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Old 09-30-2013, 07:18 AM   #3421
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seemed odd to me that there is 5mm of adjustment in the rear, but in the front it tells you to put 1mm in front and 1 in behind the arm.. I think the pins are the same length so that gives you 3mm of slop?

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Old 09-30-2013, 10:21 AM   #3422
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seemed odd to me that there is 5mm of adjustment in the rear, but in the front it tells you to put 1mm in front and 1 in behind the arm.. I think the pins are the same length so that gives you 3mm of slop?

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Sure front and rear use the same length hingepin? Perhaps shorter up front?
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:06 PM   #3423
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Sure front and rear use the same length hingepin? Perhaps shorter up front?
Im saying I have 3mm of slop in the front.. so what am I doing wrong?

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Old 09-30-2013, 02:16 PM   #3424
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Im saying I have 3mm of slop in the front.. so what am I doing wrong?

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Wow, 3mm of slop is A LOT.
Posting a picture of the front of your car could help identify the problem.

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Old 09-30-2013, 03:54 PM   #3425
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Im saying I have 3mm of slop in the front.. so what am I doing wrong?

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Yeah I saw what you wrote the first time and am trying to figure out where you are getting 5 mm of rear wheelbase adjustability. The set up sheet shows 3 rear and 2 up front. Perhaps post pictures as suggested because no idea where you could get that much front slop using 2 mm of shims unless the pin holders are way out of position.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:22 PM   #3426
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The front pins are shorter than the rear pins. I assume you double checked the thickness of the shims you used on the hinge pins? Two 1mm on the front hinge pins, and 1 2mm and 1 1mm on the rear hinge pins? Also, are the hinge pin blocks square to the hinge pin?
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:48 PM   #3427
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The front pins are shorter than the rear pins. I assume you double checked the thickness of the shims you used on the hinge pins? Two 1mm on the front hinge pins, and 1 2mm and 1 1mm on the rear hinge pins? Also, are the hinge pin blocks square to the hinge pin?
Yes, considering the rear hinge pins are 3mm longer than the fronts I can see 3mm of slop using 2mm of shims and the incorrect pin. I already tried suggesting OP check the pins but he says that is not the issue.

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weird I am getting a lot of double posts somehow. sorry about that.

I know most of you reading have moved to a T4 and I am sure most of the parts are compatible with the 2011, but if you have spare bits and in particular those that break.. aka arms knuckles and hubs I would love some help - self employed lol
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thanks guys for the suggestions.. I think the front rear mount was messed and not flush with the chassis.. maybe from a hit.. I loosened the entire front end and retightened.. then switched over to the neutral pin holders and tada! no slop..

Its funny how playing with the car again after 6 months can get you excited to run. LOL even the anodized orange makes you go cool..

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so i just traded for an x ray t3. i ran it for the first time last night in trans am. Went well for the most part other than the steering. It seems that after i come out of a left turn to the long straight my car wants to steer to the left. if i go right quickly it will return to straight. I put the car on a setup kit last night found that when i turn to the left and return to center the toe will remain about 2-3 degrees to the left. if i go to the right and return to center it will return to 0 toe. i removed servo and steering is free without any binding. and i am running a savox 1251 servo. thanks
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so i just traded for an x ray t3. i ran it for the first time last night in trans am. Went well for the most part other than the steering. It seems that after i come out of a left turn to the long straight my car wants to steer to the left. if i go right quickly it will return to straight. I put the car on a setup kit last night found that when i turn to the left and return to center the toe will remain about 2-3 degrees to the left. if i go to the right and return to center it will return to 0 toe. i removed servo and steering is free without any binding. and i am running a savox 1251 servo. thanks
Sounds like a broken Servo or Servosaver to me...
Or the steering wheel on your radio gets stuck somehow.

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picked up some of the 2012 edition T3's as well as a T3R with some upgrades on it.

Does anyone have a current VTA setup for carpet that they are liking?

Are the shock towers different on the T3R versus the other T3 versions as far as layout goes?

In general, am I right in assuming you don't need the specific xray servo saver? What ones other than that one do people recommend?
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Sounds like a broken Servo or Servosaver to me...
Or the steering wheel on your radio gets stuck somehow.

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thanks for the opinion. i think i may have found the problem. the upper brace has a support post right behind the steering linkage, anyway i think it was not spaced up correctly causing pressure on the steering linkage. i will give it a shot tomorrow.
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did some more searching and it appears the T3 2012 had some changes that the T3R didn't have.

have to say though, even though the T3R is the cheapy car, it feels excellent.
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Well I am now setup for T3'11 in both spec tc and VTA and lots of spares. I am a happy fellow.

Its nice to concentrate on one car.. especially when there are so many adjustments you can make on this car.

Indoor carpet season is coming up.. I assume most people use the offset wheel hexes for VTA???

What is the best performing VTA body people have found??

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