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Old 08-20-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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3Racing info link for the car
http://os.3racing.hk/carkits_web.php?carkits_web_key=34

Link for the Manual
http://www.3racing.hk/manuals/ul_manual.pdf

I was surprised I couldn't find a thread on this car so I'm going to start one.

Does anyone have one yet? And ready to run?

I just finished mine and will try it out on carpet this Thursday.

Here is a picture of mine.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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Looks like a good car.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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Still undecided, but I might get one when I'm in Hong Kong this September. This or the Spec-R R1 Pro... hmm decisions decisions.

Lemme know how you like yours.
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Looks good. I just picked up a used zero S as my first touring car. If I get hooked on TC racing this could be my next car.
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So how much of the kit is compatible with the Xi... diffs, arms, suspension mounts etc?
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Looks good. I just picked up a used zero S as my first touring car. If I get hooked on TC racing this could be my next car.
I started out touring car with a zero s also. Since then i've moved to a tc6 for the last year and now back to a 3racing car. If you keep at it TC can get pretty addicting.

I've actually never tried the Sakura XI but from what I heard they're not very interchangeable. I believe the car is more interchangeable with the xi sport. I may be picking up an xi sport just to mess around with on the street.
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I started out touring car with a zero s also. Since then i've moved to a tc6 for the last year and now back to a 3racing car. If you keep at it TC can get pretty addicting.

I've actually never tried the Sakura XI but from what I heard they're not very interchangeable. I believe the car is more interchangeable with the xi sport. I may be picking up an xi sport just to mess around with on the street.
I just had an onroad track open up last month that's pretty close by which is why I decided to try TC. Haven't raced yet, but depending on it goes I may upgrade to a better car. Keep us posted after you get this out on the track. I'd love to hear some feedback on it.
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The Ultimate drove pretty good after a bit of suspension changes. Keep in mind that this is on mid-hi traction carpet (TQ RC Racing). I started out with the stock setup sheet in the manual except I used AE 37.5 wt shock oil and Sweep Evo 30R tires. I was getting a lot of understeer mid sweeper and on weight transfer. So I decreased rear droop from 5 to 6 and that fix the problem right up. But the car didn't feel as sharp still. From there I ended up changing the springs. The stock springs are long 6.5t, I ended up changing them to the 3racing short springs, 5.5t front and 5.75t rear. The stiffer springs made quite an improvement. Just a bit of oversteer and made it a joy to drive. I wasn't able to match the fastest lap I was able to do in my TC6 but was only 0.2 sec off. I was able to get a similar pace as before. I then changed to some sorex 28 for my last pack and it just totally screwed me up, too much oversteer and traction roll. I'm sure there is still room for improvement on my setup.

This was the setup I ended up with
Sweep EVO 30 R Premounts
Camber: F 1.5 / R 2.0
Ride Height: F 5.0 / R 5.0
Toe: F 1.0 / R 2.0
Shock Oil: F 37.5 / R 37.5 Wt
Diff: F Spool / R 2000cst (kit)
Droop: F 5 / R 6
FDR 3.6
Timing 10 deg (Ion 4 17.5t)

Few notes:
The steering bell cranks have a little bit slop - this is for the guys who are picky because I didn't know till my friend pointed it out.

Kit doesn't include a steering servo. I ended up putting in a tamiya hi torque servo saver with a 3racing alum arm plate.
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Is the chassis is as soft as the xi dh? I swapped my dh lower deck to a xi lower and it works much better at TQ. dh is just way to flexible for me.
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Finally a thread about the ultimate :-). I just ordered one from Hong Kong and still waiting for it to arrive. This will be my first kit and I'm very excited to build it. I started out with a Sprint 2 Drift. Didn't like the handling of it and I basically don't like the layout of it. So that's why I decided I should go with another car. I didn't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a car, just something less expensive. The I saw the Ultimate for €250 shipped and couldn't resist.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:09 PM   #11
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What's the price in $?
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:03 PM   #12
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$397 from 3 racing website. You'll find it cheaper somewhere else definitely especially ebay.
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Got mine from rc mart. About 300 + 35 shipping.
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Got mine for $370 AUD from an Australian vendor, has the price increased over the last couple of weeks?

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Old 09-02-2013, 08:30 PM   #15
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I just got mine recently for rcmart. In the process of building it at the moment. I will be racing it in the stock class (13.5).

I have been racing my Zero S for just over a year now and have fully upgraded it to a Zero.
Going from Novice to 21.5 blinky to 21.5 boosted. It has been a huge learning curve.

Hopefully i can get the Ultimate sorted nice and quickly. I'll let you know how i go.
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