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Old 06-08-2017, 03:16 PM
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The word concept is being used because it's exciting to nerds. It works. We're excited.

Can't wait for the M-08 Thingy.
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Old 06-08-2017, 03:26 PM
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M07 parts showing up on eBay...no kits yet though.
I thought I saw the launch date as June 25th. that means it will be leaking out in two weeks

"Add to Cart" ready! haha
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M07 manual has been leaked

https://tamiyablog.com/2017/06/tamiy...-build-manual/
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Papi
I would say that Tamiya calls it "concept", because it differs from other chassis too much. It might be start of new line. But maybe, if M07 won't be succesfull, Tamiya releases another M07, with more traditional design
I hope it is successful, but I remember the F-201 all too well.
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looking at the manual,... what a nice refreshing design for a 'mini'.
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No price gouging here...

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Originally Posted by OSherman
looking at the manual,... what a nice refreshing design for a 'mini'.
It's definitely Tamiya, with some nice new features for a mini. I'm still mystified by the "stiffeners". Wondering why the chassis couldn't have been made stiffer on its own. Front suspension reminds me a little of a CC01. Glad to see upper links that will offer more adjustment options.

What I'm wondering about is ideal damper length. I suppose if the droop setup is better than the 05 V2, I'd just build them full length.
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I'm relieved to see the 'clamshell' style chassis done away with.. also a 'normal' motor plate so you can really set your gearmesh is a nice change, all while still being limited on the range of gears.
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Core Creations
No price gouging here...

Free shipping though.......
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
It's definitely Tamiya, with some nice new features for a mini. I'm still mystified by the "stiffeners". Wondering why the chassis couldn't have been made stiffer on its own. Front suspension reminds me a little of a CC01. Glad to see upper links that will offer more adjustment options.

What I'm wondering about is ideal damper length. I suppose if the droop setup is better than the 05 V2, I'd just build them full length.
Yeah, those stiffeners look like an excuse to use more screws more than anything. I think this thing beats the M05s record for screw count. They're probably supposed to be a tuning option but the manual doesn't say they're optional, so they're probably mandatory in rulesets that say build as per instructions.

The shock length issue looks weird. For the sake of 2mm, couldn't they just lower the shock tower slightly instead of require a longer shock? Seems weird that their premiere TC has smaller shocks than their mini. Also, the part number of the shock shaft for the M07 is the same as the M05 pro kits, so either the length isn't really any different or they used the wrong part number.
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i am running a v2 R at the moment . i have some tamiya alloy front steering knuckles and rear hubs. are the steering knuckles compatible with the RA front uprights? also will there be any geometry change when adding them . the alloy rear hubs look a little different to the plastic ones
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
The word concept is being used because it's exciting to nerds. It works. We're excited.

Can't wait for the M-08 Thingy.
Now you are talking Have shell need the chassis



Bring on the M08!
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Old 06-10-2017, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by damang999
i am running a v2 R at the moment . i have some tamiya alloy front steering knuckles and rear hubs. are the steering knuckles compatible with the RA front uprights? also will there be any geometry change when adding them . the alloy rear hubs look a little different to the plastic ones
They will fit but the width will be changed slightly. Can't remember if it'll be slightly wider or narrower.
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
They will fit but the width will be changed slightly. Can't remember if it'll be slightly wider or narrower.
Thanks. The car is awesome as is so i dont really want to change it..i have the alloy bits on the bench and thought i might aswell make use of them
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Originally Posted by damang999
Thanks. The car is awesome as is so i dont really want to change it..i have the alloy bits on the bench and thought i might aswell make use of them
You could just get the standard F parts tree to use with the alloy parts you have to maintain the same width. Guys around here use them with the DCJ without any problems.
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