TheRcRacer Tamiya M03 / FF02 carbon stiffeners

One of the many side projects that I have been working on are a set of front and rear carbon supports for the Tamiya M03 and FF02 chassis.

Thanks to the popularity of retro Tamiya racing over here there has been a lot of interest something that will help strengthen the ageing M03 and FF02 chassis from breakages.

These parts are made from 2mm carbon and simply attach on the chassis to provide a lot more support to the suspension mounts alongside strengthening the actual monocoque chassis.


Front and rear sections are easy to fit onto the car. You just need to remove the bumpers etc and then you can start to mount the stiffeners.

Attach the shocks first. Do not over tighten them at this stage.

You need to add 2mm of shims to the lower shock mounts behind the actual ball connectors if you want to preserve the longitudinal angle of the shocks.
Front Brace Installed
Now add the remaining screws. Remember the carbon is 2mm so you could replace your current screws with 2mm longer ones if you want the screws seated into the plastic tub by the same amount.
Rear brace installed.
Once all the screws are in, then just tighten them up gently in a cross pattern to keep everything straight and true.

They seem to have worked a treat and they have held up well with the few race outings (and collisions) that the M03 has suffered in that time :)

Order information

The parts are available direct here : http://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/

Email  sales@fibre-lyte.co.uk

If you put this in the title 'TheRcRacer M03 FF02 carbon stiffeners'

You can list the parts you are after and will need to give your address so they can calculate the postage and send you a paypal payment request.

These are for fellow Tamiya racers, these are not for profit, they are a thank you for all of the people who have helped follow this site. You simply pay for the cost of producing the parts, there is no middle man. 

Disclaimer and thanks

These have been made as a contribution to the Tamiya racing community. There is no profit for myself and the parts can be ordered directly via Fibrelyte. These are just a tuning aid, I found them to work well, as has others who have tested parts. Every track / driving style is different so do  not expect a golden bullet.

Thanks to Ian Harris for the measurements and feedback, and also to Steve at Fibre-Lyte who helped me with some of the initial drawings.

As mentioned before, these are a community project which I have invested in designing and manufacturing for my fellow racers, so please let's share feedback and set-ups and I can try to refine or design other parts in the future :)
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