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Old 06-21-2014, 01:15 PM   #4591
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Some tires just squeal...if the car is working good don't worry about it.
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:24 PM   #4592
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Unfortunately it sucks all the speed out of the car mid corner. If the back end could just hang on the car would be much faster. I can see/feel the rear tyres slide across the track and that's when the squealing happens. I think I either need to get the back end locked in mid corner or let it slide more gently and not the way it currently judders about. Either way the car is certainly drivable as is and brings a smile to my face =]
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I bought the exotek front hubs but had to take them off before racing as I can't get a decent amount of steering lock with them. They foul the part on the lower wishbone where the shock linkage attaches. Anyone else had this problem? I can't see how I can make them clear but perhaps someone can tell me where I'm going wrong?
You have to put more shim beneath the front hub than above (and not put the equal amount of shims either sides of the hub) to raise the hub
Don't forget that your ride height will change by doing this, so you must correct it to keep your set-up the same
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:10 PM   #4594
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Yeah I did try altering the shimming on the hubs. Can't remember exactly what I ended up with but it was a lot more under the hub than above it so thought it wasn't right. I'll give it another go, cheers.
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:33 PM   #4595
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Unfortunately it sucks all the speed out of the car mid corner. If the back end could just hang on the car would be much faster. I can see/feel the rear tyres slide across the track and that's when the squealing happens. I think I either need to get the back end locked in mid corner or let it slide more gently and not the way it currently judders about. Either way the car is certainly drivable as is and brings a smile to my face =]
If the back end is loose that's one thing...once you fix that there is a good chance the tires will still squeal. A lot of rubber tires do even when they aren't sliding. If it is still squealing when you get the slide fixed, don't worry about it.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:37 AM   #4596
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Yeah I did try altering the shimming on the hubs. Can't remember exactly what I ended up with but it was a lot more under the hub than above it so thought it wasn't right. I'll give it another go, cheers.
Don't worry about that, I get something like 5mm under and 2.5mm above
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Just got my FGX.. worried that the local track won't accept it because of ROAR rules
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I'm looking to purchase a FGX. I was wondering what are the negatives of this car or if there is any and what breaks the most on this car and what parts I should stock up on. How easy is this car to tune and how does it perform out of the box?
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I'm looking to purchase a FGX. I was wondering what are the negatives of this car or if there is any and what breaks the most on this car and what parts I should stock up on. How easy is this car to tune and how does it perform out of the box?
You want mine... not built yet... kit plus some spares + rubber tires + front suspension kit.
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I'm looking to purchase a FGX. I was wondering what are the negatives of this car or if there is any and what breaks the most on this car and what parts I should stock up on. How easy is this car to tune and how does it perform out of the box?
Negatives - its heavy, front arms are weak, diff leaks, rear diff bearing carriers cause binding.
Positives - handles really well on any surface, upgrades are available, very easy to drive.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:18 PM   #4601
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Now with more power. Like a bit too much maybe


Thank goodness for brushless programming. Or else this would be undriveable.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:24 PM   #4602
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Looks mean! Do you have video of this beast running?
Converting mine to belt drive for the primary drive (motor shaft to drive train), the secondary will be aluminum to aluminum, I am going with the all aluminum diff as the plastic one isn't that great. I strip gears to easily, too much power will do that.
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Converting mine to belt drive for the primary drive (motor shaft to drive train), the secondary will be aluminum to aluminum, I am going with the all aluminum diff as the plastic one isn't that great. I strip gears to easily, too much power will do that.
Pictures, pictures, pictures!!!
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:57 AM   #4604
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Pictures, pictures, pictures!!!
For sure!. Waiting for some parts to put it all together.
If it works well, I will put the parts list together and step by step instructions to put it together.
I think it would make a big difference in this car.
The current transmission design is ridiculous. That spur gear is useless, it is extra friction (and noise) for nothing. It is also the main reason the Tamiya cars are faster than the FGX with their direct drive.
I am on vacation for the next 2 weeks, hoping the parts will have arrived when I return so I can do the mod.
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Mine is on the way to, the new carbon fiber chassis will be done very soon (I hope^^).
I'll do the same, pictures + parts list and step by step manual for the mod
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