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Old 11-06-2021, 11:25 PM
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I use M3 screws with generic hardware store washers under the heads. Works. Those mounting holes do look a little large.
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Old 03-05-2022, 11:32 AM
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Have not been able to find the old S-Grips (TAM53254) for some time now. Have they been officially replaced by "TAM54995 (60D Super Radial Tires M-Chassis/Soft) and how do they compare?
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Old 03-05-2022, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by OFFroadrunner View Post
Have not been able to find the old S-Grips (TAM53254) for some time now. Have they been officially replaced by "TAM54995 (60D Super Radial Tires M-Chassis/Soft) and how do they compare?
The old S grips should still be available.. probably hard to come by due to supply chain issues.

This is what I got from Tamiya a while backItís a step softer. They have a narrower temperature range and will wear out faster in warmer track conditions, but will have a lot of grip on medium to low track temp conditions. The standard S grips have a wider temp range. Longer wear cycle too.
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Old 03-09-2022, 02:06 PM
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On asphalt, would it be better to run S-grips all around, or consider the H-grips in the front for a FWD car?
My thinking with the harder front is to mostly to take out some twitch, and have them last longer since the tires are doing double duty. Not sure if the TCS H-grips have enough traction though.
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Old 03-15-2022, 05:40 PM
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Hi All,
Are the Tamiya Mini Copper and VW Golf Mk 1 body shells still available?

I can only find the part number for the full kit, not the body shell alone, Tamiya 58438 Mini Cooper M-05 Chassis Kit - Body shell only

Also is the Tamiya Volkswagon Golf Mark 1 body shell still available? Tamiya 47308 Volkswagen Golf Mk.1 M-05 Chassis Kit - Body shell only

For both the Mini Copper and the Golf I can only find aftermarket body shells.

Thank you ! Very much appreciated.
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Old 03-15-2022, 06:13 PM
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Mini Cooper, definitely not available. Tamiya weren't able to renew their license.

VW Golf Mk 1, I'm not 100% sure but I think they're discontinued too.
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Old 03-16-2022, 10:17 AM
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Team Blue Groove repops them. They're not full tamiya sets, but you can find them on ebay.
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Old 05-06-2022, 07:33 AM
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Thank you in advance.

Can someone do me a favor and measure the distance (center to center) of the two mounting holes.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:51 AM
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I just bought a used M05 Pro V2 with the clear plastic dampers. Can you all tell me what spring set I should buy for tuning options? Also what tire combo would be good for black carpet?
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Old 06-16-2022, 01:02 PM
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Look for the older style short springs. #42168 is what I used. Tyres will depend on the track, best to ask locally.
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Old 06-16-2022, 06:01 PM
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Shock tower looks reversible for low cg shocks...Nice...
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bertrandsv87 View Post
Shock tower looks reversible for low cg shocks...Nice...
The mini shocks are already pretty short. You'd need something half the size to fit with the tower upside down.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:32 PM
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Maybe the ULP shocks built with short ballcups will fit on the first inside hole, in case the original shocks are not available ...
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Talking M07R

Anyone know where I might find a M07R kit for sell?
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I just love the M01 so much. I wish Tamiya would remake the original M01



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