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Old 07-02-2015, 08:12 PM
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www.ontariorc.net is an Ontario based racing forum, mostly London & the GTA. I race at Lou's Speedway in London & occasionally in St. Catharines with Niagara RC. They are on Facebook, as well as Ontario On-Road RC Racers. Racers from the GTA regularly race at Lou's & Niagara RC. There also other tracks, Ottawa, Kingsville & Kingston to name a few.

Oh and the Canadian Onroad Nationals are held every March in Welland. You can see TCS winning Mini drivers there.
Nice man, good to hear there's some mini racers close by again, I used to race at fast cats years ago, ever heard of them. They closed now . Used to have a bit of fun there before I put it away for some reason.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:25 PM
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Default Differential Brands!?!?!?!?!?

Ok, so I am looking into the differential replacement upgrade to a ball differential and Ive read some things about different brands. Is the 3 racing ball diff not so good?? Which is the best and TOUGHEST diff that wont break and consistently put out good performance??? I'm looking at Tamiya's diff but is it that much different and worth the extra coins? Anyone have experience with more than one brand of these ball diffs and the best way to assemble? First time replacing a diff so any help would be good on why other brands are worse than Tamiya. Just trying to get as much intel I can to make a good purchase.

And for the update on the spur gear I destroyed today....NO SPARE lol.... so we are decomissioned until further repairs (will be getting the black reinforced gears to sakadachi) lol stupid curb
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:26 PM
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I raced at FastCats a few times(3 hr. drive). Mini was my favorite class, but it died out, especially after the TCS died . I race VTA & USGT now.

St. Catharines has a decent Mini class.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by M05 newbie
Ok, so I am looking into the differential replacement upgrade to a ball differential and Ive read some things about different brands. Is the 3 racing ball diff not so good?? Which is the best and TOUGHEST diff that wont break and consistently put out good performance??? I'm looking at Tamiya's diff but is it that much different and worth the extra coins? Anyone have experience with more than one brand of these ball diffs and the best way to assemble? First time replacing a diff so any help would be good on why other brands are worse than Tamiya. Just trying to get as much intel I can to make a good purchase.

And for the update on the spur gear I destroyed today....NO SPARE lol.... so we are decomissioned until further repairs (will be getting the black reinforced gears to sakadachi) lol stupid curb
The 3Racing M06 gear diff(yes it fits the M05) is a good unit. Mine haven't been apart in several seasons & still feel good.

Too bad you don't live closer or I could give you a couple spur gears. I usually bend the teeth on the layshaft gear.
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Originally Posted by mariob62
The 3Racing M06 gear diff(yes it fits the M05) is a good unit. Mine haven't been apart in several seasons & still feel good.

Too bad you don't live closer or I could give you a couple spur gears. I usually bend the teeth on the layshaft gear.
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
Drop a guy a named Monkeyracing, He's up your way, maybe he can give you some info on the local scene,
There is (was) a TCS in Ill or Wisc last year( I cant remember which state it was)
You can keep tabs on the TCS Scene from their web site
Just google up Tamiya Championship Series Schedule
Monkeyracing is a 2000+ mile drive from Oakville. I think he's in the Calgary area.
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Where are you around?
I'm in Courtright, near Sarnia.
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
Drop a guy a named Monkeyracing, He's up your way...
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I've heard some whispers of the new M05 VerII chassis potentially having a weak spot in it. Can anyone confirm this? The couple of people I spoke to mentioned something about them cracking in a particular area and that they had seen some info on this forum about it.
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It's been mentioned more than a few times. There are tips a few pages back that can help, if you're particularly rough on your car. I crash the crap out of mine and haven't had a problem.
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I'm not especially rough with mine, but was just curious if there was something I needed to be on the lookout for. Was this related to the steering pivot posts?
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No. The area under the motor/gearbox is a little thin. The M03 had a tendency to crack in the same place.
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I've owned 3 M03's in the last 20 yrs(?), raced 2 of them frequently..none has cracked.

I think people are just running them too low.
No issue with my M05, V2, and any of my other chassis listed in my sig cracking. My typical ride height is near 10mm especially for outdoor driving, about 2x most people's ground clearance.
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Hey monkey? ? Whereabouts are you located?
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Hey monkey? ? Whereabouts are you located?
In the growling pits of hell Calgary Canada, as do I and Bonecrusher (Ivan). Its Stampede time, so he may not reply, as he has probably started drinking already today
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