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Old 03-06-2007, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
I'm intrigued myself.... I cant see how it would work at all!

The only similarities I think are the suspension bits?

If its easy then I spent 3 hours chopping up a FWD for nothing!
It's just a chassis switch. It took 2 Tamiya parts trees to do it. Oh and you have to switch to a 20 tooth pinion. The car is running the TCS regional here in 2 weeks and it's been very quick.
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by nikkiesteban
can i convert my m03 into m04?
50849 Gear case
50850 Body posts
50851 chassis
6275048 bumper foam
you should have everything else.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
50849 Gear case
50850 Body posts
50851 chassis
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you should have everything else.
Thanx Troy.
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
you can go to the old suspension.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=50736

you will need 4 11mm x 5mm bearings as well
cool I have my old m03L with zero hubs I will try em
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
50849 Gear case
50850 Body posts
50851 chassis
6275048 bumper foam
you should have everything else.
thanks you very much tamiyarcracer.
how about the bearing in my m03m. will it fit in m04 chassis? and do i have to buy extra bearings?
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that brings to mention.... will the 03M-version suspension be TCS legal on a M04? not that i run the rwd car much at all, just curious in case it comes up.
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Does anyone here knows the part number of the m03 spool diff??? tnx!!
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Ummm, there's no such thing....

Gear diff, or ball diff. That's your choice with a Mini! Unless you build your own one.
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Ummm, there's no such thing....

Gear diff, or ball diff. That's your choice with a Mini! Unless you build your own one.
what will be the effect if i will lock my differentials?
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Ummm, there's no such thing....

Gear diff, or ball diff. That's your choice with a Mini! Unless you build your own one.

Actually, there's ... but unfortunately it's not an option part for M03 or any other chassis...
It's a spare part include in a kit ... just find the TAMIYA VW TOUAREG ...It's an off-road type vehicle and it includes the spool diff kind of.
But if you're unsure, just d/l the manual from tamiya web site and see.

I don't know if you can order it, just ask Masakiyo from RC CHamp, probably he can help you ...
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Your top speed will be the same, but your acceleration out of slow corners should be faster ... and your left hand front wheel nut will be more prone to coming loose, so check it after every run ... this can also happen for nearly locked diffs as well.
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akuhon - you speak of the mythological plate that wedges in between the planetary(?) gears on the gear diff (I think) ... I have seen the drawing but not the part - do you have one?
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Originally Posted by Tim K
akuhon - you speak of the mythological plate that wedges in between the planetary(?) gears on the gear diff (I think) ... I have seen the drawing but not the part - do you have one?
No, I don;t have ..... just take a look at the manual of the VW Touareg on Tamiya web site ....
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:07 AM
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This is what I'm talking

See the G5 part ... that's all we need to lock the diff .... (make it as spool, right) ...
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:23 AM
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Yep, that's it - G5.

Have you seen the new 3 Racing blue alloy diff? it has some tricky device in it, looks like it could be lockable ...
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