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Old 05-21-2004, 10:36 AM   #12151
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Gentleman, please don't worry about options for the car at this stage. You need to spend time studying your instructions and very carefully build the car as best you can. Do not worry about hop ups to make you faster as the only thing that will help is a sh*t load of worn out tyres. A fast car is about 80% tyre, get this one thing right and you will start finding the needed items but remember your car is very good and fast out of the box.
Very few things have let me down over the past 18 months running the MTX but the following can fail.
The front dog bones bind a little at full steering and will pop out if you hit something mid corner.
Eventually the plastic wheel hexes will rub on the bearing especially if you lose a wheel and start putting extra effort into doing the nuts up tight.
Wire belt tensioners are just pox.
The two speed shoes will fail at some point, the grub screw that sets the gap can strip. This happens after the cam has a nice little groove worn into it. It's not a big deal you just need to keep an eye on it.
When you get this thing on the track go as slow as you need to make sure you stay on the track. If you need to be marshalled often you will not win.
Good luck.

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Couldnt agree more! Bone Stock with no hop up will run more then fine! those hop ups are not a must but some of the items are good to have. and some of those are just eye candies!
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Old 05-21-2004, 12:20 PM   #12152
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I agree the car is great I just got my second mtx3 a prospec even thoe my other car is hoped up to a prospec just had to have the sticker sheet
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Old 05-21-2004, 12:28 PM   #12153
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my new mtx3 will arrive next week, finally! any recommendations on its assembly or setup. My track has a 400ft long straight and is huge and fast, any modifications to the gearing? finally any must hop ups (universals, etc)?
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Old 05-21-2004, 12:31 PM   #12154
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400 feet?!?

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sand down your brake pads, and change the gearing otherwise you will blow your motor.
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Old 05-21-2004, 12:32 PM   #12155
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you will have to cary spare pistons and sleves that is A little long for A 10th sedan .
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urr... Care for HPI one?

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That's over 130 yards! Man... my PW would do.

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400 feet?!?

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sand down your brake pads, and change the gearing otherwise you will blow your motor.
you need a small block 15 size engine and use old 1.0 gearing module and yok pinion like 23 or 24
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That is wicked Kriedel! you do that yourseld?
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for sale? Did you paint it yourself?

nice.................................

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That surely is one long tie-rod on the fuel tank. What brand is it? Mugen or Kawahara? Nitropimp, can you tell me?



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That surely is one long tie-rod on the fuel tank. What brand is it? Mugen or Kawahara? Nitropimp, can you tell me?
That's a EFT Protptype.......... Hard to get.

Kreidel- NICE looking body..... Let me know when you want to sell it
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Thanks, the body was painted by Paintin Pete. He sponsors my friend and I but he whipped this out in no time since I damaged my other body!

The zip tie is actually the original one used in the movie "Top Gun" They were going to be auctioned off on Ebay and the money was to be donated to a kid's charity but my friend snagged a couple for me. I used to run a longer tie but I was DQ'ed due to the aerodynamic drag it caused while other cars were drafting me.
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Old 05-21-2004, 01:22 PM   #12165
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When should the tire consider no good. At what diameter?
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