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Old 03-02-2013, 12:41 PM
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Thanks for the info Aaron, so go with the harder bar (silver) instead of the black?

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Old 03-02-2013, 12:44 PM
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Check out the blingy paint!! I'll make sure the diff is tight as well. I'm running the standard gear diff with putty.

Are you guys running gear diff's or locked ball diff's?

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Swampracer
Thanks for the info Aaron, so go with the harder bar (silver) instead of the black?

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Hey Greg, yep id recommend going the stiffest bar straight away. i found the car almost loose initially, but concentrate on camber and traction compound on the rear tires and it will get better.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:16 PM
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I got a question for m03 racers. Does anyone know the kimbrough servo saver that works for the m03? I run an associated XP servo so hopefully it works with that.
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I've used the Kimbrough large and x-large on my M03. You will have to trim the corners back a little for clearance and drill your own holes for ballstuds. They're damn near indestructible once they're installed, though. It will come with 3 adaptors to suit pretty much any servo. Red lines and dots show roughly where to modify it.

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Old 03-03-2013, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
I've used the Kimbrough large and x-large on my M03. You will have to trim the corners back a little for clearance and drill your own holes for ballstuds. They're damn near indestructible once they're installed, though. It will come with 3 adaptors to suit pretty much any servo. Red lines and dots show roughly where to modify it.

Awesome! Thank you so much monkey racing. The diagram is perfect, thank you so much for sharing that.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:13 AM
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Anyone here run their minis on dirt, rally stuff? Trying to find a way to keep dirt of it as much as possible. I have a DF03ra and use a dark impact body as a cover to keep stuff out. Gonna build an M05 specifically for rally and a new one for carpet though probably won't give up my M03R entirely.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:03 PM
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Just thought I'd pass on some info to all TA03 ball diff fans. The diffs in a couple of my M03 Minis were starting to be a little "loose" so rebuilds were done. Both diffs were in their respective chassis for many months with no attention and were still smooth, but were freer than optimum.

Tore both down and put the gears and diff parts in disc brake cleaner, but the antiwear grease just did not clean off as well as I'd like. Then Simple green and water was tried and it was way better. I'm fortunate to have a good strong ultra sonic cleaner, so did have to "soak" the parts.

Diff #1 was reassembled and came out okay, but was still on the loose side. Diff #2 was as loose as it was before the rebuild. WTF, these had always rebuilt well. Cleaned all the parts, rebuilt again with the same results. Tore them apart again and discovered that the Belleville or cone washers were flattened a bit , so had lost their "spring" capabilities, which, of course, made the diff action lighter.

Conclusion: Might be better to replace the washers when rebuilding.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:15 PM
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About start building my M05. What size bearing can I replace the stock plastic?
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Jmoneym, If you plan on replacing any of the uprights for the aluminum ones dont bother buy bearing for the plastic uprights as the aluminum ones require a different size. But if you plan on sticking with the plastic uprights for a good while you will need 5x11's for them, 2 per upright.

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Originally Posted by fresnojay
Jmoneym, If you plan on replacing any of the uprights for the aluminum ones dont bother buy bearing for the plastic uprights as the aluminum ones require a different size. But if you plan on sticking with the plastic uprights for a good while you will need 5x11's for them, 2 per upright.

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I just picked up a 05 for the upcoming outdoor season. I'm going to use a Kimbrough 201 servo saver and I was wonder what hole you guys are using on the saver?
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Originally Posted by jmoneym
About start building my M05. What size bearing can I replace the stock plastic?
You will need 12, 5X11 bearins an 6, 5X8 bearings. Just built 3 M05's.
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Originally Posted by big kid 37
You will need 12, 5X11 bearins an 6, 5X8 bearings. Just built 3 M05's.
Thanks just ordered a Tamiya M05 bearing kit.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:29 PM
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Jmoney, also look into threaded shocks, 3racing are fine if you dont care about tcs legal
I also like the aluminum steering assemble & ball diff.

Let me know if you need any other help I will be at the track sunday

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