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Old 11-21-2010, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mangoman
Rear hubs can be handy, note they are toe in.

Personally, to limit the wander i have found that you put a fair amount of toe out on the front (not the rear).
Thanks for clearing that up.

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Old 11-21-2010, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
This might well just be the Ultimate FWD Mini kit.
The CF-R M05 conversion from Tech Racing.





We've built it, we've driven it and the full story will be up in a few days. In the meantime, here's some pics to whet your appetite.


that is just the coolest mini i've ever seen. gotta get me one of them! i'm guessing the usual jap shops will have them
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by caltek1
"What are the wheels??"

HPI X patterns, (PNo 4565) on mini rims.
Originally Posted by rcnutbag
They're Tamiya 84158 rims.

RCmart has them: click
Thanks guys!
No I know what to shop for...

Oh!
are they any good on asphalt?

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Old 11-22-2010, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by tudor_47
Thanks guys!
No I know what to shop for...

Oh!
are they any good on asphalt?

Thanks!
I'll let the rc-mini guys confirm, but I think the only reasons that wheel and tire combo appeared in the pics was because either they were the only spare tires they had kicking around or it was a good combo that just looked good.

There are lots of tires out there now that are great on asphalt. The HPI's have been somewhat surpassed these days. Still a good tire, but there's better around. Perhaps ask some people at your local track what they use?

As for wheels, the Tamiya flouro swift wheels are hard to beat in terms of value for money. Tough, bright, and cheap. US$5 for 4 wheels.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:04 AM
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I can pretty much guarantee that Tim put those wheels on because he's only just got them in stock now (http://www.m-chassis.com) and was showing them off!

The X patterns? Probably because they look good.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:53 PM
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[QUOTE=rcnutbag;8243364] Perhaps ask some people at your local track what they use?QUOTE]

oh!, there is noone to ask, I am one of 2!! people running the mini... We do hope more people will see the light! it is easy and no too expensive.
I found the kit tires/rims to be OK on our track...

I think I will try some racing slicks from Rcmart next time. they come premounted and well not to expensive.

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I think I will try some racing slicks from Rcmart next time. they come premounted and well not to expensive.

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Yes RCmart will have pretty much any tire you would need. Most tires have different hardnesses available. For example ride tires are sold as soft, medium and hard (click). Normally you would use soft when the weather is cold or there is little traction on the track. Conversely, hard would be used in warmer/hot weather or very high traction tracks. Similarly, some manufacturers put a number with the tire that roughly suggests at what track temperature they would work best (click). I hope this helps a bit.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:38 PM
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ABC Hobby tires are pretty grippy on all surfaces, including carpet, and does not wear out fast. You will have to use preferred tire sauce for carpet use.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:56 PM
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the xpress mini tires are pretty good for me and cheap.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rcnutbag
Yes RCmart will have pretty much any tire you would need. Most tires have different hardnesses available. For example ride tires are sold as soft, medium and hard (click). Normally you would use soft when the weather is cold or there is little traction on the track. Conversely, hard would be used in warmer/hot weather or very high traction tracks. Similarly, some manufacturers put a number with the tire that roughly suggests at what track temperature they would work best (click). I hope this helps a bit.
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ABC Hobby tires are pretty grippy on all surfaces, including carpet, and does not wear out fast. You will have to use preferred tire sauce for carpet use.
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the xpress mini tires are pretty good for me and cheap.
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Originally Posted by tony gray
This might well just be the Ultimate FWD Mini kit.
The CF-R M05 conversion from Tech Racing.





We've built it, we've driven it and the full story will be up in a few days. In the meantime, here's some pics to whet your appetite.

Very nice sir, looking forward to hearing the full story already.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:05 PM
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Questions??

I just got my M-05 kit in the mail and I was reading the manual. At some parts is shows different steps for M0-5 M, L and S..

Just wondering which one I'm supposed to build??

Also, does anyone happen to have a link for bearing replacement sets? For all 12 of the plastic BA18 and 6 of the BA19+BA20

Anything helps
Thanks.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Zac_with_no_K
I just got my M-05 kit in the mail and I was reading the manual. At some parts is shows different steps for M0-5 M, L and S..

Just wondering which one I'm supposed to build??

Also, does anyone happen to have a link for bearing replacement sets? For all 12 of the plastic BA18 and 6 of the BA19+BA20

Anything helps
Thanks.
It depends what wheelbase you want to build, you follow a specific one. What body does it come with? That pretty much determine your wheelbase.

Bearings: http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tam...s-p-29027.html
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Originally Posted by jcr
It depends what wheelbase you want to build, you follow a specific one. What body does it come with? That pretty much determine your wheelbase.

Bearings: http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tam...s-p-29027.html
Thanks for the quick reply!
The body looks like an old model mini cooper I think..
Don't know what it's called exactly
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Zac_with_no_K
Thanks for the quick reply!
The body looks like an old model mini cooper I think..
Don't know what it's called exactly
The old mini cooper? Then you'll need to build it to the 'S' model.
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