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Old 12-31-2012, 01:40 AM   #2581
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Brief writeup of my FF03R (Upgraded).



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Old 12-31-2012, 02:05 AM   #2582
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Hi guys,

I was wondering what was the F/R weight distribution on the FF03. I don't own one but I need a ballpark for a project of mine. No guessing please, just someone who took 2 scales and did the math with a stock ff03 on rubber tires, with 5mm -ish ride height and 5000-ish lipo. Thanks in advance ! I'll go and ask the same question on the Serpent thread.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:28 PM   #2583
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hey guys. Just got my FF03 carbon upgrade last week. I built it and gave it a few runs on my local track here in Malaysia. Observations are:

Tons of steering! The car just loves the corners now. I'm not quite used to it and ended up steering into all the curbs initially! It's also a lot more precise when taking long sweepers.

The standard TRF springs seem to be a little too hard for the front. The track i run on is a little bumpy. On the FF03 Pro, i had no issues really but with the carbon upgrade the car seems to bounce quite a lot on those sections. I'm picking up some Ride matched springs later today and hopefully this weekend i'll go experiment with them.

Anyone else have any feedback?
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hey guys. Just got my FF03 carbon upgrade last week. I built it and gave it a few runs on my local track here in Malaysia. Observations are:

Tons of steering! The car just loves the corners now. I'm not quite used to it and ended up steering into all the curbs initially! It's also a lot more precise when taking long sweepers.

The standard TRF springs seem to be a little too hard for the front. The track i run on is a little bumpy. On the FF03 Pro, i had no issues really but with the carbon upgrade the car seems to bounce quite a lot on those sections. I'm picking up some Ride matched springs later today and hopefully this weekend i'll go experiment with them.

Anyone else have any feedback?
where is your track? I dont have any local guys to play with

My FF03 is always outgunned by the Sakura Zero S all round.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:11 PM   #2585
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Glanmarie RCC in Malaysia. A whole bunch of FF cars out there every Saturday.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:40 PM   #2586
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Glanmarie RCC in Malaysia. A whole bunch of FF cars out there every Saturday.
I'm mostly at Titiwangsa anyways.

Also, since you said that there are a whole bunch of FF guys there, have you tried asking them for help?
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Question on gearing, what's the lowest possible fdr using tamiya spur and pinion? Saw a post 2 yrs ago that its 80t spur and 54t pinion, for what tamiya car did the 80t spur came from?
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I'm looking for a touring car body that fits the FF-03. I tried the mazda speed 6, doesn't look so great. Does Tamiya have a body for the car that similar to a touring car? or is there an existing touring car body that's better suited. The problem is the fact that the front tires are so far back and the rear tires are so far back. I need a body that compensates for everything placed up front on a FF03.

Please help. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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That's strange. If you go back quite some posts in this thread there's someone who managed to fit a speed 6 body on an FF03. And it looked might good too. Didn't notice anything strange with the position of body on the chassis.
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I'm looking for a touring car body that fits the FF-03. I tried the mazda speed 6, doesn't look so great. Does Tamiya have a body for the car that similar to a touring car? or is there an existing touring car body that's better suited. The problem is the fact that the front tires are so far back and the rear tires are so far back. I need a body that compensates for everything placed up front on a FF03.

Please help. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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I use the Mazda 6 on my ff03.. U have to remove/shave down the bumper and have the body posts in the upper position in the front... I'll try post a pic of it!!!
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Here are some pics of my new body shells :-)




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Hi guys,

I was wondering what was the F/R weight distribution on the FF03. I don't own one but I need a ballpark for a project of mine. No guessing please, just someone who took 2 scales and did the math with a stock ff03 on rubber tires, with 5mm -ish ride height and 5000-ish lipo. Thanks in advance ! I'll go and ask the same question on the Serpent thread.
anyone ?
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:35 PM   #2594
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Hey guys, I'm working on my FF03R and cannot seem to find any BA7 screws in any of the RC parts bag. This is the countersunk head 3x12mm. Has anyone had the same experience.

Also, how much do I have to sand the front damper stay piece that goes over the gear case. Do I have to keep sanding until it sits over the gear case without touching the sides at all? Right now I sanded a lot and it still requires me to force it down to keep the damper stay and gear case down on chassis.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:28 AM   #2595
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Anyone know if there's any other outdrives that fit the FF03r gear diff that are harder and maybe uses blades... My FF03 eats em for breakfast!! 15packs on indoor track with boosted 17.5 is all they last!
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