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Old 12-21-2012, 03:10 AM
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Hey Guys

I know I'm late to the party here... but I have a 1st-gen T3 that is giving me full satisfaction and that can still hang with the faster chassis out there, or almost can. The car I don't think is the main issue, driver skills are Anyways, I'm thinking about going more modern, or at least partially. Are there any aftermarket companies that make a conversion for the T3 (2010!) that allow it to run a "full" (but thin) chassis? I'm not necessarily chasing an option that uses dual bellcranks, but why not...

I tried exotek but their optional chassis only are compatible for T3'11 and beyond...

thanks for any info.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Bigz84 View Post
how did your car react w/ the 50mm ecs in the front? What change were you looking for?

I just purchased the 50mm to tune w/

also thinking of putting 50 in the rear.
I don't have ECS in my car but I do have 50 mm regular driveshafts in the front. I found the car to be more agressive and had more steering. Note that is does break composite spool outdrives much more easily than the kit 52mm's
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Originally Posted by Lonestar View Post
Hey Guys

I know I'm late to the party here... but I have a 1st-gen T3 that is giving me full satisfaction and that can still hang with the faster chassis out there, or almost can. The car I don't think is the main issue, driver skills are Anyways, I'm thinking about going more modern, or at least partially. Are there any aftermarket companies that make a conversion for the T3 (2010!) that allow it to run a "full" (but thin) chassis? I'm not necessarily chasing an option that uses dual bellcranks, but why not...

I tried exotek but their optional chassis only are compatible for T3'11 and beyond...

thanks for any info.
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its a shame your not in australia as i still have 2 used original exotek chassis that suit the original t3 which you have........the last pictured here
they are the x3r version 1 or you can get t311 conversion or the vbc conversion also pictured
and both can be used for your current car.....as all the bulkheads are the same

http://www.rctech.net/forum/australi...l#post11545396
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Lonestar View Post
Hey Guys

I know I'm late to the party here... but I have a 1st-gen T3 that is giving me full satisfaction and that can still hang with the faster chassis out there, or almost can. The car I don't think is the main issue, driver skills are Anyways, I'm thinking about going more modern, or at least partially. Are there any aftermarket companies that make a conversion for the T3 (2010!) that allow it to run a "full" (but thin) chassis? I'm not necessarily chasing an option that uses dual bellcranks, but why not...

I tried exotek but their optional chassis only are compatible for T3'11 and beyond...

thanks for any info.
cheers
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In 2011 they went to the Dual bellcrank steering design, so unless you want to just get a set of bellcranks, you will be limiting yourself to whatever is in stock or second hand parts. If you don't mind upgrading your steering at the same time, Xray does make a 2mm chassis that would bolt on. I'm not sure about the thickness of the other companies chassis, but It would allow you to fit any chassis for the 2011/2012 you wanted so do consider the steering upgrade.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by blade072 View Post

its a shame your not in australia as i still have 2 used original exotek chassis that suit the original t3 which you have........the last pictured here
they are the x3r version 1 or you can get t311 conversion or the vbc conversion also pictured
and both can be used for your current car.....as all the bulkheads are the same

http://www.rctech.net/forum/australi...l#post11545396
Thanks David, us living on another continent wouldn't make a difference really, but I'm really looking for new parts atm, but it sure looks like at least some aftermarket companies did some stuff for my car. Will drop a line to exotek to see if they'd still have one lone chassis laying around

Originally Posted by NateRug View Post
In 2011 they went to the Dual bellcrank steering design, so unless you want to just get a set of bellcranks, you will be limiting yourself to whatever is in stock or second hand parts. If you don't mind upgrading your steering at the same time, Xray does make a 2mm chassis that would bolt on. I'm not sure about the thickness of the other companies chassis, but It would allow you to fit any chassis for the 2011/2012 you wanted so do consider the steering upgrade.
Understand - thanks. I checked the cost of a DBSS and well let's say I don't mind keeping the stock single one...
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Originally Posted by UrabusDenis View Post
I don't have ECS in my car but I do have 50 mm regular driveshafts in the front. I found the car to be more agressive and had more steering. Note that is does break composite spool outdrives much more easily than the kit 52mm's
Ok thanks, that is what i was thinking. I plan on either using the alum outdrives or shimming out the composite outdrives 1mm.

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I race at Thunder R/C, home of the Southern USVTA Nationals. Its a large flowing track with med/high bite on 1st run and gets better with every run after. I run 52mm's on my VTA car normally. The ECS 50mm's made it seem to me to get thru the switchbacks more smoothly, but comparing a T2'07 and a T3'12, they are 2 totally different feeling cars. The'12 seemed to enter the corners more agressivly, but much smoother than the '07 ever had with 52mm's.

As I said, I only ran my '12 in VTA once, just to see how much difference it was between the two. It prompted me to pull some strings and I get to order a T4'13 tomorrow evening.
i know what you mean with the 07. i just sold my 007 foam chassis car that i had been running in vta, and now i am using the 12 in vta. the 12 was much easier to drive for me in vta. definitely going to have to throw the 50s in the front on the smaller/technical tracks to see if i like.

enjoy your 13, i know i do...

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Old 12-21-2012, 03:06 PM
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I definetely reccomend that using aluminium outdrives. I used this 50mm shafts in the last 2 races on a very technical track but extremely bumpy and bad surface (ride height 6mm), which means more vibrations and stress. Ultimately I broke 2 composite outdrives in those two days, which is too much for an Xray. I have some aftermarket aluminium outdrives but they have created slop since I used them without plastic caps on the driveshafts, as they couldn't fit. I will modify the aluminium outdrives for next season so they can accomodate the plastic caps.

You can also buy steel spool outdrives but they are pretty expensive, you can buy 3 sets of composite ones for that money Aluminiums will be plenty good I believe
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:28 PM
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Lonestar - try the Smokem T3MX chassis. We think, after a few weeks running it on carpet, that its a real improvement on a standard T3/12 chassis.
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Originally Posted by Lonestar View Post
Hey Guys

I know I'm late to the party here... but I have a 1st-gen T3 that is giving me full satisfaction and that can still hang with the faster chassis out there, or almost can. The car I don't think is the main issue, driver skills are Anyways, I'm thinking about going more modern, or at least partially. Are there any aftermarket companies that make a conversion for the T3 (2010!) that allow it to run a "full" (but thin) chassis? I'm not necessarily chasing an option that uses dual bellcranks, but why not...

I tried exotek but their optional chassis only are compatible for T3'11 and beyond...

thanks for any info.
cheers
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The VBC conversions are very good also and for the money you get the dual steering setup included. They can be bought from teamcrc.com.
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The VBC conversions are very good also and for the money you get the dual steering setup included. They can be bought from teamcrc.com.
yes they are a great bit of kit.......great quality too
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Originally Posted by donwhit View Post
Lonestar - try the Smokem T3MX chassis. We think, after a few weeks running it on carpet, that its a real improvement on a standard T3/12 chassis.
yeah smokem are also great........
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Just an FYI. I have two T3/12's that I'll be putting up on the Canadian buysell thread later today. Both are mint condition (carpet only) each with a Smokem T3MX chassis and floating servo mount included. Price will be very attractive!

PM me early if anyone's interested.

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I know alot of people have gone to the T4 but I wanted to know what others have done setup wise when using the 2mm chassis. I have picked up a brand new one from another racer to replace my worn 2.5 mm chassis and wondering what others have done when making the change.
I tried it last year and had a bit of trouble getting it dailled and wonder what setup changes others have made when moving to the 2mm chassis, and suggestions to try when testing, the track is treated asphalt, med-high grip, technical/mixed layout, running 13.5 blinky
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I recently changed over to the 2mm xray chassis. Kept the same setup and for me it's a different car now. Gained a lot of steering and just made it easier to drive for me. I run 17.5 boosted and pretty much run kit except for

Hpi pink f/r springs
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1.3 rear swaybar.
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Originally Posted by MrRolla View Post
I recently changed over to the 2mm xray chassis. Kept the same setup and for me it's a different car now. Gained a lot of steering and just made it easier to drive for me. I run 17.5 boosted and pretty much run kit except for

Hpi pink f/r springs
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1.3 rear swaybar.
Thanks Mate
What track surface you running on and grip level? Did you improve your lap times with that setep?
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