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Old 06-28-2005, 03:00 AM
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Hey guys couldn't find an offical ntc3 thread so I started one
quick ? i found a carbonfiber bottom chassis for the ntc3 should i order it it is 54 bucks but it looks too good to be true what are some down sides to the chassis i will be doing some drag racing getting out of the course stuff.
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Old 06-28-2005, 01:14 PM
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Carbonfiber won't stand up to the vibration and everyday wear and tear a chassis gets. If you really want to upgrade the chassis get a tatanium racing chassis. I can sell you one for $50. I bought it for 140 new and now I don't use my car anymore so I am selling the parts. The stock aluminum chassis will bend under the engines torque but this tatanium racing chassis won't. The address below is a link to Towerhobbies to show you what I'm talking about.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEJH2&P=7
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Old 06-28-2005, 01:45 PM
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is it in good condition b/c i want something new or at least close
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Old 06-28-2005, 02:17 PM
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Yes it is in good condition. It only has a couple scratches because I only raced it at the track. You can email me at rcguy1227@yahoo.com for pics if your interested.
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Old 06-28-2005, 02:34 PM
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hardcore racing makes some real nice ones too
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Old 06-30-2005, 08:57 PM
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Since you started the tc3 thread, where does the gallery go?

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Old 06-30-2005, 09:54 PM
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just show them here, know everyone is starting an "offical thread thats good because i have a four tec and ntc3 but honestly the ntc3 is the first of its kind and so far the best
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:06 AM
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yep i love the car i have a question about the 2 speed...........has anyone stipped the 2 speed housing? i have and had to drill and tap the hole to get the gear to screw on.....also my 2 speed still isnt shifting the 2 speed clutch is able to rock back and forth on the shaft, but when i try to tighten one side it doesnt push the ball down, could i have stipped the threads in the clutch? how should i fix it?
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:46 PM
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you can try to put a bit of hot glue in the hole and then thread the screw back in quickly before it cools the glue will stick to the plastic and make new threads and it sounds if you are adjusting it wrong if are taking the screws in to get it to shift if im not mistaken they go out to make it shift sooner and you have to turn both the same amount otherwise you will never get it to shift
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has anyone ever put a gpm centax clutch on a ntc3? i am having problems with the shims.
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Old 07-01-2005, 03:21 PM
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ok thanks i will try that but while taking out the 2 speed i found another problem, i blew a bearing in the rear hub carrier
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Old 07-01-2005, 08:52 PM
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Hi there, fellow NTC3 owners,somewhere in this forum is an NTC3 thread, a couple of months ago I tried to revive it but to no avail.Glad to find more proud NTC3 owners.
Long live the NTC3.
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Old 07-02-2005, 03:27 AM
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Amen to that my ntc3 is in pieces right know waiting on a few parts
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Old 07-02-2005, 09:31 AM
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Since this is an "official" (wink-wink nudge-nudge) thread, we should start dropping some links to NTC3 info.
[ul][*][link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3070009/tm.htm]RC Universe[/link] thread regarding slick track setups[*][link=http://www.nitrorc.com]Nitro RC[/link] a great resource for touring car tire knowledge and how nitro engines work[*][link=http://ebiz.netopia.com/competitionx/informationdatabase/]Competition X[/link] is an aftermarket company for the NTC3. They have a nice tech page here.[*][link=http://users.pandora.be/elvo/]RC Car Dynamics[/link] is a site that explains the forces that make our cars do what they do[*]While you're looking at dynamics, [link=http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/physics_racing/index.htm]Pelican Racing[/link] has an article on full sized racing techniques. But much can be applied ot rc as well.[*]It should be the obvious site, but I list [link=http://www.teamassociated.com/]AE's[/link] own site has setup sheets, Q&A and a FAQ. They are a bit hard to shuffle through but can be found with some drilling.[/ul]

Anyway I think this is a good start so bring on the links guys!
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:44 AM
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here is a good place to buy parts: http://search.ebay.com/nitro-tc3_W0QQfkrZ1QQfromZR8
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Old 07-04-2005, 05:11 AM
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the NTC3 tuning guide that AE has on the website is AWESOME! i just downloaded it the other day i think it was 6 bucks but man it tells you ever aspect of the car its well worth the money
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:22 PM
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can someone send me a copy?
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:53 AM
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Sure. AE will send you one for $5.95 (download).
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:36 AM
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yeh you arent suppose to make copies of it to hand out or give out cause AE wants to make their money on it its only six bucks so go for it..... its definetly worth the money i have learned alot about my setup over the past week
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Old 07-05-2005, 12:19 PM
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I have a quick question. I wanted to know what are the best tires to run on a ungroomed parking lot for my tc3.
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:28 PM
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depends zkknight do you want durability or do you want traction ?
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:30 PM
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if not foams hpi pro comound x-patterns are the nice
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:47 PM
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i am looking for durability..
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:04 AM
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then like igotntc3andrevo said go with a good rubber tire they usally last longer than foams do i use hpi tires they seem to wear decent and give overall decent traction
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I would also invest in two sets of tires one with medium inserts and one firm inserts. That way you are set for most traction levels you'll encounter. Unless you break your wheel, you can get a set of rubber tires to last a year easy.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to stay off the boards long enough to find out for my self!
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