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Old 10-25-2010, 09:23 AM   #1396
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I am using the stock plastic outdrives, and for TCS racing with silver can motors I don't see the need to upgrade to alloy outdrives.

So......what length bones do I need with the plastic outdrives? Tamiya stuff isn't cheap and I don't want to buy the wrong size.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:38 AM   #1397
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Thanks for all the info guys, I think I am going to go with the vanilla FF03, and will upgrade at a later stage. Does the vanilla one come with an ESC? On the Tamiya USA site it does not say anything specific...and most of the vendor sites are not clear...
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I am using the stock plastic outdrives, and for TCS racing with silver can motors I don't see the need to upgrade to alloy outdrives.

So......what length bones do I need with the plastic outdrives? Tamiya stuff isn't cheap and I don't want to buy the wrong size.
46mm will work. Get the 44mm if you are going to use the aluninum outdrive and the plastice sleve with the lock nut that come with the outdrive kit. 46mm will work with aluninum outdrive only if you change that two parts to the 416 metal nut and diff bolt.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:13 PM   #1399
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I am using the stock plastic outdrives, and for TCS racing with silver can motors I don't see the need to upgrade to alloy outdrives.

So......what length bones do I need with the plastic outdrives? Tamiya stuff isn't cheap and I don't want to buy the wrong size.
I'm running 44's on stock outdrives. 46's were too long and hit the diff nut with the stock suspension mount set up.
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The whole 44 vs 46 thing is weird. I have been running 46 with the stock diff and outdrives for quite some time and everything is fine.

I have all the parts to build a sweet new diff (Aluminum outdrives, 416 screw/nut, TRF201 balls & plates for thrust bearing, etc.), but the stocker just won't fail.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:18 AM   #1401
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here are some bodies i did for my ffo3, not the best pictures, i have put in body lines doors and hood, also painted all the plastic, put the decals and then hand cut all the extra clear, so now the decals look like individually placed hope you like, which one to run first



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The whole 44 vs 46 thing is weird. I have been running 46 with the stock diff and outdrives for quite some time and everything is fine.

I have all the parts to build a sweet new diff (Aluminum outdrives, 416 screw/nut, TRF201 balls & plates for thrust bearing, etc.), but the stocker just won't fail.
yeah, thats usually when you dont need the parts, when you have em.. i would hold on to em
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:44 AM   #1403
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Here's mine. Picture taken 3 years ago with Sony Ericsson C902 mobile phone.
Still unrun this body..


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Zarazdude, you need to paint another body cuz I wouldn't race any of those other 4, they are just too nice!

Not sure why I'm liking all these Ford Escort bodies but I am!

I knew Fordmike would be all over it tho.

Is the Repsol body from Tamiya?
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I can't help it. I'm a FORD Whore! Yes, I believe it's a Tamiya. They issued several throughout the years with different team schemes. They're all discontinued. I almost picked one up locally,but had been sold to someone in Australia I'm still hoping Tamiya will at least reissue the 190mm Focus...
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I can't help it. I'm a FORD Whore! Yes, I believe it's a Tamiya. They issued several throughout the years with different team schemes. They're all discontinued. I almost picked one up locally,but had been sold to someone in Australia I'm still hoping Tamiya will at least reissue the 190mm Focus...
The Repsol Escort Cosworth is a Tamiya body. they also released a Michelin Pilot (British Championship version) and the original Ford factory WRC colours version.

Very cool shells. I hope they re-release them.

One of my friends has a 1:1 Cossie. Very fast car, when it's not broken.
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I can't help it. I'm a FORD Whore! Yes, I believe it's a Tamiya. They issued several throughout the years with different team schemes. They're all discontinued. I almost picked one up locally,but had been sold to someone in Australia I'm still hoping Tamiya will at least reissue the 190mm Focus...
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Close enough. Just looking for something narrower than my 200mm HPI Focus
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Hey all,

Here are some photos of my new (to me) FF03 Pro. I just finished rebuilding it and as now painting up an Alfa 156 body to use this weekend at the Canadian TCS race. Probably not the best time to learn to drive a brand new car, but I'm going to race to learn, not win.

Enjoy. Pics of body coming when it's done.



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