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Old 10-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #226
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So back to my original question: I plan on getting an FGX and racing it on our local indoor carpet track. Of the different compound Ride rubber tires that 3Racing offers for the FGX, which compounds should I get? Should the fronts be firmer than the rears? There are several different compounds ranging from firm all the way down to super soft.
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its going to depend on the grip of your track. They ran Ride medium compound at the IIC. We like the soft compound on our local carpet track. I would assume each track varies in grip.
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You are right, each track is different. We use CRC carpet glued to a plywood subfloor.

Do you use the same compound front and rear?
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Yes I use the softs all the way around. I had meds on the front but liked the soft better.
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i got mine last night and built the chassis. pretty good quality the diff won't handle loads of horse power with the plastic gears, but the rest of the car is pretty nice considering the price. everything fit together nicely with no slop. the front suspension is super soft as far as the arms go. they flex a lot under loads. this could be good for crashing but bad to predicatability. the wings both front and rear are amazing there should be some real downforce with them. i'm waiting on a low profile servo and some tires to show up. i do wish the wheels were the same as the rest of the f1 world, but if you really wanted to i'm sure you could make front axles to fit other brands of wheels.
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i got mine last night and built the chassis. pretty good quality the diff won't handle loads of horse power with the plastic gears, but the rest of the car is pretty nice considering the price. everything fit together nicely with no slop. the front suspension is super soft as far as the arms go. they flex a lot under loads. this could be good for crashing but bad to predicatability. the wings both front and rear are amazing there should be some real downforce with them. i'm waiting on a low profile servo and some tires to show up. i do wish the wheels were the same as the rest of the f1 world, but if you really wanted to i'm sure you could make front axles to fit other brands of wheels.
in your opinion do you think it will be possible to make some wheel/bearing adapters to use Tamiya style wheels on it?
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:19 AM   #232
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i got mine last night and built the chassis. pretty good quality the diff won't handle loads of horse power with the plastic gears, but the rest of the car is pretty nice considering the price. everything fit together nicely with no slop. the front suspension is super soft as far as the arms go. they flex a lot under loads. this could be good for crashing but bad to predicatability. the wings both front and rear are amazing there should be some real downforce with them. i'm waiting on a low profile servo and some tires to show up. i do wish the wheels were the same as the rest of the f1 world, but if you really wanted to i'm sure you could make front axles to fit other brands of wheels.
Good for downforce...but how's the front wing's durability look?
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Oooh, back in stock at TQ. What tires should be used? Pit Shimizus or Rides? I know tire choise is pretty selective based on track, but I race on a medium traction carpet, glued to the floor. With winter comming, I assume it will be cold on the surface, so i was looking at super soft rears and soft fronts. Just need to figure out if ride or pits will fit the wheels.
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Buy extra front wings and mounts.
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Buy extra front wings and mounts.
That's what I was afraid of...The F103/F104 wings get mangled pretty easily already and they have a lot more beefy of a mount. I'll still probably get one though...it is just too cool of a car not to.
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Oooh, back in stock at TQ. What tires should be used? Pit Shimizus or Rides? I know tire choise is pretty selective based on track, but I race on a medium traction carpet, glued to the floor. With winter comming, I assume it will be cold on the surface, so i was looking at super soft rears and soft fronts. Just need to figure out if ride or pits will fit the wheels.
Ride tires fit on FGX rims.

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Ordered, thanks! With a set of Medium Rides front and rear.
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