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Old 11-03-2008, 01:26 AM
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I am surprised taht your LHS has these still. Been out of production for a long time. If available only get the belted version. Inserts .. your choice. A good tyre though
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:38 AM
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OK, thanks for info. I can't experiment with inserts unless I don't glue the tyre to the rim?
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by edwintklee
please can show pictur of ca tyre wall.....i still don get it...

picture say a thousand words....thanks in advance..
You know how they put CA on the sidewalls of foam tyres to stop them chunking? it's the same as that
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:57 PM
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A special NON-update on rc-mini....here

Basically explaining why there haven't been any updates......
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:54 PM
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Can someone post a link to TCS America rules?
Thanks.
I won the rally class in 2006 here in Canada, now I wanna try for the mini.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by cannon
I am surprised taht your LHS has these still. Been out of production for a long time. If available only get the belted version. Inserts .. your choice. A good tyre though
I got a set (4) of HPI belted x-patterns. Any issue with using the included black sponge inserts and using the Tamiya #51334 Mini Cooper S 2006 wheels (or Swift is better?)? The HPI star wheels are like double the price, and inserts are again $... pls advice me, thanks!

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The standard sponge is fine to use. From memory using moulded inserts in X patterns is difficult anyway - hard to get them to seat properly, so I always used to use the standard foam.

As for wheels, the Swift ones are probably a little stronger than the '06 Cooper ones.
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Originally Posted by tony gray
The standard sponge is fine to use. From memory using moulded inserts in X patterns is difficult anyway - hard to get them to seat properly, so I always used to use the standard foam.

As for wheels, the Swift ones are probably a little stronger than the '06 Cooper ones.
Thanks Tony, appreciate your great (as usual) advice!
All the different colored swift wheels are the same in terms of strength and durability I presume...?
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:15 PM
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As far as we're concerned, yes. But orange ones look cooler......
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:23 PM
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Hyper_Mike,

In response to your enquiry regarding the Tamiya Super slicks, I have used the Tamiya mini firm insert in the tyre. I'm not sure if these are still available.

I ran them again on Monday Night on a netball court track and last night at Windsor and these tyres mounted on the front showed no handling problems. The tyres are very firm.

I will be trying them at the Kambah track on the 16 th to see if they are any good. I will also have some others to try.

All I need now is a couple of fast sport tuned motors. Hint Hint.

Tony,

I will send you a E-mail have some things I need to discuss regarding Mini proposals from our club.

Later

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Originally Posted by Core Creations
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60Ds A slicks 53340 all around or with a S-Grips up front.....these are not the kit tires...they are much softer
The #53340s are not cheap man... how are their durability? Are the S-grips belted? I would guess not since it is not stated, and youmentioned to use only in the front. It's important to have belted in the rear as the tyres will "balloon" at higher speeds and cause the rear to be very unstable?
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Originally Posted by portyansky
Can someone post a link to TCS America rules?
Thanks.
I won the rally class in 2006 here in Canada, now I wanna try for the mini.
best of luck!

http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/rules.php#
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:39 AM
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hi guys...


i am super happy,.......cos i solve my traction problem when running lipo.......

how did i do it? welll i add lead weight on both of my rear arms 3 piece of 5 grams on each sides....(15grams each side)


....i drove very agressively also cannot flip.....super cool..........super happy....

no i will slowly reduce weight to have more speed....

i suggest anyone with traction roll problem to try.....

if cannot work don screw me

i got this idea when i saw that m03R wont flip that easy..
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:52 AM
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Why not add the lead weights to the chassis instead of adding more unsprung weight to the arms?
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan
Why not add the lead weights to the chassis instead of adding more unsprung weight to the arms?
errm...i got the theory, spread weight have lower Cg...like M03R, the alu rear upright help with the Cg of the car.....cos i have race with a lighter M03R which would NOT traction roll at corners..even sharp 1..

now i just need to reduce the weight to make if faster...


fyi, i an running foam tyre on asphalt. the foam its about 2 mm thick.

please correct me if i am wrong.

just my 2 cents..... peace
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