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Old 03-21-2012, 11:20 AM
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Is the Chevron Monster M body still available?

available but tricky to find and expensive when you do find it , as mentioned previous m-chassis.com has the abr copies of this shell which are more reasonably priced , if you go to the website Tims email details are there ...
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:13 PM
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Never had issues whatsoever with 3 Racing shocks. basically same construction as Tamiya TRF. Have you seated the bladder properly? Dont overfill the shock
You can try using teflon tape on the shock treads.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:40 PM
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Ok, this is maybe not mini related but i bought 2 sets tire warmers for cheap on hobbyking to test. For powersupply i used an old Xbox360 psu.

The kit comes for 2 tires, that's why i bought 2 sets.
Come raceday, i put Paragon on my tires, let them soak for a while, wipe off excess and wrap the warmers around them. Then set temp to 45 degrees and heat them up. The difference this made to my car was amazing and my car is pretty well set up. Instant grip and now everyone at my track needs to buy it... Total investment is 43 bucks + psu, you can also use 2s or 3s lipos.

Go get them, atleast they look awsome on the car. You will win the pitrace!

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_System.html
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Question for anyone using 3Racing fast gear sets: I'm putting together an "outlaw" M03 for a race we have coming up and I'm having troubles with gear mesh.

I'm using the smaller of the two spur gears, the one that works with 20, 22, and 24 tooth pinions. I'm also using a 22 tooth pinion. One would think that since the stock pinions are 16, 18, and 20 teeth, the 20, 22 and 24 pinions would fall into line with this and you'd use the 18 tooth position for the 22 tooth pinion...BUT...the gear mesh is stupid tight at the 18 holes, really loose at the 16 holes and kind of overly tight, but not totally insane at the 20 tooth holes.

So, am I totally nuts or is this gear set complete crap? The run out on the gears is abysmal compared to Tamiya parts, but is it really that bad?

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Old 03-22-2012, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing View Post
Question for anyone using 3Racing fast gear sets: I'm putting together an "outlaw" M03 for a race we have coming up and I'm having troubles with gear mesh.

I'm using the smaller of the two spur gears, the one that works with 20, 22, and 24 tooth pinions. I'm also using a 22 tooth pinion. One would think that since the stock pinions are 16, 18, and 20 teeth, the 20, 22 and 24 pinions would fall into line with this and you'd use the 18 tooth position for the 22 tooth pinion...BUT...the gear mesh is stupid tight at the 18 holes, really loose at the 16 holes and kind of overly tight, but not totally insane at the 20 tooth holes.

So, am I totally nuts or is this gear set complete crap? The run out on the gears is abysmal compared to Tamiya parts, but is it really that bad?

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The 3 Racing speed gears are not perfectly circular. In fact they are rubbish.

If you want a speed gear get the Team ABR gear. It at least is closer to perfect
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by cannon View Post
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The 3 Racing speed gears are not perfectly circular. In fact they are rubbish.

If you want a speed gear get the Team ABR gear. It at least is closer to perfect
What about the Ride set?
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder View Post
What about the Ride set?
They are same same as 3 Racing
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:37 AM
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They are same same as 3 Racing
Ehhh crap.

Oh well tried to help ya monkeyracing but someone had to burst my bubble.

Thanks for pointing it out Mr. F.

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:51 AM
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Thanks guys. I'll run them this weekend and see if it's any faster then my regular mini. I'd run these gears in my Xevo before and noticed they were more egg shaped than round, but with a 28t pinion it was pretty darn fast. Burned out a motor in five laps though. Oops!
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:10 AM
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I don't think I'll even be testing the speed gears on the track. I got the car powered up on the bench and I thought for a moment my cat had gotten inside the gearbox with a bullhorn and a can of gravel. Wow, these things are crap!
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:19 AM
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I don't think I'll even be testing the speed gears on the track. I got the car powered up on the bench and I thought for a moment my cat had gotten inside the gearbox with a bullhorn and a can of gravel. Wow, these things are crap!

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I've seen them tried a number of times Jim, and each time the car usually went SLOWER.....

They are complete and utter rubbish.
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I bought them some time ago, and after installing them it was like, why? This is crap. Last month I take the decision of giving them another chance, I read again the manual, and surprise, it was my fault.
When you install the speed gears, you have to change the position of the motor, for example with the 20T pinion and the smallest gear, you have to install the motor in the 16T mark (I'm talking by memories).
The manual it's not very clear for these and it's very important for not destroying the gears.

By the way, the plastic of the gears it's not really good.

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:35 AM
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In the UK, we've found that the 3Racing counter gears are rubbish - throw them away. However, the spur gears are OK, they won't last forever but they'll last for several race meetings. Buy 2 sets so you have a spare spur gear just in case.

Counter gears - made of cheese. Avoid.
Spur gears - not too bad, not as good as Tamiya, but worthwhile if you need that extra top end speed.
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Cheese. Now that's funny! Cheese would be better than that.

Now, this is really going to bake your collective noodles: I thought I'd see if I could get things to quiet down by using a different pinion, so I swapped out the 22T and popped in the standard 20T. The mesh is better, it's still noisy as a bag of walnuts in a tumble dryer and for some reason the best fit was in the same holes as I used for the 22T??? These gears are magically screwed up. There's some sort of incompetent voodoo going on for sure.

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