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Old 05-18-2010, 04:13 AM   #511
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3 Racing has confirmed the production of two optional shck towers to use longer spring sets

They are now listed on the 3 Racing website in the parts section
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Cannon, do I have to use a longer shock body and shaft if i want to use the taller shock tower?
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You might not need to...

But it looks like the beginning of June we could see them, then I could use HPI and Tamiya TRF Springs YEAH!!

Anyone have building instructions on the RDS Diff? Can I use just standard diff grease like Niftech? Anything special that I need to do?

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Cannon, do I have to use a longer shock body and shaft if i want to use the taller shock tower?
No I believe the plan is to use the standard shocks but should allow the use of longer shocks if you want.
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No I believe the plan is to use the standard shocks but should allow the use of longer shocks if you want.
Great, thanks mate.
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Turns out the springs I got in my kit are the correct springs (black in color and stamped 5.5T), but the front end still sits a bit high even with the spring perch at the topmost position. Is the -1mm spring retainer worth getting? Does it remedy the problem?
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Turns out the springs I got in my kit are the correct springs (black in color and stamped 5.5T), but the front end still sits a bit high even with the spring perch at the topmost position. Is the -1mm spring retainer worth getting? Does it remedy the problem?
My replacement came with black springs and the pink aluminum 1mm off set retainer, I haven't fitted it yet though.
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Turns out the springs I got in my kit are the correct springs (black in color and stamped 5.5T), but the front end still sits a bit high even with the spring perch at the topmost position. Is the -1mm spring retainer worth getting? Does it remedy the problem?
What ride height are you seeing fully prepped to run?
The 1mm down perches would drop RD by a good 1.5 to 2mm
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You might not need to...

But it looks like the beginning of June we could see them, then I could use HPI and Tamiya TRF Springs YEAH!!

Anyone have building instructions on the RDS Diff? Can I use just standard diff grease like Niftech? Anything special that I need to do?

-Troy
Re RDS, all that is different is the diff pulley and the rollers, just build it as per normal.

So sand diff rings, apply normal grease, and run in per normal.

The diff action will be tighter than you are used to with a ball diff, just make sure you have the diff tight enough so there is a normal amount of slippage.
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What ride height are you seeing fully prepped to run?
The 1mm down perches would drop RD by a good 1.5 to 2mm
I've got 6.5mm up front with the perches all the way up on the kit springs and I'm able to get down to 3mm in the back. I would like to get in the 4-5mm range indoors. Even 6.5mm is a bit much for outside. If you say the new perches can knock off 1.5-2mm that will bring the height down to 4.5-5mm which should do the trick.

Currently I've been testing with the springs from my Fujin 211Go and they seem to be working fine, but then I'd have to order new springs for the Fujin. I'm just trying to figure out which way I want to go - new -1mm spring retainers or new Fujin springs.
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I've solved my ride height and droop problems:

I've used a Tamiya 416 Front Shock tower (84086).
Used Tamiya Shock bodies, and tamiya suspension shaft (these nice gold looking ones ). I've also used the 1mm down retainers of 3Racing. All the other shock part's I've used the 3Racing parts, the'll wit without problems. Now I can use all the springs I like, so for me that would be the Hot Bodies ones :-)

Now my car is how it should be. Normal droop everywhere , and I can (if I wished to) lower my ride hight to absolut zero, or bring it up to somewhere around 12... In other words, it's solved. I'm really happy with the car right now, and willing to try it on the track this evening, prepairing it for the ETS at Mach Heemstede. Hope it will preform as good as it looks

thanks for the one noticing a 416 shock tower fit... it does!

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For those wondering, the new springs are 20mm high. With the -1mm shock retainers the right height is now fine .
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Suspension arm restock now !
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Can someone please explain what the Sakura Steering Fine Tuner is supposed to do; how it is used?
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Can someone please explain what the Sakura Steering Fine Tuner is supposed to do; how it is used?
You screw that from the bottom side of the chassis into the steering column. It locks it into place so its easier to set your toe adjustments without worrying if the wheels will move.
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