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Old 02-08-2015, 07:18 PM
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Which direction are you running your steering rack for carpet racing.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:23 PM
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What do you mean? Are you asking about toe in/out? The rack really only assembles one way, I think.
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The Tamiya steering rack can only be built one way. The Yeah racing steering rack gives you the option of changing the cross piece to suit track conditions.
I only use the Tamiya steering rack and change the spacer behind the ball stud to alter ackerman if required, however I rarely change this as the 1mm spacer works well on all the tracks I race.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
What do you mean? Are you asking about toe in/out? The rack really only assembles one way, I think.
You can rotate the rack and the rack has two holes to choose from

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Old 02-09-2015, 11:55 AM
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My MO5 V2.

The only issue I have with the new chassis, is how easy it is for dirt and grit to get into the gearbox and destroy your gears. I have hopefully resolved this by using battery tape in the motor cavity and battery compartment. I have also blocked the area around the aluminium motor mount with blutack and done the same internally.

Other than that the car is certainly good, but I have improved my car setup, which has rectified a earlier issue when using Ride Inch tyres, especially our control tyre configuration.

I have not taken pictures of revised setup and as still a work in progress, not sharing at this time. All will go out the window, when I change tyres back to sweeps.

For those complaining about the tyres rubbing on the bodies, why not change the width of the wheel hex. Standard is 6mm, can go to 4mm or5mm hexes. They are a Tamiya hopup part.
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Paint jobs are all paint, no stickers, thanks to MAD for the great work.
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what body is the white and blue.. and how does it run....
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It is the protoform 225mm mwb Socal mini body. I have found it to be good with my setup. I like it for some tracks, but also like the Blitz VW GTI.

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Heathen,
If high grip carpet then setup your steering as the bottom picture shows. All you are changing is the ackerman on the steering rack which is the same as adding or removing spacers on the Tamiya steering rack beneath the ball studs.

By moving the steering rack forward it makes the steering less aggressive which would be better for high grip carpet. Adversly moving the steering back towards the rear of the car it becomes more aggressive. It actually affects how much the inner tyre turns in when cornering. I hope that better answers your question.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:03 AM
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I've looked everywhere and I can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for. Everyone says that you can run an TA03 ball diff in an M05. I bought the TA03 diff (part 53267).

Can someone show me how this fits in the gearbox. For the life of me I can't figure out which way it's supposed to go in. Which side gets the belt pully? The motor side or the other side? Do I need any special drive cups? Any special bearings to hold it in place? It doesn't seem as drop in and play as I have read it to be. Do I use the outdrive cups from the original gar diff? I bought the car used off of here and it came with the M05 ball diff installed, so I do not have the original gear diff parts.

I'm new to Mini's and I'd like to learn as much as I can. I run an M05 ball diff and it still spins under acceleration even if I make it crazy tight.

Any pics of a TA03 diff installed and what special parts you used would be a great help. Also, what is the part number for the replacement gear diff for the M05?

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Old 02-10-2015, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Trez83
I've looked everywhere and I can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for. Everyone says that you can run an TA03 ball diff in an M05. I bought the TA03 diff (part 53267).

I'm new to Mini's and I'd like to learn as much as I can. I run an M05 ball diff and it still spins under acceleration even if I make it crazy tight.

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Tom if your're trying to slow the diff action with the M05 ball diff try using these.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=54424

PM me if you have any questions.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:30 AM
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Tom, the TA03 diff uses 5x11 bearings, unlike most other 05 diffs that use 5x15. The m05 kits come with adapters to install them. It doesn't matter which wat you install it - works either way. The outdrives supplied with the diff are the correct ones to use, as they have a shorter spline than stock.

Images show the stock diff being installed, but the ta03 goes in the same way.



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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Tom, the TA03 diff uses 5x11 bearings, unlike most other 05 diffs that use 5x15. The m05 kits come with adapters to install them. It doesn't matter which wat you install it - works either way. The outdrives supplied with the diff are the correct ones to use, as they have a shorter spline than stock.

Images show the stock diff being installed, but the ta03 goes in the same way.




Ah HA!!!

That's why the summon-a-botch doesn't fit right! I need the smaller bearings to hold the drive cups.

Thanks, MonkeyRacing
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I would suggest making sure you place threadlock on the bolt in the TAO3 ball diff otherwise it will come undone. Pain having to strip the car apart to retighten.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:06 PM
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Just completed my M05Pro v2, Fully "Blue Printed" for the Tamiya USA Track at Aliso Viejo.

Question about batteries...

Would you rather use a Shorty Pack and be at the 1300g weight limit? or be near 1370g using a higher capacity Lipo battery?

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Given that I'm using about 1000mah out of a 4200mah pack in a 5 minute race, I'd go with a shorty. The centering of the weight makes already awesome setups even better. I'm probably not winning more than I did before, but the car is easier to drive.

If you go with something like the Protek (Ptk-5100-14) or the Nanotech 4200, there's a little space under the battery you can add some weight to. With the Nanotech, my car weighs in at 1234g. There's also probably a higher capacity shorty out there that could knock the weight up closer to 1300.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:00 AM
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Shorty, way better weight bias.
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