Originally Posted by scoop
A question to those of you using what seems to be a mental set up in your M03's, how regularly are you replacing the gears and what settings are you using on the esc?
I've been running the same gear set for 9 months on my M03. Generally they won't get worn out from the power of the 13T motor.
It's if you hit things a lot, the sudden impact can dent the gears and then over a meeting or 2 they will shred themselves.
The settings are maximum punch and maximum timing, anything less than that and your top speed, punch out of corners and lap times will suffer.
To cure traction rolling on the M03 I have found a few things that can help:
Add weight to the car, mine is at 1340grams, other guys race theirs at up to 1500grams.
Tyres, try running a harder front tyre, softer rear. There are some tyres, Team Powers 36 for example that will make your car traction roll everywhere no matter what you do. If you just use them on the rear and try Ride 3035 or Sweep 40 on the front then it should calm it down. This is advice for tarmac/parking lots, not for carpet.
For springs, try running harder in front, softer in rear. I use ultra hard (purple) up front and soft (red) rear.
Try different width hexes, 6mm front and rear are a good start ... depends what body you use as to which hexes you can fit.
Lastly, alter your driving style. Driving flat out into a corner and hoping for the best can lead to traction rolls. Try braking/backing off a hint before the turns.
The M03 is fastest when it's right on the edge of tipping over