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Old 11-22-2018, 01:22 PM
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Not on my M03 as it makes it drive worse. I shim about 50% out on my M05v2 and my M07 has no play at all. Everybody is different though.
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Old 11-23-2018, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Bennet80 View Post
Does anyone shim the car to take all the play out of the suspension, axles and steering?
I have. I saw a difference in transitions, but really nothing to write home about. Definitely nothing worth spending the couple hours of tweaking it took.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:01 PM
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i need to run some narrower rear hexes on my m05 due to a new body im running rubbing...
are there any tamiyas that run a 4 or 5 mm thick PLASTIC hex?
we have to run box stock so id rather not run alloy hexes and draw attention of the scrutineers.
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:13 PM
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ah so you want to bend the rules to suit your new body!! pretty sure the m07 stock plastic are 5mm, thats what kit ones measure
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Lunchie View Post
i need to run some narrower rear hexes on my m05 due to a new body im running rubbing...
are there any tamiyas that run a 4 or 5 mm thick PLASTIC hex?
we have to run box stock so id rather not run alloy hexes and draw attention of the scrutineers.
Box stock means what came in the box. You're still breaking the rules by using a different hex even if it's plastic.
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5mm plastic hex (kit) plus sandpaper, plus a muzzle for gigaplex so he won’t bust you, would seem to be an optimal solution.
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Ha, I was just thinking sand paper too. ...
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I ran into the same thing w/ various bodies rubbing against the wheels in the M class. There were a a few bodies that seemed to work better than the others for this reason.
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A lot of Tamiya’s earlier mini shells, like their original Mini Cooper, were designed when Tamiya was selling the kits with 55mm tires. Pretty sure thy used 4mm hexes at one point, too. Some (thankfully few) aftermarket shells are based around a narrower track or 55s as well.

I’ve been running Blitz shells for several years now with 60d tires, 7mm hexes and a few extra mm of wheel spacers on both sides, as well.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:42 AM
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does anyone have this motor? https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...-approved.html

I have it on my m05 v2 pro and I used the 20t pinion and the 20T mounting holes and it seems to be a little too far away from the gears. So the gears doesn't mesh properly

I used a spare trackstar 4250kv sensorless brushless motor and it seems to mesh nicely.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:21 AM
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Is there any performance difference in the SPEC #1016 S-Grip pre-made tire versus the build your own sets for TCS? Other then the color of the rims?
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So...this might be interesting...



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Looking at that and the MG EVO side by side, thereís not all that much different, but Iíd still go for the 3Racing.
It doesnít matter either way, however, as Iím trying to figure out where I put all my M03 parts at the moment.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:35 AM
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Hey everyone,

I'm having an old guy moment. I just got the Yeah Racing heat sink (Part number M05-013O2BU) for the M05, and I cannot figure out how to install the thing.

I have the M05V2 motor plate from Tamiya and though the Yeah Racing site says to use their mount, it looks almost identical to the Tamiya one.

Any help would be appreciated. Link of the part is below.

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Old 01-18-2019, 10:30 AM
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Pretty sure you need the Yeah motor plate as the screws from the sink go down into the plate. The Tamiya heat sink bars fasten horizontally onto the Tamiya alloy motor plate.
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what are the essential hop ups you need to make the M05 easy to drive? A group of guys I race with are pretty fast with their M05s I don't get it.... they have the same brushed setup and tires as me. But I know they have ball diffs and I have the stock gear diffs. Does the ball diff really makes a difference? I come from 2wd off road buggy so this is pretty new to me.... On road using ball diffs....usually when yiu have tons of traction in off road .. we use gear diffs.
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