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Old 02-11-2009, 07:47 AM
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Hey guys.

I just got my parts from dinball.

I ordered the 3Racing graphite front and rear stiffener. I am confused how they mount though. Do they go against the shock tower or in front of the shocks?

Anyone with a picture would be great.

Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:11 AM
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Whats the hot ticket in lipo's for mini's?
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by SerpentCT4S
I ordered the 3Racing graphite front and rear stiffener. I am confused how they mount though. Do they go against the shock tower or in front of the shocks?
They mount directly onto the front of the front tower, and to the rear of the rear tower.
So on the front the order is shock - stiffener - tower
And...they look cool but don't actually do anything...

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Whats the hot ticket in lipo's for mini's?
Whatever fits. There are only a limited number that will fit. Core 3200, Orion 3200, Yeah 3200, Harris 3200, Harris 3700, Intellect 4000 etc...
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:22 AM
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hello

whitch ball diff do you recomend me:

Tamiya 53070
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-oth...th=595_744_972

3racing alum ball diff
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tl0...th=595_744_707

i would buy this but its sold out (is the 53070 similar?):
Tamiya 53267
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tl0...th=595_744_707

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:27 AM
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tony gray....thanks for the help.

i thought they wouldnt do much but carbon fiber always looks good sp i bought them.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by cely
hello

whitch ball diff do you recomend me:

Tamiya 53070
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-oth...th=595_744_972

3racing alum ball diff
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tl0...th=595_744_707

i would buy this but its sold out (is the 53070 similar?):
Tamiya 53267
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tl0...th=595_744_707

thx
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The Tamiya Manta Ray ball diff is similar to the TA03 one. Both will work fine. Ihaven't used the 3Racing so I can't comment on it.
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Originally Posted by mrrcguy
Whats the hot ticket in lipo's for mini's?
jolley should know.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
You need to remove the F3 and F4 extension pieces in between the motor mount and the main chassis to go from M04L to M04M

Thank you !

This is the body I will be building the chassis for.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:12 PM
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Can anyone settle a little debate. I just wanted to know, if the radials that come with the m03r, are infact the s-grips. The numbers are the same on the sidewall as the the s-grips, but it doesnt say s-grips.

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Old 02-12-2009, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
The Tamiya Manta Ray ball diff is similar to the TA03 one. Both will work fine. Ihaven't used the 3Racing so I can't comment on it.

I'll go for the TA03 diff if you're going for tamiya. Heard that the Mannta Ray's diff is a little more heavier than the Ta03's..
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Originally Posted by portyansky
Can anyone settle a little debate. I just wanted to know, if the radials that come with the m03r, are infact the s-grips. The numbers are the same on the sidewall as the the s-grips, but it doesnt say s-grips.

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My "R" came with the #50683, standard kit tires, which do look like S grips but are nowhere near as grippy.
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:11 PM
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No, they are the kit style hard compound radials. Not S Grips.
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Can anyone settle a little debate. I just wanted to know, if the radials that come with the m03r, are infact the s-grips. The numbers are the same on the sidewall as the the s-grips, but it doesnt say s-grips.

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thanks guys.
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How much AW grease should we put in a gear diff ?

We are in test mode now and would have liked to try to lock our gear diff partially before trying a ball diff.

Thanks as always

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Old 02-13-2009, 04:32 AM
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I know you'll hear otherwise on here...mostly from those that run with more power than a silver can. But I shim mine rather than use the AW grease. The grease, even though thick, it will heat up and sneak out of the gear case and make a mess. I use 2-3 shims per side where they call for 1 on each side in the instructions. It makes a tight diff without completely locking it.
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How much AW grease should we put in a gear diff ?

We are in test mode now and would have liked to try to lock our gear diff partially before trying a ball diff.

Thanks as always

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