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Old 08-10-2008, 06:54 AM
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Thanks tony!! As usual, you always providing the mini fans great solution always!! cheers!!
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:31 AM
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Has anyone tried running 4 cells on the Tamiya cooper M03?

I just got my Mini Cooper and am trying to figure out what brushless to get with a 4 cell (I am carrying it over from my 1/12 scale).

Any suggestions will be welcomed.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:29 AM
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Any US based shops have RP36's in or coming in soon? Also do the different brand of rims have different off-sets? I've got HPI rims on my car now but they are just a hair wider then I'd like.
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Originally Posted by tony gray View Post


Sick of those 'Lipo Blues'? That feeling you get when your Mini keeps tipping over or spinning out with your brand new Lipos fitted? Plus you just don't know where to put the weight to bring your car up to the minimum weight your track requires?

Click here to find out how/where to to do a 30 minute makeover on your mini to add a little poundage and take a whole lotta worries off your mind.
This has answered all the questions i have been asking over the last few weeks i.e like were to put the weights, a good weight etc


Another good artical by the mini guys





BTW What escs do guys use? I have a junk tamiya one and its slower than other escs
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Ashley Cobb View Post
looks good man, love the custom stuff.

Cheers
Thanks for the compliment!

I also believe that the weight of the chassis is alot lighter then it's Tamiya or HPI counterparts.. will be posting it's weight after i've found my weighing scale!

Will also be posting pictures after I get it painted(Red with white top)
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:11 AM
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A sea of (fast) Singaporeans, and one token Australian....

Click here to see how Tim did in the Singapore finals of the Tamiya Asia Cup from Aug 10th.
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Originally Posted by MTX3-B View Post
how much run time did you get before the car slows down close to the cut-off voltage? You definitely can't go wrong with LiPo...

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hey B, i been running on yeah 3200 lipo , it lasted for at least 6 min before the cut off kicks in...
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hey guys i have recently converted my mini to mo3m knuckle rether than my old mo3 knuckle, which i think mo3m its stronger??

well than i notice the king pins its different, can any kind soul provide me the part number for mo3m king pins....

will try out the xpress foam tyre for mini this weekend, stay tune...

also, is there different in handling of the m03, m03m or m03L? cos my local trak racers say that my m03 its the hardest to handle of all..

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The m03m uses the Ta04 King pin set Part# 50882
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The m03m uses the Ta04 King pin set Part# 50882
thanks.....
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I picked up a set of aluminium steering knuckles since my kids
strip out the plastic ones. What I find out though is that the aluminium
ones don't fit the mo3m. Is there any way to get these to work with the
mo3m or am I going to have to machine them down ?

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Originally Posted by edwintklee View Post
hey B, i been running on yeah 3200 lipo , it lasted for at least 6 min before the cut off kicks in...
Hi Edwin,
6mins is very short time. Did you check the lipo pack voltage after the 6mins run?
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yeah, 6 mins is pretty fast. What motor are you using?
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Originally Posted by dynodan22 View Post
I picked up a set of aluminium steering knuckles since my kids
strip out the plastic ones. What I find out though is that the aluminium
ones don't fit the mo3m. Is there any way to get these to work with the
mo3m or am I going to have to machine them down ?

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You bought the ones for the M03 SWB/LWB , and they wont fit the M03M. The only aluminium ones that will fit the M03M are the 49441 units off the M03R.
I'd just buy a replacement set of plastic ones (51238) as they are pretty damn strong and it's rare to destroy them.
Maybe sell off the others to someone else...
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...or you could buy the parts tree that has the front uprights on it: B parts #50736 and the front kingpins, which are 4 X 11.5 mm step screws- kinda the same as the old FF01-TA01/2 kingpins. Might be easier to just find the ones from the 03R that fit what you've got, but you'll also need the bushings and screws that mate up with the M uprights, as I'm not sure that the TA04 style kingpins will fit the alloy carriers.

BTW, some people think the older front end is easier to drive.
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