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Old 06-29-2018, 04:24 PM
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i got an fx and i get on the gas out of a corner and the rear end likes to kick out i can't get on the gas out of the corner anybody got a fix for this ?
Start off at the extremes. put 4mm of spacers under the rearward shock end. zero shims under the frontward shock end. Use 300ish oil and the lightest spring you have. Use full droop in the front. loosen the diff to just where it starts to slip. add more pod sag at the pivot point. when it pushes, work your way back until you find the balance you can drive. Good Luck.
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I reccomend this part if you are trying to improve the durability of the upper pins, just make sure you buy the matching c clips

https://gripworksrc.com/products/fla...-b-02-vbc-1005
I know this is a bit dated...but I donít understand where the pin will go?
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I know this is a bit dated...but I donít understand where the pin will go?
See page 11 of the manual.
Its the upper hinge pin where the upper arms pivot.
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Originally Posted by Fredp1 View Post
See page 11 of the manual.
Its the upper hinge pin where the upper arms pivot.
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Scanned the thread...is there a better option for the kingpin upper ball for the fx? Found one plastic one in one side of my 3rd hand car, and a metal in the other. Which is original? The plastic one is supper tight within the cup, while the metal one is perfect. Any ideas on which metal ball this might be?

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Originally Posted by Fredp1 View Post
See page 11 of the manual.
Its the upper hinge pin where the upper arms pivot.
Looked at manual...but what about the little arrma pins?

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I know this is a bit dated...but I donít understand where the pin will go?
They replace the hollow tubes that go through the upper arms.
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Originally Posted by AlexPate View Post
They replace the hollow tubes that go through the upper arms.
Thanks, Alex

but I mean the tiny pins...not the larger hinge pins.

oh, also...I think I have your car...got it from Dave 🙂
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Scanned the thread...is there a better option for the kingpin upper ball for the fx? Found one plastic one in one side of my 3rd hand car, and a metal in the other. Which is original? The plastic one is supper tight within the cup, while the metal one is perfect. Any ideas on which metal ball this might be?

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No matter what you do for vbc parts there will be slop.
The upper arm set and upper king pin ball from fxm is the best option from vbc. The Yokomo f1 upper ball and ball cup will work as well.
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Originally Posted by AlexPate View Post
No matter what you do for vbc parts there will be slop.
The upper arm set and upper king pin ball from fxm is the best option from vbc. The Yokomo f1 upper ball and ball cup will work as well.
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FX was excellent last weekend...my first outing with the car. Just sayiní
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Another TQ and win for the VBC FX18 but this time on asphalt at the RRR Annual Summer Challenge in beautiful Richmond BC. Results are here.
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