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Old 04-07-2017, 05:58 AM
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This is as short as I can get it. It has both the spacers from the kit and an additional 2mm. Still gives tons of up travel.

This is with another 2mm inside, you can see the exposed part of the shaft is not big enough for the retainer to pass through

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Old 04-07-2017, 06:01 AM
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Ah hang on, it looks like the shock bodies are longer than the other ones I have sitting here. I wonder what these are off I'm pretty sure all I've bought are 50746
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:10 AM
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Those are the longer CVA mini shocks, you need the CVA super mini shocks, the shock bodies are about half the size. Get your hands on the new set of 4 with yellow springs Tamiya just released for the tt02 (54753). Otherwise you can get them in pairs.

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This is as short as I can get it. It has both the spacers from the kit and an additional 2mm. Still gives tons of up travel.

This is with another 2mm inside, you can see the exposed part of the shaft is not big enough for the retainer to pass through

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Old 04-07-2017, 06:14 AM
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Thanks, I have one set of the shorter bodies. Shall I run them front or rear until I get another set? I'm thinking less front droop than rear would be prefereable on a M05

EDIT.

Just found 2 OP.1000 damper bodies in my parts box. This is all getting a bit heath robinson.

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Old 04-07-2017, 11:35 AM
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When I was at the Tamiya track. I saw Chuck ( mini guru) had his esc opposite side of the motor. Instead on the rear like the manual shows Had the wire go across the chassis. Since all weight is pretty much in front, how do you think it handles? Anyone with an input or have tried it? He was TQ by the way on that event
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:23 PM
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by sipaboy View Post
When I was at the Tamiya track. I saw Chuck ( mini guru) had his esc opposite side of the motor. Instead on the rear like the manual shows Had the wire go across the chassis. Since all weight is pretty much in front, how do you think it handles? Anyone with an input or have tried it? He was TQ by the way on that event
Old pic from last year, but inspired from Chuck...
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:35 PM
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Dear all, the shock lengths that are posted throughout this thread. Are they really end to end or center to center? If I build my shock to 57.5mm I can't get the spring retainer on!
I build mine to around 55mm. Sometimes, I need to back off the ball end to make room for the retainer. Very skinny wire cutters are good for this as they fit through the spring windings.
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Old 04-08-2017, 05:19 PM
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i have tamiya #42291 shock set on my m05. it comes wth black springs in yellow and red. which spring set do i need ?
#422168 short black
#53333 touring car short
#53440 on road hard
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Old 04-08-2017, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by damang999 View Post
i have tamiya #42291 shock set on my m05. it comes wth black springs in yellow and red. which spring set do i need ?
#422168 short black
#53333 touring car short
#53440 on road hard
53333
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Old 04-09-2017, 04:44 PM
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If you get 42168 spring set, it's the same as 53333 but the springs are all black, with the colour coding on the top retainer
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i wasnt sure if they had different spring rates? i know they all have red yellow blue and 53333 set has white
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Originally Posted by damang999 View Post
i wasnt sure if they had different spring rates? i know they all have red yellow blue and 53333 set has white
53333 doesn't include a white spring.
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:08 AM
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my mistake.
i got confused in the different numbers.
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Old 04-11-2017, 01:20 AM
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M07 is on the way!

https://tamiyablog.com/2017/04/some-...bby-show-2017/

58647 M-07 Concept Chassis Kit
full model change !! new chassis [M-07 CONCEPT] appeared!
to pursue a nimble driving performance of the front-wheel drive unique, high-performance electric RC car chassis assembly kit of which stuck to maintenance.
mainframe a monocoque type of vertical split, better maintainability while ensuring the rigidity.
in particular, the exchange of differential gear is reduced as much as possible the degradation point of the suspension, accessible from the bottom.
suspension is double wishbone 4-wheel independent of CVA oil damper maintenance.
arm and ringeji in the long of the specially designed products, setting wider to also feature.
the drive system is configured without a loss, such as using a full ball bearings, oil-filled gear diff or universal shaft.
monocoque type chassis with excellent maintainability by the vertical division.
adoption of a broad long suspension arms of the setting width.
full ball bearings, oil-filled type gear diff, universal shaft, standard equipment, such as high torque servo saver.
M = 225mm, L = 239mm, 2 kinds of wheelbase can be selected.
full length: approx 332mm.
full width: approx 164mm.
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