Originally posted by Bob The Builder
Anyone been using the 3 Racing brace/belt tensioner on the left side of the car. I have only run mine twice and the belt tensioner part has fractured and fallen off. No marks on the pipe or manifold so I dont think it was hit from the side.
Are these parts normally fragile or have I ended up with a bad one ?
unfortunatly 3 racing stuff is sometimes not of the best quality.
i have the lightened pulley adapters on my car and have found that they warp when, and if you tighten the grub screw to hard. no offense, but this is one spot i'm going to make sure i put on the screw tightly!
some other racers have found the rear swaybar blades to be too soft even on the hardest setting, and the connection to the brace to have play
i currently have the front alloy blade holders they're of good quality though, and i also run the 4mm chassis witht he engine mounts. the chassis is heavy but of good strong, rigid quality.
my opinion? stick to static or minimal movement parts. stuff like chassis, front sway bar holders etc when buying 3 racing.
i really don't think you need that brace though. i race on a high speed ultra high traction track (we VHT it) and i found no advantage to have that brace on, OR off. the mtx3 is very strong in the rear area. especially with the 4mm chassis!
ps and don't get me started on the 3 racing cvds! OHHMAAAGAWDBROOO!!