Sakura D3 @ 3.58 CS (258%)

Hi all!

So I know I have been procrastinating on posting my chassis mods and specs so tonight I decided it was time to get serious and get into the details of it.

In this post I will share with you (in the best of my abilities) every parts and mods that I currently run as of today.

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Let’s start by getting the electronic out of the way…

-1) Electronics:

ESC: Acuvance Airia (white carbon) (1)

Motor: Acuvance Luxon KG 10.5 w/ Red TF Jacket. (2)

Capacitor: Acuvance Chevalier Dash (3)

Servo: Savox 1251 MG low profile servo. (4)

Radio: Futaba 4PL (discontinued)

Receiver: Futaba R204GF-E (5)

LED Kit Brain Unit: ob1 V3.0 (6)

Misc: Acuvance 12Ga Pink wires, Acuvance 12Ga clamp, 4x14mm Female bullets (for Motor), 4×18 Male Bullets (for ESC), 2mm Female Bullets (for Capacitor), 2mm Male bullets (for ESC).

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-2) Main Chassis:

Chassis Plates: 3Racing SSG Upper (7) and Lower (8) Decks.

Shock Towers: 3Racing SSG Front (9) and Rear (10) Towers.

Bulkheads: 3Racing Alloy Front lower (11) / upper (12) and Rear lower (13) / upper (14) Bulkheads.

Steering: 3Racing Steering Belcrank (15), Active Hobby Servo Strut Mount.

Suspension Mounts: 3Racing front FF+0 , FR+0 , RF+0 , RR+20 , HD pivot balls.

Battery Mount: 3Racing Transverse Battery Mount (16).

Belt Tensioners: 3Racing Aluminum Rear Bulkhead Bearing Housing Ver.2 (17)

Misc: Hiro Seiko Aluminum purple screws (soon to change to 3Racing pink screws)

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-3) Front Suspension:

Lower Control Arms: Active Hobby Type C High Steering Y Arms (18), 3racing 4.8mm ball ends (19).

Upper Control Arms: Active Hobby Type C Upper arms (20)

Knuckles: Active Hobby Type C uprights (soon to change to uprights V2) (21), 3mm Shim up-top, 0.5mm shim below, 4.8mm pivot ball.

Dampers: 3Racing 50mm aluminum dampers (22), 1mm+0.5mm Shim on top, 2mm shim below.

Springs: 3Racing Purple Springs (23)

Shock Oil: Associated 20W

Misc: 3mm (2+1) washer between shock tower and bulkhead cover (to adjust caster more accurately)

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-4) Rear Suspension:

Lower Control Arms: Stock

Upper Control Arms: Stock (turnbuckles)

Knuckles: 3Racing 0.5 degree Alloy Knuckles (24)

Dampers:  3Racing 50mm aluminum dampers (22)

Springs: 3Racing White Springs (25)

Shock Oil: Associated 10W

Misc: GPM TA06 Rocker arms (26), 3Racing 42mm turnbuckle, Hiro Seiko Purple Countersunk 2x10mm screws, 4.8mm Pivot Balls.

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-5) Drivetrain & Pulleys:

Front Differential: 3Racing Front One Way

Rear Differential: 3Racing Alloy spool

Front CVDs: Active Hobby Adjustable CVDs (come with Active Hobby Knuckles) (shortened 5mm)

Rear CVDs: Stock

Input shats: Active Hobby D Cut Shafts (26)

Front Differential Pulley: 3Racing Alloy 40 Tooth Pulley (27)

Front Input Shaft Pulley to Front Diff: MST 10 Tooth (28) (sleeved with a 3mm bullet, grinded 1mm off one end)

Front Belt: Stock

Front Input Shaft Pulley to Center: 3Racing 14 Tooth Pulley (29)

Center Input Shaft Pulley to Front: 3Racing 12 Tooth Pulley (30)

Center Belt: Stock

Center Input Shaft Pulley to Rear Diff: 3Racing 23 Tooth Pulley (31)

Rear Differential Pulley: Stock

Rear Belt: Stock

Spur/Pinion: 106 Tooth 64 pitch/ 29 tooth 64 pitch

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There you have it!

Besides these parts and basic mods, I constantly keep tweaking my chassis to adapt to conditions and track layouts.  Since I constantly run on carpet I usually run around -8° in the front and -5°. My tires of choice are the MST FR-F Hard in the front and MST GA26 Hard in the rear. Despite not giving you more details than that, I can still provide you with the rest of the shots taken for this write up with a couple other misc parts. I hope you guys will find what you’ve been looking for. And if you didn’t, feel  free to send me a message with your questions.

Enjoy the pics 😉

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These are the 2mm bullets I use to swap capacitor on the fly. I also use cheap auto store carbon wrap to cover my Rx and LED brain box.

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Sorry for the lint! lol. Nothing special here, just 3Racing calipers. You can also see the rear shock pivot position hole I use for the rocker arms.

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Gotta love the Active upper arms! Be careful of your spur size when using these. If you go too big, you will rub on your arms button screw head.

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I do not use the maximum steering capability of the chassis yet, but in the future I plan on trying a setup above 4.0 CS so it might come handy.

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Keep Drifting Fun!

2 Comments

  • Tim says:

    If ur going so high in cs wouldnt it be worth going rwd

    • Not quite actually. I have tried a few RWD chassis, and even a high counter steer of that type still doesn’t feel nothing like RWD. Eventually I’d like to move above 4.0, and this might get close. My ultimate goal is to have a CS chassis that drives like a RWD without gyro, and be able to drift with my RWD buddies without issues.

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