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Old 04-30-2007, 09:27 PM   #9106
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Thing is i said Mcmaster because they have most of everything, but I buy them from a local harwares store, they have most any screw you need.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:30 PM   #9107
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Ok, I just tried it at mcmaster, you have to type SHCS, and the ones you need will come up. They're $5.06 for a box of 100.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:27 AM   #9108
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I bought my NTC3 a couple weeks ago used for $100 off eBay. Its in decent shape especially considering how cheap I got it. I'm in the process of rebuilding it (a general tune-up) and I need some help on a few things. Which shock oil weight in good for the stock shocks (I need just a basic range of appropriate weights)? Also, what diff oil is good for it too?

Any other tune-up suggestions would be great.

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Old 05-01-2007, 06:49 AM   #9109
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50 or 60 weight works good, but depnds on track. NTC3 doesnt need diff oil, it has ball diffs.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:19 AM   #9110
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Does it have the version 1 or version 2 rear end? Upgrade to version 2 if you have the older one and save yourself the headache.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:28 AM   #9111
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I typically start with trinity 60 weight all around and adjust as needed. I would try to stick with one brand of shock oil as each brand's ratings are different.

Clean the car throughly, make sure all bearings are free, check for chassis tweak... I would just get used to the car first..

Then fuel and tires...

Oh. bodies do make a difference in handling. There's a reason why people run soapbox stratus and soap bar mazda6 in races.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:37 PM   #9112
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just picked up a half built (and obviously unused) NTC3 team kit.

I've ordered a proline nemesis shell and have an lrp .12 on the way (donation from a friend who is upgrading to an OS TZ) along with an associated rear dual chamber pipe

anything else I need ? foam tyres I am guessing ?

i've no clue.. im an offroader
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:48 AM   #9113
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I would start with the stock v rage tires if you have them. They are surprisingly good tires. When you get used to driving an on road car and you want more grip, then I would move on to foam tires.
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To start off use rubber tires. In my opinion the stock ntc3 tires suck cause mine wore out in no time. There good for starting out cause there cheap and it doesnt matter if you screw them up. But use rubbers for parking lots and practicing then go with foams for racing.
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:12 PM   #9115
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I would buy some plastic, not graphite steering knuckles, a arms, and shock towers as you are sure to break them if you race. Plastic pieces will last longer as graphite parts will shatter even if they give you a slightly better handling.

I would get the stainless screw kit from rcscrewz.com, carbon fiber radio plate from ae, RPM front bumper, a receiver pack, good radio like a 3pk, m8, m11, or helios... upgrade later with spectrum or fasst system.. with metal gear steering servo at least. Oh.. a good, dependable .12 racing engine, not a .15, dual chamber tuned pipe... you know, the essential stuff. A good neutral body, good foam tires... I use the stratus body with k factory foams.

Like the person said before, I would look into getting some k factory parts instead of factory team parts. They are better made, practical, and useful to a degree. But ONLY if you have money left over after getting the essential stuff. Bling is not as important as performance upgrades. Also, remember that even though your local hobby shop is a good resource, they have to sell you stuff to pay their bills.... Even stuff you don't need.

There are other things you can do to your car that really doesn't cost a whole lot but makes a world of difference. Polish the pivot balls. Oil the bearings with trinity royal oil. Polish the kingpins. Change shock oils...
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Thanks for your advice. I like to buy at my LHS but here in Brazil nobody sells K-Factory.
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all painted.. engine and pipe to go in next

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Nice paint..
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:23 AM   #9118
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Anyone running with a one-way? How is the durability? The CYA statements that Associated has used concerning the one-way and spool make it sound like the drivetrain will wear quick? Has this been the experiance?
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:39 AM   #9119
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I run the factory team one way and have not noticed any durability issues. Other than regularly maintaining it, meaning cleaning and oiling, I have no issues with it. I can see how the front spool could strain the drivetrain but the only thing I've experienced is that when running a spool it does shave down the tires fast.
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I run the factory team one way and have not noticed any durability issues. Other than regularly maintaining it, meaning cleaning and oiling, I have no issues with it. I can see how the front spool could strain the drivetrain but the only thing I've experienced is that when running a spool it does shave down the tires fast.
Thanks for the reply. I run on a large 1/8th track. So, would you recommend the one-way?
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