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Old 01-06-2017, 04:18 PM
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https://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/i...e#.WHAzLWk8KEc

I know this is from a couple years ago but the mini winner was running an M05 with a TA03 ball diff.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:25 AM
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The TA03 ball diff is very good...
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:45 AM
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What Tamiya tires work on the new black CRC carpet with an M05?
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:03 AM
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Alright, I'll plan on getting a TA03 diff for my m05 and put the M05 diff in the M06 I just ordered.
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I use Ta03 ball diffs too. My M05 ball diff is for back up. Tha Ta03 is heavier
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by WC
No and No.



But there is a Jap company that made (or used to make) a speed-tuned (higher ratio) gearset for the M03. Can't remember who, one of the usual suspects.

How high do you want to gear your car anyway??
Tobe-Craft was the Japan brand that made the hop up parts. I think I have a set somewhere
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
If it's discontinued, it's not current.
This word "current" is debatable...

Ok so list all the "Current" bodies...
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Originally Posted by Trez83
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The JCW body is illegal?
It's the body that came with my car. How the hell can it be illegal? It's a Tamiya body from a Tamiya kit.
Someone please explain.
I know this kit and RTR version can still be purchased from various outlets. So I believe it should be legal... even if the body itself might not be available for purchase on its own.
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From my experience, licensing agreement with BMW expired and is reason why BMW bodies was not allowed in our Tamiya Asia Cup. Looking at Tamiya Worlds 2016, seems it was not allowed there as well.
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Originally Posted by rccartips
From my experience, licensing agreement with BMW expired and is reason why BMW bodies was not allowed in our Tamiya Asia Cup. Looking at Tamiya Worlds 2016, seems it was not allowed there as well.
Really? Wow....I guess I better stock up on Mazda 2 bodies
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Originally Posted by rccartips
From my experience, licensing agreement with BMW expired and is reason why BMW bodies was not allowed in our Tamiya Asia Cup. Looking at Tamiya Worlds 2016, seems it was not allowed there as well.
Current bodies on Tamiya.com
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Originally Posted by TENCHO
Current bodies on Tamiya.com
Attachment 1405360
That shows a bunch of different mini bodies that have been discontinued. Also the M05 Pro (v1) as shown is also discontinued.
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Where can you get the bodies separate from the kits?
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Originally Posted by TENCHO
Tobe-Craft was the Japan brand that made the hop up parts. I think I have a set somewhere
These are Tobee Craft gears. I put them in my car once, did a single lap and threw them away. The noise coming from them was HORRENDOUS, it was like a banshee wail and you literally couldn't drive the car.
Awful, awful things they are....
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Originally Posted by tony gray
These are Tobee Craft gears. I put them in my car once, did a single lap and threw them away. The noise coming from them was HORRENDOUS, it was like a banshee wail and you literally couldn't drive the car.
Awful, awful things they are....
Yeah those where ceap. RW Racing in England has a speed set of machined gears gor the mini very quiet and quite strong.
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