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Old 04-08-2010, 08:20 PM   #12031
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It seems Tamiya plans on doing some mini rallying. I just found a page for a Suzuki Swift M05Ra kit on Tamiya's website. Sadly, no pics or any info, but its always fun to speculate, right?

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58464
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:15 AM   #12032
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Hey guys. Are the suspension components the same from M-03 to M-05? Just wondering as I want to get a set of the M-05 rear Alu uprights (#54178) for my M-03 and want to make sure they will fit. Also after a set of Alu front steering knuckles if anyone has a part number for those.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:33 AM   #12033
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M05 and M03 rear suspension is identical, so the M05 rear uprights will fit

All pat no's etc are on rc-mini.net HERE
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:11 AM   #12034
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Hey guys. Are the suspension components the same from M-03 to M-05? Just wondering as I want to get a set of the M-05 rear Alu uprights (#54178) for my M-03 and want to make sure they will fit. Also after a set of Alu front steering knuckles if anyone has a part number for those.
The only problem with the alloy rear uprights for the M05 are they have only 1.5 degrees toe in , the kit ones have 2.0 dergees , and the alloy M05 front knuckles fit great
on the M03 , you get the instructions for fitting them with the set
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:12 AM   #12035
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So just a couple of quick questions:

1) Anyone have an idea of a online store to look at?
2) I can find m03L bodies (mini coopers)...would one of these work?
3) Anyone have a spare M04L body that they would like to sell me?
I've had (or have) the the same problems - And I don't have any uplifting comment I'm afraid.

There are several medium length bodies to get, but the only L-body i have found is made by Kamtec.co.uk and is a version of the VW Beetle.

But you can use Mini Coopers and the other M03/M05 bodies on your M04 (M or L version of course).

I have made this list of bodies that will fit on a M04. I haven't actually tried them all, since I can't get hold of them, but theese should fit.
  • Tamiya, VW,
  • Tamiya, Alfa Romeo MiTo, TAM51404
  • Tamiya, Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint,
  • Tamiya, BMW Z3 M, TAM50848
  • Tamiya, Mini Cooper S 2006, TAM51335
  • Tamiya, Suzuki Swift Super 1600, TAM51236
  • Tamiya, Porsche Boxster, TAM50754
  • Tamiya, Fiat 500, TAM51363
  • Tamiya, Fiat Abarth 500 Assetto Corse, TAM51387
  • Tamiya, Mercedes SLK, TAM50756
  • Tamiya, Eunos Roadster
  • HPI, Datsun 240z, HPI7210
  • HPI, Toyota Corolla Levin, HPI7213
  • HPI, Honda Civic Mini, HPI7024, (Doesn't fit well, is a little narrow)
  • HPI, Mazda Miata, HPI7205
  • HPI, Datsun 510, HPI7209
  • HPI, VW Golf,
  • Kamtec, VW Beetle,
  • Carson, Opel Speedster,
  • Carson, Porsche 914,
  • OPEL CORSA B from racersparadise_de shop on Ebay.de

Hope that helps somewhat...

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Old 04-09-2010, 03:51 AM   #12036
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The only problem with the alloy rear uprights for the M05 are they have only 1.5 degrees toe in , the kit ones have 2.0 dergees , and the alloy M05 front knuckles fit great
on the M03 , you get the instructions for fitting them with the set
Thanks for the reply, 1.5 degrees is what I was after anyway so that'll do nicely.
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:25 AM   #12037
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I have installed the M05 ball diff, and I notice a lot of side to side play. maybe a 1/8-1/4". Is this normal?
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The slop is standard with all the Mini diffs.
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The slop is standard with all the Mini diffs.
The slop is standard with all the Mini's FULL STOP
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:03 PM   #12040
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The latest 210 mm M chassis bodyshell, this time from Spice.



And if you don't recognise it immediately, It's a Japanese domestic market only Toyota Crown.

Ummm, I don't think I'll be in a HUGE hurry to order one myself....




Plus, our review of the TOP/Solaris Mini tyres and wheels.



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Old 04-11-2010, 04:42 AM   #12041
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sorry ya'll to ask but a buddy has a m05 and needs some driveshafts to fit while his cvds come in on order... will my m03 stock driveshafts work?? tried a search but could not find anything
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Yep, all the front end components are essentially identical, including driveshafts
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Yep, all the front end components are essentially identical, including driveshafts
The diff coupling is different from all the old mini on M-05. The new m-05 diff cup/coupling is "square" type where the m-03 is the having many tiny lines all round.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:20 AM   #12045
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The diff coupling (outdrive) is considered a chassis component. From there outwards it's all the same.

And if he's talking driveshafts then there's no issue.
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