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Old 05-11-2010, 08:05 PM   #12256
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I have a M03 version [NIB] that my wife bought me about the time I dropped out of running RC many years ago. It has sat in my closet for years since I last raced in the late 1980s, iirc, and it was not too many years after that that I got the Mini.

I am interested in getting back into a little RC racing and wonder if the M04 or M05 was a significant step up from the M03. I have never built/raced a Tamiya product. All my prior experience was in 1/10 pan cars on carpet Oval. Any veteran Mini owner/racers want to give an opinion?
You should be good with the M03.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:58 PM   #12257
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Does anyone know if you can gear these cars up some how? I was wondering if you could put a 20t pinion in these cars.
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Does anyone know if you can gear these cars up some how? I was wondering if you could put a 20t pinion in these cars.
Surely you ae joking. Have you read the manual?

he car takes a maximum 20t pinion. Most kits come with that pinion
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Surely you ae joking. Have you read the manual?

he car takes a maximum 20t pinion. Most kits come with that pinion
O ok cool thanks. I am new to the cooper thing.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:13 AM   #12260
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I have a M03 version [NIB] that my wife bought me about the time I dropped out of running RC many years ago. It has sat in my closet for years since I last raced in the late 1980s, iirc, and it was not too long after that that I got the Mini.

I am interested in getting back into a little RC racing and wonder if the M04 or M05 was a significant step up from the M03. I have never built/raced a Tamiya product. All my prior experience was in 1/10 pan cars on carpet Oval. Any veteran Mini owner/racers want to give an opinion?
While some will argue that there isn't much difference between the two, I will tell you the mo5 is a better car by design. they both can and are very competive. I race alot of mini and have both cars.Just make sure your mini is in good condition (ie. no worn out parts etc.), and you should be good to go! If you need help just post and you will get it! Good luck and welcome back to r\c.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:20 AM   #12261
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M05 is very heavy. The lighter (but front heavy) M03 will be better depending on track and weight limit rule. Just my view.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:00 AM   #12262
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Default m05 weight

The m05 with lipo (3200) and regular electronics comes in at about 1260 ready to race. An m05 balanced with light electronics and titanium screws in the l version (lightest version) comes in at 1258. Since you have to add weight to an m03 to get to 1250, the difference is basically 0. The m05 is less prone to traction rolling and wear tires much more slowly. The only hopup the m05 might need is the aluminum steering rack to take away slop.

All that said, when both are setup, they are about the same speed.
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what is the module pinion size used for m05 is it

0.4

0.5

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Old 05-12-2010, 01:11 PM   #12264
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what is the module pinion size used for m05 is it

0.4

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0.6 = metric 48 pitch. RRP has them.
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scooby horton 1;

If you rock the motor away from the spure with a flat blade screw driver, you can get a 21 tooth pinion to work.
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If you rock the motor away from the spure with a flat blade screw driver, you can get a 21 tooth pinion to work.
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O ok cool is that legal?
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Get caught doing that down here and you get sent home.....

I believe the word for it is 'cheating'
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No wonder i couldn't catch you guys down the straights!

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If you rock the motor away from the spure with a flat blade screw driver, you can get a 21 tooth pinion to work.
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