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Old 08-25-2010, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by forwardonly View Post
Kyosho lazer zx-5 wheels worked on mine. I had 3racing aluminum hubs and knuckles on my car. I offered this to another fella and he had rubbing issues with the front end. The dremel fixed it though.

Thanks for the heads-up! The ZX-5 wheels working for the DF-03 should give me a lot more runtime support at the local track...
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:32 PM
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Just taking a survey. How many would still be interested in the back brace for the rear shock tower on the DF-03 or DF-03RA?

The brace would support the rear shock tower from the rear transmission casing up to the rear shock tower...
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Originally Posted by tom_chang79 View Post
Thanks for the heads-up! The ZX-5 wheels working for the DF-03 should give me a lot more runtime support at the local track...
I don't have the cars and wheels in front of me at the moment, but I'm 99% positive that the DF03 buggy wheels have a much greater offset than those on the ZX-5. Not saying they wouldn't work, but you'd effectively be reducing your track width by using the Kyosho wheels. Not sure if this matters or not, but figured I'd mention it.

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Old 08-25-2010, 07:58 PM
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The tq racing/team c 4wd rims look a similar offset, I'll have to get around to throwing them on and measuring sometime.

tom I've still not broke anything back there running the stock towers
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Hey guys, do you think the Traxxas Talon Tires On Gemini Wheels 1/16 E-Revo would work? I'd post a link but I'm still a newbie on here and am not allowed yet. You can search for them easily on TowerHobbies.

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Originally Posted by positronic View Post
The tq racing/team c 4wd rims look a similar offset, I'll have to get around to throwing them on and measuring sometime.

tom I've still not broke anything back there running the stock towers
It usually happens when the car goes upsidedown. The wings exerts a force on the wing mounts which in turn exerts a force on the rear shock tower that forces the section where it attaches to the rear TRANSMISSION CASING cracks.

It's really an annoying design flaw. I've gone through about 5 or 6 rear transmission cases already, and you can't buy them separate, it comes on a tree (damn you Tamiya with your trees).

Even if it were sold separately, it is a PAIN IN THE BUTT to replace at the track.

The DF-03 is lucky that it's a sexy ride that I"m willing to overlook these shortcomings
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Originally Posted by tom_chang79 View Post
Just taking a survey. How many would still be interested in the back brace for the rear shock tower on the DF-03 or DF-03RA?

The brace would support the rear shock tower from the rear transmission casing up to the rear shock tower...
I'd be intersted, but dependent on price. I've had the DF-03 MS for quite awhile now and interested in beefing it up a bit.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:21 PM
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hey guys, sort of a newbe question. I recently bought a 13t brushless and a 4000kv/45A motor/esc system from hobby king. I am not sure what is the best motor system and what pinion I should get. Currently I have a super sport motor and the stock pinion and slipper clutch and spur gear that fits with the slipper. Any help would be much appreciated! thanks in advance.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:08 AM
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Here is a pinion set so you can gear down if the brushless motor gets to hot, what battery are you running?
http://cgi.ebay.com/OP922-Tamiya-05-...item563a745adf

I'm using a 7.4v 2s lipo with a Mamba Max ESC, 8.5t ezrun 4000kv victory motor, 23t pinion & a 82t spur gear witch = 10.89 ratio, standard is 78t spur & 26t pinion = 9.17 ratio. Now I just purchased a Kawada 48 pitch spur gear conversion Part no:TBA101 with that my pinion gear selection increases.

What did give me trouble is the rear diff, so I ordered Tamiya Tungsten-Carbide Diff ball set & All steel, 3racing Rear Diff shaft P/No: DF03-03/HD or you can use the standard tamiya front's (all steel) diff shafts for the Rear.
Also use the alloy rear chassis brace!

Edit: some pic's:
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya DF-03 type-img_1069.jpg   Tamiya DF-03 type-img_1070.jpg  
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Thanks liferlita! I got this set from hobbyking

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...tem_4000kv/45A

and I bought a cheap 5000mah 2s 20c lipo that will hopefullly fit in the car.
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From what I've seen the only LiPOs that seem to fit inside without having to modify the chassis are shotgun style packs, and smaller soft case ones.

I hope for your sake it fits, but I have a feeling you're gonna be disappointed.

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hey melon, i have actually bought a 5000mah hard case that fits tightly but it has banana plugs so the wires wont clear without me cutting the chassis. I also bought a turnigy 5200 pack but it was huge - sold it.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/83p-5000mah-2s1p-74-20c.html

here is the one I bought seems thin enough to fit although i'm not sure about the length.
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Tom, I'd be interested in what type of tower-to-diff case brace that would be available.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:14 PM
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BTW, hard case packs with banana plugs will work with some trimming.

Here's mine with a TrakPower 3600mah hard case Lipo



The wire on the left banana plug has to be cut off right at the plug and resoldered perpedicular to the plug. The I had to shave some of the corner of the solder joint down at a 45 degree so it will still clear the prop shaft

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You may be better off getting these type of bullets for that application.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXYXF3&P=7

I use them on my ZX-5 FS and they work excellent.

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