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Old 01-25-2022, 10:57 AM
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My car already has more hop-ups than an R! It only cost me a small fortune....
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Originally Posted by Raman
Iím glad that the R doesnít thatís some special part not available for purchase. That would have made me very upset 😠
I wouldn't bet money on that, though. Usually the R model has some exclusive gimmick, maybe it just isn't posted on that blog entry. Actually I hope it will have such a gimmick again, just for making us wait so damn long. Otherwise I could have just gotten a standard M-08 some time ago.
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My car already has more hop-ups than an R! It only cost me a small fortune....
That's normal. The "R" doesn't get all that many hop up parts in the box. Quite a few people put way more things on their standard M-08s than is ever included in the "R". Still, so far there were usually some exclusive parts specific to the R version included, like the battery holder thingies on the M-07R - nothing really important but nice to have. Hell, I just want the "R" to get the family together. And of course it will still get the full hop up treatment in blue aluminium and all - must not look worse than its older brother.
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Old 01-25-2022, 11:27 AM
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My car already has more hop-ups than an R! It only cost me a small fortune....
Yep.. mine is an RR 🤣
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Originally Posted by DirkW
I wouldn't bet money on that, though. Usually the R model has some exclusive gimmick, maybe it just isn't posted on that blog entry. Actually I hope it will have such a gimmick again, just for making us wait so damn long. Otherwise I could have just gotten a standard M-08 some time ago.

That's normal. The "R" doesn't get all that many hop up parts in the box. Quite a few people put way more things on their standard M-08s than is ever included in the "R". Still, so far there were usually some exclusive parts specific to the R version included, like the battery holder thingies on the M-07R - nothing really important but nice to have. Hell, I just want the "R" to get the family together. And of course it will still get the full hop up treatment in blue aluminium and all - must not look worse than its older brother.
I believe those battery thingies on the M07R, are available as a hop up for the TC01. I have them on back order to see if they work on my M08
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Originally Posted by Raman
I believe those battery thingies on the M07R, are available as a hop up for the TC01. I have them on back order to see if they work on my M08
Youīre right my friend, these parts are indeed identical.
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Originally Posted by Raman
I believe those battery thingies on the M07R, are available as a hop up for the TC01. I have them on back order to see if they work on my M08
Hi Raman,
The battery holder for TC01 technically didn't fit M07, it is too tight for some battery, the M07 is about 1.5mm wider each side. I use machine to cut TC01 one to fit M07.
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I would have at least thought a carbon reinforced chassis for the M08 would be out by now.
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Old 01-27-2022, 01:18 AM
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The one part I hope the R version fixes is the weak front hubs. But honestly, donít know what more options to install on my M-08 other than a better driver.

The alu supports in the middle really make it easier to adjust wheelbase.

Currently got the Aygo for LWB after driven the Silva all season last year. Midnight Pumpkin for the SWB and waiting for the Lotus for MWB to replace the MX-5

my biggest advice is to also seal the gearbox from dirt cause I replaced gears a few times just because the openings allowed it to easily enter the gearbox and make it sound like a coffee grinder.
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The one part I hope the R version fixes is the weak front hubs. But honestly, donít know what more options to install on my M-08 other than a better driver.

The alu supports in the middle really make it easier to adjust wheelbase.

Currently got the Aygo for LWB after driven the Silva all season last year. Midnight Pumpkin for the SWB and waiting for the Lotus for MWB to replace the MX-5

my biggest advice is to also seal the gearbox from dirt cause I replaced gears a few times just because the openings allowed it to easily enter the gearbox and make it sound like a coffee grinder.
Use the M07 C hubs and bottom arm mount plate and you wonít have to worry about the C hubs anymore.
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Originally Posted by Raman
Use the M07 C hubs and bottom arm mount plate and you wonít have to worry about the C hubs anymore.
already doing that, but just saying if they releasing an R version that error should be fixed.
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This R is a hop up fluff piece filled with Tamiya blue porn.. thatís it 🤑
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Originally Posted by Raman
This R is a hop up fluff piece filled with Tamiya blue porn.. thatís it 🤑
With the TC-01 holders the Midnight pumpkin body is finally possible so I finally have enough blue porn.

And as said the mid supports means I can now regularly change length without worrying about ruining the plastic.
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Originally Posted by Raman
This R is a hop up fluff piece filled with Tamiya blue porn.. thatís it 🤑
I'm inclined to agree. Not as many hopups that actually help performance... if you buy the R kit there's a dozen hop ups you'd still want to buy if you race. (This may even be a new low for Tamiya ?)
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No, neither "new" nor "low" for Tamiya. Even other R or RR versions do not come with many useful tuning parts. I don't really expect them to, either.
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Originally Posted by DirkW
No, neither "new" nor "low" for Tamiya. Even other R or RR versions do not come with many useful tuning parts. I don't really expect them to, either.
Yep, they still gotta sell some parts! come on guys
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