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Old 01-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #1276
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Heres the break. You can see some CF rod I used as a reinforcement but it didn't do. I didn't think it would, just not an easy spot to reinforce.
That's exactly where I broke 2 of the top decks. Your right its not easy to reinforce but if you to get it fixed up go ahead and get the aluminium steering knuckles. They are the next weakest link. After everything is done it is going to take a hard hit to break the front end. Except for the front wing. Knocked 2 off already but they are easy to attach and wings don't knock you out of the race.
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What compound are the front Ride tyres ? Having trouble with Shimizu soft / soft combination . Unsure whether to try Shimizu med fronts , or go for some Rides like on that R31 ...........
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What compound are the front Ride tyres ? Having trouble with Shimizu soft / soft combination . Unsure whether to try Shimizu med fronts , or go for some Rides like on that R31 ...........
the fronts in the pic are 104 hubs with 0571(soft) pits. ALOT of steering. i changed to 0573(med) pits and was much better. then i have tried the stock hubs with the ribbed soft pits and was about the same as the mediums. i havent tried the RIDE tires yet.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:16 AM   #1279
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that is a fantastic looking renault i would like to find the rib tire to fit my rabbit to match the back wheel.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:30 AM   #1280
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What compound are the front Ride tyres ? Having trouble with Shimizu soft / soft combination . Unsure whether to try Shimizu med fronts , or go for some Rides like on that R31 ...........
Medium fronts work well.
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Still need abit of reinforcing the front arms as the version 2 still broke easily.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:46 AM   #1282
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Bugger just got an fgx was about to order the v2 parts.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:57 AM   #1283
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Still need abit of reinforcing the front arms as the version 2 still broke easily.
wow that is not what I wanted to hear.

I did a quick mod to the upper deck tonight. I cut a piece of FRP from a motor plate from an F109, and shoe gooed it on the upper deck. Will see how it works tomorrow. Fix one thing, break another. I have replaced everything at least twice already.



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Bugger just got an fgx was about to order the v2 parts.
You forget it is Dan driving .. didn't you see the picture of his nitro car? Broke the motor in half
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Still need abit of reinforcing the front arms as the version 2 still broke easily.
Did you break the upper or lower? I was afraid the lowers were still going to have problems.
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You forget it is Dan driving .. didn't you see the picture of his nitro car? Broke the motor in half
Lol forgot about that picture
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We at RCshox just acquired a laser machine so soon i will have lots of carbon parts and conversion kits! Just hang tight for about a month!
I'd like to see a CF upper deck conversion that keeps the front end the same, relatively anyway. Maybe in two or more pieces so the battery could be removed from the top fairly easily, maybe even a shorty/standard option set. Speaking of which a better battery retaining system, right now you either tape it in as you build it, or fight with it later like I did. I've already removed my battery door and put the electronics in front of the battery to balance the car a little more to my liking. My thought would be a rear plate that the dampers and rear chassis brace mount to, a front plate that the arms and steering rack mount to and one in between held down by thumb screws. And finally, lift the steering linkage from the servo saver to the rack by a couple mm for better battery clearance. 25.5mm just isn't enough space.
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I used ca and carbon flat stock on the sides and ran a piano wire from the back of the deck all the way to the front on the underside of the deck. Drilled and grinded as necessary. Coated the whole thing in a nice layer of shoe goo....... flat stock, rod, and as much of the chassis as I could. took the car out and really pushed the car. hit hard enough to break a set of reinforced lower arms and a steering knuckle but he deck held up. By the way I did this with a deck that was already broke and not a new one. Had to cut the piano wire on the servo side and use a small shim on the top deck to get clearance but it worked great. First time I was comfortable pushing the car
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Is it possible to shorten /clip the rear spring to make them stiffer untill 3racing imports a spring kit. I think a shorter spring is stiffer.
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Did you break the upper or lower? I was afraid the lowers were still going to have problems.
He broke the upper. I had the v2 arms on mine as well.
I had a marshal fire another car directly in front of me , while steaming onto the straight. Destroyed the front axle bearings on one side , but didnt break the new upper. I also tested them very well throughout the night. They are a lot stiffer and definitely beefier in general.
I will grab some shimizu mediums to try up front. It was hooking the rear around , like a mini running the wrong front tyres.......
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