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Old 06-29-2020, 07:36 PM
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Id like to get an M series concept. Aside from the layout, after lots of reading, still not sure what direction to go. I would like to put a bigger canned motor, and I read that the 07 may not fit anything other than the 540 motor.

This would be for a possible vw van body project. (I dont want the rtr version of that kit)

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Old 06-29-2020, 11:18 PM
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nothing but a 540 or 550 motor will fit in either chassis. But you can put upwards of a 1hp motor in the chassis, if you were so inclined. with a 540 can.
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good to know, thank you
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There are several manufacturers that are not Tamiya that make a dedicated chassis and/or 1/10 conversion chassis that can use m-series sized bodies. Many of these kits are 4wd as opposed to FWD or RWD only. Just make sure that before you buy any chassis that it supports the wheelbase of the body that you are using.

The 3 wheelbase options for Tamiya M-chassis bodies are:
210mm short wheelbase (bodies such as the Rover Mini)
225mm medium wheelbase (bodies - many options)
239mm long wheelbase (bodies such as the Tamiya #51616 Volkswagen Type2 - https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/m-cha...swagen-type-2/)

The Tamiya M08 supports all 3 wheelbase options and it is RWD.

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There are also several other manufacturers other than Tamiya who make M-chassis bodies such as ABC Hobbies, Colt, etc. Here is a good link on RCMART showing various m-chassis bodies by several manufacturers - https://www.rcmart.com/index.php?rou...c_category=874
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Excellent, thanks for the info. Its just mind boggling how many chassis variations Tamiya likes to confuse us with
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My last RWD Mini was a M04 and I used it in TCS Race back in 2005. Bought a M08 lately and the improvements in M08 are tremendous. Here is my first run video on non-prep cold surface (Box stock except 60D radial tires and harder front springs). I t feels really good out of the box:
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looking good
can you share your set up?
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Box stock except front springs and tires. Air Temperature: near freezing. Surface: Smooth parking lot but a bit dusty. If I punched it before corner apex rear would come loose; punch it after the apex and it is relatively planted. Turn-in needs to be improved. I was going to put in modern electronics but it feels perfectly fine as-is. This car requires careful throttle control and I love it.
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Box stock except front springs and tires. Air Temperature: near freezing. Surface: Smooth parking lot but a bit dusty. If I punched it before corner apex rear would come loose; punch it after the apex and it is relatively planted. Turn-in needs to be improved. I was going to put in modern electronics but it feels perfectly fine as-is. This car requires careful throttle control and I love it.
Looked great driving, cool to see an old school Cyclone.
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Looked great driving, cool to see an old school Cyclone.
Cyclone has good braking for sure in this RWD car....I needed a good brushed ESC to run the Silver Can motor. I am still impressed after 20 yrs.
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