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Old 02-07-2006, 03:40 PM   #8701
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ohh ive never had an accident like that lol the worst ive ever done is shatter a fuel tank.
does anyone experience pitching on the rear sides of the chassis?? eg. bottoming out marks but toward the outside rear of the chassis.
Yep, I had the same thing happen to my fuel tank......i stopped for a car that had crashed in front of me, only to have the car behind slam into my pipe and force it into the fuel tank shattering it
Theres a few posts in here about chassis`s, and the main consensus is that if youve got the money, then go for one of the BMI chassis`s......apparently these make the NTC3 into an entirely different car.....no tweak.....and SERIOUSLY quick........perhaps someone using one can elaborate on how they`ve found the handling has changed after going from the standard chassis to the BMI?
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I am no longer having my NTC3, but when I installed my 3RACING chassis a while back, my used to be way underweigh NTC3, suddenly ended up a little bit overweight (1730G ROAR legal weigh limit.....1730 or 1750, I forgot)...Yes, I think my earier message was a typo...not 200 gram heavier...may be 20 grams heavier...

About the Nurnburg Toy Fair , this guy has a gallery contained 700+ pic, may be some of those are from AE....

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Yep, I had the same thing happen to my fuel tank......i stopped for a car that had crashed in front of me, only to have the car behind slam into my pipe and force it into the fuel tank shattering it
Theres a few posts in here about chassis`s, and the main consensus is that if youve got the money, then go for one of the BMI chassis`s......apparently these make the NTC3 into an entirely different car.....no tweak.....and SERIOUSLY quick........perhaps someone using one can elaborate on how they`ve found the handling has changed after going from the standard chassis to the BMI?
www.bmiracing.com
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on their website i cant seem to find any ntc3 products
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Old 02-08-2006, 05:43 AM   #8704
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Same here, No ntc3 chassis parts
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Old 02-08-2006, 05:13 PM   #8705
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Hmm, maybe theyve discontinued them?....its been a while since I`ve surfed that site
AE_NTC3 try PMing SOC123_au.......I think Steve had a couple he was selling....he`d be a good one to talk to about how they affect the characteristics of the NTC3
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BMI IS DOING MORE ELECTRIC NO MORE NITRO FOR NOW
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The BMI Chassis made the car more stable & helped with fuel tank foaming. It was also easier to clean. I still have a V1 BMI equiped car if any one is interested. Really though there is nothing wrong with the standard AE Chassis, I would love to be able to turn back time & not buy half the hop ups I bought for the NTC3 my bank account would be a lot healthier. The factory team kit equiped with the fix, a K factory side brace, K Tank, K drive shaft cups & Yokomo shock caps & Bladders will more than enough car for most drivers. Have a spare diff for putting in the front for some tracks & you have the best short track combo on the planet.
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does anyone experience pitching on the rear sides of the chassis?? eg. bottoming out marks but toward the outside rear of the chassis.
Yes, if you are too soft or too low this will happen. Try raising the ride height & then firmer springs or oil. Colour in the chassis with texta so you can see if it is still scraping & readjust if nececerry. The car will handle much better if it is not bottoming out. The only thing that should touch the track is tyres. Also if you change ride height dont forget to adjust the droop accordingly.

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what weight shock oil do you guys recommend for an asphalt, parking lot track with a semi-smooth surface? i was thinking 60-40.
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Old 02-09-2006, 09:46 AM   #8710
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also, are there any carbon fiber parts available for the NTC3?
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what weight shock oil do you guys recommend for an asphalt, parking lot track with a semi-smooth surface? i was thinking 60-40.
I found the 40wt was generally quite good on a low/medium traction ashphalt surface.
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also, are there any carbon fiber parts available for the NTC3?
Theres a carbon fibre side chassis brace, and also a few other carbon parts are available......have a surf around www.rcmart.com they used to have quite a few hop-ups for the NTC3.
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Gotta agree with Andy T the kit oil (40wt) is fine for most tracks. K-Factory & 3 Racing do the Carbon Fibre goodies for the car, Side Brace, Radio Tray & Front Bar Brace. The K Factory ones seem a better fit in my opinion. Side brace is a good investment, the radio tray & bar brace will stiffen the car up a bit but I think it is more eye candy. It does look nice You can also get the K shock towers 2 piece, the lower is alloy & mounts to the diff case & the upper is carbon fibre. They look sexy & seem to strengthen the mounting point to the diff case. If you are after looks they are the ticket but if you want strength then the fix is a better option. I havent owned the K towers (probably the only hop up I didnt try ) but a friend has them & likes them. The fix & K Towers will not work together.
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thanks for the info. do you mean 40wt all around?
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40 wt front & rear.
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