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Old 06-09-2003, 08:28 PM   #2476
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I cut the backing of the gear!

I wanted to leave the tooth as long as possible.

I did finaly toast a gear this weekend. And it was the pinion gear that I cut the reinforcing out of. But in all fairness, I was really PLAYING hard. The car took a cartwheel that was probably TWENTY feet long from start to end. GT3, and a D5 10X1 have a little different speeds. Sorry Ryan.

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Old 06-09-2003, 11:31 PM   #2477
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I still use the Tamiya servo saver but I do re-curve the spring washers to keep the dead spot from appearing. If it does re-bend the springs and it takes all the slop out.

A hop-up that is fresh from the Tamiya parts is the new hard ball cups I put them on at Reedy and they make all the difference in freeness in the suspension and also slop, there is virtually none after switching, especially in the steering department. I put them on a M03 yesterday and was amazed how much they lock all the steering down.
another way to remove the slop from your suspension, just take a plastic bag (such as one that tamiya spare and hop-up parts come in) and place it between the ball stud and the ball cup when you snap them together.

it will punch out a nice hole, and the plastic that is now in the ball cup will take out the slop! it works great!

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Old 06-09-2003, 11:55 PM   #2478
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another way to remove the slop from your suspension, just take a plastic bag (such as one that tamiya spare and hop-up parts come in) and place it between the ball stud and the ball cup when you snap them together.

it will punch out a nice hole, and the plastic that is now in the ball cup will take out the slop! it works great!

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what a great idea! is this what you have been doing peter?
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Old 06-10-2003, 06:58 AM   #2479
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I tried Peter's trick abotu a week ago and it really works. I have very little slop in my nitro and electric car's steering.
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Old 06-10-2003, 11:15 AM   #2480
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I have just pre-ordered a Surikarn limited edition evo 3 from rainbowten and i believe that they have got about 15 kits available for pre-order which is nice. Rick
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Old 06-10-2003, 12:53 PM   #2481
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What is the price?
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Old 06-10-2003, 02:56 PM   #2482
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Rick I heard you liked the spools over there do tell.
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Old 06-10-2003, 03:22 PM   #2483
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what do u meen?
I think this is the # for the standard part if the limited edition # is no longer available.
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Old 06-10-2003, 10:23 PM   #2484
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what a great idea! is this what you have been doing peter?
yup, i have been doing this for a little while now... and it works sooooooo good! much better than placing an o-ring behind the ball stud, which is what i used to do.

another tip: if you wanna go one step further than a plastic bag... get yourself some teflon tape from the plumbing section of your local hardware store... smooth like butter!

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yup, i have been doing this for a little while now... and it works sooooooo good! much better than placing an o-ring behind the ball stud, which is what i used to do.

another tip: if you wanna go one step further than a plastic bag... get yourself some teflon tape from the plumbing section of your local hardware store... smooth like butter!

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awsome,i'm gonna do it.
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Old 06-11-2003, 12:56 AM   #2486
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Default Best place to mail order Evo III (Stateside)?

Hi guys, newby to the Tamiya forums but just love the look and reviews the Evo III is getting and got to buy one. Howvere they are extremely expensive in the UK so want to save myself some monbey by buying from the states and getting a friend to ship it over for me. Can anyone recommend a good place that I can order over the web and will mail order to New York for me? Ive used Stormer Hobbies before to good effect but they dont seem to stock the Evo 3. Any help gatefully received

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Your best bet, for finding an Evo3 stateside, would be going to www.SpeedTechRC.com . Steve is the greatest guy to talk to, always helpful, and they have only the most serious of RC's, including the evo3. It is also probably the cheapest place I've seen it at. So go get the website a visit. Hope I can help=)
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Default Re: Best place to mail order Evo III (Stateside)?

You may also want to try ordering directly from Hong Kong - it should be cheaper than getting it from the US. Steevo, who is your contact there?


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Hi guys, newby to the Tamiya forums but just love the look and reviews the Evo III is getting and got to buy one. Howvere they are extremely expensive in the UK so want to save myself some monbey by buying from the states and getting a friend to ship it over for me. Can anyone recommend a good place that I can order over the web and will mail order to New York for me? Ive used Stormer Hobbies before to good effect but they dont seem to stock the Evo 3. Any help gatefully received

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The spools were mint in the rain but up untill the point it rained we were running oneways as these were alowed at our Reedy race. Hopefully my Surikarn edition shud be here one monday if everything goes well. Rick
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I felt that the one-way was quicker in the rain, but will try my spool at the weekend at west london, if i can go.

The surikarn edition is very nice, have built mine and its sweet. I see square are producing the ally bits they do now in red to match this car.
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