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Old 03-08-2011, 11:15 AM   #1
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Hi, i use an xray t3 , 2010 ,im looking at one of the lipo specific chassis like the exotek or smokem the smokem one has the holes to mount the t3 2011 steering which is somthing i would like to do. im from the uk can any one recommmend a dealer i can buy one from either in the uk or elsewhere . ive emailed smokem but have not had a reply 5 days later. I can get locally exotek but these do not have the holes for 2011 steering.
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i dont think either chassis have the holes for the 2011 steering , but you can drill them yourself
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Smokem chassis has the 2011 holes, and you can get a stiff or flex chassis.
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yeah i see they do an lp or an fx chassis . I run on small tight carpet track medium grip . rubber tyres, so what chassis would suit me . and does anyone know who stocks them
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sometimes i think a stiffer chassis is good on carpet ,even with rubber tyres . i used to have the xray 007 with the us version 3.5mm chassis it was more responsive and consistant.
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On low-med traction tracks, I like to use a flexy car, but with traction above that, I would definitely go with a stiffer car.
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Smokem chassis has the 2011 holes, and you can get a stiff or flex chassis.
then i stand corrected , thanks
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then i stand corrected , thanks
no you don't, Smokem hasn't released a t3'11 chassis yet
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Late March, 2011 chassis from smokem releases. I'm waiting for that to release to order a chassis for another car. It looks like a running change from the old chassis In another thread said they are busy moving shop.
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Late March, 2011 chassis from smokem releases. I'm waiting for that to release to order a chassis for another car. It looks like a running change from the old chassis In another thread said they are busy moving shop.
Yep Vinny is moving to HK to have a crack at the RC business full time. Hopefully it goes well and we see more Smokem stuff on the market soon

I'm waiting for the '11 deck too, though I know people who have drilled the holes for the steering rack on the '10 FX deck thought it gave too much flex with the new car, so hopefully the FX gets an update too
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ive emailed smokem but have not had a reply 5 days later
as Craig says vinny has just moved to Hong Kong and was recently just in Thailand, so hopefully it is just due to him moving country.

i am sure he will reply
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One of the guys at smokem emailed me, back today and confirmed that the chassis will be avaliable late march , and will be compatible with the 2011 steering.
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Hi, i use an xray t3 , 2010 ,im looking at one of the lipo specific chassis like the exotek or smokem the smokem one has the holes to mount the t3 2011 steering which is somthing i would like to do. im from the uk can any one recommmend a dealer i can buy one from either in the uk or elsewhere . ive emailed smokem but have not had a reply 5 days later. I can get locally exotek but these do not have the holes for 2011 steering.
any help appreciated !
I really liked the Smokem chassis for my T3'10, it is almost identical to the new Xray T3'11 chassis except for the double crank steering.
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