R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-20-2013, 07:21 PM   #18901
Tech Elite
 
TT_Vert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Streamwood, IL.
Posts: 3,741
Trader Rating: 61 (100%+)
Default

Do any of you who have upgraded your transmission gears shafts by chance have the short 5x21 mm shaft you'd like to sell or donate? I can't seem to find one stateside anywhere and somehow mine decided to occupy a place unknown to me. The part # is 13555048
TT_Vert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 05:14 AM   #18902
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 32
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TT_Vert View Post
Do any of you who have upgraded your transmission gears shafts by chance have the short 5x21 mm shaft you'd like to sell or donate? I can't seem to find one stateside anywhere and somehow mine decided to occupy a place unknown to me. The part # is 13555048
I've got a collection of bits available including lots of M small parts.

Can you spot what you need in any of these pics? If so I'll fish it out for you.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/81ieubfi1rfylxt/UjCf8Dnu8N#/

List view will give you an indication of what the bits are.
djmcnz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 07:30 AM   #18903
Tech Elite
 
TT_Vert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Streamwood, IL.
Posts: 3,741
Trader Rating: 61 (100%+)
Default

I didn't see it in that list but I ended up getting some hollow shafts for $4 shipped from Japan.

Dave
TT_Vert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 08:15 AM   #18904
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,367
Default

Many racers do upgrade this part, but hollow shafts or the carbon ones do not return any performance gain. This one is pure bling.

Another upgrade that doesn't return much are the stainless steel suspension pins. I do use them, but only the short ones that go on the outside. The stock screws should be used on the inside cause those large heads protect the suspension arms.
Granpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 08:16 AM   #18905
Tech Elite
 
TT_Vert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Streamwood, IL.
Posts: 3,741
Trader Rating: 61 (100%+)
Default

if anyone in the CONUS had the solid pins I'd have used them but I couldn't find them.

Dave
TT_Vert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 10:01 AM   #18906
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TT_Vert View Post
if anyone in the CONUS had the solid pins I'd have used them but I couldn't find them.

Dave
Sorry, wasn't being critical of your going to the hollow shafts. Just saying that this wasn't a critical performance oriented upgrade. This was a comment in general and not directed specifically at your decision to upgrade. Also, upgrading the shafts in your case, was probably a good choice cause if you could not buy the part separately you'd have to buy the whole bag.

You might want to try Speedtech RC or TQ Racing for Mini parts and upgrades. They both have a good stock of parts, good customer service, and shipping is much less costly and usually quicker. And I am not criticizing your decision to go overseas to buy the part. Just suggesting an alternate source that you might consider.
Granpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 10:13 AM   #18907
Tech Elite
 
TT_Vert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Streamwood, IL.
Posts: 3,741
Trader Rating: 61 (100%+)
Default

I checked everywhere for the part locally first. I got the part # in the m05 manual and nobody, and I mean NOBODY in the US even listed it. None of the sites I searched locally even listed it (Amain, stormer, tq, etc.) I understand what you're saying though. I try to support the local vendors but some have rubbed me the wrong way lately so I've stopped using a few stateside vendors. I'm getting parts FASTER from HK and China than California from one vendor.

Dave
TT_Vert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 10:34 AM   #18908
Tech Master
 
hanzo3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Anaheim Hills, CA
Posts: 1,293
Trader Rating: 55 (100%+)
Default

Looking for m05 blue chassis plastic parts. Anyone have one?
__________________
Chris TRF419 TA05V2
TQ RC Racing Powered by teeth
hanzo3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 12:21 PM   #18909
Tech Champion
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SnowMexico
Posts: 5,843
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TT_Vert View Post
I checked everywhere for the part locally first. I got the part # in the m05 manual and nobody, and I mean NOBODY in the US even listed it. None of the sites I searched locally even listed it (Amain, stormer, tq, etc.) ... I try to support the local vendors but some have rubbed me the wrong way lately so I've stopped using a few stateside vendors. I'm getting parts FASTER from HK and China than California from one vendor.
That part is never sold individually. Generally, you have to buy the whole parts bag, if you can find one. The carbon shafts are a good replacement. Not to go into a (really long) rant, but N. American vendors need to pull their collective heads out of their asses. No stock, insane shipping costs, and terrible, slow service are what's going to kill them. If we can order stuff from HK or Australia at competitive prices, with cheaper, faster shipping, our domestic sources will die. I'm willing to pay a little more to buy local, but if the product/service isn't there, see ya. (I just got burned badly on shipping by Hobbypartz.com. $43, snail mail, for an ESC.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hanzo3 View Post
Looking for m05 blue chassis plastic parts. Anyone have one?
Building a shelf queen? There are loads of these on eBay and elsewhere, but at $30-$50 a pop, I wouldn't race 'em. (Tamiya 84224)
__________________
Stab it and steer.
monkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #18910
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TT_Vert View Post
Do any of you who have upgraded your transmission gears shafts by chance have the short 5x21 mm shaft you'd like to sell or donate? I can't seem to find one stateside anywhere and somehow mine decided to occupy a place unknown to me. The part # is 13555048
It's available at Tamiya America here. It's also under part number 3555048
Sydewynder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #18911
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by monkeyracing View Post
That part is never sold individually. Generally, you have to buy the whole parts bag, if you can find one. The carbon shafts are a good replacement. Not to go into a (really long) rant, but N. American vendors need to pull their collective heads out of their asses. No stock, insane shipping costs, and terrible, slow service are what's going to kill them. If we can order stuff from HK or Australia at competitive prices, with cheaper, faster shipping, our domestic sources will die. I'm willing to pay a little more to buy local, but if the product/service isn't there, see ya. (I just got burned badly on shipping by Hobbypartz.com. $43, snail mail, for an ESC.)



Building a shelf queen? There are loads of these on eBay and elsewhere, but at $30-$50 a pop, I wouldn't race 'em. (Tamiya 84224)
Jim try falconsekido. They are the distributor in NA. Shipping to where you are looks to be cheaper. According to their site they are opening up in your neck of the woods soon.

Last edited by Sydewynder; 05-21-2013 at 02:36 PM. Reason: Brain fart leaving out words
Sydewynder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 02:43 PM   #18912
Tech Champion
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SnowMexico
Posts: 5,843
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Reeeeeally? That's interesting. Who do they distribute for? Last I heard, Horizon (The evil Galactic Empire) was handling Tamiya's US distribution and Borgfeldt is still the Canadian arm, for some reason.

Thanks for the heads up. Competition is good.

EDIT: Nevermind, just went to the FalconSEKIDO page. Ho did you know I'd ordered a HW ESC for my WGT? Been lurking again?
__________________
Stab it and steer.
monkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 02:54 PM   #18913
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2,583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by monkeyracing View Post
Reeeeeally? That's interesting. Who do they distribute for? Last I heard, Horizon (The evil Galactic Empire) was handling Tamiya's US distribution and Borgfeldt is still the Canadian arm, for some reason.

Thanks for the heads up. Competition is good.

EDIT: Nevermind, just went to the FalconSEKIDO page. Ho did you know I'd ordered a HW ESC for my WGT? Been lurking again?
I'm always looking out for ya.
Sydewynder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #18914
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,367
Default

Wow, I must be one of the lucky ones. Never had a problem with any of the US suppliers. I've used Speedtech, TQ, Tower, Stormer, Ampdraw and some others and some of the LHS. Sometimes the orders may have taken a few days longer to arrive than expected, but it's never been a big deal. And sometimes they did not have the parts, so have had to order directly from Tamiya.

I remember being shipped the wrong body once, but that turned out well cause it was a very good body that I would never have thought to try. I also know that one of my usual suppliers had a change in personnel that made orders shipping out a little slower than usual. A lot of the names familiar to us all, are little 2 or 3 people operations and they are, for the most part, doing their utmost to give us good service.

Cut them some slack. They are working on small margins and none of the small operations are getting rich doing this.
Granpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 05:00 PM   #18915
Tech Champion
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SnowMexico
Posts: 5,843
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Now, there's an advantage you have: You can order from Tamiya directly. Prices aren't the best, but it is the source. There are some good suppliers. Some even offer decent shipping rates. I just ordered some stuff from A Main and I'm thinking what I'm paying for shipping is what they're paying for shipping. That's only fair.
__________________
Stab it and steer.
monkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tamiya Mini Cooper M-03L Hop-ups mini71 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 4 05-04-2016 11:07 AM
Tamiya Mini Cooper mach51 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 10 09-02-2011 12:08 AM
FS:TAMIYA Mini Cooper, TA 04S rthmotorsports R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 10-20-2007 09:37 PM
Tamiya 415 MSX and M03 Mini Cooper F/S Racer X79 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 14 12-22-2006 07:38 AM
Tamiya M01,02,03, or 04 Mini Cooper ccugolf.com R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 2 12-05-2004 08:55 PM


Tags
m03, m03r ules, m05, mini, tamiya


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:02 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0