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Old 12-02-2008, 05:00 PM   #3526
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Hi, i'm in the process of getting a vta set up. Are there any set up sheets out there for an fk05? Or anyone got any setup tips as far as supension settings. and what kind of droop am I gonna need for this class? how far apart are the carpet and asphalt setups?

I was using the Xray FK05 this past weekend for TA and the car had amazing grip. I was using the thin top plate and removed the side posts to allow more flex. Down stops I had at 4mm front and rear and had the ride hight at 5mm front and rear. My tires are very worn and sticky and traction rolling became in issue. As long as your tires are more "new" and not as sticky as mine your car should be good. Also I was using a Front one-way with the front shocks in the middle hole and the rears in the in 3rd hole from the top. Shock clickers in the 3rd position and 45 weight shock oil all the way around....

Nice car If you want even more specifics, let me know...Good luck!!
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:56 PM   #3527
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[email protected] - what springs did u run on your FK05?
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[email protected] - what springs did u run on your FK05?

It Changed throughout the day as I was trying to get rid of to much traction at all 4 corners. I think the biggest determaining factor of what springs to run is actually by the condition of your tires.

Well used TA tires get very sticky and high bite and have more side flex than newer tires. I originally had White (xray) springs 17.5lb(soft) up front and yellow 14lb(super soft) in the rear. Which is the same as I run in 13.5 sedan. If you have relatively new tires I would try that combo first (as they are much lower bite) , or no stiffer than blue front, and white rear, and see how that works.

IMHO, if your tires get to worn down,(Sticky) no amount of spring (stiff) will compensate for the tire flexing and gripping hard enough to roll on a carpet surface. All cars react different, but it seemed to me that the FK05 had a extreme amount of bite and really magnified the sticky(er) tires....

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Just a note to all the TC3 guys running the large pinions - be sure to dremel out the "web" in the chassis under the pinion gear, it will save you alot of greif. I've run my TC3 with it removed for about 3 years now and have never had a problem. When I tried it with a 17.5, I ran a 64 pitch 78 tooth spur with a 55 tooth pinion and it fit just fine.
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I cut out most of the webbing, but also had to modify the hold down / cover to clear the adjusting cam. (This was just to fit a 35t w/ the 72 tooth spur.)

I'm confident this should be enough mod to allow me to go pretty tall once I change spurs. (It's so much easier to gear a Pro2)

I'm hoping we get 8 - 10 VTA cars at our local club race this weekend...
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Doug...when are you going to bring that Mi3.5 and CAT for some racing..? Have not seen you for a while...
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Ok thanks for the fk05 help. I just ordered my 21.5 motor from nexus racing and am going to swing by and pick one up after class. What am I looking for as far as the factory setting of the timing ring?
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I want to run an Xray T2 '007 with a GTB and a 17.5 Brushless and 4 cell nimhs. What spur pinion should I be looking at? Can someone give me some help? The track is a 65 x 35 foot track with a few tight 180 degree turns.
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I want to run an Xray T2 '007 with a GTB and a 17.5 Brushless and 4 cell nimhs. What spur pinion should I be looking at? Can someone give me some help? The track is a 65 x 35 foot track with a few tight 180 degree turns.
I ran a 100/50 on my 006 for a 3.5 fdr on a 70x48 track you might want to go to a 4.0 on a track that small 100/42
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I thought I'd try to post a picture of my car as a test.

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USVTA is alive and well. At the third of four Hurricaine series races in Green Bay yesterday, T/A was the largest class. Many braved blowing snow and black ice roads for the up to 5 hour drive to make this event.

T/A racing was fast and as close as possible, with the many ontrack battles that make T/A so much fun and exciting.

Congratulations to the winner, "Doc" (Hickman).
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So after making modsto my TC3 to run a 72/35 w/ the 17.5/4cell set up...I tested it in the streets -- 20 ft. MAX speed

So I swapped out and put the 66t (48p) spur on it w/ the 35 pinion...man it still felt like Putt Putt...but took it to the track to see where it shook down against the rest.

THEY Walked away like I forget to add 2 cells to the battery.

Pulled out the BIG 48p Pinions I had, and stuck a 44t (48p) pinion on giving me a 3.75 final -- STILL slow on the 110ft front straight, but it held it's own on the tight stuff.

The motor mounting didn't let the motor mount straight w/ the bug gear...but it held in place for the main...and I'll take the dremel to the mounting and cam to get a better fit...plus I'll stick the 48p 60 toothspur on it for the next run....that will give me a 3.40 final.
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Hey quick question to anybody running an HPI Pro2 in Vintage....

I'm converting over to BL/Lipo over the winter and wonder if a standard Lipo pack will work.

Looks like there is enough clearance to slide a Lipo acrost the chassis, under the front belt, but want to be sure....
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My son uses a HPI Pro 2, and the ORION 2400, 3200, 3400 style batteries fit just fine. The Yeah Racing 3200 also fits just fine.

With ours since we harly ever take the pack out of the car, he has the spektrum receiver mounted to the top of the battery. (We wrap our antenna wire around a 2" tall by 3/4" wide piece of lexan and fasten that to the receiver w/ double sided tape)
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