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Old 06-21-2016, 10:02 AM
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I run S grips in front, and 60d slicks in the rear: No way to lose the rear ever, but my front rideheight is always a little higher than the rear...
I run opposite in terms of tires ...but what i've learned w/ the Tamiya mini is that there is more than one way to get a winning setup. Best thing I could offer is trial and error. Get a bunch of practice days in and keep trying vaious setups to see what works best, what doesnt. Take notes if that helps.
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Okay,
I posted this earlier ...was curious if the Tamiya JCW body (which is my fav' for the past two seasons) is indeed discontinued?

Here is another question,
Are bodies that are discontinued allowed to be run at events that follow TCS rules?
I think I know the answer ...which may mean I'll need to find a new body?? -please say it ain't so.

And, further, if the body is discontinued mid season (like the JCW) can I still run it for the rest of the season?? Many guys at my track still run the JCW body and I suspect will for the remainder of the season ...so maybe this question isn't so important.

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Is the body's rooftop low like the Honda crx ??? Rear track width seems very small too...
I found out that my m03 ran better with a wide rear (165mm to 170mm)....
I run S grips in front, and 60d slicks in the rear: No way to lose the rear ever, but my front rideheight is always a little higher than the rear...
-Gearhead, ...you can try adding a .5mm or 1mm spacer to each wheel to widen your cars wheelbase ...this may help too. I have 0.5mm spacers all around for a tad bit wider track.
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Originally Posted by eR1c
Okay,
I posted this earlier ...was curious if the Tamiya JCW body (which is my fav' for the past two seasons) is indeed discontinued?

Here is another question,
Are bodies that are discontinued allowed to be run at events that follow TCS rules?
I think I know the answer ...which may mean I'll need to find a new body?? -please say it ain't so.

And, further, if the body is discontinued mid season (like the JCW) can I still run it for the rest of the season?? Many guys at my track still run the JCW body and I suspect will for the remainder of the season ...so maybe this question isn't so important.

thanks.
Eric, I think its up to the regional guy that's running the local race (if that's what you are referring to!) I know the guys that we've raced with pretty much keep to the rules package with the exception of a few bent rules here and there that they feel don't change the format and the feeling of the TCS in general! I would get ahold of whoever is sponsoring the race you want to run in and ask them! Which one are you thinking about anyway?
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:56 AM
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anyone have the m05 vii r? possible provide part # for the Double-Cardan Drive Shafts ??
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Which one are you thinking about anyway?
Its the Tamiya JCW body, -the Tamiya site says its been discontinued.
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anyone have the m05 vii r? possible provide part # for the Double-Cardan Drive Shafts ??
#42300 for the complete set.
I think you can purchase the individual pieces too (which have different part numbers individually) -like the joint casings, etc...
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Originally Posted by eR1c
-Gearhead, ...you can try adding a .5mm or 1mm spacer to each wheel to widen your cars wheelbase ...this may help too. I have 0.5mm spacers all around for a tad bit wider track.
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Originally Posted by eR1c
Its the Tamiya JCW body, -the Tamiya site says its been discontinued.
did you look at Tower or TQRC? if they still have them in stock, then (my guess) they should still be legal.

the issues was like the NSX, that were long discontinued and people searched all over the known R/C world and paid 2 arms and a leg for them
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Originally Posted by eR1c
Its the Tamiya JCW body, -the Tamiya site says its been discontinued.
I was referring to the track!
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by eR1c
#42300 for the complete set.
I think you can purchase the individual pieces too (which have different part numbers individually) -like the joint casings, etc...
thank you sir! looks like no one has these for sale yet. guess gotta wait.
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Originally Posted by tpsolid
thank you sir! looks like no one has these for sale yet. guess gotta wait.
They're probably a month or two away.
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I finally got my M05 Miata built and ran it for the first time yesterday. I added bearings, the plastic oil filled shocks, Tamiya alloy steering posts and Tamiya alloy steering rod.

I'm just running it in the street for now and with some Shimizu medium tires front/rear, stock diff and shocks set up with blue front, red rear springs, 2 hole pistons front/rear and Associated 32.5 oil front/ rear, the car handles great. Feels very stable. I can tell that coming out of corners it is "diffing out" but it is not of huge concern for me since I am not racing this.

For anyone who is curious about these, get one. Fun and easy to build. Fun to run even with the stock electronics.
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Sounds good. If it's fun owning and driving it, you've pretty much reached the goal of the m-chassis.
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Old 06-23-2016, 05:30 PM
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How do the Shimizu medium tires feel? I found soft in the rear was not enough "looseness" and the hard was just like ice on the rear tires. I have some super slicks I'm going to try with type b slicks....I'm pretty sure I didn't know that the super slicks were 55D but hey... I'll just make it work lol
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