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Old 07-02-2009, 12:26 AM   #9376
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I have noticed that others like to turn there chassis into swiss cheese. Our rule is no modifications allowed on the chassis, so I expect this rule will stand for the MO5 as well.

"Build as per instructions". Just the way it should be.

G'day Scott,

You should try and get to Penrith Mon night, I will have my MO5 there for a run.

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Old 07-02-2009, 01:20 AM   #9377
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I get the idea of a lighter diff that spools up quicker in a 4wd touring car that gets plenty of traction but in a front wheel drive M-chassis would this not just induce more wheelspin?
I guess you could get more potential wheelspin but diff's don't cause wheelspin...itchy trigger fingers do! With a lighter diff you theoretically could also slow down a bit faster too!
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:08 AM   #9378
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So i have built my mini and its going in a straight line. I was wondering what sort of spares i should get? We will be racing on carpet with the barriers being pipe. What is most likely to break?
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:21 AM   #9379
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I always try to have a set of the c parts and a spare chassis front and rear. A spare servo savo, a spare servo and an assortment of scews. Spare set of front and rear knuckles and bearings.

I am sure if you are running at the mini 50, others will have spares. I am taking a complete spare car, as backup. A spare body doesn't go astray either. A spare ball diff if that is what you are using.

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Old 07-02-2009, 08:41 AM   #9380
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I always try to have a set of the c parts and a spare chassis front and rear. A spare servo savo, a spare servo and an assortment of scews. Spare set of front and rear knuckles and bearings.

I am sure if you are running at the mini 50, others will have spares. I am taking a complete spare car, as backup. A spare body doesn't go astray either. A spare ball diff if that is what you are using.

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Might I add a couple sets of gears if you are running the gear diff.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:56 AM   #9381
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1.) Anyone here know if the Tamiya 53597 Option Parts M03 Assembly Universals will work on the new M05?

2.) Are the M Chassis Alum Damper Set #54000 the same (length, parts etc.) as the shocks used on the TA05 Tamiya 42102 TRF Special Damper Set?

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Old 07-02-2009, 10:08 AM   #9382
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New chassis=freshly painted body shell???

This might help get the creative juices flowing. Crude, but useful.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:45 AM   #9383
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It's kind of crappy.
I don't have one so why isn't it good?
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:10 PM   #9384
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New chassis=freshly painted body shell???

That's exactly what I was thinking, so...





The bodyshell is done, I'm just waiting delivery of the M-05 Pro to put it on...



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Anyone here know if the Tamiya 53597 Option Parts M03 Assembly Universals will work on the new M05?
They should work fine, at least they will according to the M-05 Pro manual found at http://www.tamiya.com/japan/download...8443m05pro.pdf (page 20, under 'Tamiya spare parts & hop-up options').

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Are the M Chassis Alum Damper Set #54000 the same (length, parts etc.) as the shocks used on the TA05 Tamiya 42102 TRF Special Damper Set?

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No the M-chassis TRF shocks are a couple of mm shorter than the TC TRF shocks.
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No the M-chassis TRF shocks are a couple of mm shorter than the TC TRF shocks.
Thanks Skitee. I was afraid that was going to be the answer.

You wouldn't know about the universals?
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You can use regular sedan TRF shocks, they work fine. I've been using both the sedan versions and the M versions for a couple years now and both work fine. Just make sure to use the short springs and your fine.

And yes...the M03 universals are the ones you want.
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You wouldn't know about the universals?
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:07 PM   #9388
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I don't have one so why isn't it good?
Just lousy material and build quality. There are a few things from 3Racing that should be avoided. This is one of them. Also to avoid are the steering knuckles and the lower control arms. They're made of very soft aluminum and bend with very little force.

The TA03 ball diff might be heavier, but it is better made.

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You can use regular sedan TRF shocks, they work fine. I've been using both the sedan versions and the M versions for a couple years now and both work fine. Just make sure to use the short springs and your fine.

And yes...the M03 universals are the ones you want.
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