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Old 08-20-2003, 03:50 PM   #5086
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Are they any new hop ups for the NTC3 that will make a difference on the track?
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:56 PM   #5087
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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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It doesn't protect your pipe, but does protect your fuel tank, and makes your chassis stiffer...
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Are they any new hop ups for the NTC3 that will make a difference on the track?
Best hop ups that make a difference on the track are practice and maintenance, without either you're just wasting money better spent on fuel, tires and track time.
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:44 PM   #5089
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With i think i found that out a while ago
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Old 08-20-2003, 10:32 PM   #5090
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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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like they said,it does protect the tank,somewhat..i've got them on both my tc3s.....


one car took a real hard sideshot from a 40 mph Impulse last week,and cracked.....(didn't go all teh way through,so i glued it)..but it did protect the tank,so I finished the race...

I think they are worth it...
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Old 08-21-2003, 09:39 AM   #5091
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With i think i found that out a while ago
Doesn't need many NEW hopups, just stick with TheFix, f/r sway, updated servo saver spring, etc. and you should be fine.

If you're achin for a good hopup - get TheChassis. It's expensive enough to get you past that spending hump that hopupitis seems to create and it seems to be a worthwhile hopup. Those who have it seem to rave about it.
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Doesn't need many NEW hopups, just stick with TheFix, f/r sway, updated servo saver spring, etc. and you should be fine.

. Those who have it seem to rave about it.
They better be happy with that price But you know I will be taking the plunge soon after baseball season is over and I can concentrate strictly on rc. Personally, I have all the FT lightweight rotating mass. Did notice a slight difference while punching the throttle. I had the shinny cvds, but took them off, because they seemed to negate the other lightweight items installed. As Harry has stated, most races are won in the turns.
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:11 AM   #5094
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Hey thx for the advice guys,

I finally decided to do the following hopups to my ntc3,

RPm tie rod ends/balls and new tie rods
3racing chasis (nice!!)
The fix (f/r)
Blade front anti roll system
Crazy nut clutch shoe
New bumper
D. Stratus 2.1
Rdlogci 1-piece none turbo pipe

I think this is all I'm going to do to the car. BTW, the rdlogic pipe looks awesome! So does the 3racing chasis....very good quality.

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Crazy nut shoes are nice, but you have to get your trusty dremel out after each days racing.
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ya have to do that after every race?? SAnd it with a dremel?

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Question,

Any wisdom in how long the fuel tube and exhaust pressure tube has to be? I just got my car second hand. The original owner has his tubes pretty long - and I was thinking of cutting them shorter but I wanted to ask you guys before I do that.

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Why don't you guys check out the new anti-strip gearboxes on ebay. They are the standard plastic gearboxes with stainless steel inserts. Go to ebay and type in "ntc3 diff". Then you can go right to it. I use one right now and have yet to strip it out. It works GREAT!
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ya have to do that after every race?? SAnd it with a dremel?

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Well, I can usually get a few hrs in before I notice some slipping. The shoes eat into the fly wheel much quicker, and while doing that, also eat some of the shoe and form a ridge on the bottom. This causes the shoes to sometimes stick and not open and close correctly. The bell gets some serious wear too. I believe a fix might to get a shim that will raise the shoe slightly off the flywheel but with little play. This should let you race a little longer, but I would still take inspect the whole area after each day.

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The team I am coaching only has 2 tounaments left, this weekend, and in the end of Sept. So basically after this weekend I am back. Will look to start racing in Jackson next week.
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Here's a pic of the diff case. If the demand is there for me to make more, then I will. If not, then I'll be the only one using them.
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