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Old 12-09-2010, 12:51 AM
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Martin,

The weight is added to the front bumper, not the rear. I had a look at Bruces car at the Masters and with the Ride body the car was super dialled on the track. He sure gave out a hiding to us other drivers.

I will be trying some of these setup ideas on my MO5M and see if it makes the car better. The old adage nothing ventured nothing gained.

My MO5L from the Masters weighs in at 1465gms, so was is a little portly as well. I also used different front tyres to all the others, which makes the car a little harder to drive, however I will be trying softer springs up front and the rides to see how it handles.

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Old 12-09-2010, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by mangoman
But i think you will also find it depends on how you weight your car.

Say putting all that weight in the bumper may help put more weight down on the rear tyres but to me it would also cause the rear end to swing out violently through hard turns.
Front bumper, not rear! Weight in the rear will only help heat up the rear tyres, weight in the front means more forward traction, what we all strive for! Also much better brakes, a light mini has stuff all braking, usually just locks up the fronts and keeps going the same speed

Edit: Jeez, Calvin beat me to it
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:25 AM
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You guys are throwing a lot of weights out there, what's the average Mini weight fully dressed? I think when I go to practice tomorrow I'm going to see if on the the local pros can weigh my car for me so I can brag too

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Old 12-09-2010, 01:51 AM
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Originally Posted by pyro18t
You guys are throwing a lot of weights out there, what's the average Mini weight fully dressed? I think when I go to practice tomorrow I'm going to see if on the the local pros can weigh my car for me so I can brag too

Jay
Well I just weighed my m05 Pro, which is a few days old, only difference it has are ride tyres and different rims from factory and running the HW 13T setup comes in at 1250 bang on, thats shell 4000mah lipo etc.

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Old 12-09-2010, 02:07 AM
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I think the weight issue is a bigger problem with the MO3 than with the MO5.

I know that some will argue that a mini will work at 1330gms legal weight here in Australia,(unless rules have changed) and that it comes back to setup. I have seen mini's work well running at minimum weight and others that were impossible to drive. All comes back to smoothness and setup.

I have tried a light weight mini, however did not work for my driving style. At some tracks a light weight mini will not work due to having to much grip etc.

I wouldn't get excited about how runs what weight. It was just mentioned that a heavy mini can work as well as a lighter car, however there are pro's and cons with both setups.

Me, I will just run what works for me. Trying other setups just assists with getting a better handling mini for your driving style.

Good luck and Happy Racing.

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Old 12-09-2010, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Granpa
Not really. Minimum weight with battery and body is 1250. Been that way for a couple of years now. You just flunked tech.
We have no weight limit in the Canadian TCS.

So I pass tech!
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Hi,
Just Finished building my M06-Pro.
Car Actually looks promising.
Planning to test on track tomorrow or Coming Saturday.
Any one know any idea what i might expect.
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Originally Posted by Starteur
We have no weight limit in the Canadian TCS.

So I pass tech!
You win. Was thinking USA TCS.
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Scuse me for asking instead of searching 6 million pages, but what's the ali rear upright of choice these days and what toe in ??

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Man that new mo6 I have is hotttt! Should be good when I run it!
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Originally Posted by Scooby Horton1
Man that new mo6 I have is hotttt! Should be good when I run it!
yeah I kinda want one, but I just bought a M05 PRO. I really think the M06 would do well on our high bite Ozite track here in New Mexico.

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Does anyone know the part number or link for S-grips on tamiyausa?
I'm having trouble finding them
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Part Number for your S-Grip tires #53254 and HERE is your link for a supplier

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Old 12-10-2010, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Victor Vector
Scuse me for asking instead of searching 6 million pages, but what's the ali rear upright of choice these days and what toe in ??

Jacko
I believe it is 1deg. per side..jacko
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Originally Posted by OVA
I believe it is 1deg. per side..jacko
Thanks Franko. Do you know who makes them in ali ?
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