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Old 06-23-2016, 09:45 PM
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The mediums feel good to me. If i throw the car into a corner the rear end can break loose but if i brake for the corner and coast through it's good. I haven't tried any other tires (including the kit tires) but for the asphalt surface that I will run on 90% of the time, I am happy with these tires.
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:10 PM
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Hi.

What parts do I need to convert an M05 to M05 v2 spec.

Thanks in advance 😀
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by badboy
Hi.

What parts do I need to convert an M05 to M05 v2 spec.

Thanks in advance 😀
This has been answered before, try searching for the post in this thread for the part numbers. Off the top of my head you'll need the new A parts tree and the new motor mount. There's also the new arms with the droop screw holes.
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:49 AM
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One note.. If this is your weekend basher, keep it a M05. I still think the M05 is more fun to drive than the V2.
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
One note.. If this is your weekend basher, keep it a M05. I still think the M05 is more fun to drive than the V2.
If they need rectangular lipo support they'll need the V2 A tree and motor mount at a minimum. Otherwise upgrading isn't a necessity.
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:30 AM
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True that!

But buying the round lipo's are probably cheaper than trying to convert to V2 just for that reason..but then I can understand the fun factor of changing chassis.
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:04 AM
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I just noticed that the M05 v2 R (84424) manual is now up on the Tamiya website.
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Old 06-25-2016, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
True that!

But buying the round lipo's are probably cheaper than trying to convert to V2 just for that reason..but then I can understand the fun factor of changing chassis.
Chassis is much cheaper than a lipo and plastic motor mounts are the same. That is all you need apart from some longer screws if you use a standard servo. Arms etc. are totally optional.
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:34 AM
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Don't argue with me sosidge. You folks in the UK have much bigger issues to deal with.. lol

And no, in the USA you can get round Lipo's pretty cheap.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
Don't argue with me sosidge. You folks in the UK have much bigger issues to deal with.. lol

And no, in the USA you can get round Lipo's pretty cheap.
Not sure who's got bigger problems right now. While Britain has made the hilariously bad choice of leaving the EU, there is a threat that the US could soon be lorded over by a demented Cheez-It.

There's a reason why "How to move to Canada" is a popular Google search in both countries. We're awesome!
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:23 AM
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yeah, I'm not too sure either. But I do agree, I like my friends in Toronto.

BTW, for those that asked... here. It's the round 2S lipo 2500mAH but with a brushless, plenty of run time. $14.59

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FLOUREON-2S-...cAAOSwNuxXZ6sg

The A-parts tree for V2 was $16 + shipping for me. And if you're going to do it right, one will want to get the alunimum motor plates and such. Easily goes over $50+ conversion if I was going to do it.
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:31 PM
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Bigbores installed on my M03. Very smooth ride. Will install the other set on my M05 maybe later this 4th weekend.

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Old 06-26-2016, 05:43 PM
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The esc is mounted too high on that m03, and you really do not need an esc fan either... Tape the esc to the side of the rear chassis, and put the receiver inside the rear chassis to lower the CG as much as possible....
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:16 PM
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Car runs fine Bert. No need. This is how I like my M03. Why bother changing everything out? I have a super low riding light weight SaberFD mini for all that. Gotta have variety.
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Can anyone suggest a good quality M3 x 0.5mm tap? I just snapped my crappy DuBro one. Not sure what a good brand name would be for this kind of thing.

Sakadachi - You ESC is fine where it is. Wouldn't bother running the fan unless you're using a bunch of timing, though. These things never really get all that warm on a mini.
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