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Old 01-18-2008, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by doriftu
hi Mini gurus,

are there any news that Tamiya will release a new M chassis? or M03 will be here to stay for quite some time?

Last year, I made a same question as you to a certain person concerned.
He looked at me with a meaningful smile, and he asked me my opinion about the new M.

I wondered about their planning.
Successor may not be welcomed by everybody
because M03s have high versatility, its substitute is very difficult.

But I have heard also that last year M03s were most sold in their nine years history.
So,I think Tamiya will not run a risk.
Their business opportunity seems to continue for the time being.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:42 AM
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I heard similar to Grahoo. The cars are selling more and more and more. And the amount of aftermarket parts is increasing each week.

So why would Tamiya do a new one? For them it would make no business sense at all.

For sure all we'll get are new bodyshells on top of the same chassis. Maybe (finally) even something else than the Swift on the M chassis? I think that would be welcomed by all.
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:27 PM
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Lipo's legal for mini's in TCS. www.tamiyausa.com . Click on TCS rules update and scroll to page 6.
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is the actual text.

Interesting that they've seen fit to specify a minimum weight now as well. Lots of lead weight sales be happening I think.

In our experience a Lipo equipped mini needs at least 120gms added to make it handle properly again.
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:41 PM
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Where is the best plave to buy the mini cva shocks & short spring set? i'm in australia

Are rc station ok to buy from?
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Originally Posted by tony gray


is the actual text.

Interesting that they've seen fit to specify a minimum weight now as well. Lots of lead weight sales be happening I think.

In our experience a Lipo equipped mini needs at least 120gms added to make it handle properly again.
I'd say this is a way to appease the LiPo folks BUT in the typical TCS heat length the Lipos won't get to the "advantage" part of the cycle re: voltage so I'd say NiMH will still rule...provided a minimum weight standard is instituted. What's that? Oh...never mind
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Tamiya short spring set #53333 has been discontinued, what a joke. Next will be the super mini shock set #50746 cant find these anywhere.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:21 PM
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It all depends on what a mini weighs with a 4200 in it???
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:59 PM
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Here ya go SH... you won't find a better seller than Jason Reid -> CVA Minis from JR-RC
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Thanks mep, i may treat it with some TRF shocks now, seen as thought i like it so much. but gee it handled like shit last week.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SH
Tamiya short spring set #53333 has been discontinued, what a joke. Next will be the super mini shock set #50746 cant find these anywhere.

??????

Not showing discontinued on Tamiya USA:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53333


http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=50746
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After checking for stock with dinball, i was told the spring set has been discontinued. Would not mind the white spring set that come with the M03-R though, I need some for my TRF shocks.
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Originally Posted by SH
Tamiya short spring set #53333 has been discontinued, what a joke. Next will be the super mini shock set #50746 cant find these anywhere.
This is a great rumor,OP-333 is not discountinued and the Mini CVA`s are not either. Dinball and Tamiya USA are not good places to get info. You can still buy hop ups for the M01 chassis.Bet you dont see those on Tamiya USA.
Jason Reid sells above list price in case you guys didnt know. List price +U.S. dollar exchange rate. Most places give at least 10% off list, RC Champ is around 15%. JR-RC isnt a very good place to buy from at all.
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question! is it advisable to put stabilizer to your car,
in what way it can helps to a car?

thanks!
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Originally Posted by bakaguyjean
This is a great rumor,OP-333 is not discountinued and the Mini CVA`s are not either. Dinball and Tamiya USA are not good places to get info. You can still buy hop ups for the M01 chassis.Bet you dont see those on Tamiya USA.
Jason Reid sells above list price in case you guys didnt know. List price +U.S. dollar exchange rate. Most places give at least 10% off list, RC Champ is around 15%. JR-RC isnt a very good place to buy from at all.
Well i kinda had faith in what was said, either that or they had none instock & got a little confused??

I have looked at a few sites with no luck finding the #53333 short spring set, yet.
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