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Old 05-10-2017, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Tim K
Yep, I think I'll just skip straight to the M07. Although reading that an M07 drives like a touring car is not good news for me, I want a mini to drive like a mini.
I think you'll wait for the M09 because that will be like THREE M03's which cant be a bad thing
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:13 PM
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Do we know if M07 will come with a body in the kit? Or if we have to stay hunting them down?
Since if I remember it is 225mm or 238mm wheelbase options
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Sorry if this knowledge already exists, -does anyone know if the M07 will be TCS legal for this 2017 season? ..I'd assume there would be some addition to the rules if so. Or maybe they'll wait 'til the 2018 season to make it legal?
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Originally Posted by eR1c
Sorry if this knowledge already exists, -does anyone know if the M07 will be TCS legal for this 2017 season? ..I'd assume there would be some addition to the rules if so. Or maybe they'll wait 'til the 2018 season to make it legal?
From what I remember reading in the TCS thread, it will be Nats-legal for sure. As far as Regionals go, I'm not sure.
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Yes, Fred mentioned a bit back that it will be TCS legal this year once available.

I'm hoping there isn't a big difference in time between Japanese release and US since the Japanese release is late June. I believe the rule is it has to be available here..not sourced from overseas before it's available here.
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-thanks.

I am excited to get the M07, but also a bit of a tear to my eye knowing that my M05 only has a few more races left. ...we've had lots of good times together.
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Looks like many are suggesting the M07 will be a big leap forward from the M05. Will be interesting to see if this holds true come track time.
I'm kinda on the fence a bit, and find myself agreeing with Tim K. Part of the reason I like mini racing is because of the way the drive, it's makes them enormous fun.
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:11 PM
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Looks amazing. Love how easy the diff is to access.
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:43 PM
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Midget...err...mini porn! Thank you for digging these up. Looks like there's no concession for shorty packs. Ah well.
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Originally Posted by Tim K
Yep, I think I'll just skip straight to the M07. Although reading that an M07 drives like a touring car is not good news for me, I want a mini to drive like a mini.
Agreed. If I wanted to front wheel drive tourer, I'd go for a FF0x chassis. However it will be the case that you'll need to race one to be competitive in the Mini class eventually.

From gigaplex's photo dump, it looks like it still uses the M03/05 gears in the gearbox.
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Originally Posted by Burlap
Agreed. If I wanted to front wheel drive tourer, I'd go for a FF0x chassis. However it will be the case that you'll need to race one to be competitive in the Mini class eventually.

From gigaplex's photo dump, it looks like it still uses the M03/05 gears in the gearbox.
Part numbers for gears are different. Plus, if we're jumping from a 39 to a 52 tooth diff, and the fdr is about the same with a 20t pinion, something's changed up.
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Part numbers for gears are different. Plus, if we're jumping from a 39 to a 52 tooth diff, and the fdr is about the same with a 20t pinion, something's changed up.
The spur looks like it might be the same, with just a tweaked counter gear to interface with the diff.
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Old 05-11-2017, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
The spur looks like it might be the same, with just a tweaked counter gear to interface with the diff.
Yep, if Im counting right, it should be 23(48p)/29(m0.6) counter, with 37/21 spur and 52 diff it gives exactly same numbers
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simply awesome.. found my next kit.
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