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Old 11-12-2008, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Ashley Cobb
I take it the ball end is threaded on all the way...? can you post pics of the shocks apart?
Yup,the end is threaded on all the way. I just put the shocks back together, so I can't get a picture now.
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by edwintklee
ermm..don mind me asking, how did you manage to run with water ??

how did you protect your electronics??
i use Novak GTX speed control (which is i believe this ESC is water proof), i put it in the back inside rear chassis with no protection, and i put my rx inside a mini plastic box above rear chassis.
all my electronics just fine untill now...
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by SerpentCT4S
I just got my M03 built. I just finished cutting out the body for a test fit. I mounted it and I was wondering if there is a way to mount the front any lower. It hits the plastic piece int he front. I want the body to sit nice and low. Any advice?
It's just the nature of the MINI beast...The front/hood of the body sits on the front shock tower - that's as low as it can go...and you can still fit a barbies head in that wheel well gap...Ha, ha, ha...It's cool man - just pop your shocks off and take a picture of it slammed - then pop them back on and run that thing until the tires split at the seams...
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:37 PM
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i dont think the gtx is waterproof

but its not like you'd be running your mini underwater
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:38 PM
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Hey guys I though the Tamiya Super Slick 63s are 60 millimeter in size but wanted to make sure before ordering some. Is that right or are they only 55 millimeter.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by t4m1y4niac
i use Novak GTX speed control (which is i believe this ESC is water proof), i put it in the back inside rear chassis with no protection, and i put my rx inside a mini plastic box above rear chassis.
all my electronics just fine untill now...
novak its not water proof...its will shut doen if it get wet, will work again when dried. i tried it....

never the less the best esc i have use....

and its on my mini now, the only set back is its not lipo protected...(lipo cut off.)
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by edwintklee
novak its not water proof...its will shut doen if it get wet, will work again when dried. i tried it....

never the less the best esc i have use....

and its on my mini now, the only set back is its not lipo protected...(lipo cut off.)
There is only one brushed esc that iknow that has a cutoff which is a Tekin
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by SerpentCT4S


In this pic, they have a shorter piece of the plastic tubing than what the manual says. The manual says 10mm in the front and 12mm in the rear.

I am confused what to do to make it lower. Do I keep the 10mm and 12mm pieces in or do I not put them in?

Can someone give me a step by step on what to do?
You still need to keep the normal black thick tubing in the shock and that stays the normal length as per the manual.

The piece of clear tubing and black o-ring on the shock shaft will then run inside the black rubber tubing and this will keep the damping, make sure to the grease it up.

And it should reduce the length of the overall shock by about 5mm.

hopefully this helps clear it up, unless it didn't need clearing up in which case just ignore it

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Originally Posted by edwintklee
novak its not water proof...its will shut doen if it get wet, will work again when dried. i tried it....

never the less the best esc i have use....

and its on my mini now, the only set back is its not lipo protected...(lipo cut off.)
Lee,

Need not worry should u use that esc for next weekend's race. For the 5 min heat, it wont reach the COV even on 3200 LiPo running on Tamiya Sport Tuned. But be very extra careful on ur timing for the mains... i normally pit after 15 min on a 3200. 4000 should add a bit more runtime

see ya at the race. it should be a blast....!
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I am going to get paint today for the Mini. I will post pictures later.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by MTX3-B
Lee,

Need not worry should u use that esc for next weekend's race. For the 5 min heat, it wont reach the COV even on 3200 LiPo running on Tamiya Sport Tuned. But be very extra careful on ur timing for the mains... i normally pit after 15 min on a 3200. 4000 should add a bit more runtime

see ya at the race. it should be a blast....!
any last minute race tips?????

don worry i am using novak lipo stop..on my mini....better safe than sorry
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edwintklee,

Just go out, enjoy yourself and drive the tyres off your mini.

Make sure that you be smooth and have your radio setup correctly.

Later

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hey ya,,,caltek1....

how are you man.....?


this if sort of a come back race....minimum cost racing

only hoping to finish any position since its my 1st mini m chasis race, i sort of got the setting for night driving, will practise on day time driving.....to fine tune traction issue. so hope not to roll over that much...

this its sort of open race, open mini 1/10 race will be racing against 4wd car, but those 4wd car can only run on 2wd. means they have to disable 2 wheels..

refer to this...

http://www.rctech.net/forum/malaysia...-nov-08-a.html

well....will be a race of different bread of cars....hoping to see, 2wd ABC genetic, Express pro and junior kit, Active kits..... fighting to be a winner....

all in i am hoping it to be a enjoying and fun race for my ep pals....

well if you guys are interested, will be posting more result here...(don wan to bored you guys will small time races)

if tony wants a race report, i would be glad to submit them.....

p/s, we race with left overs 1/10 foam tyre from our local gp drivers...

a big thanks you for all your used tyre contribution......

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does tamiya has the TRF short white springs in a set? If so, pls advise the P/N. I only see the set of blue, red, yellow short springs

thanks
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Originally Posted by doriftu
does tamiya has the TRF short white springs in a set? If so, pls advise the P/N. I only see the set of blue, red, yellow short springs

thanks
em,,dude,

i think the white short spring come with the TRF short shocks....i think la..

or else you can always spray your spring white......

my spring paint is wearing off, i tot of spraying it white too...
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