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Old 04-23-2003, 09:00 PM   #3541
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I'm looking at the hardcore racing Ti tray and the K factory carbon fiber tray. Which one is lighter? Stronger? Basically which one should I get? thanks

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Old 04-23-2003, 09:08 PM   #3542
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Do you guys mount your servos with the little rubber isolators? I just roasted one of mine that was mounted solid.
yep... you should mount them with the rubber gromets that come with the servo's (although not all servo's come with them), they absorb the vibration that's associated with all Gas powered cars.
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Old 04-23-2003, 09:15 PM   #3543
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I don't know why I didn't think to put the rubber grommets on the servo, I guess its because I mostly race electric and have never had a problem without them before.

Whats up with the rear hub carriers being so close to the rear shocks? Upper middle hole, lower outside hole, 3 degrees toe in, the lower spring retainer just touches barely touches the hub carrier. Right now I can't move the shock to the outer hole on the tower without it interfering with the hub carrier.
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Old 04-23-2003, 09:30 PM   #3544
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The NTC3 gearing chart came from "spoto" over at the NitroRC.com forums.

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Old 04-23-2003, 09:32 PM   #3545
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Radio Trays... kfactoy is lighter and similar in strength and since it spans the chassis it is the beter choice... the only thing about the hardcore racing one i like is the transponder mount...
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Old 04-23-2003, 10:30 PM   #3546
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Default K-Factory or Hardcore

I had the AE Carbon Fiber deck and switched to the Hardcore Ti one, I used to get a lot of glitches with the carbon fiber even after I used every trick in the book to avoid glitches. With the Hardcore no glitches at all. I compared both the Hardcore and K-Factory at my LHS and the K-Factory seems a tad lighter. I bought the K-Factory Side brace,K-Factory upper bumper brace and I was contemplating getting the K-Factory set but decided against it since, it would be such a slight difference in weight. I also like the current look of the car as it stands not to mention the Hardcore one has a built in transponder mount as well. I guess the choice will be $ and visual preference. The K-Factory is cheaper than the Hardcore one. The side brace definitely make that side much stiffer and protects my K-Factory tank from being hit by the pipe. Here's some pics
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Old 04-23-2003, 10:37 PM   #3547
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Default Close up of K-factory brace

Here'a a closer view of the K-Factory side brace. I realized the brace might scratch up and cut into the pipe so I used split fuel tubing to protect the pipe. The fit was very factory fit, no mods or holes not matching up, it was a perfect fit.
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Nice car but y is it wearing rubbers... do you mistreat you car that much?
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how do you get the fuel tubing to stay? with CA? that is a good idea, couldn't you just put shoe goo on the edge to protect the pipe. I think it won't come off like the fuel tubing. Also can you use the side brace with the stock fuel tank?
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Talking The rubber question.....

heh.....heh......the rubbers are for parking lot running only. I run foams 26 front and 30 rear, I've posted pics of my foam set up before. The rubbers are less proned to chucking unlike the foams. I use the Medial Pros, works better for me compared the the HPI ones, they last longer too. With this motor it eats tires like nothing. The fuel tubing stays put since the pipe wedges right into it. I have a whole spool of fuel tubing so no problem. I'm very religious in cleaning and maintaining my car. I replace the fuel tubing often and clean the car on every run, I clean and re-oil the filter as well after each run as well. No abuse on my part here except when I'm racing, can never avoid mishaps as we all know.
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Oh, I see what you mean on how it stays on. Where do you race? RC car (castle)? Have you tried the new track in Fremont, it's big and fast, and it's PERMANENT!!!! You can practice at anytime. Never tried it yet,will soon though. Get the kanai 2 their an awesome car, Delta's outdoor track is fast and wide, good track for 8 scale. Better then last year.
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I've been working with my buddy at Crazy Nut Racing on some aluminum shoes for the AE clutch. Whoever might be interested should check them out I think they'll help some of the slippage problems with the stock clutch. CNR

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i'd also recommend the rubber grommets on electric cars...

as for the rear hub carriers, i dremeled some material off the portion where the spring retainers touch the carriers, it doesn't seem to weaken them as i took off only what was necessary to clear the retainer from the carrier...

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I've been working with my buddy at Crazy Nut Racing on some aluminum shoes for the AE clutch. Whoever might be interested should check them out I think they'll help some of the slippage problems with the stock clutch. CNR

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Sounds good. Where I can I get more info on this. It's not on the site. Good to see someone using alumin shoes on On-Road TCs. I don't think slippage should be much of a problem with these if developed right. And rebuilds should be less frequent. Can't wait to see someone use alumin shoes on Centax clutches.
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Old 04-24-2003, 12:56 PM   #3555
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Swen, Next time you talk to Dave ask him if he recieved the e-mail I sent him thru the new site. It was reguarding billet wheels for M8's & 3PK's. Tell him NTC3NUT says hi, and that I'll be ordering a few heatsinks & one of his new hats soon.
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