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Old 05-07-2012, 09:10 AM   #2611
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Holy cow you guys are gearing TALL

We just came off the fastest track of the series at Tamiya
Most were running 2.8 to 3.0 with the 104

No fade, nominal temps +30 over ambient
Our track is HUGE!! 230' straight 22sec laps


I have tried different batteries so that is not the issue.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:31 AM   #2612
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Im running 2.38 on a tp with 30 degrees of timing. The motor never ot over 152... but it did for the first time smell like it had some electrical burning. Still ran fine the rest of the day.... but kinda made me nervous.

Ok, no more F104 talk from me..... Thread jack hault!!
I asked ThunderPower about this and was told because of a rubber gasket inside it will smell funny.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #2613
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Our track is HUGE!! 230' straight 22sec laps


I have tried different batteries so that is not the issue.
mantisWorx ,, I did you notice that when running at the start of the race car is good . middle of race fade, car seems to have more lateral grip when tires come up to temp .. this might be what is causing the car to feel flat on throttle responce, and motor loosing it drive later during the run . I did find freeing up the front end (running softer springs ) and running med tire made a big diffrence ..
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mantisWorx ,, I did you notice that when running at the start of the race car is good . middle of race fade, car seems to have more lateral grip when tires come up to temp .. this might be what is causing the car to feel flat on throttle responce, and motor loosing it drive later during the run . I did find freeing up the front end (running softer springs ) and running med tire made a big diffrence ..

I use tire warmers normally about 30* over ambient when i pull them off but they cool off to around 20* before the start of the race . by the third lap or so the car is STUCK and i can drive the piss out of it til the end.
You do the same thing i did by going with soft fronts with med tires all the way around which feel great. You know i think its a relative thing because my fastest laps are normally the last 4 or 5 laps anyway!!
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Havent had to use tire warmer's yet . getting off the line hasen't been a problem car launches very hard . Ive been starting with softs . then switch to mediums when the weather changes ..still just changing tires doesnt effect my set up . I think the car drives better full wood .!!!
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Some seriously good stuff in the last couple days!

I so want to run on a large outdoor track!
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Looking to convert my FGX from the plastic front arms to turnbuckles, but have no idea what to get. Can anyone recommend a good system (all parts included) to buy?

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Hang tight, I think Exotek may have something coming
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Looking to convert my FGX from the plastic front arms to turnbuckles, but have no idea what to get. Can anyone recommend a good system (all parts included) to buy?

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the independent front suspension optional parts will come on May, you probably want to wait for that first.
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hopefully the 3racing IFS will be somehow mountable on the Exotek EFX top deck.
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dont think so . the cant levers look to be mounted on the plastic upper deck along with the shocks ..not sure of the lower arm set up ..
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Exotek Front arms for the F104 Kit.
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Awesome man...I thought that would work well!
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