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Old 02-12-2017, 12:16 AM   #166
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Do you mix front and rear tires or use the same compound all around.? If so which compound do you put in front and what on the rear?
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I use the same tires front and rear so I can swap them around for even wear, and then I tune for oversteer/understeer using springs and swaybars.
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I've bought an used FF 04 Evo and the rear sway bars are missing.
Do the sway bars from the 419 fit are they the same shape?
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You can use the 418 bars on the FF04 Evo, you'll have to shorten them a couple of mm's on each side. I've never used the 419 ones...

The XV-01 sway bars are recommended in the manual, but when I read the review of the FF04 Evo on kentech blog, he recommended the 418 ones as he feels the XV-01's are all on the soft side. And the FF04 Evo doesn't come with a front sway-bar, it comes with a rear one - so the previous owner may have put the rear sway bar on the front.

I just ordered another set of 418 sway bars from TQ.
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You can use the 418 bars on the FF04 Evo, you'll have to shorten them a couple of mm's on each side. I've never used the 419 ones...

The XV-01 sway bars are recommended in the manual, but when I read the review of the FF04 Evo on kentech blog, he recommended the 418 ones as he feels the XV-01's are all on the soft side. And the FF04 Evo doesn't come with a front sway-bar, it comes with a rear one - so the previous owner may have put the rear sway bar on the front.

I just ordered another set of 418 sway bars from TQ.
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thanks @ aracefan,
but there was no sway bar on the car none on the front and on the rear.
So I didn't know if the 419 sway bars would fit front and rear.
Or do I need as set for XV-01 for the rear?

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thanks @ aracefan,
but there was no sway bar on the car none on the front and on the rear.
So I didn't know if the 419 sway bars would fit front and rear.
Or do I need as set for XV-01 for the rear?

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Hey Claude,

If the car doesn't have any sway bars, I would just order a set for the 418... You can get them off ebay, Tower Hobbies, or I use TQ RC Racing.

Here is the FF04 Evo build I was talking about. Good info and hop-up information in here. For example: the kit comes with plastic suspension blocks and kentech recommends using aluminum ones. I ordered some of those as well.

Good luck and have fun with it.
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Is a fan for the motor necessary? Running a 21.5

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I can't offer any advice on if a fan should be used with a 21.5, but I do know the thin band type R1 makes work, there's enough clearance for one of those.

Are black aluminum suspension blocks offered? My chassis is blacked out and if I got some blue ones I'd want to re-anodize or paint them to keep the black out theme.
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Old 02-13-2017, 12:05 PM   #173
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Maybe someone can chime in that knows more, but I've never seen anything but blue anodized aluminum suspension blocks from Tamiya. Even the Yeah Racing ones are blue... I hear'ya though - just ordered the Black Edition - should be here today - and will want to keep it black themed. Will probably just utilize the plastic ones until they HAVE to be upgraded.
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EXOTEK makes some nice BLACK suspension blocks. one-piece and split-style.
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Oh nice! Thanks for posting that up!
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EXOTEK makes some nice BLACK suspension blocks. one-piece and split-style.
Yes Sherman, my FF04 Evo black edition got delivered today, so thank you sir for posting that.
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EXOTEK makes some nice BLACK suspension blocks. one-piece and split-style.
The Exotek pivot blocks are discontinued, so you can only buy the ones they still have in stock. I ran into that problem when buying them for my TA-05v2 Gold Edition.

Regarding the motor fan: Running one wouldn't hurt, but you would have to run astronomically high gearing to actually put a heavy load on the motor with only the front wheels putting power to the ground. Even a cheap disposable brushed 27t motor is enough to spin the front wheels on a FWD touring car; You'd probably have to gear the pinion and spur >1:1 in order to overburden a brushless motor without spinning the wheels.
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anyone run this car in usgt?
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Thanks for that info, fyrstormer. Just ordered a boatload of'em... except the "D" block as those are out of stock.

I got the Tamiya ones coming to upgrade the FF04 Evo, and now these for when I build the FF04 Evo Black Edition.

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The Exotek pivot blocks are discontinued, so you can only buy the ones they still have in stock. I ran into that problem when buying them for my TA-05v2 Gold Edition.

Regarding the motor fan: Running one wouldn't hurt, but you would have to run astronomically high gearing to actually put a heavy load on the motor with only the front wheels putting power to the ground. Even a cheap disposable brushed 27t motor is enough to spin the front wheels on a FWD touring car; You'd probably have to gear the pinion and spur >1:1 in order to overburden a brushless motor without spinning the wheels.
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How do these compare to a plastic FF03? Would you notice the difference?
I am not a racer but do visit the local track for timed laps a fair bit and my FF03 is for the track only use.
I guess the same answer would apply to a TA05vsTRF416 etc etc.


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