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Old 12-12-2010, 12:46 PM   #1621
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The only problem is that B-type tires are not available anymore (they were sold with 4 tires, 4 wheels and 4 hard inserts in 1 box), B2-type tires are becomming even difficult to find.
They only provide B3-type tires, they work OK at high temperatures but mostly we can't use them cause it ain't warm ennough.
Good for me i do know where to find 2 complete sets of B-type tires
I allready ordered me some C-type carpet tires, don't know what to expect yet but that we will try out very shortly.
I suppose us Brits are always moaning about the weather here & I wish that the temperatures could be warmer (then we would moan some more about it being too hot! )

I have found that the FF03 hooks up really quickly with the type A's, & sometimes in the summer when a hotter tyre is required (rarely) then Type B's, CS25's, CS27's do well too as we don't have a tyre restriction at club level leastways.
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:29 PM   #1622
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I suppose us Brits are always moaning about the weather here & I wish that the temperatures could be warmer (then we would moan some more about it being too hot! )

I have found that the FF03 hooks up really quickly with the type A's, & sometimes in the summer when a hotter tyre is required (rarely) then Type B's, CS25's, CS27's do well too as we don't have a tyre restriction at club level leastways.

Normally i always use tamiya tires, just to know how the car reacts and handles when competing in tamiya races.
I live in belgium and the weather here isn't that much better then UK but we do have some days that the temperature reaches 30 degrees and therefor i want to have the A,B,B2,B3 and C type indoor carpet tires with different inserts.
It's a huge investment but it gives me the advantage to have the correct tire/insert for each type of weather or track
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:08 PM   #1623
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I ran my FF03 Pro in the TCS Canada race held in Ottawa, Ontario on December 11, 2010 and I managed to place 2nd overall in the FD Touring (FF03) class. I'm now qualified for the Canadian TCS finals. I ran Tamiya B3 tires on all four corners with the Tamiya medium inserts, silver can motor and a 5.0 ratio. The car was brilliant and the body looked sharp thanks to Bodywerx.




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Old 12-12-2010, 07:08 PM   #1624
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Yup, It was a fun weekend.

I painted this one for a friend of mind for the TCS race.
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I really like all the paint jobs!! There is some really sharp looking cars.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:10 PM   #1626
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3 Racng New option
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:15 PM   #1627
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All the 3Racing hop-ups look nice but none are legal for TCS racing.
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All the 3Racing hop-ups look nice but none are legal for TCS racing.

But legal for racing at TITC in Thailand
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:04 PM   #1629
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hey thanks guys for all the help with the tire tips!!!! I ran some jaco blues last race. Anybody has any good tips for a good final drive ratio on carpet ? i have tried 4.7 and it was kinda slow down the straight. anything advise would be allot of help!!!!!
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I think I have every TAMIYA hop up available for Tamiya FF03... LOL...

Anyone know if anything new is coming out soon?? When I was in Japan there was a rumour of a 'high traction' chassis so I am assuming a stiffer plastic tub replacement... my worry though is it might take away from the current traction we get with this fun cars!
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I'll be getting a FF03 pro soon enough and just wondering if the stock Diff halves still have slop in the newer kits. And if so, should I just build it with the aluminum halves.

Also, any other MUST haves before I build?
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I'll be getting a FF03 pro soon enough and just wondering if the stock Diff halves still have slop in the newer kits. And if so, should I just build it with the aluminum halves.

Also, any other MUST haves before I build?
I would get the alum diff halves just for the nice drive cushions that come with them.

They work just awesome and smoothed my car right out.


For FF03 in my opinion this is the requirement upgrades:

1. Sway Bars

2. Diff Outdrives

3. Spur Gear Adapter

4. CVD

After that, everything is just gravy.
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I'll be getting a FF03 pro soon enough and just wondering if the stock Diff halves still have slop in the newer kits. And if so, should I just build it with the aluminum halves.

Also, any other MUST haves before I build?
I had the diff rings slip in the stock plastic hales and have since switched to the alloy version and think they are a good investment. Other upgrades would be the blue alloy spur gear adapter, graphite rear shock stay as it allows a more layed-down shock position, CVD's, clamping hex hubs, DF03 heat sink bars and a small fan to cool the motor, HD servo saver, carbon steering parts. I'd also like to get the alloy servo mounts as the stock plastic bits likely won't last long.

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Old 12-18-2010, 02:53 PM   #1634
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I have just upgraded my FF-03 PRO with all the hop-up parts that are available from tamiya with the exception of the servo stays (that i still need to do).
There is a huge difference between the plastic steering and the alu/carbon steering set, no more sloppy but still very smootly.
I will be testing it tomorrow along with the brand new tamiya type-C (carpet) tires, i'm very curious how the car handles with all the changed parts/tires.

Next week i will be painting my 2 civic body's, hopefully i will be able to upload some pictures of the car/body.
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After testing the full option FF-03 PRO with the new Type-C tires i can only say that the car handles great.
Almost a dream
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