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Old 01-26-2011, 02:47 PM   #1906
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...a lot of us running the FF03 used weight as a tuning feature to get the cars to stay planted ... Weight varied from 7 grams to 28 grams.
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I spent all that money on Ti and Alu parts only to add $0.05 worth of lead weight?!? haha I know it's not how much weight, but where you add weight.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:41 PM   #1907
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my car was actually on a strict diet.. finally got it working good by the mains..

weight watchers.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:59 PM   #1908
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just want to confirm that universals of ta04/tt01 fits in ff03 or is it partial of trf201 universals...
I'd go with the following from the 417 personally...
TAM51445 - TRF417 wheel axle
TAM51444 - TRF417 cross joint
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TAM54077 - 44mm Aluminium swing shaft
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TAM53724 - 46mm Aluminium swing shaft
depending on your preference.

The 417 uses clips rather than grub screws to hold the cross joint in, frees up the cvd a little.

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Old 01-26-2011, 06:14 PM   #1909
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Doh! News to me!

I spent all that money on Ti and Alu parts only to add $0.05 worth of lead weight?!? haha I know it's not how much weight, but where you add weight.
Yes, I didn't say "all" of us. But, like I said I only started playing with weight when it was cold and rear grip was an issue.
Once it warmed up the weight came off!
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:46 PM   #1910
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So I've been running a FXX body while waiting to have some options before picking out a fwd. Now that theres a few choices, does one have a performance advantage another? The Integra still looks to have more of a race car shape then some, but I only saw one at TCS. Also, are they all made for the long wheel base? Is this a better choice then the short or med? Or are they all the same and just a matter of looks?

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Old 01-28-2011, 02:26 PM   #1911
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I have been running my FF03 with a few of the Tamiya hop-ups and using the TITC tyres on all four corners and have the car handling reasonably well. I really like how when it is pushed it lifts the inside rear wheel. I am also using the Just stock speed controller and 13.5 BL motor, which is the system used at TITC. A 48 pitch 45 tooth pinion with a 65 tooth spur will get you in the ball park, however a smaller spur and larger pinion would be better. The gear cover is not used.

I have found on the tracks I have run, that by standing up the rear shocks and using a stiff swaybar to assist with handling. I have also added the carbon fibre rear stiffeners. The 3Racing ball diff works a treat and I think is better than the Tamiya diff, however I know some are restricted to running Tamiya gear due to TCS.

I don't think the car would be ultra good on a high traction circuit, because of the flex in the plastic chassis. But it works well on lower traction circuits.

I have also been using the Tom's EXIV body, which I think is better than the VW Golf that I was using. I will test a Beams Integra when it is painted. They seem to be very popular in TCS races.

Good luck to those running TITC next month. I had entered but will be unable to attend due to work commitments. It would have been a great opportunity to have met some new faces with similar interests.

If I get time I will take some pictures and post.

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:02 AM   #1912
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Did a quick test run today after adding anti-roll bars all round and adding more rear toe-in, track was only 3c but dry. Found the car to be far better than it was last week on a cold damp track. Still used the pit inters as it was to cold for my new slicks to grip as i left tyre warmers at home. The car was far more positive turning into the corners letting me carry more speed.

Going to be good fun running this car once the warmer weather hits the UK.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:56 PM   #1913
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Did a quick test run today after adding anti-roll bars all round and adding more rear toe-in, track was only 3c but dry. Found the car to be far better than it was last week on a cold damp track. Still used the pit inters as it was to cold for my new slicks to grip as i left tyre warmers at home. The car was far more positive turning into the corners letting me carry more speed.

Going to be good fun running this car once the warmer weather hits the UK.
"Going to be good fun running this car once the warmer weather hits the UK."

What day will that be then John? Ha Ha!

I agree that your car is absolutely on the money... It's responsive & accurate, but felt 'safe' at the same time... no wonder you were giving all but one 4 wheel drive a caning last winter series!
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I just picked up the FF-03 with the civic type-R body. Didn't go for the pro because I have so many of the hops up lying around here as spare parts for my evoV,evoIV, and trf-415(universals, shocks, springs, and lots of Ti screws). I did however get the upgraded steering parts, tb-03 axles(to complete my universals), and aluminium diffs. So is there anything to watch out for while building? (besides the flip the diff over before putting the diff screw in). This car looks like so much fun to drive! Thanks!

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Old 02-04-2011, 09:01 PM   #1916
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Hi guys..

I decide to buy fo3 pro for running on tcs, but i have know idea which esc will be good to use for brush motor...

Since you guys know better, please let me know which is the best esc...

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Old 02-04-2011, 09:53 PM   #1917
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No idea what you can and carn't run in the TCS as we dont have that in the UK but im using a LRP Quantom 2 speedo i brought 2nd hand of ebay for next to nothing.
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I'm using a redundant Nosram Stock Spec brushless esc wired to an HPI Firebolt sealed can motor.
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