Originally posted by FREAKAH
I was reading another forum(guess which ) and it seems some have the impression that the MTX-3 NEEDS hop-ups. I guess they see a lot of MTX-3's with hop-ups on this forum and automatically think it needs them.
I guess I was one of the participating parties in this...anyways, I'm presently building my MTX3 and since I do come from a NTC3 background and an unfortunate experience with a hopped-up to the max RS4-3 SS(talk about poor decision making) I was starting to get a little worried about my new car because of all the hop-ups that I was recommended in purchasing. After reading this post (informative) I would have to take that statement back. In this hobby it is really hard to decifer from "need" and "want," after reading 100+ forum pages I started to "want" more for my new project car. Wanting more had automatically begun the calculations of how much this car is going to cost me in the end. Furthermore, being a true geek I have a spreadsheet of the cost of each car and after calculating the cost of the car and the parts I "wanted" the totals started to go way beyong the cost of my NTC3 and closely reaching the cost of my hopped-up RS4-3. Both of the previous cars were shaft driven so the cost of belts wasn't part of the equation. This will be my first belt driven car and my first true "import" (I'm in the USA) so I hope everyone can accept my initial skeptism. Hopefully once the car is completed and I can try
and resist all the extra hop-ups I will like the car instead
of having buyers remorse after all is said and done and having to defend my own purchasing decisions.
I have all intention in giving "belted" cars a chance, this is the reason I purschased the car now in the first place. I guess I would be considered one of those people who "jumped the bandwagon" BUT instead of giving up on my present racer I'm going to run them side-by-side and truely form my own opinion. I have a bad habit of "wanting" only the best but also wanting to be cheap as possible. I "hope" I never get that feeling that I spent too much like I did on that dreaded RS4-3 (talk about a money pit).
OK enough of my BS...some questions for present owners
1. If given a choice between (3 racing, Sato Seiki, etc.) hop-up manufacturers, which one would be the best (fit, finish, and cost).
2. What wt. shock oil should I initially use?
3. What would be the best long term solution (keep long term cost and durability in mind) Universals (which brand) or
MTX2 dogbones, Stock dogbones w/proper length fuel tubing (what does that mean? - please explaing)?
4. Anyone have Mugen Seiki stickers they can sell me? I'm looking for the 1 1/2" x 3" Mugen Seiki logo. Basically the ones that come with the Mugen Engines.
5. Anyone interested in a NEW MT12 Engine (SG Shaft, Slide carb) for $160.00 shipped (USA Only)?