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Old 03-07-2006, 09:44 PM
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This is the reason why I got hooked on M03.'s I got the bodies today and just need the 225 extension plate.

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/ch...oncwinner1.jpg

nice job Ian
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by danjoy25
This is the reason why I got hooked on M03.'s I got the bodies today and just need the 225 extension plate.

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/ch...oncwinner1.jpg

nice job Ian
Did you get Ian's bodies?
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:24 AM
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No, I wish Got 2 from tower for my M03. I currently making an extension piece.

Update:

got the extension made and also painted the body.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:54 AM
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Hi Guys / maybe some Gals
yep i know this question has been asked ohh so many times but i cannot seem to locate the best way to build my TA-03 diff for my Mini
haha i hear you say use the instuctions hahah
can someone please advise of the best lube to use and how tight i should make the diff , i race on a rather tight ( 2 netball courts ) track
any help would be great

oh and how the hell do you guys get these things to go so dam fast with a sports tuned motor

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Old 03-08-2006, 04:02 AM
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diff tight as possible.

lube - any hobby grease will do.

how to make car fast? - not sure there my car very fast people dont think i got a black 540 but something else much faster.

they all have the fast hopups. end of day its down to the driver/setup. its not easy to get a mini dialled, coz limited tuning options. but once you hit the sweet spot its heaven!

also no tricks to the 540motor, not even run in, just take it to track and run it.
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:20 AM
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Default A source for alternative bodies

Found this site that has bodies that will fit M03 chassis. The V-12 and 1/12 scales are the ones that should fit. Some odd-ball stuff. I was shopping for RS4 mini bodies and couldn't find any.

http://www.kamtec.co.uk/index.php
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
51238 M-03M F PARTS
From what I can tell it isn't going to be availible till the end or march
Or go here and buy it now.....
http://www.carttonic.com/catalog/ind...3&pi_id=101822

www.rcboyz.com is the site....
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:19 AM
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51238 M-03M F PARTS
From what I can tell it isn't going to be available till the end or march
Originally Posted by Nova F1 Racer
Or go here and buy it now.....
http://www.carttonic.com/catalog/ind...3&pi_id=101822

www.rcboyz.com is the site....
Rick.........they are looking for the new Medium extension piece`s not the long.
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:05 AM
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rcboyz did have a part to make an M03 an M03M,

http://www.carttonic.com/catalog/ind...=0,13203,14263

I asked them about it a while back and they said they were going to make more. They never did. Sometimes you can find them on ebay, but now I think its better to wait a couple weeks for the Tamiya part. I hope Tamiya makes some more bodies for the M-cars. Obviously there is intrest.
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Does anyone know if there is a weight or strength difference between the black and grey chassis.
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Black is better (but harder to find stateside). The silver chassis parts are softer because of the the additive they toss into the plastic in order to color it silver.
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aren't most of the new coopers black chassis, i know mine is.
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Hi all, does anyone have a blank setup sheet for the M-03 chassis that they could post, or a link to one. Thanks
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Long cars (MO3M and L) are all black, short cars (MO3) are all silver...
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Black is better (but harder to find stateside). The silver chassis parts are softer because of the the additive they toss into the plastic in order to color it silver.
Later
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Thats what it feels like to me using a very unscientific flex test (my hands)
Do you think they use the grey with the short wheelbase to allow some flex when there isn't an extender?
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