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Old 01-05-2011, 03:22 PM   #1756
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#1 Don't let your diff slip whether you use plastic or aluminum outdrives. Check it often when new and tighten gently, it'll last a long time.

#2 Get the updated or an aftermarket idler gear, the original will last pretty well (if you follow #1) but the new ones are the ticket


Hey Max, will you open up tomorrow or Friday, I promise not to tell anyone else!

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Old 01-06-2011, 12:12 PM   #1757
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Thanks Cuda!
I remember that was the key with all the front drives, that diff has to be butter. Does Tamiya have a hop-up idler? I want to keep it TCS legal. (reason for buying the car in the first place) Thanks!
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:58 PM   #1758
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I remember that was the key with all the front drives, that diff has to be butter. Does Tamiya have a hop-up idler? I want to keep it TCS legal. (reason for buying the car in the first place) Thanks!
Yeh, they have a tuffer idler now but I don't have the part number.
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:41 PM   #1759
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Cool, I'll look it up, thanks!
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:52 PM   #1760
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RW Racing Acetal Idler Gear

Tamiya TRF201/FF-03 Reinforced 52T Ball Differential Gear Set

both in stock
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:54 PM   #1761
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Sweet, thank you!
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:22 AM   #1762
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upgrade your FF03 now
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:45 AM   #1763
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Which in your collective opinion is best for the diff balls? Ceramics or Tungsten Carbide

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Man, I'm so excited to get my FF03!
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Which in your collective opinion is best for the diff balls? Ceramics or Tungsten Carbide

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Use the steel ones you can get on eBay. I think it was $12 for 100 balls. Build it right and you won't need too many of them. Save your money and buy things that matter more, like tires.
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Use the steel ones you can get on eBay. I think it was $12 for 100 balls. Build it right and you won't need too many of them. Save your money and buy things that matter more, like tires.
Thanks for the quick assistance Sportpak, but I 'shotgunned' & bought both types , so I'm spoilt for choice & I want to know which should go in my 'main' diff (until the R-Spec geared diff comes along )

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I would say Ceramic, lighter weight means less rotational mass. But to tell you the truth I would close my eyes and pick a bag.
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I would say Ceramic, lighter weight means less rotational mass. But to tell you the truth I would close my eyes and pick a bag.
Thanks for that, to tell the truth I was leaning towards the ceramics, so decision made!
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I remember for the longest time, Tungstens were the ONLY way to go, but these Ceramics are so light and are just as smooth. I'd say every little bit helps in an already tight class.
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can someone post a link to some FF03 setups....

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