M-03 front suspension lowering kit - £25
Lots of the aftermarket bodies available in the M-chassis size fit the wheelbase and track, but are too high under the bonnet to allow the shell to sit down. This is certainly true of some of the Kamtec Mardave bodies (Calibra, Sierra Cosworth etc). Using this conversion kit, and a Dremel or saw to cut off the stock plastic front shock towers, many of these bodies will fit the M-03 perfectly.
The new alloy shock tower is machined from solid 6082 billet. You get 5 shock positions to aid in tuning, and fitting the body of your choice. This is of course still fully compatible with any stock Tamiya body, and can be used as a valuable tuning aid. All of the tuning positions are more laid down than standard, giving a rising rate suspension action. This, together with the greater control you get over the ride height, massively limits body roll and improves lap times. You can NOT fit the standard M-03 plastic bumper though. This is the kit to go for if you want to turn your Mini from a fun toy into a serious race car - even if you don't want to run any of the aftermarket bodies.
WHAT YOU GET:
Billet aluminium shock tower
Lengthened upper and lower shock mounting stand-offs
Lengthened mounting screws