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Old 09-01-2012, 03:33 PM   #3511
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since pit tires overlap the side of the rim they do widen the car slightly.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #3512
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My FGX is coming along nicely







im still waiting on exotek upper and lower fronts and a ball diff

but hears my question, what should i power this bad boy with? there isnt an f1 class around here so i will be running it against 17.5t powered touring cars
is anyone running lower than 13.5t in theirs and how is it holding up?
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:51 PM   #3513
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However, be careful with F201 springs. They are a bit longer than the 3racing ones.
They are longer but careful trimming of the plastic shock shaft covers and they work great. I have had 201 springs on mine since before 3 racing came out with their springs. Wouldn't trade them.
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im still waiting on exotek upper and lower fronts and a ball diff

but hears my question, what should i power this bad boy with? there isnt an f1 class around here so i will be running it against 17.5t powered touring cars
is anyone running lower than 13.5t in theirs and how is it holding up?
I'm running mine with a 10T BL .. waaay too much horsepower .. ton of rear wheel spin, crazy rear end when exiting the corners .. i would suggest (as i'm shopping for one now) 17.5-21.5T BL .. my local runs 21.5's in competition races and most of the guys with F1's run 27's for muckin' about on weekends ...
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:19 AM   #3515
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but hears my question, what should i power this bad boy with? there isnt an f1 class around here so i will be running it against 17.5t powered touring cars
is anyone running lower than 13.5t in theirs and how is it holding up?
I am running 9T EZrun and power is just fine.
Before I get flamed let me explain.

EZrun 9T is intially a 380 motor that has been reworked so that it has a 540 format.
As a consequence it is well adapted to rc formula 1 (and rc bike) because it has a low torque and hi speed.
So even when I put full throttle, I almost never spin because of power, but I still have a good top speed on straights.
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I am running 9T EZrun and power is just fine.
Before I get flamed let me explain.

EZrun 9T is intially a 380 motor that has been reworked so that it has a 540 format.
As a consequence it is well adapted to rc formula 1 (and rc bike) because it has a low torque and hi speed.
So even when I put full throttle, I almost never spin because of power, but I still have a good top speed on straights.
I'm running a 10T Yeah Racing BL and 35A ESC .. with my Bridgestone type slicks the car just slides a lot when parking lot racing .. i've gone up to a 48P 22Tooth spur with the stock gears, seems to help when the motor timing is set to 0* ... may need better tyres for parking lot and use the slicks for the indoor track when it opens in October . what tyres fit best on the FGX stock rubber wheels?
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Hello, my box stock Sakura FGX now down to 1090 grams. Excited to see how it does in the next race.





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I build the Cal13 for Charlie Lightfoot and this a new updated version. I used TRG dampers with internal springs, gearing 76/69 or 72/70.
hello, what parts did you use to convert the gears, how much did it cost?
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I'm running a 10T Yeah Racing BL and 35A ESC .. with my Bridgestone type slicks the car just slides a lot when parking lot racing .. i've gone up to a 48P 22Tooth spur with the stock gears, seems to help when the motor timing is set to 0* ... may need better tyres for parking lot and use the slicks for the indoor track when it opens in October . what tyres fit best on the FGX stock rubber wheels?
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In theory setting motor timing to 0 will give you more torque/acceleration and less top speed.
If you want to avoid sliding, I think that you should set timing to the highest possible value so that you get less acceleration and less sliding.

Regarding the tires. So far the best tires that I have used on asphalt are the PIT shimizu grooved tires (rear soft / med front) with HPI (rear med / front med) I tend to slide a lot
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Hello,
In theory setting motor timing to 0 will give you more torque/acceleration and less top speed.
If you want to avoid sliding, I think that you should set timing to the highest possible value so that you get less acceleration and less sliding.

Regarding the tires. So far the best tires that I have used on asphalt are the PIT shimizu grooved tires (rear soft / med front) with HPI (rear med / front med) I tend to slide a lot
Ive ran HPI soft fronts and soft rears with great results . on concerte and asphalt . found the best tire to also be the PIT tires 0571 / 0572 ..
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In theory setting motor timing to 0 will give you more torque/acceleration and less top speed.
If you want to avoid sliding, I think that you should set timing to the highest possible value so that you get less acceleration and less sliding.

Regarding the tires. So far the best tires that I have used on asphalt are the PIT shimizu grooved tires (rear soft / med front) with HPI (rear med / front med) I tend to slide a lot
okay then . i was doing things bass-ackwards . thanks for that info, i'll try it out this weekend at the track . if i can get the spin reduced i may have a chance of winning the open drag race and a nice 1/8th funny car
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My FGX is coming along nicely







im still waiting on exotek upper and lower fronts and a ball diff

but hears my question, what should i power this bad boy with? there isnt an f1 class around here so i will be running it against 17.5t powered touring cars
is anyone running lower than 13.5t in theirs and how is it holding up?

Did you just paint the car blue and use a sticker kit if so what sticker kit did you use love the body.
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Hello,
In theory setting motor timing to 0 will give you more torque/acceleration and less top speed.
If you want to avoid sliding, I think that you should set timing to the highest possible value so that you get less acceleration and less sliding.

Regarding the tires. So far the best tires that I have used on asphalt are the PIT shimizu grooved tires (rear soft / med front) with HPI (rear med / front med) I tend to slide a lot
weird, I have pit shimizu soft front, medium front, soft rear. It's un-controllable on high temperature asphalt. massive understeer then massive oversteer, can't brake even with 25% brake travel.

Got HPI bridgestone medium last weekend, feel awesome, I could even set 50% brake and the tire does all the magic.


BTW, how long does these tire last? I'm saying losing grip to unacceptable level.
Maybe it's the pit tire is loosing too much grip after around 10 packs of batteries. Especially the soft rear tires.
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weird, I have pit shimizu soft front, medium front, soft rear. It's un-controllable on high temperature asphalt. massive understeer then massive oversteer, can't brake even with 25% brake travel.

Got HPI bridgestone medium last weekend, feel awesome, I could even set 50% brake and the tire does all the magic.


BTW, how long does these tire last? I'm saying losing grip to unacceptable level.
Maybe it's the pit tire is loosing too much grip after around 10 packs of batteries. Especially the soft rear tires.
Our track is like that too...the Pit tires seem to get overheated and act accordingly. The HPI soft front and medium rear seems to work pretty well overall but I would still like some more steering.
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Did you just paint the car blue and use a sticker kit if so what sticker kit did you use love the body.
it is painted blue and yellow, the rest is stickers
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