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Old 02-13-2010, 10:32 PM   #11506
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i also believe in telling it as it is ..... and i think you are an idiot and i will add you to my ignore list too !!!

soon you will be the only one reading your posts !!!!!
Thank you very much, sir. I am honoured to be on your ignore list. Would sir like me to reciprocate?

No worries. I like reading my own posts, at least there I can find correct grammar and spelling alongside civility.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:02 PM   #11507
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:37 AM   #11508
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Missed the start of this, but was this whole exchange over whether inserts could be used again???? Interesting if it was.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:59 AM   #11509
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Missed the start of this, but was this whole exchange over whether inserts could be used again???? Interesting if it was.
nah not from me mate i just didn't like his attitude

he was saying something about inserts

personally i cut down touring car inserts and re use them
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:01 PM   #11510
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Hey guys, got a question for ya.

I recently picked up an M-05, and was wondering if any of you have tried to add on adjustable turnbuckles?

Let me know what you used, and does it work with the Tamiya plastic? Thanks all.
Oh so you didn't believe me about the turnbuckles huh? Ahaha. Just messing with you BAM. 
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:12 PM   #11511
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I have a M03M. What is the best diff to use for carpet? What is the best for parking lot? What kind of grease? How tight should the diff be? Thanks. I know this has been mentioned before.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:32 PM   #11512
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Missed the start of this, but was this whole exchange over whether inserts could be used again???? Interesting if it was.
Look back at post 11488 and quote therein and see where it all started.

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Ive seen forums ruined by a few (very knowledgeable) ADULTS with a chip on their shoulder & social skills of a teenage brat.

Forums are a platform for discussion, there will always be conflicting opinions, so tolerance of other opinions & ideas is not optional.
My RC hobby has cost me 3x what I spent on my real car, I know which one is the toy:my opinion
That's exactly what happens here time and again, and I am not the first victim (nor the last, I guess). Same people who can't think outside their little sandbox and are ready to disembowel anyone who shares their own (different) experience.

Same here. I don't need a third party reality check though to admit my real cars as well as my RC cars are just toys because they don't really serve any practical purpose and anyone can live without them. I wouldn't exchange them for the world but people need to keep a sense of perspective. You can't have a dig at anyone (especially on a public forum) just because they happen to think otherwise. To me, that is the sign of a very fragile ego.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:44 AM   #11513
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gear diffs w/ antiwear grease are nice on minis
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:59 AM   #11514
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Yes ,the Tamiya grease is nice and tacky / thick viscosity.
You can add a shim or two for some extra preload , I.E : tighter action.

Ball diffs seem to loosen too much for my liking. I'm going to shim and modify mine, but if that fails, its back to the gear diff.

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Old 02-15-2010, 04:54 AM   #11515
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fleety I know what u mean about the ball diff.... If the nut comes out again I may just put the gear diff back ... I think 3racing have a ball diff.. I do have the parts of a ta03 diff. So I have a couple options...
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:54 AM   #11516
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Jason,

The 3Racing MO5 ball diff suffers from the same problem as the Tamiya MO5 ball diff. It uses a small 2mm M2 alloy nylock nut. This is easily stripped from either over tightening or by hitting the domes/boards etc. These diffs are designed not to be tightened sufficiently to prevent some diff slippage. The internal thread of the nut does not have sufficient surface area to remedy the fault. I have redone both of my tamiya ball diffs with the 416 spring/nut retainer and both are solid. An alternate is to get the HPI diff nut retainer, add loctite and use it PNo HPI73522. Thanks Rob.

You just have to not over tighten the diff screw and use the red Tamiya loctite gel. I ran my MO5L tonight at Penrith and TQ'd and won the final using this diff in the car. The car was the only one doing 17 laps.

The TAO3 ball diff can be modified to make it tighter by adding an extra cone washer and replacing the thrust bearing with a 1150 bearing. You will still need to loctite the screw in this diff also, other wise you will have to disassemble to re-tighten the diff. The problems I have had with this diff is stripping of the splines on either side of the diff. I had placed an "o"ring in each diff cup and added anti-wear grease to the splines on the diff cup, however these still managed to move from the diff and strip the splines. Possible reason is the "o" rings become worn.

On the MO5 I have found that the TAO3 diff can cause steering problems if the universals bind in the diff cups. to solve this I used a clear silicon "o"ring in each cup.

I have seen some of the Victorians at last years Nationals use the gear diff without any added extra bits, just some grease and there cars were very quick. I have tried extra diff washers and some lexion shims to tighten the diff. This works, however places more wear on the alloy gears parts. I have filled a gear diff with the anti-wear Tamiya grease and ended up with it inside the chassis and it loosens after only a few runs.

If you try a spool, whether it is a modified gear diff or ball diff, then you place more strain on other parts of the drive chain. I broke a universal from using the Square spool adaptor for the gear diff from this venture. On a wide open high speed track a spool is very good. On a tight track like Windsor you get monstered by the cars with a diff, as they have much more corner speed.

I believe the TAO3 ball diff is stronger than the MO5 ball diff, however at this time I am very happy with the later in both my cars. My problems from Friday night was my own fault for thinking the diff wasn't tight enough and cranking it a little tighter which allowed the diff to loosen. Then when I re-tightened I got a little ham fisted and over nipped it up and broke the screw.

Anyway the choice is yours. I have looked at another idea to improve the Tamiya ball diff by using a different thrust bearing with a larger internal diameter which will allow a 2.5mm screw and nut to be used.

Good luck and Happy Racing,

I will read the forum when I can, but as you know I might be busy, as I leave tomorrow. If you need any other assistance PM me.

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Old 02-15-2010, 06:02 AM   #11517
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Calvin since you're looking at other screws, nuts and thrusts maybe the Photon screw, nut and thrust bearing parts will do what you need. I think the screw is 2.6mm
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:13 AM   #11518
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G'day Skitee,

Myself and Jeff have tried that option. It works but you have to modify the nut retainer. The nylock nut is thicker, however we are both like the 416 spring retainer nut. But I do like your suggestion.

The biggest hurdle was getting a thrust bearing with a larger internal diameter, so that I can fit a 2.5mm diff screw, which I found at miniature bearings in QLD. I have some on order, just have to wait til I return form O/S before I can test again.

Thank you,

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Old 02-15-2010, 01:17 PM   #11519
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Or.....

95% of the rc-mini crew cars run a completely standard TA03 ball diff (in both M03's and M05's) No washers removed, built completely as per instructions, the only change being using anti-wear grease instead of standard diff lube.

We tighten em, and then leave em. Most of ours last 12 months without needing to be touched.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:17 PM   #11520
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Tony Gray - Thanks for the clarification. Do you tighten the diff according to the instructions or more so? Sorry to be pest.
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