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Old 12-09-2015, 05:38 AM
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Hi everyone, I'm looking for 2x 9805611 5x9mm Ball Connector- they usually come in the m chassis aluminum shock set. Rcmart is out of stock and I'd rather not pay almost 8-10 dollars shipped for a set when I only need two. Anyone have two extra they would not mind selling? thanks.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:32 AM
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I have a bunch of them, but would be too lazy to drop it off at the post office as it will not ship under regular mail stamp..

I suggest you check the threads in your region (racing forum). GL.
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by (0000000000)
The Yeah Racing springs are similar to the matching Tamiya springs, but cheaper and cooler looking (because they are black).
I bought a set of Yeah Racing short shocks and they came with a whole range of springs. Nice attention only the springs were of very inconsistent lengths within any given rate, and in a few cases they were not even really cylindrical (the top coil would have a crazy angle compared to the bottom one when you put the springs on a table). They were absolutely unusable.

Tamiya short springs however, have always been perfect, and the ones I found are black.

Not sure if we are talking about the same springs, but I thought I would mention this.
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:58 AM
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I believe we are talking about the same set. The YR "TRF short" springs.

Quality control for Hong Kong stuff has always been questionable, but their newest releases appear to be of a higher tolerance. I picked of 4 sets of these spring sets (5 pairs in a set) for 6.99USD each, and was fortunate enough to get consistent springs.
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Old 12-09-2015, 12:09 PM
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Tamiya also makes a 'Black' set of springs which can be used for the Mini.. They are awesome..

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=2195



Different from that of YeahRacing Black set
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:51 PM
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I've got a few of the Tamiya sets on the way. $6.14/ea!
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My M-Four came with the black springs (red marking) but I prefer the white springs.
I'm not sure if the black spring is offered in the stiffer than blue color.
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Old 12-09-2015, 04:40 PM
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the 'white' spring-set with clolor markings are the stiffer of the selection. (originally intended for Sedan application) the 'black' spring-set with color markings are suspected to be slightly softer if not the same as the regular (original) mini springs...

Therefore: the 'white' with blue marking is firmer than the 'black' with blue marking

hope this helps
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Originally Posted by OSherman
the 'white' spring-set with clolor markings are the stiffer of the selection. (originally intended for Sedan application) the 'black' spring-set with color markings are suspected to be slightly softer if not the same as the regular (original) mini springs...

Therefore: the 'white' with blue marking is firmer than the 'black' with blue marking

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Thanks for the info, OSherman. I'm actually using a stiffer than blue rated white spring on my M-Four's rear, there is no marking on it.
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White, with no marking is the stiffest mini spring, at about 17lbs/in. Blues are ~15, etc. This is for white spring sets. I'd assume black are close in rate. The original short touring car sets (fully painted) seem a little softer to me and the original fluoro painted springs were the softest, but a bit longer.

If you really want to go bonkers, Tamiya also make grey (21lb) and purple (23lb) TC springs
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Ah. The good old "foam tire" springs
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You can make the purple/grey springs mini sized by compressing them fully in a vise for a days. You lose a little rate but they're still very solid compared to anything else.
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Purple on the rear, fluro red on the front, it's my favourite set up for the M03 :-)
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Originally Posted by Tim K
Purple on the rear, fluro red on the front, it's my favourite set up for the M03 :-)
That's cool.

I'm currently running the opposite: blue springs on the front and red springs on the rear with a 3hole piston running 200 oil for the rear and 1.5 degree toe-in (I think.. can't remember the toe angle).

For some reason the rear CVA's on my M03 tend to bind, so running the blue x-rings inside and keeping everything very loose. Anyone running aftermarket upper damper stays on the rear of their M03? My M03 runs great on my track, but was wondering if I can dial it in further when I start running 55mm diameter tires on all my m-chassis.
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How to mourn the loss of your silver, red or blue plated M-chassis, in an easy 4 step process.

Step 1:
Hot lap the field at the last trophy race. (Your results may vary)


Step 2:
Disassemble car back down to the exploded view from the manual.
Step 2b:
Forget to write down hot setup from last trophy race.


Step 3:
Send a new, non-plated chassis out for hydrodipping service. I reccomend Maine Coast Customs. Pick a design or color that will set your M-chassis apart from the crowd and help you forget all the stripped screw holes in your previous chassis.


STEP 4:
Assemble with pride.
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