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Old 10-17-2010, 03:04 PM   #496
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I think the xray plastic shocks are great. Hell, all of xray's plastic parts are far better than most other manufacturers. I know many folks that run xray hubs, steering blocks, arms, etc on their cars.
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I've never used aluminum shocks on any of my Xrays and never felt the need to either. I am excited about the new bladders though.
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The plastic shocks are slightly smaller so you just barely have to trim around the edge of the bladder to get them to fit perfectly. It will work and settles the car down quite a bit.

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Have the aluminum shocks too, but never seen a need to use them over the plastic ones.
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:09 AM   #499
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Can anyone tell me if RW brand spurs will work with the T3? What tooth do most people run in VTA? 100T? Just wondered if it's better to push the motor back with a smaller spur for better rear traction or not? I'm all new to the T3 series. With my 008 I had pushed the motor forward with my gearing. Maybe it don't matter. lol Thanks
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The Tamiya shocks are sharp and well made. I hope we see some new shocks, bulk head braces, aluminum steering arms, soon as option parts.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:21 AM   #501
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Can anyone tell me if RW brand spurs will work with the T3? What tooth do most people run in VTA? 100T? Just wondered if it's better to push the motor back with a smaller spur for better rear traction or not? I'm all new to the T3 series. With my 008 I had pushed the motor forward with my gearing. Maybe it don't matter. lol Thanks
You can either use the XRAY spur gears or the RW spurs gears designed specifically for the XRAY cars. Someone else should be able to give you guidance on spur sizes used for VTA.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:25 AM   #502
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I hope we see some aluminum steering arms, soon as option parts.
Doesn't the existing aluminum C hubs and steering blocks work on the T3 series? I thought that they did, as long as you have the V2 C hubs (for use with the ECS driveshafts).
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Doesn't the existing aluminum C hubs and steering blocks work on the T3 series? I thought that they did, as long as you have the V2 C hubs (for use with the ECS driveshafts).
Yea they do have alum. steering blocks and c-hubs that work on the T3 suspension (which is the same as the T2 suspension) but Knight is talking about the new swing rack pieces that are plastic. The piece that links them is alum. but the two swinging pieces on the posts are plastic. I don't see a need for them to be alum. but some do I guess.
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unpacking the xray:
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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:38 AM   #505
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Has anyone tried the R9-R or the P37-R bodies? I currently run the LTC-R body which I like better that the Speed 6, but was just currious about the other 2.
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:38 PM   #506
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unpacking the xray:
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Yeah, Extreme "Rest In Peace" playing back ground !! Cool !
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:50 AM   #507
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Paul answered why in another thread. It is because of the weight. You can also use a low profile and then add some weight yourself.
This must be the reason why Tamiya mounts the servo the way they do. Regardless it makes the narrow chassis a mute point when the servo hangs off of it 10mm, but I guess it creates more flex.

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Just ordered mine last night. Should be here tommorow.

Cant wait to build and do some testing round ardent.
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Winch setup is the best to start with?
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:17 AM   #510
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I'v heard that some the guys using the plastic shocks have been drilling the 3 hole pistons out to 1.1mm, drilling vent holes in the top mount, and using 400 wt xray oil on high grip carpet. what are your veiws on this ?
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