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Old 03-07-2011, 11:08 PM   #1621
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thanks for the setup information...last question for the night..what is the difference between the exotec chassis and the stock chassis...i think i spelled that right...
Wow, the professor on the T3 thread! Otha, I may be mistaken but I dont think Exotek makes a chassis for the T3 2011 Spec. I think it's only for the 2010 which does not use the new bell crank steering therefor it will not work. The new 2011 kit chassis is awesome and you do not need to look elsware for performance. You must have your eye on Bates' car... Lol Glad to hear, let me know if I can help.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:13 PM   #1622
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Don't forget you have not one, but two, A-main capable T3'11 drivers who race at your track. Not that Eric's set up isn't good, but I'd be looking at Hawk or Bullwinkle's car if it was me racing in Flowood.
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Yes it's 1.9. I recommend starting with EA's setup from the 'Birds and talk to him about his setup from the last Mid West Grand Slam they both are really good.

EA's 2011 Snowbird Nationals 17.5 Setup
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:01 AM   #1624
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Got my T3'11 conversion kit and thought I'd share chassis pics. Left is the '11


With the car pretty much converted, I did not have to use any weights to even out the l/r balance. Can't wait to run it.


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Big thanks to Paul from Flying Fox for the aweswome gear Diff, first time running one I found it had a better feel, power out of corners and consistent throughout the whole run than a ball Diff which lead me to a state titles win.
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Got my T3'11 conversion kit and thought I'd share chassis pics. Left is the '11
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Are those gear diffs Xray stock?

What model did you convert from?
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Today released new option parts
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:37 AM   #1628
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Are those gear diffs Xray stock?

What model did you convert from?
No, they are the SPEC R Diffs. It started as a T3. I got the conversion kit from Ashford Hobbies.

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thanks for the setup information...last question for the night..what is the difference between the exotec chassis and the stock chassis...i think i spelled that right...
In comparing the Exotek to the 2010 car the flex is different and the chassis is narrower so it scrubs less and therefore carries more cornerspeed. Regarding the 2011 car...there may be an Exotek chassis in the works



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HAHA, that's right...what up Martin! I won't be up until May, we have a couple of big local's down here in April (ROAR Regionals and XRAY Challenge). See ya soon!
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In comparing the Exotek to the 2010 car the flex is different and the chassis is narrower so it scrubs less and therefore carries more cornerspeed. Regarding the 2011 car...there may be an Exotek chassis in the works





HAHA, that's right...what up Martin! I won't be up until May, we have a couple of big local's down here in April (ROAR Regionals and XRAY Challenge). See ya soon!
I have a feeling this exotek chassis for the 2011 spec will have the servo sitting vertical just like the Tamiyas
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:25 AM   #1631
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i just finished building my T3R which i have almost converted to a T3. I have a question regarding the ride height. No matter what I do, the suspension travel allows the chassis to touch the ground at full compression. This also applies to my nitro cars. Is this a normal thing? Is there a way to prevent this without stiffening the suspension?
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i just finished building my T3R which i have almost converted to a T3. I have a question regarding the ride height. No matter what I do, the suspension travel allows the chassis to touch the ground at full compression. This also applies to my nitro cars. Is this a normal thing? Is there a way to prevent this without stiffening the suspension?


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so the only thing i can really do is tighten the screws on the dampers to get maximum ride height but at the cost of stiffness and higher GC?
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so the only thing i can really do is tighten the screws on the dampers to get maximum ride height but at the cost of stiffness and higher GC?
You don't want to do that. It is normal for the chassis to touch the ground at full compression, but it should not do so on the track unless your track is exceptionally bumpy. Tightening the preload on the springs all the way still wouldn't prevent the chassis from being able to touch the ground.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:13 PM   #1635
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yea, it seems there is no way to stop it. i was only hoping that a higher ride height and stiffer springs would make it harder for the chassis to hit the ground. But if you say the setup is ok like this then i will leave it.

i don't understand why the cars are made like this though. even my nitro cars are the same. you don't ever want the chassis to hit the ground because that would take weight off the wheels and cause loss of traction at best or the whole thing could end up flying in the air on a big bump. surely there has to be a way to control suspension travel?
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