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Old 03-01-2009, 11:23 PM   #9271
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Im glad to see there are still ntc3 enthusiasts. It has been a few years since my last club races. However I plan to start up again this season. Hopefully my chassis will hold its own against the new beastly mugen, kyosho serpent chassis etc. Anybody in here still competitive with these things?
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:34 PM   #9272
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I picked up an ntc3 (used) from craigslist months ago but have not really gotten into it yet, it is on my "to do list"

I recently converted the .18cvrx it came with to a bump start, and went from rear exhaust to a side exhaust. Need to plug a hole in the pipe and do some rerouting and will hit up the parking lot

I think 80% of it will be in the driver...

Biggest problem I had when I ran this is traction, I'm on some Pirelli rally tires now, was thinking of trying wider foams next. I thought about going to 1/8 scale tires, but that would ugly the car up and main reason I like onroad are the 200mm bodies

I'll post up some pics when I do some work on it, but this one is a keeper, great car great aftermarket support cheap parts

I'm glad to see people still into this car.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:27 AM   #9273
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I picked up an ntc3 (used) from craigslist months ago but have not really gotten into it yet, it is on my "to do list"

I recently converted the .18cvrx it came with to a bump start, and went from rear exhaust to a side exhaust. Need to plug a hole in the pipe and do some rerouting and will hit up the parking lot

I think 80% of it will be in the driver...

Biggest problem I had when I ran this is traction, I'm on some Pirelli rally tires now, was thinking of trying wider foams next. I thought about going to 1/8 scale tires, but that would ugly the car up and main reason I like onroad are the 200mm bodies

I'll post up some pics when I do some work on it, but this one is a keeper, great car great aftermarket support cheap parts

I'm glad to see people still into this car.
congrats on your purchase. It is a great chassis. Keep in mind with the rubber tires, that almost all of them are designed for pretty high surface temps. Therefore if your driving it in cool weather, the tires never heat up to there highest friction point.
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:45 PM   #9274
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congrats on your purchase. It is a great chassis. Keep in mind with the rubber tires, that almost all of them are designed for pretty high surface temps. Therefore if your driving it in cool weather, the tires never heat up to there highest friction point.
thanks, that makes sense. Foams are pretty much a must huh?

I don't run on super clean tracks, mostly parking lot basher.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:01 AM   #9275
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Any club racers still using these things? Or has everyone been following the sponsered guys and switched chassis? Hey I'm even guilty of that. And I may be doing it again if there is no tech support for the ntc3 at the races.
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Any club racers still using these things? Or has everyone been following the sponsered guys and switched chassis? Hey I'm even guilty of that. And I may be doing it again if there is no tech support for the ntc3 at the races.

I still run the NTC3. Even won a club race last season. I am looking a the mugen though.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:18 PM   #9277
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Does the mugen give you a large advantage over an ntc3? I have been out of the loop for a while. Maybe this is a better question, is the mtx4 that much better than the mtx3?
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The MTX4 and 4R seem to be the popular cars here. I am hoping to see the difference that I saw from the TC4 to the TC5 in electric sedans. Seemed smoother and easier to drive faster.
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The MTX4 and 4R seem to be the popular cars here. I am hoping to see the difference that I saw from the TC4 to the TC5 in electric sedans. Seemed smoother and easier to drive faster.
Thanks for all the good info
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im gearing up for another summer of my ntc3 vs nt1's, v1rrrrrr, mtx4rrrrr, etc

anyone else with me?
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:12 AM   #9282
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Revolution, I am running the ntc3 as well. Its my first season back in about 5 years. The chassis and mugen mt12 are still almost brand new though. I have been a bit worried as to how it will hold up against the new big dogs... nt1, 720, 3rs and so on. How did you do with the car last season?
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:38 PM   #9283
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Looks like were the only ones. Maybe if we tq with these badboys we will stir up some fuss in this thread. Then again probably not.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:49 AM   #9284
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I'm in NYC getting NTC3 back in shape after 5years of MIA.

I remember few bugs I had 5-6 years ago with this car

so I did some work to protect the fuel tank and doing some reinforcement on those shock towers from ripping off the gear case.

I might get Ver2 rear suspension set if this car dosen't give me same problems that I mentioned above on first outting at Floyd field in Brroklyn NY

I dought it
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:12 PM   #9285
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Hi guys been gone from here for a few years, glad to see thread is still alive!! We done alot of RD on the car and raced it for 3 or 4 years.. I have seen it all and probably done it all with the car. Any questions let me know and maybe I can help. BB
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