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Old 02-23-2010, 10:43 PM   #11581
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Thnx for the help

I was about to get the 05 but suddenly I came across the 03R Blue Edition and it looks so delicious lol.

When you say TC Balldiff, does it mean that the Hot Bodies TC ball diff fits perfectly for the 05 but not the 03? Why dont we use Tamiya Ball diff I think the TA03 ones fit.

The old design balldiff found in TA03 and the rest of them is a very clunky construction meant to fit inside older Tamiya cars across the entire range of hobbyist grade chassies they had at the time. It has various problems relating to reliability and even though it does the job, it is far from ideal. As explained above it can only be adjusted by taking the chassis apart which for a mini is not a two (or ten) second operation. Taking the chassis halves apart means taking out and puting back in the screws that go in plastic and eventually the plastic threads are stripped and you need a new chassis. Why bother? Apart from this, the TC style balldiff offers virtually infinite adjustability (as you probably know already) and doesn't need you take anything apart.

I did not check if any other TC balldiff fits, and I would guess no (or not without some creative engineering) but the Tamiya's offering is on par with the TRF balldiffs and that's a pretty high standard.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:57 PM   #11582
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Looking for Lipo for my m03, was wondering if anyone had used the Orion Rocket series packs yet? Look like a decent pack for the $

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Looking for Lipo for my m03, was wondering if anyone had used the Orion Rocket series packs yet? Look like a decent pack for the $

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXYCB0&P=ML
Team Orion usually makes good stuff. So why put a Tamiya connector on a lipo? Yeah, I know it can be changed, but why?
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:43 AM   #11584
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When you say TC Balldiff, does it mean that the Hot Bodies TC ball diff fits perfectly for the 05 but not the 03? Why dont we use Tamiya Ball diff I think the TA03 ones fit.
the ball diff for the Cyclone TC won't work because its a pulley-based diff versus a gear-based diff...when everyone says a 'TC ball diff' they mean a diff styled like those you'd see in the 416 or the TC

and for the records, a TA03 diff IS a Tamiya diff and the TA03 and the Manta Ray diffs are the only 2 that will fit in a M03
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:39 AM   #11585
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Team Orion usually makes good stuff. So why put a Tamiya connector on a lipo? Yeah, I know it can be changed, but why?
Yea they also offer it with a Traxxas plug, both would be snipped off and replaced with a Deans. Looks like it'd be a good pack for the m03 and the price is right.
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Why do people usually change the tamiya plug? It seems fine...
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Why do people usually change the tamiya plug? It seems fine...
they're high resistence and can overheat and melt
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they're high resistence and can overheat and melt
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They are garbage
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Yea they also offer it with a Traxxas plug, both would be snipped off and replaced with a Deans. Looks like it'd be a good pack for the m03 and the price is right.
The Traxxas is a great connector. If I didn't have 20+ connectors to change I'd switch to them.
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Nothing like coming off the track and trying to remove the battery pack but find out that the connectors are fused together
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If not tamiya connectors than wich one?
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After using Deans for a number of years I moved on to Corally plugs. I still have a box of Deans lying around that developed a strange symptom. They did not make contact when pushed all the way in, so I had to back them off a hair. Very weird and eventually I got fed up. Simple is better. Please note, I said "Corally", not "corally-style". There's a lot of crap out there.
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The Traxxas is a great connector. If I didn't have 20+ connectors to change I'd switch to them.
Yes, the Traxxas is a fine connector, my comment was directed toward Tamiya connectors
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hey guys, I posted this on our local thread, but figured youd all get a kick out of it too.
from the TCS race this last weekend.

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