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Old 12-27-2009, 02:11 PM   #11086
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Can anybody tell me if this kit comes with bearings, and whether the shell will fit a Xevo chassis? I'm undecided whether to use the M03M Swift or the M05 Abarth as a donor car.
Only the 05 Pro kits come with bearings, the Abarth kit does not. As to whether the shell will fit, well I cant tell you that. I've got someone checking now to find out though.....

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Does the M05 stock kit come with oil filled shocks? I haven't found a definitive answer on the Tamiya site but it is sort of implied that they don't. Can anyone clear this out?
All the 05 kits (apart from the Pro) come with the latest version of the 'friction damper' They look like normal oil shocks, but they aren't.

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Hi,
I have a question, you leave at the M05 the "rollbar" away.
Is this for the weight or to give the chassis more flex.

Thankx Bart
Bart, there are no rollbars available for the 05 yet, that's why no-one uses them.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:19 PM   #11087
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Only the 05 Pro kits come with bearings, the Abarth kit does not. As to whether the shell will fit, well I cant tell you that. I've got someone checking now to find out though.....
Thanks Tony, I've got my fingers crossed that it has enough front clearance to work as for some reason I can't work out I'd really prefer the Abarth to the Swift but the shell will ultimately be the deal breaker, no point buying the Abarth to have to faff about and get a Swift shell later on. It's kind of the same illogical logic I used to justify buying a Buggy Champ.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:25 PM   #11088
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@ Tony Gray

With the "rollbars" i mean the parts D2 and D3 (numbers from the manual).
Those parts are not always mounted on the pics i saw.
Thats the reason for my question.

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Old 12-27-2009, 02:48 PM   #11089
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Some people leave them off, some leave them on.

Most racing rules would require that they are left on I would suggest. Certainly ours do.
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I built mine up with them and when I first ran the car it was twitchy. Removing the rollbars seemed to calm it down and they have stayed off ever since.

Now we have more M05's appearing at our club I find many have them attached and to be honest there's not much in it performance wise.

I guess it's personal preference and you have to admit the chassis does look better without them
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Tony,thanks for your reply.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:24 PM   #11092
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The Fiat shell will fit on the Xevo. I have a standard Fiat shell painted and fitted to mine now. I will post pictures after.

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Old 12-27-2009, 03:52 PM   #11093
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Default 3Racing M-05 front bumper w/ Swift body

Can someone post a picture of the 3Racing M-05 bumper with a Tamiya Suzuki Swift body? I want to see the bottom of the car with the body on for fitment clearance. Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:08 PM   #11094
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Can someone post a picture of the 3Racing M-05 bumper with a Tamiya Suzuki Swift body? I want to see the bottom of the car with the body on for fitment clearance. Thanks!
Sorry no picture but can assure you that the Swift body fiits over the 3Racing bumper
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:17 PM   #11095
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Default Fiat Shell and Xevo

Photo's as stated. This car is plenty fast with the 3Racing speed gear spur 33T and a 23 pinion.

I have found the 60D's work on the front and the small Pits on the rear. I will be testing 60D's all round as the basis for TITC testing.

Battery tray is the Atomic tray double sided taped to the chassis, so still allows flex. I am still testing springs and shock lengths. Thank you for the suggestion Greg, works a treat. I do not have any issues with the velcro strap.

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Old 12-27-2009, 06:56 PM   #11096
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i was wondering if anyone could help me, how change the m04 so 1:10 touring car body fits.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:13 PM   #11097
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Is there a dedicated mini TRF shock from Tamiya? I have found on the Tamiya site the shock bodies, and I suppose everything else from the TC shocks would fit, but I would like to know if there's a complete shock kit they offer.

And one more question, does the kit (Abarth) come with M grip tires by any chance? I guess not, but want to be sure.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:20 PM   #11098
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Is there a dedicated mini TRF shock from Tamiya? I have found on the Tamiya site the shock bodies, and I suppose everything else from the TC shocks would fit, but I would like to know if there's a complete shock kitthey offer.
Got a set off of ebay, I submited an offer of $40 and the person took it... http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
The TC shocks would work as well.
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Is there a dedicated mini TRF shock from Tamiya? I have found on the Tamiya site the shock bodies, and I suppose everything else from the TC shocks would fit, but I would like to know if there's a complete shock kitthey offer.

Try TA54000 .. full set incl 3 pairs of springs
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Arbath comes with standard Tamiya mini tyres. The M grips have to be purchased in pairs the same as the S grips.

The TRF mini shocks are the best if you can afford them or get a set of the 3Racing or Yeah ones. These come in a pack of four and include extra springs as well.

The 3Racing spring set will fit onto the standard TRF shocks. This gives you some more spring choices.

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