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Old 07-13-2003, 11:11 AM   #6391
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I saw a MAX at the track yesterday. the engine rev very fast with good torque. but the driver was reluctant to use full throttle. may be he is too worry to do that ! but what's the point of running a max?
This weekend were 3 units of the 3 port MAX running on our National round (are very noticeable with their orange head). And all three got the a$$ whipped. First engine on the A main was an RB V12, two were Novarossi (NS12 and RS12), two NovaMegas, 2 JP and 3 NovaMAX.

Is fair to say that the weather conditions were adverse, but were for all the engines, and they resulted 'weak', probably were units who lacked run-in, but weren't as powerful as seemed to me at first looks.

After a full weekend battling with engine and carb setup found something that alleviated the natural bogging that predated all the engines (usual setup was about 1 1/2 or 2 turns opened than the normal low-end needle) to have an extra cooling. Simply reduce about 0.1mm the chamber height with the same plug - this worked to me and some friends, use at your risk.
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Old 07-13-2003, 01:13 PM   #6392
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wen it comes to SQUARE v.s Kawahara?

which company makes better upgrade parts for the mtx-3 in terms of quality, rigitity, and effectiveness

inputs are much appreciated
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Old 07-13-2003, 06:17 PM   #6393
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Has anybody tried to use the MTX2 front uprights on the MTX3?

I'm soooo sick of these uprights pulling over the pillowballs at the lightest brush and the universal breaking all the time.

This cost me 3 great races in 3 weeks.
I'm about to sell that sucker.

It NEVER happened with my MTX2, so I thought of replacing the uprights and universals with MTX2 parts.

Any opinions or experience?

Thx
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Old 07-13-2003, 06:30 PM   #6394
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Has anybody tried to use the MTX2 front uprights on the MTX3?

I'm soooo sick of these uprights pulling over the pillowballs at the lightest brush and the universal breaking all the time.

This cost me 3 great races in 3 weeks.
I'm about to sell that sucker.

It NEVER happened with my MTX2, so I thought of replacing the uprights and universals with MTX2 parts.

Any opinions or experience?

Thx
Hi stefan,

Mine was popped out a couple of times. Inspected for any crack and breakage, found nothing. had to spend time putting it back in and check the setup. Kinda wasted time here a bit.

First I thought the problem was from using the SQUARE Ti Pillow balls, but I guess not, since I bet you use the stock pillow balls, and it still happens.

I still have many parts for my MTX-2. Will not wait a sec if I learn that it can be swapable.
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Old 07-13-2003, 06:30 PM   #6395
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Soon, I will be getting Delrin Rear Arms, Delrin Front Upper/Lower Arms for the car.
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Old 07-13-2003, 06:47 PM   #6396
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Has anybody tried to use the MTX2 front uprights on the MTX3?

I'm soooo sick of these uprights pulling over the pillowballs at the lightest brush and the universal breaking all the time.

This cost me 3 great races in 3 weeks.
I'm about to sell that sucker.

It NEVER happened with my MTX2, so I thought of replacing the uprights and universals with MTX2 parts.

Any opinions or experience?

Thx
So far from what i heard the MTX-2 parts and MTX-3 are not interchangable, 'cept for some who are using the front dogbones from the 2 on the 3 coz its abit longer.

the best advise i get from people around the track to prevent the pulling over of the pillow balls and braeaking of universals are

DONT KNOCK!!!
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Old 07-13-2003, 07:09 PM   #6397
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On the discussion on NovaMax, do u guys run it with additional shimming on top of the stock silver pc? I put 2 pc of copper and the performance of the engine is nothing spectacular, similar to a new S5. The engine looks sluggish from low to mid end but the punch is there.
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On the discussion on NovaMax, do u guys run it with additional shimming on top of the stock silver pc? I put 2 pc of copper and the performance of the engine is nothing spectacular, similar to a new S5. The engine looks sluggish from low to mid end but the punch is there.
This depends on what % nitro you use for the engine.
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Has anybody tried to use the MTX2 front uprights on the MTX3?

I'm soooo sick of these uprights pulling over the pillowballs at the lightest brush and the universal breaking all the time.

This cost me 3 great races in 3 weeks.
I'm about to sell that sucker.

It NEVER happened with my MTX2, so I thought of replacing the uprights and universals with MTX2 parts.

Any opinions or experience?

Thx
I think all you need is two 10X15 bearings and two MTX-2 axles to do the swap.

I think the MTX-3 plastic is softer compared to that of the MTX-2. I noticed that the MTX-3 uprights doesnt crack like the MTX-2's when the pivot ball pulls out.
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This depends on what % nitro you use for the engine.
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Old 07-13-2003, 10:01 PM   #6401
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Ok here is the deal:

I just put a MTX2 knuckle on my MTX3. It fits perfectly, BUT it allows for about 10-15 degrees less steering throw to the inside, which means a much larger turning radius and less Ackermann.

The greater steering throw of MTX3 hubs is most likely also the reason for the breaking of the universals and pulling the knuckle over the pillow balls.

The question now is, how much would the change affect turning ability of the car?
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Hey Stefan, you were brutally fast today, did you stick around to hear who won?
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Three words: Novarossi spare parts.
You're absolutely right. Thanks for reminding me that genuine parts are always the best option.

Regarding the MTX2 parts being compatible with the MTX3, I broke a rear susp. arm and didn't have a spare, so I used one from my MTX2. Other than the link for the sway bar being at a slightly different place, the arm fit nicely and kept me racing instead of packing my stuff. I didn't take measurements but I'm pretty sure the upper and lower front arms of the MTX2 can be installed on the MTX3.
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Old 07-13-2003, 11:00 PM   #6404
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wen it comes to SQUARE v.s Kawahara?

which company makes better upgrade parts for the mtx-3 in terms of quality, rigitity, and effectiveness

inputs are much appreciated
in general, kawahara is much better in terms of quality.
but, the alu pulleys from the kawahara are not as durable..
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Old 07-14-2003, 12:11 AM   #6405
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in general, kawahara is much better in terms of quality.
but, the alu pulleys from the kawahara are not as durable..
I would go for SQUARE all the way, as oppose to Kawahara. Kawahara is known for its innovation and being the leader. SQUARE just costs more, and I just happen to like the artistically details it has to offer.
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