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Old 09-09-2010, 05:42 PM   #3001
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few pages back someone mentioned about steering system swap , can anyone provide more info as far as part number and such , i found my T3 starts to develop steering slops after a few practice runs , it got to a point where it's more then excessive...that was also the very reason why i sold my TC5 and decided to try xray hoping a better steering system ..they are just equally bad , any help and info is much appreciated
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few pages back someone mentioned about steering system swap , can anyone provide more info as far as part number and such , i found my T3 starts to develop steering slops after a few practice runs , it got to a point where it's more then excessive...that was also the very reason why i sold my TC5 and decided to try xray hoping a better steering system ..they are just equally bad , any help and info is much appreciated
I don't understand why people are having this issue.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:50 PM   #3003
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What are you developing slop in? The steering blocks? My car has never had slop. I do have aluminum steering blocks though.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:23 PM   #3004
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few pages back someone mentioned about steering system swap , can anyone provide more info as far as part number and such , i found my T3 starts to develop steering slops after a few practice runs , it got to a point where it's more then excessive...that was also the very reason why i sold my TC5 and decided to try xray hoping a better steering system ..they are just equally bad , any help and info is much appreciated
I found that it's usually the rod ends, and sometimes the metal ball inside the rod ends, it slops out when running Mod especially. Just replace those parts and it tightens back up for a while.
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THERE IS NO BAD CAR ON THE MARKET .I THINK EVERY CAR BUILDER HAS A TITLE EXCEPT MAYBE TEAM MAGIC.BUY WHATEVER YOUR LOCAL HOBBY SHOP CARRIES PARTS FOR AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY IF YOU DONT LIKE IT TRY SOMETHING ELSE .I DONT THINK THE NEWEST CAR OUT IS ANY BETTER THAN THE CARS MADE 5 YEARS AGO.
I do think there are some improvements that make a big difference as far as maintenance and tuneability. I went from an xray Fk05 to an xray 009. Maintenance wise ( changing the spur gear is much easier on the 008, 009, t3, ) than the FK 'O5, and generally the cars have evolved ( quick Ackerman adjustment , quick roll center adjustment ) and better flex characteristics. Easier access to hinge pins... The list goes on. Anything from '008 on is a really good all around car.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:21 PM   #3006
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Default Yeah I loved my 008.

It seemed to have a great balance of rear traction and steering. It was great, if only you could flip the belts and had a lipo chassis I would have kept it for sure. lol Can anyone comment on the T3 compared to the 008 in how it handles? Just curious, I've not had a TC since the 008.
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I see a nice lipo chassis!! Is it a Xray brand??
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It seemed to have a great balance of rear traction and steering. It was great, if only you could flip the belts and had a lipo chassis I would have kept it for sure. lol Can anyone comment on the T3 compared to the 008 in how it handles? Just curious, I've not had a TC since the 008.
I thought the T3 had more traction than the 008 and seemed to be more universal from track to track.
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That steering system is very confusing. Dont know why they would try a double belcrank system with the servo placed the same way If they did go this way with steering, i hope the servo is rotated like other cars, I can barely fit my electronics on my car now, more room would be nice
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What are we looking at in that picture? is this a T4 prototype? Nice...
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Question how is everyone setting there droop and down travel and what are they running? Reason i ask is because in the setup guide it shows droop as being measured with a ruler from when ride height is till the wheels just come off the ground. I have measuring my droop with droop blocks and a gauge but i noticed it calls that down travel. Im coming from offroad and we measure everything differently so what techniques are you guys using? Also what is a good starting droop setting? I run on both carpet and asphalt. Thanks
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Question how is everyone setting there droop and down travel and what are they running? Reason i ask is because in the setup guide it shows droop as being measured with a ruler from when ride height is till the wheels just come off the ground. I have measuring my droop with droop blocks and a gauge but i noticed it calls that down travel. Im coming from offroad and we measure everything differently so what techniques are you guys using? Also what is a good starting droop setting? I run on both carpet and asphalt. Thanks
What you are doing is also called droop, I have mine at 4 front and 4 rear using the blocks like you
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:21 PM   #3014
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I can't stand the fact of my servo hanging off the chassis. There is plenty of room even with my GTB. I don't get why people think there is not room. lol I have an RS now and I have even more room. Speedos will get even smaller with time. No need to change it Xray.

Yeah the car looks good but I can't see much design detail. I hope it has the tie rods on the bulkheads and they go to a Tamiya style hinge pin blocks. Otherwise the car looks great from what I can tell. Looks like they got rid of the stand offs on the Euro version that's a plus. The Lipo chassis looks great, just what I wanted to see. I didn't want a swiss cheese chassis like the HB one.

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That steering system is very confusing. Dont know why they would try a double belcrank system with the servo placed the same way If they did go this way with steering, i hope the servo is rotated like other cars, I can barely fit my electronics on my car now, more room would be nice
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That steering system is very confusing. Dont know why they would try a double belcrank system with the servo placed the same way If they did go this way with steering, i hope the servo is rotated like other cars, I can barely fit my electronics on my car now, more room would be nice
The twin bellcranks keep the inner joints of the steering links parallel throughout steering. I single bellcrank can't offer this. What would be nice is twin bellcrank with a servo saver built in.
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