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Lee's Tamiya M-04L build thread

Old 08-31-2007, 03:16 PM
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Default Lee's Tamiya M-04L build thread

the replacement for the M-03R is here..

i hope this MSC will work with the Mamba Max 4600kv...

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Old 08-31-2007, 03:29 PM
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You mean the MSC?! No it won't work w/ the MM 4600kv motor.. (joke)

Keep us posted! Will keep my eyes open for this! (hey, a Tamiya is a Tamiya!! )
Old 08-31-2007, 03:40 PM
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i wish i could do some sort of destruction test on the MSC!
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i wish i could do some sort of destruction test on the MSC!
lol like you said 4600
Old 08-31-2007, 04:54 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya M-04L build thread

i was jesting, there's no way it would work.. [&o]
Old 08-31-2007, 05:14 PM
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i was jesting, there's no way it would work.. [&o]
lol but it might work with a TEU101BK
Old 09-02-2007, 02:39 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya M-04L build thread

so then, here's my hop-ups so far..

and the shelf queen body was finished months ago.. think i will bash with the ugly BMW Z3.. not decided on colour yet..
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:55 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya M-04L build thread

That yellow looks nice on that merc body lee [sm=thumbup.gif]
just got some of those tamiya wheel adapters too the standards have started to melt from drifting too much lol
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so then, here's my hop-ups so far..

and the shelf queen body was finished months ago.. think i will bash with the ugly BMW Z3.. not decided on colour yet..
nice Lb yellow shell lee, where did you get them tyres from?, do they last longer than the tamiya ones you sent me?
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for some strange reason the M-04/M-02 both run normal size wheels! so these are standard HPI pattern X tyres, i also thought all the M chassis shared the mini wheels..
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Those X-Pattern will last a long time that's for sure!!
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya M-04L build thread

lol i need some instead of tamiya tyres lol
Old 09-17-2007, 06:20 AM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya M-04L build thread

another M-04L arrived today.. not being built though.
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:56 AM
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wheels and tyres built, two different tread patterns and compounds are used, the rears being very sticky and the front being tough as hell.

rear diff built, thought i'd use a grease i had lying around.. pretty sure it would be suited to off roader's (quite sticky and waterproof), but i'll see how it goes.

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Old 09-17-2007, 11:29 AM
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nice S2000 lee, good call on the hard tyres, they should last a bit longer lol
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya M-04L build thread

the tyres are the stock items, ive never heard of Tamiya supplying two different types like this..

rear gearbox nearly finished..

my growing collection of silver cans..!

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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya M-04L build thread

I thought you are going to run X-Pattern?!
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Typical Tamiya.. Giant indestructible diff!!


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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya M-04L build thread

rear end complete..

some winter wheels/tyres..
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LOL, winter tires!
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the project has ground to an annoying halt, the motor wont locate with the two mounting screws, i even tried mounting a silver can (which worked!) ive even measured the distance of the holes and they measure up, the annoying thing is, one of the holes locates but even after half hour of trying, the other wont budge [:@][>:]
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:16 PM
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Weird problem.. maybe if you try 2 different holes, they might work...

Maybe it is just a sign from the Tamiya god that you should not be running MM w/ RWD only chassis.. (joke)
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looks goood, you should just fit a silver can and finish the build, then worry about the motor after
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya M-04L build thread

i was looknig at hop ups.. sway bar set is £10 (20$!) very hard to find.. looks like i received some heavy duty drive shafts, but i have mis-placed em! might as well get some stronger dog bones to go with em..

this will also get some TRF shocks, when i get round to switching the shocks round on the Mi2!
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have you got the motor sorted yet?

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