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Stiffer springs for Panzer III

Old 05-23-2007, 02:01 PM
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Default Stiffer springs for Panzer III

Hi all, just received my black metal tracks from Mato for the Panzer III. The stock springs are so weak the front end looks like a low rider truck gone bad. Anyone found some stronger springs that will work? looks like if just the front springs (visible from the side) were stronger it would hold the front up better.
Old 05-23-2007, 03:40 PM
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Default RE: Stiffer springs for Panzer III

Chek this out - its a german site .... but I have had no problems with them ( I dont speak german )

http://www.asiatam.de/product_info.p...ccfe29d1aeabbf

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Old 05-23-2007, 06:18 PM
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Default RE: Stiffer springs for Panzer III

Yes, we knew that this would be an immediate problem for anyone wanting to use metal track on their new PzKw III.

We are considering selling the springs as a separate set in addition to our existing Pz3 Wheel & Torsion Bar Upgrade Sets & will let you know about this very soon.

Thanks!

Logan
Old 05-23-2007, 07:28 PM
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Default RE: Stiffer springs for Panzer III

I bought PZ III heavy duty springs from these guys. How is that Pershing?

In the UK: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...8521&rd=1&rd=1
Old 05-23-2007, 09:03 PM
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The pershing is fantastic! Its my favorite out of the Tiget I, and KT. The tracks and entire tank have not given me one problem. Cant say the same for the tigers tracks, even using the metal ones the pins like to come out.
Old 05-23-2007, 09:14 PM
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Default RE: Stiffer springs for Panzer III

someone on the North America side should buy a lot and sell them here.
Old 05-24-2007, 12:55 AM
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Default RE: Stiffer springs for Panzer III

I bought some of those springs off ebay from blueslateman (Welsh Dragon Models) price is right and they get here in about a week. He and a few others on ebay have made available a lot of accessories to North America that cost a small fortune to import from other places.

Back to the springs, haven't installed them yet, several projects away.

Springs were the first thing I considered upgrading before anything else. To add metal tracks, wheels and suspension arms would leave the modeler with an inoperable tank and wondering why the accessory maker didn't offer to finish the job of beefing up the suspension. What good is all that metal when the springs cannot handle it? Same goes for the Walker Bulldog.
Old 05-24-2007, 01:39 PM
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Default RE: Stiffer springs for Panzer III

Thanks for the ebay link, he just put another set on, I was quick to pick some up. I wont even drive it till those get replaced, due to the fact the tracks get loose when its in its low rider mode, makes the tracks want to jump off the rear wheel.

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