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Old 09-27-2012, 09:10 PM   #3616
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Would the Exotek FGX conversion kit not work with the up coming IFS?

I just bought the FGX kit along with a bunch of bling blings and upgrades from 3racing. Bought the Exotek FGX - FRONT ARM BRACES as well (not sure if useful -- may not be compatible with IFS?)

What battery size would fit the stock FGX chassis (actually I bought the 3racing Carbon chassis)
the upper arms should work, the 3racing lower chassis should too, the ifs is the front lower arms and the upper deck
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:54 PM   #3617
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the upper arms should work, the 3racing lower chassis should too, the ifs is the front lower arms and the upper deck
The Exotek Front Arm Brace is mounted on the lower arms. So it might not work with the new IFS. From 3racing's site, the pictures show that there would a be a new lower arm to mount the Front Sway bar. So, the current Exotek Front Arm Brace might now work with the new IFS.

The Exotek Chassis conversion - 100% guarantee would NOT work. It's posted on their own site, they're going to make a "Version 2" for the IFS. So bad news for those who have purchased the $109 USD Exotek FGX conversion kit if you want to use the new IFS.

I bought 2 Boxes of the FGX kit, I might use 1 for spares. Or I'm going to build 2. Maybe one with the new Exotek conversion and one with ALL 3racing upgrades (I pretty much bought every single 3racing FGX upgrade including the new "Aluminium Motor Mount Stiffener Left Ver.2 " http://os.3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=5882

I am going to be running Castle Mamba Max Pro w/ 6900Kv motor on 1 of the 2 kits I bought, if I want to build a second one, I will use cheaper brushless setup. I assume the V2 of Exotek Chassis conversion still requires the use of shorty lipos...I would have to buy these shorty lipos too.

Servo - for sure going to run Savox 1251 with Futaba 603FF 2.4Ghz receiver. Already spent like $900 USD on parts and kits for this project, not including future Exotek conversions and parts/option parts expenses

I am going to stay away from Exotek adjustable arms as the new IFS can make adjustments and tuning too.

The Exotek Rear hub and camber linkage upgrades I might consider if I were to go ahead and build a 2nd FGX with Exotek conversion.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:26 AM   #3618
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Just built my exo fgx and there is a lot of binding with the gear diff. Any tips to fix the binding?
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:55 AM   #3619
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Just built my exo fgx and there is a lot of binding with the gear diff. Any tips to fix the binding?
Right now I run my diff with just teflon grease on the outdrives, orings, and internal gears (no more oil, just light coating of teflon). Still feels a little stiff/sticky, but drives ok on the track.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:17 AM   #3620
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Just built my exo fgx and there is a lot of binding with the gear diff. Any tips to fix the binding?
There's an article on the 3racing site, that and run the car a lot and eventually it'll get smoother.

Do the ff03 diffs fit theis car?
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:43 AM   #3621
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Just built my exo fgx and there is a lot of binding with the gear diff. Any tips to fix the binding?
what kind of binding . If its not spinning freely , re-adjust the gear mesh..
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #3622
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Just built my exo fgx and there is a lot of binding with the gear diff. Any tips to fix the binding?
Binding or noise? I found the stock gear diff a little noisy and mesh is a little stiff. When I switched to the ball diff the mesh was much better and quieter. It also ran a lot freer. I think they manufactured the ball diff spur gear with a looser tolerance or ramp angle.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #3623
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Just building it with the 17T gear and the gear diff, it barely wants to turn. There is too much resistance. I don't even have the pinion attached. With the 17T gear by itself, it spins freely. Building the FGX grinds my gears!
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #3624
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what kind of binding . If its not spinning freely , re-adjust the gear mesh..
Got that right, setting it up by the book and using the marks in the instructions will have those trans gears too tight. Make sure you have some play just like setting a pinion to a spur gear.
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Just like a normal tc diff, it sits in an eccentric adjuster. I think I run mine one notch looser than the manual suggests....
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Got that right, setting it up by the book and using the marks in the instructions will have those trans gears too tight. Make sure you have some play just like setting a pinion to a spur gear.
Got it. Thanks CUDA. Another thing I hate is mounting the rear wing with sway to the chassis.
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Just like a normal tc diff, it sits in an eccentric adjuster. I think I run mine one notch looser than the manual suggests....
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Got it. Thanks CUDA. Another thing I hate is mounting the rear wing with sway to the chassis.
+1,i hate it...so fiddly
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #3628
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The IFS and Sway Bar parts are listed on the 3 Racing cite.
Part No.:
IFS FGX 332
Sway Bar FGX 333
No date nor price listed yet.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #3629
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The IFS and Sway Bar parts are listed on the 3 Racing cite.
Part No.:
IFS FGX 332
Sway Bar FGX 333
No date nor price listed yet.
Saw this awhile ago..... does anybody know when will these be available?
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who knows. 3racing always show us a cool part and then it takes six months to come out after the date that they originally stated. soon, winter will be among us, so i hope you have rain tires to test this option part.
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