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Old 07-13-2017, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by OSherman
looks like regular Mini BigBore Shock set will give you (me) full range of motion with using the long lower ball cups. applying same (very similar setup) to M07 that I used on my M05.

no internal limiters, using the droop screws as they are intended (which seems to be a big adjustment still to get used to by a lot of the 'mini die-hards')

appears that this 'shock setup' will also work nice if you are running the smaller diameter tires (Sweep, Pit, Rush) as well, with minor/no adjustment to overall shock length.
Why would they design it so there isn't full suspension travel?

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There are is a Beach Track, Schedule to be yet to be determined in Staten Island as well as Jackson, NJ!!!
I'm about an hour northwest of Philly.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper
Why would they design it so there isn't full suspension travel?


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Old 07-13-2017, 07:57 AM
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Both shock setups will work fine. I went back and forth between the TC shock and the mini big bore shock. For me, I decided that the standard touring shock felt 'more right' to me. full suspension range and kit came with standard sized shocks. so that must have been factored in... right? lol
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:16 PM
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Hey guys I am building a MO-5 V2 and installed a Tamiya Ball Diff. Set#54194. Tried to install the front axels (kit dog bones) and they are too short, I am thinking I need the Univ. Shaft kit # 53597? It has been quite some time since I built a Mini and seems like I have forgotten a lot about them. Will the MO-3 Univ. Shaft kit # 53597 work with the Ball diff. set # 54194 in my MO-5 V2? Thanks for any info.
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TheOtherBill
Hey guys I am building a MO-5 V2 and installed a Tamiya Ball Diff. Set#54194. Tried to install the front axels (kit dog bones) and they are too short, I am thinking I need the Univ. Shaft kit # 53597? It has been quite some time since I built a Mini and seems like I have forgotten a lot about them. Will the MO-3 Univ. Shaft kit # 53597 work with the Ball diff. set # 54194 in my MO-5 V2? Thanks for any info.
Yes.

As for the stock dogbones, did you try putting on o-ring in the outdrive cups on the diff? I had a problem once when using the TA03 diff (even with universals) where the dogbone ends would fall out.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Yes.

As for the stock dogbones, did you try putting on o-ring in the outdrive cups on the diff? I had a problem once when using the TA03 diff (even with universals) where the dogbone ends would fall out.
I thought o-rings prevent the outdrive from moving away from the diff splines (causing stripping) when using the universals. I can't see how it'll help the universal popping out of the outdrive.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:42 PM
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I didn't try the O-ring trick but the Diff came with two hard foam buttons that still didn't take up enough slack to prevent the axel from falling out. Oh well another order from TQ. Thanks for the reply's.
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:09 AM
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I ordered a set of tc big bore shocks, what springs are most using, tc or mini?

My Mazda MX5 body has not arrived as of yet and I want to assemble the chassis. Is the MX5 a med or long wheel base?

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Old 07-15-2017, 07:06 AM
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Need help,
Changing the tamiya 850 & 1150 bearings to Ceramic.
does anyone have the sizes off hand?
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by rline
Need help,
Changing the tamiya 850 & 1150 bearings to Ceramic.
does anyone have the sizes off hand?
The way to tell the sizes are right in the numbers you posted. 850 is an 8mm outer dia by 5mm inner (usually called a 5x8). 1150 is 11mm outer, 5mm inner (5x11). That's how tamiya refers to sizes.
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Old 07-15-2017, 03:16 PM
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Probably should also note the thickness of the bearings. So 5x11x4, 5x10x4, and 5x8x2.5.

Avidrc sells bearings packages for a lot of cars. Anything from basics to ceramics.
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Old 07-15-2017, 03:38 PM
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has anyone tried out ceramic bearings?any positive attributes ?.....even the negative ones.Looking forward to the responses.
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:17 PM
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[QUOTE=ncpantherfan;1497617
My Mazda MX5 body has not arrived as of yet and I want to assemble the chassis. Is the MX5 a med or long wheel base?
[/QUOTE]

The MX-5 body is the medium wheel base
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:28 PM
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Hey guys, I have a M05 pro v2 I bought used. I run on a carpet track with foams and it torq steers like crazy. Any ideas on how I might be able to tame it a little?
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Originally Posted by Billh
Hey guys, I have a M05 pro v2 I bought used. I run on a carpet track with foams and it torq steers like crazy. Any ideas on how I might be able to tame it a little?
The aluminum steering posts are a huge help if you don't have them. Also, for me anyways, a really right ball diff has always given me bad torque steer in the 05. How tight is your diff?
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