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Old 11-12-2006, 06:08 PM
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good enough then, I'll stick with my regular packs ( 4200IB Worlds series! - might be a bit much for silver can racing, but I do like to have good cells)
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:32 PM
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Well in restricted motor classes like 540 Silver Can or Sport-Tuned the cells are THE most important thing of all.

Over here you either run 4200's or you're nowhere.... The newer 4200's have SO much more voltage that you have to run them.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by TENCHO
check out these cool M03M aluminum parts from SQUARE....too bad they don't have actual fotos yet...

http://www.rc-square.com/parts001.htm
try Jason's store on ebay, he's got some Square parts for M03M.AlsoTechRacing and Tobee. With fotos too!!

http://stores.ebay.com/Jasons-Store_...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
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Originally Posted by minimanintaiwan
try Jason's store on ebay, he's got some Square parts for M03M.AlsoTechRacing and Tobee. With fotos too!!

http://stores.ebay.com/Jasons-Store_...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
wow killer parts wish they were TCS legal Ide buy em all for the Novak race but they use TCS rules as well
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Old 11-13-2006, 02:52 PM
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Default New MINI!

a new mini will be realeased this weekend at the Tamiya Fair in japan.

It will be a M04L with a Volkswagon Beetle Body.

I can't wait to see the pics.

here's the link...it's in japanese though.

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/tamiyafair/index.htm
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:15 PM
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Default shock length

I have read that you can reduce ride height (M03M) by shortening the standard shocks by adding 5mm of fuel tube or o rings to the shock shaft.

My question is if I do this do I then have to reduce the rubber tube on top of the shock by the same amount.

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Old 11-13-2006, 09:44 PM
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That would be like THIS then Ross?....

I cant remember exactly because we did this so long ago. But from the looks of it the rubber tube looks standard length to me. I dont have a set of those shocks any more to check unfortunately.

Easy way to check, try it standard length first, and if it doesnt fit you can always trim it..

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just done 1 more mini body for the novak race now i need to build the car
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:45 PM
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Ok, I go out and buy the M03M parts tree with the uprights the extention piece etc...

I go to install the uprights to night.. and my bearings from my M03 will not fit the rear hubs of the m03m... what is the deal there???

i was under the understanding that all bearings for all MO2-Mo3 Mo4 were the same?? Has something changed?

I dont have a MO3M manual.. can anyone tell me the bearing that is supposed to be in that upright??

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Originally Posted by Bikerbob
I dont have a MO3M manual.. can anyone tell me the bearing that is supposed to be in that upright??

James
You can get the manual from

http://www.tamiyausa.com/pdf/manuals/58368ml.pdf
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Well there ya go..

So.. one more difference between the M03M and all older M Chassis cars.. The outdrive bearing sizes have changed.

All older cars run an 1150 .. and the new Mo3M runs a 1050

SO.. now I need 4 1050 bearings.. grrrr

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Originally Posted by Bikerbob
Well there ya go..

So.. one more difference between the M03M and all older M Chassis cars.. The outdrive bearing sizes have changed.

All older cars run an 1150 .. and the new Mo3M runs a 1050

SO.. now I need 4 1050 bearings.. grrrr

James
MY kit came with all new bearings
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Yep, the complete kit comes with bearings, but if you just buy parts trees like James did you still need to buy the extra bearings.....

Quite why they changed the bearing size on the rear uprights I dont know. The original toe-in uprights were fine as they were.

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Old 11-17-2006, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikerbob
Well there ya go..

So.. one more difference between the M03M and all older M Chassis cars.. The outdrive bearing sizes have changed.

All older cars run an 1150 .. and the new Mo3M runs a 1050

SO.. now I need 4 1050 bearings.. grrrr

James
I think U need 8 not 4 bearings
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