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Old 05-20-2009, 01:56 PM   #136
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This body will go good on the M05....!
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:34 PM   #137
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Interesting reading some of information so far from Tamiya.

The M05 bearing kit comtains 12 1150 bearings !!!! Does this mean going back to 1150 in the wheels?

The rear alloy hub carriers are listed as fitting the M03 as well and will need the 1050 bearings

The front alloy uprights are also listed as fitting the M03 but makes no mention of requiring a 1050 bearing. So would suggest that it will use a 1150 bearing maybe? A bit like the old style alloy upright.

So far a bit confusing. Gives the impression that you will have 1150 bearings on the front and 1050 bearing on the rear if you use the alloy parts
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:02 AM   #138
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In all the pictures I've seen so far of the M-05 Pro, it has got alloy rear uprights, but plastic fronts. And the spec sheets I've seen also make no mention of alloy front uprights, just the rears.

Seems a bit strange that Tamiya would do that with the kit, you'd have thought that alloy fronts (or front & rear) would have been the better option.
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In all the pictures I've seen so far of the M-05 Pro, it has got alloy rear uprights, but plastic fronts. And the spec sheets I've seen also make no mention of alloy front uprights, just the rears.

Seems a bit strange that Tamiya would do that with the kit, you'd have thought that alloy fronts (or front & rear) would have been the better option.
If you look at my post just in front of yours I mention that they have an alloy front upright

Try part # 54177

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Sorry for any confusion... I meant the alloy front uprights being included in the kit itself, not as a hop-up you have to buy seperately. The pictures I've seen of the M-05 Pro, presumably showing exactly what it's like once built, only show rear alloy uprights. I would rather have alloy fronts than rears if they are included in the kit (I currently use plastic all round on my M03 though ).
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:30 AM   #141
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just want to ask, what kind of tires you guys use in the m03, m05, cup racer....... can you show me a list of tire?? thanks
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just want to ask, what kind of tires you guys use in the m03, m05, cup racer....... can you show me a list of tire?? thanks
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Try tamiya M-grip tires in the front and S-grip in the rear.

You could use S-grip tires I the front but that tire is pretty soft and might wear out faster. Having a med grip gives you a little more wheel slip but you'll have longer tire life.

ABC slicks and HPI x-pattern seem to work the best. They offer the most grip without signs of wear for months
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The best tyres I've used on my M03 are the Team Powers 32R slicks. I've tried Tamiya S-grip/M-grip radials & type-A slicks, but they just give way too much grip roll on my car, even with front & rear inner/outer sidewalls glued. The Powers' give me very little grip roll at all. This is running on carpet though, outdoor running may well be completely different.

I'm currently trying out some Much More 'Sweep' slicks, to see if they perform as well as the Powers' for me.
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most of the drivers where we race are usingthe smaller diameter tyres to stop the grip roll
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Tamiya America is hosting a 6 hour M chassis enduro at their Aliso Viejo track on July 18th! Here is the link to the rules, entry forum and details. There will be prizes and a good time will be had by all! http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...article-id=405

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Let's predict the handling characteristics.

1. weight distributed more evenly, but less weight over front wheels.

2. front shocks laid down substantially from m03

your thoughts?
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Can't wait for the arrival of the M05!!!
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most of the drivers where we race are usingthe smaller diameter tyres to stop the grip roll
It goes either way. Smaller tires will stop or reduce traction roll but the person with the taller tire will have it in the straight..but real racing is done in the corners




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Let's predict the handling characteristics.

1. weight distributed more evenly, but less weight over front wheels.

2. front shocks laid down substantially from m03

your thoughts?

More easy to drive. And the m03 wasn't hard at all lol


smoother steering. More predictable steering. Not so twitchy and unstable at times.

Better for foam on carpet racing! Low COG with more laid down shocks...it will take a faster sharper turn with high traction carpet racing without flip overs.

I think the steering system is a HUGE plus. And we'll enjoy it more. Isn't a proven fact tho just thoughts
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Can't wait for this.

Been watching the mini races and decided that I had to be part of it.
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