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Old 07-02-2006, 10:37 PM   #5206
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They snap like toothpicks and bind the suspension horribly.
how long did you get to use them before they shit them selfs one two races or craped it straight away
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:39 PM   #5207
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Probably within 2 minutes for each one with pretty light taps against the wall. The other problem was there larger, so once you insert it , its pretty much completely binded the suspension.
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I would like your feed back on the tyres you are using.

I am using ZAC type B 37, plenty of grip but wear quick.
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Kawahara-10
3Racing-8
K-Factory-8
Skyline-7
Sato Seiki-5

Thats the only ones I can think of.
That's really funny, since Sato Seiki and Kawahara are identical, made by the same company.

How about Monotuning? Guess you would give them much worse grades than Skyline as well?
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That's really funny, since Sato Seiki and Kawahara are identical, made by the same company.

How about Monotuning? Guess you would give them much worse grades than Skyline as well?
No, I am pretty sure the Sato and Kawahara are not made by the same company. I know the guy who run the business of Sato stuff and his factory is based in china what I can assure. The kawahara stuff are Japan made with much better quality in terms of material. The workmanship and everything of Sato stuff is not comparable to Kawahara........of course the sato is very cheap in the pricing
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Kawahara-10
3Racing-8
K-Factory-8
Skyline-7
Sato Seiki-5

Thats the only ones I can think of.
I donīt like 3Racing. The quality is worse and the parts are not precise.

Team X-Pack make very fine things. I would give them also 10 points like Kawahara.
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Old 07-03-2006, 03:39 AM   #5212
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Kawahara is the best out of all of them. Then I would go with the Shooter or Sato bits before I would go 3racing or K factory. Kawahara is a Japanese brand but possible manufacture in China. For sure the rest are all made in china. They are all CNC parts of similar quality. The only shocking one I have seen is GPM. Would never buy any GPM parts.

Problem with the option parts is that they just keep drilling out parts to make it lighter. No consideration on stress. The 3 racing pulley holder will deform within 30 mins! I have seen hollow shaft snap, lighten 2 speed snap...etc.
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Good info Tom, you weight weenies might also want to lighten the spur gear housings. I always wondered why the pulley adaptors were so bulky.

Anyways, if you're intesested in some MTX-3 mods that you'd like to try on the 4, check out Arnaud Buffat article at:
www.rcinfos.com.
Go to "Techique"
Scroll down to "Competition preparation of the MTX3 Arnaud Buffat".
You'll need to Babelfish it (french to english).

What I thought was really cool was the dirt ejecting pulleys. They worked great on the Kawahara alum pulleys I tried 4yrs ago. I just don't like alum pulleys though. But after your run, you could see the crap coming out of the holes. Belts seemed to last a lot longer too.

I've seen factory guys in GP and EP, that have done tons of light weight tricks to their rides. Most of them you'd never even notice. And people think that they're totally stock.
your tip is simply dynomite will have to give them a go when time allows
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I donīt like 3Racing. The quality is worse and the parts are not precise.

Team X-Pack make very fine things. I would give them also 10 points like Kawahara.
Do you have a shop in Germany for x-pack or are you ordering directly from France?
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Directly from x-pack. just contact them per email.

http://www.xpack-performances.com/
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i also like these brands of hop ups:

Knack racing
five star racing
Hiro racing

personally don't bother with 3 racing it is shyt. the pulley adaptors deform, and all moving parts are of inferior quarity.

skyline is good, but i would only recommend it for non moving parts, and i also would noy recommend the large rear support for the radio tray, as it requires bolts, and doesn't have screws for the battery tray built into the support. subsequently it is annoying to attach these screws with glue, and they inevitable come loose.

my top list of option parts makers are;

kawaharra, knack racing and 5 star. equal pegging all parts are exceptional.

i had a major crash with my mtx4 where i bent the rear engine brace litterally into a "Z" shape!!!!!, yet my knack racing 4mm chassis is only barely tweeked. it rises up only by 1mm.

-hiro racing, good quality but minimal hop up products for 4
-skyline ok but not japspec
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You Guys are the best,I wll go with kawahara. My uk supplier don't stock those parts for the MTX4, I will have to buy them from the States.Please let me know of a good supplier... thanx again Madbeat
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You Guys are the best,I wll go with kawahara. My uk supplier don't stock those parts for the MTX4, I will have to buy them from the States.Please let me know of a good supplier... thanx again Madbeat
i just paid for my kawa chassis it cost me
4060 yen (20 pounds) for the chassis
1722 yen for p&h and paypal fee (9 pounds)
but it was sent to Australia p&h cost could be different for England
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You Guys are the best,I wll go with kawahara. My uk supplier don't stock those parts for the MTX4, I will have to buy them from the States.Please let me know of a good supplier... thanx again Madbeat
why dont you go with the new 4mm mugun chasie?
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