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Old 05-09-2011, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by niznai
There's a good reason for that.

I don't think you'll ever see the kind of power TC sedans have in any mini ever.

The use of spools doesn't make the outrives' job any easier either.
I think its more that mini outdrives are steel (??) rather than some expensive poor wearing lightweight alloy
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:11 PM
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on the upgraded front shock tower mount, which hole do people normally use? Right now I am using the second lowest.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:19 PM
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Quick question-

I need the center piece that make the M03 into the MO3L version. Can I get the part number and/or a link to (where to buy) it? Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by nf_ekt
Quick question-

I need the center piece that make the M03 into the MO3L version. Can I get the part number and/or a link to (where to buy) it? Thanks in advance.
www.m-chassis.com ,

they are refered to as the 'dīparts tree, part number is 0005798,

that website is located in australia , but postage wont be too much on such a small light item i wouldnt imagine , shoot Tim an email , im sure he will be able to assist if you cant find one locally ..

if you need the spacer to make one a mid wheel base let me know i have several which youre welcome to for whatever the cost of postage is to you ..
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:20 AM
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Option No.1 chassis, looks like a rehash of the Colt/Atlas Mini, which was a copy of the original HPI RS4 Mini.

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Old 05-12-2011, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by GreazyFinger
www.m-chassis.com ,

they are refered to as the 'dīparts tree, part number is 0005798,

that website is located in australia , but postage wont be too much on such a small light item i wouldnt imagine , shoot Tim an email , im sure he will be able to assist if you cant find one locally ..

if you need the spacer to make one a mid wheel base let me know i have several which youre welcome to for whatever the cost of postage is to you ..
Thanks . I may hit you up about that soon, I am looking at maybe just getting a M03L and keeping the old one for parts/spare car for friends that want to race. Otherwise, yeah that sounds like a good deal, thank you.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:13 PM
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Hello All , I still have a M03R kit unbuilt ( approx 1,5year old kit ) .

Thinking of building it up now. If it was to be used for club racing ( probably same class as other 2wd with a 17,5T motor ,which setup ( length ) wul dbe the best to do ?

Why ?

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Old 05-12-2011, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by gimpex
Hello All , I still have a M03R kit unbuilt ( approx 1,5year old kit ) .

Thinking of building it up now. If it was to be used for club racing ( probably same class as other 2wd with a 17,5T motor ,which setup ( length ) wul dbe the best to do ?

Why ?

thanks

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Sort of depends on the surface and size of the track. My preference is the long, mainly cause it's so much smoother and easier to drive. Second choice would be the mid with the Swift body.

The short does have the advantage of having more bodies that will fit. Works great on the shorter technical tracks with grip, but is no longer in favor at my track which is fairly large and is a mid to low grip asphalt track.

It's so easy to go from one to the other just build it to fit the body you like and not sweat it too much.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by academygaz
Option No.1 chassis, looks like a rehash of the Colt/Atlas Mini, which was a copy of the original HPI RS4 Mini.
Gaz, I look at that and see my old Active Hobby Mini-Fan which was a fine, fine car.
I believe in the hands of Cal Holmes now?

And I wouldnt mind another one....
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:41 PM
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Can someone post a picture of an Intellect 3800mAh 50C Li-Po battery on an M-05 chassis? Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:02 PM
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TFG,

To think I haven't even run the car yet. It is still sitting in the box it came in. I haven't had time to play withit or the other 4WD mini's I have.

I must find a reason to build the Active A210 and re-motor my ABC Genetic. At the moment they are just sitting in the shed with my old MO3's that I haven't run since using the MO5.

I should consider moving a couple of them on and just running the MO3 special I have been slowly building.

Although the MO5S with the new bits has grabbed my attention. I might just wait for the Hopups which will be cheaper. Has anyone translated the text. I am thinking they maybe using the new alloy 2 degree rear toe blocks in place of the 1.5 standard on the MO3R and MO5 Pro.

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Old 05-13-2011, 04:17 AM
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Hi,

I was wondering if you guys can help.

I've bought a M-05 Pro that also has universal shafts and a M-05 Ball Differential fitted.

One of the shafts is missing a protective blade, and the one of the diff outdrives is badly notched due to the the action of the dogbone which is missing the blade.

I'm going to buy the M-05Ra reinforced diff outdrives, and I'm thinking of getting the Tamiya #53890 protective blades from the TRF415. Does anyone know if they will fit?

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Joe,

If you use the MO5Ra steel diff outdrives, you don't fit the blade. These are better wearing than the standard alloy outdrives and will last a while before notching. This occurs when you run a very tight ball diff.

That is what I was using on mine until I changed to the oil gear diff.

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Old 05-13-2011, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by caltek1
Joe,

If you use the MO5Ra steel diff outdrives, you don't fit the blade. These are better wearing than the standard alloy outdrives and will last a while before notching. This occurs when you run a very tight ball diff.

That is what I was using on mine until I changed to the oil gear diff.

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Oil Gear Diff? Tamiya or Spec R?
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:23 PM
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Modified 3Racing with Tamiya TAO3 ball diff gear. You can use the 3Racing ball diff gear and or the MO5 ball diff gear.

I am using Kyosho 500 000 wt silicon diff oil, which provides good results. others are using 300 000 wt oil with good results also.

The Spice mini oil gear diff has not been released as yet, but is due end of May beginning of Jun. That is what I was advised by Champ.

Feral batteries has the conversion kit for 3Racing diff for the mini, however will only fit the MO5.

I have attached a picture from his site.

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