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Old 04-02-2005, 12:12 PM   #1396
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Holy smokes, you get an xray kyle???
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Old 04-02-2005, 01:25 PM   #1397
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Just curious, I plan on getting a new car for next year maybe. I want to drive a belt car. Is the t1fk'05 the best car on the market right now?
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Old 04-02-2005, 01:35 PM   #1398
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That is very debatable .... from who i've talked to, they've liked the 05 very much. Many new cars coming out soon though and all current crop are cars are condenders with the right driver.

If you're waiting a year, you'll have a whole new group of cars to pick from!
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Old 04-02-2005, 01:44 PM   #1399
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it is by far the best belt ive ever used/owned.
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Old 04-02-2005, 01:59 PM   #1400
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I just saw a built FK05 and I thought the second deck is a bit too high considering every manufacturer (as far as i know of) is trying to lower their car's CG (centre of gravity).

Just wondering what your thoughts on this as it's pushing me away from getting this car.
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:02 PM   #1401
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this car is way harder to roll than the older fk. being so light, i doubt that the upper deck makes a big difference by being a few mm's higher.
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:13 PM   #1402
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I just saw a built FK05 and I thought the second deck is a bit too high considering every manufacturer (as far as i know of) is trying to lower their car's CG (centre of gravity).

Just wondering what your thoughts on this as it's pushing me away from getting this car.
You won't notice the CG of the upper deck... if you can, then you should be winning national titles. Remember that the CG is much lower than the 04 FT kit with the lowered bulkheads and the rotating pass of the spur being lower.
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:21 PM   #1403
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I am getting ready to build the new FK05 and wanted to know if it is a good idea to run thin CA around the chassis or if it's a waste of time. Any thoughts??
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:26 PM   #1404
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:38 PM   #1405
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Definitely a good idea...

Check out this link from CRC

http://teamcrc.com/crc/modules.php?n...rder=0&thold=0
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Thanks for the link.. the before and after photos tell it all.

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Old 04-02-2005, 02:59 PM   #1407
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Definitely a good idea...

Check out this link from CRC

http://teamcrc.com/crc/modules.php?n...rder=0&thold=0
Thats soo hardcore!!
Definitely a must for carpet racing.
However, it might be slight overkill for asphalt.
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Old 04-02-2005, 04:08 PM   #1408
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The whole idea of doing that is to keep the carbon fiber from de-laminating. Probably more important on asphalt.
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the artical was written by a fellow racer in irocc club in victoria the two writers are craig roberts and jody haddow

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This car is awesome ....

After spending some time at the track over the past couple of days, I have to say that this car is by-far the best TC that I have run to date. It's fast, corners well (too well), and is super-smooth.

I spent some time on the set-up and after working out a slight traction problem (too much), I have come to the conclusion that this car is FAST!!!

The track that I have been running the car at is new, however, is turning into a high-traction facility ... everyday seems to be a different set-up. I can't wait until this place's carpet balances-out.

The only one complaint that I have is like many people have posted on this forum - the dry diffs. All my other X-Ray's have never come from the factory with dry diffs - this has been a first. Other then that, much like any other X-Ray's that I have owned in the past, the quality of the parts in this car are second to none.
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