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Old 11-25-2010, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jcr
another question, seems like more people are using the Suzuki Swift body over the Fiat 500 body for the 'M' wheelbase, just wondering why is the case? The Swift body being better balance?
I can only think of a few reasons..

1. Used to it
2. Some ppl think fiat 500 = girl's car/looks like egg.
3. Already have many swifts.

Just my 2 cents
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:13 AM
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I notice no difference with them. I put on the Swift wing on the Fiat 500...
But the Abarth 500 is a little more fragile than the standard one.
Strongest Tamiya body is by far the Suzuki Swift, takes a hell of a beating..

Just ordered a couple of Colt Abath 500 for test and a couple of Tamiya Reanult Alpine's. Will use it on M06Pro when it's released.



Mine does not look like a girls car, i think...
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:28 AM
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Consensus of the MWB runners at the Tamiya USA track seems to be the Swift. The complaint with the other bodies is they have too much steering. I run the LWB car and prefer the BMW body. It took a lot of work to make the Alfa body work.
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Another newbie question,

Would this battery (link below) be good enough for M05. I'm new to this hobby and this would be my first car.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846


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Originally Posted by Granpa
Consensus of the MWB runners at the Tamiya USA track seems to be the Swift. The complaint with the other bodies is they have too much steering. I run the LWB car and prefer the BMW body. It took a lot of work to make the Alfa body work.
Do you mean Alfa Rome MiTo? Thats the body I was planning on getting but based on what you are saying, I might have to reconsider my options.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by jcr
another question, seems like more people are using the Suzuki Swift body over the Fiat 500 body for the 'M' wheelbase, just wondering why is the case? The Swift body being better balance?
If you are allowed to use non Tamoya bodies then the best medium body by far is the Ride Subaru ... far better handling all round
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Misiek
Do you mean Alfa Rome MiTo? Thats the body I was planning on getting but based on what you are saying, I might have to reconsider my options.
Yes, I was. Nearly gave up on it, but finally got the M05 to work pretty well with it. It turned my M03 into an evil handling pig. Another guy had the same experience. Only, he started with the Alfa body and could not get it to work. He borrowed my BMW body and the car was just fine.

It might be just fine on another track, but at the Tamiya track in Aliso Viejo, CA that's what we experienced. Either it has a ton of steering or it makes the car loose. It was difficult to get the rear of the car manageable. It can be done, but the set up is way different.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by cannon
If you are allowed to use non Tamoya bodies then the best medium body by far is the Ride Subaru ... far better handling all round
Picture or a link please, I don't think I've seen that body... is that a medium wheelbase body?
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Originally Posted by Misiek
Another newbie question,

Would this battery (link below) be good enough for M05. I'm new to this hobby and this would be my first car.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846


7.2V Tenergy 3000mAh Flat NiMH High Power Battery Packs with Tamiya Connectors
I bought 2x of the new Team Orion Rocket Pack IBS 4000 mah 30C.
They are now with free shipping from rcmart on ebay.
Go for lipos as they are better and more powerful than nimh and fit is great on M05!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Team-Orion-Rocke...item1e5f51a16c
http://cgi.ebay.com/Team-Orion-Rocke...item1e5f51a19f
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Originally Posted by Granpa
I run the LWB car and prefer the BMW body. It took a lot of work to make the Alfa body work.
Would this be the BMW Cooper body ?
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Just wondering, what does the M, L and S stand for in the kit manual?
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Originally Posted by Zac_with_no_K
Just wondering, what does the M, L and S stand for in the kit manual?
S: Short length Wheelbase
M: Medium length wheelbase
L: Long length wheelbase
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can anyone help me out, this is for my sons M04
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Would this be the BMW Cooper body ?
That's the one. IMO the best body for a LWB Mini. The 2006 Mini Cooper S seems to work just like the older body.

The Alfa Mito is fine once you figure out the set up. Am planning on trying a BMW Mini body on the Alfa set up and see which works better. The Alfa body sure didn't like the BMW setup.
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Originally Posted by Granpa
That's the one. IMO the best body for a LWB Mini. The 2006 Mini Cooper S seems to work just like the older body.

The Alfa Mito is fine once you figure out the set up. Am planning on trying a BMW Mini body on the Alfa set up and see which works better. The Alfa body sure didn't like the BMW setup.
I just bought a used M05L with the S body on it.
Now have to figure out a motor/esc setup.
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