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Old 06-11-2007, 08:08 PM   #4261
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I have tried to race my Alfa M04 but gave up since I had so much trouble getting it to hook up. It was a whole lot faster on the straights but we have a technical infield that the MO3 just kills in. Plus, you can run the Mo3 tires down to nothing with almost know performance penalty but the m04 is done with a set of tires after one or two runs. But the rear wheel drive is fun for donuts! If I could only get a new Alfa body for it.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:49 PM   #4262
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OK M04 fans, here's our new home:

Tamiya M04

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Old 06-11-2007, 08:58 PM   #4263
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Is there an M04 thread on rctech? There's an M04L thread on radiocontrolzone.com, but it's not very active. Plus they seem to be having software upgrade issues. Again.

If not, maybe I should take the bull by the horns and start one...
Don't start aonther thread, I recommend leaving the discussion to this thread
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:16 PM   #4264
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My recommendation would be to keep the M04 info in this same thread.

I've driven my M04-M Alfa a couple times now (on carpet) and thought it was reasonably well hooked up as built from the box. I think the biggest "problem" with them is TC guys expect 'em to handle like, well, a AWD TC.

I'm also getting set to build a couple M03 RWD conversions per Tony's excellent instructions. The initial report seems to be they handle much like an M04.
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:26 PM   #4265
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Let's see how the two threads do. If the M04 thread I started ends up being quiet, so be it, we'll let it fade away.
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:29 AM   #4266
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Is it true TAMIYA makes a HONDA FIT bod for the mini??.
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:29 AM   #4267
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Who makes the Honda Fit body that fits on the M03 chassis and do you know if it's for the M03m or M03l configuration?
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:31 AM   #4268
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Wow practically the same post at the same time, spooky!
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:36 AM   #4269
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hehehe ....

"great minds think alike".... or something like that....
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:12 PM   #4270
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Tamiya doesn't make a Fit body...at least not a modern version. I believe that ABC Hobby makes one though.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:22 PM   #4271
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Thanks Core!,
Do you have any idea where I may be able to acquire one or two at?
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They are Japanese based...maybe RCMarket or RCMart...check with them both.
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I looked at the specs for the body and states a wheel base of 208mm and width of 163mm. Then I looked up the spec for the rover mini from Tamiya and its specs read a wheelbase of 210mm and a width of 167mm. My question is with I set my M03r for short wheelbase will that body fit as pictured on the ABC website?
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Yes...the M-03 can be made a 210-225-239 wheelbase. I think 2mm is close enough
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Core can you explain to me the differences and advantages of the different wheelbase choices?
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