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Old 10-03-2011, 01:08 PM
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G'day Bob,

The Mini Cross rims are very good and come in a packet of eight. I use these most with all types of tyres. The only rims that require a special rim are the new Ride inch up 60D size tyre.

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Just pick up a M05 yesterday what hop up should I get first and tires for WCRC and Tamiya track?
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Just a little fyi....I recently bought a set of sweep rims and a pair of Tamiya 60d slicks. The sweep rims are slightly taller than the factory Tamiya rims and they caused the Tamiya slicks outer edges to sit higher than the middle of the tread. It's best to check the tread profile BEFORE gluing up a set of mismatched rims/tires. I ended up having to use the tamiya rims with the Tamiya tires for proper fit.
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Originally Posted by SNR Graphite View Post
Just pick up a M05 yesterday what hop up should I get first and tires for WCRC and Tamiya track?
Wassup Steve! Just get everything and call it a day! Tell everyone I said hi.
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aluminum steering rack parts and bearings for it and aluminum shocks with spring kit. The other stuff you dont really need.
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Wassup Steve! Just get everything and call it a day! Tell everyone I said hi.
Hey who is this?
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Originally Posted by CSF0623 View Post
aluminum steering rack parts and bearings for it and aluminum shocks with spring kit. The other stuff you dont really need.
What up Carl? Thanks man, what about tires what kind of Sweeps?
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It's Tom from the house that nitro built.
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Originally Posted by CSF0623 View Post
aluminum steering rack parts and bearings for it and aluminum shocks with spring kit. The other stuff you dont really need.
You need a diff before the steering rack. You can always use 5mm shims to remove the play.
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Originally Posted by SNR Graphite View Post
Just pick up a M05 yesterday what hop up should I get first and tires for WCRC and Tamiya track?
If you plan on running a WCR, bite the bullet and get the aluminum steering rack. If you plan to run any TCS races, get the Tamiya one and if not the 3Racing one is okay for about 1/3 the cost. The stock steering rack is okay if you don't hit anything, but even a fairly light hit will tweak the right bellcrank and the steering will go crazy on you. Another almost must is some TRF shocks. The #54000 is the easiest to work with.

The aluminum motor plate is a good upgrade, but not absolutely needed. Of course bearings. I'm not a big fan of the Tamiya servo saver and would replace that with a mid sized Kimbrough. There are a few others, but you can pick those up as you get familiar with the car.

Tires for WCR are still being sorted out, but the best handling cars seem to be using Sweep 40s or 33s. The fastest car out there is using an Atomic 36/32 combo. However, Tony Tam is probably as responsible for the speed as the tire.
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I don't know if this has been done yet (surfing through over 15,000 posts is very time consuming), so I've pulled together a list of Tamiya upgrade parts (and part numbers) for the M05:

42142 - Ceramic Diff Ball
50684 - Medium Grip Radial Tires
53217 - Hard Joint Cup for Ball Diff
53218 - Hard Joint Cup for Ball Diff
53222 - M-Chassis Super Slicks
53254 - Super Grip Radial Tires
53267 - TA03 Ball Differential Set
53340 - Reinforced Tires Type A (slicks)
53379 - 3mm Lightweight Differential Ball Set
53435 - Medium-Narrow Hard Inner Foam
53439 - Anti-Wear Grease
53443 - Silicone Damper Oil Soft Set
53444 - Silicone Damper Oil Medium Set
53508 - Metal Bearing Lubricating Oil
53509 - Hard Flourine Coated 0.6 Alu. Pinion
53597 - Assembly Universal Drive Shaft
53876 - Aluminum Damper Retainer
53924 - DF-03 Heat Sink Bar Set
54000 - M-Chassis Aluminum Damper Set
54177 - M05 Aluminum Front Upright
54180 - M05 Titanium Screw Set
54184 - M05 Aluminum Motor Plate
54191 - M05 Aluminum Racing Steering Set
54192 - M05 Aluminum Steering Link
54193 - M05 Aluminum Steering Posts
54195 - M05 Turnbuckle Steer Rod
54214 - M05 Motor Mount Titanium Hex Head Screw
54216 - Reinforced Tires Type B (slicks)
54224 - M05 Lightweight Battery Holder
54237 - Low Friction King Pin
54239 - M05 Stabilizer Set
54277 - Reinforced Gear Set

If I've missed out on anything please PM me and I'll append the list.

For other manufacturers - eg 3Racing, Sweep, etc. you're on your own.

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Man everything has change so much since I ran M01 and went to Japan for TCS back in 1996.

Where do you guys usually buy all your hop up? Flebay?
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Originally Posted by SNR Graphite View Post
Man everything has change so much since I ran M01 and went to Japan for TCS back in 1996.

Where do you guys usually buy all your hop up? Flebay?
Well, in Europe (or Norway...) we order from rcmart.com, rc-champ.co.jp or any other Asian shop where the best prices are...
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Hi, just for laughs. Taken in middle of the Tamiya Asia Cup finals held in Singapore this weekend. M05s dominated the M06s.

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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
Hi, just for laughs. Taken in middle of the Tamiya Asia Cup finals held in Singapore this weekend. M05s dominated the M06s.

M05


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M06


wow talk about keeping the weights down
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