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Old 05-13-2019, 12:50 PM
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I like the motor wire clip shown in the M08 photos, -its a small thing, but actually like that touch.
Also the transparent gear box cover (which I am guessing is for display), but if that is the actual production piece I love it. Makes tech'ing cars easy ...as its easy to swap the stock 20t pinion for a larger one on the M07 and I presume the M08, -makes it easier to do a quick visual check of the gearing. (the M07 has an easy to remove cover that snaps off).
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XR10 stock spec on its side should be fine.
Re release the Carrera body for the M02 with the M08
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by seasonvett View Post
Re release the Carrera body for the M02 with the M08
Meh the only 1 out of proportion (check real 996 wheelbase). Should be M wheelbase. Bring back the Boxter & the S2000! Perfect scale! Z3 M Coupe would be awesome!
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Someone asked how I mount my shorty pack battery in my M07. I realize this is an M08 thread, but the question was asked, so posting a few photos.

-As you can see the shorty battery is mounted nearly in the center of the chassis, it is slightly offset (only slightly) to the passenger side/right which is counter to the motor being slightly offset to the driver's side/left.
-I also posted a photo showing the weights I've included just under and behind the motor to make weight. I have 21grams of weight in that area, it is a great spot to put the weight as it is at the lowest point of the chassis and just forward of the center of the car.
-I also put some foam not only on both ends of the battery mount but also inside the lining of the chassis to further make the battery snug when in place. No need for tape and the batter does not wobble or slide around. (I taped the foam on the battery mount locations as it didn't seem to stick well w/ use).
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..as for new bodies, I am fine w/ anything except the grocery getters they seem to keep releasing. No more Mazda family cars!!
pretty much any car from the 80's and earlier is fine w/ me.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:15 PM
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Agreed.. whatís with Tamiyas new found obsession with offering all models from Mazda.... no more Mazda..

At the show they also made a big presentation of the new Supra (yawn).. yet we havenít had any new bodies from Lamborghini, Porsche in years.
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I think some interesting TCS legal bodies would really pump some excitement into the M-class.
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Originally Posted by The Big Wig View Post
-4 Gears it is.
-Very little room for electronics.
-Let's make some more money with adding a linkage steering system instead of using a direct servo like the M-04

M04 is what I thought the first time I saw this. They probably went with bellcranks for geometry reasons. Iíd still dumb it down, given the chance.
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Just noticed that the front C-hubs have a 2 degree caster design. Probably the reason, why the C-parts tree is different to M07, although the knuckles look identical. The C-hub caster is realized by inserts that have to be pressed in. Looks quite fragile too me, as there is not much material around. Guess we all should order the 51620 as spares with the kit.
The rest of the chassis looks quite o.k. for me regarding durability. Seems the rear gear box will stiffen the tall looking chassis in the rear enough.
Kind regards, to everyone waiting for the kit,
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Originally Posted by Raman View Post
Agreed.. whatís with Tamiyas new found obsession with offering all models from Mazda.... *snip* yet we havenít had any new bodies from Lamborghini, Porsche in years.
Unlike a lot of companies, Tamiya actually licenses the body designs. This... ends up being expensive, and has limited production life, as licences aren't typically permanent. The question is, what are you willing to pay?

The "fix" might be to allow aftermarket bodies, but that then cuts into Tamiya's bottom line.
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Originally Posted by Nerobro View Post
Unlike a lot of companies, Tamiya actually licenses the body designs. This... ends up being expensive, and has limited production life, as licences aren't typically permanent. The question is, what are you willing to pay?

The "fix" might be to allow aftermarket bodies, but that then cuts into Tamiya's bottom line.
Iím well aware. Tamiya has active license with VW/Audi, FCA Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari, Mercedes amongst many others. The only one they dropped was BMW / Rover / Harley Davidson a couple of years ago.. due to BMWís greed
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I got to see the new M08 in person this weekend at tq raceway tcs race. Car looks really nice. I think anybody that likes the M06 will love this M08. I was hoping to put some laps in with it but it was missing the esc.
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I got to see the new M08 in person this weekend at tq raceway tcs race. Car looks really nice. I think anybody that likes the M06 will love this M08. I was hoping to put some laps in with it but it was missing the esc.
car belonged to Tamiya USA?
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car belonged to Tamiya USA?
yes. It was fred's.
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