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Old 07-16-2012, 10:50 AM   #3106
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Actually you gain steering throw because the Tamiya knuckles are shorter . 3Racing aluminum knuckles are horrible and have more slop than the plastic ones
I definately lost some steering throw because the stand-off hits the lower arms earlier...but you gain steering response
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #3107
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I definately lost some steering throw because the stand-off hits the lower arms earlier...but you gain steering response
Add spacers to the inside assmebly to push the ball link forward so your geomtry change for more steering.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #3108
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I don't have the aluminum bell crank to be able to do that...however the steering throw is physically limited by the stand-off that is attached to the steering knuckle hitting the lower suspension arm. Adding spacers to the ball studs on the bell crank will not increase that. However it will change the ackerman which can help steering. I have been planning to pick up the aluminum bell crank for that specific purpose...but it was out of stock during my last 3Racing order.
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No there should be a screw holding the plastic pivot thing.
Loosen that screw, u can pop that cap off with the 2 ball studs.

Now between the cap and the main body insert 1-5mm small shims in there.
that will extend the throw and give you a tad bid more steering on the outter tire.
To get more overal cut a little notch into the arms until u hit the main meat of the lower a-arm
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:25 PM   #3110
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Cool I will try changing the ackerman like that...didn't realize the plastic one was adjustable as well. As for the steering throw I don't need to grind the arm since I cut my own CF knuckle arms for the TRG knuckles that are as long as the FGX knuckles.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:58 PM   #3111
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Hey guys I been running the ball diff now for a little while and loving it!
I have found the car to hold more corner speed and is easier to drive now.
Now if only someone can come up with a mod to fit say an X-ray ball diff or alike as I'm sick of cleaning crap out of it. Atleast the higher end ball riffs use a labyrinth cover to enclose the balls,rings and etc to make it more beneficial.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:37 PM   #3112
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Which aluminum upgrades are you guys using? Motor mount, steering?
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #3113
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Im using the 3 racing alum bulkhead motor mount .. I also drill it out to drop weight , also 3 racing alum out drives and shafts ..
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Hey guys I been running the ball diff now for a little while and loving it!
I have found the car to hold more corner speed and is easier to drive now.
Now if only someone can come up with a mod to fit say an X-ray ball diff or alike as I'm sick of cleaning crap out of it. Atleast the higher end ball riffs use a labyrinth cover to enclose the balls,rings and etc to make it more beneficial.
The maintenance is the trade off with a ball diff. Easier to adjust and smoother at the sacrifice of cleaning and constant adjusting. Just the nature of the beast no matter how you try to seal it.
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hey M4 racing whats up , when we going to run some laps dude ..
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:59 PM   #3116
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so for my 40+ birthday my wife asked me what I wanted, I said an F1 car, more specifically the Lotus/Renault Kimi Raikonnen did his test drives in when he signed back on to race in F1 ... To preface this, my wife and I are big fans of F1, GP2, Le Mans etc for a lot of years, pretty much childhood .. She laugh a little and I pulled up a pic of the 3Racing FGX and she said go for it ..

Here's what is coming to me in the mail so far from integy.com, rcmart.com and tqrcracing.com:


- 3RACING Sakura FGX 1/10 Formula 1 EP Car
- Graphite Rear Side Wing For 3racing Sakura FGX
- Camber & Caster Mount Degree 3 For 3racing Sakura FGX
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- Blue Bird (#BMS-706MG) High Speed Low Profile Servo
- Bridgestone High Grip FT01 Slick Tire Soft,Front: Bridgestone High Grip FT01 Slick Tire Soft,Rear:
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I need a LiPo battery and Chager and I also bought the Spektrum DX3C locally. I've read just about this whole thread but as I said, newbie. It's all a little overwhelming but I love to tinker and tweak.

Any help would be awesome ....
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I would strongly recommend much, much less motor than a 10t, especially in the FGX. 21.5 brushless is pretty much the unanimous motor of choice except for some of the guys around the globe running on huge tracks.
Stock up on upper decks, front wings, beef up those front arms, get the better kingpins.
You're gonna have a blast runnin F1.
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Thanks F N Cuda ... going on a recommendation from RC Mart in Hong Kong .. I've been looking at some upgrades but at this stage I'm itching to build it . so excited cause from what I've read it seems the car to have in this class ...
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Also I strongly recommend a sensored motor not a sensorless one. Throttle response is much smoother and no jittery starts or potential reverse directions.
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I would strongly recommend much, much less motor than a 10t, especially in the FGX. 21.5 brushless is pretty much the unanimous motor of choice except for some of the guys around the globe running on huge tracks.
Stock up on upper decks, front wings, beef up those front arms, get the better kingpins.
You're gonna have a blast runnin F1.
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I do not agree. 10T should be ok with the pinion recommendation from 3racing (i.e 18T with the standard gear).
I run a 9T (with 39teeth main gear) motor with this pignon and speed is fine on this small track. I might just go for a 17T pinion to get more torque.
and no need to dremel to have this pinion fitted correctly in the car.
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