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Old 10-15-2008, 07:22 PM
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Ya big show off!

I think I might just put my stock Tamiya ESC back in the car, and continue losing races in an affordable manner.

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Old 10-15-2008, 08:19 PM
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I had a tamiya speedie in my mini and changed to a gtx it made the mini so much faster
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
It probably won't, and it'd be a complete waste of time anyway. There's so much slop in all the parts of an M03 thats there'd simply be no point to doing it!
and yet you love this car.....
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:59 PM
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have any1 tried,

mo3 vs mo3R, which its better handling, i have heard that m03r mada some correction to the traction roll problem of the mo3. is it true?

some also claims mo3r faster, that y its have a "R"
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by edwintklee
have any1 tried,

mo3 vs mo3R, which its better handling, i have heard that m03r mada some correction to the traction roll problem of the mo3. is it true?

some also claims mo3r faster, that y its have a "R"
I have found that there is nothing different other than a couple bits of alloy, diff grease is different, slightly different rear suspension and bearings
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:14 PM
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Should handle almost the same except the R will have a small slight edge due to oil shocks vs friction shocks.
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:29 PM
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I'm not a M03 experts but I did notice a couple of things...

1) the front alloy uprights have a 3rd hole for the steering linkages, I'm not sure but I think it gives more Ackerman. Also the potential steering throw seems more because the linkage do not hit against the side of the gearbox.

2) Rear alloy uprights has additional hole, though I think it is not used. Could be an additional tuning option.
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The M-03R is nothing more than an M-03, with oil shocks and a few bits of bling.

It is nice that it comes with toe in rear uprights and such, but you can get most of that stuff in the Swift kit.

There are no real changes in handling or geometry.

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Old 10-16-2008, 12:57 AM
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Any more info on the new HPI Mini?
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
M03 - Absolutely without question. 99.9% of people use them.

As for which one, read this
Thank you.

Your website is very informative.... it is much appreciated.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:17 PM
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THAILAND '09?

Check this out guys..

The TITC (Thailand International Touring Car Championship)for '09 will also have a Mini class!

http://www.titc.in.th/
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Will Tony be making the trip?
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:11 PM
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I think not Jeff.... They're allowing 4WD Minis as well so the M03's will get slaughtered..
As Cal will tell you, that's a super high-grip track, so keeping an M03 on its wheels will be hard enough as it is, let alone contending with 4WD cars as well.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:43 PM
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Universal shafts for the M03M Swift...53597 or 53205?
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:53 PM
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53597 are the rebuildable type. i.e. better
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