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Old 09-17-2005, 01:53 AM
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hey e_l .. u got pm
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Old 09-17-2005, 05:37 AM
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Anyone know if the Yellow springs that come with the TRF shocks are the same as the following part?
53631 TRF Short Damper Spring (Medium) Color: Dark Yellow

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by jas
Anyone know if the Yellow springs that come with the TRF shocks are the same as the following part?
53631 TRF Short Damper Spring (Medium) Color: Dark Yellow

Thanks in advance.
Should be. You could actually go to SpeedTech's website and look at the Tamiya springs as they have part numbers on them.

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=270&id=1764
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Old 09-17-2005, 12:54 PM
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Hi every big brothers,

Just join the m04 party. Any setting suggest?

I have change the shock to TRF one and change the spring to the short one. Front red, rear yellow. What should I use on the oil. Currently front and rear associated 35. Ball differential would be added later.

Thanks a a lot
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by e_lm_70
Take on eBay the ToBee gears for the M03 ... you can go as long as 4.63 !

With a the 34T spoor you will have a quite nice choise of gear for 27T motors:
23T -> 4.63
21T -> 5.07
19T -> 5.61

With a 23T pinion and a silver stock tamiya motor the mini should be flying

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I have the 34T Tobee Craft spur, and it's quite a bit smaller than the stock 37T spur. So with a big 23T pinion, it is almost a perfect fit using the 19T mounting holes. I've enlarged one of the 19T holes slightly for a better mesh.

With 60D tyres it gets a 40mm rollout. It should go pretty good, I haven't driven it yet in this setup tho My car's an M04M though, not a Mini Cooper.
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Old 09-26-2005, 01:41 PM
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Hey guys I bought a M04 and I noticed that the shocks did not allow the car to bottom out. This is good but I think it limits shock travel and I am loosing some of my shock action. They are some aftermarket shocks and I was wondering if I needed to get different shocks. I would like some suggestions for better shocks or is this a normal condition.

Also any help with oil and spring would be great.

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Old 09-26-2005, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisR40
Hey guys I bought a M04 and I noticed that the shocks did not allow the car to bottom out. This is good but I think it limits shock travel and I am loosing some of my shock action. They are some aftermarket shocks and I was wondering if I needed to get different shocks. I would like some suggestions for better shocks or is this a normal condition.

Also any help with oil and spring would be great.

Thanks

Chris
I started out with regular-sized oil shocks, which were ok, but the car is much better on the specially-short, "Super Mini CVA" Tamiya shocks. I fitted them with the supplied 6mm internal spacer, and with the #53333 short Touring Car tuned springs it sits nice and low with a 7mm ride height. It handles infinitely better (doesn't roll over anymore) but yes it does bottom out now.
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Old 09-29-2005, 05:44 PM
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hi. i bought my m03 second hand, it has 2 deg rear toe... i want to put back to 0 deg rear toe... i got all the spare parts he had....

i was wondering what i need to change to get back to 0deg... is it

the rear lower arm,
the rear upright, or
the upper camber link (upper arm)?


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Old 09-29-2005, 06:00 PM
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change the rear upright back to the stock one and you will have 0 degree rear to in
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:26 PM
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ok thanks... the -2 deg upright is distinguised from the standard, by a extra line thru the 2deg hub yeah?
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:13 PM
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Finally ! that took awhile to read all 25 pages of this thread ! . LOTS of great info . I am currently rebuilding my M03 . So far all i have is a esc and ballbearings , a set of S grip ( on the reinfored rims ) a couple sets of stock mini tires and a set of 1/10 TC Slicks . I am waiting to get some alloy pin style wheel adapters to replace my cracked plastic ones . As well as a set of Super mini cva dampers . Well here is a pic . I have a new Tamiya Body sitting in my closet , but I can't get the guts to paint it . I think i will just use this one ( in pic ) until it is in such bad shape it is unusable . Or get a pro to paint my mini body for me . Anyway I hope the mini stays around for awhile since they are cheap to run , Fun and with a good setup and a skilled driver , they can be competitive with the local racing clubs at the enty/sportmans level anyway . I be checking back regularly , see ya .
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I have been following this thread for a while now...and all I can say is that there's a nice bunch of enthusiasts here. Helpful and supportive. This thread actually influenced me to get a MO3. And I sure was pretty happy with the buy. Never had so much fun for a long while The tips here sure helped me to build and tune the mini. Keep it up and thanks.
Btw here's my Mini.

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Old 09-30-2005, 03:30 AM
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Mr.Pink, Sonicnova glad to see more people into minis. I have wanted one for many years. Earlier this year I finally got my mini(m03). I have always been a fan of the "Mr.Bean car".

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Originally Posted by Wicked-Wayz
Mr.Pink, Sonicnova glad to see more people into minis. I have wanted one for many years. Earlier this year I finally got my mini(m03). I have always been a fan of the "Mr.Bean car".

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Here is a picture of the body for mine.
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