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Old 01-14-2007, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by rccartips
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If i remember correctly, the manta ray ball diff is much heavier, maybe 15grams more than the TA03 diff.

Get the TA03 diff if you have a choice.... good luck.

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can someone verify this? is this the only difference?

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Old 01-14-2007, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by SeaKayCarthik
can someone verify this? is this the only difference?

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yes, its heavier. Also, the TA03 is stronger. The teeth in the pressure plates are stronger than manta ray's.
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Old 01-14-2007, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by SeaKayCarthik
Thanks for ALL the help guys, all your posts REALLY helped. Just one more question (I think), what is the differnce between the manta ray ball diff and the ta03 ball diff?

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The exact differences
Gear width: Manta has a wide gear (about 16mm), TA03 comes with a narrower gear (about 8mm)

Pressure plates: Manta has a heavier pressure plate, TA03 has a lighter pressure plate.

Thrust bearing: Manta I think you build a thrust bearing, TA03 comes with a one piece thrust bearing.

Pressure plate , drive cup, plate. Manta is splined, TA03 is a hex (much stronger.

I would also recomend the TA03 diff.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:30 AM
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Speaking of hop-ups, I just built an Alfa box-stock except for a full bearing set. Is there as much benefit to the ball-diff in the rwd cars as the Mini? How about the universal shafts--is there as much benefit to the upgraded pieces since the wheels aren't steering? Do the universals even fit?

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Old 01-14-2007, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Scottrik
Speaking of hop-ups, I just built an Alfa box-stock except for a full bearing set. Is there as much benefit to the ball-diff in the rwd cars as the Mini? How about the universal shafts--is there as much benefit to the upgraded pieces since the wheels aren't steering? Do the universals even fit?

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Ball Diff is more critical than in an M03. My M03's I run gear diffs.
Universals are not a requirment, but I think it is a little smoother in the corner.
If you can the M03M susp parts makes the care more nimble. Only thing the heatsink is added weight, but it can be offsetting weight. I don't run it,though. Oil shocks are required.
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:43 PM
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If anyone is after the Caterpillar/Worm body for their M03, it's back in stock at rainbow 10:

3533435300102,NorthCraft,2800YEN,NC-102 CARTERPILLER (MINI BODY)

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Old 01-15-2007, 06:34 AM
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no need for ball diff nor universals in mo4,,,, spend your money on ball bearings, oil shocks, tuned springs (part 5333)

hard springs front (blue), softest springs rear (orange),,,, that should be good,,, for asphalt maybe s grip front, type A rear,,,

for carpet,,, s or m grip,,,,

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Does anyone have a part number to replace the ball ends going to the susp. arm for the plastic mini shocks? I've seen two listed, but can't tell the difference between the two. Thanks
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by rccartips
hi,

no need for ball diff nor universals in mo4,,,, spend your money on ball bearings, oil shocks, tuned springs (part 5333)

hard springs front (blue), softest springs rear (orange),,,, that should be good,,, for asphalt maybe s grip front, type A rear,,,

for carpet,,, s or m grip,,,,

enjoy

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This year My (the winning M04M) car at the North American TCS finals did not like the gear diff. it was much smoother through the corner with a ball diff, I also noticed the car was inconcistant with the gear diff.
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
This year My (the winning M04M) car at the North American TCS finals did not like the gear diff. it was much smoother through the corner with a ball diff, I also noticed the car was inconcistant with the gear diff.
hey troy do I want to put a ball diff in my mo4m for tcs?
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
This year My (the winning M04M) car at the North American TCS finals did not like the gear diff. it was much smoother through the corner with a ball diff, I also noticed the car was inconcistant with the gear diff.
so thats you I see in the pictures, this might be a bit late but congrats
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:21 PM
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well indoor carpet high bite "novak" the gear diff locked is the way it doesn't unload ...I had a guy pitting next to me with ball diff I had him put the gear diff in a shim it tight and he was very happy with the rip he got exiting corrners..... not sure how it work out doors ....
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Originally Posted by Customworksking
well indoor carpet high bite "novak" the gear diff locked is the way it doesn't unload ...I had a guy pitting next to me with ball diff I had him put the gear diff in a shim it tight and he was very happy with the rip he got exiting corrners..... not sure how it work out doors ....
Yeah but Novak is a M03 only race, we are talking about M04's Rear drive cars
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Originally Posted by SeaKayCarthik
so thats you I see in the pictures, this might be a bit late but congrats
Thanks.
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by KJ1979
hey troy do I want to put a ball diff in my mo4m for tcs?
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I would Recomend it!
But then again what do I know. I didn't win The North American Finals twice or nothing! oops sorry. The sad part Is Japan wouldn't let me go over there and beat up on the Japanese in the Worlds event.
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