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Old 11-25-2011, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by entitymugenmtx View Post
So I already stripped out 3 screws and I thought it would be my allen wrench but that's not the case. I bought a new allen wrench and it happend with the other screw. I don't know if they changed out the screws in the 2012 kit to Alum? What would you recommend if you bought new screws, would you stick with the stock Xray screws or go with another brand?
I ended up using TORX head screws for my bulkheads etc.

This means that when the screws near the rear of the chassis wears down, I should still be able to get the screwdriver in them.
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:50 PM
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Hello Guys i have been looking at alot of pics of the t3 11 and the t3 12 and im wondering if anyone that has both could compare the top deck on the 2 cars. The t3 12 looks as if all they did was cut out the 2nd cross brace back infront of the spur. So im curious if i have a t3 11 could i cut that small part out and have " The t3 12 top deck".
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigX View Post
If you are stripping the kit screws...there is a possibility you are trying to overtighten. These aren't nitro cars, you don't have to donkey strong all the screws, just get them snug. Just saying...it might possibly be the problem. I've never had a problem with a single screw on any car. The kit screws are definitely steel.
2nd this...when I get to the end of a screw I grab the driver like a knob with my thumb and first two fingers and twist until firm to avoid cranking it down and stripping screws.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:08 PM
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Hello Guys i have been looking at alot of pics of the t3 11 and the t3 12 and im wondering if anyone that has both could compare the top deck on the 2 cars. The t3 12 looks as if all they did was cut out the 2nd cross brace back infront of the spur. So im curious if i have a t3 11 could i cut that small part out and have " The t3 12 top deck".
Even with the '11 top deck cut the flex characteristics will still be different than the '12 top deck.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:22 PM
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When you guys build your shocks, do you use the adjustable style or the single way?
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:25 PM
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Even with the '11 top deck cut the flex characteristics will still be different than the '12 top deck.
Well that stinks and would it still make the 11 better by cutting it.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by entitymugenmtx View Post
When you guys build your shocks, do you use the adjustable style or the single way?
Maybe u know lol are the shocks from the t1 the same as the t3 because they look identical.....im a tamiya guy who just got a t3 thats why i ask lol thanks
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by entitymugenmtx View Post
When you guys build your shocks, do you use the adjustable style or the single way?
I always use the adjustable. but if the car ever feels funny the first thing you wanna check is that one did not skip a hole or 2 . Especially after a crash
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Now for my question. Whats everyone running for motors in 17.5 blinky? Ive heard the D3 is a good choice But have also heard that Trinity's CS is terrible and have seen a few of them blow up already. Im currently running the orion vortex and although it is a torque monster Im getting dragged down the straight by guys with Novak SS's and Im geared at 3.26
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
Maybe u know lol are the shocks from the t1 the same as the t3 because they look identical.....im a tamiya guy who just got a t3 thats why i ask lol thanks
Same here im a Tamiya guy as well. This is my first Xray.
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Originally Posted by entitymugenmtx View Post
When you guys build your shocks, do you use the adjustable style or the single way?
single...doesn't seem like the shock would twist enough (and it doesn't) but they are more consistent than the quick change pistons
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:53 PM
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Now for my question. Whats everyone running for motors in 17.5 blinky? Ive heard the D3 is a good choice But have also heard that Trinity's CS is terrible and have seen a few of them blow up already. Im currently running the orion vortex and although it is a torque monster Im getting dragged down the straight by guys with Novak SS's and Im geared at 3.26
thunderpower!!!
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Originally Posted by markiemark View Post
Hello Guys i have been looking at alot of pics of the t3 11 and the t3 12 and im wondering if anyone that has both could compare the top deck on the 2 cars. The t3 12 looks as if all they did was cut out the 2nd cross brace back infront of the spur. So im curious if i have a t3 11 could i cut that small part out and have " The t3 12 top deck".
If you cut the top deck of the 11 it gives more flex to the rear and aids rear end grip. The 12 has a flexi rear and a little more flex at the front. My 11 has been cut and I have no intention of ever putting an uncut top brace back on.

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hi lads,
i run the "12" tonight, car felt great with minor changes only in stock "blinky mode tho" but still handles good only thing is xray needs to sort out supplying 50mm drive shafts in the kit for the rear.i trimmed the swing shaft protector thinking it would help which it did but still was not getting the travel i needed in the rear arms.it was stepping out in the rear then i put 50mm drive shaft in and problem fix rear not stepping out. i could only accomplish 3_4mm travel with 3deg toe and with 2deg camber with trimmed protector.
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thunderpower!!!
That is what I am going to put in mine. I run one in my SCT and love it.
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