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Old 09-11-2013, 11:00 AM   #19516
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Product description from Tamiya:

This set contains 2 types of front upper arms which you can use in place of the kit-standard front upper arms. Using the different types included in the set, you can alter the camber of the model to +1 or -1 degrees depending on the handling characteristics you are looking for. Negative tire camber will yield in better cornering while positive camber will yield better acceleration.

•M-05 Front Upper Arm (17mm) x2
•M-05 Front Upper Arm (18mm) x2
•3x14mm Tapping Screw x4
•Compatible with M-05 chassis models.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:43 PM   #19517
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Here you go.

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Old 09-12-2013, 04:23 AM   #19518
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Jim, does that comes as a complete kit or just indivually?
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #19519
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They're individual items. Just stuck all four pictures together into one.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #19520
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Oooh more tuning aids!
I may have to buy a M05 yet, but I'll wait to see what the 2014 TCS rules say.

Based on the dominance of a certain obsolete chassis (cough cough....M03....cough) at Nats, I wouldn't be suprised to see a change in the chassis' available to race.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #19521
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Oooh more tuning aids!
I may have to buy a M05 yet, but I'll wait to see what the 2014 TCS rules say.

Based on the dominance of a certain obsolete chassis (cough cough....M03....cough) at Nats, I wouldn't be suprised to see a change in the chassis' available to race.

As many on this thread know, I've been a M03 advocate for a long time. But, there are some facts that people should know. The 2010 and the 2012 TCS Nats winning cars were M05's. Brandon K won with a MWB in 2010 and Gordie Tam won with a LWB in 2012. The 3rd place car this year was a MWB M05 driven by a relatively newcomer to Minis.

Bensi Lopez was working with both chassis this year and had his M05 turning similar lap times to his M03. He opted for the M03 on the last practice day.

With the above being said, I still prefer the M03, but will start working with the M05. I posted a while back that the new Spec tire has closed the gap between the two chassis. Have a few ideas and the new option parts may help.

As far as the M03 being legal in 2014, when we last talked to Fred, he expressed no desire to outlaw the M03. We did spend a lot of time testing the 25.5 B/L motors cause that's seems to be something he's interested in doing. In side by side comparisons with a decent Silvercan, the speeds were comparable. Whether we'll be going B/L next year is not anything I choose to speculate on. Just sayin' it's being looked at. How do I know???? One of the two test cars was my back up Nats M03 and the other was a M05. Lap times were identical to the tenth.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:22 PM   #19522
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M03 rules !!! M05 is too slow !!!
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:08 PM   #19523
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Thanks for the clarification Gpa, At some point over the winter I'll be starting my M05 build, regardless of the rules. I think with the new upper arms, it should make for a fun car, if anything, just to compare to the M03. Always helps to be well-versed.

I, for one, wouldn't mind the 25.5 BL systems for Mini. As far as leveling the playing field, it doesn't get much more cut and dry than that, although the silver can RPM rule works well IMO too.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #19524
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My set up for Friday night, please review and tell me what you think.
Front toe out about 2 deg
floro red springs
40 wt shock oil
ride height about 5mm
upper shock mount outside hole
Rear 1.5 deg alu upright
white with yellow dot springs
40 wt shock oil
ride heath about 4.5 mm
tires s grip, side walls glued

Anything I should change?
Do I still use traction compound with the s grips?
How do you fast drivers approach and exit the corners, as far as throttle input goes?

Just curious, I have 2 original M01s, are they any good for racing?

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Old 09-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #19525
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A couple of things you might try, but since I don't know how much grip your track has, these are just a couple of suggestions. Move the front shock mounting position to the 2nd hole rather than the outside hole. Check your rear camber and set it to at least 2 degrees negative. If the car is still loose, go back to the stock rear upright cause that's a 2 degree block.

Also, your rear springs may be too stiff. If you want to use the white springs, use the red.
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Hi all. This summer I purchased a used M03 off eBay from an "estate sale". It was in rather sad shape, but I've had fun with it.

This past week I may have accidentally gotten my fiancee addicted to RC as well, and ordered another M03 chassis off eBay for a steal, as an ARTR kit ($60 shipped for all but the body. Can't say no to that) Her's was an ex-racer, and has tons of hop-ups (Aluminum Knuckles, working shocks, ball diff etc) and mine is a mash up old crap compared to it. What are things that I need to do to fix mine up? I'm running a Trinity SlotMachine II with a Novak Cyclone, and she's on a Tamiya Silvercan with a Futaba MC 210CB ESC.

I do have aluminum knuckles, but my kingpins (and hers) won't fit. I am getting a spare chassis from a user on this forum and am tempted to just drop my electrics on it instead of swapping items onto mine. I just need someone to help me through everything I need to know about running an M03 properly, and maintenance, etc. I've done a teardown a few times on mine, and tried re-lubing everything, but I feel I'm just doing more harm than good. Help!
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:06 PM   #19527
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Go to rc-mini.net. That should give you all the info you'll need. I'd provide a link, but my computer knowledge is basic.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #19528
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The M03 build up and race setup are pure gold. Learn it, live it, love it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:27 PM   #19529
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+1.
There isn't a better write-up on the web.
I have a simple build based on a teardown/rebuild on my blog you can check out too.
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The M03 build up and race setup are pure gold. Learn it, live it, love it.
and boy did I write that one a long time ago.......
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