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Old 06-13-2003, 01:17 AM   #4426
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not true, you only need 2 channels for a two speed tranny
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Thank God.

How does it know when to shift to 2nd gear?
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Old 06-13-2003, 03:11 AM   #4428
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It has an adjustable clutch that engages when it hits a certain rpm. It's basically adjustable and automatic. When the second speed engages the first speed spins on a one-way bearing.
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It has an adjustable clutch that engages when it hits a certain rpm. It's basically adjustable and automatic. When the second speed engages the first speed spins on a one-way bearing.
But everything i need for it to work will come in the team associated ntc3 2 speed assembly kit? i am running the rtr motor also. it will just drop right in? and the first gear spins while the second gear spins???
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I took apart the 2-speed and reassembled it. I noticed that the instruction says to put 3 shims between the bearings and the lock-pin, but mine only has one. Also, I must have messed with the setsrews holding the 2-speed ball bearings as the screws on the #2 shoe is way out and not even touching the driveshaft. Anyway, I cleaned out the whole thing and reassembled it before heading out to the nearest open area.

It finally shifts! I still can't make out the sound of the engine dropping RPMs but it does sound like the engine load suddenly increased as the 2nd gear engages. Maybe the NTC3 is too light to tax 2nd gear. I'm using the stock RTR spurs and pinions. Any suggestion on how to get the best out of the RTR engine? What would be an all round good spur/pinion combo?
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Old 06-13-2003, 06:39 AM   #4431
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the more you run it,the better it will shift....as the shoes wear,the shifting gets a little more pronounced..

also,as it wears,you might need a slight adjustment..but after that,smoooth sailing....

don't forget to clean it once in awhile..esp the one way bearing in the 2 sp hub(spray it out with motor spray,lube with Serpent one way lube)...
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Old 06-13-2003, 06:41 AM   #4432
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everyone see the T4 truck..Associated is on the ball....


Little birdie told me that the Monster GT is next up.....'

then the tc3 is on the agenda....

oh,heres the best part..

Cliff Lett has some ideas for the nitro Tc3.........

GO GET 'EM ASSOCIATED
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Old 06-13-2003, 11:39 AM   #4433
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But everything i need for it to work will come in the team associated ntc3 2 speed assembly kit? i am running the rtr motor also. it will just drop right in? and the first gear spins while the second gear spins???
Yes, everything you need comes with the kit. Put it together EXACTLY as directed - pay mucho attention.

Then, as Harry said (nice advice Harry. . .) tighten the adjustment shoes an extra bit so that you are guaranteed of being in 1st.

One thing to remember - the silver set screws are NOT the adjustment screws. I made that mistake the first time. It's the longer dark screws that go into the shoes at an angle.
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Old 06-13-2003, 11:42 AM   #4434
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thanx for the tip. did you notice any temp changes in your engine after installing the pipe? did it run cooler?
Heat is not a problem after installing the pipe. With the AE pipe, I need to lean the engine in order for it to run without stalling. Engine can idle properly when driving the car in for a pit stop.

It really soft weeks of agonies that I have with the AE pipe.
When I got the RD pipe, I mounted the pipe without changing the plug, without changing the needle setting of the engine. Yet, the car feel more powerful straight away. Maybe if you fren as the RD pipe, try for yourself to see. the effect
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Old 06-13-2003, 12:03 PM   #4435
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Yes, everything you need comes with the kit. Put it together EXACTLY as directed - pay mucho attention.

Then, as Harry said (nice advice Harry. . .) tighten the adjustment shoes an extra bit so that you are guaranteed of being in 1st.

One thing to remember - the silver set screws are NOT the adjustment screws. I made that mistake the first time. It's the longer dark screws that go into the shoes at an angle.



thanks boomer..

hey,see my message above...Cliff Lett has some more ideas for the nitro tc3....

I don't care what anyone says..thats his baby....

And when his mind is working,other cars better LOOK OUT!!
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Old 06-13-2003, 02:47 PM   #4436
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Guys, I'm stuck with the setups.

Track I'll be racing this weekend is a smooth asphalt mid size track.
+30C outside temperature with humidity almost like I'm sitting in a sauna. (+80%)
Track is wet all the time with no foam marks.
No traction at all.

I tried the crystal park setup from rc10.com.

My car is sliding like it's on a ice.
All balanced out though.

Should I go for real soft spring? or 35 tires all around would help?
Or new Hong Kong setup might work?

Any comment will be appreciated.

I'll post the result after the race.
my personal comment, its the difff adjustment... baker almost always, uses 1/4 setting on his rear diff, this makes the car rotate/steer more...

i use the 1/2 setting as recommeded in the manual, sometimes if the track is really loose, i loosen it a bit more.

what we do is start with the box stock setting and try to adjust from there, at least you'll always have a baseline that you can go back to...
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Old 06-13-2003, 02:59 PM   #4437
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h man..you see a big difference with adjusting the diffs?
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thanks boomer..

hey,see my message above...Cliff Lett has some more ideas for the nitro tc3....

I don't care what anyone says..thats his baby....

And when his mind is working,other cars better LOOK OUT!!
do you have a link for what Cliff has to say? I would LOVE to see/hear/read.
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Old 06-13-2003, 05:22 PM   #4439
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do you have a link for what Cliff has to say? I would LOVE to see/hear/read.
nope,no link...just heard it from a birdie.....



just wanted to let everyone know that associated is not letting this car fall to the bottom of the heap....
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Thanks for the comment.
I also like tight rear diff and end up having it 1/4 out.
My car is balanced right now and has enough steering going in the corner.
Problem is the whole car is sliding like hockey puck on the ice.
Well I guess I have to go for softer suspension which I din't want to because it will make the car real lazy at the corners.

Kenji Osaka raced MSX-3 to show off last year with his crews at this track without much problem and I heard his car had 40 all around or similar.
Maybe his car had much softer suspension than my NTC3.


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my personal comment, its the difff adjustment... baker almost always, uses 1/4 setting on his rear diff, this makes the car rotate/steer more...

i use the 1/2 setting as recommeded in the manual, sometimes if the track is really loose, i loosen it a bit more.

what we do is start with the box stock setting and try to adjust from there, at least you'll always have a baseline that you can go back to...
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