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Old 02-27-2012, 08:05 PM   #1711
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Troy, have you done any asphalt testing with your chassis yet?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #1712
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Troy, have you done any asphalt testing with your chassis yet?
No. We are still a couple of months away from asphalt. I did however try to plan ahead as we are planning on running them at Timezone (outdoor) and at PIR in Portland. The top deck has 3 levels of flex as options. If needed I will come out with a thinner top deck plate as well.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:00 PM   #1713
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No. We are still a couple of months away from asphalt. I did however try to plan ahead as we are planning on running them at Timezone (outdoor) and at PIR in Portland. The top deck has 3 levels of flex as options. If needed I will come out with a thinner top deck plate as well.

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Keep me posted on your progress, I would definitely be interested in your results. I have taken all bracing off of my car and it is basically a stock chassis but runs the best this way. Would be interested in purchasing a prototype to give you feedback.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:25 PM   #1714
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No. We are still a couple of months away from asphalt. I did however try to plan ahead as we are planning on running them at Timezone (outdoor) and at PIR in Portland. The top deck has 3 levels of flex as options. If needed I will come out with a thinner top deck plate as well.

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As a newbie, should I go ahead and get this upgrade? I have yet to run my car, just finished it (still need the electronics), so I was thinking that maybe I should get it right off the bat.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #1715
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Hey all im going to order a fgx in the next couple of days so my questions are,

1. Does a normal 6 cell battery fit (nimh) ?

2. Do you really need a low profile servo or can u use a normal servo and hold it down with servo tape?

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:54 AM   #1716
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Done!

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Im ready


Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth but, whats ETA on the arms?
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:29 AM   #1717
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Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth but, whats ETA on the arms?
Lookin like a yard sale at texastc's place.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:32 AM   #1718
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Hey all im going to order a fgx in the next couple of days so my questions are,

1. Does a normal 6 cell battery fit (nimh) ?

2. Do you really need a low profile servo or can u use a normal servo and hold it down with servo tape?

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A couple pages back I posted a pic of my full sized servo in my car, the servo saver screw touches the body just a tiny bit.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:17 AM   #1719
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Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth but, whats ETA on the arms?
+1 Ordered the Chassis ... but really need the arms
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:36 AM   #1720
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its a VERy close fit!! I actually think you may be under geared, run into this all of the time in off road especially E buggies. I gotta say that the acceleration is stunning as well as the top end! keep in mind that i am running ceramics which did cool it off about 15*
That is a very tight fit on the pinion. Did you have to modify anything other than the small amount of grinding on the motor mount?

I'm not using ceramics but I keep my bearings clean and use a high quality bearing oil. Hopefully that will give me a similar effect.
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My TP Z3-R doesn't like anything higher than a 35/30 and comes off around 150 at 8 minutes also. FDR is in the 3.7 range right now and the car isn't any slower than it was before finding my temp sweet spot. It just seemed to be drawing more current with the low ratio gearing. FDRs in the High 2s and low 3 made it want to let the magic smoke out. Of course our track is very very short and tight.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #1722
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I had one of the 4mm damper ball studs strip about a half turn from being all the way in on the upper deck. I got it the rest of the way with a tape covered needle nose. I hope I can find a suitable replacement when the time comes. I don't see them listed separately at TQ... yet. (Hint)
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:35 PM   #1723
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+1 Ordered the Chassis ... but really need the arms
No ETA yet on the arms. On the good side I have been running the same set since I made them. On the bad side I have been completely focused on getting out the chassis kit.

I am working on another solution as well and hopefully will have news soon.

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No worries. The chassis is enough! Will run links at Nats.
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That is a very tight fit on the pinion. Did you have to modify anything other than the small amount of grinding on the motor mount?

I'm not using ceramics but I keep my bearings clean and use a high quality bearing oil. Hopefully that will give me a similar effect.
I had to move the deck post on the backside as well as grind some of the upper deck off but if you have a ballistic you dont have to worry about that.
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