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Old 04-05-2023, 09:49 PM
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So I got the servo in today and it is a little taller than the servo well but it does not seem to be as much as yours. I was too impatient to take a pic but after I installed the 4 rubber grommets and screwed it down, the thing seems like it was made for it. I am satisfied so it will stay until I decide to try something else.
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Originally Posted by Rinskie
So I got the servo in today and it is a little taller than the servo well but it does not seem to be as much as yours. I was too impatient to take a pic but after I installed the 4 rubber grommets and screwed it down, the thing seems like it was made for it. I am satisfied so it will stay until I decide to try something else.

Yeah just got my MKS X6 and it is super low profile and fits perfect so I guess not all low servos are really the same in size. 40x20x23 is the size of the servo I got
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I see the servo you have had an aluminium casing and high voltage.

You donít need a crazy fast high voltage low profile servo for this car.

Itís a very small and light car, you need a nice smooth servo, nothing too fast.
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Old 04-06-2023, 07:52 PM
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Any acceptable way to extend the track width of the m08? Like maybe arms from another kit that fit?

I'd like to build a Lancia 037 Rally on the M08 chassis with full size wheels. The extra ground clearance would be a feature.

I don't know of any other Tamiya chassis that can be mid rear and 235-240mn.
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Old 04-06-2023, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman
I see the servo you have had an aluminium casing and high voltage.

You donít need a crazy fast high voltage low profile servo for this car.

Itís a very small and light car, you need a nice smooth servo, nothing too fast.


Yeah I get carried away with my builds once I install a hop-up parts it gets overbuilt for its intended application. The servo yes is overkill but I can set the servo speed down on my transmitter if needed. But like you said if itís too much servo for the M08 I still got a TB 8 that can use it.
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Old 04-06-2023, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Rinskie
hotdog, I have a Protek lo profile 140T on order. I should get it in Thursday. Hopefully it will fit flush to the mount. I'll let you know.
that fits. used one on mine
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Originally Posted by sonny8692
that fits. used one on mine
Originally Posted by Raman
I see the servo you have had an aluminium casing and high voltage.

You donít need a crazy fast high voltage low profile servo for this car.

Itís a very small and light car, you need a nice smooth servo, nothing too fast.

Yeah I always prefer Protek over Savox and other high end brands. I may go with the 140t if the X6 is too much for the car. Also are you guys using the stock steering setup or the direct steering mod without the steering rack?
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Old 04-09-2023, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman
Ive used the plastic since having the car. Never switched to the carbon. You're usually on asphalt, so probably better to stick with plastic
You are right. After testing the carbon for a few days, went back to the stock plastic as I was faster with them. Carbon felt good on the bench (less slop, more free, harder) but on the track the plastic was more forgiving and the car more compliant.
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Old 04-12-2023, 09:39 AM
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Hi guys, looking for setup suggestions for usa tcs asphalt
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Hello which tire is recommended for medium grip carpet?

54999 - 60D Super Radial Tires (Hard)
54995 - M-Chassis 60D Super Radial Tires (Soft)
50684 - M-Chassis 60D M-Grip Radial Tires

Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2023, 01:15 AM
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I am looking into maybe trying out a ball diff for my M-08, but I see 2 options:
The one made for the TA06 54306
The one made for the TD4 22025

While the 22025 is the newer one, I am currently already using a TA06 diff joints to allow me to run the blade's on the driveshafts as it gives me a smoother drive and less wear on the cups.
Is there any significant reason I might be missing to pick the TD4 over the TA06 version?
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Old 04-18-2023, 06:16 AM
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I like 54999 fronts and 54995 rears unless grip gets really high, then switch to 54999 rears too. I use the 54590 super hard inserts in everything.


Originally Posted by rccartips
Hello which tire is recommended for medium grip carpet?

54999 - 60D Super Radial Tires (Hard)
54995 - M-Chassis 60D Super Radial Tires (Soft)
50684 - M-Chassis 60D M-Grip Radial Tires

Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2023, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Zanquis
I am looking into maybe trying out a ball diff for my M-08, but I see 2 options:
The one made for the TA06 54306
The one made for the TD4 22025

While the 22025 is the newer one, I am currently already using a TA06 diff joints to allow me to run the blade's on the driveshafts as it gives me a smoother drive and less wear on the cups.
Is there any significant reason I might be missing to pick the TD4 over the TA06 version?
I believe the difference is steel outdrives on the TD4 which you don't need on the M-08. The TA-06 ball diff has the bladed aluminium outdrives.
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Old 04-23-2023, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by sosidge
I believe the difference is steel outdrives on the TD4 which you don't need on the M-08. The TA-06 ball diff has the bladed aluminium outdrives.
I figured that much, will get the TA-06 one than since I already like using the blades.
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Old 05-01-2023, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Zanquis
Wanted something different and the Ferrari 288 GTo was the car of my dreams in my youth. So I made it fit.

I modified the wheelbase to be as close to 204mm of the shell as possible (I think I got to about 205mm)

Had to cut the wheel arcs a little bit wider and could have done a slightly cleaner job with that. but overall I am happy with the look.
it fits well and no contact with tires anywhere.
I see that the 288 GTO body is available for a decent price right now and quite independently thought that an M08 is the only chassis it makes sense for it to fit on. I can see how 2mm can come from the wheelbase by relocating the rear wishbones forward on their spacers (to get to 208mm). Do you mind sharing how you got the rest of the way? I'm guessing filing of the front wishbones and replacing with spacers gains 1mm, filing the rear hubs and replacing with spacers is another 1mm. What other magic did you pull off? Do M07 front C-Hubs allow filing 1mm there too?
The other surprise is that I thought the 288 GTO was narrow front track (my guess was that it was way down at 150mm based off what Tamiya publish as front tread width of the GT01). I presume that's not the case, or that you've used radically different front arms.
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