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Old 01-02-2011, 07:42 PM   #1711
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Can anyone tell me where I can get white lettered tires like this?

I believe the white lettering on the tire is actually part of the sticker set for the XEiV bodyshell
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I believe the white lettering on the tire is actually part of the sticker set for the XEiV bodyshell
hmmm I wander if I can order that sheet seperate....
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No I built them to the size in the instructions. Wouldn't lenghthening the push rod make the car taller?.
I think that depends on the amount of preload.
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Since we brought up bodies I chose the Beams Integra
Me too! That takes the bumper, although I had to shave a little off the sides to let it fit & I hear it's quite a popular shell for its aerodynamics, etc.

My son runs an old (HPI) BTCC Astra which also takes the bumper & that handles brilliantly, but I can't find them anywhere anymore...
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:01 AM   #1715
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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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thats my current set up... the weight is more center and the car handles well in corners plus you get to save your TRF shocks from hitting as it is in the inside part of the chassis
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thats my current set up... the weight is more center and the car handles well in corners plus you get to save your TRF shocks from hitting as it is in the inside part of the chassis
I am changing mine over tonight and hopefully if the weather god's are good, will get to test at the track tomorrow.

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Me too! That takes the bumper, although I had to shave a little off the sides to let it fit & I hear it's quite a popular shell for its aerodynamics, etc.

My son runs an old (HPI) BTCC Astra which also takes the bumper & that handles brilliantly, but I can't find them anywhere anymore...
im using a beams integra shell and i did not shave any of the bumper foams...
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I am having problems with clearance for my dogbones on a stock FF03. Its almost as if the drive side bone does not have enough room when the wheel is turned. I talked to a local racer and he said I have to build it and install it differently from the instructions.

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I am having problems with clearance for my dogbones on a stock FF03. Its almost as if the drive side bone does not have enough room when the wheel is turned. I talked to a local racer and he said I have to build it and install it differently from the instructions.

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You built the diff wrong. You missed the part where your supposed to flip the diff and then put the screw in. I did the exact same thing.
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Another diff build victim ... lol

Hands up who HASN'T built it wrong
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Thanks for the support guys, I feel much better. Time to turn it around. lol..
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Yes, I'm one of those who have done it too, although I didn't spot the mistake until the diff had unscrewed itself & burned the diff balls!

As a result of this little omission, I have bought the 3Racing diff & I have an option of Ceramic or Tungsten Carbide diff balls... I'd like your thoughts as to which is best? I'm also awaiting arrival of the hardened diff (may as well go the whole hog while I'm at it )
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Another diff build victim ... lol

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I've done it on a TA05
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Can anyone tell me where I can get white lettered tires like this?
I put these decals on the tires specifically for bookshelf display. If you plan to run them and keep them intact you have to run a hard insert. If not they will be destroyed the first time you take a turn at speed. Tamiya does not sell them seperate from the body set decal sheets,you have to buy the whole set.
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I believe the white lettering on the tire is actually part of the sticker set for the XEiV bodyshell
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I put these decals on the tires specifically for bookshelf display. If you plan to run them and keep them intact you have to run a hard insert. If not they will be destroyed the first time you take a turn at speed. Tamiya does not sell them seperate from the body set decal sheets,you have to buy the whole set.
Get a hold of Sean at http://tqrcracing.com/ for separate tire logo stickers.
I've seen them in his shop.

Tell him 'cuda sent ya.
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