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Old 08-18-2005, 09:42 AM
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I raced my Mini for the first time last night. Nobody runs anything Tamiya around here, so I raced threw down with the touring cars. The car has plenty of speed, but seems to have trouble carrying corner speed, and has a low speed push that's hard to deal with. Any ideas? Here's my setup;
Front- blue springs, 40 weight, 1 hole piston, shock length 59mm
Rear- yellow springs, 40 weight, 2 hole piston, shock length 59mm
I'm running HPI belted X-Patterns with molded inserts, toe-in carriers on the rear, Eagle high speed gearing set and TA03 ball diff (set pretty tight)
I tried a ROAR stock motor, but it was a little too much for the car. Can I dial out the push, or is this the way M03's handle?
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Old 08-18-2005, 07:52 PM
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lighter rear shock oil maybe just to tame down the rear a little. depends on the surface your running at. the local tcs series champ recommended it to me and let me try driving his ride, it was much easier to drive than mine (parking lot track, unprep'd surface).
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Try this for some really good info...

http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...?article-id=12

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Old 08-18-2005, 11:30 PM
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well mayby a ball diff will help through the corners
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:42 AM
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To achieve this I used a 24mm insert cut and taped to fit the diameter of the mini wheels
is he refering rubber foams from 1/10 scale tires?
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Originally Posted by Slow4dr
I raced my Mini for the first time last night. Nobody runs anything Tamiya around here, so I raced threw down with the touring cars. The car has plenty of speed, but seems to have trouble carrying corner speed, and has a low speed push that's hard to deal with. Any ideas? Here's my setup;
Front- blue springs, 40 weight, 1 hole piston, shock length 59mm
Rear- yellow springs, 40 weight, 2 hole piston, shock length 59mm
I'm running HPI belted X-Patterns with molded inserts, toe-in carriers on the rear, Eagle high speed gearing set and TA03 ball diff (set pretty tight)
I tried a ROAR stock motor, but it was a little too much for the car. Can I dial out the push, or is this the way M03's handle?
Thanks.
GET ME SOME INFO like indoor/outdoor r u running the silver can motor,rear toe ect..
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Old 09-11-2005, 04:44 AM
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Which is better for Asphalt Racing, MO4M or MO3? Also, what tires and inserts are good for this type of race track (med. bite asphalt)? Thanks!!!
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Hey can any of you guys tell me if the TAo3 front hub carriers(steering blocks) will interchange with the TL cars.Specifically the mini cooper.Thanks,Mario.
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Hi,

Does anyone know the internal gear ratio of M03 Mini Cooper?
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Originally Posted by badboy
Which is better for Asphalt Racing, MO4M or MO3? Also, what tires and inserts are good for this type of race track (med. bite asphalt)? Thanks!!!
Mo4m or the Mo3 would be a great choice. The mo4m have more overal length than the mo3. It would be your personal preference as to what one. Tires & inserts I am not sure. I don't race on asphalt maybe try medium tires & inserts.

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Hey can any of you guys tell me if the TAo3 front hub carriers(steering blocks) will interchange with the TL cars.Specifically the mini cooper.Thanks,Mario.
Mario, the mini cooper is not a TL car it is a M car. I don't know if they will interchange. Maybe someone here might know or ask your local hobby shop.

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Hi, Does anyone know the internal gear ratio of M03 Mini Cooper?
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As posted on the previous page the gear ratio is 5.8:1

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I run a mo3-L ...tires ide use 1 blue sedan foam cut to fit and 1 mini foam M grip and S grip tires S rear M ft and clean thim after every run ..
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Hi wicked- wayz,

Sorry were was it posted, so I can read the entire thread please ? Is 5.8:1 the FDR or Internal Gear ratio ?

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Originally Posted by Edgarski
Hi wicked- wayz,

Sorry were was it posted, so I can read the entire thread please ? Is 5.8:1 the FDR or Internal Gear ratio ?

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This was posted by nova f1 racer on page 22.

From the Tamiya website....
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/it...roduct-id=58295


The reliable, user friendly, and fun M-03L chassis has been paired with an accurately recreated new BMW Mini Cooper Body. The M-03L chassis features a front mid-ship mounted motor and front mounted battery, to put more weight on front drive wheels. Requires a 2-channel radio and 7.2V battery.


Specifications
Chassis Type: M-03L
Scale: 1/10
Length: 13.86 inches (352mm)
Width: 6.61 inches (168mm)
Wheelbase: 9.41 inches (239mm)
Front Tread: 5.43 inches (138mm)
Rear Tread: 5.43 inches (138mm)
Weight: 1.94 lbs. (878g)
Chassis: ABS Monocoque
Suspension: 4 wheel independent
Damper Type: Plastic coil over friction
Drive Train: Sealed gearbox
Engine: Electric 540
Gear Ratio: 5.8:1
Differential Type: Bevel Gear
Wheels & Tires: 5-spoke / Radial
Body Type: Clear/Polycarbonate

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Mine is an M03, is it the same with M-03L ?
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yes , just shorter wheelbase and the old school shape mini shell. And the M03L chassis is black and the M03 is silver.
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