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Old 12-30-2010, 03:31 PM   #1681
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Which spur gear adapter do I need for this car. Is it the same as the F1 one?
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Got a super clean FF03 Pro for sale for anyone interested.

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Which spur gear adapter do I need for this car. Is it the same as the F1 one?
The car as it comes in the kit accepts standard spur gears. Many opt for the aluminum hop-up version as it is more true.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:17 PM   #1684
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The car as it comes in the kit accepts standard spur gears. Many opt for the aluminum hop-up version as it is more true.
Thank you. I have that hop up part on the way.
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I've never heard of a fwd touring car before...and I guess this is the 3rd generation from tamiya..... I want one!!

How do fwd car's handle compared to 4wd TC's??
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I've never heard of a fwd touring car before...and I guess this is the 3rd generation from tamiya..... I want one!!

How do fwd car's handle compared to 4wd TC's??
Where have you been all this time?

The front wheel drives handle quite differently to the 4 wheel drives & if you consider that most medium range 'big' cars are front wheel driven, it's easy to 'feel' the handling at 10th scale. Of course the drive at the front will let go under heavy acceleration & understeer under heavy braking.

NeMo & a few other drivers have given tips regarding driving style in other posts, but it is safe to say that as long as you remember to 'feather' the throttle before a corner & 'feed' it back on (don't nail it, because the traction is broken), then you'll find its great fun. I suppose it's all about being smooth & you will find that the racing lines are slightly different allowing for the different drivetrain & performance.

The summary is really, that although they are different to drive, they are brilliant fun (IMHO)
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What's the updated idler gear? How does it differ from the one in the pro kit?
Its a new material (what exactly I am not aware of) It can be tricky to locate at times, but its lasted for the TRF201.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=54262
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I've never heard of a fwd touring car before...and I guess this is the 3rd generation from tamiya..... I want one!!

How do fwd car's handle compared to 4wd TC's??
Masami embarassed a bunch of TC's when the Yokomo YRF-2 came out in the 90s... it was deemed "illegal" a while later. They are awesome though!
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RW Racing Acetal Idler Gear

Tamiya TRF201/FF-03 Reinforced 52T Ball Differential Gear Set

both in stock
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The RW idler gear looks like the hot ticket and $6 isn't too bad. RW make great spur gears and I've used them in the past. The kicker with that idler gear is the $30 shipping to me in Ontario, Canada. And that's the cheapest shipping per the check-out!
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Out of curiosity has anyone tried flipping the rear arms and placing the rear shocks inboard similar to a MO5L. I see it as a tuning/setup option on page 21 of the instructions. Yes I know your not supposed to read them.

I was just wondering if standing the shocks up similar to the MO5 would change the handling much. I might have to try it out.

I run my FF03 in long configuration with a VW Golf body.

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Happy New Year Race Fans!!!

I just picked up a set of C type tires for carpet along with some hard molded foams. Do I rubber cement the foams to the tires or just slap them in and glue them up? Also the c types seem to be a slight larger diameter for the wheel. Is this normal? Any tips on glueing up these tires would really help. I don't want to ruin a new set. Should I use rubber bands?
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The RW idler gear looks like the hot ticket and $6 isn't too bad. RW make great spur gears and I've used them in the past. The kicker with that idler gear is the $30 shipping to me in Ontario, Canada. And that's the cheapest shipping per the check-out!
We're working on getting cheaper shipping to Canada with either USPS first class or smaller priority boxes. Email us at customersupport *at* speedtechrc *dot* com and I'll try and get you a custom (and hopefully lower) quote!
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Where have you been all this time?

The front wheel drives handle quite differently to the 4 wheel drives & if you consider that most medium range 'big' cars are front wheel driven, it's easy to 'feel' the handling at 10th scale. Of course the drive at the front will let go under heavy acceleration & understeer under heavy braking.

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The summary is really, that although they are different to drive, they are brilliant fun (IMHO)
Thanks for all the info, I still really want one of these cars the only thing that is holding me back is that I'll be the only guy with one at the track and no class to race it in......

So idk, are they so cool to drive that I cant go wrong..... also can I run a normal TC body on the car like speed 6's and such...
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Thanks for all the info, I still really want one of these cars the only thing that is holding me back is that I'll be the only guy with one at the track and no class to race it in......

So idk, are they so cool to drive that I cant go wrong..... also can I run a normal TC body on the car like speed 6's and such...
The brilliant thing about fwd is that, setup right... You'll really save on tires!
You'll find that you need to drive more aggressively with less brakes...

It's so easy to setup and run, people will soon be keen to try fwd too... And a class is born.

I have tried with touring shells, only issue is front motor clearance.
Works really well as long as you use super high front downforce shells like R9r... With a substantially trimmed wing.

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