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Old 07-24-2006, 01:55 AM
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If you are talking about replacing the brass steering upright that fits to the MO3 knuckle, then do the following. Get along droop screw, place alloy spacers, I used 5mm and then screw on a low friction ball cup. I loctited the droop screw into the knuckle and just tensioned the rest. I replaced the ball cup on the steering linkage with a low friction ballcup.

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Old 07-24-2006, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by TomB
hey guys i want to run a tamiya mini M04M

are these the right option parts for it?

RC Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint - M04
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53267 - TA03 Ball Differential Set
53379 - Light Weight Diff. Balls

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53509 - HFC 0.6 Aluminium Pinion (20T) x2 (WHAT IS THE 21 TOOTH PINION OPTION NUMBER?)
53348 - M03 Ball Bearing Set
53390 - M03 Hollow Carbon Gear Shaft
53597 - M-Chassis Universal Shaft Set

53527 - 3x32mm Titanium Turnbuckles
53345 - M03 Toe-In Rear Upright

49198 - TRF Damper Set
53488 - Adjustable Ball Connectors
53382 Swaybars Tamiya mini sway bar kit for mo4m IS THIS THE CORRECT ONE? i read it firts the M04L is the L the same as the M04M for the sway bars?

53340 - M Chassis 60D Reinforce Tires Type-A
50686 - 60D Inner Sponge Tire Set (Soft)
53435 - Medium Narrow (24mm) Shaper Insert (Hard)
TA53204 mini tyre inserts hard
53341 - Tamiya mini cooper re-enforced rims sets IS THERE A SILVER COLOUR AVAILABLE? PART NUMBER?
TM3020 - tech racing aluminium king pin set
TM3060 - Tech racing alloy turnbuckle and tie rod set
53238 - Tamiya quick release battery holder
53333 - Touring Car tuned Spring Set (Short)
TL- 006V2BU - yeah racing blue alloy front upright (knuckles)
53389 - Tamiya mo4 aluminium heat sink

TA 53823 - Tamiya 5mm blue alloy wheel hex adaptors
TA51236 -mini suzuki body (DOES IT FIT THE m04m?)
TA53767 - 3.x10 round head screw blue anodised x 8 packets (IS THIS ENOUGH SCREWS FOR A FULL m04m CHASSIS?

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Old 07-24-2006, 01:22 PM
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I got my first Mini yesterday (M03L) and built it last night. The parts quality and fit is excellent. The plastic looks like it's super durable and shouldn't break easily. Can't wait to race this tomorrow.
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HI Tomb,

yes the sway bars you listed are the right set for the M04, the mini rims you listed do come in silver but are not reinforced so they are weaker and tend to break easier they are more grey than silver(these are the rims which come as standard with the short wheelbase M03). The suzuki swift body does fit the M04 chassis you'll need to get a set of M03 body posts to make it work, the rear m04 body posts are too short, you should have more than enough screws to refit the chassis.
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Originally Posted by DOMOisCOOL
I got my first Mini yesterday (M03L) and built it last night. The parts quality and fit is excellent. The plastic looks like it's super durable and shouldn't break easily. Can't wait to race this tomorrow.
glad u like it so far. the things that will break racing are the front hub carreirs, so iether get aluminum ones or stock up on the plastics, cause the dont break as much as bend, and that's still not good.
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Old 07-24-2006, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by HotrodHopkins
glad u like it so far. the things that will break racing are the front hub carreirs, so iether get aluminum ones or stock up on the plastics, cause the dont break as much as bend, and that's still not good.
Yeah, I'd much rather break a cheap plastic hub than to break a more expensive aluminum hub.

Does anybody know if the supplied Tamiya grease is ok to use for the diff? I used that, but I thought that I should've used some Yokomo White Diff grease instead.

Also, what is the advantage of tightening the diff? I run in a fairly small/tight course made for 1/10 touring cars. How will tightening the diff affect the handling? Also, how do you actually tighten the diff? I assume using a certain type of grease or tighten the 3 diff screws as tight as possible?

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aluminum hub carriers will not break unless you try to. it's well worth the price you pay for it. and use anti-wear grease from tamiya, lasts longer and protects great.
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Has anyone found a good setup for the M-04M chassis? I cannot seem to find a good setup to make this car stick at the Tamiya track out here. I either push like crazy, or slide around. I watched some practice on Saturday and people seem to have theirs dialed in. I bought a M-03M Suzuki which seems fast no matter what I do (the driver needs to be better though). Any tips?
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Originally Posted by CarKing
Has anyone found a good setup for the M-04M chassis? I cannot seem to find a good setup to make this car stick at the Tamiya track out here. I either push like crazy, or slide around. I watched some practice on Saturday and people seem to have theirs dialed in. I bought a M-03M Suzuki which seems fast no matter what I do (the driver needs to be better though). Any tips?
Andrew you should have asked a few of the drivers of the cars that looked good.
The car has a delicate balance. It can be really hard to find, and with out finding a sway bar kit it might make it ever harder to find the balance.
I know that in 2001 the winner ran the M04m the car had a tires on the rear, and s grips or m grips on the nose.
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caltech1 that is what i had taped the board wrong ripped it right out was thinking of getting a longer set screw and putting on .

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Originally Posted by Skitee
HI Tomb,

yes the sway bars you listed are the right set for the M04, the mini rims you listed do come in silver but are not reinforced so they are weaker and tend to break easier they are more grey than silver(these are the rims which come as standard with the short wheelbase M03). The suzuki swift body does fit the M04 chassis you'll need to get a set of M03 body posts to make it work, the rear m04 body posts are too short, you should have more than enough screws to refit the chassis.

ok thanks heaps man. i appreciate it. now all i have to do is wait until the parts are in stock with either proshop or rc champ!
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Originally Posted by Andrew Barr
Dan is right but just be careful what type of grease you use as some oil based grease (automotive) can attack plastic and makes it brittle. Use a proper gear grease for RC.

Ok thanks

I got my MO3 2nd hand but in excelent condition. Question is, i have mo3 before but it has gray chasis, this one is black but its not mo3-l coz it aint have the middle part to extend the chasis. is this the XB kit by tamya??(expert built)
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I am not sure. I have the XB Monte Carlo which is a black chasis. I also have the M03-M kit which is also black. They probably have a grey & black one to differentiate between the M03 XB and kit form.
I tried the Tamiya AW (anti wear 53439) grease in my diff last night and it really slowed up the diff action which will provide better traction when powering out of corners. You can also put an additional spacer in the diff which will tighten it even more but i have heard that this chews out Universal CV joints and it is advisable to run the normal dog bones.
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
Andrew you should have asked a few of the drivers of the cars that looked good.
The car has a delicate balance. It can be really hard to find, and with out finding a sway bar kit it might make it ever harder to find the balance.
I know that in 2001 the winner ran the M04m the car had a tires on the rear, and s grips or m grips on the nose.
Yeah I didn't even think about it then. I was in a trance with the 100+ degree weather and all the cars. I do have the M04 sway bars as well which does help a lot. It either seems to pull pretty bad or slide around.
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