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Old 06-17-2005, 07:15 AM   #391
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Any tips on getting the gears to be a little quieter? Mine sound like they're grinding a stone out, but they're all clean and lightly lubed with super-speed gear lube, and have smooth bearings on them.

I bought a new set with a new steel pinion to no avail, but I haven't replaced the diff gear yet.. could that be it? It's the TA03 ball diff... do they have replacements for just that gear?

Does the M04 Aluminum heatsink-mount actually do anything? It's only touching the motor with 2 screws...

On a side note, what colour should the Tamiya black-can Sport Tuned brushes be? I think I've overgeared it for a race and baked them with the TB-02 , and they're a dark purpley-grey. I forget what they were before, but i'm being outrun in every race (hey, could be the batts too, I guess). Is there any way to fix them, or is that it? How hot should it be after 5 mins?

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Dark purple means brushes are toasted, after 5 minutes if you can't touch it then something is wrong. Could be over geared/ drivetrain binding/etc....
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:45 AM   #392
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WHAT WOULD THE GEAR RATIO BE ON A M03 IF I INSTALLED THE INTEGY GEARS??
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:22 PM   #393
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well I just ordered the integy gear set. we will soon find out. they came to 36 bucks with shipping. I know it is steep but I had to try them. could not resist. Now I just need the new body set.

Hey is there a good place online to order the extension to turn my m-03 into a m-03L? I have a new cooper body that came with my purchace but I need the D parts tamiya part #0005798 but none of my LHS stock tamiya stuff. they can order it but I have forund it is usally cheaper and faster to just order what I want online.
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:02 PM   #394
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IS THERE ANY DIFFERENTS BETWEEN A $60 DOLLAR TAMIYA SEALED (BLUE) BEARING AND SAY A SET OF $100 ACER OR BOCA BEARINGS OTHER THAN THE PRICE?

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Old 06-17-2005, 06:54 PM   #395
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IS THERE ANY DIFFERENTS BETWEEN A $60 DOLLAR TAMIYA SEALED (BLUE) BEARING AND SAY A SET OF $100 ACER OR BOCA BEARINGS OTHER THAN THE PRICE?

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The asnwer is yes there is a difference
The Ceramics are lighter, and they are free.
I would spin my rear tires on the M03L and the would spin free for almost 3 minutes. So there was virtually no drag. I would say the ceramics ar twice as free as a cleaned out Tamiya bearing
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Redline unless you are trying to win Nationals or a trip to Japan I would not bother. While Troy's car is real free 1 board and you give up that freeness in sitting there. But here is the positive if you nose in and stay on the throttle you can do a killer burnout
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Hey I found a new Mini cooper S body. made to fit the m-03L chassis. by a company called Kamtec Based in the UK. I got the body off of Ebay for 17 pounds wich is just under 30 bucks with shipping. So this will be painted like my daily driver and my standard cooper body will get painted like one of the mini race cars.

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oops I posted the wrong link

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anyone can advise me on the tyre combi used on an Mo3 on carpet tracks?
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Yes they have some interesting body shells, shame they are in the UK. I'd like to see what will actually fit the m chassis cars.

I have a bolink classic beetle shell, I have to get painted one of these days to fit my m03
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Kail- Try M-Grips up front with a firm full-size sedan insert (like a Tamiya black) and S-Grips out back with a 60D foam insert. That should do the trick.
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Thanks! But how do u stuff full size sedan inserts in? cutting them to correct size n regluing the inserts with ca?
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I have had good luck with inserts for the 1/18 off road trucks. plus they were 2 bucks for 4. I used the hard inserts. I have read they info about the full size stuffing but have not tried it. something along the line of tapeing the dia downand stuffing and restuffing until it all lines up then glueing. it talks about the stuffing the full sized inserts on the tamiya ste op page for the m-03L
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