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Old 04-11-2004, 07:42 PM   #1156
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Thanks havy!
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:51 PM   #1157
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on that OS, it depends. They usually have a drive washer (for lack of a better word) that usually goes on before the collet or flywheel do on. if you don't use that, you may have to cut it. I have that drive washer on my CVR and haven't had a problem with it. That said, if you have no problem cutting the crank, then go for it that way
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:59 AM   #1158
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Hi De Ho All,
Well i finaly got the new ld on the track today, thanks for all the advise on build and setup tips. The little os powers this like nothing i have driven b4 , and pretty easy to drive to, just a little little fiddle here and they and we be rockin, hey nightmare.
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The power plant is OS TR12(P), centax clutch runnin std gearing
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Radio gear is JR, std servos for now, a high speed metal job for the steering on the way
Six Gear Rear diff with 30K Mugen oil, Front one way.
Single Hole piston up front with 70W and HongNor purple springs
Double Hole at rear with 55W, and hong nor copper.
!.5 Deg camber all round, 2 deg toe in on rear, 0 on front, 5.5mm ride height.
Get enthusiastic with the fast finger out of slow turns and its a happy car but is driveable
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just gotta fix the LH rear had a little incident without a body on my bad
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Sounds good. I may look into a similar setup this weekend. Speaking of which...

I need another US shop that sells LD3 parts. Nitrohouse is moving this week and the orders will be delayed, and I need to pick up a few things (15t and 19t pinion, rear floating body mount) before Saturday. Any ideas?

Oh yeah, and I can't remember, but will the NTC3 springs fit teh shocks of teh LD3? I want to get the whole set, but a lot of shops carry the TC3 springs.
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Old 04-12-2004, 12:30 PM   #1160
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Hi guys,

Im thinking seriously on buying an LD3 Pro kit (the one that comes with no engine, my ide its throw a NS3 on it).

Now, Can someone here with experience on this kit tell me the pros and cons of it ? ... its really competitive v/s MTX3's, 710's, GT4's, G4's, TC3's, etc ? ... how its the durability of it ?, do i have to buy the kit with a good stock of extra parts ? ...

Just as extra info, i will be runing the car on rubber-based races and foam-based ones ... right now im runing a Yokomo GT4W2L and its competitive against anything out there ... but i dont know nothing about the LD3 Pro kit ... any online store to buy parts ?

Thanks in advance guys ...
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Old 04-12-2004, 01:18 PM   #1161
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OK, here we go...

The car is as competetive with anything out there :AE, HPI, Mugen, Serpent, etc. Some think it is much better than the TC3 because it fixed a few of the problems that design has (shock tower, toe, tank etc). The biggest problem with the LD3 is PUBLIC PERCEPTION. In this part of the world, Ofna has no factory presence on any major races. That and the fact that some of their earlier cars weren't the greatest hurt them. But rest assured, it can and will compete.

The car is quite durable. I've flipped it a few times and no major breakage there. For parts, if you keep the usual stuff on hand (arms, knuckles, etc) you will be good. I try to keep a set regardless. Depending on your area, you an order from places like Nitrohouse, RC Mushroom, and a few others off the top of my head. If you can set up a car, you can run the LD3.

You can't beat the value of the car if you tried, though...
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Old 04-12-2004, 02:46 PM   #1162
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Thanks a lot for the info ...

Now, about hte shaft system, it needs so much maintenance or not ? ... i can see Nitro TC3 guys replacing the shaft cause after using high power engines (.12 as NS3 or other turbo ones) the shaft start to have a little play and all ... andother problems as the diffs not suporting the effort and have to buy the entire internal set every 2 or 3 races ...

Thanks for any other info you can give me ...

cya !
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Old 04-12-2004, 02:50 PM   #1163
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TC3 uses ball diff, LD3 uses gear diff. It will handle the abuse.

Haven't had a problem with the shaft (except when I landed it upside down on a curb...), but you can get one to make yourself feel better
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Tabushi, I think of a electric cars when I think of ball diffs I don't know why they are on the NTC3 heheeh The LD3 gear diffs will last don't worry.

Angry Eyes, yeah the LD3 is a weapon. I think I am going to lift my game a bit or all I'll see is ur ass end As long as we are in front of the FW05 boys thats all that matters hehehehe
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:32 PM   #1165
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Nitrohouse.com has the LD3 pro for $199.00!! I have no choice but to order it. Thanks for answering my questions fellas!!
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If you want the version with centax clutch etc its $245.00USD @ rc-mushroom.com

Postage will be more but if you are inside the USA compard to nitrohouse.
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Old 04-12-2004, 08:21 PM   #1167
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spez, tc3 springs will fit the ld3 but will bind (affects handling, trust me, i tried it). youre better off getting the hongnor spring set. in my case, i use mugen springs (white in front and blue in the rear) but have filed the inner part of the spring that has contact with the retainers and the collars so that there is no bind.
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tabushi
Hi guys,

Im thinking seriously on buying an LD3 Pro kit (the one that comes with no engine, my ide its throw a NS3 on it).
PM me first if you do decide to get the Pro kit......I have an "almost" Champion edition looking for a new home. Just missing the carbon/alloy shock towers.........

Just rebuilt.....Lots of new bits like 7075 chassis.....roll bar mounts etc...etc..etc will save you a lot of money....
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Does anyone knows the difference in weight between LD3 pro and the champ edition?
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PM me first if you do decide to get the Pro kit......I have an "almost" Champion edition looking for a new home. Just missing the carbon/alloy shock towers.........
How much? post some pictures please
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