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Old 11-30-2015, 09:48 AM   #121
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Use the side links from the AE 12r5.2. They are a little more flexible and forgiving when you hit something.
You could also try to cook (in hot water) the sidelinks a bit before installing. Never tried it on sidelinks, but it's an old trick to make platic parts more flexible.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:09 PM   #122
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Anybody know if the FX frontend could fit on the older F car?
The FX front end would fit directly on the F, but you will have no way of steering the car. The F integrates the steering servo into the front end where as the FX have the servo behind the front end with steering links.
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:37 PM   #123
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Went over the car and found the front ride height was 0.5mm lower on the left than the right. Measured and checked everything, no tweak anywhere. Only conclusion I can make is the lower arm pivot ball mount must be slightly angled.
Anyone have this issue?
Fixed it by replacing the 1.5mm FRP ride height spacer with a 1.0mm from the Flash 04. D-05-VBC-1016.

The shock had slop in the upper and lower mounting points. Replaced the shock lower eyelet and pivot ball with a associated ASC91448 part. Fits perfect and no slop. Also replaced the pivot ball on the top of the shock with one of the ball from the 91448 packet. Had to ream the top shock connector to get the new ball to fit nicely.

Looking forward to see how it runs tonight.
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Got the FX in transit, need some help with a body. Can someone recommend a body that will fit with a standard shorty pack? Was looking at the standard tamiya F104 body that rcmart have on offer.

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Old 12-04-2015, 02:46 AM   #125
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Got the FX in transit, need some help with a body. Can someone recommend a body that will fit with a standard shorty pack? Was looking at the standard tamiya F104 body that rcmart have on offer.

Cheers TJ
Protoform thirteen body would fit the FX quite nicely. There are enough clearance in the body that a standard shorty would fit. The Fourteen might fit the chassis as well but I have yet to try it.


The Tamiya should also fit the chassis as well.

Team Saxo duckbill would not fit the chassis. It will not clear the a standard shorty battery
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:05 AM   #126
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+1 on the thirteen body shell.

My 13 year old drove the FX tonight with some very good results for his 2nd club night with the car and 2nd club night driving F1.

The car was a lot easier to drive this time staying close with the leader. Finished 3rd, 2nd and 2nd with about 1 to 3 seconds behind the leader.

Still a lot of learning on how to setup and maintain an F1 car.

The track is undercover with low grip coated concrete surface.
Ran kit setup except for the 100K oil in the side dampers. Ran Pit Shimizu tyres too.

Overall, very pleased with the car.
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Thanks for the replies, might grab the tamiya one and see how that goes and I'll post back on here later on
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Thanks for the replies, might grab the tamiya one and see how that goes and I'll post back on here later on
Fifteen fits as well.
Tamiya f60 probably won't fit with battery in transverse position
Also Tamiya bodies are 15-20 grams heavier
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Fifteen fits as well.
Tamiya f60 probably won't fit with battery in transverse position
Also Tamiya bodies are 15-20 grams heavier
How much does a protoform bodies weight?

For comparison my f60 bodies with detail side pods attached weight 68-70 grams not counting wings. The vintage ferrari & Tyrell bodies are 48 and the Jordan 191 is 45g.
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How much does a protoform bodies weight?

For comparison my f60 bodies with detail side pods attached weight 68-70 grams not counting wings. The vintage ferrari & Tyrell bodies are 48 and the Jordan 191 is 45g.
Protoform bodes with acrylic paint weight in around 35 grams.
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:24 PM   #131
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Fifteen fits as well.
Tamiya f60 probably won't fit with battery in transverse position
Also Tamiya bodies are 15-20 grams heavier
I believe the fifteen fits with low profile shorty packs only, as per the website. I'm after a body that will fit with the normal shorty packs in transverse configuration.
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:48 AM   #132
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Hello Guys,
I need some advices!

Im running the car with new Ride tires.
On corner exit, rear Wheel is always lifting.

Im using Ride soft springs in front,30k on both tubes and VBC soft springs for links.
Ill already harder front springs, harder links springs, but it's still the same...

Any idea?
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Are you running on asphalt or carpet? Is the track slippery or very grippy?

Try running soft springs in the front, and hard on the side and see if that helps with the lifting.
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Are you running on asphalt or carpet? Is the track slippery or very grippy?

Try running soft springs in the front, and hard on the side and see if that helps with the lifting.
Carpet high grip.
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Carpet high grip.
You should do exactly the oposite to what disaster999 suggests.
A bit harder springs at the front and the softest available at the back. A softer oil in the side dumpers must be used also - try 10k.
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