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Old 12-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #3931
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How do I get more traction to front?
Hi, just some ideas.

1. Tires. Not sure what you have.
2. Traction compound. Put 80% front and lessen the amount on the rear (e.g. instead of full width, maybe 80% width).
3. Less front caster for stronger turn in.
4. Less rear camber.
5. More rear droop.
6. Softer front springs.
7. If shorty pack, try moving it full back (or full front, or in between) see how it affects the turning at your track.
8. Maybe a diff that is a little loose.

Hope these help.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:01 PM   #3932
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Hi all,

Is there a optional carbone chassi that will allow bigger pinion on the motor and use the IFS? DitrMonkey you seem to have it may you tell where to by?

What is the biggest pinion you can have with all original I only could go to 17 that start to hit everywhere is it normal?

Is te IFS really the way to good the Exotec chassi and front arms are better.

What about tires and wheels which one to go

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You have to buy fast gear set and put on the smallest spur gear to make room for bigger pinion and more speed.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:27 AM   #3933
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What tires and front springs? What is your front tire treatment/prep? Also, what diff oil are you running? It sounds to me like your car is not rotating in the corners. The only place an F104 should be faster than you is the end of the long straight.
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Hi, just some ideas.

1. Tires. Not sure what you have.
2. Traction compound. Put 80% front and lessen the amount on the rear (e.g. instead of full width, maybe 80% width).
3. Less front caster for stronger turn in.
4. Less rear camber.
5. More rear droop.
6. Softer front springs.
7. If shorty pack, try moving it full back (or full front, or in between) see how it affects the turning at your track.
8. Maybe a diff that is a little loose.

Hope these help.

Tires are:
-Shimizu PS-0565 REAR (hard)
-Shimizu PS-0561 FRONT (soft)

Front springs are what IFS has on it's default.

Prepped full width front and back. Will try that 80% front and less on rear. I have no idea why that didn't come to my mind.

If my memory server me right, I changed diff and rear damper oil's around as I think that was suggested somewhere here. That might have been an error?

I don't have shorty, but I guess I could loan somebodys and try if it makes any diffrence.

Thanks for these, I'll try next weekend if there's any improvements!
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:57 AM   #3934
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Tires are:
-Shimizu PS-0565 REAR (hard)
-Shimizu PS-0561 FRONT (soft)
If my memory server me right, I changed diff and rear damper oil's around as I think that was suggested somewhere here. That might have been an error?
Hi, to add:

1. I find the PS565 to be too soft with the kit insert, and sidewall flex is too much, slower in cornering. I changed the foam insert with a harder strip type insert (that I made myself), with about a 2mm air gap between the insert and the rim. Also sidewall stiffened by gluing cloth (wetted with superglue) on the sidewall and overlapping a portion of the rim. This also prevents the tire un-gluing from the rim. The front tires I built as per instruction.



2. My kit gear diff... I lubricated the gears and outdrives with teflon grease but did not fill it with any oil.

3. I put 3mm spacers on the upper arms (on the bulkhead side). To lessen roll.

4. High torque servo and servo saver.

5. Rear toe in block of NRR2.0* which gives around 0 ~ 0.5 deg rear toe in in actuality.

Good luck!
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broke the upper deck tonight right behind the front A-arms. My upper and lower arms are all exotek equipped so they are now invincible. I can't wait to put exotek carbon chassis on the car and find out what the weak link is then.
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broke the upper deck tonight right behind the front A-arms. My upper and lower arms are all exotek equipped so they are now invincible. I can't wait to put exotek carbon chassis on the car and find out what the weak link is then.
I have found from personal experience that it will be the loose nut holding the transmitter. The Exotek lower arms stopped my front end breakage issues on the standard front end. I still don't run the IFS as I have an aftermarket chassis, so I'm hoping that we'll see something soon from Exotek.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:21 AM   #3937
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broke the upper deck tonight right behind the front A-arms. My upper and lower arms are all exotek equipped so they are now invincible. I can't wait to put exotek carbon chassis on the car and find out what the weak link is then.
I run a FGX with Mckune,Brass top camber/caster plate,and Exotek top arms,Exotek lower braces.Now when I hit something hard it pops threads on the Exotek uppers,and puts my caster/camber way out.

Which then makes the car a real handfull on track......It sucks to be honest
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:21 AM   #3938
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I guess I'd better stop crashing into the walls. That will be my New Years resolution for fgx.


I need the exotek chassis...like right now
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:56 PM   #3939
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Yep, best durability upgrade for the FGX is keeping it out of the barriers.....
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:29 AM   #3940
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Is there any reason the 42mm Spec-R spring steel CVDs for the Tamiya 416 wouldn't fit the FGX?
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Yep, best durability upgrade for the FGX is keeping it out of the barriers.....
Do they make that for F104s too?
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:04 PM   #3942
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Exotek chassis coming on Wednesday!!
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:02 PM   #3943
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My FGX with Mckune chassis is for sale:

3Racing FGX F1 with Mckune Chassis and tons of extras
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Oops. I already bought it, gang. :-p
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Congrats on your new acquisition. Didn't you buy one recently?
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