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Old 12-01-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
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so when i found out ugc was going out of business i scrambled and bought a ff4 and a f4 chassis. now i cant decide which one to put together and run.?


i understand the 60/40 on the ff4 does it make that big of a difference? if you had a 60/40 because of wheel weight wouldn't it drive the same way? seem like it would to me.

what would you pick? thanks
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:20 PM   #2
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I have been more than pleased with my FF4. Works great....


edit....hope you got the D mount as well
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:31 PM   #3
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nope all out. making some mounts so my ball ends can mount vertically on the vanquish servo brackets. same idea though.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:37 PM   #4
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Dude run the ff-4 its really well balanced and a great chassis for the ax-10.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:39 PM   #5
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i understand the 60/40 on the ff4 does it make that big of a difference? if you had a 60/40 because of wheel weight wouldn't it drive the same way? seem like it would to me.
No, as the FF-4 would require less weight in the tires than the F-4 to achieve 60/40, thus it would drive differently.

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Old 12-01-2010, 08:36 PM   #6
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Cant say much about the f4 but I can say that the FF$/Fastback setup is by far a kick to setup and run. In some ways I think the weight in the chassis and its positioning will impact COG in some ways. At least that makes logical since to me!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:58 PM   #7
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FF-4 is a great chassis. I myself prefer the F-4 just because I am fond of the 50/50 setup. All depends on your setup and driving style.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:05 PM   #8
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When set up well with the electronics mounted low, both chassis' should perform fine. The FF-4 might give you better uphill capability, all other things being equal. You should be able to drop an ounce of weight in each wheel with the 60/40 setup. Put some beef toobs in the front axle, and you could probably drop another 3/4 ounce per wheel, and gain axle strength.
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:12 PM   #9
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I say build them both.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:03 PM   #10
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I don't think you can go wrong either way, they are both great chasis,
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:28 PM   #11
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well i went with the ff4, still in the process of building, tomorrow the links will be built and it should be done.

i really like the f4 frame and the symmetrical look. and now its just sitting there on my shelf
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i started with a FF4 and moved to the fastback which is the same geometry as the FF4.
I say build the FF4. It really depends on your terrain.
Try the FF4 and if it isn't working good, give the F-4 a try. You should be able to transfer your gear to the F4, with minimal investment if the FF4 doesn't work to your liking.
Just my $.02 worth though. Talk to DickyT, I think he has ran both of them.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:40 AM   #13
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well i went with the ff4, still in the process of building, tomorrow the links will be built and it should be done.

i really like the f4 frame and the symmetrical look. and now its just sitting there on my shelf

Keep an eye on RPP's Salvage Yard. Cory often puts Honcho axle sets in there for under $70. The nice thing is the rear includes the lockout and straight axle shafts, and both include the heavy duty lockers. It's a cheap way to get those extra trucks rolling
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