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Old 02-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #526
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Here are some pictures of my new MX-5 body shell. Hope you all like it.


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Old 02-20-2011, 02:27 PM   #527
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What kind of rear toe angle is everybody running? I don't like the amount of stock toe-in and I was thinking of dropping it by a degree per side, since I have zero issues with rear traction. Thoughts?
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:49 PM   #528
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I'm running the alu hop up rear uprights for the M05 RA/M06 and they are 2° toe-in.
I have no problems, the car runs great on a medium to good traction carpet.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:04 PM   #529
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What are some long wheelbase bodies that fit the m06?
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:27 PM   #530
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BMW Z3 and the VW beattle but not sure if the motor hangs to far in the rear. The BMW is a large diameter tire body.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:06 PM   #531
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Yes, the beetle fits,
see my Herbie one page before for example.

Also a good fit is the Carson VW-Porsche body that can also run larger diameter tires. Lokks good with Cup-Racer Fuchs wheels or even bigger TC car wheels. 60D looks abit to tiny on it...

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Old 02-24-2011, 10:28 AM   #532
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Is there any difference between these bodyshells?

58168 Alpine A110 M02
58471 Alpine A110 M05Ra


It always looks to me as though the rear arch lips will rub the tires, thus affecting useable suspension travel.


What wheel spacers are people using with these and/or the MX5 shells?


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Old 02-24-2011, 11:32 AM   #533
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What kind of rear toe angle is everybody running? I don't like the amount of stock toe-in and I was thinking of dropping it by a degree per side, since I have zero issues with rear traction. Thoughts?
Like it or not, 2° works.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:56 PM   #534
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Is there any difference between these bodyshells? 58168 Alpine A110 M02 58471 Alpine A110 M05Ra It always looks to me as though the rear arch lips will rub the tires, thus affecting useable suspension travel. What wheel spacers are people using with these and/or the MX5 shells?
Nope same body.. 58268 should be hard to find considering it came with an M02 which is a 90s car
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:08 PM   #535
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Is there any difference between these bodyshells?

58168 Alpine A110 M02
58471 Alpine A110 M05Ra


It always looks to me as though the rear arch lips will rub the tires, thus affecting useable suspension travel.


What wheel spacers are people using with these and/or the MX5 shells?


58*** are kit numbers, not bodyshell numbers.

50688 is the number for the old body set, 51420 for the current one. I have no idea if there are any difference between the two, but I do know that you will have to search hard to find a 50688 on a shop shelf.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:21 PM   #536
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Even if Tamiya changes something physically, they usually don't change part numbers. I've seen them reissue kits on completely different chassis and keep original part nos. Weird.
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Thanks for the replies. I realise I had put up the kit no's not the shell numbers, but I thought that would make it easier.

ALL the mini type shells are subtly different, hence why I am wondering if the alpine shell(s)are different.

Still looks to me like the rear arch horizontal lip hits the tires and thus affects suspension movement.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:34 PM   #538
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Hi M06 fans,

had a blast at the weekend in a training session.
Was a lot of fun, small carpet track with no real straight but fast curves and tight corners.
It was a old carpet, low grip level, running on Type A slicks for tryout. Have to use them in German Tamiya cup on 12/13.03., so I went to testing.

In the beginning it was like heavy understeer in the tight corners, lost a lot of time. Then I tried red/red springs with 300 Tamiya oil in the kit dampers.
Amazing! Car was really agile then, without being too nervous! Was so much fun to drive. maybe no setup for a bigger track, but definitely lessons learned another time!

One question Iīm still thinking of: What shock length do you guys run on the M06?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:56 PM   #539
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@ruebi , shocklenghts with the short low eyes , I'm fine with 56 to 58 mm overall , as with all my m-chassis (not m01/2) .
Peter , from the middle of Westgermany .
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Hi Peter,

didnīt expect to get the answer from Germany here.
I also run 56mm in front from end to end, which is the kit length.
Do you already have an M06? Because of rear shock lower mount being in the knuckle axle, you nedd more shock length for the same axle travel compared to M04 or M05 for example. So I run kit length rear still being 59mm end to end.
So you shortened by 1mm maybe?

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