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Old 08-04-2012, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by moggy12 View Post
thanks for info do you think going to 30 weight shock oil in the rear would help ?
I do tend to run soft shocks, 400 oil in alloy shocks with 3x1.1 pistons. But I do it at both ends.

Mine's the car from 2nd, dark bluey purple colour with what looks like a yellow front in the video (10th after the second corner as I rolled it)
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The setup for that night, additive was full front and rear, both for around 20 mins, which is what I do from practice onwards all night; http://piez0r.com/Skiddins/Xray%20Setup%20Sheets/Carpet%20Setups/t3'12-Newbury(F)-27-7-12.pdf

My car is a bit aggressive but it doesn't tend to over rotate, I also run some drag brake.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
I do tend to run soft shocks, 400 oil in alloy shocks with 3x1.1 pistons. But I do it at both ends.

Mine's the car from 2nd, dark bluey purple colour with what looks like a yellow front in the video (10th after the second corner as I rolled it)
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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


The setup for that night, additive was full front and rear, both for around 20 mins, which is what I do from practice onwards all night; http://piez0r.com/Skiddins/Xray%20Setup%20Sheets/Carpet%20Setups/t3'12-Newbury(F)-27-7-12.pdf

My car is a bit aggressive but it doesn't tend to over rotate, I also run some drag brake.
thanks for the set up sheet nice driving car seemed planted
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:45 AM
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With the pinion Off, my car is making a squeezing noise in the drivetrain ne'er the layshaft mount, any ideas what it could be ?
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by narcotiks View Post
With the pinion Off, my car is making a squeezing noise in the drivetrain ne'er the layshaft mount, any ideas what it could be ?
check tension on the two screws that hold down the layshaft....then check then bearings and the actual shaft.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:44 PM
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Xray please consider redesigning the center piece of your steering rack? Something with a stair step two pieces design much like your older single post design. That way we can make ackerman changes on the fly and the steering link will be more inline to the servo horn. That's one thing I loved about your past design. Then this will not be a carbon copy of your competitors.

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Old 08-04-2012, 11:35 PM
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If you are having a problem adjusting Ackerman buy the a plus shims you drop them in and go just as easy as the old style and won't break. Every car that I know of that had the adjustable center steering it was a weak point.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:58 AM
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The steering design was the worst thing about the t3, that center single peice steering design was horrible, and would cause the steering rack to pop out of the cups in a heavy crash unless you had the center stiffening post in.
If it rears its head again it will need to be substantially re-designed.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by RCknight View Post
That way we can make ackerman changes on the fly...
Remove the bumper. (Three screws)

From the front of the car you can get your tools into the steering area to remove the ackerman washers.

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Old 08-05-2012, 06:06 AM
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You don't even take the bumper off . Use a 2.0 mm ball end driver loose the ball studs one or two turns drop In the shim or pull one out and tighten .
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:33 AM
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where do you get these ackerman shims?
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Jamison R View Post
where do you get these ackerman shims?
Behold...
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:52 AM
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I have a dilemma. I'm not going to be able to race for the next couple months. Do I sell the car now and hope that the new one comes out around the time or hold on to it. New cars usually come out in Oct? Is that correct?
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Originally Posted by RCknight View Post
Xray please consider redesigning the center piece of your steering rack? Something with a stair step two pieces design much like your older single post design. That way we can make ackerman changes on the fly and the steering link will be more inline to the servo horn. That's one thing I loved about your past design. Then this will not be a carbon copy of your competitors.
Originally Posted by AARON YOUNG View Post
If you are having a problem adjusting Ackerman buy the a plus shims you drop them in and go just as easy as the old style and won't break. Every car that I know of that had the adjustable center steering it was a weak point.
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The steering design was the worst thing about the t3, that center single peice steering design was horrible, and would cause the steering rack to pop out of the cups in a heavy crash unless you had the center stiffening post in.
If it rears its head again it will need to be substantially re-designed.
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Remove the bumper. (Three screws)

From the front of the car you can get your tools into the steering area to remove the ackerman washers.

Snowy.
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I'm afraid RCKnight, your request will fall on deaf ears. Although quicker to adjust it was not a great design and as mentioned, used to pop out in heavy crashes.

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Old 08-05-2012, 01:41 PM
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What set up is everyone using with the aluminum X-ray shocks? Foam,bladder,oil,spring?
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What set up is everyone using with the aluminum X-ray shocks? Foam,bladder,oil,spring?
I'm using RSD bladdders, no foam, 1.1 mm 3 hole, hole in cap, 450/600 2.6/3.0
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