3Racing Sakura Ultimate Build Overview

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The Sakura Ultimate is as the name suggests, the top end touring car chassis 3Racing currently produce. It replaces the the successful Sakura XI chassis and using their 2 years of experience, 3Racing have managed to completely redesign the race platform improving key elements such as, suspension geometry, flex symmetry and weight distribution.

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Inside the box, it is pretty much what we expected from 3Racing. Detailed instructions and clearly labelled part bags makes building a complex chassis very straight forward.

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The Sakura Ultimate uses a front locked and a rear ball differential for a super sharp front end and a stable rear axle. 3Racing offers a wide range of diff systems for the Sakura as hop ups if you want to further customise the handling of the car.

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The chassis makes great use of carbon fibre graphite and aluminium parts, which other brands will usually only include with a chassis costing twice as much.

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It’s good to see that the whole drivetrain is supported by aluminium bulkheads allowing it to support powerful motor systems with ease.

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Bando drivebelts as standard for improved performance and reliability.

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All new direct aluminium steering rack system for smoother steering response and vastly reduced steering ‘slop’

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SSK Front CVD for maximum traction when used with a front spool. ARB with adjustable droplinks front and back are included as standard

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The Ultimate comes with all new Factory Racing oil dampers featuring aluminium thread shock body and harden and PTFE coated shock shaft for improved strength and efficiency.

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All these suspension parts are mounted on carbon fibre graphite front and rear shock towers featuring a wide range of shock mounting positions.

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Here are some photos of the completed build with and without electronics.

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Overall, we feel the Sakura Ultimate definitely lives up to its name. We would highly recommend this chassis to any RC enthusiasts with the skills and experience to take on a high end chassis but are being held back due to the high costs.

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