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Old 11-23-2009, 01:10 AM   #10801
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What are the size of the bearings for the M05?

# 850 Ball bearings x 6pcs.
# 1150 Ball bearings x 12pcs.

Trying to buy some from avid rc.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:12 AM   #10802
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What are the size of the bearings for the M05?

# 850 Ball bearings x 6pcs.
# 1150 Ball bearings x 12pcs.

Trying to buy some from avid rc.
The M05 Pro and M05 Standard use mostly the same bearings:

1105 bearings - 8
850 bearings - 6 (front gear box AND steering rack)

the differences is the Standard uses 4 1150 bearings in the rear hub (for a total of 12 1150 bearings)...The Pro has aluminum rear uprights and they use 4 1050 bearings (which is the same size the M03R aluminum knuckles uses - so if you got both of them on your car, you'd need 8 1050 bearings)

there you go the standard uses metal bushings in the steering rack, but you might as well replace them if you're orderin'
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:28 AM   #10803
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Since I'm new to Mini... I was wondering what are some good spare parts to have for the M03? Like which part tends to break more often?
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:39 AM   #10804
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Since I'm new to Mini... I was wondering what are some good spare parts to have for the M03? Like which part tends to break more often?
Steering knuckle: I'm new to Mini also (M05). After my first outing (3 weeks ago) I needed to replace the front steering knuckle. It became deformed in a crash. I decided to go with the alloy knuckles for the front and the rear.

Body posts: I like to cut my body post to the proper length for the body I'm using. So, I can never have enough body posts of differing lengths.

Rims: Last, the lip of one of my rims cracked. I was told that the Suzuki rims are strongest. If you haven't already mounted your tires, you may want to look for a set of the Suzuki rims.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:24 AM   #10805
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Thanks for the info. But body post for the M03 means I'll need to order that huge parts tree (C Parts) every time?
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:39 PM   #10806
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For those running lipos in their mo3's are you weighting the chassis or batteries at all?
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:45 PM   #10807
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For those running lipos in their mo3's are you weighting the chassis or batteries at all?
With my M03, i bring the lipo back up to a similar weight to 4600 nimh pack (about 320 grams). Thats the only weight i add.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:38 PM   #10808
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What is the actual size of the bearings? I want to order from avidrc.com
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:50 AM   #10809
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What is the actual size of the bearings? I want to order from avidrc.com
whoops - sorry about that...

850 = 5x8mm

1150 = 5x11mm

1050 - 5x10mm
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:52 AM   #10810
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Thanks for the info. But body post for the M03 means I'll need to order that huge parts tree (C Parts) every time?
That huge parts tree is $9 at my LHS.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:45 AM   #10811
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That huge parts tree is $9 at my LHS.


the parts for M chassis cost nothing

i had to order a new chassis parts tree for my new M05 and it cost me $7

the screw for the steering system is too short and it destroyed the chassis
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:45 PM   #10812
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For springs, do you guys use the short (53333) or the tuned springs (53440)? If you use 53440 then which springs to use since they're slight stiff and is progressive compared to 53333.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:30 PM   #10813
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May I suggest you take a trip to www.rc-mini.net

You'll be amazed at the answers you can find there......
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:44 PM   #10814
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May I suggest you take a trip to www.rc-mini.net

You'll be amazed at the answers you can find there......
well it looks like they suggest both type of springs sets....
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:25 PM   #10815
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jcr,

The 53333 spring set allows you to run shorter shock lengths. The other sets to look at are the short TRF springs which come in:

white-extra hard
blue-hard
yellow-medium
red-soft.

Most seem to use the short TRF blue, yellow and red. The springs from the 53333 set are the same length. The 53440 set are normal length, I have never used them on a mini.

The shocks can be shortened by adding or subtracting internal spacers, which change the length and the amount of droop. The shock piston will also affect the shock. I use only a 3mm spacer on each shock when using full length TRF shocks.

Comes back to how you like your car to handle for your driving style.

Having a selection of the above springs just gives more sutle tuning options or can cause massive grief.

BTW,

If you read the content at rc-mini-net you will see that spring rates do not radically change the car's handling. You just need to find a setup that works and then practice on being consistant.

Later,

Calvin.

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