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Old 06-30-2012, 11:31 AM   #3046
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I'm using the standard round washer shims from 3 racing. Just put a washer under the front adjustable suspension mount and tighten the screw. It has a big affect on the steering. I have run anywhere from 0.5mm to 1.5mm depending on traction. I think mantis has run even more than that. 1mm usually works good on carpet. Not sure about asphalt.
Thank you...im maybe going out for some test laps this arvo..will try the squat out.

Im running on asphalt....

Im also going to try out the raised rear ride height trick,my mate i race with built his raised,so it didnt scrub...i didnt care about the chassis rubbing,so left it low...
My rear rideheight is 5.5mm,Seans is around 8-9mm...yet,lap times our cars are the same...

Im guessing it works,because the guys that Originally mentioned it on here,run over here in Aus on similar concrete,asphalt style tracks to me...
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Also make sure you have the correct oil in ur dampener.
Different driving styles does different things.
I had mines set at 7000wt oil with 3 holes pistons i liked it better than 2k with 1 hole.

BTW i have an FGX for sale its the Orange one i have posted couple of weeks earlier.
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Hey all!
Tested out the Exotek Carbon Chassis at parking lot racing today. I have full Exotek front and rear suspension arms and chassis. I immediatley felt the difference. It was much more stable and handled better overall. I had a couple of handling issues that were caused by tires breaking the beads and ride height to low. the chassis and arms held up after hitting a spun out car at the end of
the straight and getting punted a couple of times during the heats.

there are couple of things I am going to work on that should improve the handling. then I can start working on straight speed.
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Has anyone compared the aluminum gears to the plastic ones for better drivetrain efficiency?
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Thank you...im maybe going out for some test laps this arvo..will try the squat out.

Im running on asphalt....

Im also going to try out the raised rear ride height trick,my mate i race with built his raised,so it didnt scrub...i didnt care about the chassis rubbing,so left it low...
My rear rideheight is 5.5mm,Seans is around 8-9mm...yet,lap times our cars are the same...

Im guessing it works,because the guys that Originally mentioned it on here,run over here in Aus on similar concrete,asphalt style tracks to me...
Remember to adjust the link on the rear arm to the damper pivot when adjusting ride height. If you leave it in the stock position and lower the car too much the shock can bottom out. The pivot should always be at the same angle, or pretty close, once its adjusted for ride height and damper throw no matter what the ride height.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:04 PM   #3052
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How can you tell the Fast speed gear set from the regular set? also what would be a good gearing to start off with a silver can? I just got my used roller and I am going to run it this weekend on an outdoor asphalt med grip track 71* degrees I have soft Shimitzu rears med Shimitzu fronts I think I read that was the idea setup. not sure on the rest of the car as far as setup goes. i think i will try it first and move from there. can't wait to run this thing.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #3053
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Hi guy's

I know it's been answered before, and dont want to be a pain, (to many pages to go through) with the tires, part numbers and brands that will actually fit is what i'm after. We are starting a series here in victoria australia and tires are easly obtaind for tamiya but we are left wanting for FXG. Also what site are they on to purchase

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Talk to Sean at tqrcraceway.com cuz he is pretty much the king of Pit Shimizu supply and info.
Speedtechrc.com is also on top of the F1 tires for us.
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Talk to Sean at tqrcraceway.com cuz he is pretty much the king of Pit Shimizu supply and info.
Speedtechrc.com is also on top of the F1 tires for us.
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How can you tell the Fast speed gear set from the regular set? also what would be a good gearing to start off with a silver can? I just got my used roller and I am going to run it this weekend on an outdoor asphalt med grip track 71* degrees I have soft Shimitzu rears med Shimitzu fronts I think I read that was the idea setup. not sure on the rest of the car as far as setup goes. i think i will try it first and move from there. can't wait to run this thing.
The fast gear set is basically just a 35 tooth spur but you have to buy the spur set to get the 35. It is not sold by itself.

For silver can I would start at 5.0 and work down from there. I may have had a rough motor but I melted one at a 4.0 on a 2s lipo then went brushless.

The shimizus may be a bit too soft if the track warms up but they should work well at 71 degrees. if it gets closer to 90+ the soft tires may become slippery. I don't care for the medium fronts with the soft rears though. Too much push. It may just be my driving style or tuning but I prefer the soft fronts.
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Anyone with a good suggestion on starting weight bias for the FGX. Also looking for gearing advice with a nonboosted 17.5 for some asphault racing, playing. Thanks for any help, much appreciated. Manual setup for now with Shimizu 561's and 565's.
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My turn, I using 17.5 non boost with FDR arond 3.8.

Spur 35 / pinion 25. It's exactly fit with my stock mount.

I appreciate with top speed and turning.(Asphault)

Anyway, understeer is still be my problem.

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The fast gear set is basically just a 35 tooth spur but you have to buy the spur set to get the 35. It is not sold by itself.

For silver can I would start at 5.0 and work down from there. I may have had a rough motor but I melted one at a 4.0 on a 2s lipo then went brushless.

The shimizus may be a bit too soft if the track warms up but they should work well at 71 degrees. if it gets closer to 90+ the soft tires may become slippery. I don't care for the medium fronts with the soft rears though. Too much push. It may just be my driving style or tuning but I prefer the soft fronts.
Thank you! I will try the tires and see how well they work. As far as spur gear i will count the teeth, it is used and the "fast gear set" bag was already open so i am sure its on the car. I will look back in the pages to fin the inernal drive.

Found the internal to be a couple pages back at 2.71 so i did the math. (35/19) x 2.71 = 4.9921 FDR, so I will work my way down from that base setup. I could use a 22 tooth pinion and be at 4.311 FDR but I will buy a few pinions and test them at the track
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Remember to adjust the link on the rear arm to the damper pivot when adjusting ride height. If you leave it in the stock position and lower the car too much the shock can bottom out. The pivot should always be at the same angle, or pretty close, once its adjusted for ride height and damper throw no matter what the ride height.
Thanks for the headsup...

On a side note,had our F1 race night last night,and tryed the jacked rear trick...It works for sure,my car had a lot more on power steering,and was way more agrressive through corners and on entry...

I went from 5.5mm rear ride height,to 7.5mm

But,it does make the car a little nervous,and its easy to upset the chassis with steering inputs if not smooth....which i did a lot off

Faster,yes...more consistent,probably not...
It allowed me to drop my overall time,and my fastest lap time,so theres definetley something in it..
Im thinking a sway bar with the jacked rear might be the go...

Should be able to find a middle ground though with a little tweaking..
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