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Old 03-12-2005, 07:07 AM
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small track you may want 30K. I think 50K is good for large tracks with good traction.
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:28 PM
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Any suggestions on sites I can go to to learn more on the MTX3 I have been driving a NTC3 that last 4 years and someone gave me there MTX3 last winter. I haven't had a chance to drive it yet and I am trying to figure out how to set it up. Basically what I am looking for is a MTX3 setup sheet. If I do this to the car this will happen. It is amazing to me the manuel has no instructions and the website only has setup sheets. I have never had a car with bump stop screws what do those do? Where are the front droop screws I can't find them.
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:52 PM
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The front droop screws are located on the front sway bar mount. You access them from the two small holes on the front body mount. The rear droop screws are located on the rear arms obviously. You access them from the top as well. THey can be found on the rear arms where those little "tabs" (< >) stick out from the side chassis. Bump stops limit how far the car will travel when pushed down. I've never used em. I don't think they're intended for foam tire use. I think it's for Rubbers, but i'm nost sure. None of the foam setups i've seen ever use em. I agree, the manual is tereible on the car in terms of what does what. Check out the X-Ray or MyTSN sites for explanations on how to use the adjustments, they're pretty similar. Good luck.
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Old 03-13-2005, 07:25 AM
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hi...about to try 50K oil in the rear with fr. 1 way...

anybody has tried this and how does it handles?? thanks

btw...i usually race on small/medium tracks...
i use 10K on a low grip small track. try 10K or 30K. but 50K is for good traction medium size track.
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:46 AM
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I ran 30K at a tack with good traction and nice size. It helps alot. I had 10k and could tell the difference. 30k was better for me.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:01 AM
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Thanks gonzoY5 the Mytsn site has some good info. It almost has me sold on a Serpent now. I got to try the Mugen out first it is such a nice looking kit just wierd they don't put more effort into explaining setups for this car.
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Old 03-13-2005, 02:20 PM
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Yeah that's one thing Mugen lacks. They make a great car, but if you don't know where to find the adjustments, their documentation sure won't tell you.
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Old 03-13-2005, 03:45 PM
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does the solid rear work on the front dif
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Old 03-13-2005, 09:01 PM
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does the solid rear work on the front dif

The Kawahara solid diff will work in the front, the only place I ever used it was The Texas Biggie!
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:45 AM
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Hi guys,
Sorry if this may seem repetitious, but I just got a MTX-3 (non Prospec) and will be running in a rubber tire class. Given that I have the correct choice of tires, what will be a good set up for a medium size track with tight turns and switch-backs in the infield (track is a cleaned/blown hardly used parking lot, smooth, with medium traction, and no traction additive layed down).
Right now I am using a front diff with 30k, rear diff with 7k. I would like to know (with your suggested set -ups) diff fluid selection, mugen spring color or spring rate, shock fluid wt., droop, and ride height settings, camber/caster/toe settings,....and what ever you guys could help me with.
I know it sounds alot to ask, but any help with a rubber tire setup for my new MTX-3 would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:48 AM
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I would like to know that same info as StepPins I am running at a similar track setup and it would greatly help us both.

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Old 03-14-2005, 03:12 AM
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Is it necessary to put 13 kilo servo for steering ? wanna make my mtx3 bullet proof
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:57 AM
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Originally posted by StepPins
Hi guys,
Sorry if this may seem repetitious, but I just got a MTX-3 (non Prospec) and will be running in a rubber tire class. Given that I have the correct choice of tires, what will be a good set up for a medium size track with tight turns and switch-backs in the infield (track is a cleaned/blown hardly used parking lot, smooth, with medium traction, and no traction additive layed down).
Right now I am using a front diff with 30k, rear diff with 7k. I would like to know (with your suggested set -ups) diff fluid selection, mugen spring color or spring rate, shock fluid wt., droop, and ride height settings, camber/caster/toe settings,....and what ever you guys could help me with.
I know it sounds alot to ask, but any help with a rubber tire setup for my new MTX-3 would be greatly appreciated!
RUBBER TIRE SETTING

FRONT
Track widht 198mm
Ride height 5mm
Camber -1
Caster 2mm
Toe 0.5 out
Rebound 1mm
Bumpstop 0
Anti-roll bar none
Steering Ackerman "B"
Front Diff 100,000
Shocks piston 2 x 1.3
Oil 60wt
Spring Light Blue
Shock position 2nd hole from top
Tires PMT Slicks 50 shore

REAR
Track widht 200mm
Ride height 6mm
Camber -2
Toe 3 in
Rebound 5mm
Bumpstop 0
Anti-roll bar stock 2mm in
Lower arm position "C" block
Rear Diff grease
Shocks piston 2 x 1.1
Oil 50wt
Spring Light Blue
Shock position 2nd hole from bottom
Upper arm outside hole
Rear uprights cut down 7mm from top with 2mm shims
Tires PMT Slicks 45 shore

There you have it, hope it works for you
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:32 AM
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Originally posted by asw7576
Is it necessary to put 13 kilo servo for steering ? wanna make my mtx3 bullet proof
Its a nice thing to have but 8 kilo is still more than capable.
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:43 PM
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Can someone tell me the diameter of the first gear spur for the .8 gears on the MTX3? Im working on a little something . and I need that information.

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