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Old 05-30-2008, 10:09 PM
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What tires are you guys using on carpet with the M-03's?
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:22 AM
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Default MINI TYRES CARPET

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From what I have run previously down at the ACT, I used the Tamiya M grip radial and and the standard Kit tyre with the Tamiya Hard foam insert. By memory the M grips up front and the kit tyre rear.

I have also used the HPI M grip tyre, slightly smaller diameter on the front with the standard insert that comes with them. The smaller diameter gave great steering and no huge loss of speed on the straight.

Worked for me, however others may have some better options for you to try.

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Anyone tried these powers 32 or 36 pre mounts on carpet yet?
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I think for carpet you want the tyre to be stiffer in the side walls. I know that the Tamiya tyres that come with the kit work as do the M grips. These tyres are usually not that good for asphelt.

The general rule of thumb is the worse the tyre for running on asphelt the better for carpet.

I have used 60D's on carpet, they will work if you are smooth on the throttle, but normally they spin more due to being slicks.

As I said before, just my thoughts.

The Power 32's and 36's will be good for outside tracks, normal surfaces being asphelt , concrete and the boral painted surfaces.

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Would any of you guys have the part numbers for these tyres you talk of. Specifically the replacement kit tyres and these m and s grips. Ive found an Australian site that has some but unsure if these part numbers are the right ones im looking for. They are as follows, tam 53254 S grips, tam 50683 kit tyres? and tam 50684 M grips. Are these what you are talking about. Link tho the page i found is here
http://www.ultimatetoys.com.au/genui...page=4&sort=2a
But ill probably end up ordering from RCmart or something and save a few $$ on a bulk order unless you guys know somewhere locally who does good deals on these babies. Cheers Benzaah
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Old 06-01-2008, 11:32 AM
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Default Black Can Motor Caps???

Just setting up my new mini with a black can and LRP Q2 speed control.

Do I need any type of capacators on the motor?

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Originally Posted by olduser
Just setting up my new mini with a black can and LRP Q2 speed control.

Do I need any type of capacators on the motor?

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No!!! The LRP Q2 doesn't work well with a Spektrum tho. Have to use their power cap or it will go into fail safe at the damdest times.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:46 PM
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Thanks Granpa. I'm old school and still using my M8, so I have no Spekum worries. Maybe one of these days.
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Can anyone tell me whether "regular" touring sized wheels fit the mini?

I can see lots of body trimming, but I'm interested to know. Do the body posts on the Tamiya mini allow the shell to be dumped lower? (I'm new to the mini, so I'm not sure whether the shock towers would get in the way or not..)

Cheers guys..
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:30 AM
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After hiding away at rc-mini HQ for the last few weeks, the Top Gear Mini finally made it's debut at the Vic State Titles on May 31.

Check out the result of WAY too many hours spent sniffing paint fumes
here.
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Default MINI TYRES

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Tamiya 60D M-Grip Radial 50684

Tamiya 60D S-Grip Radial 53254

Tamiya 60D Radial Tyres 50683

HPI Mini Super Radial M Compound tyre 4533

I use the tamiya firm foam insert, however only use the supplied foam insert included with the HPI's.

Hope this helps.

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Nice paint job Tony. 'The Stig' would be proud.
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G'day Tony,

Excellent paint work. Can see why it took concourse at the Vics. Also great to see that the four top mini positions were taken by rc mini drivers.

How do you do a sub 10 sec lap? I want one of them motors?

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That is a Dang Kewl Paint Job Tony!

Originally Posted by AngryAsian
Can anyone tell me whether "regular" touring sized wheels fit the mini?

I can see lots of body trimming, but I'm interested to know. Do the body posts on the Tamiya mini allow the shell to be dumped lower? (I'm new to the mini, so I'm not sure whether the shock towers would get in the way or not..)

Cheers guys..
Yes TC wheels/tires will fit on the Mini. How much trimming you will need to do will depend on which body you are going to be running?

Here is a pic of my M03M Swift with TC wheels and drift tires
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya mini cooper-m03mswift-.jpg  
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:36 AM
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Default Tamiya Mini Slicks

Hi!
Are the Tamiya Mini slicks any good? I ordered a set to try out just becasue they were cheap. Will they work on carpet?

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