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Old 03-26-2010, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by J-VET
Does the body have any effect on silver can mini racing?
In silver can mini racing I'd say probably not. But when running the M03 with a 13T brushless setup I think it has an effect.

I built a new M03M for last weekends big race in Bendigo. Running it with the Fiat Abarth corse 500 body caused it to traction roll on quite a few of the corners. I tried half a dozen tyre combinations, different shocks etc to try and cure it.
In the end I changed it to short wheel base and ran the Chevron Monster M body and didn't have another traction roll problem all weekend.

I was well p!ssed, I painted up the Fiat especially for that race!
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by J-VET
hat is the best place to get mini parts online to Ca?
Speedtechrc.com is the best place to get mini parts. Jeff is very helpful in getting stuff if its not in stock.


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In silver can mini racing I'd say probably not. But when running the M03 with a 13T brushless setup I think it has an effect.

I built a new M03M for last weekends big race in Bendigo. Running it with the Fiat Abarth corse 500 body caused it to traction roll on quite a few of the corners. I tried half a dozen tyre combinations, different shocks etc to try and cure it.
In the end I changed it to short wheel base and ran the Chevron Monster M body and didn't have another traction roll problem all weekend.

I was well p!ssed, I painted up the Fiat especially for that race!
I noticed my new m05 worked so much better until I put the stock Tamiya Mini Cooper body on. I had to adjust my driving to accommodate the top heavy body. Noticed the tires were rubbing on the inside of the fenders and need to look into making that go away. Seems the tire rubbing also adds to the roll overs by speeding up weight transfer. Too bad those Chevron Monster M bodies are not avaliable here in the States without being raped on shipping charges.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by JustMe2
Speedtechrc.com is the best place to get mini parts. Jeff is very helpful in getting stuff if its not in stock.




I noticed my new m05 worked so much better until I put the stock Tamiya Mini Cooper body on. I had to adjust my driving to accommodate the top heavy body. Noticed the tires were rubbing on the inside of the fenders and need to look into making that go away. Seems the tire rubbing also adds to the roll overs by speeding up weight transfer. Too bad those Chevron Monster M bodies are not avaliable here in the States without being raped on shipping charges.
I'd LOVE one of those bodies too---maybe we could get a few of us together to order them--and reduce the shipping charges that way!! I"d order two.
FWIW
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:29 PM
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also use which tire ?

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Old 03-26-2010, 07:17 PM
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Could someone help me out by posting a pic of them installed or the directions for the m04stabilizer set #53382 installed. i lost them and therfore i am lost on how they went on.

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Old 03-27-2010, 10:25 AM
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Default body shell

this body shell happened to catch my eye...

shame the windows arnt clear
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:42 AM
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Hi,
Anybody having problems with the standart shock absorbers of M-05 Pro?
Feedback please.
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:53 AM
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they are brittle and break easily

mine are sat in the box still unbuilt !!!

buy the TRF dampers 10,000,000,000 times better
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:56 AM
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Can someone link me to a good (inexpensive) lipo that will work on a m04? All the ones I've looked at have the leads coming out the top of the case, so it doesn't appear those will work with the battery holder.

I have the ezrun 35a/13t combo..if that makes a difference.

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Old 03-27-2010, 12:00 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Intellect-7-4v...item51904ee14a

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Old 03-27-2010, 04:14 PM
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Couldn't resist putting a Datsun body on my M03.
I think it looks rather nice
I know it is in need of some smoking black wheels but the only set i had left that where decent where these white wheels

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Old 03-27-2010, 04:18 PM
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i like the whites makes it look racey

i love the 510's i want a real 1
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Thanks


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i like the whites makes it look racey

i love the 510's i want a real 1
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Pro10noob
Couldn't resist putting a Datsun body on my M03.
I think it looks rather nice
I know it is in need of some smoking black wheels but the only set i had left that where decent where these white wheels

cheers Roy
Is that an HPI or ABC body? Looks good, not too high in the front as expected.

Last edited by JustMe2; 03-28-2010 at 06:55 AM. Reason: spelling/ NOT TOO HIGH, LOOKS GREAT!
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:49 AM
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I know it is a bit to high
I can't get it any lower due to the front body posts
And it is the HPI body.
Perhaps i am going to make special body posts to get it lower at the front

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Originally Posted by JustMe2
Is that an HPI or ABC body? Looks good, ot too high in the front as expected.
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