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Old 06-18-2003, 09:58 PM
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Who has some setup tips and what mods you did. TCS mod tips which work or what setups are popular. More concerned on M03 or M04.
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does anyone know if the counter gears inside the gearbox of the M03 are the same as the counter gears of the TL-01 chassis??

also, if they are the same, would i be able to use the TL-01's speed tuned gear set inside the M03??

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Originally posted by hellangel
does anyone know if the counter gears inside the gearbox of the M03 are the same as the counter gears of the TL-01 chassis??

also, if they are the same, would i be able to use the TL-01's speed tuned gear set inside the M03??

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No and No.



But there is a Jap company that made (or used to make) a speed-tuned (higher ratio) gearset for the M03. Can't remember who, one of the usual suspects.

How high do you want to gear your car anyway??
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integy has it , take a look a their site
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Old 06-20-2003, 11:24 AM
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Sipa give me your e-mail address and I can send my set-up from TCS Nats last year. It is aggressive for M04 but for TA it was by far the fastest car about .5 a lap

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For TCS you cannot change the counter gears but for local club etc. you would be able to
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thanx for the info guys...
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Thanks too. Another issue. M03 or M04?
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Pick up the rear wheel drive MO4, it handles much better....
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Put it this ways..Mo3 is good for short track and Mo4 for the longer track...mo3 front drive, pulled better out of the corner speed...the mo4 is great for high gearing speed..I hope this help
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Hey guys! I have a Mini (M-03), I really like it.
Just onre thing though, it seems to really understeer, which is easy to drive but I like to have slight oversteer, is that possible with a front drive car?
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i'm having the same prob also... severe understeer...
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FWD = Push, Understreer

RWD = Oversteer

Try using hard springs on the rear and lighter springs on the front as well as decient tyres. I've heard the hpi x patterns (for the hpi mini) work well.
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Thanks for the tip Fatdoggy. The car works much better now, it's actually faster than my f201!!

It really flies with a 12 turn motor, and shreds tires like crasy, just one thing, I need a new diff. The spider gears in the stock one have disapeared and left behind a ton of metal flakes, anybody know where to find a ball diff?!?!
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Originally posted by dirk
anybody know where to find a ball diff?!?!
TA03 ball diff fits or even the Manta Ray diff fits

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm sure there were more M03's at the Tamiya TCS in Aliso.
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