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Old 10-02-2010, 08:47 AM   #286
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For the team drivers that tested the car, did you use the small stands for the steering that connect to the top deck? If so, what did you find it did compared to if you didnt use them?

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Hi Yokomo_Ant3,

I have not run the new T3 '11 but up until recently I had been driving the Tamiya 416 which has a similar dual-bellcrank steering system. It had a removable brace that connected to the top deck. I found that removing that brace made the front end a little more flexible, which I found made the car more forgiving and more consistent.

To compensate for the extra flex, I found that going up one spring rate (stiffer) really woke the car up and helped maintain the corner speed. Overall I preferred running with the brace removed on outdoor asphalt tracks.
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I'm in that boat too. Looking forward to seeing my buds this next weekend!!

After reading the details about the '11, I can't quite tell what would be needed for a conversion from a T3. Is there a new motor mount, or is it just moved inward on the chassis? And I think I read the rear end is narrower improving rear traction. Does that require new narrower rear arm mounts too?

Here's the list of needed parts I'm thinking I would need. (I have a near new T3 and I'd rather not sell it if the conversion to the '11 is a tolerable amount)

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Steering system
Rear arm mounts?
Motor mount?

Any info is appreciated!
Looks like the motor mount is the same as the T3 and it's in the same position as well.

I honestly think you'll only need the chassis, top deck and the steering components.

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Old 10-02-2010, 09:04 AM   #288
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Looks like the motor mount is the same as the T3 and it's in the same position as well.

I honestly think you'll only need the chassis, top deck and the steering components.

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yes, check the description of the motor mount position: T3 compares T2 it means the position is the same
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:23 AM   #289
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T3 11, is getting more and more like a tamiya lol
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:30 AM   #290
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yes, check the description of the motor mount position: T3 compares T2 it means the position is the same
These were the two lines I read on the web site description that made me think new rear arm mounts, motor mounts.
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Motor mount purpose-designed for brushless motors, placing the motor 3mm more towards the centerline
• Rear suspension holders positioned towards the centerline results in narrower rear track-width and more rear traction
Maybe this is just how the T3 was improved over the T2?
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step by step !
so later will have chance get WC
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do u have a date when it will be available and is the free shipping express? (as in how long would it take to arrive in Australia if I was to order one?)
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I cant tell, but will those battery holders work on older models? I'm still running a T2'08 for this season, and want to know if they will be compatible?
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So, is there a foam and rubber version, or what? Curious.
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So, is there a foam and rubber version, or what? Curious.
The T3 2011 has been ptimized for all surfaces, tires, traction levels, driving abilities and weather conditions.

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Default Yeah I do think most club racers buy with their eyes first...

or at least they want to. It's like buying a sports car or a minivan. Although I think hardcore racers just want to win bottom line, but they are a smaller segment of customers. Why not appeal to both? For most people it's price first and they get what they can afford, but if they like the features that much they might just fork it out anyway.

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More "eye candy" for people like you to look at? And you think you are the majority? Personally you sound like a basher that is just looking at all the pretty colors, I doubt Xray cares whether you think plastic shocks are needed or some more aluminum because you seem to have no clue or concern with function. Just because Tamiya does something you expect everyone else to jump on the bandwagon? Xray builds RACE cars for RACERS!! Do you even race TC??
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:26 PM   #297
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The steering racks are alumn as I talked to drew today about it. Also the cut outs are for people that run batteries with humps on the bottom.

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I thought it had something to do with flex. lol That's good to know. I'm sad thought the motor vents are gone, it looked nice and helped with air circulation. EA so the steering arms are all orange aluminum?
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:34 PM   #298
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I thought it had something to do with flex. lol That's good to know. I'm sad thought the motor vents are gone, it looked nice and helped with air circulation. EA so the steering arms are all orange aluminum?
EA said steering rack is Al, everything you need to know is on xray website: http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/sho...12ff6d6f5f73fb
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To be honest, I just can't believe that Xray kept the servo in this position...
It seems that the space for electronic is even smaller than before !

I'm convinced (and have some proof) that with a 90 oriented servo (like Tam 416, Yok BD5, HB TCX), the natural airflow between speedo and motor is majorly improved. I mesured 5 up to 10C less on the motor with this architecture on my modified T2008 with TCX steering post (see Xray T3 page 188).

I just don't understand why Xray doesn't follow this winning trend...
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:56 PM   #300
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EA any idea when the change in upper camber links braces will available?

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EA said steering rack is Al, everything you need to know is on xray website: http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/sho...12ff6d6f5f73fb
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