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Old 07-06-2007, 04:14 AM   #1
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I've decided to upgrade my car and buy an FW05. I decided on this one because I want a shaft driven car. I don't expect to be racing, certainly not straight away but I'm a member of a club and have use of a good track. Can anyone give me some set up advice for the car. It is the Kyosho Cup version. Is this the foam or rubber set up ? and what would be the best upgrades for it ?

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Hi mate i got the same car its a good car i recomend doing the mainfold and the pipe it gives it alot more power also if you would like to get alot more power pull your engine apart and smoothen the crankcase (with a file or sand paper) so that the fuel gets to the engine alot quicker .
Its a top car but i might get a Team Mgic g4s
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Hi everyone,
I've decided to upgrade my car and buy an FW05. I decided on this one because I want a shaft driven car. I don't expect to be racing, certainly not straight away but I'm a member of a club and have use of a good track. Can anyone give me some set up advice for the car. It is the Kyosho Cup version. Is this the foam or rubber set up ? and what would be the best upgrades for it ?

many thanks for your help.
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if you have the t plus you can run foams on it. Upgrades, car is bit heavy compared to most others will be racing. Lipo reciever pack and reg is easy way to reduce about 60grams. Good air filter and exhaust system, change shock oil , springs maybe to try different rates for your track, maybe get yourself swaybars for it. Apart from that all I can say is just practice and learn to setup this car to get the most out of it and learn as much as you can on this. Quite a tough car so will take a fair bit of abuse good for a first nitro car and can be made to go well.
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i have done some modifications to my car like exsuast and some other parts do i tell that you can notice the difference
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if you have the t plus you can run foams on it. change shock oil , springs maybe to try different rates for your track,
Thanks Stevenc, which shock oil would you recommend, and what springs would be best ? Are the stock items not so good ?
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the shocks are ok but you have to get some harder spings because the stock spring are not as hard
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Thanks Driftkingz.

It has arrived and I'm really pleased with it. As it is an ARR kit, would it have been oiled / greased, or should I strip it down and oil and grease it myself ?

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Thanks Stevenc, which shock oil would you recommend, and what springs would be best ? Are the stock items not so good ?
Stock springs are quite soft imo, I got the V one springs for it. There are 3 spring rates, Gold is hard Black is Medium and Silver is soft. Also the front springs for the Vone series are shorter then rear. I was running 60wt oil, but it depends on your track or where your going to run it. Also try and use same brand of shock oil if you experiment with the weights to keep it consistent.

Re header of a aftermarket tuned pipe, very important to match the ports. You will find the port on the header is always smaller in length to the motors port. So you just need to machine it a little to help with the gas flow. Another option part I bought is the special clutch KC45, supposed to engage a little higher rpm and better then stock alloy clutch.

I forgot to mention also gearing. GXR motor is quite torquey and you can pull taller gearing very easily, go up one tooth each on the 1st and 2nd gear on the clutchbell. If you want more you can change the bevel gears on the Diffs from 40t to 39 if you want.
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Thanks Driftkingz.

It has arrived and I'm really pleased with it. As it is an ARR kit, would it have been oiled / greased, or should I strip it down and oil and grease it myself ?

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Great job on the paint work, looks great. Do you mean RTR ..I didnt realise they came ARR. I would imagine if it came assembled diffs and shocks all ready to go. I would mainly check your suspension settings like camber and ride height, toes etc and make sure screws are tight.
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Hey great paint job looks top and good luck with your car if you need any help wit the car just message me
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Great job on the paint work, looks great. Do you mean RTR ..I didnt realise they came ARR. I would imagine if it came assembled diffs and shocks all ready to go. I would mainly check your suspension settings like camber and ride height, toes etc and make sure screws are tight.
Hi Stevenc, the ARR comes without radio, body and wheels so you just drop your own stuff in. All assembled apart from that.

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Hey great paint job looks top and good luck with your car if you need any help wit the car just message me
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The kit spings are fine if you are using rubber tyres.
You will also need to put silicon oil in the diffs. I use 100000 in the front and 5000 in the rear. 40 to 50 in the shocks with 1.2 mm holes.
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Thanks for the info straybullet. I've only just broken the engine in tonight - damn British summer !!! I'm hoping to get on the track in the next few days - providing the weather stays dry !!
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