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Old 01-30-2006, 11:59 PM   #1081
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Just anounced, a new mini from Tamiya. A M03M???
could be fun

http://tamiya.com/japan/news/news0603/news1.htm#58368
Yes, abosolutely right.

This is the complete English article :

58368 1/10 R/C FWD Racing Car Suzuki Swift Super 1600

Introducing a new Mini chassis designated M03-M with body based on the popular Suzuki Swift, which made its racing debut in the 2005 Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC).

About the Suzuki Swift
The Junior World Rally Championship is a companion series to the WRC, restricted to drivers under age 28 driving 2WD vehicles. The new Suzuki Swift was unveiled at the 2004 Paris Auto Salon, as the companyís ambitious strategy against European small car makers. The Swift Super 1600 made its racing debut at Round 5 - Rally of Finland of the JWRC. Despite suffering a tire puncture, the Swift made an impressive 3rd place finish for a spot on the
podium. English driver Guy Wilks scored another 3rd place finish in the following Round 6 in Germany. Unfortunate accidents in the final Round 7 kept the Swift off the podium, but the carís impressive potential helped driver Wilks score second overall in the points ranking.

About the Model
- Polycarbonate body depicts the Suzuki Swift Super 1600 which took part in the Junior
World Rally Championship
- Middle wheelbase (225mm) version of the front motor, front drive M03 chassis
- Includes lightweight F/R uprights and total of 8 1050 ball bearings
- Front mounted motor; 2WD front wheel drive
- 4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension with friction dampers provides excellent
handling
- Chassis mid-ship battery layout improves balance for superb control and consistent cornering
- Includes diff gear and high performance 540 type motor
- Tread pattern rubber tires with inner sponge

No official release date yet..
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:48 AM   #1082
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wow cool body
I wonder if they will make any suspantion modification

you think they will go with the line release a few more bodies
like renault clio's or pegeot 207
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:21 AM   #1083
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wow cool body
I wonder if they will make any suspantion modification

you think they will go with the line release a few more bodies
like renault clio's or pegeot 207
I think thre'll be some mod in suspension...
You see the bearing get smaller to 1050 from 1150.. and need the TA04 Pro King pin
Also I notice there's a special part to use the body on other M-chassis (M03 and M04)... The part is :

51238 M-03M F Parts (Upright)
Use as spare part or to extend M-03 or M-04 chassis to middle wheelbase. In that case, eight
1050 ball bearings and four TA04 PRO king pins are required.
* Compatible chassis: M-03M, M-03, M-04 (with ITEM 51238)

But if the info about the king pin is right, the upright will be different.
The king pin of TA04 pro should look like this :
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=267&id=1641
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:45 AM   #1084
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So my mini cooper should be here any day and I have a question. I ordered the aluminum knuckles and was wondering if everything needed to use them/mount them will be included in the package and or from the existing parts from the cooper kit itself???
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:07 AM   #1085
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Everything you need will be included.
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:12 AM   #1086
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hello all

I owned Tamiya short M chassis. Anybody know part # for extension long chassis ?
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Old 01-31-2006, 09:34 AM   #1087
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I owned Tamiya short M chassis. Anybody know part # for extension long chassis ?
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Tamiya 0005798 D Parts Tamiya M03 to M03L chassis extension
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:05 PM   #1088
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It looks to me like that new car may use 1/1oth. scale tires not the mini type..............I hope so!
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:32 PM   #1089
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what servos you guys using for racing your mini's?

One of my mini's has a JR590, but for my second mini I'm thinking something way lighter.

What mini servo would you use in a MO3L?
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I was curious what is the best (easy to find hopefully at LHS) grease to use in my ball diff. I read light grease would be the best but I didnt want to have to order any online. Hoping to find it at one of my LHS. also curious as to your replies to the previous post on servos but not sure I mant to go micro servo just something that will work very well in standard size (dont want to have to buy more parts to install the lil servo)
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:58 AM   #1091
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If you mean what to use when rebuilding the ball diff, all the little ball bearings that fit into the holes and on the suface of the shims.....if the local hobbyshop doesn't have Tamiya Ball Diff Grease, use Team Associated Steath Diff Lube.

I have a tube of each right here and they are very close in consistency.
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question: has anyone tried these ? if so, how are they?
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:41 PM   #1093
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question: has anyone tried these ? if so, how are they?
Can't be used. It's for TL01/TA04
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Hey Troy, Can you get a center section to convert the mini for the Swift body? Is the body available in Japan?
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it says april 1st.
I'm sure most shops will sell it.
It is interesting to see they updated the suspension
that's correct
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