does anyone know where I can find the hardware to install these uprights on my chassis?

Thanks for your time.
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Originally Posted by cbs440
I just purchased M03R aluminum front uprights, figuring they would work on my M03L. They are not a direct replacement. Apparently they have a unique kingpin system. Does anyone know where I can find the hardware to install these uprights on my chassis?

Thanks for your time.
I ordered some 3Racing aluminum lower arms for both the front & back. From the looks of it, they look like they fit the same way an AE's hinge pins do; via a pin w/ two grooves at the end for a C-clip @ ea end. That's what I'm getting, and I also saw @ TamiyaUSA that they have an official hop-up part for that very purpose. Don't ask me for the part # tho - goto TamiyaUSA yourself and look up hop-ups for M03s.

Hope this helps u out
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:14 PM
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And the correct answer is..

You need the F parts set (front suspension) 51238
and the TA04 Kingpins 50882

It's only the C hub that's different, the upper link and lower wishbone are still the same.
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Originally Posted by cbs440
I just purchased M03R aluminum front uprights, figuring they would work on my M03L. They are not a direct replacement. Apparently they have a unique kingpin system. Does anyone know where I can find the hardware to install these uprights on my chassis?
And the correct answer is..

You need the F parts set (front suspension) 51238
and the TA04 Kingpins 50882

It's only the C hub that's different, the upper link and lower wishbone are still the same.
Opps - I was thinking of something else obviously - DOH! THX for the correction
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ell yeah! Nice! Does the Enfield place have a set of rules for the minis, so that we don't show up short-handed for the specs on our cars?
Don't know about their regular racing schedule since I live in Virginia and have never raced at Madness, but for the TCS race they have to follow the standard TCS rules. You can find them on the Tamiya USA site. Looking forward to racing with you in August.
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Originally Posted by tony gray
And the correct answer is..

You need the F parts set (front suspension) 51238
and the TA04 Kingpins 50882

It's only the C hub that's different, the upper link and lower wishbone are still the same.

Thanks for the info Tony, I really appreciate it...ordering today!
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Hey - I got the M03 series stabilizer set/ kit (part no. 53343). It came w/ instructions, but nothing in English as to which set of bars (black and silver) were a particular weight.

I called Tamiya in Japan, and they said that the silver set is the lighter one of the two.

Just some info peepz
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Blew my steering servo. Hence the "dont evah buy an AE radio" thread. I got a deal on the system, but the AE STD servo looked kinda "micro" from the getgo, but yet I installed it for my 1st run anyway. Hell, it's from AE, so it must be tough like their kits, right? NOT!!! . . . More follows -

I'll say what I said in the other post - AE is wicked awesome for their kits, but they must be outsourcing their electronics - the servo died after three curb bumbs and no rain but some small puddles - hey something other electric radio systems laugh at!

I was a little upset to say the least. Now I know to only buy their kits, and not their electric parts (minus LRP products).

The system I got is a 3ch FM dig XP3D. Got a deal w/ a brand new standard servo # S1903.

I'm better off w/ a Futaba digital servo, HT BB # S3050. Ordered and done and coming to my mailbox real soon.
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