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Old 02-11-2016, 10:58 AM
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I'm in the process of building my second Sakura d3 and felt it only right I do something more unusual for my shell. I've found a mad pink tractor truck online that would be fun to make. Started the build of the d3. I've ordered a spares packfrom Tamiya King hauler for exhaust detail on the cab, plus a load of various bits including spoiler and Scania + racing decals. After much waiting, the good people at GS racing have finally sent the shell. Will post some pics once I've worked out how!! :-)
Old 02-11-2016, 12:27 PM
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:35 PM
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I think this one is gonna be awesome. i'll be watching this build.
Old 02-12-2016, 02:59 PM
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Thanks dude. It's a slow build due to work commitments at present. The last few bits are due next week so can start doing the fun bit!!
Few extra pics ;-)
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Old 02-13-2016, 06:41 PM
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Little bit of progress with the build tonight.

Completed the CS gearing. So fiddly!!

Forgot to order 2 x aluminium 13t gears so I've settled for stock ones instead. However cautionary tale as the stock ones are not great at fitting alongside the aluminium ones. The stock gears use Spring pins which have a defined hole. The aluminium gears use grub screws, which allow a better fit for the belts, which in turn will reduce friction and give longer life. My advice...buy all aluminium gears before you start you d3 build. It will do for now though.



its also worth noting that when you buy the solid axle, be sure to buy the HD axle cups. The stock axle is a different layout altogether.

That's it for now! Will update soon

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Old 02-18-2016, 12:13 AM
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NEWContinuing on the Sakura d3 build at the moment. Slow progress but getting there.


After going to the track this week with my carbon d3, which is set at stock CS of 2.14 I've decided that for my build, I'm best lowering the CS ratio until I've got the hang of the truck. I have a few spare pulleys so I've been able to get the chassis set as 50.50 for now. I've used 2x 38t pulleys on the diffs and 13t pulleys elsewhere. Once I have got used to the truck, I will swap the 38t rear diff pulley back to 30t (1.79 CS I believe) and then the 13t pulley back to 22t. Best that than smash the truck on the first go!!!

Will finish the build this weekend and then make a start on masking the truck!!
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