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Old 02-19-2017, 01:28 PM   #61
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A couple missing balls and some ill sized e-rings still haven't convinced me of a misguided purchase. There was nothing missing or so wrong with the FF17 that I did not have spares or could shim.

For comparison.....(in CAD$)

Tamiya FF04 EVO Black - $529
Serpent – S411 FF (discontinued), good luck finding local or online Canadian parts support.
XRAY- No FF... (2017 T4 $699)

VBC - $359 and enough Canadian support, coast to coast.
This was pretty much a no brainer for me...
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Hi guys, i got my FF17 yesterday and look for some setup sheets.
I will race on a medium size / grip carpet track with 17.5 / 13.5 motor.
Body will be a Mon-tech WR1 Fiesta and tires are RIDE Spec.

Thanks in advance for your help

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Hi guys, i got my FF17 yesterday and look for some setup sheets.
I will race on a medium size / grip carpet track with 17.5 / 13.5 motor.
Body will be a Mon-tech WR1 Fiesta and tires are RIDE Spec.

Thanks in advance for your help

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First you can run the base setup and try to put 2.4M in the diff. Play a little bit with droop to put it closer to what you want.
Right now I am testing short links at both ends almost no camber gain in the rear and relatively soft front vs rear springs.
I want the rear to follow the front and be as stiff as possible without being unstable. I was joking with my friend and I almost want the rear to react like a have a swivel wheel at the back. I found that with the base setup the rear is too stuck and it scrub speed in the corners especially in sweepers.

PM me with your email and I will send you a PDF of my current setup. This setup may be too unstable on brand new tires and low grip...
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:30 PM   #64
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Received some parts from the machinist...

Will test them next week and if all OK I can give you a link to where to make them cut

New servo holder...servo on the right side and more inward +/-6mm for better weight distribution



Transversal shorty pack tray...no additional holes required possible to change weight distribution 7mm more forward...a little bit flexy near the end but will call that a feature to limit flex impact lol Curious to see if the thing will move when hitting stuff but it's very difficult to make it move by hand.





You can see here a prototype brace to dramatically firm up the rear of the chassis. Will make some back to back tests to see if my theory is working in real life



This spring I may design a new top deck and/or new chassis plate depending of what I feel it's needed on the car...
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Poop! My protoform Cadillac won't fit. The nose is too short relative to the wheel well centre. It looks like you need about 95mm of nose from the front axle. Fortunately I have an old Tamiya F360 that fits perfectly.
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Anyone have other current body recommendations??
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Anyone have other current body recommendations??
The Build RC Scirocco is working well VS the 3Racing Civic. It don't need a wing to be stable but if I put the Civic wing on it it's super neutral. Be aware that the wing in the pictures is not included anymore and that the body is polycarbonate not brittle PVC like on the description.

Will need to test more body!
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Has anyone experienced working directly with VBC Racing via their online site?
I ordered some parts and was short shipped 2 components. I am growing increasingly concerned with how long it is taking them to make the correction. Is this consistent with their service? Or is my experience an anomaly?
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Poop! My protoform Cadillac won't fit. The nose is too short relative to the wheel well centre. It looks like you need about 95mm of nose from the front axle. Fortunately I have an old Tamiya F360 that fits perfectly.
Fixed it, I just needed to shave the foam bumper to be flush with the edge of upper and lower plastic "sandwich" bumper parts
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I installed the inexpensive T-Works FF12 gold screw kit - much nicer than the stock non-VBC Racing screws. The gold plating really makes it easy to see the screws - great for those panic situations in the pits when you drop them.
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VBC should release a cam style motor mount or some mechanism other than the end mount screws for the motor. With the stock motor classes, it is near frustration to mount the motor with the giant pinions needed to get the right fdr!!
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VBC should release a cam style motor mount or some mechanism other than the end mount screws for the motor. With the stock motor classes, it is near frustration to mount the motor with the giant pinions needed to get the right fdr!!
Problem is that in Asia where they race FWDs regularly they usually run 13.5 as the motor. When I was in Singapore they were using 10.5s. 17.5 or 21.5 FWD was probably never even thought of when they designed it.
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I run 76/56 with no problem !
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