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Old 09-22-2008, 11:14 PM
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They work better - more efficient due to better design
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by gameover
got a question about servo savers for the M03R.
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Here you go, Chris. The blue dotted line represents the area I shaved away using a Dremel. This could just as easily be accomplished with a file. The ball studs are in holes I drilled myself, using the stock Tamiya part as a template.

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Old 09-23-2008, 07:58 AM
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53205 wear out faster. The pin will wear out the material surrounding it. The few sets that I've used lasted me only 6-12 months of racing.

53597 have 2 sets of holes for the pin to rest in. So once one set of holes is worn out (12-18 months) you can reassemble using the spare set of holes and get another 12 - 18 months.

Another interesting point is you can use the titanium axle (53681 - I think) to lighten the universal, but, the titanium axles i used seemed to wear out twice as fast as the normal items ... so for me, I'll stick with 53597
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:18 AM
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I have a question. My friends and I are running minis and they are a lot fun. We are thinking experimenting with the Tobee gear sets. Has anyone had any experience with them? If so what combination works best? We're running silver can Tamiya and Mabuchi motors. We are considering a 34T spur and the 22T transmission gear. Three of us run the M03M and M03L chassises and two of us run the M04M and M04L chassises. Thanks.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:37 AM
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We just had a 4 hr endurance using XB Minis with no spares/changes allowed.

Haha, my team was racing on rims 1 hour into the race. Many others were having the same tire wear problem or other durability problems caused by the stock M03(old knuckles). It was a really tight and exciting race!

The last 45 mins, my team's car was scrapping the ground like mad, however, any long pitstop will have denied our victory.

OUR POOR BUT VICTORIOUS CAR AFTER THE RACE:




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Old 09-23-2008, 03:13 PM
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Who is this man, and are those bananas loaded?

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Hey, what's up everyone. I'm NOT new to this thread and I'm not new to minis (cooper) but i don't know about the swift.

I'm tired of the car not stable at HIGH speeds. It throws the ass out in a corner and spins out almost.

I'm running x-pattern all around. Its a FULL modded mini so i have every hop up needed and uneeded lol but it "looks" cool.

Ok my main question is does the swift have better speed handing? Is there anyone that has both and could tell a HUGE difference? I don't wana buy some new tires,rims, swift,paint, if its not going to solve this speed issue.

Btw i have the mo3r so i don't need the extended chassis.

Just don't wana buy a couple bodys and rims just to find that i don't like itttttt

Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:40 PM
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Hey, what's up everyone. I'm NOT new to this thread and I'm not new to minis (cooper) but i don't know about the swift.

I'm tired of the car not stable at HIGH speeds. It throws the ass out in a corner and spins out almost.

I'm running x-pattern all around. Its a FULL modded mini so i have every hop up needed and uneeded lol but it "looks" cool.

Ok my main question is does the swift have better speed handing? Is there anyone that has both and could tell a HUGE difference? I don't wana buy some new tires,rims, swift,paint, if its not going to solve this speed issue.

Btw i have the mo3r so i don't need the extended chassis.

Just don't wana buy a couple bodys and rims just to find that i don't like itttttt

Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:56 PM
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I'm going to quote directly from our own "Mini for Dummies" section. Where we talk about the differences in the wheelbases.

Some people will tell you that they handle differently, they don't really. Its purely personal preference, nothing more. Any handling differences are no more than you can alter yourself through set-up. There is NO significant difference.

And it's true.

Your problem is probably in your suspension and/or steering setup, it's nothing to do with the wheelbase.
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Originally Posted by Kail
We just had a 4 hr endurance using XB Minis with no spares/changes allowed.
What the....?!? Were you racing on flaming sandpaper? Yikes!
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Hey, what's up everyone. I'm NOT new to this thread and I'm not new to minis (cooper) but i don't know about the swift.

I'm tired of the car not stable at HIGH speeds. It throws the ass out in a corner and spins out almost.

I'm running x-pattern all around. Its a FULL modded mini so i have every hop up needed and uneeded lol but it "looks" cool.

Ok my main question is does the swift have better speed handing? Is there anyone that has both and could tell a HUGE difference? I don't wana buy some new tires,rims, swift,paint, if its not going to solve this speed issue.

Btw i have the mo3r so i don't need the extended chassis.

Just don't wana buy a couple bodys and rims just to find that i don't like itttttt

Thanks for any input.
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
What the....?!? Were you racing on flaming sandpaper? Yikes!
Haha, we were racing on stock tyres with no inserts. Hence, the tyres became slicks by the half hour mark and they blew at the 1 hr mark. Haha... Isn't it interesting the kingpin got grinded ill they were gone? Haha
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
There is NO significant difference.
That's VERYYY!!! Much tony.

That's a bummer


(Sorry for all the repeat'd posts, This site has been acting like a donky kong on some good shhhh)
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Originally Posted by LATC3
Hey, what's up everyone. I'm NOT new to this thread and I'm not new to minis (cooper) but i don't know about the swift.

I'm tired of the car not stable at HIGH speeds. It throws the ass out in a corner and spins out almost.

I'm running x-pattern all around. Its a FULL modded mini so i have every hop up needed and uneeded lol but it "looks" cool.

Ok my main question is does the swift have better speed handing? Is there anyone that has both and could tell a HUGE difference? I don't wana buy some new tires,rims, swift,paint, if its not going to solve this speed issue.

Btw i have the mo3r so i don't need the extended chassis.

Just don't wana buy a couple bodys and rims just to find that i don't like itttttt

Thanks for any input.
Maybe if you post the exact same thing a few more times you'll get a different answer.

Your question was already definitively answered by an authority on the subject!
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Originally Posted by LATC3
That's VERYYY!!! Much tony.

That's a bummer


(Sorry for all the repeat'd posts, This site has been acting like a donky kong on some good shhhh)
Whoops -- I certainly understand the site acting up. Good luck!
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