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3Racing Sakura D3 CS (Sold)

Postby vimal » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:28 pm

Make: 3Racing
Model: Sakura D3
Track surface: Asphalt, polished cement and carpet
Tire: R2Hobbies Potenza Drifts, HPI T-Drifts
Motor & ESC: Hobbyking 8.5T 60amp combo

Front

Camber: 4
Toe: 0
Kick up: 0
Caster hubs: 10
Ride height: 5mm
Springs: Eagle Racing Ultra Soft
Bumper weight: 0
Shock Oil: 40W
Other:

Rear

Camber: 0
Toe: 0
Kick up:0
Ride height: 5mm
Springs: Super Soft
Shock Oil: Turnigy

Drive Train
Gearing:
Front: 38/13
Center:13/13
Rear: 20/30
Spur:105 Tamiya 64 Pitch
Pinion:28
Servo: Blue Bird 706MG


27/09/12
Hi guys, here is my D3, there are some issues with this car so here's a list of things to look out for...

- the CVDs that in all honesty really suck are not perfect, one of the four had its pin pushed through more on the one side which cause it to bind with the diff collars. Had to file it down to make it work :down:

- I replaced the front suspension arms with the TEH R31s and its a lot better with a wider turning angle, but now I need to adjust the rear also because the TEH arms are wider and therefore increase the wheelbase width. Well the next day I decided to return everything to standard cause it was just too much effort to have to change everything on the car to run the TEH suspension and steering.

- The center belt is far too loose! it needs a belt tensioner which does not come with the kit :down: This is really something that 3Racing should look at! really not cool.

I'm open to any input you guys might have that will help with this setup....

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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby NW Drift » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:41 am

Maybe this will help.

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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby vimal » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:28 am

Update :)

Made a belt tensioner with 2x drawing pins (thumb tacks) for washer, 2x 0.2mm shims, 2x bearings, 1x arial tube holder, 1x 2mm spacer, 1x really long screw and a lock nut...
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Changed the setup a bit to 2 degrees camber in front and zero in the rear and very little toe out in front. This reduced the chatter a bit.
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Ran out of time to try and make the stealth body mounts fit so I just made holes in the shell instead... chose function over form...

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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby DAGUL » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:20 am

hi, have you actually tried driving the car to its fullest? its not as bad as you think dude:)

i have one myself, despite not having fow it drives smooth just like others..only thing ive changed is installing trf yellow front springs and standard sakura d3 front springs for rear shocks w/#600/#300 did the trick for me :)
ill put video out soon to show that it runs smooth and not bad for a $100 chassis :up:

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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby vimal » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:28 am

Hi :) , yes I tried it yesterday on a tar surface and it was not so great... but I have realised that I need to change the suspension set up, I was running the user manual instructed setup to see if it had an effect on the handling...

The CVDs also shake far too much and I need to either mod the CVDs or get the 55 degree hopups when they released...
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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby td-civ » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:55 pm

i have 2 d3 and for the money you cant go wrong for the arms the stock one are fine and if you want more angle just wait till the upgrade cvd's are out
here is a pic of my first one
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl7Fuk3krb4
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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby multi-bash » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:23 pm

Thanks for the vids ^^

I'm curious, what editing program are you using, and what's the camera shake reducer effect called?
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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby td-civ » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:05 pm

the vid was taken from my blackberry and i just uploaded it to youtube
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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby vimal » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:23 am

So far I've found that the TA05 CVDs fit, so I've ordered the hi angle CVDs from EagleRacing and I got a 14T and 15T Alu pulleys from 3Racing so I can lower the CS ratio and increase it later on.

I also found that the TC5 and the TRF 415 belts are a similar length to the D3s center belt, so I can look at a stronger one cause the one on my car is looking cracked already...
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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby DAGUL » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:15 am

you can use square center pulleys even 13t center oneway just dremel the center shaft (make it flat so you can lock grab screw on it with the aluminum pulleys:)

problem is people gotta try this chassis stock form then start tweaking so you'll get the most out of the chassis.
ive run this against drb/dib/vdf etc. no problem side by side with them but as i said just need that fow for quicker response on tight corners...you get the setup right its just the same as most of the drift chassis but in plastic form not CF :lol:
will run my sakura d3 this weekend for cs comp, oh boy im excited:)

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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby td-civ » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:55 am

i have been so busy with my track and building of my new store that my drifting has been put on hold

right now i have 4 chassis im working on and 2 of them are d3 i have xray t3 and t2 belts and will see if they work for the center the rear belt is holding up but the front one is the hard one to find as its the one that let go on me so fast
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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby vimal » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:03 am

I do not know where to get Square parts from.... are they cheaper than 3Racing parts? I bought the pulleys from 3Racing.hk

The tracks we have are wide and set up for all levels of drifters so there are no real tight areas that you need a oneway... I also compensate by softening my front to bite in quicker when I break so that it makes the car switch faster.

where can I get a Ball diff for this car?
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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby td-civ » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:06 am

i have used the 3racing pulleys on my other chassis and there great and chaep and very easy to get i have some square pullys and there just the same as the 3racing ones
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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby vimal » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:11 am

can you figure out what Ball diff will fit in the D3?
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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby td-civ » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:17 am

ball diff? why would you want to run a dall diff in the d3
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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby vimal » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:24 am

because I want to see what effect it will have on the car on the track I drift on... I can get a oneway so I will see how that works out, but I'm not a fan of a oneway because most of the drifter here are still running 50/50 and they can break or stall with out the car switching or over rotating which cause the following driver to loose it if he's running a oneway.
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Re: 3Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby td-civ » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:55 am

on a cs setup chassis a ball diff is not the way to go because it will push the car what ever way it wants to and is a lot harder to control

with the one way it will stop the pushing from cs and will let you control the chassis much smoother and hold your drifts longer
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