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Old 06-27-2019, 07:46 AM
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Have you checked weight balance? With the esc and motor offset to the right side I’m guessing it’s pretty heavy on that side. The manual has the esc on the left which stinks for wiring but I’m guessing helps balance side to side some.
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If it's anything like the M07 (My M08 is still in a box on my dining room table), you'll have 20-30g at least to shove around for ballance. I had to throw 20g on mine to get it to TCS weight. and I run a full size battery...
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You definitely could do that, but centered weight is much better than hanging off one side to balance side to side. Minis are super weight sensitive...more so than I thought for a long time. Personally I'd rather add 20-30g on the center line as low as possible to bring it up to weight. We'll see here in a couple days how sensitive it is...but you want the car to launch dead straight being a rwd car. I guess a corner scale system may be the best way to go.
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Started build last night. Very nice one indeed. As stated by others, quality of plastic is very good.. leaps and bounds better than the prior m chassis.

The plastic on front suspension holder is a bit suspect..itís similar to the old plastic which is brittle.. I broke that exact part on my M06 a few times. Iím wondering if itís Tamiyas subtle way of pushing you to get the hop up.

The quality of front C hubs is really good.. very sturdy and beefy.. make me wish they would fit my 419x lol. The two insert piece that comes in 2 halves is a bit odd and unnecessary.. i fumbled quite a bit with them.. theyíre really small and can slip from your hands..

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Yes, those inserts were annoying.

The upgrade bottom front arm plate in aluminum is #54907. It is a 0 degree plate. The are other 4, 6 degree plates for the M07 should work but may give undesirable caster, arm angle sweep characteristics for a RWD.
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I haven't looked at the carriers back to back (07 & 08s)...but what is the difference besides the insert? What is the purpose? The 07s weren't fragile that I saw.
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Close to pulling the trigger on an M08, -curious how they handle. Cant wait to start getting race reports.
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Originally Posted by Core Creations
I haven't looked at the carriers back to back (07 & 08s)...but what is the difference besides the insert? What is the purpose? The 07s weren't fragile that I saw.
unsure myself. Maybe they will later release inserts that alter caster.. or maybe different material.
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:38 PM
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Started my build last night and basically finished however I received two packages in Bag C that had the front outer hinge pins, and did not receive the bag that had the steering turnbuckles, feeling pretty annoyed. I was hoping to race Wednesday but I guess will have to wait Hopfully Tamiya will ship parts out quickly.
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I haven't finished mine due to turn buckles but for a different reason. I always upgrade to Ti ones. The steel ones included from kit bed.. the blu aluminium might as well be made from butter lol... My shipment from RCmart arrives tomorrow so I can complete it.
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Car is solid...there are a few bugs to work on, but overall it’s a big step forward. Off the corner acceleration is the biggest difference. The car is very agile with the kit setup...and is under weight by 20-40g depending on electronics with a full size pack and lightweight MX5 body.

IMO it way too soft for carpet...maybe for asphalt, but a spring change and sway bars will dial it in. Very impressed so far. It was on pace with a dialed in 07 within a pack.
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are you running on black carpet? Did you use stock diff fluid? I decided to go to 80k as many people here in Omaha with the pan cars and such are switching to gear diffs and running really heavy or putting a spool in. I wont make it for club night this week but hope to on July 10. I will post my findings.
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Nope...kit setup to gauge where the car is at, then I’ll start playing with setup changes. Only change today was droop. Other than that I just wanted to get a feel for her.

And yes black carpet...
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Originally Posted by Raman
I haven't finished mine due to turn buckles but for a different reason. I always upgrade to Ti ones. The steel ones included from kit bed.. the blu aluminium might as well be made from butter lol... My shipment from RCmart arrives tomorrow so I can complete it.
Titanium is more likely to bend than steel for a fixed diameter rod
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
Titanium is more likely to bend than steel for a fixed diameter rod
Doesn't that depend on which type of titanium and which type of steel you compare?
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