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Old 03-16-2015, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by sosidge
With the gear diff, soak the blades in boiling water for a few minutes. This will soften them up and make them easier to fit.
Thanks for that I will give it a try.

Any idea about the ball diff?
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by leeism
Thanks for that I will give it a try.

Any idea about the ball diff?
Insert an o-ring into the outdrive to take up the space.
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:52 PM
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I just installed the V2 arms on my M06 and have a question about the front arms. Since the front arms can be used on L and R, they have shock mount holes on both sides. Unlike the rears, the mounts sit up on the arm. The V2 manual does not suggest trimming or cutting it off.

I understand that the tyre will hit something before the arm will.. but weird and unpredictable things happen in racing.

Has anyone else considered trimming it off.. or am I over analysing.
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman
I just installed the V2 arms on my M06 and have a question about the front arms. Since the front arms can be used on L and R, they have shock mount holes on both sides. Unlike the rears, the mounts sit up on the arm. The V2 manual does not suggest trimming or cutting it off.

I understand that the tyre will hit something before the arm will.. but weird and unpredictable things happen in racing.

Has anyone else considered trimming it off.. or am I over analysing.
I was advised to trim it off by a few of the members on this site as I had asked the same question in regards to my m05. Yes, the manual says nothing about trimming the tab off, but it doesn't allow much ground clearance with it on.
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:16 PM
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I agree with Neils. Definitely trim the bottom (unused) ones off.
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:48 PM
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Those extra mounting points make no difference if you're running indoors, on carpet. There's a slim possibility they'll snag on gravel if your running outside.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:08 AM
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Mine are scraped up running on asphalt... So they are definitely touching the ground.
Does cutting them off make the car illegal for TCS?
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:23 AM
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I am still having an issue with the driveshaft with the 3racing ball diff in my m05.

The driveshafts don't make it into the carrier. The outdrives seem to have a lot of room for the driveshafts to slip into compared to the standard and TA03 diffs.

Has anyone got any ideas? Do the standard driveshafts work with this diff?

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Leeism, do the shafts go into the outdrives, but fall out easily? If so, standard practice is to insert an o-ring into each outdrive to help take up the slack. If they don't reach at all, I'm not sure what's going on. Never seen that problem!
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Those extra mounting points make no difference if you're running indoors, on carpet. There's a slim possibility they'll snag on gravel if your running outside.
With 55d tyres they definitely hit the deck. They will damage the carpet if you don't cut them off.
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by chef88
You should probably make a note that these are for the older, slightly taller C-hubs (pre-M03M/M03R) and won't fit current versions. They can be made to work if you order the proper C hubs. (Tamiya 50736, still available!) Bearings are 5x11.

That said, they're super tough and don't bend. Great part to have, especially if you want to build a classic mini that handles.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Leeism, do the shafts go into the outdrives, but fall out easily? If so, standard practice is to insert an o-ring into each outdrive to help take up the slack. If they don't reach at all, I'm not sure what's going on. Never seen that problem!
Yes monkeyracing they do go into the out drives but the diff side has a longer length than standard for the dogbone to slide around in so it slips out of the carrier end easily. The orings are in.

So I am really not sure how this 3racing ball diff can actually work. Any other ideas?

I can't put up any images as I haven't posted enough as of yet either. If someone could post a few images if their 3racing diff installed I should hopefully see where I am going wrong.

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For my M05V2 owners. Do the softer springs go in the front like the instruction manual says or in the rear like everyone and their mother says? lol
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For my M05V2 owners. Do the softer springs go in the front like the instruction manual says or in the rear like everyone and their mother says? lol
I run yellow upfront and blues in rear..on carpet haven't had any traction roll issues.. I superglued the sidewall and half the first outer tread..I have turned down endpoints on steering to 80 as well
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