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Old 01-08-2012, 03:20 PM
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FINALLY!!!

Got to run the car today.
Broke the left front arm on the third lap after wedging the car under a Road Rail.

Of course, i had the V2 arms ready to go. Swapped them in and no problems the rest of the day. I used some beat VTA tires for the maiden voyage. I wanted to see what type of grip i would get before ordering some proper F1 rubber.

Amazingly, I had excellent rear grip. I'm pushing like a dump truck and lifting the inside wheel in the sweeper. I need to get some springs to aid in tuning, but i'm very happy so far.
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As far as setup we have started to get the FGX's working pretty good on our hi-grip carpet track

Front:
0561 Shimizu soft tires
Silver optional front king pin springs
king pin turned upside down no middle e-clip single 1 mil shim under steering block 5.0mm ride height
1 degree neg camber
4 deeg Castor (using link susp)
.05 toe out
Sauce 1/2 inside tire


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565 Shimizu Soft Tires
5.5mm ride height
2mm droop over ride height
2 hole piston with 65wt
2degree neg camber
1degree rear toe
Sauce full tire
1000CST diff lube
1.3mm sway bar

cars started really working well and stopped the snap traction roll we were getting with the cars when we had more front and rear camber. More testing today, should have 4 to 6 of them out at the track today
Thanks for the starting points will try and then fine tune to my own track once again thanks Nigel
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Originally Posted by pejota View Post
FINALLY!!!

Got to run the car today.
Broke the left front arm on the third lap after wedging the car under a Road Rail.

Of course, i had the V2 arms ready to go. Swapped them in and no problems the rest of the day. I used some beat VTA tires for the maiden voyage. I wanted to see what type of grip i would get before ordering some proper F1 rubber.

Amazingly, I had excellent rear grip. I'm pushing like a dump truck and lifting the inside wheel in the sweeper. I need to get some springs to aid in tuning, but i'm very happy so far.
Great update! I'm running the Shimizu grooved soft front and rears as recommended by Lightfoot and RacerRobert. The car still pushes a little, but not like it did out of the box. You pick up the optional camber plate yet? I got the 1* and it makes a huge difference.
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should have my aluminum uprights in the morning. Will finally get to drive the FGX for first time in weeks.
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FINALLY!!!

Got to run the car today.
Broke the left front arm on the third lap after wedging the car under a Road Rail.

Of course, i had the V2 arms ready to go. Swapped them in and no problems the rest of the day. I used some beat VTA tires for the maiden voyage. I wanted to see what type of grip i would get before ordering some proper F1 rubber.

Amazingly, I had excellent rear grip. I'm pushing like a dump truck and lifting the inside wheel in the sweeper. I need to get some springs to aid in tuning, but i'm very happy so far.
Using the hpi bridgestones. Soft in the front medium in the rear with full traction compound. Also using the stiffest rear sway bar and tamiya f201 yellow springs. 2 hole piston with 80 weight shock oil. No extra added front end weight other than reinforcing the front arms. Saturday the car had great traction and as much steering as I wanted. Almost too much front grip causing the rear to get a little loose. May try traction compound on half of the front tire or a softer rear sway bar.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:04 PM
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me again is there part available for rear hinge pin? i look forward to weekend for a chance to use the car for the 1st time.

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me again is there part available for rear hinge pin? i look forward to weekend for a chance to use the car for the 1st time.

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This?
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:54 PM
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many thanks again texastc

can some one tell me what compound these are?
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...on_id=&pg_no=1

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Soft. I have those. And Medium on the front.
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Soft. I have those. And Medium on the front.
work well on ashfelt do you know?

can anyone help me find 4.8mm and 4mm ballnuts like these?
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...yword=&pg_no=2
rabbit conversion needs them to mount the shocks and brace to the topdeck,cant use ballstud as it has countersink screw up underneath

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tried a new set up at Camarillo ( outdoor asphalt ) this weekend... it rocked !
5mm ride height...
medium Tamiya springs up front...
lube front king pins
0 degree toe out front
soft F201 rear springs
no sway bar
Shimizu soft fronts
Shimizu soft rears... yada, yada...

But the most important thing... 3 degree rear toe and use the thin Tamiya F103 style dense foam insert so you can feel the air gap in the rear tire...

The car is planted... I'm using a 35 spur with a 36 pinion... top speed is good but could be a little better... I think if I dremel out the motor mount hole I could fit in a 38 pinion might be better...

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Originally Posted by freakyfreakyflo View Post
work well on ashfelt do you know?

can anyone help me find 4.8mm and 4mm ballnuts like these?
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...yword=&pg_no=2
rabbit conversion needs them to mount the shocks and brace to the topdeck,cant use ballstud as it has countersink screw up underneath

thanks
Is this you looking for ?
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=1780


And here is the FGX parts list we have.
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/parts...arts_p_id=2287

Shimizu PS-0565 is soft compound.

Shimizu Tires for FGX will be in stock Today. I'll post here.

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A good test with a bunch of the cars here at the track this last weekend. We made some big progress with them working on:

Thinner diff fluid 1000 cst (may go lower)
softer front springs
More Castor 6d
80wt shock oil
Stiffer rear spring

we'll know more after this weekend
Our first winter series race this weekend

More parts and kit's coming in today
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Shimizu FGX tires are back in stock.

www.tqrcracing.com

FYI, Thanks.
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FGX spindles delivered and installed today thanks Sean. 2 more orders put in today too! You need to franchise your store and put one down the block from my house
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