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Old 06-12-2007, 12:55 PM   #16
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I know that the 2006 nationals was won with an MO4M by tamiyaracer, a local Seattle Indoor Raceway guy. Not sure about 2005... maybe he'll show up on this thread and tell us about it.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:59 PM   #17
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I thought they ran in a separate class?
They're all in the same class...

http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs_races/rules.php#mini
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:28 PM   #18
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ok, so i'll ask the obvious newbie question:

what is the difference between modding your m03 to RWD and an m04? handling differences?
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:35 PM   #19
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what is the difference between modding your m03 to RWD and an m04? handling differences?
None of the bodies mentioned will fit an M04...too long. To use them and have the "drive" end where it prototypically belongs requires either using an obsolete (and somewhat hard to find) M02 chassis OR mod the M03. As was just discussed on the M03 thread, I would guess the RWD M03 will be somewhat more maneuverable/more suited to tighter tracks which ours tend to be. That said, other than screwing around with our club the modded car would probably not be accepted anywhere M-cars are formally raced as contrary to TCS rules it has been substantially "re-engineered".
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:24 PM   #20
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Hey are few pics of my M04!
My setup to date:

front short blue springs (tam# 53333), rear short red springs (tam# 53333)

front 1.5 degree toe out, rear 2.0 degree toe in

front 5mm ride height at lowest point, rear 7mm ride height at lowest point

front 6mm spacing in shock, rear 7mm spacing in shock

front 1.5mm droop, rear 0mm droop

coil overs spun all the up in front, 5mm down in the rear

front 40wt associated fluid, rear 30wt associated fluid, 3 hole pistons all the around

outside hole used on the rear shock tower

Tamiya 60d slicks with hard inserts

front 5mm hubs, rear 6mm hubs with 1.5mm of spacers

ball diff, full ball bearings

This is the setup some far, continual improving as the season progress!
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:10 PM   #21
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back at ya...
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:19 PM   #22
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Is it true that a M04 has won the TCS nationals for the past two years?
In 2006 your correct, however I don't know that it had the fastest lap (think that honor may have gone an M03?) That winning M04 was very quick off the line and out of the corners...and was set up very well. He started near the front and was tough to catch with a clear track.
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Is the Eunos a M or L body?
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:53 PM   #24
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The Miata is an M04m chassis.
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Good looking ride madjack!
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At the laurel md race last year they separate the m03's and m04's
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Why did they do that?
Is there going to be a race Maryland this year?
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Last year the ran the M03's and M04's seperately because that was how the 2006 rules wwre set up. This year they run together. There will be a Laurel race on July 15th. Hobbyworks (the only original TCS race venue other than Aliso) had their trailer of race equipment stolen earlier this year but word is that they will be ready for their annual TCS event in July.
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Hobbytown Glen Burnie is loning their equipment and trailer with crew to set up and help with the race , also the night before their will be a TCS warm up race in Glen Burnie.

The reason that I was told They separated the classes was the gearing with the M04 upu can go a tooth higher than the M03.
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The reason that I was told They separated the classes was the gearing with the M04 upu can go a tooth higher than the M03
..and that is correct. That's why Tamiya used to mandate that the 04 was limited to a 19tooth pinion, so that the Cooper would not be at a disadvantage. However, during the year they separated the cars, they discovered that the lap times were not all that different when the 04 ran a 21 tooth. So now the run together, but so far this year the 04 is not dominating, in fact a short car has won three of the first four 2007 TCS regionals.
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