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Old 08-09-2009, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by $$$...
Ok, just got myself a set of Tamiya M-chassis aluminum shocks. Are there any tips to building them or just as per the instructions? they will be going on an M-03 for mainly asphalt. Any tips appreciated.
The instructions are pretty straightforward. Just remember to use the clear O-rings instead of the black ones for the bottom shock cap. The instructions weren't clear on that section, but other than that, they go together pretty easily. Don't forget to check out the marked springs so you have the right ones for the front/rear.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by cannon
I thought the same as you but I found it is just as quick if not quicker than the M03.

You follow these steps:

1. Take the front bumper off

2. Disconnect the servo rod

3. Separate the steering linkage by taking out one screw

4. Remove one of the screws from the underside of the rear chassis part . This screw is the one that screws the rear section to the front.

5. Take out the 4 screws in the front right half of the chassis

You can now slide the right hand section of the front chassis section off.

It took about 5 minutes to do

No doubt I have left something out but it is very easy to do
True, true not that much different to an MO3 granted. But WHY in Gods name so many different size screws, what a pain in the proverbial backside
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:14 PM
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I think they may have over engineered this one. It's not so bad to take apart though. There's just a few more steps involved.

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Old 08-10-2009, 08:25 AM
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does the m05 un screw like the m03
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:41 AM
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I lightly sanded all the contact points where the 3 main chassis pieces connect and then greased it also (per the manual) and I can take the drivers side of the chassis off and access the gears in 2 maybe 3 minutes. It's actually easier for me than the M03 and it goes back together easier.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Mini Racer 95
does the m05 un screw like the m03
There are a few extra screws to deal with. I can show you next race day if you'd like.

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Old 08-10-2009, 04:45 PM
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I ensured that all burrs were removed and then sprayed the rear chassis part with Nulon Ezi-Glide Clear Silicone lubricant. This lets the parts slide out easily. I also use this on my mini gears.

Works for me.

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x2. Silicone spray is great for gears, plastic stuff that needs to move around and now for the chassis joints as well.

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Old 08-10-2009, 08:47 PM
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yah sure that would be great thanks jim
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:27 PM
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Thank you all for the input on getting to the tranny. I've been putting it off for 2 days. Next time I'll actually try to do a task before commenting. But you guys saved a lot of thinking. I'm sure all the newbie owners appreciate it, as I do.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:14 AM
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Default Useful M Chassis tires

After leaving some Harris RC Team Powers tires lying around for many months as I was too slack to adjust the shock height of the rear of the car, I tried these on the back of the M03 and these locked the rear end down amazingly well, even on the cold morning asphalt track we race. Having cured a long standing rear end traction issue for me, I am keen for another set for the new M05.

Harris RC no longer list the Team Powers Mini tire and Google could not help - would the "Sorex" be a re badge of the same tire or would it be better to give the Spice or RP a go instead?

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RP 55mm

No one else makes 60mm diameter tyres for mini other Tamiya. Although I think the new HPI tyre for the Cup Racer might be close. You would have to visit the HPI website.

Other 55mm diameter tyres for mini: Pit Shimizu: Ride: RP: Spice: Kamikase: Sweep: Solaris: HPI: ABC Genetic: Cross:

We use these in combinations for mini racing here in Australia.

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Originally Posted by iti20090
After leaving some Harris RC Team Powers tires lying around for many months as I was too slack to adjust the shock height of the rear of the car, I tried these on the back of the M03 and these locked the rear end down amazingly well, even on the cold morning asphalt track we race. Having cured a long standing rear end traction issue for me, I am keen for another set for the new M05.

Harris RC no longer list the Team Powers Mini tire and Google could not help - would the "Sorex" be a re badge of the same tire or would it be better to give the Spice or RP a go instead?

Kind regards
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Dave,

Of late we have successfully been using the Cross 36 Square tyre on the rear. It certainly locks the rear in place. Just a one lap warmup and they are away. The Croiss 36 is softer than its rating as we found out when trying to use it on the front
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Dave,

I run the same Cross rear tyre as Greg and this works a treat. Another option is to get a pair fo Spice 36/32 and fit a 5mm med insert. This should work similar to the Powers.

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Old 08-11-2009, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by axle182
Jim thats the combination i run on both my m04 and m03's, its perfect for carpet. If your stuck using tamiya tires only, put Type A's with hard inserts in the back and its very close, but the Type A's wear out very very fast. Thats why i LOVE these 3 racing tires. And I agree, they look disturbingly cheap (and they are cheap! lol) and they have a very hard feel to them, but i have no idea how they grip so well.
And they're run flats, this is what I noticed when I got home!

tamiyatorg.blogspot.com/2009/08/hey-theres-giant-hole-in-my-tire.html

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Old 08-11-2009, 01:13 PM
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there you go:

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