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Old 05-18-2005, 01:38 PM
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i have an NTC3 RTR plus and i am wondering what should be my first upgrade on the car?
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Old 05-18-2005, 03:05 PM
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What's wrong with it?
If you are planning to race - radio.
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Old 05-18-2005, 06:04 PM
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well i plan on starting to race but right now im just bashing with some friends
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:10 PM
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The must do's:
DEFINATELY get an FM radio as soon as you can. The AM that comes with the RTR is pretty sub-standard IMO.

THE FIX. There is also a trick where you buy 2 4-40 machine screws and replace the short screws holding down your rear shock towers. Basically the longer 4-40 screws go from the top of the tower vs only the lower brace. You can find the tip online if you google it as "THE FIX, NTC3".

Air filter, get a motor saver air filter whether you race or not. I was running a heat an suddenly my car started bogging down. It was because it ATE the filter! I had to pull the filter out of the rotary carb with tweezers.

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Basically from there just upgrade as you can to better suspension parts, aluminum wheel hub-nut (the RTR's are plastic and can burn up under the punishment of racing), and definately a starter box, if you truly want to race. I've made do with a pullstart but it's a pain in the rear at times.
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:12 PM
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alright thanks ill check into it, i plan on putting in some of the HPI threaded aluminum shocks, are these any good?
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Old 05-20-2005, 07:57 AM
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If they fit I can't see why not. Plenty of R40's where I race and no one seems to complain about their dampeners.
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:33 PM
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ok ill put them on what else would be a good upgrade for the car?
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Old 05-21-2005, 02:25 AM
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the shocks are fine. Only thing i would get for bashers is a aluminum brake hub. ts 20 buks
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Old 05-26-2005, 07:48 PM
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what would be good if i plan on racing?
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Old 05-26-2005, 09:10 PM
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MIO CVDs for handling
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Old 05-26-2005, 09:37 PM
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Shouldn't the NTC3 come with CVD's.. I guess I am spoiled cause the two that I have came with them, but they are the Factory Team kits.. Rechargable reciever pack if you don't already have one.... for racing definately get foam tires, high speed/torque steering servo, maybe a decent motor... Can't really go wrong with an OS CV-R.12.. I run a Siro for my main motor, but I always have a CV-R in the tool box just in case.... Great price and performance.... Last year I was running the CV-R at the end of the season and I had all the straight away speed that a MT12 could give..... Tough as nails too.... If you have the money to spend, I can't help but recommend the Siro.. Just be careful during break-in and watch the temp... Which reminds me.. Temp gun is vital in racing... Don't want to cook that motor (before the main at least...)
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Old 05-26-2005, 10:20 PM
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On my NTC3, it isn't the plus so I had to buy all the goodies that I put on it, I also added the blade roll bar on the front. That helped a lot. I do not recommend the front one way. It gives you some better steering control but too delicate for asphalt racing and if you are just starting you are further ahead to burn you money.
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Old 05-26-2005, 10:49 PM
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RTR doesn't come with MIP CVDs.
In addition I would suggest the following:

Nitro TC3 Blue Front Shaft Cup
Break cam bearing kit - if plus doesn't have already
Steering bearing kit - if plus doesn't have already
Tuned Spring Set -9 Pair
Light weight one way hub
Setup board

Hope this helps.
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When it comes to the motor, I second the CV-R. Unless you race at large groomed tracks you really won't gain anything by buying a Rossi or a JP. They lay down so much power it can be a detriment on tighter, less prepared tracks. I know a guy who races a BMI TC3 and has a CV-R and he whips Mugens and the like regularily.

And let us not forget tires. Bone up on what the locals use at the track you plan to race.
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Old 05-27-2005, 11:02 PM
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alright thanks for the help.....what are cvd's and what do they do?
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Old 05-28-2005, 10:55 AM
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[link=http://download.teamassociated.com/pdf/manuals/ntc3_manb.pdf]Look here.[/link] Page 3. Bag E.
They are part of Factory Team Kit.
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Old 05-28-2005, 12:17 PM
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what do the CVDs do and why are they better than the stock axles on the NTC RTR plus
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they have less friction in the rotation of the drivetrain which = smoother power put to the ground. i have never noticed the difference between the universal drive shafts on my drake and the cvds on my ntc3
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Old 05-28-2005, 10:48 PM
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ok, well ill think about getting them but before i can upgrade i need to get some money $$$$$$
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Old 05-29-2005, 02:19 PM
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Look on eBay. Thsis is where I got most of my upgrades.
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Old 05-29-2005, 09:53 PM
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can you really trust getting stuff off of ebay? iv never tried it, how do you pay for it and everything?
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Old 05-29-2005, 10:36 PM
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I bought all my upgrades there and had only one problem. Friend of my friend lives in US.I bought Airtronics radio and in order to save on shipping asked the seller to send it to the US address. But the guy never received the item. Two other orders came to this address without any problem. I filed claim with eBay and they checked the guy. He had other problems as well. eBay returned me $41 of $61.

Most eBay sellers accept Paypal service. Very convenient. Right now I am waiting for my foams to arrive.
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Old 05-30-2005, 02:20 PM
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well thats pretty good, wat is paypal? and i could prob get stuff shipped to my aunts house in the states for the whole save money thing
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:13 PM
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[link=http://www.paypal.com]www.paypal.com[/link] This is how most people pay/accept paymet on eBay. You just register your credit card. Got to eBay and check listings.
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:52 PM
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ok thanks ill check it out. and btw wat do you guys think a solid radio is? i was think of the JR XS3 or w/e its called the pro synthesized one
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