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Old 01-09-2007, 06:32 AM   #6976
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Welcom to Mugenville to you Nitrogasm
fine choice of car too
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:08 AM   #6977
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As for 3 racing products a good rule is if it is a moving part dont use them

I used them on my MTX3 and they where s--t
Also the spring steel in there sway bars a very brittle

Hope this helps

I just ran the LIghtened Clutch Bell from 3 Racing this past weekend. After I ripped up two bearings inside said clutch bell I went back to the Mugen one. 3 Racing is cheap and you get what you pay for.
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:59 AM   #6978
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been using the 3 racing clutch bell with three duratrax bearings,
both products are cheap but no problems so far for the last 6 months
I do lubricate the bearings with light oil every other race meeting, so far no slop
but I do rotate the 3 of them
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:58 PM   #6979
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same here i been using the 3R for the whole season last year and no problem
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:12 PM   #6980
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same here i been using the 3R for the whole season last year and no problem
I'm glad you guys have had better luck. I had new bearing in there and that didn't matter. I shimed it correctly and checked the play compared to the Mugen stock part. All seemed correct. However, when I took it off after a 5 min run there were balls everywhere.


Oh well
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:26 PM   #6981
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a 5x7x0.1mm shim between the two inner bearings helps, perhaps
the bearings of the engine are tired, or the endplay or gap was
too big, will try to use the yeah racing bell which is lighter, IŽll see how it performs later
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:30 PM   #6982
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hi all mugenites , been some years since racing and recently got bit again by the nitro bug . so after a short bit of research i decided on the 1/10 nitro touring car class and the easy car choice after doing some research was the mtx-4
what sold me was hearing how bullet proof strong the car is and mostly the support behind the car .
the car should be here in a days or so and i already secured the recomended mods plus a huge pile of extra hop ups and spares in a sweet deal i couldnt pass up even if some of the hop ups wont be used . i like to stay as stock as possible for the most part

i am based in norcal and will be joining the fun at speedworld raceway with the rivercity rc guys as soon as i build the car

i wish to thank this forum in advance for the help i already found and the future questions im sure to have .

cheers,

nitrogasm
make sure you use a 5x8x0.5mm shim between the 6x13 bearing and the pin on the uprights, besides adding some offset, it will prevent the wear on the plastic hexe, no need to get aluminum and lighter weight!

happy racing
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:53 PM   #6983
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Default ProE Welcome to Da world of MTX4

ProE am glad you got the mugen MTX4 wish you well enjoy your car .
Here are some pic's of my car..
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:51 PM   #6984
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ProE am glad you got the mugen MTX4 wish you well enjoy your car .
Here are some pic's of my car..
I like the key set next to the car for "Scale"
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:14 AM   #6985
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Could someone tell me what are the advantages and cons of using aluminium pulleys instead of plastic?

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Old 01-10-2007, 08:57 AM   #6986
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I personaly only use alum where it cant stress or get bent!

it may be lighter but you cant tell when it's got tweek in it.

so i stick to plastic mostly but some alum where i can.

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sorry i did not see the word pulley there !

thats diffrent pullys dont wear out as quick and are lighter and stronger.

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Thanks for the info Jeff!!
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:35 AM   #6989
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Default Has anyone tried the 3 racing harden alum pinion gear

Has anyone tried the 3 racing harden alum pinion gear? The stock mugen pionon gear wears out too quickly and then it stripes the 2nd gear.


I know their blue plastic gear sucks, (I tried them and they are not round).

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Has anyone tried the 3 racing harden alum pinion gear? The stock mugen pionon gear wears out too quickly and then it stripes the 2nd gear.


I know their blue plastic gear sucks, (I tried them and they are not round).

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Haven't tried their alum pinions, but I can pretty much advise you to go with steel instead of alum. It lasts longer and is easiear on the spurs. It doesn't get as sharp as alum and strip the spurs. Unless you're racing, then it's a different story. I only use original Mugen steel pinions.

Good luck..
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