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Old 01-02-2010, 01:06 PM
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what lipo battery that can fit into M04 and M03's battery slot without modification ? ..... hopefully something like team orion 3800mah 30c ?
[ I measured the widest point of M04 and M03's battery slot are 46.5mm and 48.5 mm respectively ].

I use this. Fits perfect & good power.
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Did anyone else find they had to shim quite substantially the balldiff (54194) for sideplay? Mine has about 2mm of play.
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Originally Posted by asw7576 View Post
Hi friends,

what lipo battery that can fit into M04 and M03's battery slot without modification ? ..... hopefully something like team orion 3800mah 30c ?

[ I measured the widest point of M04 and M03's battery slot are 46.5mm and 48.5 mm respectively ].




Team Orion Rocket Pack in Stick config. they sell them in I believe 4000mah and up to 5k.
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here are some more pictures
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Originally Posted by Atcom View Post
here are some more pictures
Picture of your M04's battery slot ?
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I had to cut of some of the plastic in the corners. The car is still very stable and does not bend in the middle.How can you put pictures in the reply without attaching them? Attaching files is really problematic. It fails at the second picture! Thanks!
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My battery is 26x48x138mm. The body on the car is a HPI Wheely King body.
I got all the aluminium modification parts from etamiya.
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"Description:
With this conversion kit you can convert your Tamiya M03/M04/M05 with front motor chassis to reduce front tire slip and enhance maximum mobility and traction. Come with Aluminum motor mount and used with pinion of gear from 19T to 26T.

Feature:
For: Tamiya M03/M04/M05
Material: Aluminum and Black FRP
Specification:
Wheelbase: 210/225mm
Pinion gear: from 19T to 26T
Length of suitable battery: max. 225mm
Include:
Xevo FF Conversion Kit for M03/M04/M05 (1set)"
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This is the Xevo FF Conversion!
Does anyone know if this is a good change for the car?(wouldnt say hop up because it replaces the whole chassis)
If anyone knows something about this let me know! Thanks
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Originally Posted by Atcom View Post
"Description:
With this conversion kit you can convert your Tamiya M03/M04/M05 with front motor chassis to reduce front tire slip and enhance maximum mobility and traction. Come with Aluminum motor mount and used with pinion of gear from 19T to 26T.

Feature:
For: Tamiya M03/M04/M05
Material: Aluminum and Black FRP
Specification:
Wheelbase: 210/225mm
Pinion gear: from 19T to 26T
Length of suitable battery: max. 225mm
Include:
Xevo FF Conversion Kit for M03/M04/M05 (1set)"
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This is the Xevo FF Conversion!
Does anyone know if this is a good change for the car?(wouldnt say hop up because it replaces the whole chassis)
If anyone knows something about this let me know! Thanks
The guys at rcmini say it is the car the m05 should have been. I have heard it is better in every way to the m03/5. Go to http://www.rc-mini.net for a l review.
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Atcom,

The Xevo is very good and I agree with the RC-mini-net comments. The car is very stable and I haven't had a traction roll with my Xevo. The rear end can slide a little but it is not uncontrollable. I have the 3Racing speed set in mine,which makes it substantially faster, does tend to mess up your braking points though. I have overshot a few corners with this car.

The review at rc-mini-net is worth a read as is the entire site for those just starting out with a mini.

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Originally Posted by caltek1 View Post
Atcom,

The Xevo is very good and I agree with the RC-mini-net comments. The car is very stable and I haven't had a traction roll with my Xevo. The rear end can slide a little but it is not uncontrollable. I have the 3Racing speed set in mine,which makes it substantially faster, does tend to mess up your braking points though. I have overshot a few corners with this car.

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Hi guys- dumb newb question from me: What is traction roll? Is that just when the car goes around a corner, and it rolls over off it's wheels? Or just that it is rolling (looking top heavy)? Or something else?

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Traction roll happens with both TC and mini. It is where the car rolls going into a corner due to having too much grip.

The MO3 tended to have more of an issue with this than the MO5. A lot of time due to high ride height and not enough weight in the car.

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Do you think the adjustable front camber arms for M05 discussed in this thread will be out soon?
Anyone have the answer?????
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Starteur,

Tamiya have not released a set and will most probably not. The adjustable arms everyione was referring to at the time was the rear set that has been released. People thought these were for the front.

If you want adjustable arms for the front then you will need to make them yourself or get them from 3Racing as a turnbuckle set.

The other option is to get fixed length arms in two lengths available for the front and rear made by Tobee Craft or Tech Racing.

I have not had problems using the standard front camber links on my MO5, fitted in the upper hole. If I place in the lower hole it wears the inside of the tyre out quickly.

I hope that answers your question.

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Originally Posted by caltek1 View Post
Atcom,

The Xevo is very good and I agree with the RC-mini-net comments. The car is very stable and I haven't had a traction roll with my Xevo. The rear end can slide a little but it is not uncontrollable. I have the 3Racing speed set in mine,which makes it substantially faster, does tend to mess up your braking points though. I have overshot a few corners with this car.

The review at rc-mini-net is worth a read as is the entire site for those just starting out with a mini.

Regards,

Calvin.
Im planning to order this kit. Do you know where is the best to buy it? Do you suggest any other parts to buy that are related to this kit?
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