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Old 04-13-2006, 07:07 PM   #4306
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Anyone try front diff or solid axle at low traction?
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:32 PM   #4307
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Hey guys Im new here and have a couple questions. First off i dont have a new nitro touring car yet. I have a refelx nt. First i have never raced nitro touring before, I am a experienced 1/8 buggy racer so Im not new to racing or nitro. Im wondering since I'll probaly be hitting alot of stuff how durable the mtx4 is. I mean i dont want to break everytime I smack a board. Second do you guys think the reflex nt will be in the same ball park as the these newer cars or will i get laughed at for bringing out this old car. I do plan on purchasing a new car shortly but cant decide on which one. Third are these cars hard to work on? Such as gearing adjusting two speeds etc. Forth and finally which engine and pipe should I get? Do i really need to spend like 300.00 on a engine. I dont really need the fastest engine, Honestly Im not looking to win just be compeitive. You guys input will be greatly appreacipated. Anyone have anything old they want to get rid of
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the reflex is a bit of pace compared to the newer cars and if you do end up getting a new car get the MTX-4 it is quite durable the only things you will need as option parts go is a thicker shock tower and front universals and maybe engine mounts, overall the MTX-4 is a great car but if you dont want to spend heaps on a car get a MTX-3 secondhand they are the most durable car ive come across.
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:17 AM   #4309
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can anyone tell me if they've had problems with the side belt rubbing against the manifold and with the anti-roll bar rubbing against the 2 speed housing? if so, are there any solutions to these problems? If just finished building my car and noticed these things. I love the way the car feels thus far despite these issues.
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:41 AM   #4310
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Hey guys i was wondering what do i need to build the front diff. It came with the case. Do you use the rear diff parts to build it. Thanks
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:49 AM   #4311
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I agree with those of you addressing the 3racing option parts. I've used 3racing parts on my G4 which were also to the curb; the part broke after a minor crash. I know that I shouldn't jump to conclusions or generalize, but i'm hesitant to use 3 racing products. K factory option parts are good, and I plan on using skyline products for my mtx-4. all in all, it's probably best to stick with mugen parts and upgrades if available.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:10 AM   #4312
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can anyone tell me if they've had problems with the side belt rubbing against the manifold and with the anti-roll bar rubbing against the 2 speed housing? if so, are there any solutions to these problems? If just finished building my car and noticed these things. I love the way the car feels thus far despite these issues.
The side belt should not rub against the manifold unless you have some kind of weird manifold, the belt goes very near the engine exhaust, but doesn't touches it.

The 2nd speed clutch bell sometimes rubs with the rear roll bar if you obey to the manual and screw up to the final the roll bar connections, make a little more longer just to assure yourself that doesn't rub to the clutchbell (on my car are about 3 full turns unscrewed).

Regarding 3Racing products, you're right, but save yourself of losing money, go straight for the Mugen CVD's the price difference assures you that are almost indestructible (a pair of Mugen are on my MTX3 too after almost 2 years of racing the car). Broke 3 CVD's from 3Racing in 3 consecutive qualifiers in a row, then went for the Mugen ones.
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I have some bent ( the bones are not straight anymore ) mugen cvd. Is it possible to repair the bent ? Or stop being stingy and buy new ones ?
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What parts are shared between the MTX-3 and MTX-4? Has anyone broken them down? I read shock bodies and front uprights so far.
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What parts are shared between the MTX-3 and MTX-4? Has anyone broken them down? I read shock bodies and front uprights so far.
Steering uprights, rear uprights, bearings, engine mountings, disc brake ( you need filing underneath brake holder brace ), titanium pivot ball, 24T & 19T pulleys, titanium turnbuckles, plastic connectors.
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Rear uprights are different
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Rear uprights are different
oops... sorry. It looks the same, but where is the differences ?
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take a close look at the in side and shape
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also, the main 2 speed shaft, and I am using the front upper arms on the 4. they are a little longer, but still work. also, I have had a problem with the front upright hex pivot ball retainers. I went back to the 3's, they don't tend to back off.

Has anybody noticed that the servo saver lower bearing wears out quickly?
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Steering uprights, rear uprights, bearings, engine mountings, disc brake ( you need filing underneath brake holder brace ), titanium pivot ball, 24T & 19T pulleys, titanium turnbuckles, plastic connectors.
Not enough to keep my MTX-3s. . I figured I'd keep one or two spare parts but the parts are so few not worth it.
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