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Old 12-16-2014, 02:34 PM   #22606
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Thanks Aaron. He is just starting out and we have 4 of the M03s. Not really looking at Mini seriously, but as a starter class for him and then as he improves a support class for the two of us. More stick time is always good. Hard to do when he is playing hockey and ski racing, but we are trying to get out a little. I have already bought an ARC 2013 for me for stock and am waiting on 2 Black Edition 2015's...one for him (stock) and one for me (mod).
Jesus, two 2015s.... way to step back into rc lightly hahaha. If I was to finally give up my Tamiyas, it would be the Yokomo, but I digress...

If that's the case John, the M03 is perfect for wheel time. Enjoy!
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Great news --> someone at Tamiya contacted me via email and said they will be sending me the splined GEARBOX JOINT parts which is awesome because it means I won't have to disassemble the diff (I would have to disassemble the diff if they sent me slotted LARGE BEVEL GEAR parts instead)

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And . . . I hope it's okay to paint the wheels

It better be because I already painted them

I don't expect the paint to last but when the car is new, these wheels might look good

Thanks everyone


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Can anyone tell me if this body:

http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-51236-s...?cPath=438_874

Is suitable to use with M05 V2 Pro when running in mid wheelbase setup?

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Can anyone tell me if this body:

http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-51236-s...?cPath=438_874

Is suitable to use with M05 V2 Pro when running in mid wheelbase setup?

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Just rebuilt my M05 from the ground up (after a catastrophic cleaning incident, melted/cracled A-parts) and oh my what a fun car to drive. Handles better too now. I wonder how much of that was the stress cracks and how much was the aluminum steering wiper (which i'm now suspect is actually for an M03).
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:49 PM   #22612
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I'm strangely giddy about the upcoming release of the black anodized alloy bits for the M05. I've wanting the blue to go away for a long time. I've got the black rear uprights from the Gold kit, but I'd still be stuck with blue front uprights. Hmm.

(disclaimer: I won't be buying the black parts kit as the price is going to be utterly insane.)

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(Okay! Just shut up and take my money!)
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:17 PM   #22613
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I'm strangely giddy about the upcoming release of the black anodized alloy bits for the M05. I've wanting the blue to go away for a long time. I've got the black rear uprights from the Gold kit, but I'd still be stuck with blue front uprights. Hmm.


Is it possible to take existing parts, remove the blue anodized finish and then have them anodized black?

If so, would it be cost prohibitive?


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Old 12-18-2014, 12:00 AM   #22614
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You can remove anodizing, but it also takes a layer of aluminum with it, as the colour is built into the surface oxidation layer. I've done this a few times over the years. For parts with crucial tolerances, it's bad! Screwed up set of 1.5* rear uprights this way.

I've heard of getting parts "re-anodized" but haven't seen the process. Not sure if it's simply a matter of repeating the process in a different way, or something more involved.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:16 AM   #22615
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It's easier to get the parts powder coated or painted black with engine paint. Needs wet bead blasting (carby places do it) though so it doesn't destroy them.
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I wasn't sure where else to post this but I was wondering if anyone would be interested in this shirt. http://teespring.com/mchassis
Looks like 1 person ordered it so far. 10 need to be ordered for any one to get them. If it doesn't make it to 10 then no one gets charged. Available till Jan. 4th
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I recently bought and built a M05 VII Pro but i am having a problem. Whenever i give full throttle it snaps aggressively to the left spinning it out. i realize the entire steering mechanism pulls to the left when applying full throttle.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to solve the problem?
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Upgrade your diff, and steering.

I had the same issue with mine, it was IMPOSSIBLE to drive stock (on a carpet track with traction compound).

I put the M06 gear diff in with 500,000k fluid (guys are now running 2.5 million fluid at my track) and it made a WORLD of difference! The aluminum upgrades are almost essential to add durability and decrease Tamiya ABS plastic slop. You'll want to upgrade to aluminum steering, spindles, c-hubs, and rear carriers.
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Upgrade your diff, and steering.

I had the same issue with mine, it was IMPOSSIBLE to drive stock (on a carpet track with traction compound).

I put the M06 gear diff in with 500,000k fluid (guys are now running 2.5 million fluid at my track) and it made a WORLD of difference! The aluminum upgrades are almost essential to add durability and decrease Tamiya ABS plastic slop. You'll want to upgrade to aluminum steering, spindles, c-hubs, and rear carriers.

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Hello,
On some Tamiya M05 setup sheets there are three Damper choices 1)CVA 2)TRF 3)HG.

What is an HG shock?

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