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Old 10-01-2009, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by PaPeRo
3Racing has two different ball diffs for the M chassis cars, an aluminum one and a heavy duty one.

http://www.3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=4032
Yeh, i saw it. But it was not in stock when i ordered.
I am getting the HT one. Wanted to test this, i don't expect it to last more then 3 batterypacks like their M03 diff. Been using TA03 diffs in all my M-cars and they are good when balls are changed to ceramics. I got M01, M02, M03, M04 and M05, all running TA03 balldiffs.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Since the M05 was first announced, we at rc-mini reckoned that the whole thought process behind the car was mainly just to allow the fitment of lower profile bodyshells.

And...coming soon..

Makes me wonder if they are actually doing this as a rear drive, and you get an extra tree that would allow the steering to be mounted on what we know of as the rear of the car.
Kinda something like a M01 - M02
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:03 PM
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That kit just doesn't look right, unless Tamiya has dropped their traditional box art. BTW: I've heard rumors of an M-06 popping up sometime in the next few months.

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Yeah, the more I consider it, the more I call shennanigans.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:58 AM
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Guys, while I'm no more in the know than any of you are, I think the secret is in the original post that I referenced... The line

Limited planning and collaboration products Tamiya wholesale trading

What this is, will be a legit M05 chassis fitted with an aftermarket body. No biggie, Tamiya have done it before. The Parma/Tamiya Street Devil, and any number of cars done with their German distributor - Carson. Genuine Tamiya chassis, but an aftermarket body.

I bet you find this one is done by someone in Hong Kong.
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
Makes me wonder if they are actually doing this as a rear drive, and you get an extra tree that would allow the steering to be mounted on what we know of as the rear of the car.
Kinda something like a M01 - M02
Maybe an M-06 in the works later?
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:11 AM
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hi all,

does any1 know the hinge pin part number for tamiya, i remember its use for tl-01 but also fit m03...

correct me if i am wrong
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front 3x32 19805756
rear 3x46 19805976

These are for the M-05 i don't know if they are the same or not. Just in case.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by edwintklee
hi all,

does any1 know the hinge pin part number for tamiya, i remember its use for tl-01 but also fit m03...

correct me if i am wrong
If you are talking about the stainless Steel hinge pin set with the e-clips it is part # 53301

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53301
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
If you are talking about the stainless Steel hinge pin set with the e-clips it is part # 53301

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53301
Will those fit on the M-05?
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:30 PM
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gashuffer,

Yes they will fit, as the a-arms are the same on the MO3 and MO5.

Regards,

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Old 10-03-2009, 01:56 AM
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All of the cars in this link use the exact same length/diameter hinge pins and therefore are completely interchangeable between them.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/rcp...&part_id=53301

Basically TL01, M03, M04 and M05 use same hinge pins even though they don't all necessary use the same arms eg TL01 uses different arms from M chassis. That said, many parts are interchangeable between M chassis as well as other chassis. For example I think all the M chassis cars can use TA03 ball differential.

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For those people running the M05, what weight is your car ready to race? Having recently switched to the M05, I'm using the same Lipos that I use in my M03, along with the 65g of weight added to the bottom of each pack. Is this extra weight necessary/recommended with the M05 as well?

My M05 is about 100g over the 1250g minimum weight limit for our mini class, so there's no point carrying the extra weight around if it's not giving any benefits in the M05. I race indoors on carpet, and my M03 does grip roll if it's too light, and the M05 does occasionally do it, even with the extra weight on the battery.

I've got a Xevo conversion kit on order for my M03 though, so may have to keep the LiPo weights on, depending on what the weight of that chassis is ready to race...
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Toon,

I run my MO5L at approx 1370 gms, including transponder, battery and body. I have lead in the front bumper, Tamiya alloy motor mount fitted with the two DF 03 heatsinks, (21gms total weight) and use alloy TRF shocks. I also use lead on opposite side to the motor to balance the car. I use 4000 Acepow Lipo batteries. I have found that dependant on where you place your speed contol and what type of Rx you use will determine how much lead you need to add to balance the car.

for those that have read previously I have edited due to my weights being for my setup. We all use different speedies, length of wire etc, so not all the same.

Legal weight for us in Australlia for mini is 1330gms.

Regards,

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Old 10-03-2009, 11:57 PM
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guys im after some advice....just got my M-05 and the friction shocks are like pogo sticks.

I have read about getting the TRF shocks.... is it worth paying for the Tamiya set, or is the Hobbysave JazRider set, or the 3 racing set just as good?

Im totally new to the world of tamiya.

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