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Old 03-16-2006, 07:05 PM   #3886
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the race at carolina , puerto rico was a great event , i had the opportunity to meet art carbonnel and joaquin desoto.. great guys and i learned a lot from them hopefully we'll see them again down here.. and raf.. remember what i told you one time.. you are welcome down here!!!!! bayamon baby!!!
The race was awesome, too bad for that damned brake pulley that made you pull out of the main, jun. Theres always something unexpected waiting to surprise you.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:09 PM   #3887
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you got that right my brother.. but you know what? i had a blast plus i gain the experience!!!
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:30 PM   #3888
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Scott, are you running the urethane belts or the rubber ones? How is the lifespan on the urethanes? Is there that much performance to gain with them? Thanks man, gas season is almost here.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:05 PM   #3889
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the rubber belts are best, less fricton and for me they last longer than the urethane ones.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:32 PM   #3890
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We have found that the rubber belts dont last as long as the urethan ones, the rubber belts look fine but then they go fluffy with no warning, this is when they break. I would recommend the Urethan belts for durability.
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:14 PM   #3891
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Joe:

Here is what I can say on the belts. I ran the stock belts (urethane front and rear, rubber side) for about 3 gallons of fuel before the side belt broke. It was during practice for the winter wind up so I changed all the belts and put rubber ones in all 3 spots. The urethane belts that I took off look brand new, but I changed them as a cautionary matter. I have about 1.5 gallons on the rubber belts and all is well. I stripped down the car recently and noticed one thing that may or may not be attributed to the rubber belts. There was a lot of rubbery grungy gunk in the pulleys. I don't know if it is just dirt or what. If the rubber belts broke tomorrow I would satisfied with the durability as they do have less rolling resistance, but my gut feeling is that the urethane belts are going to last longer.
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:22 PM   #3892
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Iíve been racing for about a year. My current car is a NTC3. Iíve done fairly well with it, but I thought it was time to move on. Iíve purchased a MTX4 from ebay (Item number: 6041975472) and would love some advice on a couple things:

∑ I have an OS TZ 3 port, what pipe should I get?
∑ What seems to break so I know what spares to get?
∑ Set-ups for small parking lot tracks? Low to med grip. At least a starting point.
∑ What body seems to work well?
∑ Anyone else thatís gone from a NTC3 to the MTX4 if they could give me their impression of the differences between the cars.

Thanks in advance
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:28 PM   #3893
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i've gone from a ntc3 to a mtx-3 (it's been that long ) you will never look back. you won't miss the ball diffs and the ever changing setup of the ntc3 with a slight tap on something the mtx-4 is very easy and fun to drive and about 3 times durable than ntc3
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:33 PM   #3894
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I went from a mtx-2 to a ntc3 to a mtx-4. My mugen should be in next week so I am in the same boat as you. Kicked myself in the butt a hundred times for going away from Mugen. All I can say is the ntc3 made me a better driver since it was SO EASY to break!!! I am looking forward to driving a car as strong as a TANK again LOL .......This makes all my nitro stuff Mugen...mbx5, mst1, mtx4
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:59 PM   #3895
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.....All I can say is the ntc3 made me a better driver since it was SO EASY to break!!!...


you know this kindof reminded me of my bro and i running our cars in front of the house at a culdesac when we were just starting out with the hobby (you know how exciting it is ). there was no permanent track to run our cars that time and so we setup some obstacles to make a mini track. well, we didn't have cones either so we used rocks. not the small ones but 4 or 5 of the big ass heavy landscaping type rocks. it was so funny because one hit on those rocks and the whole side of the car is gone. helped us a little bit though to avoid the boards
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Set up sheets for the MTX4 are where?
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Look for the setting sheets tab on the left side.

http://www.mugenseiki.com/menueefi.htm
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Thanks for the site. Anyone have a more recent set up? Like a Winternats set up?
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:09 PM   #3899
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Does anybody know where to get a 3-4mm front shock tower from?
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Does anybody know where to get a 3-4mm front shock tower from?
http://www.rckenon.com/public_html/s...f1672d424a16a2

3Racing also makes one.
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