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Old 01-16-2013, 02:43 PM
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looks good AJ, might I suggest a couple of tweaks to keep your car more durable, the wing mount I use longer screws that are flat heads with conical washers so the the screw mounts at the end of the plastic rather than the countersunk area, this provides a stronger base so that if you somehow land really hard on your wing it will keep the screws from pulling through. Lock tite the diff mount screws from under the chassis as the will flex out and unscrew. A Mugen body mount set up works good as the body will sit a little higher for more clearance (MUGE0153 MUGE0803 MUGE0181). And also spray out the set screw and pinion as it has machining oil on it, spray it with brake cleaner then use thread lock, it may not seem much was on the the two items but after a run or so it tends to unlock easy.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:54 AM
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Funny you mention all that, ive already done the wing with 14mm cap heads and thread locked the diff screws in to the alloy motor mount, also blue thread locked the pinion (now running a 17t and 44t steel spur), but i boiled up the the rear body mount to give a bit more flex, but if it does break i will upgrade to the Mugen parts

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:58 AM
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The stock 46t spur with a 16t pinion wasn't quick enough for my liking with the 1850kv motor, so i sourced a 44t steel spur and upped the pinion to a 17t, its pretty spot on now

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Any idea what other shells fit????
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:25 AM
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Wow after reading the marathon 75+ pages of the Nitro Sabre thread I was really hoping that the E-Sabre thread would be more of the same. I've been out of RC for 20 years and was really hoping there would be a bunch of motor/esc/suspension data here considering the increased weight of the electric over the nitro version that would help me decide which way to go.
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Wow after reading the marathon 75+ pages of the Nitro Sabre thread I was really hoping that the E-Sabre thread would be more of the same. I've been out of RC for 20 years and was really hoping there would be a bunch of motor/esc/suspension data here considering the increased weight of the electric over the nitro version that would help me decide which way to go.
It seems there is not much to talk about. I want this e-buggy because its hong nor. So is it a good deal or should I just buy a ve8
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:44 AM
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Gotta say I'm loving my X3 so neutral to drive and handles like a dream
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Gotta say I'm loving my X3 so neutral to drive and handles like a dream
Does the kit need many modifications to be proper. Is it good out of the box. What oil weight in shocks and diffs?
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:21 PM
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any x3e guys going to pnb6?or know anyone going ? need a set of gears
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Does the kit need many modifications to be proper. Is it good out of the box. What oil weight in shocks and diffs?
I'm still on stock fluids and I'm pretty happy with it, shocks are 55wt front, 40wt rear but im running blue springs f&r and the diffs are 7/5/2

I've only broken 3 parts so far and I've been running her hard for the last 3 months, 1 knuckle, 1 front arm and a rear body mount
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Not a whole lot of love in this thread....

I just picked up an X3e the other day and love it. I put on the TWF8 Astro setup to start for our local astro track with and after some minor tweaking I'm 1.5s faster than my Mugen Eco was after 12 months of setup!
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1st race yesterday w/this buggy. Very nice, no issues. Did not have to fix anything all day on this or my nitro buggy for that matter. So much fun. Handles just as good as my nitro buggy, flies level, handles great. Steering is excellent. Will take me a few wks to have it dialed like my Nitro buggy cause of little bit of added weight & difference in power, etc. No issues w/ center diff like others have had, heating up, etc. Very glad I picked up this buggy.
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Any idea what other shells fit????
anyone? I've seen a bulldog on one but not sure what car it is for
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It's kinda crazy how this buggy has so few posts...it looks like its a well built car.
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I have just bought 2! I was quicker with it than my tekno tki3
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