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Old 03-11-2012, 09:56 PM   #1966
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As promised, I got my EFX all built up and running. Havn't seen anyone post pics yet for it soooooooo......

P.S. The aluminum motor mount and rear cage fit perfectly, with some small sanding.

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Old 03-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #1967
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What shocks are they?
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:14 PM   #1968
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As promised, I got my EFX all built up and running. Havn't seen anyone post pics yet for it soooooooo......

P.S. The aluminum motor mount and rear cage fit perfectly, with some small sanding.

Looks good. Especially with that shorty in there.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:52 PM   #1969
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but i read the alloy doesnot supposed to fit the exotek chassis? that looks to fit well. what did you have to sand to make fit?

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Old 03-11-2012, 11:48 PM   #1970
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What shocks are they?
Those are the aluminum front shocks for the rc18. Just used the long fgx damper shaft.


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but i read the alloy doesnot supposed to fit the exotek chassis? that looks to fit well. what did you have to sand to make fit?

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Yeah, it won't fit without sanding. The part in question is the motor mount, the rear post in the exotek kit for the top deck moved forward couple mm. The old mount hole on the 3racing part is not used anymore. Just sand that piece down some and sand down a small alignment peg that is on the underside of the mount. all the holes line up. There is a slight overhang of the mount but so does the servo, so not a big deal.
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great pictures, you did a nice job with the build
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:09 AM   #1973
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Well my Exotek FGX chassis and shorty pack are at the post office and should be delivered tomorrow! Now just to order the car...I'm putting together a group order with my local racers so hope to have that ordered by mid week
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Nice paint job. Kinda a hybrid of a Sauber and Mclaren with Rc sponsorships.

How'd you do the CF effect on the rear?
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How'd you do the CF effect on the rear?
its CF patterned vinyl.
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I better finish painting my team car and get some pics of mine up. I went retro McLaren on the new body.
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As promised, I got my EFX all built up and running. Havn't seen anyone post pics yet for it soooooooo......

P.S. The aluminum motor mount and rear cage fit perfectly, with some small sanding.

Full Size Photo's here: Clicky


























Can't wait to hear how it runs!!!
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So I ran my fgx for the first time Saturday. Didn't race as we didn't have enough for an f1 class. My car is a bit of a handful. I think the front end is still to stuff after moving to associated 0.018 1/12 front springs. What is everyone else running in the fe?
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So I ran my fgx for the first time Saturday. Didn't race as we didn't have enough for an f1 class. My car is a bit of a handful. I think the front end is still to stuff after moving to associated 0.018 1/12 front springs. What is everyone else running in the fe?
I'm running soft silver springs, the hop up 35g 1* camber plate and shorty battery forward. I end up getting about 1mm of front droop out that spring and weight bias combo.
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I'm running soft silver springs, the hop up 35g 1* camber plate and shorty battery forward. I end up getting about 1mm of front droop out that spring and weight bias combo.
thanks. i might have to pick some up. has anyone done a 3Racing front spring to "normal" 1/12th scale spring analysis?? i have a box of 1/12th stuff that i rather use if at all possible.

my car is doing a violent front end chatter ( sort of like McLaren's from 2011 ) entering the sweeper off power, and in other high speed sections when getting off power. when i press on the front and rear ends -- the front end feels like the over sprung part of the car.

i''ve tried ASC 0.022 and ASC 0.018 springs. i'm running 3 degree metal plate and the front weight. i'm going to try the 1 degree plate --- but didn't feel like removing a million screws at the track as i wasn't racing.

in my rear end i'm running the std shock, 1 hole pistons and losi 70wt. i've tired the hardest and lightest springs -- didn't make that much of a difference. making the springs softer helped -- but not that much.
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