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Old 07-12-2012, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Peter $
Hi Guys

I want my M05 to look like this:

But I need to find some white and red Pirelli stickers (I already have the other stickers).

Can you help me find some? I have searched and Googled, but no results so far

Cheers,
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A bunch of guys in the Painting section will be able to help as well. 'cSeils" I think his tag is, advertises mainly on the US VTA thread as well.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Peter $
Hi Guys

I want my M05 to look like this:



But I need to find some white and red Pirelli stickers (I already have the other stickers).

Can you help me find some? I have searched and Googled, but no results so far

Cheers,
Peter
Perhaps I can help?

Send me dimensions of what you need, I'll see what I can do.

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Old 07-12-2012, 06:39 PM
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Don't you hate when your mini starts getting all invisible?


This is just a couple layers messed with in photoshop.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Don't you hate when your mini starts getting all invisible?


This is just a couple layers messed with in photoshop.
Very COOL!!!
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:27 PM
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^ what chassis is that - M03? looks really good from this side.
Do you have more pictures?
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Profoxcg
^ what chassis is that - M03? looks really good from this side.
Do you have more pictures?
yes it is the M03
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Yup. Just a humble little M03. Old TRF shocks, old M03 front uprights, 3Racing axles, Orca brushless system, Spektrum rx and a good servo. Thinking about adding a rear sway bar.





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Old 07-12-2012, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by CSeils
Perhaps I can help?

Send me dimensions of what you need, I'll see what I can do.

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Thanks, I will do that

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Old 07-13-2012, 06:52 AM
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I notice a lot of racers use hard inserts up front and soft at the rear, what's the reasoning behind this?

How does the insert affect lateral and longitudinal grip levels?

I've tried m-grips all round on carpet with just soft inserts and was pretty impressed with the grip they provided.
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Originally Posted by 2hundy
I notice a lot of racers use hard inserts up front and soft at the rear, what's the reasoning behind this?

How does the insert affect lateral and longitudinal grip levels?

I've tried m-grips all round on carpet with just soft inserts and was pretty impressed with the grip they provided.
More grip on the back with softer insert. Typically the front is setup a bit stiffer than the rear, so there will be a bit of understeer rather than oversteer.
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^ great that is what I thought also. The inserts work like air almost.
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I'm having some front end traction issues but the car is perfectly balanced through the bends. Current setup for ozite carpet is:

Front
Kit 60d radials soft insert
Blue springs
#700 oil 3 hole
Shocks in outermost hole
Ta-03 diff, very tight with AWG.
5mm ride height

Rear
m-grip soft insert
Red springs
#400 oil 3 hole
6mm ride height



When I tried the m-grips, soft inserts, on all four corners, I could brake far later and the car accelerated a lot quicker but the balance wasn't quite there in the bends. Too much steering, a little loose at the back on corner entry. My fastest lap was no quicker but my average lap time was over a second faster.

Will the m-grips with hard inserts sort this?

ETA M-05 chassis

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Lower rear ride height and try before changing the insert on the front.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Don't you hate when your mini starts getting all invisible?


This is just a couple layers messed with in photoshop.
Hey I have the same lightswitch.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
Hey I have the same lightswitch.
Yes, but what about the vacuum cleaner that appears to be coming out of the roof?
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