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Old 05-19-2004, 04:55 PM   #1
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Ok, so I have my T3 and love it. I dont mean to brag or anything, but im so happy i've finally started to get INTO my T3 (as of last fall, but this winters been kinda CoLd...). I put in a P2K2 motor, some new tires and rims, some new springs, and a graphite front A-arm (I think...the thing that holds the drive shafts on in the front...my vocab isnt that great...let me know what it is).
Anyway, i've had time after time of steerin problems. I've stripped 2 sets of gears in my stock servo, and decided to go with a futaba servo. Since then things have pretty good, until lately im noticing a bit of "looseness". I'm just wondering if anyone else experiences these problems with an AE or any other truck?
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Old 05-19-2004, 05:15 PM   #2
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I have a T3 and I love it!

My friend also has one and his has some slop in the steering... Try tightening the screws that have to do with the steering components, my friend did it and its fine now...
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Old 05-19-2004, 05:17 PM   #3
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Nice...thanks for the tip.

Also, neone know where i can find anodized blue parts for my T3?
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Old 05-19-2004, 05:22 PM   #4
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Ha! I'm back! If your LHS is a Hobby People, they carry them!

But to be honest, if you're looking for some *Bling* I'd go with the buffing wheel and compound...

Here's my Polished T3

(not a very good picture)
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Old 05-19-2004, 05:51 PM   #5
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Ah not bad...i been meanin to get a pic of mine up...i might do that soon.
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Old 05-19-2004, 06:01 PM   #6
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I love mine... it's the best truck I've had so far... but my XXXT is on its way so that could change....

Here's a pic of mine with the first custom two color body I've ever painted.... Pretty bad... Goes with the rims though!
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Old 05-19-2004, 06:11 PM   #7
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Thats not too bad at all!

My first paintjob was a real challenge. Solid silver Eclipse for my 4-Tec haha. After that, i did a solid pearl black with white stripes Dodge Ram pick-up for my 4-Tec also. However, i havent found the time to set it up and do the body holes yet. I mean, it's only been about a year and a half... haha.

Speakin of that, how do YOU go about drilling the post holes and getting them measured right?
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I take the cleap body and as best I can, take a sharpee and put some dots right where the body mounts are inside the body... make sense?
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Old 05-20-2004, 04:07 PM   #9
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ok thats what i figured, but with my eclipse, the body posts didnt match up quite perfectly, but thats to be expected i spose.
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Old 05-20-2004, 04:21 PM   #10
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Trinity part number TRI30003

"Body Mounting post caps for all scales - these are the ticket for mounting bodies. Sharp point on each cap let you line up the body where you want to "dimple" the body to mark where to make the hole."

Basically..they are pointed pieces of metal that you put on the body posts of the car. Then you put the body on the car or truck, and push down. The points will leave dimples in the body where you need to drill the holes.
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Old 05-20-2004, 06:45 PM   #11
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ooh i like that
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They make body mounting really easy!
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I've been racing my T3 for 4 years now and have been racing for a total of 9.

I use the Sharpe method, cheap and easy. ..at least when the shell is still clear.

As for the steering problems. How tight is the servoe saver set in the truck? If it is set too tight you will continue to damage servos on any front end impact. Another way to avoid broken gears is to spend a little money and go for a metal gear servo, JR's seem to be tough and you get a good servo for a good price.

Also check the ballcups for wear, you'd be surprised how much slop can develop when more than one start getting loose.

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-23-2004, 08:04 AM   #14
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Thanks Giuseppe. I don't think the ball cups are worn tho...right before i started noticing some slack again, i more or less took apart the whole front end.

And in general, im scared to take apart my car/truck, for the fact that i dunno if i could get it put back together right
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Take notes on the order you take parts off the car, and give yourself little reminders about where they went, and you'll be fine.
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