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Old 02-18-2004, 07:53 PM   #751
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Hey? This a normal 3 shoe clutch your talking about.. hmm Ive been running the same springs on my .21 engine for over a year.. If you find you are breaking them go to different brand. The springs are spinning with the crank, I can't see how they would be wearing out. ?


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the thing that wears the most are the springs, the part of the spring that has contact with the crank
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Old 02-18-2004, 08:21 PM   #752
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yup! 3 shoe clutch that comes with the standard LD3. changed the springs to hobao ones (ones for offroad, hyper 7. shoes and springs for the hobao fit the hongnor ones ). have not checked the springs for wear for about 3 outings now so i have not seen the wear. maybe its just me nightmare, never changed anything since brake-in so i guess it gave way due to the crank sliding through the springs.
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OK you win the laziest competition!!!

It may be worth ordering the alloy mounts anyway because they are tapped at both ends to allow you to secure to upper deck and chassis.

Not modding the plastic ones, am making new ones from aluminum that will mount up similar to the optional ones from Ofna. Will post some pics when I'm finished...
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Old 02-18-2004, 08:59 PM   #754
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Hey fellas. I'm in the market for a new nitro TC and I'd like to know how you guys like your LD3's. Are there any problematic areas? How do they compare to some of the other cars you guys may own. Where's the best placce to order the Hong-Norr edition? Thanks.
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Not modding the plastic ones, am making new ones from aluminum that will mount up similar to the optional ones from Ofna. Will post some pics when I'm finished...
Ok...that will do the job too....so you really are NOT lazy!!!
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Old 02-19-2004, 05:08 AM   #756
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Will post some pics when I'm finished...
Posting photos?, you really want to be flooded with orders?

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changed the springs to hobao ones
I dont know what brand I am running in my 1/8 buggy. I know its the "hard" version for later clutch engage
Ive heard springs can break but its rare (or its supposed to be hehee), I seem to remember from 1/8 buggy forum the rule is bust one, throw other 2 away and put a new set in.
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OK you win the laziest competition!!!

It may be worth ordering the alloy mounts anyway because they are tapped at both ends to allow you to secure to upper deck and chassis.
I found the alloy mounts is Slightly shorter than the space between the chassis and the upper deck. I've used a small shim just incase
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Old 02-19-2004, 09:26 AM   #758
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Fellas, is the ofna diff lock oil appropriate for use in the rear diff on an ld3
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Fellas, is the ofna diff lock oil appropriate for use in the rear diff on an ld3
It is far too thin......use 100,000 silicon oil or Mugen Super grease...they are about right.....
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And I'm guessing the diff lock oil (or 100,000 oil) would work in conjunction with th efront one way, correct?
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And I'm guessing the diff lock oil (or 100,000 oil) would work in conjunction with th efront one way, correct?
Yes!

100,000wt is not really diff lock on the LD3 because of the small gears.....it actually feels around 30,000wt (ish) if you compare it against the Kyosho diffs.......
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It is far too thin......use 100,000 silicon oil or Mugen Super grease...they are about right.....
Darn it I guess I should have asked before I put it in huh I have 30,000 in it now. Also dtm would you mind telling me your opinion on how much oil to use? I have never built a diff before this car and I think I may have put too much in which I guess is not a good thing to do. right now I have the 6 gear rear diff and the pins were submerged when I added the oil. I am not sure if the oil settled a bit since then though. Is that too much
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Providing the oil does not spill out when you clamp everything down then it is OK. I like to put as much as possible into the diff....you get a more consistent feel.

I did try 30,000wt also...found the car understeered like a pig on power coming out of a corner. If your track is wide enough and you have enough grip you may get away with it...try it first.
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100,000wt is not really diff lock on the LD3 because of the small gears.....it actually feels around 30,000wt (ish) if you compare it against the Kyosho diffs.......
That's interesting... I was using 30,000 up front (no one way for my driving skill, or lack thereof) and 3,000 in the rear. Guess I better switch up to something like I saw in another mag (120,000 up front and 50,000 rear). What do you think?
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That's interesting... I was using 30,000 up front (no one way for my driving skill, or lack thereof) and 3,000 in the rear. Guess I better switch up to something like I saw in another mag (120,000 up front and 50,000 rear). What do you think?
Not sure on a dual diff setup....I run all my cars with front one way......BTW what are brakes???!!!!

However, it does depend on how stable you want your cars....I normally like my cars to rotate more "on-power" rather than "off power"...thus the heavier rear diff oil.
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