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Old 12-27-2020, 03:46 PM
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I saw that there are new part numbers for the Mini B 3 spring set on Tower/Horizon, can anyone with a 2.0 and a B please look into this, are the shocks/springs different?

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Old 12-27-2020, 03:54 PM
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Milkdudd The amount of turns a motor has is a brushed thing. When people discuss the differences between brushless motors, they refer to the KV and that is the reason why you don't read or hear people mention turns when reviewing a motor. Turns are only given by some companies, so the old school folks have something to compare the KV to.

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Old 12-27-2020, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by _e_w_
Milkdudd The amount of turns a motor has is a brushed thing. When people discuss the differences between brushless motors, they refer to the KV and that is the reason why you don't read or hear people mention turns when reviewing a motor. Turns are only given by some companies, so the old school folks have something to compare the KV to.
I say this with all respect and in a non-confrontational way. We must live in alternate universes. I know KV ratings are big in 8th scale and I suppose crawlers too. 10th scale off-road racing from what I've seen is just about 100% discussed in motor turns. Except sometimes 10th scale short course run the larger size motors. Likely just a matter of us both being involved in a different aspect The hobby. Cheers
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Milkdudd Thank you for correcting me. Like I stated earlier, I've been out of the hobby for a while and haven't been looking at 1/10th scale since touring car seems to be dead, so I completely forgot that 540 sized motors are still identified by the amount of turns they have.

1/10th scale off road was one of the last things I raced, 17.5 2wd Buggy (Kyosho 5B) and 21.5 Short Course (HPI Blitz) were the classes I ran.
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Old 12-27-2020, 10:32 PM
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so I'm at that point where I need to get some replacement parts(steering drag link) where would I find these items? I looked at a main,tower,team losi. all that comes up pretty much is parts for the mini t 2.0. wouls that drag link work in the mini b? tia
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Old 12-28-2020, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by roadkill
so I'm at that point where I need to get some replacement parts(steering drag link) where would I find these items? I looked at a main,tower,team losi. all that comes up pretty much is parts for the mini t 2.0. wouls that drag link work in the mini b? tia
It's late and I'm tired but my recollection is that Horizon Hobbies is the distributor. Just recently I was able to actually get somebody on the phone calling Losi directly. Keep in mind the vast majority of the parts are common with both of the vehicles you mentioned and I would almost bet my life that the steering drag link would be included in that group
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Good news, I emailed MIP regarding the ball diff and they replied that it is going to be released next month.

Regarding parts compatibility, Tower has exploded views for both the B and the T that show part numbers, so if you don't get an answer here, Tower is available as a resource. Click on Manuals & Support to view and scroll to the bottom.

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Old 12-28-2020, 11:58 AM
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Just ordered the rear springs for the B, part number LOS214017 and a charger since I couldn't find the one I was looking for locally.

I also started putting a setup on the B. I am now using the inner hole on the front shock tower and the inner hole on the rear shock tower and a arms. This settled the B down quite a bit. I am running on carpet inside my apartment. Ride height is eye balled at the moment, level rear arms with a slight rake.

I also ordered some 27.5 AE oil for the shocks and plan to extend my camber links once I get a camber gauge.

The Mini-B has without a doubt exceeded my expectations and RC has come a long way since my absence.
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Old 12-28-2020, 12:41 PM
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How do you choose between the Mini-B and the Mini-T?

ive never driven a stadium truck before

i run 1/10 buggy most of the time
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Originally Posted by purplegrape
How do you choose between the Mini-B and the Mini-T?
If you can swing it, get both 😁. In all seriousness, I know that might not be an option, but I really do love both of them. The mini-t is definitely faster stock out of the box because it's the same motor with a shorter, lighter chassis. But I think the mini-b handles a little better. Most people upgrade to brushless regardless. For where I run them, brushed on the mini-t is fine, but the buggy was just too slow for my liking. I only ran it once before putting a brushless system in it.
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I needed a stand for my Mini-B and Wall-E was just standing around holding a plant, so...




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Originally Posted by purplegrape
How do you choose between the Mini-B and the Mini-T?

ive never driven a stadium truck before

i run 1/10 buggy most of the time
I think youíll find that most didnít pick one. They have both.

The B wasnít an option when I bought my MiniT. I want the buggy. But have held off on buying. Iím waiting to see if a class develops at the carpet track.

The T works great for messing around the shop before work. And works great on carpet the few times Iíve tried it.

I race both buggy and stadium truck. Honestly, to me, they drive very similar. Except that stadium truck(1/10) has larger tires.
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I don't know if anyone has done this or is aware, but I just went on a quest to find where all the slop in the front end is coming from and it appears to me that the caster block and spindle are the source of the problem after the zip tie mod is complete.

I pulled and measured (not with calipers) the front kingpin and it appears to be 2mm, so I hunted around and found some 2mm shims made by Yokomo (part # YOKZC-S20) and placed an order, hopefully they work.

Losi/Horizon Hobby if you're reading, please make different degree castor blocks and start selling your tires unmounted, thank you.

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Old 12-29-2020, 02:30 AM
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I noticed that the rear shocks can be mounted on either side of the rear a-arms and that the rear a-arms appear in stock form to be swept forward, so I removed the rear a-arms and found that when lined up and reversed the rear hubs do not line up.

Unfortunately I did not take measurements before the swap, so I can not say for sure, but it I did take one after and it appears that reversing the rear a-arms extends the wheelbase by 1/8 of an inch.

I could be wrong on this, but it may be worth a second set of eyes.
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Old 12-31-2020, 11:22 PM
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Anybody done a servo upgrade or know what servos will fit
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