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Old 08-14-2010, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by V1nce View Post
I believe 3racing produce a kit with adjustable front and rear upper links for the M05. I dont appear to be able to post links but the model number is M05-16/LB . Never tried them so can't say how well they work.
I have tested those, it was a little too much play in suspension using those.
So i went back to stock set up, but the negative camber is a little too much when running 2mm rideheight like we do at our track.

Here's a picture of my cars! Black is a M05Pro with all hop ups now(not in picture). Blue is missing damper stay and sway bars.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder View Post
As far as I know for now there isn't a package deal with a 21.5T. The Cirtix esc is just a BL non ramping/turbo boosting esc. You can buy a 21.5 motor that would work with the esc but the cost of the motor (from Tekin, LRP, etc.) is going to cost around the whole 17.5 system so its not economical.

The M03 can easily handle the speed of EZrun 13T.
Yeah I guess your right. Speedtech is out of the Cirtix systems so that gives me time to think about it. Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:50 PM
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Just looked on the Speedpassion site and there is a new 21.5T Cirtix combo. Outta stock though.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:48 AM
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I have a new in box cirtix speedo for sale , i am in Europe but would ship to th usa at your cost

Make me an offer for it
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:50 AM
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This site has some Speed Passion gear on sale, but no 21.5.

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...&s_maker_id=43
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:11 AM
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These sites have the Speed Passion 21.5 motor.

http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...=SPRSP138215V3

http://www.ultralinehobbies.com/inde...parent=75&pg=1
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Thanks MD for the legwork.
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My interest is really peaked by the new 25.5 USVTA systems offered by Novak. Seems to me, these would be a good match for the mini cooper with performance similar to a good silver can but much more consistent. I'm looking forward to our club making the switch to brushless for the Minis. Maybe this will be the right combo to make it happen. The price is certainly very reasonable. Maybe next year........
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:32 AM
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hi all,

its been a while since i last log in, recently i saw somewhere that m05pro can be rally car?

would you guys happen to have the parts number to convert my m05 to a rally breed racing machine..

how high would the chasis be raise from the ground?

thanks in advance,,,,,

hmm....does the alu steering set up help the slob?

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Old 08-15-2010, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by edwintklee View Post
hi all,

its been a while since i last log in, recently i saw somewhere that m05pro can be rally car?

would you guys happen to have the parts number to convert my m05 to a rally breed racing machine..

thanks in advance,,,,,

hmm....does the alu steering set up help the slob?
Here is the manual for the Rally M05

M05RA Manual
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by edwintklee View Post
hi all,

hmm....does the alu steering set up help the slob?
Quite a bit actually. I have the Tamiya steering on mine. I have seen the 3 racing version and it looks to be an effective upgrade as well. It takes quite a bit for me to recommend anything from 3 racing as I think most of their stuff is crap. But this part seems to be the exception.
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kinda mad, pulled out the mini to start fiddling with it. wanted to get rid of some of the slop in steering so car wouldnt wander at higher spd. the previous owner had new m03/4 ally uprights new in the tamiya bag. i pull em out and their nothing like the plastic units on car. the p# on manual and on hangcard are good. then i find on tamiya's website that they wont fit newer minis. WTH!!!

what do i need to make them work?

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Old 08-15-2010, 11:31 PM
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Man this thread is long!
Im about to buy a second hand M03 to race. We race on carpet and the only control measure is a club issued 27t brushed motor.
Can some one please condense into a list what are generally regarded as good mods to make to the car please?
Ive noticed that alot of guys at our club lunch a lot of gears and diffs so maybe this is a good place to start?
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:59 AM
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ultegrasti,

The older style M03/04 alloy uprights (silver) require part no. 50736 TL01 B parts.
Also the king pins to suit - part no.9415451 step screw 4x11.5mm or the optional king pin - 53141 4WD touring & rally car lightweight king pins.

The more recent M03M F parts are interchangeable with the M05 plastic knuckles and king pins.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by woodys3b View Post
Quite a bit actually. I have the Tamiya steering on mine. I have seen the 3 racing version and it looks to be an effective upgrade as well. It takes quite a bit for me to recommend anything from 3 racing as I think most of their stuff is crap. But this part seems to be the exception.
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The Tamiya as well as 3racing are good pieces(I also never say that about 3r haha). I personally run the Tamiya to sustain TCS legality, but have friends running the 3r pieces and there steering is spot on.

With both brands and the inconsistencies in steering for the mini's some shimming is helpful. I run two shims under and 1 shim above the bellcrank arms and the steering has no up/down slop.
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