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Old 09-04-2016, 08:07 PM   #661
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So ... FF masters ... I've got my MTS FF setup pretty nicely now! Can power it around the bends. How can I be sure that when I'm accelerating I'm not wheel spinning like crazy? Running 10.5T as that's what I have spare at the moment and not really fancying buying another 13.5T.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:55 AM   #662
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Took my TOP FD2 put to the track today after quite a few years and was sorely disappointed at the way it drove. Basically I was getting some very severe wheel hopping at the rear of the both on and off power. Anyone have any ideas why this is happening? Rebuilt the shocks with 600 and 400 Front and rear and the springs were standard TOP 324 and 289. Any ideas? Anyone? HELP!
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I have a MTS FF V2. Does anyone know where I can get some info on how to setup FF. I love this car. I race it at my local club track, and won. But it is a handful. Would like to how to set it up. Our track is high traction. Rear end is real loose. Running 21.5 in usgt. Does the same rules go for FF, like a 4wd (also have 2 MTS 4wd). If all the weight is in the front how do I get the weight transfer. Any tips would be appreciated


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I have a MTS FF V2. Does anyone know where I can get some info on how to setup FF. I love this car. I race it at my local club track, and won. But it is a handful. Would like to how to set it up. Our track is high traction. Rear end is real loose. Running 21.5 in usgt. Does the same rules go for FF, like a 4wd (also have 2 MTS 4wd). If all the weight is in the front how do I get the weight transfer. Any tips would be appreciated


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Laydown rear shocks, try softer rear springs, add weight to the rear

I broke a golden rule of setup because the back end on mine was SUPER loose and did all of the above in 1 go, but now the rear end is solid. I can't get it to step out at all!

try the softer springs first then laying the shocks down and preferably don't add weight. I've removed mine but yet to get to the track to test it out.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:12 PM   #665
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Change the chassis stiffener rods to the softest ones. Lighten the springs to the softest you have. There is very little weight back there. Also try softening the oil in the shock.
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Old 09-14-2016, 04:33 PM   #666
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Thank you for your help. Can't wait to get to the track to try them setting
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:21 PM   #667
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For High traction I run 2deg camber at the rear,and for any other track, 0.5 camber as you want the tyres to have as much contact with the surface. I also pre warm the tyres to 60deg and use FX or Paragon ground effects at the rear only!
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I just finished assembling a 3Racing Sakura FF2015 and gave it a quick test with old tires, no body, and a half charged battery. It was initially uber-loose, but with a quick swap of the stock front springs to Tamiya extra hard (white) springs and turning the dual rate down to 70%, it became much better to drive. I'll save all other adjustments until I get the body finished (ABC's '98 Acura Integra Type-R).
Beyond that, my only other FWD car, a Tamiya FF01, is clearly outgunned already. The Sakura is lighter and has a gear diff in front with 500k oil in it. I guess that's not surprising, given the 20 years that have passed...
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:00 PM   #669
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For anyone who might be interested in what most people consider is the Holy Grail of FWD Touring Cars, I have one of my NIB YR-F2 SP kits on ebay right now...

Wow...it sold in like two minutes.. my second one is listed now..yes, I had two.


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Old 09-30-2016, 09:20 PM   #671
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My Tamiya FF01 almost fully modified and restored with Tamiya, Kose, and Tech Racing hop ups.
I had this car for almost 18 years since I was 15 years old. Before I started restored it was my basher with a Trinity D4 6X1 turn motor. It was a beast. It took 2 to 3 house length for the car to actually hook up. Started restored it 8 years ago. Still working on finishing the Body.
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Man, you need some better tires if it took 3x the length of a house before the wheels stopped slipping.

Honestly I think slipper clutches should be allowed in FWD touring cars. It makes such a huge difference in controllability with my XV-01 FF, even with Pro compound tires.
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My Tamiya FF01 almost fully modified and restored with Tamiya, Kose, and Tech Racing hop ups.
I had this car for almost 18 years since I was 15 years old. Before I started restored it was my basher with a Trinity D4 6X1 turn motor. It was a beast. It took 2 to 3 house length for the car to actually hook up. Started restored it 8 years ago. Still working on finishing the Body.
Very nice.
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Had club race today. Had a off power push with my MTS FF v2. I put .5 degree of camber in rear. The rear end was stuck. I liked it. I could get the front to grab. Gave more rear droop. Softer fronts 2 degree of camber. Any advise would be great
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Probably the one of the worst FWD ever the Hpi Switch.
Since I'm a Hpi guy its my current project trying to improve the chassis faults the steering and drivetrain. I like a challenge what can I say. My inspiration is my old Tamiya FF01 I posted above that has been restored and retired.

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Turnbuckle front and rear
Aluminum shocks
Aluminum motor plate
Bearings for steering assembly
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The current mod is the Novak Ballistic 8.5T. Yes I know is to much motor but will see how long the drivetrain last. I added Cup Racer universal shaft,
shims to the Gear diff and heavy duty grease also installed aluminum hex.
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