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Old 11-05-2015, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by TRoy9696 View Post
How bad is the steering issue with this chassis, I'm looking to get into drifting and really love the look of rwd drifting.
the steering wipers are a bit brittle and sensitive to over tightening or being loose. it is advisable not to use too much spacers to increase the ball connectors height as it adds stress. the steering assembly needs to be upgraded immediately when available!

also kpi knuckles are a must. 3Racing should have included it in the kit instead of a hopup. it would have been nice for them to just replace them for free as it is a stupid design in the first place!
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:15 PM
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https://www.boomracingrc.com/3racing...wd-pink-114681

Is this what your talking about
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:49 PM
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Here's a cheaper one. Haven't tried it, though.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-Metal-St...0AAOSw14xWHiIf
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:18 PM
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I'm waiting on the 3Racing slide rack system myself.

I have improved my car each week from just tuning the suspension to the point where it ALMOST looks like I know what I'm doing.

Obviously I lack a ton of skill as this is my first RWD drifter.


Does anyone know a decent pack of springs that fit this car? I'm unsure whether to buy 50mm or 55mm springs as I'm at work and I dont have the car in front of me. What's the stock spring size? I want to go softer in the rear.

Troy: the steering has enough slop that I could hold one wheel and wiggle the other wheel several degrees before the one in my hand wanted to move. This would cause the trailing wheel to be able to move enough to rub on the lower control arm and cause me to spin out. I have tuned it enough so nothing rubs but the steering slop is still there. It's not a MAJOR issue, it's just an annoyance. For an entry level kit in this price range it is to be expected. I wouldn't expect it to be as precise as a 500 dollar yokomo or MST. - you get what you pay for.

Verdict: good enough to get you sliding, but takes some tuning to get you sliding well.

I just posted a youtube of this fridays test session on my youtube channel. You can find it by searching derigortron. I can't post links here yet so you'll have to do some leg work if you are interested.

I'll try to document my changes as I go along with the build as best I can for those curious.
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:21 AM
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still waiting on parts, had some time to kill and installed active suspension on the front and rear. the front does not seem like it will stay on, it feels like it will break the TRF dampers due to some steering vibrations.



i think i caught your youtube video derigortron!
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:31 PM
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Can anyone tell me what the wheelbase is for this chassis? Or if it can be built for multiple wheelbases?

I've looked all over the internet but darned if I see it listed anywhere.
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:09 PM
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Is this thing finally available?! I no longer see the "Coming Soon" in blue.

http://os.3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=7307

Unfortunately, the rack still has the blue "Coming Soon" status.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by LukeZky View Post
Can anyone tell me what the wheelbase is for this chassis? Or if it can be built for multiple wheelbases?

I've looked all over the internet but darned if I see it listed anywhere.
on the RWD manual it clearly says 250mm wheelbase.
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:03 AM
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Default d4 does it come wif full aluminium part

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D4 does it come wif aluminium part kit...just like mst rmp vip series.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by vlozity View Post
on the RWD manual it clearly says 250mm wheelbase.
Thanks for looking that up.
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Old 11-16-2015, 05:23 PM
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I got tired of waiting for the "Slide Track Steering" so I ended up buying the CNC aluminum version of the steering system from eBay ($13, I believe) and they are perfect! The only thing though is that the bearings it came with weren't smooth. I ended up using the stock bearings the kit came with. They fit perfectly. I also removes the 4 tiny screws on the front and my steering now snaps back and forth very fast.

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EDIT: I still have no idea how to post pics from Dropbox.
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by vlozity View Post
the steering wipers are a bit brittle and sensitive to over tightening or being loose. it is advisable not to use too much spacers to increase the ball connectors height as it adds stress. the steering assembly needs to be upgraded immediately when available!

also kpi knuckles are a must. 3Racing should have included it in the kit instead of a hopup. it would have been nice for them to just replace them for free as it is a stupid design in the first place!
What are "kpi knuckles". Where can i get them?
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:30 PM
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Does anyone know if these will fit the D4?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121782856717...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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@Seanzky,

Yes.
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Old 11-21-2015, 04:34 PM
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@Seanzky,

Yes.
Many thanks! I overlooked the fact that different cars have different body post positions. I went ahead and ordered two before I realized the fact.
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