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Old 08-31-2010, 11:12 PM
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Hi guys. Sorry for crushing in but I need any info about tire inserts. I bought my first car a few days ago, an M05-Ra and I noticed there were no tire inserts. Even the instruction manual does not show any inserts. Is it okay to assemble the tires without an insert? Thanks. If this post violates any rule please feel free to delete it. Edwin
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Hi guys. Sorry for crushing in but I need any info about tire inserts. I bought my first car a few days ago, an M05-Ra and I noticed there were no tire inserts. Even the instruction manual does not show any inserts. Is it okay to assemble the tires without an insert? Thanks. If this post violates any rule please feel free to delete it. Edwin
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no rules here in the mini topic

i would use inserts in the tyres it is better for the tyres

you can do what i do to save a couple of $ by cutting down touring car inserts from the guys at your local track or your own old ones
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no rules here in the mini topic

Thanks sidecarphil1 .
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Yet another new 210mm SWB m chassis bodyshell from Spice.

The new Honda CRZ.



It's not exactly one that I'll be rushing to get hold of in a hurry.....
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Where do you guys get your mini parts from online prefferbly U.S. but open to others need to get wheels, tires and a few other things
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Speedtech
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Tamiya USA
RcMart

This is where I shop for my mini stuff. Hope this helps.
For wheels and tires I would check out Sweep USA. They are cheaper, last longer, they come pre mounted too if you don't like glueing tires and they offer more compounds to choose from.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:19 PM
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Myatomic.com is a good source for Tamiya stuff too. Spend $25 and you get free shipping.
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Here's an HPI 225mm body . It's not beautiful, but good quality at a reasonable price.
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I think I am going to try this one out next.
http://www.abchobbyusa.com/vitzrsbody.aspx
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Here are some very neat Colt short wheel base bodies at reasonable prices and in the U.S.

http://store.hkshobby.com/index.php?...1e25df4c0099bc
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Hey guys jus picked a m05 blue...Wanted to ask what other hop ups would you suggest for this kit.. Thanx alot
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Oil filled shocks, preferrably the aluminium m-chassis shocks are probably the easiest (or at least they were on the M03) as they are shorter and have less droop (so you dont have to put RUBBER o-rings inside the shock body).

Aluminium steering link and steering set.

Universals are a good idea.
People reckon the aluminium motor plate is a good idea (dont know if it is necessary, i use aftermarket ones).

And a Ball Diff is a good idea build it real tight so you get more drive out of a corner than a gear diff.
I prefer the TA03 ball diff over the M05 ball diff. Around our tracks in australia people have been modifying the M05 ball diff quite heavily so that it has a thicker screw and better diff nut. Sometimes this means they have to widen the hole in the out drives. BLEAH!
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Here are some very neat Colt short wheel base bodies at reasonable prices and in the U.S.

http://store.hkshobby.com/index.php?...1e25df4c0099bc
I run colt new beetle body; itís low and light and was really surprised how strong it is.
I race with Mardaves a lot of the time, Which are fast and strong,
some have big plastic bumpers sticking out of the front and Iím still on the same shell.
Being lower and light, body weight nearer to the chassis.
Down the straight donít think body makes much difference on a Mini with silver or black can motor.
This is only my view but thought I could go faster in to corners with out it rolling over,
and if it dose most of the time rolls back on its wheels.
You need the rear spoiler so you know the front from the back .
RC-Mart does a good deal on two bodies.
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-min...e-p-29525.html
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Originally Posted by MD View Post
Here are some very neat Colt short wheel base bodies at reasonable prices and in the U.S.

http://store.hkshobby.com/index.php?...1e25df4c0099bc
That Yaris looks pretty sick but I have had bad dealings with HKS in the past. I will never buy from them again.
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I haven't bad dealings with them, but I have had REALLY slow delivery from RC Mart. Other people sing RC Mart's praises. So, I don't know why some people have trouble with different companies. It would be nice if these companies really focused on customer service.
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