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Old 06-17-2012, 11:18 AM   #2956
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My diff was really smooth initially, it just kept leaking. finally cured that. Then after being taken out, I noticed a hitch probably from damage gears.

Have you tried a ball diff? I installed the ball diff with ceramic bearings. I immediately felt a difference. no more diffing out and appears to have more forward bite. The ball diff is has less friction overall and gearbox spins very freely. you also loose some weight too
+1 on the ball diff.
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Well the changes that I made to the car definitely helped. I switched to the off-set axles up front and the changes to the diff helped too. The diff still isn't as free as I would like it though so I'm thinking the ball diff is probably the way to go with this.
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Ball diff = No problem + faster !!!!!
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F104 bodies fit just fine. You have to do some custom trimming (not much or hard to do) around the front suspension and the rear suspension so things stay free and don't bind up.

The rabbit has been great to me.Very durable and pretty easy to tune. It is just as fast as all of the other cars at our track. I run really close to a very fast f104 and usually we finish on the same lap.


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Does 3racing or any other company have an upper deck only graphite hop up for the fgx? I find it odd that 3racing, who makes hop up parts for so many brands, is so slow in coming up with their own brand's upgrades.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #2961
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Does 3racing or any other company have an upper deck only graphite hop up for the fgx? I find it odd that 3racing, who makes hop up parts for so many brands, is so slow in coming up with their own brand's upgrades.
Exotech makes it but it is part of the exotech chassis conversion.
some guys devise a metal plate/ or epoxy to strengthen the top plate. a new car is in the works, with a independent front suspension, which will complicate things. The FGX has been out for less than a year and many fixes have been devised by racers to strengthen the weak areas. The factory has introduced updated versions of the arms to address breakage issues.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:33 PM   #2962
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Does 3racing or any other company have an upper deck only graphite hop up for the fgx? I find it odd that 3racing, who makes hop up parts for so many brands, is so slow in coming up with their own brand's upgrades.
I do!!
http://rcshox.com/shoxshop/catalog/i...hp?cPath=34_35
better pics later this week, i sold out of all that i made locally!

Unbreakable and really enhances steering response!

And it will accept the 3R IFS when it is release with an upgrade kit
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Does 3racing or any other company have an upper deck only graphite hop up for the fgx? I find it odd that 3racing, who makes hop up parts for so many brands, is so slow in coming up with their own brand's upgrades.
Troy McKune's top deck is also a bolt on. http://www.mckunedesign.com/
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #2964
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I do!!
http://rcshox.com/shoxshop/catalog/i...hp?cPath=34_35
better pics later this week, i sold out of all that i made locally!

Unbreakable and really enhances steering response!

And it will accept the 3R IFS when it is release with an upgrade kit
+1 there you go
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Troy McKune's top deck is also a bolt on. http://www.mckunedesign.com/
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I do!!
http://rcshox.com/shoxshop/catalog/i...hp?cPath=34_35
better pics later this week, i sold out of all that i made locally!

Unbreakable and really enhances steering response!

And it will accept the 3R IFS when it is release with an upgrade kit
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Exotech makes it but it is part of the exotech chassis conversion.
some guys devise a metal plate/ or epoxy to strengthen the top plate. a new car is in the works, with a independent front suspension, which will complicate things. The FGX has been out for less than a year and many fixes have been devised by racers to strengthen the weak areas. The factory has introduced updated versions of the arms to address breakage issues.


Great! Thanks for the leads guys. Now i have several options to take.
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Well good news bad news! Good new is that the belt drive worked much better and i was able to beat my best time from 23 flat to 22.6! bad new is that its still not fast enough! I ended up annihilating the track record from 22.5 to 21.6 with my 2010 Mantisworx Fq01(some of you may remember that chassis!). There is some talk of a mod class starting soon so im just going to start playing with a mod setup for the FGX since squeezing power wont be a problem. are there rear foams out there?
THIS IS ONE OF THE COOLEST VIDS THAT I HAVE SEEN IN A WHILE MADE BY IPEARL!! YA GOTTA WATCH THIS AND CHECK OUT MY SAVE AT 1:55!!
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Sweet Video !! Looks like you guys are off the a flying start .. saw some water in the video .. would of been nice to see some wet driving as well ... Great Job everybody ..

Nice pic's of your ride Marcus ....
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Mobile Version since Youtube has it blocked for mobile view.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ge262qpbjs...Projectlow.mov

Its still only a tester, first time on that track for video shooting with F1.
So I didn't know where to place the cams to get the good shots.
F1's take completely different lines on this track LOL

The FGX are fun in the rain but no footage sadly =(
And they insisted on drying the track and resugaring it.
Would be so much fun watching the FGX whoop some 104 butt in the wet LMAO
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both 104 or FGX in the rain would be sweet !!
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #2970
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Big Daddy Cool, is our FGXs ready for this Saturday?
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