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Old 10-05-2002, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default just bought a rc10 t3, upgrade suggestions?

hey guys, i just picked up an rc10 t3, it's not the upgraded factory model, can't seem to find one locally and i had money burning in my pocket.

other than the ball bearing kit, what do you guys consider must have upgrades?

i've got the electronics covered already.

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Old 10-05-2002, 08:45 PM   #2
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Old 10-05-2002, 09:28 PM   #3
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naw. base model. i threw on green springs and ball bearings today, reset the ride height, rebuilt and reset the diff and clutch. it also has the upgraded team (?) blue anno'd oil shocks, not the friction shocks.

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My first car was a RC10B3. I bought the basic version and I learned i needed a few upgrades.

First, I would get MIP CVDs. These will be more efficient. If you don't already have CVDs, you will need to buy new wheels because the axle size is smaller.

Second, I would get some titanium turnbuckles. Steel ones will bend easily. If you don't have much money, these can hold off untill the steel ones go out.

RPM ball cups can also add some strenth to the turnbuckles, but you don't have to get them.

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Old 10-06-2002, 09:29 AM   #5
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okay, i've had my eye on the cvd's already, didn't know about needing new rear wheels tho, thanks for the heads up. i'll look into the turnbuckles and ball cups, maybe treat myself as a birthday present since that's coming up in a week or so.

thanks for the replies.

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edit: looked at a few websites, it seems mip makes a 3/16" cvd for the t series trucks. so maybe i won't need to replace the wheels yet (one less expense hehe).

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if you get 1/4" CVDs, you will also need to get different bearings and possibly hub carriers. I twill however make it easier to find replacement wheels in some areas.

If you get into serious racing you may want to replace the blue shock bodies with the hard anodized-teflon coated ones.
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well i splurged a bit yesterday. bought mip cvds, ti turnbuckles, rpm heavy duty ends and the aluminum screw set (which i dunno if i'm even gonna use, i looked at it but i'm not sure what goes where).

thanks for the ideas guys.

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I would get some MIP ball studs, there kind of expencive, but they are worth it.
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Old 10-27-2002, 04:14 PM   #9
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Default what the best turn motor/ pinion gears should i go?

I also just bought one... a factory team.. i have a question regarding the electric motor. and gearing ratios. etc etc

well mostly i will be running this in a dirt field with lots of bumps etc etc... just playing around. and would like to get the best motor for this.

i want something that is fast and has torque... yes i know that one will suffer from another and i can't have both.. either top end or low end. I'm running the stock spur gear.


but i would like something that is in between... so any suggestions on what motor i should get?

also the kit i'm buying comes with an Airtronics 92736 75 Band FM 3 Channel Receiver what radio do u guys suggest?

TIA

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whats your motor limit on your speed control?
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Old 10-27-2002, 04:36 PM   #11
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i have a keyence a07rz which has a motor limit of 6 turn
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i'm running a p2k pro with a robinson 19t pinion, works good so far. powers thru the grass and hauls on the dirt/asphault.
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go with some low turn mod, speed gems from trinity are good for palying.
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Old 10-27-2002, 04:55 PM   #14
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for now...i have 3 motors..

15 turn speed gem i'm using on my TC3

11 turn double team orian

and 19 turn Reedy.

so i just don't know what pinion gear i should use.
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I ran a 18 pinion with a 85 spur on a 12X2 P-94
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