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Old 12-13-2014, 10:30 AM
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So trying to jump into this class for some club racing. The locals suggested the M05 V2 since it has some upgrades already. My question is, is there a newer model on the horizon? Hate to get a kit and find out a better kit is out on the market. Been racing for a couple years (so seen this before) and would hate to drop coin on this kit only to hear an "upgraded" one is out. Appreciate the input. Been trying to catch up on this thread...but it goes on forever. (Good reading nevertheless). Thanks!
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:25 PM
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Nope. Version II has only been around for 6 months and Tamiya's slow to release new stuff. The first M05 was 2009. The M03 was about 10 years prior.

That said, upgraded bits get released every so often, sometimes on limited editions, but there's never been one with all the goodies.

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Old 12-13-2014, 04:45 PM
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Thanks for the info!


Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Nope. Version II has only been around for 6 months and Tamiya's slow to release new stuff. The first M05 was 2009. The M03 was about 10 years prior.

That said, upgraded bits get released every so often, sometimes on limited editions, but there's never been one with all the goodies.
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HELP!!!


The BA31 LARGE BEVEL GEAR parts that came with my M-05 kit are splined

The BA25 GEARBOX JOINT parts are not!

Am I supposed to ask Tamiya to send me the correct BA25 parts or the correct BA31 parts?

This is a real pisser

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I wasn't sure where else to post this but I was wondering if anyone would be interested in this shirt. http://teespring.com/mchassis
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That is awesome. Very glad there's a little time to order. I'll do it on my b-day next week, so I don't get in trouble.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:59 PM
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Red sand, I would contact Tamiya and let them know you have pictures you can send to explain your problem. They should handle it pretty quick for you. They have been good to me thus far.

As for the mini shirts, I would totally be in for one.

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I agree, email them the Pix you have of the stuff you have and they should take good care of you
Their Customer Srevice is VERY good!
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Thank you fresnojay & KA2AEV!

I sent Tamiya a very polite response

I realize this was a boo-boo on their part and I make mistakes also and since I love their stuff I will choose not to be upset but wait patiently for my parts

Meanwhile, I'll paint the body and assemble as much of the other items as I can. I just hope somehow I can get splined GEARBOX JOINT parts because I won't have to disassemble the chassis and diff to resolve this.

But that's not really a big deal so whatever they send, I'll toss it on and get driving

And . . . I like the shirt also

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Old 12-15-2014, 09:43 AM
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what is being used in your gear difs....
filled it wit anti seize and shoo goes / gooped it to seal the cover .. waited to dry for 1 week.. the grease is still leaking from the car....

not shure where to go from here...
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What diff are you talking about? If it's the TA03 style, they're not meant to have anything that can leak inside because it will leak through the bearings. If you want a tight but not locked diff you can try AW grease from Tamiya or Moly grease for steering boxes/CV joints, it's the same stuff. Sticks like shit on a shovel and it's thick.
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He's talking stock gear diff. Try bits of fuel tubing, foam earplugs or buy some extra shims and shim it. Or, if your looking to make a spool, epoxy or hot glue.

What effect are you trying to achieve?

The thing to keep in mind is the stock gear diff was never designed to contain any sort of fluids or things that become fluid under heat or pressure. People have had some limited successes sealing them, but nothing that ever lasted or caught on.
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I think the later stock mini diff (the one with two flats on the outdrives instead of splines) has a plastic bit which can be used to lock it (replaces all innards).
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Originally Posted by niznai
I think the later stock mini diff (the one with two flats on the outdrives instead of splines) has a plastic bit which can be used to lock it (replaces all innards).
I bought two kits this past year. Never got one of those. There's one in my trail truck, though.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:06 PM
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I might be confused. The part I am talking about might have been an optional for the TA03 diffs.

Another option I remembered is a one way conversion. Anyone tried that? I used it on a TA02 chassis up front.
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