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Old 06-27-2012, 09:29 PM   #16
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Where do the Exotek chassis fit into these comparisons?
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #18
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TRG111 seems to be a real good car
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:03 AM   #19
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Just my opinion,

Asphalt - Soft chassis like Tamiya F104 F60 with fiberglass chassis and cut top deck.

Carpet - Stiffer chassis.
I think this should be rephrased into smooth/bumpy, and so on. Our asphalt track is smooth, and favours a stiff chassis over a flexible one. The reverse is true for the more bumby tracks I've driven at. Carpet tends to be smoother, but there's always exceptions .

Most of the differences of the cars mentioned have more to do with chassis options out of the box (carbon fibre vs FRP, and so on), and width, than any structural difference. At least with the low-end power we're usually talking about in F1, silvercan, 21.5 blinky, and so on. On foams, my F109 is about as fast as my Corally F1. A stock F109 will only be marginally slower on our track.

Now, for the required 'X is good because I drive it': The Corally F1. *dons asbestos suit and takes cover*
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Corally!!! hahaha just kidding, no flames here. Anyways even Tamiya used that front end design.





The big rims and low profile tires however... hehehe.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:29 AM   #21
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Corally!!! hahaha just kidding, no flames here. Anyways even Tamiya used that front end design.





The big rims and low profile tires however... hehehe.
Yeah, Tamiya is slow to catch on :P.

With the right wheels that model Corally is actually 200mm :P
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Houston Here! F104 seems to be a good start for everyone as long as you can get some set up help.
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I have asked the same question and my answers were always f103 or f104 for rubber tire on carpet. From my own experiences I can tell you that the fgx is weak out of the box. It requires a lot of work and upgrades to make it a dependable racer. I guess I have a little over $300 in the chassis alone but now it can take almost any impact. It can also hold its own against the f104. If I had to do it all over again I would go f104 or f103 right off but the independent suspension on the fgx is really cool. I have not been overly impressed with the f109 but I haven't seen one really driven to the edge either. Unfortunately we do not have a f103 at our track so I can only go off of the opinion of other veteran racers that it is a great racer. Some place it above the f104. The hpi f10 seems to be another that will take an additional $150 to make it a solid racer. Again we only have one of these at the track so my experience is limited.

To get a good car out of the box and get racing right away go with the 103 or 104. Do some research and be sure to get the right tires. Don't go for good enough get the right tires. Again GET THE RIGHT TIRES!!!!!!!!! Tires make all the difference in a winning f1 and a spin out in every corner f1.
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+1 .. The RIGHT Tire's make All the Diffrence .. Also remember . diffrent tracks MAY like diffrent tires ...

Im running . FGX EXOTEK chassis . running IFRS ..
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I have not been overly impressed with the f109 but I haven't seen one really driven to the edge either.
I wasn't that impressed either, and I still believe that it's been made too cheap. There's lots of play everywhere, and the plastic is too flexible; also the adjustable caster plate is very fragile, and the alu replacement part is made out of unobtainium. Having said that, the stock F109 is only marginally slower than a full-option one, and that one is very competitive on the track.

While I've rarely broken parts (F109 casterplate being the main one recently ). part availability can be an issue as well. In that respect I'm very interested in the upcoming Serpent F110. Big-brand name, racing pedigree, and still the scale bits some people are very specific about.

+1 on the tyres.
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My F103 just killed here in CO. It's not almost cheating. It is cheating. Wider car just dominates the others. I retired the 103 as it's just not fair.
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My F103 just killed here in CO. It's not almost cheating. It is cheating. Wider car just dominates the others. I retired the 103 as it's just not fair.
Was it the width of the car, of the width/compounds of the tyres? I strongly suspect the latter, to be honest. By itself the extra track width isn't going to 'dominate' the narrower cars. Faster potentially, but dominate?
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Any input on a RWD Tamiya F201?
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Any input on a RWD Tamiya F201?
My guess would be too heavy to be competitive. Parts availability would be tough too. Lots of time on eBay.
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Was it the width of the car, of the width/compounds of the tyres? I strongly suspect the latter, to be honest. By itself the extra track width isn't going to 'dominate' the narrower cars. Faster potentially, but dominate?
I'd say mostly the width. I'm sure the rear tire width helped as well though. The Pit tires made the 104s competitive, but the 103 w/ type Bs was just inherently faster.
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