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Old 12-05-2017, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default Thunder Tiger/RC10 B3

Hey all - I recently picked up a Thunder Tiger Phoenix, which you may know is essentially a B3.

Iíve added a TA Reedy esc/motor combo, new springs, fresh diff and some decent rubber on the rear.

The increase in power has me losing performance on the front wheels and as I generally practice on a tight track have bought some wider front wheels however they are hex

Iíve seen TA has front wheel hex conversion kits and thought Iíd check in to see if anyone has used these on a B3 or at least to know if they will work?

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Old 12-30-2017, 04:14 AM   #2
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Are parts compatible between phoenix and B3 ?
I thought Phoenix is metric and B3 was imperial so I guess nothing compatible
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:14 PM   #3
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im not aware of a hex conversion for the 3rd gens.
but if the bulkhead is the same as the B3 take the front bumper/skid plate off, there is a cavity in the bulkhead you can put some weight into, an ounce or so should do it. really helps keep the nose down. i have a T3 i used to do that with. i ran everything from rocks, to fishing weights, to a chunk of brass before finding my sweet spot, 3/4 oz of lead weight
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I also run weight in the front of my B3. You can also run stiffer rear springs and/or move the battery forward for more steering.

I run on a medium to high traction, indoor clay track. Current setup is:

Losi 56 pistons front/rear
Losi 25wt oil front/rear
Kyosho red springs front/rear (big bore)
Full size Reedy 2s Lipo
Reedy 13.5 (geared 29/78)

If you are using the small bore springs, try some AE silver front/rear. I do recommend running big bore springs with the stock shocks.

If you are running outdoor, I would maybe start with a green rear spring and a brown front spring (AE small bore).

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Old 01-12-2018, 06:06 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, I ended up not using the hex conversion and opted for slightly wider front and played around with battery pack positioning. Definitely less ‘bunny hopping’ on the front wheels as I come out of corners.
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