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Old 04-08-2002, 10:32 AM
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So whats next? M05? har har har
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Old 04-08-2002, 11:48 AM
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I would think so GeeToo. I would like to see the M05 as a dual belt drive, something similiar to the HPI's and the Express. Maybe use the TA04 as it's base line
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Old 04-09-2002, 02:27 AM
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Is that so? Just wonderin if M05 will come out with a 4WD drivetrain just like the F201.
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Old 04-09-2002, 01:44 PM
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I have had most of my silver can Mabuchis start out at about 11,500 RPM @ 5 Volts....by the time I'm done wearing them in most are in the 14,000+ range! Thats about 21-22000 rpm @7.5 which most Trinity etc. companies test at so..... These cars just weren't designed for lots of power...they just can't handle it. I guess the motor with less torque and smoother powerband just makes for a more controllable car, thus providing consistent lap times. Believe me I have a decent amount of experience with mini chassis's.....I own the MO1 Tamiya, Xpress GTO962, and the HPI Mini Pro. And the MO1 is the most consistent...but the Xpress is by far the fastest. It's design just eclipses the HPI. It puts the power to the ground easily...and the great part is they are like $70, where the HPI cost me $200!!
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Old 04-09-2002, 02:23 PM
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Hey Civic - I hear what your saying about the car being easier to handle with these motors (540 motors). I have the M02L (retired now) and it held it's own for a few years, until the HPI's and the Xpress came along. I don't race it at our track anymore because it's really not too competitive with these other cars. We tried to talk them into running just the silver can motors but they wouldn't go for it.
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Old 04-11-2002, 10:13 PM
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Hey my wife is getting a mini-cooper (M02 chassis) tommorrow, is there any way to set the car up with the the kit tires that it will allow the tires to last a while, and be easy to drive. She hasn't driven RC's much and I spend alot on my racing tires already so I would like to keep this kit as low-buck as possible for now, until she decides to race competetively, if she ever does.... Hopefully i will be able to get her to comunicate with you all and set-up her car on her own.....

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Old 04-12-2002, 05:39 AM
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I have the M-01L, M-03 and M04. All I can say is that the M-series chassis are loads of fun to drive. Guys why not try ordering from Rainbow Ten? They are able to get almost any type of Tamiya parts so I guess not that difficult to get parts for M-02.
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Old 05-15-2002, 09:02 AM
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Old 05-16-2002, 09:46 AM
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New M03L to accomodate new Mini Cooper body. Pic here:

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/show0205/photo/nm_rc8.jpg
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Old 06-18-2002, 08:10 PM
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Been running my new m03 mini cooper lately and experimenting with setups. Wondering: who makes foam tires, if anyone? This is a cool car, a real blast to drive! I swapped spring to some stiffer tamiya I had and it handles much better. Any setup tips? Thanx
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Old 06-18-2002, 10:12 PM
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got a question for you all,

What's your ride-height for your minis? How do you adjust your ride-height on your Mini??

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Old 06-19-2002, 11:16 AM
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TRF-Powered : Just been messin around with that...found some old springs that are a bit shorter than the tamiyas. I thought of cutting some spring sown a bit. These are on the standars coil only shocks. I'm at 8 mm, don't see how to lower it any more. I'm thinking of getting the TRF shocks instead.
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Old 06-19-2002, 12:12 PM
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I put the blue aluminum shocks on my MO3 and they seem to be way too long. I can make the shocks shorter with spacers inside but the springs are way too long, should I just cut them down or what.
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Old 06-19-2002, 12:13 PM
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Integy has a bunch of aluminum arms and such for the M chassie if anyone is interested.

Coolrcdad, that body is really cool, are they out yet?

GKC, does Rainbow Ten have a website?

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Old 06-20-2002, 05:39 AM
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Tamiya make a "short" spring set - 53333 - which may be what you're looking for (not used them myself though)
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