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Old 07-15-2007, 09:52 PM   #61
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Try removing all the droop in your suspension, stiffening the front suspension, and lowering the ride height as much as possible, plus if you haven't installed the 2 degree rear toe carriers I would suggest doing that first.
I have tried the different tire combinations and had minumal success with that.
The most important thing is throttle control.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:46 PM   #62
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I love my M04. I have the alfa gtv. Are there any other forum that are more active for m03-4?
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:37 PM   #64
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There's a very active Mini thread on here:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20068
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:38 PM   #65
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Hi!
Sorry for my english cause i'm from russia.
So i have a trouble with my M04-M with Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA body. In the turns front steering wheels get a friction with the side panels. I need to move the body some forward. How can i do that?
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WOW!! Here's a thread back from the dead!

Was your body pre-drilled with your Alfa kit? If so, you shouldn't need to move the body fore or aft (front or back). You likely need to move your body up one more hole on the posts. I know if I get the body RIGHT down where it's looking good (though lower than a "real" historic Alfa GTA) the front and rear tires rub at the tops of the fender wells. Lift the body by a hole and the problem goes away.

Good luck with your M04 adventure...they're neat cars!
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:12 PM   #67
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Guys, where can you buy the Alfa Giulia body????

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Many many thanks in advance!!!!
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:55 PM   #68
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I'm pretty sure Tamiya have not made the Giulia body available separately so you end up buying a complete kit if you want a body. Think of it as a DAMN expensive body, but one that comes with a VERY comprehensive spares kit. Pick up an aftermarket body for the new chassis (or the old and build the new with the Alfa body) and you'd have a car to share with a friend.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:08 AM   #69
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hi, Tamiya does sell the Alfa Giulia body. bought one last year. depends if your local hobby store carries it.
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I have a Beetle (M04-L), which I drive on carpet.

My problem is that I'm understeering like crazy, so I really think I need some grip in the front. My only hop-ups are 3 Racing dampers and ball bearings, and so I drive whith the original tires.

Should I go for S-grip tires in the front aswell, or can you suggest other tires (or combination of front/rear tires) that will give me better steering without flipping over (which for me has never happended).

I also driv TC on the track, and have good grip, so I don't think there is anything wrong with the carpet.

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Tamiya America is hosting a 6 hour M chassis enduro at their Aliso Viejo track on July 18th! Here is the link to the rules, entry forum and details. http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...article-id=405
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I have a Beetle (M04-L), which I drive on carpet.

My problem is that I'm understeering like crazy, so I really think I need some grip in the front. My only hop-ups are 3 Racing dampers and ball bearings, and so I drive whith the original tires.

Should I go for S-grip tires in the front aswell, or can you suggest other tires (or combination of front/rear tires) that will give me better steering without flipping over (which for me has never happended).

I also driv TC on the track, and have good grip, so I don't think there is anything wrong with the carpet.

I have attached a couple of pictures, just for something to look at

Cheers,
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Those have nice paint jobs! Is that a HPI NB Miata body?

Anyway to reduce understeer you could change tires and/or change your spring setup.

TIRES

Option 1: Put higher grip tires on the front and lower grip tires on the back.

Option 2: Put same grip tires front and back

Option 1 will reduce understeer more than option 2. Go with whicever option gives you enough reduction of understeer.

SPRINGS

Option 1: Put soft springs in front and hard in back

Option 2. Put medium springs in front and hard in back

Option 1 will reduce understeer more than option 2. Go with whichever option gives you enough reduction of understeer.

Finally you can combine both tires and spring options together to get even higher reduction of understeer. For example put super grip tires and soft springs in front and medium grip tires with hard springs in back.
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tranz1978, wow! so realistic. join us in our m-chassis club races at jp raceway. M04 is the best. Too bad Tamiya is not producing newer M04s.

ps1 track... good memories.


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