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Old 06-28-2004, 01:36 PM   #1546
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Be nice to see some good pictures of the Ofna racing team drivers cars naked

Congrats on the good finishes guys....
Not until I feel like I've got something good to show!

Darin, Jeff, and Steve were testing prototype cars and parts, so their rides are still kind of "top secret".
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Old 06-28-2004, 01:41 PM   #1547
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Thanks for the info dtm i'll try the adjustments later when I get out of work.I'll let you know how this goes.../
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Old 06-28-2004, 10:33 PM   #1548
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Hey are any of you guys balancing out your LD3's ? I find mine has a left side weight bias of nearly an ounce....fore and aft is great, almost a 50/50 split on my scales
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:05 AM   #1549
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Dtm was right the plastic bearings were smooshed so I changed them out and it seems to have the correct play as the others do.
Has anyone seen a chassis made out of diamond plat? I got some material at home and was wondering if it would be strong enough to take the abuse and not bend....If it can I think it would look nuts with the diamond on the bottom of the car, and when I hit little
rocks you see little sparks like on lowrides skidplates. what do you guys think
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Old 06-29-2004, 09:03 AM   #1550
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Switch over to the 7075 chassis....this is MUCH more scratch resistant and bend resistant. The original 6061 material on the RTR and Pro are too soft for scrapping on tarmac......
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:06 AM   #1551
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It's also MUCH more expensive. One of these days I'll get one.

I have to replace my front diff case. The screws on the shock tower backed out on me on race day. Not good at all. I was having some wicked steering problems there. A bit of CA and some very careful driving and I still won my heat. The rear is still a bit loose, even after dropping down to the copper springs. I may give that floating rear mount a shot. And I'll probably go with a 6 tooth spread
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Old 06-29-2004, 03:41 PM   #1552
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Just wanted to report that I had a much better time with my LD3 Pro last weekend ... making it spend some time in the closet must have gotten its attention. Instead of all DNF's, I finished all heats and the Main. TQ'd but finished second in the Main due to my own driving ... you know the story, got off the racing line and into the parking lot dust and then launched off a corner cone, the field goes by and then you press too hard to try and make up the lost time. Still, I was so much happier than the previous weekend when I was ready to drop kick my LD3 into the next county. LOVE that Ofna/Picco 12 that came with the Pro kit, it really held its tune well and kept a steady temp of about 225F all day. Better yet, I think I could run close to 8-10 minutes on one tank, I haven't timed a full tank yet (we only run 5 minute heats at our club), but I had about 1/2 tank left over after each run.

So, I've forgiven my LD3 for its irritating behavior the past few weeks. Wish you could have seen the smile on my face after I finished that TQ run!!

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Glad to hear it John. I was very happy with mine this past weekend also
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Old 06-30-2004, 12:42 AM   #1554
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me three, i improved upon my quickest lap time at my local track by a whole 3 seconds!
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Old 06-30-2004, 09:23 PM   #1555
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Was it in this thread that I read something about using the NTC3 2 speed clutch shoes and springs ??

Anyway I picked up a pack of AE's 2292 2 spd shoes and a 2289 2 spd spring and hardware kit.....these will do what for my LD3 vs the stock stuff
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Old 06-30-2004, 10:11 PM   #1556
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i dont know if the shoes will fit but the springs will do. it will make the shift point more consistent. factory racers recomended it so its a good investment, imo
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NTC3 and LD3 are based on the same chassis. Just to let you know.
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Old 07-04-2004, 12:16 AM   #1558
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C'mon now everyone knows Hongnor started with a fresh sheet of paper when they designed the LD3
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Old 07-04-2004, 04:19 AM   #1559
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the CD3 is a completely unique design aswell!
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Nah....someone will just say it is a copy of the FW05....however, those people won't know about the original Kyosho GP10 that the FW05 was developed from anyway..........
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