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Old 01-28-2013, 01:24 AM   #2596
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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!
Not sure dude. But I'm having the same problem as well. I'm gonna remove them and compare to the TOP Racing steel out drives. Might need some shimming to fit. Will let you know if it works...
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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!
The crummy part is you have to open up the gearcase, then the gear diff just to replace the outdrives. That's why I use ball diff on my FF03 Pro with stock plastic outdrives. Its been a year and Im just on my second set of outdrives. Running 13.5 non boosted.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:35 AM   #2598
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Guys I have an XV-01 Pro which is somewhat similar to FF03, meaning motor is in front, although its 4wd. With the weigh in front, rear steps out quite easily. I've learned to keep power on through turns to keep the rear in line.

What I would like is for some tips to make it more forgiving, when I do make a mistake.

Questions, What are you guys doing with FF03 to minimise over steer?
1. Softer rear suspension?
2. More camber?
3. More toe in?
4. Lower roll centre?
5. Add weight to rear end?

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:14 PM   #2599
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Guys I have an XV-01 Pro which is somewhat similar to FF03, meaning motor is in front, although its 4wd. With the weigh in front, rear steps out quite easily. I've learned to keep power on through turns to keep the rear in line.

What I would like is for some tips to make it more forgiving, when I do make a mistake.

Questions, What are you guys doing with FF03 to minimise over steer?
1. Softer rear suspension?
2. More camber?
3. More toe in?
4. Lower roll centre?
5. Add weight to rear end?

Thanks!
In my FF03 Pro, Im running -1 Camber all around with Sorex 36R. HPI (blue marked springs, black coated). Longer droop settings up front. I think you should try softer springs up front if the XV01 is nose heavy and lessen you steering EPA and try some sorex tyres.
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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!
Are you using #51466 now. The TA06 ones that came with the R?

Not sure when #54471 comes out. (found here http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/rcp...=desc&offset=1)

Will #51469 work? I'm not sure
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Are you using #51466 now. The TA06 ones that came with the R?

Not sure when #54471 comes out. (found here http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/rcp...=desc&offset=1)

Will #51469 work? I'm not sure
Well its not the internal that is the problem, it's the outdrives!! I already use the #54471 and it solves the issue with broken internal gears... Now I'm in search for some heavy duty outdrives that would last more than 10-15 packs...
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The trf417 outdrives doesn't fit... They are different length left and right.
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My bad... Thought you meant the internals.. #54471 seems to be a new diff unit, hopefully it has some upgraded outdrives and not the butter soft originals!
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The trf417 outdrives doesn't fit... They are different length left and right.
I use 2 short outdrives joints from the 417. They fit for the ff03 gear diff. No issues so far.
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I use 2 short outdrives joints from the 417. They fit for the ff03 gear diff. No issues so far.
Sweet! Just ordered 2 packs of tamiya #54425, steel outdrive... If they hold up for modified in a 417, it should hold up for a carbon converted FF03R with boosted 17.5....
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Hi, can I use those 417 steel outdrives on my TA06 Pro? Output shafts are in different lengths though.

What parts do I need if I want to use gear diff on my FF03 pro?
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Hi, can I use those 417 steel outdrives on my TA06 Pro? Output shafts are in different lengths though.

What parts do I need if I want to use gear diff on my FF03 pro?
you'd need the TA06 rear gear diff, FF03R diff housing and 2 packs of the 417 steel outdrives (use the shorter one and chuck out the longer one).
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Hi, any idea when the parts for the FF upgrade set will be sold individually? I'm specifically looking for the front middle bulkhead, part ref# 13458069

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For the upgrade parts, I set my car as Jilles' setting and it works even better than the original plastic chassis!
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Hey guys, I have a question about the rear suspension. I'm currently working on my FF-03R and the rear looks way too low, about 2mm off the ground. I installed the dampers and made sure that everything was built exactly the same on all 4. I checked the position of the suspension arms to make sure they were installed the right way. I am using the stock mounting locations as shown in the manual. I followed the correction included in the kit that tells you to use a J11 spacer instead of BA25 on the ball connector. The only thing I can think of is the spacing on the damper between V5 and the bottom blue cap of BB23. I screwed it down until I got 10.5mm on all four dampers. This went a little past where the threads end on the piston rod.

Does the damper piston have anything to do with this problem or is this normal? I don't see any no issues with the front. Everything seems to be fine and there is about 2.5 times more ground clearance than my rears. I also noticed that the 3x10mm screw on the front arms are barely making contact to the chassis, which I assume is correct. The rears are slightly above the chassis and not making contact. The arms are pointing slightly upward as well.

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