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  1. Raman36

    58669 M-08 Chassis Kit confirmed

    Awesome.. thanks for posting
  2. I’ve never had verbal abuse directed at me, albeit any that I heard.. but long ago, when I was stupid enough to have Facebook lol.. I saw a post from a someone I went to high school with. His post was in regards to him playing in the park with his toddlers and a male showing up with his RC truck. He was implying that it was odd and perhaps the male was a pervert trying to lure kids with his RC toy.r Now as a parent we are all paranoid and over protective of our kids, the issue for me was the source. This individual was the worst kid growing up. A lying backstabbing cheat with no morals. During a period that we were supposed to be friends, he damaged my car at school by jumping on its hood to show off to some older kids. Eventually I found out it was him and it was agony to make him pay for the damage. Anyhow, to see him take such a view of the hobby that I love really aggravated me
  3. Raman36

    58669 M-08 Chassis Kit confirmed

    Preorder is up at tower. $198.49.. $1.50 away from $30 coupon lol. I added a $2.99 tube of grease to get there haha. $170 is not bad with the stupid MAP they implemented. Stella and RCMart with shipping may still come in lower.. will hold off for on pressing buy for now.
  4. Raman36

    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    I’m just seeing this for the first time! Outstanding! You’re wife must be incredibly understanding umm btw what your address? Can I come over please pretty please
  5. Raman36

    58669 M-08 Chassis Kit confirmed

    It’s definitely more of a tub chassis where as the M07 / TA07 do not have the raised tub edges, instead have stiffeners on the outer edge of chassis. On this, the chassis stiffener runs down the centre is chassis All of the suspensions hops ups of M07 work.. eg up rights, suspension mounts that set rear toe etc
  6. If you’re planning to run it outside in wet conditions, I recommend picking up a set of sealed ball bearings. I rebuilt mine a month ago this way as the bearings had surface rust from my last snow expedition [BLUE] Rubber Sealed Ball Bearing For TAMIYA 58573 GAZOO Racing TRD 86 - XV01 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F391132330938
  7. Raman36

    58669 M-08 Chassis Kit confirmed

    Also take note: Rear-midship motor powers rear wheels via a differential in the Mid-Rear setup Looks like we have an option for motor position
  8. Raman36

    58669 M-08 Chassis Kit confirmed

    Update on M08.. good news we have all 3 wheelbases Tamiya RC 58669 M08 Chassis kit This TAMIYA high-performance rear-wheel drive R/C chassis assembly kit is constructed around a rigid monocoque with the main frame split into front and rear sections. It offers superior rear high traction drive characteristics and fuss-free maintenance of parts such as the easy-access differential. C.V.A. (Constant Volume Adjustable) oil shock-damped 4-wheel double wishbone suspension features dedicated long arms and steering linkage components for a range of setup options. A silky-smooth drivetrain utilizes full ball bearings, oil-filled gear differential unit and universal drive shafts. It can be assembled with a 210mm (S), 225mm (M) or 239mm (L) wheelbase, making it compatible with appropriately-sized existing Tamiya M-chassis body parts sets. • 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. • The chassis is split into front (suspension and servo) and rear (motor and battery) sections. It can be assembled into three different wheelbases: S (210mm), M (225mm) or L (239mm). • Rear-midship motor powers rear wheels via a differential in the Mid-Rear setup. • Oil-filled differential gear used from the M-07. • Features proven M-07 Concept designs: suspension arms, uprights, suspension mounts and aluminum parts. • Includes CVA oil dampers, universal drive shafts, full ball bearings and hi-torque servo saver. • Comes with new front suspension mounts (0 degrees) and hub carriers (2 degrees) for a total caster angle of 2 degrees. • Compatible with M-06 Chassis bodies. • Requires: 2-Channel Radio, servo, ESC, motor, 7.2-7.4volt battery pack & compatible charger, and body set. • Compatible with M-07 Concept Hop-Up Option parts such as Aluminum Rear Suspension Mount (Skid Angle Adjustment) (54787), Aluminum Rear Uprights (54781) and Low-Friction King Pin Pipes (54813).
  9. Raman36

    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Probably made for the hideously gaudy 24k series.
  10. Raman36

    M-08 predictions?

    Ahh yes additional bodies would be nice. Hopefully they will include the 210mm .. then I’d love to see the Alfa Giulietta SZ... that Zagato body is a work of art.. and since Tamiya released a Stratos in 1/24 a proper one for the M07 would be nice But I’m doubtful as they skipped the 210 mm on the M07. other wishes: 1. Porsche 550 and 356, new cayman 2. Alfa 4C 3. Rerelease Renault R5 as a proper body set 4. Rerelease Abarth 1000 TCR as a body set
  11. Raman36

    M-08 predictions?

    The Rear bias for weight transfer. When you are on throttle the weight transfer goes to the rear. When you’re off, it shifts to the front. If you have too much to the front, the rear will loose grip. This is bad on a rwd. This is why the M06 has the battery back. Now Tamiya did not build these cars with droop / down stops which allow you to adjust weight transfer. For this reason, we build the M06 front shocks with very little droop, by placing o-rings. Mine has almost no droop. This allows me to move the batter to the front, leave on centre or all the way back, depending on my steering and traction needs
  12. Raman36

    M-08 predictions?

    That’s an M07 with front and back swapped .. it may look like that.. we will have to wait and see
  13. Raman36

    favorite wet-weather model?

    My All weather chassis is the XV01. It truly is the best and most underrated of Tamiya chassis. When ever I’m going out of town, it goes with me.. it’s even travalled Internationally lol. The chassis bottom does have some cut outs, so I filled them in with epoxy to stop dirt, rock and debris from getting in. Two weeks ago we were up in the mountains and it was dressed in fully rallye attire ala Lancia Delta Integarle. Was a blast to drive in the snow. After I returned home, I tore it down completely for a clean up and ordered new rubber sealed bearings as I still had the metal shield from the original kit. Those should arrive tomorrow.
  14. Raman36

    M-08 predictions?

    Well then.. don’t except a birthday gift from me this year lol
  15. Raman36

    M-08 predictions?

    May I won’t have any hair left if I have to wait till May.. no no it must be in April.. as my birthday is on 8 April.. M08 = April 8