Going to get a FUN car to drive around the track in bad conditions. I'm looking at 3 classes - Tamiya's M chassis, F10X or a 1/10 scale Pan Car (no races in singapore, afaik).
Could anyone tell me what kind of body shells can fit on a M-04 chassis? Can regular Mini style shells fit? On google I noticed some regulations "allow" the M-04L chassis to be shortened. What does this mean?
If you go by TCS rules, then only two current Tamiya bodies fit the M04L, the Z3 and the Honda S-2000. You can shorten the M04 chassis by removing an included chassis spacer. The only Tamiya body that will fit is the Miata and it is no longer being produced, I believe.
Otherwise, measure the wheelbse length and check HPI's mini bodies to see if they fit. I think the Honda Civic mini shell will fit.
We run an M03 and the only non-Tamiya body we use is an HPI Concept I VW Beetle. It's a nice one and more aero than the boxy Mini Cooper.
BTW, everyone I know who owns an M04 says they are difficult to set up for racing. Tire combos are critical.
the mo4 has independent suspension with 4 shocks. the stock kit has friction shocks but most oil-filled shocks will fit. i think the main chassis layout is similar to the FF02 series, but the FF02 is longer and wider.