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Old 10-03-2011, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SNR Graphite View Post
Just pick up a M05 yesterday what hop up should I get first and tires for WCRC and Tamiya track?
If you plan on running a WCR, bite the bullet and get the aluminum steering rack. If you plan to run any TCS races, get the Tamiya one and if not the 3Racing one is okay for about 1/3 the cost. The stock steering rack is okay if you don't hit anything, but even a fairly light hit will tweak the right bellcrank and the steering will go crazy on you. Another almost must is some TRF shocks. The #54000 is the easiest to work with.

The aluminum motor plate is a good upgrade, but not absolutely needed. Of course bearings. I'm not a big fan of the Tamiya servo saver and would replace that with a mid sized Kimbrough. There are a few others, but you can pick those up as you get familiar with the car.

Tires for WCR are still being sorted out, but the best handling cars seem to be using Sweep 40s or 33s. The fastest car out there is using an Atomic 36/32 combo. However, Tony Tam is probably as responsible for the speed as the tire.
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