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Old 08-26-2011, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by scoop
All the .5 turns are full 540 motors.
Shoot, I didn't realize that.

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Old 08-27-2011, 12:50 AM
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I haven't tried the new Yeah racing CVD's, although I have a pair. I might fit them to my MO5S-Spec and see how they go.

I normally use the Tamiya universals. I have found them very reliable, unless I forget to check them occassionally.

I'm off to play with my Grid. Looks nice in the box, hopefully better on the track.

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I can break anything, given enough time.
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:14 AM
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What, no carpet racers at all?
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Originally Posted by scoop
What, no carpet racers at all?
Sorry mate missed your post.

I race a swb m05 mini at Maritime and the Sweep 25's are the tyre of choice. However we do CA the sidewalls of the front tyres to prevent traction roll. The other option is to run 33 front and 25 rears whigh work well but not quite as fast except on really warm days

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Originally Posted by bertrandsv87
Anyway to make a mini bumper extension to cushion the blows to the front wheels???? That seems to be the only solution to most of the wear and tear !
Haven't seen it in person, but would this do the trick?

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-3ra...h=595_744_1389
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by mutley001
Sorry mate missed your post.

I race a swb m05 mini at Maritime and the Sweep 25's are the tyre of choice. However we do CA the sidewalls of the front tyres to prevent traction roll. The other option is to run 33 front and 25 rears whigh work well but not quite as fast except on really warm days

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Thats great news. Found some on ebay so cheap ive got to order them. Thanks
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Does anyone know the part number for the M05 short spring set? I picked up the tuned spring set and I still need my ride height to go down a bit.

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Old 08-27-2011, 01:37 PM
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Hi everyone
I have a m05 straight out the box.
Have just bought 3racing hop up steering plate
what else would others recomend.
There is such a wealth of knowledge here wasn't
sure where to start.
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by justchris
Hi everyone
I have a m05 straight out the box.
Have just bought 3racing hop up steering plate
what else would others recomend.
There is such a wealth of knowledge here wasn't
sure where to start.
Many thanks
Just spend some time on www.rc-mini.net
All will be revealed
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That's a good bumper for the M05, but I have a M03 !!! I might have to make my own !!!!!
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You can buy a bigger foam bumper, like a TT-01 piece and carve it down to the size you need. Cut in a pocket for the stock bumper. Glue it in place and you're gold.
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I was thinking more like a wide piece of 5mm plastic bolted to the m03 small front bumper, and covered on each end with rubber tubing. I know it won't absorb impact as well as foam, but it should be better than nothing ! Also a little frontal weight won't hurt either !!!!!
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If I use short springs that are smaller than the stock springs, do I need to use a bunch of those clip on spacers so the shock isn't compressed at all?

I'll be using my stock Tamiya TA05 oil filled shocks.
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Originally Posted by bertrandsv87
That's a good bumper for the M05, but I have a M03 !!! I might have to make my own !!!!!
TL01 aftermarket foam bumper fits.
It is huge though.

or the plastic bumper from a TL01b(baja) is really good
These bumpers may need the bodies to be cut to fit
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Fluffy622,

Part Numbers for short springs suitable for a mini or other option is to get the 1mm down TRF shock retainers and you can use the longer springs.

Three pairs of springs per pack.
53333 Old short Fluro spring set.
42168 TC short spring set (black)

Two pairs of springs per pack.
53633 TRF short damper spring white (Ex Hard)
53632 TRF short damper spring blue (hard)
53631 TRF short damper spring yellow (medium)
53630 TRF short damper spring red (soft)

Hopefully this will assist.

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