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Old 07-03-2010, 04:18 AM   #571
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Stopped building my car until a screw kit gets here, not overly impressed with the machine cross head screws as i rounded off two heads already.
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:06 AM   #572
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I had no problem with mine. Used Tamiya Craft Tools set. Item 74085.
Went along quite well, except for some suspensionarm mixup...
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:21 AM   #573
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:24 AM   #574
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I was wondering would this motor be to much for the ff03 pro, the Castle Creations 1/10 Sidewinder Sport ESC + 5700 kV or should I get the 4600.I was also wondering would the hpi xpattern tires fit the rims that come with it? I was also thinkng about using a vxl esc and motor, would that fit?
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:26 AM   #575
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whoa, you went all out eh?

let us know how those m05 reinforced wheel axle fit.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:40 AM   #576
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Are those ride wheels nylon or hard plastic?
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:52 PM   #577
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Has enyone tried an Ezrun type motor in the FF-03 yet? I'm guessing from the pictures I've seen, and the issues that have been reported regarding the fitment of many BL motors, that it's unlikely that the Ezrun will fit without some sort of modification/spacer?
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:01 PM   #578
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If you use the 3650M motor, it might clear the motor plate, since the wires point upwards. The problem with the 3650 motor is the configuration of the solder tabs.
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What ESC/motor combo did you go for?
I bought Xerun 60A with Team Powers 13.5t 3000kv sensored motor for mine. Just finished building it and watch out for the suspension arms, easy to switch them around. (I did first time around... ) For testdrive tomorrow i took Ezrun 3000kv system and receiver from my M04. For body i will use Tamiya Peugeot 406. Looking forward to testing it. We decided to run foams on ours, got a new pair of 26mm 37 shore ATS front and 30mm 35 shore ATS for rear. We also allow sauce on tires, will use Paragon ground effects on mine.
Will post pictures of my car later.
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I just got this GTI body also and I'm waiting for my chassis. I'm also waiting on some sweet rims and tires.



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Old 07-03-2010, 06:27 PM   #581
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Hey Guys, I got the speedpassion cirtix club spec system from speedtech yesterday. Thanks speedtech for the fast processing and delivery. The system seems to work great in the ff03, however the motor still has the same fitment problem as every other motor out there with the exception of the SP V3 with the plugs on the back. I ended up using the front have of a blown up epic 2 as a spacer and now I can fit any motor in the car without grinding or modifications to the chasis.

A quick comparison between the cirtix club spec and the tekin speedo's.
I ran the first run with the tekin and a 21.5 with the boost and turbo on, and the car was fast, then I swapped out the tekin for the cirtix with the 17.5 it came with and lap times were just a hare slower but the car was very well in control not a lot of wheel spin and great consistancy and temps were in the 130-140 range. I also ran the car with the hpi x-patterns and the car was really good on them, keep in mind this is a carpet track so results may vary with tires and gearing. Geard at 86/59.
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I have to post up and share a new development from the TA track today, with big thanks to Steve Valenzuela at R1 Wurks. He shared with me a new motor fan, with a special clamp-type mount that encircles the motor, and blows the big air right at the end of the motor. We've been running Johnson motors with pretty tall gearing in practice at TA, and this was worth about 15 degrees of lower motor temp. With a gear change, I managed to gear the FF to where I could keep up with the fastest guys today, and between the gearing and the fan got the Johnson motor temp to about 140. Big deal, I know you BL guys are saying, but we're figuring that we'll have to run a Johnson or something for motor at the Nationals in August.
The mounting ring and bracket holds the motor right over the end of the can, with enough room to mount your motor wires and capacitors, and doesn't add any meaningful weight to that side of the car. This motor-fan mount also would appear to work very nicely for the Mini chassis cars that use these motors too. So yeah, I'm plugging shamelessly. I took some pics after I completed the install--hope they look good to you. All I can say is, the lower motor temps looked pretty good to me.
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Guys...driving the FF03 is FUN These cars are good out of the box. We ran silver cans today and honestly don't feel the need to go any faster. Cars were nose to tail for 10-15 minute runs and had an absolute blast. Hardly any wear on parts and can go on one set of tires all day. Awesome stuff and it was great running with all of the front wheel guys today, I haven't had that much fun running in ages.
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let us know how those m05 reinforced wheel axle fit.
They fit.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:57 AM   #585
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whoa, you went all out eh?

let us know how those m05 reinforced wheel axle fit.
Yeah, I bought all the available options at the time when I ordered.

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Are those ride wheels nylon or hard plastic?
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What ESC/motor combo did you go for?
I bought Xerun 60A with Team Powers 13.5t 3000kv sensored motor for mine. Just finished building it and watch out for the suspension arms, easy to switch them around. (I did first time around... ) For testdrive tomorrow i took Ezrun 3000kv system and receiver from my M04. For body i will use Tamiya Peugeot 406. Looking forward to testing it. We decided to run foams on ours, got a new pair of 26mm 37 shore ATS front and 30mm 35 shore ATS for rear. We also allow sauce on tires, will use Paragon ground effects on mine.
Will post pictures of my car later.
Haven't bought any combo yet, but most likely I will go for a Cirtix 13.5T.

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