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Old 06-30-2010, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by M03Racer
If the front spring set up is too stiff you will always spin out because the front of the car is a little heavier then the rear and it starts to bounce and you can lose traction. Now if you use a softer spring in the front the car will actually absorb the bumps better just like in a real car and will have enough traction not to spin out. I use red springs in the front and blue in the back and this does the job for me. Also try a faster motor then your stock motor to break in the gears I'd say use the Tamiya sport tuned motor 27T or the Tamiya lightly tune motor 28T. Both motors a better then the stock silver can motor that the car comes with, the Sport tuned motor has a good steady band of speed and the Lightly tuned motor has better top end speed. Run the car thru at least three battery charges and make sure your motor pinion is on tight otherwise you will strip some gears I always check to make sure I tighten the pinion right before I put the motor in. I use a little cement on the screw to make sure it does not move. I hope this helps you out a bit.
Thanks for good advice!
I am now running the Tamiya 'Super stock motor TZ' (23Turn tamiya-nr: 53696)
So it should be enough to break in the gears... I will recheck the pinion and use some loctite on it to secure it.

I will get the options springs for the 3racing dampers and test softer springs infront, as my car has started to bounce lately, since the front wheels became slicks...

Again Thanks!
/Johnny
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:35 AM
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anybody tried the Datsun 280ZX? how's the handling?
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by nikkiesteban
anybody tried the Datsun 280ZX? how's the handling?
not too bad, but you have to run the 55d tires.
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Originally Posted by Bodywerx_rc
not too bad, but you have to run the 55d tires.
i see. Why do I need to run the 55d? how about the 60d?
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Originally Posted by nikkiesteban
i see. Why do I need to run the 55d? how about the 60d?
The tires do not fit the wheel arches, you would have to make them larger.
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:40 PM
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Hi guys,

Just small question ... for you who are racing brushed motors on Lipo's on yours M03's and M05's, did you noted a HUGE change in motor wear when went from NiMH to LIPO ?, i mean, was like killing motors just because of the Lipo ?, i need really in depth information about this ...

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Default mini coop bodies

I recently purchased a tamiya rtr m03 mini-cooper set. I noticed that my body seems to sit pretty high compared to others that I've seen run. Are there huge differences in companys and models currently out there? What does everyone recommend for a replacement if I wanted to stick with the old school cooper body?

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Originally Posted by Tabushi
Hi guys,

Just small question ... for you who are racing brushed motors on Lipo's on yours M03's and M05's, did you noted a HUGE change in motor wear when went from NiMH to LIPO ?, i mean, was like killing motors just because of the Lipo ?, i need really in depth information about this ...

thanks a lot,

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I had no problems with running lipo packs and my silver can motor.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:19 PM
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In CHASIS M05 enters the lipo Oriom rocket packs?
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:30 PM
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Yes the Orion rocket packs do fit the M-03 / M-04 / M-05
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:35 PM
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Aren't those rocket packs discontinued?
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:43 PM
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Nope it's a new line released in the last few months

http://www.teamorion.com/Products/IBS+LiPo+Rocket+Packs

http://www.teamorion.com/Products/LiPo+Rocket+Packs

http://www.teamorion.com/Products/LiFe+Rocket+Packs
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:47 PM
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Rocket 4000 is ok?
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:52 PM
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Yes the 4000 fits
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:53 PM
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Thats weird tower had them listed as discontinued a while back.
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