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Old 02-04-2015, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by DesJardins
I was also advised to leave the slop in the arms...etc

ONLY question I have regarding slop is the stock servo saver is really bad.
What are you all using?
The Kimbroughs are tough as nails.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:21 PM
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Here is what I came up with for wiring for the Shorty pack.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:00 PM
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quick pic of shorty wiring for now





And of the 02' BMW body. Yup sits a big high & still had to cut a ton off the front fenders... I'll be going to the CRX soon



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Old 02-05-2015, 05:56 AM
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just sharing for those who want to update their old M05s with the newer V2 chassis while retaining the original aluminum motor mount... time to take out your rotary tool and grinding bit.

pic 1: motor mount needs to be grinded to make space for the steering post.

pic 2: motor mount needs grindin again for the steering link to move to full lock... alum steering nuckles need to be trimmed as well to get full steering to the right (or keep the plastic ones on).
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
The Kimbroughs are tough as nails.
Nice, is anyone using aluminum arms to keep that steering tight?
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Here is my new Beemer, I ran it last Sunday in the A main using the medium wheelbase. Got dimples in the doors from battery holder clips. DP
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ya I love the CRX also...
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:47 PM
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First test run this evening & I'm actually impressed with this little machine.
Going to be a very fun class of racing

UPDATE - I'm an idiot... Figured out why the stock servo saver was sloppy.
I forgot to put the BD13 band over the BD12 before screwing the top down, smh

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Old 02-06-2015, 01:04 AM
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Hi Guys,

I've built up a completely stock (besides bearings) m05 as a basher/toy. However I have a problem with the steering returning to centre after a corner. It will pull slightly left if I have just cornered left and pull slightly right if I have cornered right. I have swapped the servo out for a good one from my race mini and still have the same problem.

Is this a common issue for standard m05's?
What could be causing the problem?

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Originally Posted by filippimini
Hi Guys,

I've built up a completely stock (besides bearings) m05 as a basher/toy. However I have a problem with the steering returning to centre after a corner. It will pull slightly left if I have just cornered left and pull slightly right if I have cornered right. I have swapped the servo out for a good one from my race mini and still have the same problem.

Is this a common issue for standard m05's?
What could be causing the problem?

Cheers
Ryan
The stock plastic steering linkage is pretty sloppy. I replaced it all with the aluminum hardware and it did wonders.

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Unfortunately the Tamiya hardware is pricey, so if its just a basher/toy you might try the 3racing parts which are less than half the cost.

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Old 02-06-2015, 05:58 AM
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I think the 3 Racing is better then the Tamiya aluminum steering rack as the 3 Racing one comes with bearing on the rack and not just the arms.


Originally Posted by Samich
The stock plastic steering linkage is pretty sloppy. I replaced it all with the aluminum hardware and it did wonders.

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Unfortunately the Tamiya hardware is pricey, so if its just a basher/toy you might try the 3racing parts which are less than half the cost.

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Originally Posted by DesJardins
And of the 02' BMW body. Yup sits a big high & still had to cut a ton off the front fenders... I'll be going to the CRX soon
Looking real good! Speaking of CRXs, here's mine prior to trimming the front spoiler and body posts (previously had a Mini Cooper body on it).



It's too bad we don't have a dedicated M-0x class locally. We have racers M-scale cars, but the gearing limitation (and otherwise unique handling) have kept most away from the Tamiyas.
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:35 AM
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The CRX bodies are beautiful. With the square front end it does not take too much to crack the body on the front corners.

Here is mine painted up like a WW2 Zero fighter


I switched to a Blitz GTI body, with its rounded front end it can take a hit and not crack.
Here is mine painted like a WW2 Messerschmitt fighter.
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I did all the Aluminum steering from Tamiya and couldn't be happier.
Those CRX bodies look really good guys!

Mine will be here next week to get started on as well
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Originally Posted by Heathen
The CRX bodies are beautiful. With the square front end it does not take too much to crack the body on the front corners.
I'm diggin' that Zero paint scheme!

I just picked up a new CRX and Swift body. Not sure which one I want to run at TCS. The only thing I don't like about the CRX body is cutting out the red pin-striping decals.
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