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Old 10-29-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Tamiya M-03m or M-03r for TCS racing?

Im starting carpet racing at the local track and Im getting a Tamiya Swift. I need some opinions;

Should I get the M-03r OR the Tamiya Swift M-03L?

Ive heard the race version doesnt offer any speed/handling advantages and is mostly bling.


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Old 10-29-2008, 08:39 PM   #2
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What the R offers over the regular kits:

Oil shocks in box
Tuning spring set in box
All 3 wheelbase options in box
Aluminum front knuckles with adjustable ackermal options
Aluminum 1.5* toe in hubs with adjustable camber gain options
Ball bearing kit
Bling parts

Well worth the extra $$
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You'll be spending a a whole lot more if you don't buy the R model, especially if your racing!
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Read this....
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hi Tony,

i have difficult excess into your forum...try on 2 computer using boardband and still giving me 'cannot find server/ this page cannot be display.
so need to excess as i just brought new MO3R
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thats the answer I needed. Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:11 AM   #7
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One more question. For tamiya TCS mini racing, can I use the black sport tuned 540?
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One more question. For tamiya TCS mini racing, can I use the black sport tuned 540?
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nope silvercan only
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The M03R is nice and all but there are some problems. Those shocks that come in that clear blue, take them off and use the standard CVA super minis. That clear blue plastic is prone to breakage at the shock cap. I broke both at one time in a roll(minis do this often) and many other drivers at my club experienced the same. Clear plastics just don't have the flex as solid color ones do.
Also, this more on an annoyance, but the bling coating will flake off over time and create some nice mess when brushing your car or just about anywhere. Pretty cool to see a puff of sliver glitter come out of your car when you do a hard crash
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nope silvercan only
really? i thought you can use the lightly tuned motors now.
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really? i thought you can use the lightly tuned motors now.
me too but aparently not.
This was taken from Tamiyas TCS rules page on the mini class

NEW for 2009: The Tamiya 540-J motor (53689) is the spec silver can motor for the 2009 season.
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I guess TGP is different. So much for the motor that tamiya specifically designed to be used as a spec motor for the minis.
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53983
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hi Tony,

i have difficult excess into your forum...try on 2 computer using boardband and still giving me 'cannot find server/ this page cannot be display.
so need to excess as i just brought new MO3R
I win, I tried 5 machines and no access problems at all! All seems to work fine for me.
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I just bought the M-03r and I'm happy with the purchase. However, you need to consider that the M-03r is just a rolling chassis. It DOES NOT come with a motor, or body or electronics. Count on spending an additional $55 for a body and motor on top of the cost of the kit. Add in the cost of more durable shocks and you could be over $300 if you purchase the blue chrome version.

Here is a link on Towerhobbies for the M-03r kits (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...FVSEARCH=m-03r)
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