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Old 05-03-2011, 12:30 PM   #2116
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Can you use this car for drifting or do you really need a 4wd like the TA05 or TB03D?
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:50 PM   #2117
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Can you use this car for drifting or do you really need a 4wd like the TA05 or TB03D?
Nope, you need 4wd to push the back out as the front pulls.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:22 PM   #2118
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If you'd have a handbrake you could do this but no. No drifting.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:51 PM   #2119
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The FF03 is my first in-board suspension car. I've been looking at the front suspension for tuning opportunities/possibilities.

Calling all IFS experts!!!

On "normal" suspension cars, I can lay down or stand up the shocks depending on the feeling I require. I can't see this kind of option with the in-board shocks.

Changing the lower position of the shock seems possible.

Does changing the length of the link between the lower suspension arm and rocker make a difference? If so, what kind of difference?

I'll test this the next time on at the track, but I'm just trying to do a little arm-chair engineering.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:00 PM   #2120
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The FF03 is my first in-board suspension car. I've been looking at the front suspension for tuning opportunities/possibilities.

Calling all IFS experts!!!

On "normal" suspension cars, I can lay down or stand up the shocks depending on the feeling I require. I can't see this kind of option with the in-board shocks.

Changing the lower position of the shock seems possible.

Does changing the length of the link between the lower suspension arm and rocker make a difference? If so, what kind of difference?

I'll test this the next time on at the track, but I'm just trying to do a little arm-chair engineering.
Changing the bottom position has a similar effect (may need to re-adjust the link), whilst adding shims to the rocker is similar to moving the top positon. At least, that's how I understand it!

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Old 05-03-2011, 06:11 PM   #2121
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What Ed said.

The pushrod is turned to adjust ride hight and NOT the spring collar. If you adjust the ride hight with the collar. The rocker will move thus changing the progressivenes and springrate also.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:59 AM   #2122
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....the manual also shows the effect of the spacers on the rocker arms....
page 14 in both the pro and standard FF03 manuals
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:55 PM   #2123
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....the manual also shows the effect of the spacers on the rocker arms....
page 14 in both the pro and standard FF03 manuals
hahahaha cheers.

I guess I should read the manual with more detail. That's got the question answered.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:51 AM   #2124
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Still love the TOMS EXIV body

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Old 05-06-2011, 07:39 AM   #2125
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I had this Tom's Exiv on FF01.
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I think Tamiya re-release the Tom's Exiv body but I don't remember if there was a decal set with the body.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:37 PM   #2127
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Had some more track time with my FF03. Since running it the last time I've added sway-bars and the carbon rear shock towers. I've also put in a 21.5 turn with boost and turbo ESC. The car has become, for want of a better work, AMAZING. Just need to perhaps change the FDR as the motor was a tad hot.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #2128
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my ff03 pro, only changes i have made is alu spurgear mount, alu outdrives, reinforced gears in the transmission and cvd`s
just need to mount the esc and do the wiring and its ready to go!

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Old 05-14-2011, 05:07 PM   #2129
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I just wanted to find out whats the value of a used FF03 roller (not a pro version!) with a good Honda Civic body
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has anyone encountered any handling irregularities using the stock plastic tub chassis from the FF03 pro kit? is the carbon tub chassis and/or 3racing carbon chassis conv kit nice to haves or must have items? thanks....
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