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Old 08-20-2001, 10:54 AM   #1
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Well lets see some pics of em and what hop ups do u guys have? U can check mine out at my website http://drummer5.homestead.com/
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Update: Well my new tires came today and I've already got one on. Cept the only thing is my rims are pretty beat up but that's nothing an little trimming with an exacto knife won't fix.
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Looking to buy a Tamiya M04 kit! Anyone have any good set-ups?
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Old 08-20-2001, 08:27 PM   #4
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M04? When did that come out? I thought the newest was the M03(which is my mini cooper's chassis)
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Drummer: The M04 came out about year or year 1/2 ago! In my opinion I think the 04 is the fastest mini! I just ran the TCS nationals over the weekend and the top 3 cars where M04's. I finished fourth w/ my M01. I really need to buy that 04!

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That's weird. I havn't heard anything about em. And I don't think tower carries em. Are the fwd rwd or 4wd? And where could I see one?
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The M04 has independent suspension right??

is it just like the HPI Mini Pro

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The M-03 has 4 wheel independant suspension too.
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The M04 is RWD and has an independent suspension. Try www.tamiyausa.com for pics.
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Oh rwd, that sucks.
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Which is faster, a Mini in FWD or RWD?
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rwd, but fwd is more to scale and more fun, dougnuts(all I have to say)
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hi guys,
i have a m01 right now and i'm selling it. If i happen to sell it i'd get myself an ff02 from tamiya then i'll add m03 dogbones and arms to convert it into a mini so i'll have 2 configurations...maybe i'll add in a tl01 chassis as well..

about the mini's, the rwd run very fast in a straight line but it'll be hard to control during breaking. Rwd also tend to oversteer so you'll have to be smooth. The fwd are a bit slower but they push in turns and they dont spin out as much. The only down side of fwd is that the tires squirm for grip during turns but ball diffs would fix that prob
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Do they make a ball diff for the M0-3?
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you could use ta03 or manta ray ball diff from tamiya. They fit perfectly
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