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M04 Chassis

This year's Tamiya Cup (which isn't really a Tamiya Cup since Tamiya has nothing to do with it anymore) will have a mini-class. I used to run mini's ages ago, using my M01 / M02. I also bought a Suzuki Swift (M03) when it came out, but from my experience the front wheel driven cars are slow. At least - slower than an RWD model. So now I had a choice: use the M02 with its bad suspension, horrible steering, and no spares to be found, or get an M04. I guess my decision was a practical one.

I bought the BMW M Roadster, and added a Porsche Boxster shell. Apparently, these boxster shells are pretty vulnerable. I also wanted to do something cool with the paintjob, but I messed it up royally, so this body will be a training body only.

The options I added:

• Balldiff
• Universal shafts
• Tamiya BZ motor (for now)
• Ball bearings
• Titanium screws
• Carbon gear shafts
• TRF dampers
• Hi-Torque servo saver

So how does it look?

Nevermind the body. It's really - really bad. Paintruns, bad masking, wrong cuts, paint that came off when pulling off the masking, overspray, ... I used some decals to try and fix the look, but there's only so much I could do? This body will be trained with and then thrown away. A great shell to start tuning this car, though ;)

Beginner-type chassis, but with some work the flaws can be reduced: I improved transmission, suspension, steering, and general reliability. I hope this car performs well in this year's competition!


 

 
 

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