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Old 06-25-2010, 07:30 AM   #481
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Why would you want to use a Porsche shell?
The Porsche is the required body for the GT4 (FF03 only) exhibition race in the TCS North American Finals
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:51 AM   #482
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The Porsche is the required body for the GT4 (FF03 only) exhibition race in the TCS North American Finals
OK, I wont comment.
Must be a logical reason behind it ?

And to think of the arguments and disputs we had when they allowed the Skyline R32 on to the FWD FF01 chassis back in the 90's.
But then again the Skyline R32 was the dominant shell until they discovered the shorter Clio set up (which I hated) was quicker on tighter tracks.

Mine will be used in an open class here, so may even used a PF Mazda shell.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:59 AM   #483
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Ok it was going to happen sooner or later , just ordered the FF03 pro and golf gti shell just trying to find a scale looking rear wing now as i can not find that suzuki on on ebay.

Once the bedworth summer series has finished we should have 3 cars running when my mate has sundays free from work. Going to run them in the 17.5/27t 1400g class using 27t motors and lipo's as we will be racing just for fun.
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thinking of running the cirtix combo, but it seems like the optimal gearing for it is around 3.5. What spur/pinion combo should I use? I have a 82 spur, so I need to get a pinion range of 58-61T. The question is, that those big pinions might block the access to the motor screws. I know there are holes in pinions such as PRS, so thought I can access it through there. But just in case... did anybody try such huge pinions?
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:49 AM   #485
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Clickee!

On another note, we just got another batch of kits in...
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Quit pimping your store on the forum. I think it's rude to only post things for sale.






You and Jeff better be stocked for the end of August on parts!
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You and Jeff better be stocked for the end of August on parts!
Whaaa? But you told us to! And we're also providing valuable set up information!

You know we will be stocked on the hop ups when they are available...

....in fact, I hear some titanium screw kits are on their way....
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thinking of running the cirtix combo, but it seems like the optimal gearing for it is around 3.5. What spur/pinion combo should I use? I have a 82 spur, so I need to get a pinion range of 58-61T. The question is, that those big pinions might block the access to the motor screws. I know there are holes in pinions such as PRS, so thought I can access it through there. But just in case... did anybody try such huge pinions?
Last weekend David Jun of Tamiya was testing his FF03 and found the optimum gearing was at 3.75 using the silver can. That was achieved using an 88 spur and 61 pinion. I also purchased that set up and the pinion does block the screws to the motor. It appears you have to carefully set the mesh with lightly tightened motor screws, remove the pinion then fully tighten the motor screws and re-install the pinion gear. Btw - Dave's car kicked ass on the Tamiya track- very impressive.
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Last weekend David Jun of Tamiya was testing his FF03 and found the optimum gearing was at 3.75 using the silver can. That was achieved using an 88 spur and 61 pinion. I also purchased that set up and the pinion does block the screws to the motor. It appears you have to carefully set the mesh with lightly tightened motor screws, remove the pinion then fully tighten the motor screws and re-install the pinion gear. Btw - Dave's car kicked ass on the Tamiya track- very impressive.
Hmmmm....I'll be running with a silver can on Sunday and will just bring all my spurs and pinions...

Not knowing any better I would have geared 5.6 or something.
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Not yet finished build but do have both the 306 and 406 shells unpainted.
Had a quick measure up with the Vectra, and it looks to fit if you trim the bumper.
Just checked with a FF01 and it juuuust doesn't fit. The Vectra was for a FF01 so I don't see any probs and that 406 is too damn ugly (proportion wise that is).
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Anybody know the proper wheelbase setup of the Beams Integra?

I have an FF01 but I might have to spring for one of these FF03s... they look SO sweet
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my FF03 came home today. now time to start building and get the SX4 mounted up!
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Hiya folks,

I tried running the ff03 pro in the local Tamiya Asia Cup series race in the supersport class. Sport tune motors and tamiya stock(101 or 104) esc must be used. There is also a fixed ratio that all drivers must abide by. However, the ff03 runs terribly at 6.5 final drive ratio.

I also tried running the car with a team wave rbs and lrp 13.5t motor...

Setup is simple, just limit front droop to NOTHING! so that there is no front to rear weight transfer upon acceleration. Otherwise, front drive will be affected and acceleration will be dead slow. Also, diff setup(plastic diff) needs to be super tight or it will slip. D-shaped diff rings will help.

I also realised that a sedan bodyshell sucks! Too much downforce in the rear makes the car super lazy around turns... Bought a sx4 to rectify this... Have a vw golf and civic too...

Have fun cos I sure did!

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Hiya folks,

I tried running the ff03 pro in the local Tamiya Asia Cup series race in the supersport class. Sport tune motors and tamiya stock(101 or 104) esc must be used. There is also a fixed ratio that all drivers must abide by. However, the ff03 runs terribly at 6.5 final drive ratio.

I also tried running the car with a team wave rbs and lrp 13.5t motor...

Setup is simple, just limit front droop to NOTHING! so that there is no front to rear weight transfer upon acceleration. Otherwise, front drive will be affected and acceleration will be dead slow. Also, diff setup(plastic diff) needs to be super tight or it will slip. D-shaped diff rings will help.

I also realised that a sedan bodyshell sucks! Too much downforce in the rear makes the car super lazy around turns... Bought a sx4 to rectify this... Have a vw golf and civic too...

Have fun cos I sure did!

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Thanks for the report. similar approach was taken for the m03/05 to limit the front droop. I am also going to test rear anti squat to further strengthen the effect.

I have a feeling that you won't be able to get 100% out of this car using the same tire/insert front to back. With so little weight in the rear, you need a softer tire/insert to compensate I think.
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Should have mine Monday. Have a ff01 and can't wait fir this one. I have the civic and both volkswagon original bodies too. Everyone should start posting their bodies here once they are done!
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