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Old 11-19-2010, 01:54 PM   #13621
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Keyence Rapida Pro and K.O. VFS. Very important are different capacitors for both low and high speed performance improvement.
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:44 PM   #13622
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Personally i always use the futaba low profile servos. You can usually get them for a decent price, and long term you are better having a decent servo for the cost.

As MD said bearings a must.
Oh also upgrade the stock servo saver, either tamiya high torque, kimborough or something suitable....

After that i would consider some of the following not necessarily in this order.
* Alloy steering rack (often comes in two parts)
* TA-03 Ball Diff (i dont like M05 one) but sakura are coming out with an oil filled gear diff probably soon and if its legal for you i would DEFINITELY wait for feedback on that once available, if you are short of cash.

From there:
* Shocks, note if you use the kit shocks make sure you build them right like on the notes on www.rc-mini.net Look in the M03 pages.
* Universals are a popular choice
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:20 PM   #13623
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Personally i always use the futaba low profile servos. You can usually get them for a decent price, and long term you are better having a decent servo for the cost.

As MD said bearings a must.
Oh also upgrade the stock servo saver, either tamiya high torque, kimborough or something suitable....

After that i would consider some of the following not necessarily in this order.
* Alloy steering rack (often comes in two parts)
* TA-03 Ball Diff (i dont like M05 one) but sakura are coming out with an oil filled gear diff probably soon and if its legal for you i would DEFINITELY wait for feedback on that once available, if you are short of cash.

From there:
* Shocks, note if you use the kit shocks make sure you build them right like on the notes on www.rc-mini.net Look in the M03 pages.
* Universals are a popular choice
When I first saw the M05 ball diff, I would have agreed with you. Since I'd purchased the damned thing, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. It was assembled using Antiwear grease on the diff balls and some in the thrust bearing. The tiny little diff screw scared me so did not try to get it as tight as a TA03 diff. It's been in a my 05 for close to a year now with no problems and is still very smooth and doesn't diff out. Tightened it once, but thats all the maintenance it has required. Does the TA03 ball diff give you a performance advantage???? Well maybe, but then maybe not.

Not disageeing with you, just relating my experience with the M05 ball diff.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:02 PM   #13624
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From there:
* Shocks, note if you use the kit shocks make sure you build them right like on the notes on www.rc-mini.net Look in the M03 pages.
But the M05 stock shocks are way different from the M03 stock shocks... can't really reference the M03 for it.... I would probably get the bearings and shocks first.

Then maybe steering rack.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:21 PM   #13625
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Hey fellas, just a quick one, can you fit a 4000mah lipo in the battery tray on the m05 chassis?

Just wasnt sure as its rounded of to suit a nimh stick pack buy the looks of it.

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:57 PM   #13626
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Hey fellas, just a quick one, can you fit a 4000mah lipo in the battery tray on the m05 chassis?

Just wasnt sure as its rounded of to suit a nimh stick pack buy the looks of it.

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You can not fit a regular lipo pack inside the M05 but never fear, Duratrax makes a wide range of lipo stick packs to cure this issue. I've seen 2s 25c 2000-4000mah lipo stick packs available. I own 1 of the Duratrax 2s 25c 4000mah lipo packs and it has been a great battery up to this point. I plan on picking up a 2nd pack after the holidays.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:18 PM   #13627
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Hey fellas, just a quick one, can you fit a 4000mah lipo in the battery tray on the m05 chassis?

Just wasnt sure as its rounded of to suit a nimh stick pack buy the looks of it.

Cheers Rhys
Intellect make a 4200 40C lipo that fits in a Mini.

They also make a new 3800 50C with Corally plug that also fits in a Mini

Hope that helps
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But the M05 stock shocks are way different from the M03 stock shocks... can't really reference the M03 for it.... I would probably get the bearings and shocks first.

Then maybe steering rack.
Opps sorry, i never even bothered trying to make them up because i have shocks all over the place.
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Intellect make a 4200 40C lipo that fits in a Mini.

They also make a new 3800 50C with Corally plug that also fits in a Mini

Hope that helps

Thanks for that, do you stock these on feral?
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Thanks for that, do you stock these on feral?

Both are stocked

IP4200 is $60
IP3800 is $55
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Ah very good will order soon

Got my m05 pro on the way, with a hobbywing setup now have 2 classes to race in
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:26 AM   #13632
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Here's my m03 at it's first race. All stock for a spec class and I'm loving it! These cars make you a driver!

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You can not fit a regular lipo pack inside the M05 but never fear, Duratrax makes a wide range of lipo stick packs to cure this issue. I've seen 2s 25c 2000-4000mah lipo stick packs available. I own 1 of the Duratrax 2s 25c 4000mah lipo packs and it has been a great battery up to this point. I plan on picking up a 2nd pack after the holidays.
We run Intellect CS4000 20C on our minis.
As far as we found out there is no difference between 20C and 40C in mini since we use ezrun 13T. Enough juice goes through the esc with 20C.

If you won't use the batteries in other cars then the cheaper ones will do just fine...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Intellect-Lipo-b...item2a0937575d

These work great, only thing is the balance wires are too stiff and breaks, I had to take out the cells and resolder the wires on lots of pack at the track.
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Here's my MO5 Pro with ride WRX body
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Here's my MO5 Pro with ride WRX body
Very nice, wish I was able to do paint schemes like that. Where can you get those WRX bodies from?


On another note, whats needed to run the TA03 ball diff? Just the diff or do I need out drives and shafts to suit?

Just trying to get all the stuff ready for when the chassis shows up.

Cheers Rhys
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