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Old 01-31-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default stock m-05 help

i have a bone stock m-05 and need help to set it up for carpet
how do i change the ride height?
what are the things i can change?
ohya i cant get any new parts for a least 3 weeks
i have 1 lipo orion
thanks for any help
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:07 AM   #2
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There is a big thread on this board called "Tamiya Mini Cooper" which will have all the answers you seek and more. Take a look.

Brief answer to your questions though (assuming your car really is box stock M-05)...

- You can't adjust the ride height on the kit shocks. Oil-filled dampers (CVA good, TRF better) and short springs are a brilliant upgrade.
- Actually, there really isn't anything you can adjust on the box stock kit. Just build it, run it and enjoy it.
- When you do buy those parts, get the aforementioned oil-filled dampers and springs, add a full set of bearings (so the car runs smoothly and quickly), and on an M-05 you should get a few parts to upgrade the steering system which is a bit wandery otherwise (hi-torque servo saver and aluminium steering posts are my suggestions).
- The final important bits of tuning (two of the most important really) are the tyres (run what the fast guys like at your track), and the diff (a diff with a stiffer action works better in the car). I run the M-05 ball diff personally, but you can get a similar effect by building the standard diff with a thick grease or even blu-tack on the internal gears.
David Allen - www.digitrc.co.uk - Xevo - Much-More Racing UK
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