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Old 07-12-2010, 12:50 PM   #661
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26mm is the standard basic Tamiya width.
24mm is the worldwide recognised legal race tyre for most championships.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:18 PM   #662
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Remember the super narrow that people used to run 8 - 10 years ago? I recall there were 21mm.

This chassis looks pretty solid, much improved compares to FF02. Although FF01 was still a decent chassis.

Civic body is a nice touch, Tamiya defintely picked the right one for re-release. Too bad they did not choose the other Civic kits, I recall there was a Mugen, Jaccs, etc.
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Remember the super narrow that people used to run 8 - 10 years ago? I recall there were 21mm.

This chassis looks pretty solid, much improved compares to FF02. Although FF01 was still a decent chassis.

Civic body is a nice touch, Tamiya defintely picked the right one for re-release. Too bad they did not choose the other Civic kits, I recall there was a Mugen, Jaccs, etc.
Weren't those HPI's and HotLaps?
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:25 PM   #664
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Nice Run! where is that holy grail of a track at?
Race World Hawaii, in Kunia (near Honolulu).
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Race World Hawaii, in Kunia (near Honolulu).
So it's in Island if Oahu, Common everyone, let's go!
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I wonder if this will work?
Tamiya #50959 BODY SET TOYOTA MR-S RACING

Convert it to short wheel base?
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I wonder if this will work?
Tamiya #50959 BODY SET TOYOTA MR-S RACING

Convert it to short wheel base?
Should work, even if you have to play with the swing arm spacers.
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Any idea what motor may be chosen for the GT4 class at the TCS Nats? Was there a Fred sighting at the track this past weekend?

My FF03 should be arriving at my LHS today.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:32 PM   #669
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I've build my FF03 and it was a plesure to build, i've installed some electronics but still have to solder the wires to my ESC.
I will be testing the car tomorrow with a silvercan motor and with a nissan GT-R body (had to remove the foam bumper to make the body fit).
I know it's not a front wheel drive but i like that body a lot

I think i need to add an extra spacer on the front upper link (on the side of the diff housing) as the camber is to much when it turns into corners.
But i need to test it first before i make some changes to the car settings
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:38 PM   #670
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Questions??

This may sound a bit "STUPID" but has anyone tried running the trf 201 slipper to prevent idler gear failure? Being that the tranny was designed with one and the TRF201 runs on dirt/grass (depending on where you live) therefore the grip is not as extreme as with the FF03 cars running on asphalt with rubber tires (with no slipper).

Just a weird thought.
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you had idle gear gear failure?

i do reverse and then jam into drive all day and i have no problems
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you had idle gear gear failure?

i do reverse and then jam into drive all day and i have no problems
That's what you do all day?

I'm jealous!
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That's what you do all day?

I'm jealous!
yea pretty much. I Let my buddies drive it on weekends when we wait for people to show up at my place. They usually crash it into a tire, do crazy burnouts reverse and forward for life of the battery. So maybe 30 min or so of beating on the car and its still holding up pretty well.
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Default Trf201 slipper in a ff03

Hiya folks,

A slipper might be an interesting add-on if you run super hot motors like 4.5-5.5 brushless... However, do realize that it's technically disallowed in on-road(no traction control device).

If anything, I think it would help save your tranny and diff halves( those alu diff halves would butterfly if you whack hard).

However, you might actually lose front traction. Already, it being a fwd, forward acceleration is limited, a slipper may or may not aggravate it.

Do try it and share your findings!

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Well I have "talked" (emailed) with Tamiya Japan, being that the US tech support is so awesome And they have stated that they are looking into it as it seems to be a recurring problem. I also asked, as I stated before the correlation between Offroad w/ slipper vs. Onroad w/o Slipper. So once i hear anything I will let you guys know. I am sure it will trickle through Tamiya USA should there be a recourse.
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