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Old 03-11-2012, 06:28 PM   #1786
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Hello guys, today I went to the track (Asphalt) car was great except for a couple of cvd issues... I am looking to make the car handle a bit sharper and planted, would like to start by replacing the springs with HPI ones. I heard Silver and Pink work great on asphalt (High traction) but I am open to other suggestions, I would like to have a parts number of the HPI springs used on the T3.

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:14 PM   #1787
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Heavier diff oil in the rear gear diff does what?
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it will Free up the rear end. Less Diff action.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:57 PM   #1789
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Racing in 21.5 boosted on a high grip ashphault track , wanting to get some ecs drive shafts. I'm running the 52 mm stock ones now , what should I get , 50mm ecs or 52 mm ecs
And you only need them for the front correct?
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:10 AM   #1790
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Hi Skiddins,

Ian has only tried the 1.6 topdeck indoors on carpet but it definitely gave more steering.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:38 AM   #1791
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Hi Skiddins,

Ian has only tried the 1.6 topdeck indoors on carpet but it definitely gave more steering.
Cheers.

I don't actually need any more steering indoors, but was interested in other people's testing.
Looks like I'm going to have to get a 1.6mm top deck to test at WLRC
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:51 AM   #1792
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Smooths out the front end, in my opinion.
It's because the front end is usually spaced out wider than than the rear end. When the front end is wider, the drive shafts don't go into the plastic outdrives far enough and will cause them to break very easily. If you go to 52mm's it solves the problems. Everyone I know runs 52mm in the front and 50mm in the rear for this reason.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #1793
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Hello guys, today I went to the track (Asphalt) car was great except for a couple of cvd issues... I am looking to make the car handle a bit sharper and planted, would like to start by replacing the springs with HPI ones. I heard Silver and Pink work great on asphalt (High traction) but I am open to other suggestions, I would like to have a parts number of the HPI springs used on the T3.

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HPI 6543 (Silver)
6548 (Pink)

Might be worth getting two pairs of silver so you can run the same front and rear
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Im looking at getting the one piece rear suspension block (302048-O) to sort out the rear toe issues! I was just wondering will this definitely give you an even toe left to right and will i notice any difference in the cars handling?
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Im looking at getting the one piece rear suspension block (302048-O) to sort out the rear toe issues! I was just wondering will this definitely give you an even toe left to right and will i notice any difference in the cars handling?
Have you tried to shim the two sides to be even? Did you notice a difference? That's what I did, now they are within maybe 0.25 degrees, and I do not notice much of a difference left to right.
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Heavier = more on-power steering, less initial steering and rotation
Lighter = more initial steetring, less on-power steering and rotation


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Im looking at getting the one piece rear suspension block (302048-O) to sort out the rear toe issues! I was just wondering will this definitely give you an even toe left to right and will i notice any difference in the cars handling?
It will help with you with your toe issue and you will loose some rear traction.
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Anyone tried this chassis in the RCGT class? If so, what setup. First time running it with belted HPI X-Pattern tires and it is garbage. I'm on the podium but it's definitely not any thanks to setup. It could be that I'm used to running regular rubber tire. I almost have no choice, rubber tire TC is dying where I race.
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Anyone tried this chassis in the RCGT class? If so, what setup. First time running it with belted HPI X-Pattern tires and it is garbage. I'm on the podium but it's definitely not any thanks to setup. It could be that I'm used to running regular rubber tire. I almost have no choice, rubber tire TC is dying where I race.
I found belted X-Patterns to be very loose unless they were sauced and baked
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I found belted X-Patterns to be very loose unless they were sauced and baked
With tire warmers?
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With tire warmers?
No...put them in the oven

of course tire warmers!!
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