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Old 08-15-2015, 04:13 PM
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M03's are better because of the FWD ..... M04's lose the rear too much....
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bertrandsv87
M03's are better because of the FWD ..... M04's lose the rear too much....
M05's are the best.....because that's what I have lol. No really Granpa. ...the shimizus are amazing on there and the car really has some slip to it so it drives a lot faster now...around my little sewer grate test track that is. It was great to get some time in without the wife wanting to kill me for it lol
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by howardcano
Yes. I ran a Solar mini servo in my M05. I ignored the mounting holes and mounted it with servo tape. It was nestled all the way down in the servo compartment to lower the CG, and it lightened the car, too. It worked well!
I have Howard C. M05 he sold a month ago. It has a very small solar servo double stick taped on the servo area. Works well. Except Solar servo don't center all the time.
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:37 PM
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I installed the front and rear Tamiya CF damper stays on my V2. Fronts are very effective on removing the plowing it had, as expected. I am happy now. I guess I won't be needing the 0 degree rear toe-in uprights.

sipaboy- how much torque does that little servo have?
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:52 PM
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It was a solar D658
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Originally Posted by sipaboy
It was a solar D658
61oz...(4.4kg/cm) at 6v....
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:33 PM
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So I have a savox 1250 MG (Torque @ 6.0V: 63 oz-in / 4.6kg-cm) you guys think this will be good enough?
The one I'm using now is a Savox 1251 MG ( Torque @ 6.0V: 125 oz-in / 9.0 kg-cm) but if I can use the 1250 I'll reduce the weight about 30 grams.
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You don't need much torque to steer an M chassis. Having a surplus of speed you can define or draw on is probably more important. Metal gears are nice to have, too.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
You don't need much torque to steer an M chassis. Having a surplus of speed you can define or draw on is probably more important. Metal gears are nice to have, too.
Awesome I'll give it a try.
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:10 AM
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I purchased big bores shocks (tamiya #42291), it doesnt have ball connectors. What size do I need? 4.8mm or 5mm ?
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:16 AM
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Has anyone on here used their m05 for rallying?

I threw a set of tc shocks and some radials on my basher and ran it around on the dirt, gravel and short grass. It was lots of fun, but didnt have enough grip. It currently gets stuck in the longer grass and soft dirt. I think if I tightened the diff, threw some better tyres and a set of Ra hubs on it, it would be much better.

What tyres should I use?
I'd be interested in trying both of these, but I cant work out what rims I would use. Plus they have a big external diameter at 66mm
http://www.rcmart.com/ride-3050-mini...e-p-27571.html
http://www.rcmart.com/ride-3052-mini...r-p-27572.html

Does anyone have any advice for setups?

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Originally Posted by disaac
So I have a savox 1250 MG (Torque @ 6.0V: 63 oz-in / 4.6kg-cm) you guys think this will be good enough?
The one I'm using now is a Savox 1251 MG ( Torque @ 6.0V: 125 oz-in / 9.0 kg-cm) but if I can use the 1250 I'll reduce the weight about 30 grams.
That should be plenty.

Another good choice would be the Spektrum A5040. It's spec'ed at 66 oz-in, and is reasonably affordable. I use these in my 17.5 TC cars, and they work fine.
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Since I drive in tight space, I like to be 0.11sec or faster and in or near triple digits on the torque oz at 6V + high torque servo saver on these cars for reliable centering.
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"Has anyone on here used their m05 for rallying?"

-if they made that a class that would be a blast. Sign me up!
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Tamiya should really make that new Jimny chassis into a rally car imho!
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