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Old 11-30-2011, 02:41 AM   #901
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Pit Shimizu F201 grooved tyres also fit the standard FGX rims.......
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:07 AM   #902
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That sucks. How is the F1 class gonna take off if there is no standardization like there is in TC?
Not to split hairs, but the FGX, HPI F10 and Tamiya's F103GT and F201 all use standard 12mm hex hubs. If you really wanted to, you could use TC wheels and tires on those cars. When the F104 came out, Tamiya really should have gone with 12mm instead of the 14mm.

THAT would have gone a long way towards standardization. And if you REALLY want to push standardization, F1 should have looked at traditional 10th or 12th scale pan car foam wheels and tires. The mounting system for those things hasn't changed in how many years?
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Let's not worry about standardization, and race. It's more fun.

Pejota, I have my VTA tires and rims on my FGX. F1 tires will be in today.
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Not to split hairs, but the FGX, HPI F10 and Tamiya's F103GT and F201 all use standard 12mm hex hubs. If you really wanted to, you could use TC wheels and tires on those cars. When the F104 came out, Tamiya really should have gone with 12mm instead of the 14mm.

THAT would have gone a long way towards standardization. And if you REALLY want to push standardization, F1 should have looked at traditional 10th or 12th scale pan car foam wheels and tires. The mounting system for those things hasn't changed in how many years?
Or they all could have gone with the same hex size as the F104 as that was the same as the F103, F102, and F101 and has been the standard for over a decade in F1. Until recently that's what all the manufacturers used except for the ones using 1/10th pan car tires.
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That sucks. How is the F1 class gonna take off if there is no standardization like there is in TC?
Buy the parts that fit your car. There really isn't that much standardization. Maybe tc wheels interchange but that's about it. I can't use my sakura zero parts on a tamiya or associated. Maybe some parts will fit but its not standard between all chassis. TC chassis have become popular because they have kept up with technology. F1 cars have seen very little development over the last decade. Hopefully the new generation formula cars will bring f1 into the spotlight.
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Ok guys I should be getting my fgx this afternoon so, if you don't mind, I'm going to shoot out a couple rookie questions.

Been looking for the ride tires but it seems like they are hard to find in stock. Any opinions on the hpi Bridgestone tires? Looks like the hpi rims widen the car a little. Does this help the handling?

What FDR are you guys running? I will be on a smaller technical track with only one good straight. Using a 21.5 brushless motor.

Thanks in advance for the help. All tips are appreciated.
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I'll be doing the same until i can figure out which compounds i want AND are in stock when it comes time to order them.

We just getting started so we're all over the place on F1 tires. Box stock foams and rubbers from Tamiya to whatever Evoracer is getting for his Exotek. I've also used the Bridgestone Soft tires on an HPI F10. They were pretty awesome but i sold that car.

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Pejota, I have my VTA tires and rims on my FGX. F1 tires will be in today.
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Buy the parts that fit your car. There really isn't that much standardization. Maybe tc wheels interchange but that's about it. I can't use my sakura zero parts on a tamiya or associated. Maybe some parts will fit but its not standard between all chassis. TC chassis have become popular because they have kept up with technology. F1 cars have seen very little development over the last decade. Hopefully the new generation formula cars will bring f1 into the spotlight.
Parts are one thing but tires and wheels are another. The one component that wears out the quickest on everyone's cars are the tires. If everyone uses the same tires and wheels, then you have a large pool of supply to choose from hence lower costs. However, if you're stuck with a proprietary standard you're stuck to choose from few or limited sources, hence your costs could be relatively high. And we all know lower costs help promote participation.
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Parts are one thing but tires and wheels are another. The one component that wears out the quickest on everyone's cars are the tires. If everyone uses the same tires and wheels, then you have a large pool of supply to choose from hence lower costs. However, if you're stuck with a proprietary standard you're stuck to choose from few or limited sources, hence your costs could be relatively high. And we all know lower costs help promote participation.
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thanks, where did you order them from, horizon or all separate places?
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thanks, where did you order them from, horizon or all separate places?
From Mike's. He doesn't have to leave his track to go to Mike's, just walk through the door. The shop there is hobby heaven.
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From Mike's. He doesn't have to leave his track to go to Mike's, just walk through the door. The shop there is hobby heaven.
Yes, it was a tough 22 second walk to the far wall, complicated of course with opening the door. Its also home of the 2012 Carpet Nats...... F1 anyone?

I may have spent $15. Not much at all regardless.
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i found all the pieces except the clevis pieces and the threaded ends with the ball joints what are those
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this car is interesting i am keen to get one what spares would one get ?

who owns a F104 what's the difference in driving ?

i take it that F104 wheels do not fit
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