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Old 09-07-2010, 03:34 AM   #46
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Why do you think they are not competitive?? They are tuneable, alot of people race them, they have regional/national class racing, TCS ruling that most clubs worldwide who race mini abides by.

What do you base a competitive car on? How much they cost? How fast they go?
Please explain.
OK, Gashufer I'll bite.
But firstoff I'ld like to state that I love this lil bugger a lot since I 've been racing them for years.

According to tamiya the M-chassis was never designed nor intended for competition.
They are designed for fun and bashing around.

People even race with lawnmowers and saws, but they weren't intended for that. That's what I meant.

Fact remains that due to it's limited tuneability (depend on what's allowed to change off course) and it's low pricing it's easy to setup and to tech.
Also the look the works off course.

Gas, I hope this clarifies my statement a bit.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:04 AM   #47
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:12 AM   #48
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OK, Gashufer I'll bite.
But firstoff I'ld like to state that I love this lil bugger a lot since I 've been racing them for years.

According to tamiya the M-chassis was never designed nor intended for competition.
They are designed for fun and bashing around.

People even race with lawnmowers and saws, but they weren't intended for that. That's what I meant.

Fact remains that due to it's limited tuneability (depend on what's allowed to change off course) and it's low pricing it's easy to setup and to tech.
Also the look the works off course.

Gas, I hope this clarifies my statement a bit.
Have fun racing
Thats undserstandable. I didn't mean to sound like I was picking at you, I just think that on a level playing field in any class there's competition.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:46 PM   #49
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Something interesting that i noticed. Tamiya re-released the Alfa Giulia GTA / Sprint body set recently, just ahead of the M06 Pro release.

For years it was listed as discontinued even though the M04 Alfa was in production.

I wonder if the first M06 will have the Alfa body.. either that or Tamiya decided to celebrate Alfas 100 year anniversary with release of this body, along with the 156 body parts set.
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:54 PM   #50
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What other bodies can possibly be released for the m06? These would be cool.

This is a Lotus Europa with a wheelbase of 2330mm (230mm).


Porsche Cayman with a wheelbase of 2419mm (241mm).


Audi TT with a wheelbase of 2468mm (246mm) shrink it to fit.


Porsche 914 with a wheelbase of 2450mm (245mm) shrink to fit.

Are there any other European, Asian, American cars?


I would love to see the Alfa 8c, but its too long for the m chassis at around 2600mm for the wheelbase.

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Love 914's
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:45 PM   #52
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There is already a 914-6 body out there by carson, but I am not sure if they still sell them. Here is a link to some pictures. http://www.airbostongraphics.com/914.htm
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:48 PM   #53
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What other bodies can possibly be released for the m06? These would be cool. This is a Lotus Europa with a wheelbase of 2330mm (230mm). Porsche Cayman with a wheelbase of 2419mm (241mm). Audi TT with a wheelbase of 2468mm (246mm) shrink it to fit. Porsche 914 with a wheelbase of 2450mm (245mm) shrink to fit. Are there any other European, Asian, American cars? I would love to see the Alfa 8c, but its too long for the m chassis at around 2600mm for the wheelbase. Last edited by guy7bmwm5; Today at 05:19 PM.
I like the way you think... Although I'd like to see the Alfa 8C as a full 1/10 scale.

I think Tamiya should continue with vintage bodies for the M06 RWD, and add fun lil FWD for M05

I'd love to see an Alfa 1750 GTaM with fender bulges.. Along with

Lancia Fulvia
Lancia Stratos
BMW 2002 Tii
VW Golf mk.1
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:39 AM   #55
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Interesting.. Seems like there is a LOT of rear weight bias though. I like my m04 with a little weight up front though, because I like to turn.

That's also a lot of stock rear toe for an onroad car..
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:40 AM   #56
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Hmmmm, can't say that one will be making any huge withdrawals from my bank account....
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Tamiya is proud to announce the release of the M-06 PRO Chassis. This RR (Rear Motor, Rear Wheel
Drive) chassis is a completely new design and features a bathtub chassis with a low center of gravity
and optimum balance. The M-06 PRO chassis has excellent rear end stability and overall controllability
and is a vast improvement over the previous generation M-04.
About the Model
-This is a 1/10 R/C assembly model kit.
-Three adjustable Wheelbase Lengths (210mm/225mm/239mm).
-The battery is longitudinally placed for optimum chassis balance.
-Comes fully loaded with over 13,000 yen's worth of Option Parts, such as:
Item 54179 M-05 Ball Bearing Set
Item 53642 5mm Alu. Ball Connector (Blue)
Item 42168 Touring Car Short Spring Set (Black)
Item 54000 Hi-Torque Servo Saver (Black)
Item 54121 Alu. Horn for Hi-Torque Servo Saver
Item 54195 M-05 Alu. Turnbuckle Steering Rod
Item 54193 M-05 Alu. Steering Post
Item 54192 M-05 Alu. Steering Link
Item 50746 CVA Super Mini Shock Unit Set (Clear)
Item 53539 5.5mm Alu. Spacer Set
Item 53456 TA04 Turnbuckle Upper Arm Set
Item 53159 4mm Anodized Flange Lock Nuts (Blue)
-The M-06 comes equipped with the same gear ratios as the M-05.
-8-spoke white wheels and 60D tires included.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:41 AM   #58
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Looks like a mini TRF201. Should be a lot better than the M-04.
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Hmmmm, can't say that one will be making any huge withdrawals from my bank account....
Is there anything you like apart from M-03's?
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I don't mind M05's....

But I happily admit I really don't like M04's and this new thing fails to excite me either.
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