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Old 04-03-2006, 03:35 AM
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Pics of the new front/rear hubs and c-hubs. Left one is the old version and the right is the new one from the F-parts I got today from Japan (RC-champ). They use different size wheel bearings and also the kingpins are different.

Another pic is the mini with the 225mm extension plate
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:43 AM
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Any indication of the material of the parts? PA-GF maybe? Hopefully sturdy enough to warrant not using the aluminum knuckles..
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:29 AM
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From the pics it looks like the screws for the front end of the extension are run inside towards outside. Or opposite from the M03L center chassis piece. Is that right?
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:33 AM
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How about posting a link for "RCchamp"?
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:45 AM
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http://www.rc-champ.co.jp/

good place to buy from, but the fees are like ... cheap prices, tho, usually makes up for it.
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:13 PM
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Schumacher USA will be getting Mini Cooper size Take Off RP30 tires and inserts later this month. They are high performance belted slicks identical to the tires used at the Reedy Sedan Race last year and this year...just in the Mini Coopr size.

We are just getting a small batch in to test the demand for the product. Ask you local shops to call us and get soem on order or just call us direct.
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:17 PM
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that would be cool, adrian... nice to have some alternate tires available.

do they make any wheels, too? that would be a nice switch...
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:56 PM
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Hey all. Gonna race outdoor asphault this year and don't have the $$$ right now to make a pack. WIll an epic 3000 stick pack be fine for an 8 min main? if so, what current should i charge it at?

also, i'm gonna get 6 sets of 5x11 bearings for the cooper to race. besides those 2 5x8's do i need any other bearings?
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by HotrodHopkins
Hey all. Gonna race outdoor asphault this year and don't have the $$$ right now to make a pack. WIll an epic 3000 stick pack be fine for an 8 min main? if so, what current should i charge it at?

also, i'm gonna get 6 sets of 5x11 bearings for the cooper to race. besides those 2 5x8's do i need any other bearings?
Bearings are all either 8 x 5 or 11 x 5 so you are good.
as for the Battery if you are rnning a silver can the 3000 should get you about 20 - 25 min of runtime.
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Can't see any PA-GF in the parts or tree only PA.

Yes, the screws for the front end of the extension are run inside towards outside. Still managed to screw it in without opening the front chassis in half.
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
Bearings are all either 8 x 5 or 11 x 5 so you are good.
as for the Battery if you are rnning a silver can the 3000 should get you about 20 - 25 min of runtime.
ok, there are 2 5x8's that are litle gold bushings in there, but not worried about them right now.

Yes, silver can, so that's kool. Great, thanks much.
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Originally Posted by HotrodHopkins
Hey all. Gonna race outdoor asphault this year and don't have the $$$ right now to make a pack. WIll an epic 3000 stick pack be fine for an 8 min main? if so, what current should i charge it at?

also, i'm gonna get 6 sets of 5x11 bearings for the cooper to race. besides those 2 5x8's do i need any other bearings?
Go to Radio Shack and get the GP 3300`s already in stick packs for $25.00 they work great.........
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should i rebuilt 'em if i get them there?
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No wheels are planned at this time...just tires. They should be here at the end of April. I will let you guys know when they arrive.
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Just let my LHS know to put in thier order! Looking forward to trying those out.

One question - Will they be the same size as the Tamiya Mini tires or smaller like HPI X-patterns?
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