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Old 05-29-2012, 10:23 AM   #4981
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This looks promising...

like the rear ride height adjustment. anyone have experience with this? might be a little sloppy with big tires (a lot of spacers)

/edit: ok, no pics and so jet... talking about the T.O.P. Rebel R-F01 Formula One chassis
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:28 AM   #4982
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This statement is simply not true and is an opinion. Buy the right tires and high speed gear set for the FGX and you are good out of the box. Pick up a couple more tuning options and go even faster around the corners. And at this point, the FGX is still less expensive than a stock F104. Mind you, not the X1 or Pro variants, but those cars are expensive to start with.
The part where I said 'I feel' does indeed make it an opinion. One that is based on personal ownership of an F109, and having handled, but admittedly not driven, an FGX (no point to it, not allowed here). Noticed many of the issues I have with the F109 on the FGX, too. The 'not true' is therefore, in my humble opinion, very much debatable.
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Having owned a F109, F104 (F1R conversion) and a FGX...ON RUBBER TIRES...the FGX is far more stable and easier to drive on our track and is able to turn faster lap times. On foam tires things would be much different.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #4984
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Having owned a F109, F104 (F1R conversion) and a FGX...ON RUBBER TIRES...the FGX is far more stable and easier to drive on our track and is able to turn faster lap times. On foam tires things would be much different.
Which makes perfect sense. Rubber tires dont like the slipping and sliding that a pan car makes. Foam tires handle those loads better. But rubber tires do handle downwards force from rolling much better than foams. This is especially important on 2wd cars like these.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:02 PM   #4985
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Pan cars do much less slipping and sliding then TCs...if a pan car is sliding it is typically in trouble.

The FGX works better on rubber on our track because the independent rear suspension soaks up the bumps and the transition from banked curves to the infield and the ability to have rear toe in on the car makes it so you can get on the throttle much easier than with a pan car. On foam tires the pan car F1s will have a lot of grip so the bumps and punching out of a corner is negated...and the pan cars are lighter with less gear meshes so they will be quicker.
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Having trouble finding an LRP QC3 but the Tekin seems like it would do the job. I'm gonna call Novak today and see if they have anything that will work as I might be able to upgrade through their legacy program.
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On a bumpy track, I'd give a slight edge to the FGX. But most of the tracks that I race are fairly smooth, as most race tracks are. A well tuned direct drive car is hard to beat here, and that's with rubber tires. I personally prefer the direct drive cars over the FGX. Currently, I'm racing a F1R/TRG hybrid and as we speak I'm finishing up a TRG F111 which has even more promise.
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The part where I said 'I feel' does indeed make it an opinion. One that is based on personal ownership of an F109, and having handled, but admittedly not driven, an FGX (no point to it, not allowed here). Noticed many of the issues I have with the F109 on the FGX, too. The 'not true' is therefore, in my humble opinion, very much debatable.
I'm not intending to pick a fight or single anyone out. I'm just saying dollar for dollar an FGX is not a bad investment. The same can be said for the F104. In my opinion, both need a few upgrades to make them solid racers. I skipped the F109 as I have a couple of F103s. Then I went the FGX route for something to play with. I'm having fun with all of them.
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If you ever wanted to see the inside of an F1, you have to see this video

Sauber F1 cut open
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:33 AM   #4991
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If you ever wanted to see the inside of an F1, you have to see this video

Sauber F1 cut open
nice video... never thought, the driver was that low...
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:24 PM   #4992
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That poor BMW F108
Why couldnt they cut up something ugly like the f109?
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:52 AM   #4993
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The ETS race at my home track will have about 25 F1 cars starting. Not too shabby, even if it's the unusual 180mm. Curious what sort of laptimes they'll do.
Mod touring has some impressive names lined up: Reinhard, Hara, Matsuzaki, Volker, Groskamp, Moore, Lemieux and many of the other top drivers.

Grip last night was excellent, actually managed to set my personal best, even if we had to give way to low flying touring cars. Was great to drive between them, I can now proudly say I was overtaken by Hara :P.
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Must build car...must build car now...need to build car...need to start building car now.....What do mean we're going out to dinner....I have stuff to do. It's my birthday.... NOOOO Not now...you can't do this to me!
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