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Old 02-04-2009, 11:26 PM
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That will probably come with the plastic friction dampers. They can be made to work. Just look at the m-03 buildup on rc-mini.net

The next step up would be the Tamiya Super Mini CVA shocks. They're plastic as well, but they're very good considering.

If you really want to spend money for a little flash, then the 3Racing alloy mini shocks are a good deal.

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Old 02-04-2009, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Drifting101
Also more consist in quality
I thought they were faster motors..
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:46 AM
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Rumoured for months and months, but apparently now finally confirmed. The absolute BEST Mini tyres ever are now back in production.



Pit Shimizu mini tyres available again soon, in 24, 27 and 30 compound. Don't ask when /where, we don't know yet.
But if they're as good as they used to be we can't wait.

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Old 02-05-2009, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Rumoured for months and months, but apparently now finally confirmed. The absolute BEST Mini tyres ever are now back in production.



Pit Shimizu mini tyres available again soon, in 24, 27 and 30 compound. Don't ask when /where, we don't know yet.
But if they're as good as they used to we can't wait.
Never used them since they weren't ever available around here to start with but sounds like they are the biznizz. Are they also of the 55mm diameter variety or are they 60mm?
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Definitely 55mm od. But just fantastic tyres. Last forever, and bags of grip, but not traction-rolly grip.

I still have some of the originals but have been reluctant to use them up.
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New pic of HPI Mini form www.rc-japan.de
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
That will probably come with the plastic friction dampers. They can be made to work. Just look at the m-03 buildup on rc-mini.net

The next step up would be the Tamiya Super Mini CVA shocks. They're plastic as well, but they're very good considering.

If you really want to spend money for a little flash, then the 3Racing alloy mini shocks are a good deal.

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hi guys,

i wonder, if i have TRF shock for 1/10. what its the best set up for mini M chasis?

i also have M chasis TRF shock sharf set, do you think this shorter sharf?? will perform better..this sharf its shorter by 2mm.....use only 1 o ring as internal spacer?

comment is welcome.

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Old 02-05-2009, 12:59 PM
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Anyone know if the Xpress 3200mah 20C lipo fits the M03?

Does anyone else know which lipo's DO fit the M03? I know the Orion 2400 & 3200 plus the Yeah racing 3200's fit Is there any list around with what does fit?

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http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/100594/

4WD mini? Seems the wheelbase and width will allow it to run the Tamiya mini bodies.
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Dan yip it's 4WD just don't know if it would legally run with other mini's
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Skitee
Dan it's only Front Wheel Drive
Check the link again
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:27 PM
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Yip ,y bad I commented without checking the link first, so I thought you were talking about the new HPI Mini.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan
http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/100594/

4WD mini? Seems the wheelbase and width will allow it to run the Tamiya mini bodies.
Much prefer the look of ^^^ that ^^^one compaired to the fwd one in reply 8256

The one in the link above looks like it has a lower centre of gravity than the other one and more roomy.....plus it looks like you have 2 cars in one
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Certainly it's bang on the money for M chassis size specs for both SWB and MWB.



And HPI are saying that they're doing a full range of bodyshells as well. Although the wider ones could be a problem. This could be interesting. With the Switch FWD and now this car, seems there is a big HPI M chassis push.
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Originally Posted by tony gray
And...Surprise, surprise, surprise... The 'New Release' list for Tamiya at the Nurnberg Hobby Fair in 2 weeks time in Germany contains this little gem.

58427 - Fiat 500 (M03M)

Finally a new shell for the MWB car...

Here we go. A photo makes an appearance
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