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Old 10-12-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default Tamiya M05 Diff Option

I just purchased a Tamiya M05 Mini. From what I hear, the stock diff isn't very good, and most upgrade to the 3Racing diff, which is what I did, but I bought the M05 BALL diff, not the M06 gear diff.

Most guys at the track are running the gear diff, but I'm curious if anyone has had success with the 3Racing ball diff? Since I've got it, I might as well use it.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:29 AM   #2
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Default Top diff

In Australia many people like to use the diff from top racing. Filled with a thick oil start at 300k, this gives good push out of the corners and gets power down quickly. Used with the hardened outdrives this setup is bullet proof


See the diff here make sure u get the black hardened outdrives.^
Only downfall is it is a little bit expensive but very worth it.

I have never used the 3racing ball diff, but i have used the TA03 ball diff which worked very well when it is tightened very very tight. I have heard bad review about the m05 specific ball diff. try the 3racing diff you migh find it is very good.
otherwise try the top diff.
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I used to use the M05 ball diff for one season of racing and it worked ok but I couldn't get it tight enough. So I bought the 3Racing gear diff and filled it with 300k oil and it works really well for me so far.


You could also try stuffing the kit gear diff with putty so that it becomes locked and see how that works for you before spending money on a new diff.
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