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Old 01-16-2009, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by chicagokenji
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 01-16-2009, 10:51 AM
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Here are a few picks of my Mini its an old shell i had layin around pics are by Joel Navvaro TCS Nats Last year. I thought you would like it Tony
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by chicagokenji
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?
I just got a mini and raced it for the first time a few weeks ago with an orion 2400 lipo with no extra weight. It would traction roll really easily and was difficult to get around the corner quickly.

I added weight to the battery to increase the weight a lot and it drove so much better.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:55 PM
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Does anyone use 3600/3700 Lipos for your m03? Looks like the hardcase does not have the cavity to add weights... add it into the chassis, or just don't bother witht he 3600/3700s and use only 3200?
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by stocker
Any feedback on the Tamiya #53222 super slicks? I read somewhere that they were pretty OK. How do they compare with the Team Powers?
Well, the're not BLEURGHHHH! to me.

We can only use Tamiya material in our Tamiya Cup and these slicks came allready very handy when driving on tarmac in rainy conditions. These slicks had to be untreated (ever)... but strangely enough they were the best tyre-choice.

Originally Posted by stocker
Does anyone use 3600/3700 Lipos for your m03? Looks like the hardcase does not have the cavity to add weights... add it into the chassis, or just don't bother witht he 3600/3700s and use only 3200?
as for Lipo's,
Over here most of us use the 3200 Orions because these are very fine, stable and robust Lipo's .. and they are a perfect fit into the M03-chassis. Other Orions are too large and a s we can't modify the chassis, can't be used.
Maybe there exist some other brands Lipo's with more mA, that fit also ... but I have had several Types of Lipo's and the Orion's never failed on me and after all this time, didn't loose anything of their strenght or "balance-ness".
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:34 PM
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Hey guys, just a little review for you. I've been running the Team Powers pre-mounts for just over a month now, and I can tell you that they are really great tires.

Keep in mind, I'm running on carpet, indoors and it's very smooth, so we can say they are perfect for these conditions.

The models I'm using are the 32R + 50 on the front, and the 32R + 45 on the rear. I'm using a little Niftech to clean them up between rounds, too.

They wear extremely well, grip like Velcro, and have all but eliminated my traction roll issues.

It should be noted that they are about a 54-55D sized tire, so you may lose a little top end. The punch off the start and out of the corners more than makes up for it, though.

The biggest bonus is that they are premounts, so I didn't have to screw them up by gluing them myself!

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Hey guys!

I just got the Tamiya stabilizer set (53343) for my mini. I also got the tuned spring set (53333) and universal shafts (53597) for it.

I mounted the black stabilizer bars and now I am wondering what springs to use with my TRF shocks? Soft, medium, or hard?

Any help would be great!
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Do you have the instructions sheet for the sway-bar??

I would greatly apreciate to have it.

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Originally Posted by Starteur
Do you have the instructions sheet for the sway-bar??

I would greatly apreciate to have it.

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Yes I do, it comes int he package. Let me go take a few pictures of it for you.
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Check out these numbers....
This 1st one actualy hit 1.6 and 4970


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Originally Posted by Starteur
Do you have the instructions sheet for the sway-bar??

I would greatly apreciate to have it.

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Here you go!







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Originally Posted by MTX3-B
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?

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hmm...

let see what i remember,

1) with reverse, 25%
2) minimum punch.
other pretty standard.....

i am still having traction roll problems, hehe

sluggish, my only feel clogging during start up, when its running, its quite smooth i would say.....i am using 60A esc...

on rubber touring tyre. its very fast....compare to sport tuned

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WOW!!! What are your methods?
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by edwintklee
hmm...

let see what i remember,

1) with reverse, 25%
2) minimum punch.
other pretty standard.....

i am still having traction roll problems, hehe

sluggish, my only feel clogging during start up, when its running, its quite smooth i would say.....i am using 60A esc...

on rubber touring tyre. its very fast....compare to sport tuned
thanks for the pointers. mine comes with a 25A esc. does that explain why it is pretty slow compared to your more powerful 60A?
traction roll is always there...you get a good selection of tires plus some refined driving, that ought to minimise traction roll...
will be trying on the standard mini tires this weekend at KR.
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