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Old 06-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #2671
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Hi all,

Sorry if it's been covered before, searched but could not find much.

I bought a used FF03 Pro with 3Racing chassis and raced it for the first time yesterday in USGT (21.5t brushless) and it ran great the first 2 heats. My youngest son ran it in the main and he had a few hard hits and it quit moving (or moving very slowly when on the ground) tires seems to spin fine when it's on the pit stand, but just slipping on the ground.

I know it sound like something with the diff/tranny and I did see some oil stain/leak on the front tranny case.

My question is, what's the most worry-free diff/tranny setup for the FF03? I see ball diff options from 3Racing and gear diff options from SpecR (SPR028-GBDFF), as well as Tamiya (54471)?

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Based on my experience racing the FF-03 in my club's 17.5 blinky class, the best solution for me was the Spec-R gear diff running fairly thick diff fluid. The Tamiya ball diff slips even when new and just doesn't work.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:24 AM   #2672
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Thanks Steven,

TQ Racing has this - SPR028-GBDFF - http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=2283 - $31

RC Mart has this - http://www.rcmart.com/spec-spr009ff-...h=595_744_1471 - $26.50

Looks like the TQ Racing is a complete pre-built diff with the tranny cases? Seems like a no-brainer to get the one from TQ Racing, is that the one you are running or what's the difference between the two?

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Old 06-18-2013, 02:07 AM   #2673
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Your best option currently is the Tamiya gear differential, 54471. This includes the steel gears as well as the steel cross-joint. You will need 54398 (FF03 gear case) as well.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:55 AM   #2674
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Best combination for 17.5t blinky is (IMO):

TA-06 Diff with Roche - Heavy Duty Diff Cup Joint for TA05/TA06

To get TA06 diff to fit you need new transmission case:
9008152 FF-03R A Parts

In finland all huge FF11 drivers and mostly all FF03 drivers use TA-06 diff's.

Spec-R diff's were used before but they wouldn't last.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:39 AM   #2675
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Would this car be good to run at the TCS National in GT3 class or should I go with a TA06? As I will be flying out there, I don't want to take more than I need and would like some input from any past winners and maybe some set-ups using a 21.5 motor, as that is the legal motor in the GT3 class. Thank you for any help.

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Old 06-25-2013, 03:48 AM   #2676
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Have anyone seen this new kit from Tamiya... Any news or pics of it yet?

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radio...ssis-kit-84354
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:01 AM   #2677
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Have anyone seen this new kit from Tamiya... Any news or pics of it yet?

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radio...ssis-kit-84354
Good but it's worrying that they still seem to have laydown front dampers. They need to put a normal damper mount on their FF03 soon... It's nice looking but I think it is more difficult to set up and more balljoints means more play in the suspension.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:32 AM   #2678
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Worrying indeed. Haha. But I think I'll stay away from another limited edition tamiya item. My lower deck for the carbon conversion is dead and I can't seem to get a new one. I'm not a happy puppy
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:00 PM   #2679
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Got a question for anybody that has run out at the Tamiya track in Cali. How or what kind of setup did you use and what kind of gearing was used? It seems the lower you go on your gear ratio, the more the car takes to build up speed. Am I correct in this? I'm wanting to run this in GT3 this year, as this is my first time going to Cali, much less a plane, and I need all the help I can get. Thanks,

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:40 AM   #2680
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Translated info

84354 FF-03 EVO Chassis Kit

- 2.5mm thickness, new design carbon chassis. New style from 84314 upper vertical frame of the upgrade set was changed to (2.0mm) deck type.
- L size only, wheelbase front of the battery. Center of gravity of the balance depending on the situation enables after move It can be changed.
- The standard double cardan drive shaft and Giyadefu
- The model is best suited to the race that is equipped.

New design parts
- carbon main chassis (2.5mm thickness)
- carbon upper deck (2.0mm thickness)
- Carbon Rear Shock Stay (3.0mm thick)
- bulk aluminum rear aluminum
- aluminum rear upper arm mount
- aluminum front damper mount
- aluminum steering mount

Main equipment
- TRF damper
- aluminum turn buckle
- bearing
- TRF hex screw
- Gear diff
- Souble joint Cardan drive shaft

August 21st release.

http://kentech.blogs.se/

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Just wondering if anybody had any "binding issues" when using the gear diff and the 417 outdrives? It seems really tight when I turn the wheels, kinda like lobeing. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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I am having trouble using a bl motor on the ff03. I can only mount one motor screw. Is there a way or do I need to grind? I am using a Novak 21.5
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84354 FF-03 EVO Chassis Kit

- 2.5mm thickness, new design carbon chassis. New style from 84314 upper vertical frame of the upgrade set was changed to (2.0mm) deck type.
- L size only, wheelbase front of the battery. Center of gravity of the balance depending on the situation enables after move It can be changed.
- The standard double cardan drive shaft and Giyadefu
- The model is best suited to the race that is equipped.

New design parts
- carbon main chassis (2.5mm thickness)
- carbon upper deck (2.0mm thickness)
- Carbon Rear Shock Stay (3.0mm thick)
- bulk aluminum rear aluminum
- aluminum rear upper arm mount
- aluminum front damper mount
- aluminum steering mount

Main equipment
- TRF damper
- aluminum turn buckle
- bearing
- TRF hex screw
- Gear diff
- Souble joint Cardan drive shaft

August 21st release.

http://kentech.blogs.se/

hehehe... looks like a giant xevo conversion for the mini...
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:55 PM   #2684
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I am having trouble using a bl motor on the ff03. I can only mount one motor screw. Is there a way or do I need to grind? I am using a Novak 21.5
Novak motor tabs are much further in than other BL motors. I.e. Tekin or LRP

I sanded both motor tabs and carbon mount on mine.
http://tamiyatorg.blogspot.com/2012/...raded.html?m=1
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:44 AM   #2685
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Hi Guys,

Need some advice !

Had been a fan of front wheel drive machines since i started this hobby.
Was away for quite awhile and was looking online for FF03..

Came across this combo:

http://www.max-hobbies.com/ff03-spec...etCurrencyId=2

Is this combo worth to get ??


Thank you !
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