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Old 01-03-2017, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by RickRST
What drop in or very little mod Lipo's are people using at the moment for M05?

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V1 or V2? I use Gens Ace 4200 rounded lipo in my M03. If "very little mod" is on the table for a V1 chassis, just get the V2 A chassis parts and motor mount for a partial V2 conversion.
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:52 PM
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I think it is plain M05?

Kit 300058483

Just different wheels and body shell to the regular M05 I think.

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Originally Posted by JUNI
Hi. I am setting up a mini and trying to make sure it's TCS legal for a local race. Would this TB04 diff be considered TCS legal?
I believe it would qualify, since it is 100% Tamiya parts. You are also not cutting or modding the chassis to fit it. So again should be legal
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman
I believe it would qualify, since it is 100% Tamiya parts. You are also not cutting or modding the chassis to fit it. So again should be legal
Thank You.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman
I believe it would qualify, since it is 100% Tamiya parts. You are also not cutting or modding the chassis to fit it. So again should be legal
You are however modifying the gear to bolt on to the diff, so I doubt it'll be legal. I think they also have a clause that if the part wasn't designed for the chassis or listed in the manual as compatible, it may not be legal.
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:11 PM
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The TA03 ball diff has always been considered legal for TCS...
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Laguna Bozo
The TA03 ball diff has always been considered legal for TCS...
It's listed in at least one of the M05 manuals as an official upgrade, although I suppose it was legal in the M03 days too. Perhaps the usage of that diff predated the current ruleset, or they made an exception for it.

Edit: here's the rule

"Any Tamiya Hop-Up Option and spare part is allowed and legal as long as it is used in the way it was designed, and installed on the vehicle it was designed for."

Since the TA03 one is allowed one could argue that the TB04 should be allowed too, but since it requires custom fitting, that violates the clause "in the way it was designed".

Edit 2: turns out the original M03 box lists the manta ray diff as an official optional part, which is probably how the TA03 diff snuck in originally.

Edit 3: The TA03 diff is actually listed (in small print on the rear) in the M03 manual as an official upgrade.

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Old 01-03-2017, 04:44 PM
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For those running the TCS races. What body is preferred for the lwb chassis. I ordered and received 2 Mazda RX7 . Just wondering is there any other choices. I have discontinued bodies too. A JCW and a Toyota bb. I guess the last two are not allowed anymore
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:45 PM
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If I'm running an M05 v1 on black carpet at a TCS race, which tires should I get?
The 1028 or 1029 premounts?

I would think the 1029 would be a better choice, but, this IS a Mini, so what is logical most times does not always work.

Thanks!!
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:10 PM
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Our friendly neighbors to the north seem to have 1 M05 V2 R left in stock.. comes to $250 or so shipped to the states.. grab it while you can

http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...od_id=TAM84424
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:33 AM
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Uh oh! I started following this thread again...
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I am racing a very basic M-03 (stock gear diff & friction shocks). The car handles well for the track that I race it at, but it does tend to slip the diff. I want to add additional shim(s) to the diff to tighten up the diff action. I would like to just buy the shim individually (Tamiya 9mm washer, part #12300010), but it seems impossible to find it for sale/in stock anywhere.

I suppose I could just buy a set of replacement bevel gears (Tamiya part #50602), but those also seem to be hard to find for sale/in stock.

Does anyone know where to source an exact/similar shim for the M-03 stock gear diff?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer
I am racing a very basic M-03 (stock gear diff & friction shocks). The car handles well for the track that I race it at, but it does tend to slip the diff. I want to add additional shim(s) to the diff to tighten up the diff action. I would like to just buy the shim individually (Tamiya 9mm washer, part #12300010), but it seems impossible to find it for sale/in stock anywhere.

I suppose I could just buy a set of replacement bevel gears (Tamiya part #50602), but those also seem to be hard to find for sale/in stock.

Does anyone know where to source an exact/similar shim for the M-03 stock gear diff?

Thanks in advance for the help.
If they're not in stock anywhere, then you best bet is to buy a few sets of bevel gears that include them in the package, or hit up your friends who've switched over to other diff types. They are available on eBay, but the price per washer is insane.

EDIT: Come to think of it, buying them from eBay isn't so bad. $4-5 for a bevel gear set with 2 washers, or $1.00-$1.25 per washer isn't so bad.
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Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer
I am racing a very basic M-03 (stock gear diff & friction shocks). The car handles well for the track that I race it at, but it does tend to slip the diff. I want to add additional shim(s) to the diff to tighten up the diff action. I would like to just buy the shim individually (Tamiya 9mm washer, part #12300010), but it seems impossible to find it for sale/in stock anywhere.

I suppose I could just buy a set of replacement bevel gears (Tamiya part #50602), but those also seem to be hard to find for sale/in stock.

Does anyone know where to source an exact/similar shim for the M-03 stock gear diff?

Thanks in advance for the help.
I had the same problem not long ago. I ended up getting the 50602 set on eBay. I think rcmart has some as well. Get some AW grease too. You don't need to use excessive amounts, just enough to coat the gears. Clean off the old grease first.
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:14 PM
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Hi. I am setting up a mini and trying to make sure it's TCS legal for a local race. Would this TB04 diff be considered TCS legal?
Nope, that would not be legal as it was not designed for that M05 car. The rules specifically state that any upgrade part must be of Tamiya brand and designed for the car your running.
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