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Old 10-04-2009, 11:24 AM
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Those are the ones I ordered. Actually my car runs great out of the box and I don't think I even need them. They just look really nice. The only upgrades I think are necessary are ball bearings. Other than that the car is great in my opinion.
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:31 PM
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thanks guys. i will be racing.

Is Tamiya part #42102 the correct TRF shocks? or do they do some specific for the M chassis?

If its those, just run them with the short springs? if there are M chassis shocks, do they need short springs too?

Its only a cheap winter venture for me really as i usually race nitro but stop when it gets muddy.

Shocks, springs and adustable upper arms is all i really wanna do to it
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Tamiya partnumber 54000 is the correct number on TRF dampers for M Chassi.
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:54 PM
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cheers mate.... short springs with them?
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There are blue (hard), yellow (medium) and red (soft) springs included.
The only thing that's not included is oil, remember to order some if you don't have.

I run 400 oil in mine now on the M05 with blue springs all around.
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oh excellent.. 4 of each? pic on rc-mushroom shows 6 springs...4 white 2 red... odd
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Originally Posted by s22jgs
oh excellent.. 4 of each? pic on rc-mushroom shows 6 springs...4 white 2 red... odd
The 4 white springs included with the M-Chassis TRF dampers have small coloured markings on the end, 2 are blue (hard), 2 are yellow (medium).
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:23 PM
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Default Tamiya Tire/Insert Recommendation: M05

Can someone recommend a good starting point for tires (front and rear) and inserts for the M05 (short wheelbase) on high traction asphalt? The tire has to be Tamiya. No one at my track is running the M05, and this is my first time running a Mini.

Wheels, tires and inserts are fairly expensive for my limited budget, so I'd like to get as close as possible this first go round.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:18 AM
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Default Ive a few general mini/M03 questions

Hi there. Ive a few general mini/M03 questions, I recently bought a used M03

Whats the difference between the m03 versions (M, R, L Swift etc) apart from chassis length??
Are the parts from different M03 versions compatable with the other versions??
What turn motor can I stick in without getting too silly
What are S grip & M grip tyres, are they just Tamiya mini tyres??

I need to buy some mini parts (hub carrier,tie rods etc), need to figure out what parts are compatible. I think mine is the Mini Cooper. Any way tell tell what version M03 i have??
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1101,

Go to the following link and read all about the MO3:

http://www.rc-mini.net/joomla/index.php

Use the left hand menu to see all the data. This should answer nearly all your questions including parts and part numbers. Enjoy your read. If after having read through the site, you still have questions send me a PM.

Thanks again TonyG for a great site.

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Originally Posted by DEACON
Can someone recommend a good starting point for tires (front and rear) and inserts for the M05 (short wheelbase) on high traction asphalt? The tire has to be Tamiya. No one at my track is running the M05, and this is my first time running a Mini.

Wheels, tires and inserts are fairly expensive for my limited budget, so I'd like to get as close as possible this first go round.
Ditto, I'm not seeing many people running the M-05, info and tips seem hard to come by.

Any pointers to good sources for M-05 info/setup?
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My M-05 runs great out of the box. The only thing I added was bearings. I'm waiting for my M-chassis shocks to come in the mail but to tell you the truth I don't even think it's needs them. Once I install them and lower the ride height i'll post my results. I'm not so serious about racing anymore, more or less just going out and having fun, but the car is on rails with a silver can.
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Originally Posted by DEACON
Can someone recommend a good starting point for tires (front and rear) and inserts for the M05 (short wheelbase) on high traction asphalt? The tire has to be Tamiya. No one at my track is running the M05, and this is my first time running a Mini.

Wheels, tires and inserts are fairly expensive for my limited budget, so I'd like to get as close as possible this first go round.
hello try starting with either s grips with hard foam strip or the a type tire with the same insert.this is what i ran at tamiya americia and worked good for me.hope this helps
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Flyingpig,

There are a few setups for the MO5 in the australian mini thread. You will need to troll through a few of the pages. We do not have to run Tamiya tyres or silver/black cans either as we use the Hobbywing BL systems, so our setups may not be what you are after.

The MO5 is slowly being phased into our club racing and will be allowed to be used for the Nationals in November. The one restriction we have is the car has to be built according to the instructions. For hopups if Tamiya have released MO5 hopups then equivalent 3Racing,Tech racing, Tobee craft, Square hopups can be used.

Heres a link to some setup stuff for the MO5, as I said you will need to read through the thread and the same for this thread as I am sure I have posted info in both. Some good and some I have since refined.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/australi...hread-106.html

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Calvin,

Thanks for the information. I have seen a lot of talk about the HobbyWing setup. I'll keep reading the threads.

Brian
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