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Old 11-26-2008, 04:36 AM
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Hi guys, I swapped my ages-old black can with the 3000kv hobbywing combo. The added speed (my black can was really tired) started to cause some traction roll. I'm using Team Powers 36s on the front and 32s on the rear. I used to use blue/yellow springs back/front based on the basic setup on rc-mini.net. It worked for me very well until now.
I tried to swap the springs for white/blue which slightly improved the situation.
Can you please suggest other changes that I should try to get rid off the traction roll?
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Lowering your ride height to 3-4mm in the front, and 4-5mm in the rear will help.

Also the sway bars / roll bars will help distribute the weight better.

60wt oil in front, 40wt oil in rear will help also.

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thanks for the reply...
how about on asphalt? any feedback?

im new at this, sorry if i ask to much..
I used these tyres before and on ashvault you can get a lot of slip in and out of turns. I have been shown the way and the Team Powers 36/32 with medium inserts are the way to go.

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Old 11-26-2008, 06:22 AM
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thanks ben.. one more thing.. where will i place the 36? in front?
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Originally Posted by rcmarek
Hi guys, I swapped my ages-old black can with the 3000kv hobbywing combo. The added speed (my black can was really tired) started to cause some traction roll. I'm using Team Powers 36s on the front and 32s on the rear. I used to use blue/yellow springs back/front based on the basic setup on rc-mini.net. It worked for me very well until now.
I tried to swap the springs for white/blue which slightly improved the situation.
Can you please suggest other changes that I should try to get rid off the traction roll?
Thanks Marek
At the risk of infuriating the importer...the 32's are...well....problematical.

On some cars/setups they cause severe traction roll.

Initially, keep them on but maybe try the CA glue trick on the sidewall.
It's not your suspension settings because they worked for you before - until you changed tyres.

If it still traction rolls, switch to 36's all round (thats what I use) and/or lob a little bit of weight inside the bumpers..
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I've tried the Spice 32's and couldn't get them to work at all with my current set up. I didn't have much fun with them at all! "Evil" is their new label around these parts!
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where could i order team powers 36/32? cant find any in ebay and theres none here in our country... the only tire for minis that i found in ebay are the 3racing radials.. thanks!
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:27 PM
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This may have been asked before but what Lipo Batteries would fit the Mini's Battery Compartment?

Thanks.
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Orion 3200, Yeah/Core/Harris 3200, Harris 3700... Well they're the main ones.
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If anyone is interested I have a nice Mini M03m swift for sale here

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ml#post5098420
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Originally Posted by Ron C.
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This may have been asked before but what Lipo Batteries would fit the Mini's Battery Compartment?

Thanks.

CORE 3250 fits like a glove.
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Originally Posted by doki71
thanks ben.. one more thing.. where will i place the 36? in front?
Yes, I ran new 36's on the front and "matured" 32's on the rear and it was just brilliant to drive.

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What should be the normal wear pattern on the front tyres? Mine are X-patterns and show more wear on the inner part. This looks OK or do I need to make some ride height changes? My track goes counter-clockwise now, which explains the heavier wear on the right.

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wheeewww... team powers are expensive..

how long does the tires last? how many races? rough estimate.. thanks!
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What should be the normal wear pattern on the front tyres? Mine are X-patterns and show more wear on the inner part. This looks OK or do I need to make some ride height changes? My track goes counter-clockwise now, which explains the heavier wear on the right.
That wear pattern is fairly typical. I don't know how many tires I've had to trash that still had loads of tread on the outside edge, and were worn completely through on the inside. It's just the nature of the beast.

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