So had my first run with the X1 today, and it was... umm... tricky! Actually was never intending to drive it today as I didn't expect to have everything together... but the yellow wiring suits it I think
Was using a 17.5t with no boost, and Shimizu 575 Rears/573 Front.
Shimizu 0573 F1-M tire with stock insert
5mm ride height
1.5 camber, kit spacers
Shimizu 0577 R1 tire with stock insert
4.5mm ride height, pod set to level
Super soft t-bar, all screws, with centre loose (can see screw moving in counter sinking)
Red spring, Losi 25wt oil, Stock spacers (3mm)
Schuey Diff greese in roll damper
Diff set to not slip, but still smooth (built with carbon balls and schumacher greese on main plate, and AE black on one piece thrust race)
Stock gearing (93/25)
To start with the car was as kit, with just diff greese on the damper tube, black front spring, Red centre shock with Losi25wt, and simply put, was really tricky to drive. I should mention I did try full width additive (FX2) for 10mins on the rear which helped, but this wore off after about 2mins of running...
Firstly, I thought it was related to the rear axle moving (I'm sure I loctited the grub screws!
) as would happily snap round when quickly changing direction. With that fixed, I tried some heavy Corally damper tube greese (blue stuff), and that massively calmed the car down into the turns (almost too much, but I figure softer front spring will help here)... however it was still really tricky on power at low throttle.
At speed, it felt pretty nice and balanced, with a bit of push, but in the slowest speed corners, it was really tricky to get smooth on the power. It would just snap, and seem to hook into the the slide... Fair enough it might be my inexperience with an F1, but I'm pretty sure it shouldn't quite be like that! Already at 50% throttle expo, any other ideas?
Also noticed something a little weird, with the centre of the super soft T-bar (right by the middle screw hole) seemingly having some wear from hitting the ground. Is this normal? or should I be looking to raise the rear ride height more.
And final question... pod droop. At the moment, I've just set the pod to be level with the chassis plate at ride height. Is this a decent starting point?
Looking forward to giving it another go when I get the 21.5t... but any other help or advice for the time being would be great!
Thanks in advance