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Old 02-18-2016, 04:42 AM   #9181
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Back of AT20 looks a bit ordinary as well
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AM05-3 rear holder of ABS can be installed on RFG after removing 0,5mm of material in two holes. AM42-3 FFG Links Holder can be installed over AM05-3 ABS holder in case of you need shorter top links on the rear.
Thanks Oleg. Great workaround.
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Will the A800-ABS fit on an A700?
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Will the A800-ABS fit on an A700?
I would think so? The mounts are the same as the a800.
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Will the A800-ABS fit on an A700?
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:16 PM   #9186
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I would think so? The mounts are the same as the a800.
I assumed so, but I don't have an A800. Just 3 oldies but goodies.

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Old 02-21-2016, 11:29 PM   #9187
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Now that it has been out for a little bit, I was curious if anyone has had a chance to run the RFG on asphalt with anything from 17.5 or faster. I'm considering it for my Evo 2 mainly because I'm fascinated at what it may do, but I'm afraid at worse it will just add another thing to maintain (or another thing to go wrong) without much gain in rear traction.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:38 AM   #9188
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Looked at this myself, I have a spare FFG set so only up for the rfg specific parts which sort of halves the cost, but given most support is now A800 based, and I am still trying to get reliability issues sorted I haven't outlayed for the rfg yet. I only run 21.5 anyway so probably not a big deal for me. As it is the car is in bits AGAIN waiting on parts and I've had to pick up a cheapy T3 12 to keep in the points race at racing until reliability is done and dusted. Shame because I am a lot quicker with this car, like half a second a lap!
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I live in Cancun, Mexico where we race onroad all year round outdoors on a concrete basketball court. This is a picture of my Awesomatix with a Speed Passion Mazda Funai body on the chassis. I found it interesting to finally find a touring car that I could top with non-sedan bodies.


I love this chassis and body combo

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Very cool, thanks for sharing! I've been wanting to do this for fun as well; that Mazda looks fantastic.
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I need 1 GD1, 2 pair of ST07 and 1 UB1. Who has them in stock and how soon can I get them
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:59 PM   #9192
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Ok having had this car for 6 months ish now I want to share some feedback

The good:

The car is fast, when it's behaving well it's dialled and super easy to drive, set up changes you feel instantly but it's probably more sensitive to body shells than other cars I have had.

Now, that said, it hasn't been an easy 6 months. To say this car is high maintenance is sugar coating it a bit. If you have time to put into it, can spend hours a week uninterupted wrenching, polishing, maintaining and tweaking your car it'll reward you. If like me you are a weekend racer with a wife and two kids and any time spent on rc at home is viewed with disdain and anger, it'll land you in the s... real quick. Think of it as the super hot girlfriend you dumped because at the end of the day she was too needy, but persisted with for so long because the rewards albeit so few and far between were just borderline addictive, coupled with the oohs and aahs from your peers drooling over what you have.......

anyway

A few gripes:

The online store (not the USA one) is a minefield, not the easiest to navigate paypal checkout isn't instant, you have to get an invoice then manually pay it and the system isn't often updated so your order could be processing for a week but already be sent 3 days ago, or sometimes they go awol for a week and noone knows.

Parts when they do arrive are in non retail packaging, and you sort of open your order seeing a few plastic bags with loose bits and think, I spent $70 on this???

If you live stateside, good for you the US store seems a lot better organised but if you are out of the US freight hurts, how much? $56US for freight on a set of caster doodles I believe I was quoted. *OUCH*

The D2.1S dampers or whatever they are? Guys here love them, for me? DISASTER! They bind up endlessly, I;ve put the old dampers back on my car at least they were reliable. On the initial build getting the o ring and bearing into the shock cap you almost need a machine press, there are seemingly 3 different sets of instructions, one with 2 grub screws, one with a grub screw and some shaft and one with a sponge at the bottom. I don't know what my set was meant to be as it was 4 sets of non descript shocks in unlabelled bags.

This car seems to be failure prone (for me at least) I have had arms warp, cvd's loose pins, even the bearing behind the spur collapse and bind everything up, this is just racing 21.5 How did anyone ever race mod in this?

Chatter on these cars on this thread has well died. I sort of feel like I am wearing last years shoes and all the cool kids have A800's now so all the chatter is in there. The A700 is now effectively 'sloppy seconds' which people reluctantly admit to knowing but dont now.

SO ... will I persist with it? Yes, bottom line it's an engineering bit of art, when it works, it works. However on the regular occasion it acts up it's annoying as all ... I've gone and bought a 2nd car (T3) so that in the event of the inevitable A700 failure, I can at least keep racing, I only get to race once a fortnight at best, and it's no fun being alone in the pits fixing another issue while everyone else is on the track.
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nexxus - id really recommend you try the alloy arms. ever since we've been running them on the A800 the amount of 'on-track' failure has been near zero.

i think its interesting to hear about your wrenching... i'd say over time as your find a setup, this kinda stops or at least slows down. i cannot say i've wrenched much after 2+ years of running the cars, but i do remember the first few months when i'd whole sale my cars often.

dont understand your d2/d2.1 issues. i'd recommend you give them another shot...
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I have had quite the opposite experience with the A700. I had counted on initially having a large number of problems, since the car was such a departure from the chassis I have run for the last decade, and because I purchased my A700's used (which often means inheriting someone else's mistakes). While there were some problems, there were fewer than I usually have when running a new (to me) chassis. Now, after several months of running a pair of A700's, they are already at the point where I can race them, blow them off with the air compressor, and ignore them until the next race day. It took several years for me to get to that point with my previous cars.
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Old 02-28-2016, 02:19 PM   #9195
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Now that it has been out for a little bit, I was curious if anyone has had a chance to run the RFG on asphalt with anything from 17.5 or faster. I'm considering it for my Evo 2 mainly because I'm fascinated at what it may do, but I'm afraid at worse it will just add another thing to maintain (or another thing to go wrong) without much gain in rear traction.
I haven't tried it on asphalt but I tried the RFG on carpet tonight (A700 evo with alloy chassis, 17.5t blinky) and I does generate more rear grip. The car gripped like mad for about 3 minutes then lost grip as the tyre were overheating, I could hear them screeching around the corners. I tried fitting the top deck which help the rear tyres but I lost front grip instead.

I won't be using it on carpet again but later this year when I start racing on asphalt I'll use it as it will probably be a really good upgrade. HTH

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