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Old 01-14-2011, 11:59 PM   #1831
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The tamiya Renault Clio shell is seriously ugly. It just doesn't look good
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:39 PM   #1832
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what spur and pinion combo are you all using to get max FDR, ( 64 p )
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:27 PM   #1833
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I think the JAS version may be the short body version. In the TCS rules they just designate FF03 platform and list the bodies. I just wondered if anyone tried running the FF03 in the shortened version.
I've been running the medium wheelbase on carpet and like it. Car doesn't plow in the corners as much for me and I can drive it a little more like a touring car than a mini. Not that a different setup on the long wheel base couldn't produce the same results I just thought I'd try it and see what it did (going shorter).

I'm not up on all the bodies but most I know of (Tom's and Levin Toyotas, 406, 850, Accord, GTI, Civic VTI, JAS Civic, and the Beam's Integra (I think)) are all long. The Clio is medium ... so is that the only shorter body? I really had to hack out the wheel wells on my Accord to get it to work with the medium wheelbase.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:34 PM   #1834
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what spur and pinion combo are you all using to get max FDR, ( 64 p )
TCS max is Spur: 80 tooth, Pinion: 54 for a 3.85. You can get to a 3.82 with a 78 spur if you just want to max out the gearing. On carpet when I try and run that I'm frying eggs on my motors. Going to a 4.3 motors are still a little warmish but at least they are under 200 degrees.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:38 PM   #1835
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Hope some FF03 hotshots come to Omaha for the TCS. I'd really like to see how my car stands up to a good one. I can put mine in the A of our USGT class (21.5 open esc) but can't get anywhere near the front. This is understandable just want to see how I stack up against people running the car/class regularly.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:40 PM   #1836
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Ran my car for the first time this week and I had a blast with it. 80/51 was the ticket. Now I just need to go to a stiff spring up front and get some sway bars. The car rolls way to much, but is really fun to drive. Love it.
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Here's a video from the FWD A-Main. Camera work is a little shakey due to Rockstar

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padailey - Thanks.

rtypec - Good video.
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What body were most racers running at this weekends TCS on the FF03???
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:13 PM   #1840
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Hi,
I just received my FF-03Pro kit and couldn't resist the temptation of building it straight away. Still waiting for the option parts... plan to built it with all the bells and whistles from Tamiya inventories....
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Would a Kimbrough 80t 64p spur fit this car?

Anyone tried Type C tires on carpet?

Thanks!

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My thrust bearing failed on me, there was not enough clearance for the bearing to move freely and it was actually pressed into the diff half. Has anyone had this problem? And has anyone used a another manufactures thrust bearing?
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Would a Kimbrough 80t 64p spur fit this car?

Anyone tried Type C tires on carpet?

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I've tried the new C-type tires (with my FF03 PRO) on carpet, and they provide a lot of traction.
I don't think they are the best choice for the FF03 chassis, cause it gives the car too much traction in the front.
But that's my opinion
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Would a Kimbrough 80t 64p spur fit this car?

Anyone tried Type C tires on carpet?

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Kimbrough spurs work great.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:27 AM   #1845
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installed a new robinson 60T 48 pitch spur and 47t 48 pitch pinion which gives me a 3.something FDR. if the motor heats up fast, i might change to slower motor



and 3racing cf chassis conversion.


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