View Full Version : US Spec -> RM question

2011.12.10, 12:02 AM
Hey everyone, I just got a US Spec MR03 and am converting to RM since I have a mercedes CLK-DTM body on hand.

I got the motor mounted up, but the us spec kit didn't have the carbon t-plate. Fine, I used the plastic one that they thoughtfully included. What is the ideal RM plate to use though (small RCP track)? Kyosho carbon plates, 3rd party? I *do* get a discount on kyosho parts if that helps on the choice.

Next I got around to *trying* to mount the damper back up and the RM rear pod doesn't have a mount for the alum bit that holds the circular disk and one end of the shock.

Looks like I need this kit: http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/MZW216-Friction-Shock-Set-for-015RM02RM03RM_p_4173.html
But based on the pic here: http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=20718
I'd also need a new front mount for the oil shock which I couldn't find unless this is it http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/MZ206B---Rear-Shock-SetMR-02---_p_3835.html

Any help on getting what I need would be appreciated!

2011.12.10, 12:16 AM
If you want cdog i could get all those parts together for you...i have an RM mount with all the fixings laying around here somewhere.

pm me if you want...pay for shipping and its all yours.;)

ps I dont have any rm t-plates.

2011.12.10, 09:15 AM
The Kyosho t-plates were the best I have found with a DDS. They are the most consistent, and offer a good selection between the three in the pack. FWIW, I haven't run a DDS with an aftermarket T-plate (Only DDS is on my box stock LM with plastic plate) in a long time, so things may have changed....but I doubt it ;)

2011.12.10, 11:08 AM
I personally run some kinda fiberglass T plate, very soft, but not lexan-soft, and it's been working very well. There are just way too many ways to achieve the same exact result. My personal preference is to have a plate of desired softness via material used vs its width; I feel like the skinnier ones are more likely to snap or something along those lines.