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Old 07-21-2005, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RED-LINE M03
I have a gear diff does anybody know what kind of grease I could use to lock up the gear diff.
I used the tamiya diff grease and it is spinning way to free.

Some body told me to use 7000 weight silicone.

I think the silicone would leak out of the gear diff then into the gear box.

Thanks for your support.........
use shims.. it would lock it, but not fully.

i tried using 100K diff oil (really thick stuff) but it lasted for a couple of runs only. its a pain re-doing your diff in that type of chasis so go with the shims of a ball diff which can tightened or locked.

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Old 07-21-2005, 10:35 PM
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i think the mini cooper is cool! but i have no idea what you are talking about since i'm new to the world of R/C racing.
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:19 PM
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What are you guys using to replace the friction shocks? Looks like Tamiya part number 49198 has been discontinued. ???
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:29 PM
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i use the flourine coated trf shocks
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A lot of ppl are using the TRF shocks, but I use the super mini shocks (#50746) They are oil filled and have a shorter body than most.
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Old 07-23-2005, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Nova F1 Racer
Put in/fill it with shoe-goo and let set over night..... (The orginal bevel gearing)
Does this idea work..??

I tried the Heavy Duty grease..& it just gets flung out.

I`ve also thought about using "Silicon" as it has some give when dried.

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Old 07-23-2005, 01:44 AM
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What are you guys using to replace the friction shocks? Looks like Tamiya part number 49198 has been discontinued. ???
i was using trf shocks but changed to super mini cva shocks with short springs, car handles better. i can now lower the ride height and still have travel in the shocks.
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Old 07-23-2005, 03:47 AM
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I`m going to give these a try.. they`re a 50mm shock so you will get the ride height & still have full travel...& don`t seem like a bad price either..

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=8277

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Old 07-23-2005, 08:14 AM
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Can I use a ta-o3 ball diff with speed tuned gears (integy or tobee craft)
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Red line:
Either the Manta Ray or TA03 ball diff should work just fine with the Integy or Tobee gearsets.
Nova F1:
The Shoe-Goo trick works great to lock up the diff but according to the Tamiya folks this also essentially creates a spool, which is not made for the car and is therefore illegal for TCS races. Same thing with using a TA03 one-way diff in the front- not legal for TCS. Trust me, this has been tried before...both work well but don't make it through tech inspection. On the other hand, a really tightened down ball diff is perfectly legal- it just needs to have some discernable diff action.
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i use the TRF flourines as well, and with the short springs, i can get ~3mm height either end, with the 60D tires.

of course, there are about 3 o-rings in each to adjust the droop, but it works just fine...
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but it works just fine...
Wes you're my hero!
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Red line:
Either the Manta Ray or TA03 ball diff should work just fine with the Integy or Tobee gearsets.
Nova F1:
The Shoe-Goo trick works great to lock up the diff but according to the Tamiya folks this also essentially creates a spool, which is not made for the car and is therefore illegal for TCS races. Same thing with using a TA03 one-way diff in the front- not legal for TCS. Trust me, this has been tried before...both work well but don't make it through tech inspection. On the other hand, a really tightened down ball diff is perfectly legal- it just needs to have some discernable diff action.
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Then a little locktite on the diff screw might help...
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:19 PM
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Stupid question about the Tamiya bearing kit for the M03 (53348) What are the two aluminum shafts for? Are they necessary, or can I just buy some generic bearings since they're cheaper?
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Originally Posted by Slow4dr
Stupid question about the Tamiya bearing kit for the M03 (53348) What are the two aluminum shafts for? Are they necessary, or can I just buy some generic bearings since they're cheaper?
RE:Two shafts,are there 1 long & 1 short..? Yes they are necessary as they`re the shafts the gears spin on.

Alot of ppl swap these 2 shafts for the Tamiya Carbon Fibre Shafts to save on a little rotating mass in the drivetrain.

RE: Generic Bearings , There`s no reason why you cant use them just take the bushes down with you so you get the right ones
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