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Old 09-08-2008, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Skitee
Don't the rules say something like the kit should be assembled as per the manual and all parts and hop ups should be used as originally intended? That means you only use the parts that come in the kit box or hop ups intended for that specific chassis.
It does, but if I make a part intended for that chassis, that is it's original intention
Like I said, I am not going to do it, I just thought it would be funny to have a bigger 20tooth pinion and still be within the rules.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
That's because our shops smart enough to know you were taking the piss out of us Terry and it wont sell you a shirt....
HA. Finally got through and I will now be the first in Townsville to own a rcmini.com shirt.
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:07 PM
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Is your mini in bad need of a shave and/or haircut like this one?

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Old 09-10-2008, 04:55 PM
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My MINI Cooper is very fun to drive but the problem is the front tires wear out so fast the maintenance cost is astronomical. But it is a blast to drive.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:17 PM
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hi edhchoe,

try s-grip tires, they last a very long time (for me, over 100 runs).
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:03 AM
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Wow 100 runs that like 600 mins of racing

Thats gotta be a lot of rubber and almost no insert in the tire
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:17 AM
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Any one tried the harris rc packs? they are meant to fit and at 47 bux and on the roar list very tempting
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:26 AM
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They are the same as the Yeah pack but at least Harris was smart enough to get them approved. Congrats Tony

Drifting .. tempted to try? But you said once before "I would be scared to buy a lipo from some one like yeah racing as they can some times cheap out on quality "
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:29 AM
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Yes i did say that but seen as they have tonys sticker on i am happy, oh and the fact that it is now roar approved


I payed almost double that on my orion 3200...not fair


and the reason i dont like yeah racing is because i bought there c hubs for the mini and the were bendable by hand
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:37 AM
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The Yeah Racing/Harris/RCM/whoever pack is a good quality Lipo for the price. And an idfeal shape for the Mini
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by cannon
They are the same as the Yeah pack but at least Harris was smart enough to get them approved. Congrats Tony

Drifting .. tempted to try? But you said once before "I would be scared to buy a lipo from some one like yeah racing as they can some times cheap out on quality "
Thanks Greg

There is also a good arguement there about being the "same" ,especially the cases, but want go there

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Sometimes items that appear cheap can actually be great value for the money asked
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Originally Posted by edwintklee
wan to know if any 1 tried the ABC genetic mini scale 4wd kit..or the active belt 4wd kit

comments?
They are both very good performers. We have a few guys here that run Genetics and a guy running an Active Hobby 4wd and an Xpress Mini. They have to run the same FDR as the M03 and this keeps the cars pretty close in performance with the M03 usually coming out on top!

But seeing as this is the "Tamiya Mini Cooper" thread you will probably only hear how those are not true Mini's
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Originally Posted by Xtant3150c
But seeing as this is the "Tamiya Mini Cooper" thread you will probably only hear how those are not true Mini's
Only because it's true. 4wd + belt drive + mini = wannabe touring car.

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Originally Posted by Number09
...but if I make a part intended for that chassis, that is it's original intention

And unless you are Tamiya, any part you make is illegal, whether you intend it for that chassis or not.
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:55 AM
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Guys/gals, do you prefer the inner or outer hole for the steering tie rods on the uprights and why?
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