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Old 12-29-2022, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by The Big Wig
The waiting is over. Finally a high performance RWD Tamiya M chassis in the spirit of the M-07. Let's hope it's a mid motor configuration so all RWD body's will fit!
Congratulation on this You achieved this, Carry on
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Old 12-30-2022, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Schs2013
I see some of you running M07 C-Hubs are they compatible ? on the M08
I will be starting to order parts for racing on Black Carpet what upgrades and spares should be kept on hand? Part numbers please or links to the part.
Yes they are compatible, but you will have zero degrees caster with the M07 C-hubs. So you can then use this to achieve 4 degrees caster. There are 5 and 6 degree options as well.
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Old 12-30-2022, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by quantum
Yes they are compatible, but you will have zero degrees caster with the M07 C-hubs. So you can then use this to achieve 4 degrees caster. There are 5 and 6 degree options as well.
Thank you very much that helps greatly!
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Old 01-07-2023, 05:01 PM
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Did the body mounts position change from M-05/6 on the M-07/8 ? using Medium wheelbase 225MM bodies. I am hoping to reuse my Datsun 240 body and some new Socal Panel Wagon bodies at the time i only had a M05 so hoping they aren't to different to the M08.
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Yes and No. The M05/06 rear mounts had step shape and could be flipped, giving you 2 mounting possibilities. The M07/M08 is only equivalent to the forward step position. The front mounts did not change
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Just got an M-08R. Does anyone have a set up sheet for black carpet showing droop and ride height? Also looking for tire and tire insert recommendations.
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Old 01-09-2023, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman
Is that they TamTech 1/12 288GTO?
Yeah it is. Changing the wheelbase to be close enough was actually not that hard to do.
I did underestimate how muc different the wheelsize would be. Originally I thought it was going to be minor but I had to trim a bit and I wish I was a bit more patient as you can't untrim.

But oeral I am pleased with the result can't wait to try it on track and get DSQ because of the body
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Old 01-09-2023, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by quantum
Yes they are compatible, but you will have zero degrees caster with the M07 C-hubs. So you can then use this to achieve 4 degrees caster. There are 5 and 6 degree options as well.
From what I understood, the blocks are designed with the M-07 in mind. The default of the M-07 seems to be 5 degree's. The 4 degree block will actually degrees the caster by 1 degree, the 5 will keep it the same and the 6 will add a degree.
(offcourse you can also just reverse install the 4 degree the wrong way around and get the same effect as installing the 6 degree block.

Or you can use little shims under the orignal block to modify the angle to your desire. Someone did the math for those as well.
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Old 01-11-2023, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman
Yes and No. The M05/06 rear mounts had step shape and could be flipped, giving you 2 mounting possibilities. The M07/M08 is only equivalent to the forward step position. The front mounts did not change
Oh really? thank you for that. well looks like i will have to redo the rear body holes.
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Old 01-15-2023, 09:03 PM
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Friday the 13th got to drive M-08R for the first time on the carpet track after a few years of being away for the track, was driving crawlers at little faster than walking speed so going fast was something to readjust too. this car is so different than what i remembered my M-05/6 being. Rear end kept spinning out on/off power mainly in the turns. so working with adjust shock position in the rear end of the car, then see how that effects the spinning out. have a gear diff on order but for now the ball diff will work. no CA on the tires or Traction Compound. first goal was to just finish a race without breaking the car.
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Old 01-21-2023, 02:41 AM
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Can anyone confirm that the TA06 diff gear set fits in the M-08. https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/optio...ear-diff-unit/
hoping i didn't order the wrong gear diff set.
and what is the weight diff oil weight? is a good starting point for black carpet track.
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Old 01-21-2023, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Schs2013
Can anyone confirm that the TA06 diff gear set fits in the M-08. https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/optio...ear-diff-unit/
hoping i didn't order the wrong gear diff set.
and what is the weight diff oil weight? is a good starting point for black carpet track.
Yes, it fits 100%. I suggest you also get the aluminium joint cup (54532) as it allows you to use the swing shaft protector.

For black carpet I use 30K diff oil and it works fine.
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Old 01-22-2023, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bluejays
Yes, it fits 100%. I suggest you also get the aluminium joint cup (54532) as it allows you to use the swing shaft protector.

For black carpet I use 30K diff oil and it works fine.
I will order those i was hoping the ones from the ball diff would work.
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Old 01-23-2023, 02:35 AM
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Picked up an M08 a while back having only ran M05 and M07 before. I bought it primarily to use at my main outdoor clubs championship as a new challenge as my M07 was basically unbeatable. Finally got round to testing the M08 at the weekend, on carpet so not the outdoor tarmac but putting that aside, wow......never driven a rwd m-chassis, was expecting to have a really loose rear end (ooer) but it was locked in. It would understeer but I need to add a lot of weight to get up to the class minimum so hopefully can improve the front end grip with some weight on the nose.

Braking was interesting, fine in a straight line but do it with a lot of steering and it would hook in. This was great for a tight indoor track however to get the nose in to the apex. No grip roll or anything. I ran the M07 before it on the day and it was all over the place there on the high grip.

The outdoor track is large with sweeping bends and bumpy so it may turn out to be a disaster there but it's something new to try plus it will be sat under the same 'fwd' shell so running stealth to start with and can swap to the M07 if required
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Old 01-25-2023, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Schs2013
Can anyone confirm that the TA06 diff gear set fits in the M-08. https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/optio...ear-diff-unit/
hoping i didn't order the wrong gear diff set.
and what is the weight diff oil weight? is a good starting point for black carpet track.
i see that you are in Edmonton too . I just picked up a m08 kit and was wondering where you got the gear diff from ?
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