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Old 06-30-2020, 11:10 AM
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What are the best tires and inserts for a M05, and what body will give the best results. This is for asphalt onroad racing,

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Old 06-30-2020, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by demoman588
What are the best tires and inserts for a M05, and what body will give the best results. This is for asphalt onroad racing,

Thanks,
Kenny
Without knowing the rules at your local racing facility, the temperatures you will racing in, and they type of surface you are racing on you can only expect to get generic answers.

- Many tracks will require pre-mounted tires or specific tires/inserts to help keep costs down. Tamiya pre-mounted S-grips can work decently in most circumstances
- Generally speaking a body with a lower center of gravity will work better. So a Mazda MX-5 will normally handle better than a VW mini bus. However your track may dictate Tamiya only bodies.
- If you are racing on dedicated asphalt race track during the summer you will want different tires than what might work on a dusty asphalt parking lot during the spring/fall.

If you can provide more information about how your are racing, I'm sure someone can help give you more specfic answers.
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Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer
Without knowing the rules at your local racing facility, the temperatures you will racing in, and they type of surface you are racing on you can only expect to get generic answers.

- Many tracks will require pre-mounted tires or specific tires/inserts to help keep costs down. Tamiya pre-mounted S-grips can work decently in most circumstances
- Generally speaking a body with a lower center of gravity will work better. So a Mazda MX-5 will normally handle better than a VW mini bus. However your track may dictate Tamiya only bodies.
- If you are racing on dedicated asphalt race track during the summer you will want different tires than what might work on a dusty asphalt parking lot during the spring/fall.

If you can provide more information about how your are racing, I'm sure someone can help give you more specfic answers.
The track is a permanent facility with fairly good traction, track temp between 85 and 105 on a normal day, I want to run a body that isn't TC based. I liked the swift back in the day but looking for something different from the swift. This for novice so the rules are open.,
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Originally Posted by demoman588
The track is a permanent facility with fairly good traction, track temp between 85 and 105 on a normal day, I want to run a body that isn't TC based. I liked the swift back in the day but looking for something different from the swift. This for novice so the rules are open.,
Protoform Europa M or Bittydesign HC-M would be my initial recommendations. If your rules are completely open for tyres, does that mean both 55mm and 60mm diameter tyres are fine? Do you have fixed gearing rules? Most of my tyre recommendations would be for 55mm tyres as that's what we're required to use where I race, but 60's will give you higher top speed with fixed gearing rules.
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
Protoform Europa M or Bittydesign HC-M would be my initial recommendations. If your rules are completely open for tyres, does that mean both 55mm and 60mm diameter tyres are fine? Do you have fixed gearing rules? Most of my tyre recommendations would be for 55mm tyres as that's what we're required to use where I race, but 60's will give you higher top speed with fixed gearing rules.
I can use any tire entire combination. if premount that's fine, if I need to glue, let me know what inserts, wheels and tires to get. Top speed isnt a huge thing for awhile.
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Originally Posted by demoman588
I can use any tire entire combination. if premount that's fine, if I need to glue, let me know what inserts, wheels and tires to get. Top speed isnt a huge thing for awhile.
Have a look at the Ride inch-up range for the 60 diameter tyre option, they are significantly faster in a straight line than 55mm tyres.

For 55mm options, I like the Sweep EXP compounds (avoid the older non-EXP compounds), Team Powers, and in a pinch the Rush/Volante (both the same tyre, just rebranded) can work too.
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Default So i got a used M05

So Got a used m05 with YR shocks, alum steering set/posts/etc and alum motor mount.

Wondering if i should spend the money on a.decent pair of cvd's to improve stability? It chatters a lot when going max steering.

Also looking to get those yeah racing long span set and upgrade to v2 chassis.

What you guys think?

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Originally Posted by nubie
So Got a used m05 with YR shocks, alum steering set/posts/etc and alum motor mount.

Wondering if i should spend the money on a.decent pair of cvd's to improve stability? It chatters a lot when going max steering.

Also looking to get those yeah racing long span set and upgrade to v2 chassis.

What you guys think?

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DCJ axles are pretty good at removing chatter at full steering lock. The v2 chassis is useful for rectangular battery packs, if you're sticking with a rounded battery pack there's not a whole lot of benefit upgrading.

The Yeah Racing aluminium suspension parts are bling, don't buy them for performance.
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You don't need full lock on an M 05, overlooking the steering only slows you down. Cut back on your end points on your radio, you only need about 17-19 degrees of steering.
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
DCJ axles are pretty good at removing chatter at full steering lock. The v2 chassis is useful for rectangular battery packs, if you're sticking with a rounded battery pack there's not a whole lot of benefit upgrading.

The Yeah Racing aluminium suspension parts are bling, don't buy them for performance.


Hey thanks! I thought this thread was not active.

Have you seen them? The long span yeah racing aluminum?

Yeah Racing Aluminum Long-Span Suspension Arms And Knuckles Performance Upgrade Kit for Tamiya M05 M06



I would have assumed they affect performance a lot since they lengthen the leverage of the suspension arms. Help pls? Planning to do a very basic, practical upgrade with best bang for the buck performance.

Also the v2 chassis ive read on this thread is "night and day" from.the v1 bec of better handling and lower COG, is there any truth to it?

Thanks vmuch again.

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Originally Posted by marcos graveyar
You don't need full lock on an M 05, overlooking the steering only slows you down. Cut back on your end points on your radio, you only need about 17-19 degrees of steering.
Now this i hadn't thought of. Thanks for this. If i may ask, would cvds be needed or not? For decent, good track performance?
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Cvds are definitely a worthwhile upgrade, just remember to remove any sponge or O ring packing from the diff output drives that you have fitted, otherwise you may have binding issues.
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I'm also resurrecting my M05 to race, against the new M07Rs.

I'm adding the V2 arms and alloy steering posts soon and am looking at other worthwhile upgrades.

Has anyone compared the 3racing and Yeah Racing gear diff?

Has anyone run one of these bodies on an M05?
https://www.rcmart.com/slidelogy-1-1...-0163-00079396
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Originally Posted by Greg M
I'm also resurrecting my M05 to race, against the new M07Rs.

I'm adding the V2 arms and alloy steering posts soon and am looking at other worthwhile upgrades.

Has anyone compared the 3racing and Yeah Racing gear diff?

Has anyone run one of these bodies on an M05?
https://www.rcmart.com/slidelogy-1-1...-0163-00079396

I also thought about going all out and fully hop up my m05, but id rather just get an m07 stock. I think the performance would be better if im not mistaken.
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Originally Posted by Greg M
I'm also resurrecting my M05 to race, against the new M07Rs.

I'm adding the V2 arms and alloy steering posts soon and am looking at other worthwhile upgrades.

Has anyone compared the 3racing and Yeah Racing gear diff?

Has anyone run one of these bodies on an M05?
https://www.rcmart.com/slidelogy-1-1...-0163-00079396
unless you really love your m05 you would probably get more enjoyment out of a stock m07 plus a stock m07 will be quicker
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