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Old 08-09-2004, 10:10 AM   #2521
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I have to ask myself - are those Winternats barriers really going to be worse than my tracks concerete curbs?
Well, the Florida ones are steel !

Either way, they're harder and stronger than carbon or nylon.
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Well, the Florida ones are steel !

Either way, they're harder and stronger than carbon or nylon.
Well, a massive concerete curbstone is harder than sheet steel and I've still not managed to break anything, so maybe the Winternats track won't be sooooo bad
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Well, a massive concerete curbstone is harder than sheet steel and I've still not managed to break anything, so maybe the Winternats track won't be sooooo bad


I'll toast to that!

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You need to look in to it a bit further.
There are 3 specs of FW05R, and 2 specs of FW05S.
And if you want a solid spool then I suggest you look elsewhere as this car doesn't need it.

Which model is the better choice, R or S of the FW-05
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Old 08-09-2004, 10:56 AM   #2526
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Mark, sounds like a good plan. Me in front of NiMo and you behind him. By the end of the weekend, he'll start thinking of buying a 710 as well!

Hey wait ... I thought you're practising clockwise at your track now?!
710!
is that the local bus?
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Which model is the better choice, R or S of the FW-05
The Serpent 710!

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710!
is that the local bus?


Good one NiMo ... that'll be the bus that leaves you in the dust.
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Good one NiMo ... that'll be the bus that leaves you in the dust.
At the moment it's more like 'leave you in the spray'
Another thunderstorm has arrived.
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With a FW-05R can someone give me a quick run down of upgrades that should be installed in the car for durability and reliability. EX, universals, steel bevel gears 39T or 40T...

What type of starter box is best, dont see my mugen BTII working on the fw-05r.
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With a FW-05R can someone give me a quick run down of upgrades that should be installed in the car for durability and reliability. EX, universals, steel bevel gears 39T or 40T...

What type of starter box is best, dont see my mugen BTII working on the fw-05r.
vand1, if you just read back a few pages you will see others have asked the same questions and they have all been answered many times over.

39T ring gears would be my first upgrade. Team Magic X5 starter box works great.
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Old 08-09-2004, 12:14 PM   #2532
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Why is it so many say they want to get the FW05R, but want to install a load of option parts on it before they even drive it.

THE CAR DOES NOT NEED UPGRADES

Buy it, use it, and when parts start wearing replace them with the better parts.

I've tried option parts like Carbon shock towers and steering plate, but found the original parts perform better and are actually stronger than the carbon parts.

Only real areas to look at are:
Bearings in the Steering
Diff Ring Gears
nothing else needs changing, they are only personal choice options.
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hi all.
ive used and own both the kawaharra and the stock kyosho...
i feel all you need is the alumin front bulkhead..(the plastic has too much flex,,and dont over tighten the grub screws) and some 39 gears.....
the rest does it all by its self....
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Old 08-09-2004, 04:58 PM   #2535
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Are universals need for this car, or standard bones are holding in just fine.


I found a kit R for $320 from tower. I figure it is not the hopped up car. It has the same model number of the ruber tire model. Are the thicker chassis, carbon upper plate and hop ups from the hopped up car helpful in durability or performance?

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