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Old 07-31-2014, 02:13 AM   #1516
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Does anyone know if there will be another batch of the M06 R's?
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:02 PM   #1517
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Does anyone know if there will be another batch of the M06 R's?
I think we are due for an M06 Pro Ver II with the new arms that were released on the M05 Pro Ver II.

I do hope Tamiya does include the axle weights that came with the M06 R because they are a great tuning tool.
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Hi all,

I'm considering to buy an M06 Pro kit and race it in the Tamiya Cup. I am only allowed original Tamiya bits, except for extras like fans. Motor is hand-out Carson Cup machine. I read in this topic it's pretty good right out of the box. I will add the usual 50746 shocks and proper springs. What else should be on the list? I consider:
- Some sort of motor cooling, like 54268 aluminium motor mount and mount some fan to it (fan needn't be original Tamiya).
- 54267 Aluminum Rear Upright (2.0)

Please advise!

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If you can get your hands on a Pro kit, you won't need the 50746, because it comes with the clear versions of the CVA dampers.

1.0 and 2.0 degree hubs are a good addition to have. It's a fun car, you just need to be gentle on the throttle..
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:50 AM   #1519
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Thanks for the reply. I read the clear ones in the kit are fragile, so I will keep a set of 50746 as spares... Here's my shopping list for now, I will start of with the standard hubs:

58460 M-06 PRO Chassis Kit
51424 Body Set Fiat Abarth 1000 - TCR Berlina Corse (I know I need to cut this to make it fit)
54299 M-06 Carbon Damper Stay - Front
54300 M-06 Carbon Damper Stay - Rear
54269 Aluminum Gearbox Plate - M-06
54268 Aluminum Motor Mount - M-06
53390 Hollow carbon gear shaft M-03
And I will add some wheels, tires and inserts conform the Cup rules.

Any must-have I forgot? And are the alu motor and gearbox plates actually necessary, or just a nice addition for looks?

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Thanks for the reply. I read the clear ones in the kit are fragile, so I will keep a set of 50746 as spares... Here's my shopping list for now, I will start of with the standard hubs:

58460 M-06 PRO Chassis Kit
51424 Body Set Fiat Abarth 1000 - TCR Berlina Corse (I know I need to cut this to make it fit)
54299 M-06 Carbon Damper Stay - Front
54300 M-06 Carbon Damper Stay - Rear
54269 Aluminum Gearbox Plate - M-06
54268 Aluminum Motor Mount - M-06
53390 Hollow carbon gear shaft M-03
And I will add some wheels, tires and inserts conform the Cup rules.

Any must-have I forgot? And are the alu motor and gearbox plates actually necessary, or just a nice addition for looks?

Cheers,

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They're not necessary. The motor and gear box plates will get scratched big time during use. The gear box plate will make it hard to run brushless motors because the wire tabs come close to it. You would have to mod it to be safe.

With the Abarth TCR, you'll also need to run 55D tyres. The 60Ds are too big for the arches.

Sweeps will work but you'll need to use the sweep rims which will look funny with a 1950s body lol.

I'd recommend pit Shimizu 55D racing slicks with sweep inserts.. On 9335622 Fiat Abarth white rims. You can special order these at banzai hobby. They come 4 to a bag. Another option would be the Alfa GTA rims 50726 .. They come 2 to a bag and also will look correct on the car. Enjoy
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:15 PM   #1521
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Thanks! These are the allowed tires:

50683 Tamiya M-chassis 60D radial tires
50684 Tamiya M-chassis 60D M-grip tires
53340 Tamiya M-chassis A-slicks
53254 Tamiya M-chassis S-grip tires
We're not allowed to heat them or use grip enhancing stuff.

So they don't fit the body? Bummer. Back to the drawingboard...

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Old 08-04-2014, 12:22 PM   #1522
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You can make them fit, enlarge wheel arches and raise body
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True, but whether I will go that route... Bare with me, guys, as I have a very long question. It seems most well priced M-06 Pro kits are gone. I located one in the Netherlands for the euro equivalent of US$ 350. That is kit 58460 only, nothing special. It is listed as discontinued on the Tamiya USA site. And I still have to buy the body. So, I started thinking. Nice kit, the pro, but what do we get extra over the normal M-06 kit with body and ESC:

Item 54179 M-05 Ball Bearing Set Will certainly need that, but cheap aftermarket will do.
Item 53642 5mm Alu. Ball Connector (Blue) I'll get those, just a tenner.
Item 42168 Touring Car Short Spring Set (Black) I have those sets, also for my tt-01 with 50746 dampers.
Item 54000 Hi-Torque Servo Saver (Black) No need, I will use Kimbrough
Item 54121 Alu. Horn for Hi-Torque Servo Saver No need
Item 54195 M-05 Alu. Turnbuckle Steering Rod Nice! But necessary?
Item 54193 M-05 Alu. Steering Post Nice, just 11 bucks for some stability is good.
Item 54192 M-05 Alu. Steering Link At 17 bucks slightly pricy, but doable.
Item 50746 CVA Super Mini Shock Unit Set (Clear) No need, too brittle, will use 50746 anyway.
Item 53539 5.5mm Alu. Spacer Set What are those for?
Item 53456 TA04 Turnbuckle Upper Arm Set I'll get those, just a tenner.
Item 53159 4mm Anodized Flange Lock Nuts (Blue) I think I will survive without...

So basically, if I buy a normal M-06 kit with body set, like the Alfa which I also like (less than the Abarth, but anyway), and I do some hop-ups, I spend just about the same money. Or did I overlook something?

[EDIT]Or should I wait for M-06 Pro version II, any sign of that coming any time soon?[/EDIT]

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Old 08-04-2014, 01:49 PM   #1524
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The Pro really did not have much as far as hop ups. Just blue bits and pieces, that don't really improve anything. It doesn't even come with CVDs like most Tamiya Pro kits

You would be better off buying the M06 Alfa and adding turn buckles for camber. I would stick with the Tamiya steering hop ups.. The yeah racing and 3 racing changes the steering geometry a bit.

Check out Banzaihobby, they have great prices and inexpensive shipping cost .. If it sneaks past customs you will be very ahead.

I personally always run the Alfa body, I'm a big Alfa fan. Another body to consider would be the Alpine A110. I own the Abarth body, I test for it to M06 but never modified it to run on the car. The rear trunk being ABS will assist with rear traction.. Much like the axle weights that come on the M06R. However it's is sprung weight, so it will slow you down
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True, but whether I will go that route... Bare with me, guys, as I have a very long question. It seems most well priced M-06 Pro kits are gone. I located one in the Netherlands for the euro equivalent of US$ 350. That is kit 58460 only, nothing special. It is listed as discontinued on the Tamiya USA site. And I still have to buy the body. So, I started thinking. Nice kit, the pro, but what do we get extra over the normal M-06 kit with body and ESC:

I guess your the HugoW on modelbouwforum.

If you'r searching for an M06 PRO or a standard kit try the following links.
http://www.modellbau-seidel.de/
http://tamico.de/M-Chassis

You can also buy the standard M06 version at the following link.
http://www.stellamodels.com.hk/index.php
http://www.rcmart.com/

Hope this helps
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There are some M06's on this Ebay page and many are from Asian countries, including RC Mart's Ebay site.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40
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@a2b; yes, that's me! I knew Seidel, they don't have the pro kit anymore. Tamico is nice, but more expensive.

@MD; thanks, I've been searching there as well. Some pros still available, not many.

Anyway, it seems I will probably buy a regular kit, then, and upgrade myself to semi-pro.

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@Raman; I found the pics of your car with the Abarth body on page 56. Do you still have that car / body? Would you be so kind as to post a pic of that combo with 60mm wheels?

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Anyone know where I can get a list of 225mm bodies for the M06? I guess it doesn't matter which manufacturer. Currently running the Miata body, but can't find one because Tamiya discontinued it.

Any suggestions?
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Anyone know where I can get a list of 225mm bodies for the M06? I guess it doesn't matter which manufacturer. Currently running the Miata body, but can't find one because Tamiya discontinued it.

Any suggestions?
Hi Carl,

Tamiya has a habit of discontinuing the body sets... Often times the individual bodies, decals sheets etc are available separately. Here are the individual part numbers for Miata:

Body 1825151 (out of stock)
H parts 9005502 (in stock)
Decal 9495247 (in stock)

The body is presently out of stock at Tam USA. You can request to be notified when it becomes available. You can also email Banzai hobby and ask them to special order it for you.

From Tamiya: VW Beetle 225mm, Alfa Romeo GTA 225mm (I run this as my might have guessed, since you print my livery)

*the Alfa you have to buy the parts separately as well

From HPI: The Datsun 510 225 mm, 240Z 225mm, BMW 2002 225m, Toyota Levin 225mm
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