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Old 08-18-2003, 08:47 PM   #5071
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The center spring of your steering rack. I did not replace the spring with a stiffer one, instead used the stock spring and tightened the screw down a tad more and dremmel down the end of the screw so it will not touch the shaft cup. Works great for me.
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most of us use the one from the slipper clutch of the RC10GT gas off-road truck. It's roughly the same size, it's stiffer and gives a LOT more positive steering than the stock spring, even when tightened down real tight.

The other problem with screwing the spring down real tight is that you limit the amount that the cam can act - thus limiting the amount of servo saving action. It's a better idea to get a similar sized spring and using that instead. . .
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Old 08-19-2003, 12:52 AM   #5073
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I always ran Serpent Cars but now i have a NTC3..I have some questions if the Centax clutch isn't really that great if I buy an engine with a SG shaft do they sell a SG nut? Im going to buy a NovaRossi high HP engine maybe JP what clutch combo/flywheel? would be good?
Also does anyone know the part #s for the for the single speed set? I run on pretty small tracks dont need the two speed, I've seen the Single speed on the RTR kits am i right?

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Old 08-19-2003, 02:36 AM   #5074
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II have some questions if the Centax clutch isn't really that great if I buy an engine with a SG shaft do they sell a SG nut?
Part# 2313, the NTC3 kit comes with the nut.

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Im going to buy a NovaRossi high HP engine maybe JP what clutch combo/flywheel? would be good?
I run the stock 3 shoe and it holds up great, I heard crazynut has AL shoes for it.

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Also does anyone know the part #s for the for the single speed set? I run on pretty small tracks dont need the two speed, I've seen the Single speed on the RTR kits am i right?
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23T #2315
24T #2316
25T #2317
26T #2318

Associated Single Speed Rear Input Shaft NTC3 #2273
Associated Single Speed Gear Adapter NTC3 #2267

and whatever stock spur gear you want to run.

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Old 08-19-2003, 04:30 AM   #5075
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The new kits now come with both springs and you can physically see the difference between the two.The stiffer spring works great, it will save your servo yet allow full steering.


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most of us use the one from the slipper clutch of the RC10GT gas off-road truck. It's roughly the same size, it's stiffer and gives a LOT more positive steering than the stock spring, even when tightened down real tight.

The other problem with screwing the spring down real tight is that you limit the amount that the cam can act - thus limiting the amount of servo saving action. It's a better idea to get a similar sized spring and using that instead. . .
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:55 AM   #5076
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How long is the longest straightaway where you normally run Enrique? If it's over 100 feet than the 2spd is worth keeping I think. It will be easier on your motor in the long run. Also you can gear the NTC3 down to 20/54 first gear and 24/50 second gear. It winds out very fast with this short first gear though.

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Old 08-19-2003, 05:39 AM   #5077
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hey boomer whats up long time no see!are you running the rd
logics race at rev.?and yes still running my tc3.
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:25 AM   #5078
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Thanks for the hints Boomer, but as long as my servos are in good working order and I have great response in steering, I have no need to change springs. I have only been racing these cars through two seasons.
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Sook - Just hope you don't hit a wall that pushes the wheels against what you're steering - it'll strip out the gears (experience talking). That's the only solitary reason why I recommend using the stiffer spring and not tightening it all the way down.

But, hey, it works for you so I wish you luck!

Isuzu!!! Dude! How's it going? Yeah, I plan on running the RD race - I'm debating two classes (1/10th Direct Mod and Nitro) but I definitely will be there. You been out there running much? What do you think of the new layout?
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Old 08-19-2003, 12:14 PM   #5080
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Thanks Boomer, I did not tighten it all the way down. It still has alot of give, but gives me enough to hold onto a corner. Pretty stiff, but still acts like a saver. I have nailed a few corners during the season, even broke a few wheels, but still using the same digital servos. Lucky, I guess.
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Cool!

Good servos are expensive and I broke a 357 last year. . .boy did that hurt. . .
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Old 08-19-2003, 12:25 PM   #5082
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Yes, each of mine cost around 127 each.

And they were used!
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Old 08-19-2003, 01:47 PM   #5083
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Hey you guys know if the carbon fiber chasis brace or guard is worth the investment? I wonder if it protects the exhaust pipe from a side impact?

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How long is the longest straightaway where you normally run Enrique? If it's over 100 feet than the 2spd is worth keeping I think. It will be easier on your motor in the long run. Also you can gear the NTC3 down to 20/54 first gear and 24/50 second gear. It winds out very fast with this short first gear though.

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I wish it was more then 100ft..I used to run a Single speed in my older Impulse/Impulse Pro worked awesome and didn't wind out that bad since the engine was a NovaRossi JP S1...I plan on running an engine like that in this car as well.

Thanks for the part #'s Josh K.!
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Old 08-19-2003, 03:02 PM   #5085
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hey boomer ,i will try to bethere myself ,i've only practiced on the new layout ,i think they changed it back already.
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