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Old 08-01-2013, 04:41 PM   #4381
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I have a couple of questions for you.

#1 Are you going to be racing on carpet or asphalt? I assume you are running on asphalt since you want rubber tires and not foam. If carpet then the graphite chassis is a good choice, but if you are going to be running on asphalt I would stick to the stock chassis. The graphite chassis is far to rigid for asphalt.

#2 Are there other guys where you are racing at that are running FGX's with IFS? If there are and they are running better than the other F1's then I would also get the IFS, but if not you might want to hold out on the IFS. Although it is super scale to have it, one of the nice things about not having it is ease of setup. I like to keep things a simple as possible till someone else does all the hard work of figuring out the setup.

As far as "all the aluminum hop ups" remember that aluminum is heavier than plastic and also doesn't flex. Trying to keep the weight down will have you running faster laps in the end.

I would stick with the stock rims that are made by 3racing for rubber tires and then ask around to see what other guys are running.

The one upgrade I would highly suggest is the adjustable front arms by exotek along with the lower arm stiffeners. These will greatly enhance the durability of your FGX. I would also get the fast gear set and the ball diff.

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Well is the IFS that hard to set up ? ...I mean I run a touring car as well and taking care of independent suspension isn't that big of a deal ....am I missing something ?
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:56 PM   #4382
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Also will ride rims 25002, 25003 work with pit shimizu 568s, 566s?
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:45 PM   #4383
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The IFS is not hard to set up. My point was that it just adds more complexity to a cars setup. If I was you I would run it without the IFS and get a good idea of what kind of lap times you get. Then set it up with the IFS. If the lap times are better with the IFS then stick with it, if not then go back to the stock front end setup. Thats just my train of thinking, may not be for everyone.

I have no idea if you can use the Ride rims with Pit Shimizu tires, hopefully someone else will know.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:37 PM   #4384
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Also will ride rims 25002, 25003 work with pit shimizu 568s, 566s?
Should work. tq racing has both the rim and tire listed for the fgx. I would ask before ordering just to be sure.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:52 PM   #4385
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Anybody here install the IFS?.....if so did you have to sand down the spacers that go on top and below the kingpin to get both top and bottom eclips on ...I can't get both on without sanding the black spacers down an extreme amount....have I done something wrong ?
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:28 AM   #4386
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Anybody here install the IFS?.....if so did you have to sand down the spacers that go on top and below the kingpin to get both top and bottom eclips on ...I can't get both on without sanding the black spacers down an extreme amount....have I done something wrong ?
There are some new kingpin (I don't know if this is the correct term) that come with IFS and that are slightly longer. If you use the stock king pins or the titanium ones then you have to sand down / remove some spacers.

Besides it will probably change the behavior of the IFS because the higher triangle will be in a different position and the front end of the chassis will be a lot lower than what it is meant to be.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:06 AM   #4387
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Yup your 100% right i just noticed the longer kingpins ....i ordered the smaller titanium ones ...i guess i will have to source the longer tittanmium ones.
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Yup your 100% right i just noticed the longer kingpins ....i ordered the smaller titanium ones ...i guess i will have to source the longer tittanmium ones.
You don't need titanium king pin. The ones provided with IFS do not have the weak spot that the shorter ones had.
So far I have not broken any.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #4389
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What's a good starting point on shock oil front and rear for asphalt / carpet lol
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Anybody using the associated front shocks here?...are they a direct fit?
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I use the AE 18R rears on the rear, you can use the 18r fronts on the rear as well, I wanted the extra volume of fluid.
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I use the AE 18R rears on the rear, you can use the 18r fronts on the rear as well, I wanted the extra volume of fluid.

im using the ae shocks upfront and im gonna try to put tamiya shocks on the rear.....i noticed that the shock oils guys are using are really thick ..what weights are you using?
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you are using 18r shocks for the front IFS?

I was running 1000wt in the rear but I just got the front sway bar kit for IFS and Exotek v2 chassis so I am totally re-tuning
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yes im using the 18r shocks upfront
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yes im using the 18r shocks upfront
Awesome! I will have to try that.
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