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Old 2001.11.11, 09:39 PM   #1
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Back end chatter on mini-Z

Hi,

I recently purchased the Warsteiner CLK and it straight away become one of my favorite RC cars. I had experience with racing 1:10 scale Tamiya RC cars and I was surprised by how well the mini-Z handles.

My questions are as follows, if you can give me some advice on the topics it will be much appreciated.


I realise the back end of the car hops a lot during heavy accelerations/decelerations (especially in full power reverse and heaving emergency braking). I'm just wondering how effective is the optional damper in taking away the back end chatter? Is it worth purchasing one? (Since spare parts here in Australia is rare and expensive, also mini-z is not very common in Australia)

How much does the ball bearings lengthen the run time by? I had a standard car and I can get 1.5 hours of run time out of a set of Ni-MH 550mAh.

Thankyou very much for your time.

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Old 2001.11.11, 09:52 PM   #2
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Joseph, the rear damper is exactly what you need to stop that hopping, that and swapping out the stock H-bar. RE the ball bearings, to be honest I can't say you'll notice the increase in run times, but you may notice the top speed increase, and even more, the stability gain since the wheels aren't so wobbly with the bearings in.
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Old 2001.11.12, 12:13 AM   #3
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Thankyou very much for your advice. It is much appreciated.


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Old 2001.11.13, 03:37 PM   #4
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Bearings
I find that my car will out accelerate the cars that don't have bearings. It will also have a slightly higher top end speed
Oh, and my batteries don't dump until a good 5-10 minutes after the other guys stop!

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Old 2001.11.13, 06:07 PM   #5
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Bearings also quite the car down a bit.

Rear shock helps with the hope, it was what fixed it for me, manly.
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Old 2001.11.25, 08:05 PM   #6
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How to fit the rear damper?

Hi everyone,

I bought a damper for my mini-z a couple of days ago and it is one of those hop up parts that came along without any instructions on how to fit them. Therefore, I made a guess on how to fit the damper onto the chassis. But I just want to make sure that I've done it properly. Does anyone have any photos or instructions for the fitting of the damper? (or how it should look like when it's fitted?)

Thanks to everyone whom had given me some advice on this very cool website!

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Old 2001.11.25, 08:14 PM   #7
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Joseph, go to the Parts Database:

http://mini-zracer.com/parts/search.php

and search for "boost" - the Eagle Power Booster should come up, then click on the "I" for installation instructions - these are for the turbo, but some of the pictures show the rear shock too which might help you see if yours is installed correctly. If you need more help let me know and I'll post detailed instructions, which I need to do at some point anyway. Thanks!
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Old 2001.11.25, 08:43 PM   #8
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Mr Mini-Z,

Wow, thanks for replying so quickly, that was the help that I needed! Thanks heaps for that.

It looks like I've installed it correctly.

Should I lubricate the ball jounts? I'm playing around with the car right now on my office desk and the ball jounts doesn't seems to be able to move much.


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