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Old 02-10-2022, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BuggyFan21 View Post
Anyone here used the side stiffeners by 3Racing (part M07-08)
https://www.3racing-parts.com/tamiya...08-p-9841.html

How do you rate them - do you get better clearance for your motor connections?
I haven't used them, but the New Zealand ruleset explicitly allows them to help clear the solder tabs.
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Old 02-12-2022, 06:38 AM
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My observations of a year of running the M07 weekly and sometimes 2x weekly with about 5 other guys.

Rear hubs. At least 3 of us have broken a rear hub. We don't have any rules against non-Tamiya hopups, but most of us bought the Tamiya aluminum ones.

Aluminum ball stubs that come with the m07R, especially the camber link ones on the inside. Couple guys have broken them off. Then you're stuck with the threaded part in the hole. Went back to steel.

Need a selection of shocks for your track.

If you upgrade the shocks, make sure your have the correct shock towers that goes with the shocks. They are different lengths.
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Old 02-19-2022, 09:48 AM
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Default M07 vs Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit ?

Hi All,


Please excuse the NooB question.


I was thinking about getting an M07 for fun and there is a local club that races M05 chasis on weekends at a local outdoor basketball court. In my research, Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit looks like a very nice kit. I already have Express XQ2S and have been impressed by the build quality.


A few questions,
  1. My sense is many clubs only allow Tamiya M05 and M07 and Xpress, Xray, and 3racing are in a different class, is that correct?
  2. It seems that Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit is the best of the inexpensive FWD and a good way to try out FWD to see if I like it, is that correct the is the best OTB lap times?
  3. I would like to use the VW Golf Mark I body, will the body shell fit on the Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit Tamiya M05 or M07 ?

Maybe it is best to get the M07, I am hesitant knowing the hop-up costs, many of the hop-ups are already included in the Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit.


Thank you!

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Old 02-19-2022, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by museguy View Post
Hi All,


Please excuse the NooB question.


I was thinking about getting an M07 for fun and there is a local club that races M05 chasis on weekends at a local outdoor basketball court. In my research, Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit looks like a very nice kit. I already have Express XQ2S and have been impressed by the build quality.


A few questions,
  1. My sense is many clubs only allow Tamiya M05 and M07 and Xpress, Xray, and 3racing are in a different class, is that correct?
  2. It seems that Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit is the best of the inexpensive FWD and a good way to try out FWD to see if I like it, is that correct the is the best OTB lap times?
  3. I would like to use the VW Golf Mark I body, will the body shell fit on the Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit Tamiya M05 or M07 ?

Maybe it is best to get the M07, I am hesitant knowing the hop-up costs, many of the hop-ups are already included in the Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit.


Thank you!

Cheers
1. Yes, most clubs are Tamiya only. Ask your local club before purchasing.

2. Yes, I'd consider the Xpress the better car, but lap time wise with the same gearing it's still pretty close to my M07.

3. No, that body won't fit. You need one with a 210mm wheelbase for the Xpress, or 225 or 239 for the M07. That body is a full TC size body.
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Old 02-19-2022, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by museguy View Post
Hi All,


Please excuse the NooB question.


I was thinking about getting an M07 for fun and there is a local club that races M05 chasis on weekends at a local outdoor basketball court. In my research, Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit looks like a very nice kit. I already have Express XQ2S and have been impressed by the build quality.


A few questions,
  1. My sense is many clubs only allow Tamiya M05 and M07 and Xpress, Xray, and 3racing are in a different class, is that correct?
  2. It seems that Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit is the best of the inexpensive FWD and a good way to try out FWD to see if I like it, is that correct the is the best OTB lap times?
  3. I would like to use the VW Golf Mark I body, will the body shell fit on the Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit Tamiya M05 or M07 ?

Maybe it is best to get the M07, I am hesitant knowing the hop-up costs, many of the hop-ups are already included in the Xpress FM1S 1/10 FWD kit.


Thank you!

Cheers
I wouldn't worry about needing hopups for the M07 - yes there are lots available, but you don't really need any as essentials. It's a very competitive car out of the box IMO.
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Old 02-19-2022, 08:47 PM
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I recently bought a FM1S, i only have 1 practice day with it so far so can't comment too much on how it compares to the M07. Initial impressions are that its great. Very easy to drive and must less prone to flipping due to a lower CG.

In SoCal, our 2WD Mini classes is pretty lax. 1300gr min weight, Open 21.5t, any tire, 'realistic' body' and any chassis. The big downside of the M07 is its limited gearing with a max FDR of 4.8. On longer tracks you just can't keep up with the 3Racing or Xpress cars on the straight.

I was quite happy with the FM1S. My only complaints were the composite pulley fitment was really bad, which caused an absurd amount of run out with the spur gear. My friends FM1S didn't have this issue. The other gripe i had was the battery mounts provided are meant to be used with strapping tape. Both of these were cheap to fix. The aluminum pulley is $20 and i now have a spur with zero runout. And the traditional battery hold down kit is $10. The only other 'must have' upgrade i think is the optional brass bumper weight to help make minimum weight.

Regarding the M07, i don't think it needs much. I started with the M07R. I really only recommend adding a solid servo horn, 3x18mm turn buckles and a few strategically placed hex ball studs with open faced rod ends to make take down and adjustments easier.

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Hi, I have set my M-07R up for our track semi decently, but the rear end is still a bit loose. Adding a big spoiler to my BMW 2002 Turbo body helps that, but is not allowed. I am looking for a good race body, with a medium size spoiler. Some run the BRZ body, but I think its fugly don't like the looks. What other options can you recommend? It needs to be a realistic car and I prefer older cars (hence my BMW).

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Originally Posted by HugoW View Post
Hi, I have set my M-07R up for our track semi decently, but the rear end is still a bit loose. Adding a big spoiler to my BMW 2002 Turbo body helps that, but is not allowed. I am looking for a good race body, with a medium size spoiler. Some run the BRZ body, but I think its fugly don't like the looks. What other options can you recommend? It needs to be a realistic car and I prefer older cars (hence my BMW).

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Blitz Delta seems to work for me and is a realistic older car. What tyres are you using, and what kind of surface?
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I'll have a look at the Blitz Delta, thanks. I'm running Ride 30 and 34 tires, as the top 10 runners do on our track. It's smooth tarmac.

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Old 05-22-2022, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Red141 View Post
museguy Are you racing or bashing? If racing, what series? Open or Tamiya spec only? If the M-07R is available in your area, that is a better value.

For my M-07R racing only in Tamiya races, I have the following upgrades:

For durability/reliability/adjustability:
54759 Aluminum Motor Heat Sink
54311 TA06 Gear Diff Aluminum Cross Shaft
54428 TA06 Gear Diff Steel Bevel Gears
54730 TRF Hard Damper Rod Guides
54357 TRF Clear Damper O-rings
54247 & 54248 - Aluminum Turnbuckles
54869 5mm Open Faced Reinforced Ball-ends, Long
42168 TC Short Spring Set
Optional: 54786 & 54780 Caster Suspension Mounts, 4 & 6

For show:
54761 Carbon Front Damper Stay
54762 Carbon Rear Damper Stay
54791 Carbon Bumer Support
54602 TA06 Aluminum Diff Cover
I couldn't agree more, especially 54428 and 54602. Got my gear stripped and diff cover slighly bent. 13.5t blinky 20t pinion, 120A esc.

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Looking for suggestions on a gt style body FWD for the M07. While I like the hatchback bodies, I would prefer to run a sedan/gt style body for my M07. The length needs to be 225mm. Thanks
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Originally Posted by photeckk View Post
Looking for suggestions on a gt style body FWD for the M07. While I like the hatchback bodies, I would prefer to run a sedan/gt style body for my M07. The length needs to be 225mm. Thanks
Ride BRZ is pretty close to what you're after
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Old 06-23-2022, 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Al Sodano View Post
It's not the same
The gear diff is the same as a rear TA06 diff
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Old 07-24-2022, 04:58 AM
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Talking M07R

Anyone know where I might find a M07R kit for sell?
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That won't be easy (probably impossible), as the R versions are usually a limited edition and it has probably been sold out for quite a while by now. Unless you find some shop that still has one hidden on a shelf somewhere, you'll be out of luck, I'm afraid. But you can tune up a basic M-07 to an R and beyond (with the exception of the battery holder) - which is an expensive route to go, but possible.
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