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Old 06-15-2017, 02:14 PM
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...and have leaky shocks.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:50 PM
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I'm using the blue o-rings right now and they're pretty good. Also have a few sets with red (rubber?) o-rings and they're fine. Been told to avoid the X versions, so I have.

As for the rcmart shipping mess, I'm guessing it's just a matter of their shipping method, mixed with customs at my end. They're not shady. I'm thinking growing pains. They've gone from a tiny company that sold fishing supplies (yes, that's weird) to a world leader in rc parts in the space of 20 years.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:26 PM
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I have placed my M05 V2 R for sale, need funds for an F1

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Originally Posted by dmcguire
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I was having all sorts of trouble with that too at first. Biggest improvement in the car was adding weight to the back of the car. I started at 42gram in the opening under the rear shock tower. Tamed the rear and made the car way more predictable at speed.
Thanks David, I'll give this a go! Fyi, I followed Tony's recommendation to reduce rear camber, n that worked! Just that I've about -4 deg rear camber now.
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Originally Posted by Laguna Bozo
...and have leaky shocks.
That sounds like a personal problem!!!
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:28 AM
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Shocks...not socks.
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by gabc
Thanks David, I'll give this a go! Fyi, I followed Tony's recommendation to reduce rear camber, n that worked! Just that I've about -4 deg rear camber now.
Keep us posted on your progress. I have really similar problems. Weight in the rear only made it worse for me. Gonna try a ton of negative camber next.
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:00 PM
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Weight in the rear, even though it might seem to retard oversteer at first, really just makes the breakaway more violent and last longer. The trick when you are at this level of tuning is to lose front traction little by little, so the front doesn't dig in and throw the back around. Too stiff diffs make this difficult. Of course this is for outdoor asphalt racing, and only my $.02
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M-07 in action for its first run at the Tamiya track.

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Looks great. Still sounds like a mini. Is that one geared up with a bigger pinion?
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Looks great. Still sounds like a mini. Is that one geared up with a bigger pinion?
Reedy Mach 2 21.5, 50 degree timing, 24 tooth pinion according to one of Fred's comments on Facebook
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:57 PM
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dumb question ,but do all three rings go in the servo saver? thanks in advance
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ok. i'm having a blonde moment, and the 'search' function and i aren't getting along too well

so.....

what happens if you use the M05v2 chassis with the v1 motor plate? is it just a matter of moving the motor 2mm more one direction?
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Originally Posted by wingnut carl
dumb question ,but do all three rings go in the servo saver? thanks in advance
Yes.

Originally Posted by k_bojar
ok. i'm having a blonde moment, and the 'search' function and i aren't getting along too well

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what happens if you use the M05v2 chassis with the v1 motor plate? is it just a matter of moving the motor 2mm more one direction?
Yes, but also be aware that the v1 alloy motor plate will interfere with the steering rack without modification. I hear the plastic one works fine.
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M07 looking good by itself on the track.... Hopefully there will be a video of it in a race soon....
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