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Old 04-21-2005, 11:44 AM   #16
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The nut on the spur gear is a slipper clutch. It will not affect steering, just acceleration and diff/gear breakage. You should consult the manual for more information. I can't tell you much since I don't have an AE

Your steering issue is probably a suspension adjustment issue. Check your manual for information ;p

Don't bother blasting the bearings out to lube them. Scrubbing them with denatured alchohol or soapy water and a tooth brush works great also, and is cheaper. There's a slight risk of rust though, but if you lube them reasonably quickly it shouldn't be much.

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Old 04-21-2005, 05:15 PM   #17
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www.rc10.com
they have all the manuals for their cars there
shouldn't be more than about 1/8" of a turn out on the slipper for mild running, hard running about a quarter turn.
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:56 PM   #18
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Default OK,so, Im back "in" the car...

I downloaded the manual and am going back through to "start over" from scratch.

What COMMON items can I substituute for the "Black Grease" and "Stealth Diff Lube" named in the manual?
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My friends Rustler turns MUCH MUCH better than my T3.
Just so you know the geometery between the two is different so you wil never get the two to look like they have the same amount of steering sitting next to each other.

I highly suggest not trying to setup your T3 to the Rustler, both are totally different trucks.

When you say he Rustler turns better. What servo do you have and does he have? And when you say turns better, do you mean while moving or sitting still. If moving, it could be chassis setup.

Camber can have a difference in the way it steers, Toe could make a difference. These are all things you will digest as you get involved into the hobby of R/C.

Feel free to PM me, I have a Rustler and T3 that I raced in the past.
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Old 04-27-2005, 09:43 PM   #20
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I got quite a LOT more steering by just taking ALL the spacers off the front shocks, but, now, Im worried about jumps. The front end is very soft now.

But, right now I need to get this diff back together. What lube/s can I use? Anyone?
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well, double check that there is in fact oil in the shocks.
40wt, #2 pistons, and about a 1/4" spacer with gold springs (on all four corners) does quite well for my GT and bashing. I know the truck's heavier, but it should at least give you somewhere to start from.
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:19 PM   #22
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Default Still have FIVE leftover bearings

They dont seem to be "spares", because they dont match ANYTHING Ive changed out, so far. How many bearings can be installed in a T3. I have found a place to put 17 of the 22 bearings I recieved when ordered.

And, back to our steering problems, I have to nearly stop to make it around a 180* turn on a grass track with 8-9 ft wide lanes. How can I get the front end "planted" a little more, or get the rear end to slide around a little more? Right now, Ive almost got everything back to manual specs.

Whats the scoop on batts? The biggest batts Ive seen have been around 3300-3500 mah(is that right?). At RadioShack the other day, it looked like you could build your own batts over 9000 mah. There has to be a reason I havent seen this done already. What is it?
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17? There should only be 16, lol. Who did you order the kit from, and are you sure it was for the t3?
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he might've put a bearing in the middle of the spur
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Default I might have........

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he might've put a bearing in the middle of the spur
I dont remember. Would that be bad? I replaced every bushing I had a bearing to match. I got the bearings on eBay, from a place in Canada (Goodsgood, I believe). Most of the T3 bearing kits on there said 22 bearings. Would the "extras" be for other cars/brands maybe? Maybe for 4WD?

Thanks for all the help you guys are giving.

T-BirdJunkie: Hey, I just noticed you are from MS also. If we ever get confident enough to venture out away from "home", maybe we will come race over your way. Is there a place to find more R/Cers in MS? Especially central MS.

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I'm in the north part, just south of Memphis. there's a new off road track goin up about 20 minutes north of me, but I haven't had a chance to swing by and check it out lately.

BTW, AFAIK there's absolutely nothin wrong with replacing the bushing in the spur with a bearing, but there's no advantage either.
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