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Old 12-27-2011, 05:21 PM   #196
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Hey Redbull, with the taller Tamiya foams, do you foresee, or have you had a problem with chunking? Or are the Tamiya foams not as susceptible being the different compound?
I don't think there's anything special about the foam as far as chunking.

However, the wheels are set in a bit on the body, and the body is a heavy .030 material, so that may help to keep the wheels and tires protected more ?
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:26 PM   #197
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Right on, I know the true answer would be to stay off the boards and I wouldn't chunk foams lol.
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Lurking around to see what this chassis is all about. Seems like you can use standard tires all around, and also use them all the way to the end if you flip the pod inserts. Sounds good.
My only issue are the front arms. It looks like it will shatter if you hit something. I have an old 12L4, and that front end is nearly indestructible.
Also can't change camber to adjust for coning.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:32 AM   #199
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Put a few more runs on the RM-01 yesterday at TQ.

The new layout is very open with a lot of Hi speed flat out corners.

This is where the RM really comes into it's own.
The chassis is getting better every run.

One of the smoothest, easy to drive 12th scales I've ever driven !

The kit tires are perfect for high grip carpet.
So far there is no coning of the front tires, the built in camber is correct.
Of course you can still adjust camber as we did back in the day, using strips of header card under the arm mounts.
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Put a few more runs on the RM-01 yesterday at TQ.

The new layout is very open with a lot of Hi speed flat out corners.

This is where the RM really comes into it's own.
The chassis is getting better every run.

One of the smoothest, easy to drive 12th scales I've ever driven !

The kit tires are perfect for high grip carpet.
So far there is no coning of the front tires, the built in camber is correct.
Of course you can still adjust camber as we did back in the day, using strips of header card under the arm mounts.
Is it possible to show what you mean with a picture?
As i'm new to the 1/12 class it would help me a lot to know what's possible to make some changes on this chassis.

Thx in advance
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:05 PM   #201
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Is it possible to show what you mean with a picture?
As i'm new to the 1/12 class it would help me a lot to know what's possible to make some changes on this chassis.

Thx in advance
He means by wedging paper card material between the suspension arm and the chassis, like a doorstop. It puts the arm at a slight angle which achieves your intended camber or caster angle depending on how you wedge it.
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Just got a few more of these in:



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Old 12-29-2011, 07:54 PM   #203
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Cool RM-01 Candy

The Toyota Tom's 84c as photographed by Sir Charles Lightfoot



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Old 12-29-2011, 07:57 PM   #204
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That is pretty. Little cars looking majestic in the falling light.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:29 PM   #205
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Awesome pics Redbull!
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don't post to many great pics of the car, now i can hardly wait for my car to arrive
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:47 PM   #207
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I have read this thread and have found some really good information on the new RM01. I am super excited about this car. I had one many years ago and am sad that I don't have it any longer.... wished that I still had it or kept it.

At any rate, I have a new one ordered and should arrive shortly. Can't wait!

But, that brings up a question that I did not really see asked or answered here. I would like to have a spare set of tires/wheels for my RM01 Toyota Toms. I have been feverishly searching the Internet for a parts list or a compatibility after market list.

Can you please help me out here? What are my options for getting a spare set of wheels and foam tires? What will work on this car if I can't find specific RM01 tires and wheels?

Thanks!

BTW, awesome pic's in this thread. I love it!
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I have read this thread and have found some really good information on the new RM01. I am super excited about this car. I had one many years ago and am sad that I don't have it any longer.... wished that I still had it or kept it.

At any rate, I have a new one ordered and should arrive shortly. Can't wait!

But, that brings up a question that I did not really see asked or answered here. I would like to have a spare set of tires/wheels for my RM01 Toyota Toms. I have been feverishly searching the Internet for a parts list or a compatibility after market list.

Can you please help me out here? What are my options for getting a spare set of wheels and foam tires? What will work on this car if I can't find specific RM01 tires and wheels?

Thanks!

BTW, awesome pic's in this thread. I love it!
Tamiyausa will have a full stock of parts shortly.
The kits just arrived 1 week ago.

For aftermarket wheel tire options look back 1 page.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/10087879-post194.html
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Does anyone have a step by step build pics yet? Also, do you think Tamiya will turn the RM-01 into a mini and go up against the M05 and M06?
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