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Old 01-01-2013, 01:04 AM   #3991
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Finished EFX v2.

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:18 AM   #3992
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I am in the process of installing the exotek chassis and the rear battery stop doesn't work for me at all.
I have the shorty pack all the way to the front (to give the car more steering) without running into the steering post and where I need to put the back stop, there is no hole. It would be nice to have a slot for forward battery position...

Also the spur gear cover piece's bottom screw hole doesn't line up.
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Finished EFX v2.

How did you fix the misaligned screw hole?
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:47 PM   #3993
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I left it without a screw. There is no wiggle room.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:29 PM   #3994
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Also the spur gear cover piece's bottom screw hole doesn't line up.
If the motor plate is not installed properly (all the way flush against the bulkhead and the gears properly installed) then you will get what you have there. The 3Racing plastic guide is a tight fit into the stock motor plate.

The hole is dead on if installed correctly. I can send pics if needed.
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Ok, so here we go, it is official!!!! UF1 is coming to the Midwest region and in a big way!!!!! Here is the info, feel free to ask any questions you might have

I am pretty stoked about this and it promises to be a lot of fun and highly competitive
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Hi to all,

Both a pishumizu tyres stated for F104 but they don't fit FGX wheels did I bought wrong tyres or special wheels are required.

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Hi to all,

Both a pishumizu tyres stated for F104 but they don't fit FGX wheels did I bought wrong tyres or special wheels are required.

Thanks.
Yes the F104 rims and FGX rims are different and therefore tyres for the F104 won't fit the FGX without modification. Two options:

1. return them; or

2. check out our tyres page and click on the link for making F104 tyres fit FGX rims [half way down in the right hand column with a "new" symbol next to it]
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Yes the F104 rims and FGX rims are different and therefore tyres for the F104 won't fit the FGX without modification. Two options:

1. return them; or

2. check out our tyres page and click on the link for making F104 tyres fit FGX rims [half way down in the right hand column with a "new" symbol next to it]
I am about to finish my built. Just want to ask too. Are these tyres: (Front F3-Medium Grooved tire FGX / HPI F10 / F201 / F104 (1 pair) with inserts) compatible with the fgx rims w/o any modifications? It said, "FGX / HPI F10 / F201 / F104". TIA and happy new year!
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Hi RCFormula1,

Thank you for the reply, is the extra work mean full or there is different part number of pishumizu tires that will fit perfectly the rims.

thank you.
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Quick video of my FGX. IFS, pit shimzu grooved med front soft rear, ozite. 17.5 blinky.

http://youtu.be/qU31oYj9IGc

Racing starts at about 2:40
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I am about to finish my built. Just want to ask too. Are these tyres: (Front F3-Medium Grooved tire FGX / HPI F10 / F201 / F104 (1 pair) with inserts) compatible with the fgx rims w/o any modifications? It said, "FGX / HPI F10 / F201 / F104". TIA and happy new year!
Happy new year to you too!

Hmmm. That's a really good question. Here's my understanding:

I have a set of Pit Shimizu Rear Grooved tyres (and assuming the rear diameters are the same as the fronts - which is normally the case) then these tyres have a different internal diameter when compared to Pit Shimizu slick tyres. You can mount them on an F104 if you use Ride rubber tyre rims (for the F104) as they have the same internal diameter (39mm) as the grooved tyres. You can also mount them on an FGX as FGX rims have a 39mm internal diameter.

So to answer your question, yes, they should be compatible with FGX rims without any modifications. TQ Racing says they are and after measuring my rears this makes sense to me. The proof of course is in the purchasing

Unfortunately the Pit Shimizu website is about as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike but what TQ are saying makes sense.

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Thank you for the reply, is the extra work mean full or there is different part number of pishumizu tires that will fit perfectly the rims.
My understanding is that all Pit Shimizu slick tyres have a 44mm internal diameter. So they can not be mounted on FGX rims (39mm) without the modification I mentioned in my earlier post. The modification shows 2.5mm thick rubber being cut into a strip and being glued to the rim to effectively increase the internal diameter from 39mm to 39 + (2.5 x 2) = 44mm which is what is needed by the Pit Shimizu slicks.

If this seems too hard then perhaps buy Ride tyres instead, or buy the Pit Shimizu grooved tyres above. Unless someone else reading this knows of some rims you can buy for the FGX that allows you to mount Pit Shimizu slick tyres without modification?
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I am using the ps 0561 and ps 0565. I had the medium fronts but the car was understeering and the soft fronts 0561 took care of that.
I sauce 1/3 on the fronts and all of the rears for carpet track.
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Hope this helps.

Rim diameters per my ruler.

FGX (kit rims) = 39 mm
F103 (rubber and foam) = 36.5 mm
F104 (rubber and foam) = 44 mm

But if there are 39mm Ride rubber rims for F104 (per above post of RCFormula1), then maybe you can. I've never tried.

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I am using the ps 0561 and ps 0565. I had the medium fronts but the car was understeering and the soft fronts 0561 took care of that.
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Rim diameters per my ruler.

FGX (kit rims) = 39 mm
F103 (rubber and foam) = 36.5 mm
F104 (rubber and foam) = 44 mm

But if there are 39mm Ride rubber rims for F104 (per above post of RCFormula1), then maybe you can. I've never tried.
Thanks guys that's very helpful.

I've learned a lot about FGX rims this afternoon and have updated our tyres guide with this info (updated info flagged as "New").

Joel, I hope it's ok that I've included a link to the excellent table above (I've linked to the original page on your website).

Cheers
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Hello Racers,

FGX IFS mounts and Heavy duty front hubs are now in stock

http://www.exotekracing.com/


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