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Old 12-13-2012, 05:52 PM   #3901
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This was the chassis that finished second at last years carpet nats (McKune variety). Very good driver mind you and almost pulled off the win.

My feelings, don't add the IFS. Only add the Exo lower front arm braces. Skip the adjustable upper arms. Gear it right, not gear the piss out of it. Make sure it rolls free and doesn't bind at all. It does have more infield speed and corners better than an F104. At 7 minutes you will be running as fast as lap 1 with a minute to go. The F104 has been known to start to lose front traction and fall off the longer the race goes.

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i hear you, but i havent ran it on carpet only an asphalt prepared track. i cant get anywhere close to my f104 times. im talking .5 sec slower and i have been racing f1 for 3 or so years now. my track has a lot of tight 180 corners and thats probably why its slower. im not saying it cant be faster than a 104 but it definately needs a lot of work to get there. i built my exotek f104v1 and threw it on the track and i get at least top 3 finish. i build this car and only manage fith or below. idk, maybe im missing something in the setup. if anybody would like to offer advice im open.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:16 PM   #3902
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Just a note for anyone trying to unglue the tire: 3racing fgx wheels can't be put in acetone. The whole wheel will solute even faster than the glue.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:22 PM   #3903
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Wheels are one of the cheapest parts.. Good to know anyhow. Thx.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:33 PM   #3904
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Wheels are one of the cheapest parts.. Good to know anyhow. Thx.
wheels are cheap, but tires aren't.
unglued the short course tire, found acetone works really well.
Then found my old pit shimizu rear tires that I basically gave up (california hot weather + glued a bit too much on the outside of tire wall trying to stiffen it up), thinking I may unglue it and do it right again, ruined a whole bowl of acetone...
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:57 AM   #3905
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Just a note for anyone trying to unglue the tire: 3racing fgx wheels can't be put in acetone. The whole wheel will solute even faster than the glue.
I used nail polish (with % acetone) only on the portion of rubber glued to the rim. Managed to remove the tires without noticeable damage to rim.
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i hear you, but i havent ran it on carpet only an asphalt prepared track. i cant get anywhere close to my f104 times. im talking .5 sec slower and i have been racing f1 for 3 or so years now. my track has a lot of tight 180 corners and thats probably why its slower. im not saying it cant be faster than a 104 but it definately needs a lot of work to get there. i built my exotek f104v1 and threw it on the track and i get at least top 3 finish. i build this car and only manage fith or below. idk, maybe im missing something in the setup. if anybody would like to offer advice im open.
Check one of Marcus's (Mantisworx) old asphalt setups. I know at one point he was running the HPI soft front, med rear combo and his car was always fast. I run really heavy rear damper oil also, Losi 70. I get a lot of pack that way so the faster the body roll the stiffer the suspension gets. I back down on oil wt when the rear end starts to slide too much. I do like the car to be a little loose, so some rear slip is good and helps rotation. It also helps with weight transfer and keeps the front wheels on the ground in tight turns. One of my biggest finds still is to make sure the turnbuckle to the rear damper is adjusted right. If ride height goes up, the it must be longer. If it goes down, it must be shorter. I just keep the cantilever set at 90* after making final ride height adjustments. If it's too long, it'll hit the top of the inside of the damper. When it does, the car will snap spin and traction roll. Not fun. If I think of more, I'll post it.

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Old 12-14-2012, 11:50 AM   #3907
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FYI, A 93/28 64P for an F104 results in a potential top speed of 29.13 mph if the motor can still push hard enough. That is very aggressive gearing, but I've run similar on my F103, avatar pic. It gets a little hot and there are no brakes to speak of. I do feel the top end was soft, trying to rev more, but out of torque. Gearing the F103 back to a 24 pinion, it kept the same top end and accelerated better, cooled down and I also magically had brakes again.
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Hello everyone,
I have an FGX for sale if anyone is interested in really good shape with exotek chassis and tons of spares.

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It's mid-December~~~~. Where can I buy the Exotek chassis v2 for my FGX?
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It's mid-December~~~~. Where can I buy the Exotek chassis v2 for my FGX?
You can't buy it anywhere, as I don't think it's even out yet! There haven't even been any "sneak peek" photos of the Exotek FGX V2 chassis kit!
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Are you planning to buy from exotek site? Will they announce it when the retailers like TQ racing have it in stock?
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Are you planning to buy from exotek site? Will they announce it when the retailers like TQ racing have it in stock?
I would buy it from whoever has it. Not sure when Mike R of Exotek is going to announce it. My guess would be after Christmas or even the end of the month/year.
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Just noticed 3Racing has finally put the new F113 info on their website, it looks
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