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Old 01-12-2009, 09:18 AM
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Just a note to anyone running a Mini Cooper in and around Chicago.

We are now racing them at Strictly RC (NW side of Chicago) on our new carpet track. Here's a video from last month when we were racing Vendettas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mcrM6XlzKM

People are also now showing up with them at our other Chicago track, Underground RC Racetrack. Here's a video from a Trans Am race from last month at Underground:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZbMl9uCKb8

If you'd like more info feel free to email me:

[email protected]
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:34 PM
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Does anybody know who makes this Toyota bB body?
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:33 PM
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Easy, that's a Toyota bB from Active Hobby in Japan



Readily available from nearly all of the HK and Japan based shops, probably not so easy to find in the US though.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Team Ash
I am no where near an as knowledgeable as a lot of others here but try having another look at your suspension. Make sure that the shocks are not only the same length but that they feel the same when you compress them. If they are not even side to side you can get some really weird handling.

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Problem solved, the upper arm was loose!

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Old 01-13-2009, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Easy, that's a Toyota bB from Active Hobby in Japan



Readily available from nearly all of the HK and Japan based shops, probably not so easy to find in the US though.

Thanks Tony!
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:28 PM
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my ride. with new body shell..................
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:51 PM
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Who makes that shell?
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my ride. with new body shell..................
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:39 PM
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mugen fit spec D by www.abchobby.com
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:37 PM
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edwintklee,

I see that u r using the HW13T 3000KV. hows the performance on a standard touring tires? Mine felt so so sluggish. Havent tried on the original mini tires tho. Whats ur setup on the esc?

thanks
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
We don't know how the Rides will last, the old ones used to last forever, still too early to tell with the new ones.
Any current feedback on the Rides? Are the included sponge inserts any good? How do they compare with SPICE?
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We have been using the new Rides and the Spice tyre. Both last very well. I would use the Ride optional inserts with the Ride tyres. They make a firmer tyre which helps avoid traction rolls on grippy tracks
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Originally Posted by cannon
We have been using the new Rides and the Spice tyre. Both last very well. I would use the Ride optional inserts with the Ride tyres. They make a firmer tyre which helps avoid traction rolls on grippy tracks
Thanks! I can only find SPICE inserts, any issue with using SPICE inserts on RIDEs?
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Stocker,

Do not use Spice inserts in Ride tyres

They are far too thick

Ride inserts are 4.1mm

Spice are either 5.0 or 5.5mm

They will make the Ride tyre bulge or far too hard

Plenty of Ride inserts in Australia
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:37 PM
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We're trying to resurrect some Mini racing at some local Chicago tracks.

Guys will be jamming softshell Lipo batteries into the Mini chassis and race with them.

Will they race just fine or are people adding weight to mimic NiMh cells to handle better?
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:22 PM
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The last few races at Hobbytown this past summer we had a good sized heat. I'd like to see that class grow. It really can be a budget racing class.
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