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Old 06-30-2009, 08:20 PM
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Home club/track is Keilor.

But we run everywhere - Templestowe, Bendigo, Radical r/c indoor....

And next weekend - MINI 50 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by redbones View Post
...... compatibility with a modern ball diff. It may be the same now, but there is more potential to be unleashed.

I thought that's what the bearing spacer was for! Is there a modern ball diff that will fit in this car?
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by caltek1 View Post
Good to hear Kail. Was that using the box stock setup?

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I transfered my M03 shocks and did some ackermann changes. The box stock ackermann was not very aggressive during the turns. The car had a tail that was much more planted, less fighting with the car.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray View Post
Hey Leonard, good to hear you can get yours out on the track. I'd like to do the same but rain, wind, thunder and lightning is the weather here at the moment. With no letup expected until next week!
I'll get some indoor action with our car tonight but that wont tell us much....

I should fly up to Sing to test..
Indoor will be good too, to see the effects of traction roll. I am very interested in that actually.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:01 AM
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Mmmmm ... stay tuned. I may have found a new Tamiya ball diff that fits in the M05

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Old 07-01-2009, 02:12 AM
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Dammit! Me and my lack of patience! I just ordered one.

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Old 07-01-2009, 02:27 AM
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Mmmmm ... stay tuned. I may have found a new Tamiya ball diff that fits in the M05

OK I have been playing around with a rear diff from a Tamiya Dark Impact. The fit is almost correct. Obviously the plastic gear in the centre is wrong but a replacement gear for a 3 racing M chassis diff is a perfect fit. Now just need to find smaller diff balls to suit. The diff has a bit of left to right movement between the chassis halves but that may be able to be spaced out. If I can find something that is close with a first try there must be someone who can manage to find one even closer
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Kail,

What ackerman change did you make.

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Old 07-01-2009, 05:37 AM
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TA03 ball diff works fine as per the M05 manual.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:41 AM
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OK I have been playing around with a rear diff from a Tamiya Dark Impact. The fit is almost correct. Obviously the plastic gear in the centre is wrong but a replacement gear for a 3 racing M chassis diff is a perfect fit. Now just need to find smaller diff balls to suit. The diff has a bit of left to right movement between the chassis halves but that may be able to be spaced out. If I can find something that is close with a first try there must be someone who can manage to find one even closer
Forgive my ignorance but doesn't the TA-03 one fit?
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TA03 ball diff works fine as per the M05 manual.
Yes it does but Tamiya has designed the M05 to take a new diff that they are obviously going to release at some stage.

There is a good chance that Tamiya already has something that will fit that is a better and lighter diff than the TA03 diff
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Originally Posted by 414play View Post
Forgive my ignorance but doesn't the TA-03 one fit?

The TA03 diff is an old design , both poor quality and heavy. Imagine putting in a diff something like a TA05 or 416 diff. Lighter , spools up quicker etc etc

The fact that Tamiya is using a bearing carrier in the M05 shows they are ready to use a diff with the standard 15 x 10 diff support bearing
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:09 AM
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I see!
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It would be nice to see a ball diff that you can adjust without having to take the chassis apart like you have to do with the TA-03 diff currently.

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Old 07-01-2009, 10:40 AM
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What's wrong with the 3 Racing one?
http://3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=2195
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