Originally posted by spooky
Zombie, I have a cross car on order.... anything I should know or any extra parts I should get ? Any help would be great.....
Cross parts for the F1 are very hard to get... may not be imported to the US anymore. I have 3 sitting on my shelf... #1 I race with fully hopped up... #2 assembled. for back-up... #3 car use it for spare parts.
I have my car fully hopped up. I have the Graphite chassic, graphite rear pod, aluminum front / rear bulkheads, alum. cam.
alum. post, hardened axle., alum. diff hubs., alum. rear motor mount and left pod. stiff front shock springs. HPI shocks for rear pod.
The whole upper front arm has been modified with Ti turnbuckles.
The plastic upper arms bend easy and that changes the caster and camber. With the turnbuckles easy to adjust caster and camber settings.
The stock tires work fine... but I would get Tamiya foams instead.
med. compounds in front and soft in rears. The car has alot of push. you'll need very stiff springs in front. 10L/12L front springs will fit also.
Sorry don't have any pics to show you... If I did you can see all the modification done to get it to handle right.
for complete list of hop-ups see: http://www.rc-cross.com/page/frame.html
You can probably still get these from Japan or Hong Kong hobbies shops.
I've also owned the Yamiya F1 cars too. If I had a choice before I bought the Cross F1.. I would of tried to get the Keil F1. uses Associated 10L/12L parts, or even the Corally F1 from UK. I have a friend that goes to UK once or twice a year... I'm going to get the Keil F1. Hope this helps...let me know if you need any other info on the Cross.