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Old 11-02-2009, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rccartips
zangonli, might depend on surface. in general, carpet m is stickier than s. in asphalt, s is stickier than m. others might have different experience.
Good point, thank you. my M04 had less spin-out with the S on the rear but still enough turn-in (running on asphalt); hwoever, it developed an instability at speed (once it came out of the corner) now, that could be due to another change I made at the same time - switched to mini cva dampers, as opposed to the standard cva. Will try to isolate the cause now..
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1
has any one tried the tuned gear set from 3Racing ???
I tried it - seemed ok - gears didnt mesh as nicely as the tamiya ones but still a major advantage - could deff notice the diff on the straights -

took them out after one practice - but as soon as i had a good run at the track i was accused of still using them..lolz

unless their legal and everyones using them its a waste of money
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:00 PM
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Sorry to spam this thread but I need to sell this... Need funds

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ml#post6548314
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:44 PM
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hi zangonli, if you do not have it yet, 2 degree toe in rear hubs will help a lot.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:30 PM
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Anyone have a hard release date for the new M05 Tamiya ball diff?
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:28 PM
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looks like around december.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1
has any one tried the tuned gear set from 3Racing ???
I have played with these gears and unfortunately 3 Racing has made a large mistake with these and the mesh is far too tight when the pinion is meshed to the spur gear.

I have contacted 3 Racing and their original answer was "to use oil" !!!!!

After further communications they must have tested their product and this was their reply

"After i discuss again with our technical team.
For our product of fast gear set(#M05-02), actually, our product it have a little bit tight than original tamiya kit gear set, for working, we test more time that it is no any problem for normal working, we think it may be cause a little bit noise or meshing problem when you are use different pinion gear, we will try our best to modify the parts in future"

If you read between the lines it would suggest that they are admitting that the mesh is very poor. I do know that when you put them in and attach the motor and pull the throttle you will go deaf from the high pitched squeal from the far too tight mesh.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by rccartips
hi zangonli, if you do not have it yet, 2 degree toe in rear hubs will help a lot.
Thanks! Will Tamiya 53345 work for the M04 rear (it's advertised for the M03 ...)
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Strictly speaking they all vary slightly one way or the other from 'true' 60D. 60D is an all-encompassing generic Tamiya term, no more than that.

And pretty much all the Tamiya Mini tyres (except for the ones on the XB kits) are this size.

I dont double stuff - it's just another thing that distracts you from getting out and actually running, which is WAY more important than any amount of messing around with inserts.

Keep it Simple...
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:46 AM
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whats up guys..i just ran my M05 this past weekend...
1.M= wheelbase
2.slicks front and rear
3.front spring blue dot rear spring red dot
4.front oil=65 rear oil=45
5.RH=front 5mm rear 5.5mm
6.Ball diff

check out the lap times.heat #4.first time running this car
http://socal.rcracing.com/zcode/Race...09.txt&ID=3442
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by sgvrcboy
whats up guys..i just ran my M05 this past weekend...
1.M= wheelbase
2.slicks front and rear
3.front spring blue dot rear spring red dot
4.front oil=65 rear oil=45
5.RH=front 5mm rear 5.5mm
6.Ball diff

check out the lap times.heat #4.first time running this car
http://socal.rcracing.com/zcode/Race...09.txt&ID=3442
did you stuff any of your tires?
any traction compound on tires?
did you use sway-bars in either front or rear?
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by mugler
did you stuff any of your tires?
any traction compound on tires?
did you use sway-bars in either front or rear?
1.Rp inserts front and rear
2.tire was a 30 compond front and rear
3.no sway bars
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Originally Posted by sgvrcboy
1.Rp inserts front and rear
2.tire was a 30 compond front and rear
3.no sway bars
I see..so you weren't even running 60Ds just the smaller diameter RPs. Just curious, did you have to sauce the tires? if so what sauce? - Thanks
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:31 PM
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anyone got a nice stable M05 setup to run on Carpet with only Tamiya tires?
I'm having a heck of a time with my 05 pro.
It's very tippy.
oh, and loose too....

just something basic and simple I could copy as a start point would be a HUGE help !

thanks
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:29 PM
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Hi Stu, I've been running S grips all around, with a little CA glue on the outer edge of the fronts. Yellow springs all around, with 55wt in all four dampers and 3 hole pistons. Sauce as usual, inside fronts, full rears.

I've had great luck with this setup. Good turn in and stability. Can't get the car to go fast enough, but that's another issue.

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