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Old 12-13-2006, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
M04 is too long....

You'll struggle to get the Corolla Levin onto an M03. The servo mount will hit at the base of the windscreen around the cowl area.

You'd have to cut a hole to let it poke out a bit. Not sure how big a hole but it might end up looking pretty average I'm afraid... And a big risk if you get it wrong..
Oh man... I dun wanna cut the body other that where it is supposed to be... LOL
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by falconcg
Do you guys have any links of places I can buy bodies for the M03M chassis. I live in Canada. I would buy either from Canada, US or Hong Kong. I never bought from Australia so I don't know about shipping and duty fees.

Thanks, Chris.
I don't think there are many bodies that will fit M03M (225mm wheelbase) One that i know of is the HPI honda civic. search for a dealer on there website:
http://www.hpiracing.com/

You can also try rcmart.com
There an online rc shop shop based in HongKong. but check around some forums. Saw Some negative feedback about this co.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by falconcg
Do you guys have any links of places

Thanks, Chris.
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/defaul...th=421_438_874

Is rcmarts mini body selection. And the Civic will fit. The Miata is the right length but the servo mount will foul the base of the windscreen.

And thats about it for M03M's I'm afraid.....
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:37 AM
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tamiya alfa romeo will fit.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:55 AM
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Indeed it will, problem is I think they're discontinued?

I remember someone else asking about them a few months back and Tamiya dont offer them as a spare any more. Officially listed as 'discontinued'
Maybe you'll find one somewhere sitting on a shelf? I checked all the major online stores and came up with nuthin there either. I think they're a pretty rare beast now.

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Old 12-14-2006, 02:27 AM
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two words.

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Between M03 and M04, which is better in terms of handling??
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Speed Demon
Between M03 and M04, which is better in terms of handling??
The M03M seem to be the best handling kit right now. It has all the newest handling upgrades included in the kit. It is front wheel drive and this makes it easier to drive harder.

The M04 is harder to drive as it can spin out if you pull the throttle too hard.
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Speed Demon
Between M03 and M04, which is better in terms of handling??
The M03m is the better (easier) handling of the two. Both can be fast, but the M04 can be a real handful to drive. Nevertheless, the current TCS Nationals champ won this year with an M04.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Indeed it will, problem is I think they're discontinued?
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they're being re-released as an M04 chassis... along with the beetle
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Jam-ehz
The M-04's components are much lower than the 03's. Since the motor is mounted in the rear, that leaves room in the front for the servo to be mounted within the body pointing down, not mounted on top pointing forward.

The design does look much cleaner and lower than the M-03, and in terms of performance, mine basically acts like a touring car with 2WD, but strictly indoors on carpet. Outdoors it can be a handful if it's not a decent surface and you're heavy on the throttle.

Since everything's so low, it also allows for more sportier bodies (Miata, for example) to be mounted.
Thanks... that was what I needed to know
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:51 AM
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Does Tamiya make them "TCS"if so how can I get 1 ?
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nah... both of them are from ABC Hobby
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