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Old 06-12-2008, 02:22 PM
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Overgear,

For break in on Black can I just Dyno, oil bushes, dyno again, see which ones to keep and then re-oil and put in the car and run. Those that don't make the grade are sold.

After one or two heats, pull out and re oil the bushes and run til dead, or no longer competitive.

Normally the motor's get faster just before they die.

Replace and go again.

I know some of the guy's here also add three or four drops of comms drops to the armature before each run.

Each to their own.
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
I'm wondering what you guys would suggest for an affordable ESC for a mini?

I've been using the stock one without any issues, but I'm considering an upgrade. Not neccesarily for the sake of going faster, but for reduced size, and possibly weight savings. (which may lead to going faster)

I used the word "affordable" but I suppose I should clarify: Installing a $200 ESC in a mini, in my mind, is a waste, and it goes against the spirit of the series. What I'm wondering is what would be the best controller I can lay my hands on for less than $100, or preferably under $60.

BTW: Just for laughs, I installed the stock ESC from my Axial AX10 into my M04. It goes at least as fast now as with the stocker. It's also smaller. Cool!

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KOPropo America is selling new quality ESCs for real cheap (within the price range you're looking for). Call them up, ask for Rob.
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Just picked up an ESC from the for sale section. Thanks for the heads up, maxepower. I got an LRP F1 Digital Reverse, shipped, for $20.

Can't beat that.

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Lightly-Tuned Motor(28t)...anyone just try this motor at M-Chassis?
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:11 AM
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The ABC Mini Pickup Bodyshell. It looks awesome, and we all want one. But, does it fit the M03?
ABC say NO. What do we think?

Click here to find out.
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A GOOD NEWS FLASH FOR MINI MANIACS !!!!!

In conjunction with Windsor Race & Hobby Centre we have managed to secure a large shipment of a Mini tyre that was worshipped as being one of the best Mini tyres until production was stopped

This is the HPI X pattern Radial Belted tyre (Part no 4565)

This is most probably the last chance to secure this great tyre.

The tyres should arrive on Friday and both Windsor Race & Hobby Centre as well as Feral Batteries are taking advanced orders now.

We have a number of deals available on the tyres and they will be at a very competitive price
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Chenoq
Lightly-Tuned Motor(28t)...anyone just try this motor at M-Chassis?
We have to use this motor in the tamiya sanction races. However, if you're not running any race or does not have any rules. I don't recommend this motor. The black Sport tune really fits the mini best. Good speed VS price.
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If anyone is looking for a different body for their mini, I've got a brand new Tamiya Honda S-MX (I'd call it a mini-mini-van) for sale:
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=227458

I've got the new body only, not the entire car.
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:53 PM
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first post on rctech just built my first mini cooper and ran it what a blast, just a few questions, i built the shocks but added 2 more o rings under shock shaft head and omitted the rubber tubbing in the directions( just didnt feel right) is that ok, it feels better now. also i have the m03s and the left rear wheel just rubbed of alot of paint on the fender flare any cures to this. also i hear that the old hpi x pattern tires work best but they are not producing them any more.
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Originally Posted by MiniMike
i built the shocks but added 2 more o rings under shock shaft head and omitted the rubber tubbing in the directions( just didnt feel right) is that ok
You need to install & properly grease the rubber tubing(trim them shorter to accomodate the extra o-rings that you added to shorten the shock travel), otherwise your dampers are not actually damping anything, they're just holding the springs in place

Here's a hint also: trim the nub off of the bottom of the plastic shock body, to increase the shock travel... two extra o-rings is pretty low. BTW, on that note your tires are rubbing because your car is very low.
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Ive ordered the super mini shocks and short springs. getting them tuesday. so just run it like it is till then ill try bringing up the body though thanks
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Will the 3 racing shocks for a TT 01 work on a mini? Seem to be the right size but not 100% sure.
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Different size motor I believe Jeff - 380 size as opposed to 540 sized.
In photos without a reference point for the size it's hard to tell though.
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Tony,

You are correct.

There is a picture on Towers site.They have as part of the PN 370.

Will try and include a picture.

later

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