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Old 02-20-2015, 07:31 PM
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I've stacked two o-rings when there was too much play, but haven't tried those earplug looking bushings.


I got my trf x-rings today and rebuilt my CVA super mini's on my v2 and m05. no more leaks.
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Sith Lord
Our carpet is really low pile so we don't really notice it. We did get a new batch one year and it took a very long time to bed in due the higher weave or glue they used on it...
Dang, I hope I can find something like that. Will check a few home improvement stores this weekend.
Nice looking car, btw.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by DesJardins
Ouch, only questions I'd ask if you locked your diff & do you have steering at 100%?

Haven't seen much bending from the light/lower power cars.
Then again I haven't used these LW shafts so I'll find out real quick!
Kit gear diff with AW grease, steering at 85%.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by DesJardins
Can anyone verify part #'s or know if you can purchase just the cross joints & shafts for the swing shafts?

Looking to build 2 sets (regular M03's & the light weight version for certain events)

I saw part #53500 & #42221 but don't see the reference for compatability of the M-chassis
#51444 is a pair of cross joints for the 417.

#53500 are designed for a grub screw.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:26 PM
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Tried the low pile indoor/outdoor rug today bought from HomeDepot to see if I could use it as my track surface. It was the $18-19 one. Short answer: NO.

The car follows the strands and drifts diagonally Backside was better in that terms, but not enough traction regardless; so I returned it.

Will try the interlocking mats next.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:30 PM
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Some folks sent me PM's about the x-rings I use on my clear CVA super mini's on my V2.

This is it, the 50 durometer one. #42214 In the USA it's about $12 for 8pcs. For those with M05's and want to get oil dampers, I suggest skipping the CVA super mini's + x-rings and just buy the aluminum dampers for m-chassis.

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Old 02-22-2015, 01:01 AM
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If you do not race TCS, I have found the best way for the universals is to use TOP racing pin and alloy cover. No grub screws are needed and pin is retained by the cover
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:08 AM
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Great idea caltek1

Now that these came in I can see what I want to do with the combo

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Quick vid of our A-main last night.
Lovin this class

http://youtu.be/N2DjRrtmbT8
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by DesJardins
Quick vid of our A-main last night.
Lovin this class

http://youtu.be/N2DjRrtmbT8
Your car looks dialed.. can u post your setup..I just got one and almost finished building it.. Running long wheelbase and have everything u have except aluminum steering bridge
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Ta03 diff which side does the nut go on the driver side (left as viewed from behind the car) or passenger side (right)?

I though it goes on the right side.

I see both listed as correct when people comment when searching.

Thanks


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Originally Posted by DesJardins
Quick vid of our A-main last night.
Lovin this class

http://youtu.be/N2DjRrtmbT8
Nice driving! smokin'
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Originally Posted by Tire Chunker
Ta03 diff which side does the nut go on the driver side (left as viewed from behind the car) or passenger side (right)?

I though it goes on the right side.

I see both listed as correct when people comment when searching.

Thanks


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Others can chime in, but I don't think it makes a difference. On my M05ProV2 I tightened the nut from the left side of the car. But on my M05, I tried it in both orientations and I could not tell a difference. I do recommend you use the red Tamiya thread lock though.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by caltek1
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Interesting, GJ!

For me, I've never encountered loosing that pin while running the grub screws and thread locker.
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