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Old 02-16-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default T1 FK 05 Vs. T2

whats the difference ? i mean they came out consecutively so i doubt there much different.
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:26 PM   #2
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..........uh have you been asleep for the past three months?
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:29 PM   #3
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I havent even had my car that long... so whats the difference
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http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=92162

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Old 02-16-2006, 03:39 PM   #5
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hahah thanks... will do... i was just wondering mainly because they were released so close together ( from what ive heard ) so i was wondering what could possibly be different...
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............ everything is different............... havent you noticed
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hahah thanks... will do... i was just wondering mainly because they were released so close together ( from what ive heard ) so i was wondering what could possibly be different...
Here's the snapshot, they were released roughly 9 months apart. The T2 basically shares the diffs and drive belts with the FK05 and everything else is brand new from scratch.
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:49 PM   #9
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i know diffs are differentials but what do they do ? and where are they ? also that thread didnt tell me what the differences are... i just wanna know what they are i know about the T2 already

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The 05 didn't tweak as easy as the 06 does, for a new car it funny how many guys are going out to get new top and bottom decks
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So far the biggest differences I've found are that the T2 is much easier to adjust and maintain with improved diff access and improved access to suspension holders for roll center adjustment.

The T2 has also been more agressive than my FK05 was. In my first pack wtiht he T2 with a setup that was FAR from optimium I matched my best single lap with my FK05.

In my second outing with the T2 I set a new personal best run....stock out of the box (only changes were different springs for foams on carpet...no sway bar, no option parts, no aftermarket deck, etc...)
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T2 has a lower CG (Soviet did I get that right?) The drivetrain is easier to access. Adjustments are easier to make. Standard axles, so the unsprung weight is lower (not sure this was an improvement though) Big difference is design and handling characteristics. I couldn't stand the feel of the FK05, but the T2 feels real good. So far, no tweak issues for me.
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T2 has a lower CG (Soviet did I get that right?) The drivetrain is easier to access. Adjustments are easier to make. Standard axles, so the unsprung weight is lower (not sure this was an improvement though) Big difference is design and handling characteristics. I couldn't stand the feel of the FK05, but the T2 feels real good. So far, no tweak issues for me.

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it is my conclusion that any issues with "tweak" are due to the fact that the bulkheads are closer together than on the T1 line of cars. (My feeling that the FK05 should have been the T2, since its a different layout than the original T1 series: saddle pack -vs- all on one side).

It is easier to flex the chassis with the bulkheads closer together (less ridgidity). THis is probably why you see some of the factory drivers with the wider top deck brace locations. Wider is stiffer.

But this design also has its own performance enhancing characteristics. Namely, the car trasitions much faster, but is still very stable in mid corner. This is why its a better car. Don't think though that the FK05 or even the FK04 are still not good cars. FK04's still tear it up.
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