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Old 06-03-2010, 10:55 AM   #286
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That is a good thing. 190mm is way to wide for a normal looking TC body.
When the rules for a 190mm came out it was all DTM bodies wich are widened Mercs Alfa's, ect. Then everybody started to use morphed 2 litre wide body's wich in reallity are 170 to 175cm wide.

I hope rules will keep it this narrow for scale looks.

However you are free to do whatever you like just for racing I believe it should be kept narrow!
Any implications on handling when it's that narrow?
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Are the 1XD blocks the old school type or V2? How about the rear suspension blocks?
the V2 split blocks are reversible. 1 side is "D"..the other is "XD".
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:06 PM   #288
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I hope I'm not the only one thinking this, but... what the heck does '1XD' mean?

I'm assuming then that the FF03's width is somewhere between the 160mm of an M-chassis & the 190mm of a standard TC? That could make it more tricky when choosing a body, having to make sure it's the correct width. Think I'll hold off buying one until there's been some track testing done, I don't think I'll get one if it's only a little bit bigger than an M-chassis (and possibly prone to the same grip-roll issues).
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I hope I'm not the only one thinking this, but... what the heck does '1XD' mean?

I'm assuming then that the FF03's width is somewhere between the 160mm of an M-chassis & the 190mm of a standard TC? That could make it more tricky when choosing a body, having to make sure it's the correct width. Think I'll hold off buying one until there's been some track testing done, I don't think I'll get one if it's only a little bit bigger than an M-chassis (and possibly prone to the same grip-roll issues).
Have you not read this thread?
185mm wide
257mm wheelbase

same wheelbase as HPI EP cars
same width as most Tamiya cars
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should fit most tamiya bodies
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should fit most tamiya bodies

As previously posted :

FF-03 chassis machines are compatible with many 1:10 R/C touring car Spare Body Sets, but they are NOT compatible with the following:
Item 50809 Peugeot 306 Maxi WRC Body Parts Set
Item 51223 Audi A4 DTM 2005 Lightweight Body Parts Set (Finished)
Item 51265 ADVAN Courage LC70 Mugen Body Parts Set (Finished)
Item 51288 BMW 320si WTCC 2006 Team Germany Body Parts Set
Item 51292 EBBRO 350R Body Parts Set
Item 51295 BMW Z4 M Coupe Racing Body Parts Set
Item 51306 Raybrig NSX 2007 Body Parts Set
Item 51322 Nissan Fairlady Z Version NISMO Body Parts Set
Item 51357 ARTA Garaiya Body Parts Set
Item 51359 Xanavi NISMO GT-R (R35) Body Parts Set
Item 51395 Corolla Axio apr GT Body Parts Set
Item 51396 BMW M3 GT2 2009 Body Parts Set
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I hope I'm not the only one thinking this, but... what the heck does '1XD' mean?

I'm assuming then that the FF03's width is somewhere between the 160mm of an M-chassis & the 190mm of a standard TC? That could make it more tricky when choosing a body, having to make sure it's the correct width. Think I'll hold off buying one until there's been some track testing done, I don't think I'll get one if it's only a little bit bigger than an M-chassis (and possibly prone to the same grip-roll issues).
XD refers to the width of the block used to connect the suspension arms to the chassis. there is a series of about 10 blocks that can be used to widen or narrow the track width of the car, as well as create different handling characteristics and or create toe in or out, by widening or narrowing either the front or rear block.

The blocks are used on the sedan cars (TA05, TB02, TB03, EVO's, and the TRF 414 - 5 - 6 series)
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the V2 split blocks are reversible. 1 side is "D"..the other is "XD".
Hebiki,

He asked if it uses the tradidtional block, or the V2 style. Do you know which can be used on the FF03?
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He asked if it uses the tradidtional block, or the V2 style. Do you know which can be used on the FF03?
ahh.. misread his quote. dont have the car yet in my hands. Maybe Fred can answer that one.
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If you look at the pic of the chassis a couple pages back, the rear only has holes for the 1 piece mounts(the whole bulkhead is flipped over). Couldn't see the front end though. I'm sure there's gotta be some mistake because 1XDs are REALLY short. In fact, they are the shortest tamiya makes. I assume they come with 1As like the other tub models.
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Found this way back too. Look at the under side view. The front rear mounts can be split. Then again, we just need confirmation lol.
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Found this way back too. Look at the under side view. The front rear mounts can be split. Then again, we just need confirmation lol.
there "might" be some plastic reinforcements there for the tub (the TB-03 tub had this so you had to run the blocks flipped upside down).... so Tamiya will force you to use the split blocks (unless of course you dremel it off.)

either way the wait is STILL killing me.
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there "might" be some plastic reinforcements there for the tub (the TB-03 tub had this so you had to run the blocks flipped upside down).... so Tamiya will force you to use the split blocks (unless of course you dremel it off.)

either way the wait is STILL killing me.
So looks like the rear of the front is the split blocks, Eniux, how are the rear blocks? and how are they mounted?

Hebiki any news from Jeff?
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If anyone is interested, I have assembled complete sets of aluminum screws for the Tamiya FF03 (still waiting for my car, but I have the screws gathered up). The entire kit weighs in at only 15g, which is a savings of nearly 35g from stock. The screws are made from 7075 aircraft grade aluminum and are anodized blue. The kit includes the follow sizes and quantities, 79 pieces in total:

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3x6mm Screw Round 6
3x8mm Screw Round 18
3x10mm Screw Round 16
3x12mm Screw Round 4
3x20mm Screw Round 2
3x6mm Countersunk Screw Flat 2
3x8mm Countersunk Screw Flat 5
3x10mm Countersunk Screw Flat 17
3x12mm Countersunk Screw Flat 9

The 3x34mm and 3x48mm screws found in the FF03 kit to attach the motor plate to the gearbox are not included as aluminum is not strong enough and this size is not currently available.

Please Note: There may be slight variations in blue color from fastener to fastener.

I will post them on ebay shortly, but will sell direct for $28 shipped anywhere in the USA (Canada and oversees slightly more). Email or PM for details if interested.

I also sell kits for the TRF416, TA05, TB03, F104, and M05 cars.

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Are the 1XD blocks the old school type or V2? How about the rear suspension blocks?
The only location that can use the V2 block are the Front axles rear block. The other 3 must use the old type

The rear axle block are 1XD and 1A, that's killing me, not much hobby store will stock 3 1XD block
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