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Old 04-01-2007, 07:03 PM   #1
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Okay i just bought a used nitro tc3 the car is in great condition, came with an os. 18 this is my first nitro tourning car and i was wondering how you can get the damn thing to hook up. it has GRP Gandini foams on all four corners. but no matter how lightly i roll into the throttle it just starts looping out. the diffs are a lil crunchy and i have tried changing the suspension setup to box stock RTR i believe part of the problem is the crunchy diffs.
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Probably a setup issue, a tire issue, or a trim issue. Check the tires for wear. If the rears are worn down they won't grip as well as the front. Check the setup (toe, camber etc). If that's out then the car won't handle. Check the steering trim also. You said the diffs are crunchy...probably dirty.


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Crunchy diffs are always a bad sign in the NTC 3. However, parts are usually plentiful. Strip the diffs and get them healthy again and then start with the kit setup and a new set of tyres and see how you go.
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Okay i just bought a used nitro tc3 the car is in great condition, came with an os. 18 this is my first nitro tourning car and i was wondering how you can get the damn thing to hook up. it has GRP Gandini foams on all four corners. but no matter how lightly i roll into the throttle it just starts looping out. the diffs are a lil crunchy and i have tried changing the suspension setup to box stock RTR i believe part of the problem is the crunchy diffs.
Check your diff out. probally need to rebuild them, also make sure the diff nuts are in good shape. I had this same problem. My diff nut would not hold the diff tight as soon as I hit the throttle or come into a turn the rear would spin out. tighten the diff per the manual then chuck one end of the output drives in a drill and spin the output drive while holding the diff gear and then re-check and see if the diff nut keeps the same setting if not replace the diff nut. but you have to rebuild them first.
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Is the foam on the tires flat and worn out? If so you might want to replace it. If the car is going to see lots of use and abuse I would lean towards rubber tires.
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