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Old 01-05-2024, 07:13 AM
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Haha! Runs great on asphalt too! Yes, its actually not too bad of a handling shell despite being very tall and heavy. You can get it on Amazon right now (knockoff) for not a whole lot of money. I remember when Northcraft made this body 20+ years ago and always wanted one.

I will share some vids shortly from racing last night.

https://www.amazon.com/Baosity-Unpai...ps%2C94&sr=8-2
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Old 01-05-2024, 07:17 AM
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One here in the UK (presumably copy too, didn't realise it was actually a real body from the past!) https://landlmodels.co.uk/collections/m-chassis?page=2
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This is what TCS guys do in the off season...

https://youtube.com/shorts/ZaDbSaWvMNg?feature=shared

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One more vid.

https://youtu.be/y00oBMRr8ds?feature=shared
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Spransy Raceway (friend's personal track in southern Wisconsin)
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I rarely buy things off Amazon that aren't at least "shipped from: Amazon", but that body is too funny to pass up.
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Used mine on carpet last night, it handles well especially on direction changes etc, lacks a bit of initial turn in but not too bad. One area it does struggle with is out of tight bends it will spin up the inside wheel and hook round slightly. I tried stiffer rear springs thinking the outside was collapsing but it didn't seem to help so looking for suggestions. Stiffer diff? Lots more rear droop? (don't have much atm front or rear), thanks
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Originally Posted by Samich
I rarely buy things off Amazon that aren't at least "shipped from: Amazon", but that body is too funny to pass up.
I had to order a few more too.

If anyone orders it, it works on 210-225mm wheelbase. The front holes are marked to match perfectly with the Tamiya body posts (and another lexan cover goes over those mounts, I used velcro to affix the cover). The rear body holes are not marked so you'll need to line it up.

225mm is tight on the rear end and tires can rub the body. I had to move the rear arms as forward as possible and use 3mm wide rear hexes. I also applied packing tape on the inside of the body where the tires may contact. If I did it all over again, I would shift the body slightly to the rear about 2mm (my steering lock is set not to be too large of an angle so it doesn't hit the body). Or just use 210mm wheelbase and have plenty of clearance.

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Originally Posted by Samich
After a several year hiatus, I've picked up an M08r now that I have a track nearby. IIRC, the last time I raced (2016 TCS) I was using the 1016 pre-mounted radials. Along with the kit I picked up a set of 54999, a set of 54995, and the 54590 inner foams.

I haven't had to glue tires in a long time, but I just can't get the foams to sit nicely without the tire being lumpy nor can I get the tire bead to sit flush against the rim.

Should I be trimming the foam at all?
I did not trim the foam at all. Try to insert the foams the best you can and distribute it evenly. I didn't have too much trouble with my sets being lumpy (make sure to massage the tire sidewalls all around.) Glued a bunch of the 54999 and 54995 sets since they wear fast.
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Originally Posted by Dan
I did not trim the foam at all. Try to insert the foams the best you can and distribute it evenly. I didn't have too much trouble with my sets being lumpy (make sure to massage the tire sidewalls all around.) Glued a bunch of the 54999 and 54995 sets since they wear fast.
Sounds good, appreciate the info! I only glued one set so far, but I did find this video on YouTube. Couldn't understand it, but was very useful. Hoping to have my M08r finished in the next week or so.

https://youtu.be/kM4iCHSEYaY?si=oQNKxvAiLXmXcFsa
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Can anyone tell me the difference between these tire sets?
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Originally Posted by Timbulb

Can anyone tell me the difference between these tire sets?
black rim versus white rim? 😉

D-MM is one compound. The other is EXP compound. Not sure which is which as I havent
run sweep in 10 years.
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