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Old 06-20-2010, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by cartix
How are these different from LiPos?
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Those are LiPos they just fit the mini better that's all.
Actually, they aren't lipos at all. They are LiFe cells. They are a much safer, more stable chemistry, can be safely charged at a very high rate, and have a very high discharge rate. The tradeoff is that they are 3.0V per cell vs. 3.7V per cell for lipo, so unless everyone is running them you will be way down on speed.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:16 PM
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can someone please give me the part numbers for the M05 shocks. I'm looking for the aluminum oil filled ones. I'm getting conflicting info from various sites on part numbers
Thanks in advance
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by blanks596
can someone please give me the part numbers for the M05 shocks. I'm looking for the aluminum oil filled ones. I'm getting conflicting info from various sites on part numbers
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54000

or there is a limited black set 84118
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thanks a lot
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by RC MARKET
New black color shock & White color spring
RC market has a set of black aluminum dampers.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by reenmachine
Actually, they aren't lipos at all. They are LiFe cells. They are a much safer, more stable chemistry, can be safely charged at a very high rate, and have a very high discharge rate. The tradeoff is that they are 3.0V per cell vs. 3.7V per cell for lipo, so unless everyone is running them you will be way down on speed.

Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:51 AM
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A lot of the guys in our local club run these shocks, and we have not had any issues with them.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:07 PM
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I just ordered a M-05 for in door season. After seeing the above video these cars look pretty tough. Without reading the entire thread, what are the areas of weakness and which parts break first?
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by phisher
I just ordered a M-05 for in door season. After seeing the above video these cars look pretty tough. Without reading the entire thread, what are the areas of weakness and which parts break first?
Steering linkage and front uprights. Get metal ones. Rear axles---- use front axles. The rest of the car is very sturdy.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Granpa
Rear axles---- use front axles.

Granpa, may I ask the reasoning behind the front axles used in the rear?
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TRF512
Granpa, may I ask the reasoning behind the front axles used in the rear?
They fit and they work and they don't bend as easy as the stock rear ones. Also they make putting on the rear wheels much easier.
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Great tip! I'm changing mine right now.
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by gtfour93
Great tip! I'm changing mine right now.
Only 1 big problem I see is that the weigh twice as much, and it is all rotating mass!

Have you tried the new Reinforced rear axles? I have not bent one of them yet!
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Originally Posted by Granpa
They fit and they work and they don't bend as easy as the stock rear ones. Also they make putting on the rear wheels much easier.
I have never bent a original one either. Don't see the point of the reinforced ones...
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