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Old 02-19-2015, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
So what are your thoughts about using EVA mats for your RC track? Do you recommend the ones with the carpet on top layer?

I currently have a small 280qt ft track in my basement to run my M05's. I just have a few rugs in the corners for traction but want to lay out an entire track. I've read about Ozite but 12x80ft is much too big to order from CRC for me.

I want decent traction and the ability to expand later.
Cheap, low pile, office carpeting. We ran it for years at our track and it just got better with age. As a bonus, it's usually cheaper than Ozite and WAY tougher.

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Why thank you Tamiya.
So, what you're saying is you prefer these to heat shrinking your axles?
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Cheap, low pile, office carpeting. We ran it for years at our track and it just got better with age. As a bonus, it's usually cheaper than Ozite and WAY tougher.

Thanks monkeyracing. I know HomeDepot sells those really low pile indoor/outdoor rugs (6x8 or something) Would those work? I do intend to carpet tape it to my basement concrete floor (sealed).
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
Ok, after posting I think I realized Sith was talking about the M05ProV2..
Correct
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Also, if anyone has tried those office carpet tiles (peel and stick) types for their RC track, please let me know how it worked out for you.
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Originally Posted by Sith Lord
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Nice choice. I love my M05ProV2.

I should be getting my blue TRF x-rings tonight to rebuild my V2 dampers. Mine keeps leaking especially the rear ones.
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Old 02-19-2015, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
So, what you're saying is you prefer these to heat shrinking your axles?
Yup!

These, along with new my shiny blue 30mm Light Weight Aluminim Swing Shafts, are replacing the "bone" stockers!

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Old 02-19-2015, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
Nice choice. I love my M05ProV2.

I should be getting my blue TRF x-rings tonight to rebuild my V2 dampers. Mine keeps leaking especially the rear ones.
X-rings didn't come in today..
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
Also, if anyone has tried those office carpet tiles (peel and stick) types for their RC track, please let me know how it worked out for you.
We race on commercial carpet squares, in an indoor Exhibition Centre. Not great grip - Tamiya M Grips are the tyre of choice, and Touring Cars need to use foams to get sufficient grip. But it's fun still!
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Originally Posted by Sith Lord
We race on commercial carpet squares, in an indoor Exhibition Centre. Not great grip - Tamiya M Grips are the tyre of choice, and Touring Cars need to use foams to get sufficient grip. But it's fun still!
Thanks, Sith. Does your car track weirdly (like diagonally) over these carpet squares due to the pile at all?

That is the main issue for me with the rugs I currently have. I can't use it anywhere else by the turns as the car drifts diagonally even from the short thread length.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by DesJardins
Yup!

These, along with new my shiny blue 30mm Light Weight Aluminim Swing Shafts, are replacing the "bone" stockers!
Can't say I'm a fan of the light weight swing shafts, they bend and twist too easily, these were mine, and wer still race black cans and standard kit ESC's.



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Ouch, reminds me of my TC3 from back in the days...
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Originally Posted by marcos graveyar
Can't say I'm a fan of the light weight swing shafts, they bend and twist too easily, these were mine, and wer still race black cans and standard kit ESC's.



Ouch, only questions I'd ask if you locked your diff & do you have steering at 100%?

Haven't seen much bending from the light/lower power cars.
Then again I haven't used these LW shafts so I'll find out real quick!
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
Thanks, Sith. Does your car track weirdly (like diagonally) over these carpet squares due to the pile at all?

That is the main issue for me with the rugs I currently have. I can't use it anywhere else by the turns as the car drifts diagonally even from the short thread length.
Our carpet is really low pile so we don't really notice it. We did get a new batch one year and it took a very long time to bed in due the higher weave or glue they used on it...
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Can anyone verify part #'s or know if you can purchase just the cross joints & shafts for the swing shafts?

Looking to build 2 sets (regular M03's & the light weight version for certain events)

I saw part #53500 & #42221 but don't see the reference for compatability of the M-chassis

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Quick update since my M-03 swing shaft set-up didn't make it this week.

I am trying the O-ring / TRF Urethane Damper swap for the stock drive shafts.

Has anyone done this before?



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