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Old 02-06-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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I need help seting up a FK05 On foam.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:53 AM   #2
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What class are you running? 27,19,mod? Also...are you running the stock chassis?

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Also carpet or asphalt?
I'm assuming carpet?
And have you selected a compound?
Purple,pink black?
And last but not least.
What brand?
And also the Xray web site has some great set ups on there web site too.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:28 PM   #4
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I have the FK05 asphalt/carpet edition with both chasis and top plate tires are 2x pink and cyan in stock class
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:40 PM   #5
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Typical 05 set up for carpet with foams

Dbl Pnk/Org front tires
Dbl Pnk Rear
Cyan
Magenta (forgot which one went up front as I ran GQ Tires)
Purple Springs up front - 3rd hold on shock tower - 2 holes open in shock
Violet in the rear - 4th hole on shock tower IIRC - 2 holes open in shock
30 wt shock oil
4.5 mm ride height maybe 5 in the rear
Wide upper deck
Aluminum stand offs
3mm chassis if you have it (ideal)
1 - 1.5 degree toe in in the rear
.5 degree toe out in the front

http://forum.teamxray.com/xsheets.ph...d9a6acea0b6ad6

Try looking at some of the set up sheets on the Xray site


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Thanks that is about my set up
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:17 AM   #7
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Don't forget to check your droop after every run. Whenever my FK05 starts feelin' funny, the first thing I check is the droop. The car is very sensitive to droop settings.

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thanks for the help guys I was also wondering if anyone had some spare parts to let go
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My car is really loose. I am running the setup very similiar to the setup posted. Do you run any kick up like the 05 setup recomends? Does the wide top plate make a big difference? What are the aluminum standoffs mentioned? You'll have to excuse my ignorance but I've only been in this sport for about 9 months and got this car about 3 weeks ago.
Any help would be appreciated.
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i forgot to mention I race on carpet with foam tires.
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My car is really loose. I am running the setup very similiar to the setup posted. Do you run any kick up like the 05 setup recomends? Does the wide top plate make a big difference? What are the aluminum standoffs mentioned? You'll have to excuse my ignorance but I've only been in this sport for about 9 months and got this car about 3 weeks ago.
Any help would be appreciated.
If you have only been racing for about 9 months don't worry about kick up and some of the other arm angles. Get in the habit of makinf the sure the car is straight all the time. Especially with foam tires.

If you are running on foam tires you probably are having an issue with tweak. Are you checking your tweak by lifting up the front and rear of the car with a 2.0 mm wrench from the screw inthe bottom of the chassis? Each tires should lift equally. If they are not that is a form of tweak and will make the car loose one direction and turn in hard the other. Also make sure that you have not coil boound the front of the car with your droop screws. Start with 2mil of up travel in the rear and 1 - 1.5 in the front.

The stand off are for chasis stiffness. when you have them on it takes away mechanical grip from the car (allowing the chassis to twist in the corners) most driver will run with them on from tires to keep the chassis ridgid. Unless you have a very green track leave them in.

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I understand checking the tweek that way but if my droop is not right will this method work?
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For droop, I set my ride height to 5mm, then put a ride height gauge at 7mm under the end I am measuring. I adjust the downstop screws until the tires just make contact with a sheet of paper under each tire. That should mean 2mm droop at the chassis. My car is very neutral and stable. I'm using Associated 50 wt oil all around, 2 holes each piston. As long as I have good tires, its all in the driving.
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