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Old 02-20-2012, 01:25 PM   #226
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You do have the good stuff then

This is what I do for more steering;

Zip tie the servo saver- tightens up the spring for more initial steering
Add more front camber
Zero front toe in
Add a little bit of rear pod droop
Soft front springs

As a last resort I move my shorty pack forward.

You can also go heavier on the side springs and top spring but I think it makes the car too aggressive and inconsistent for asphalt.
How much camber have you found works best with the F1R...I was running 1* and just installed 2*...but am considering taking it all the way up to 3*
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I'm up to the max- 2.5 on the option Tamiya block for some tracks.
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We had an excellent day at UF1 series finale over the weekend. Congrats again to Steve Jackson for getting TQ and scoring max points by winning all 3 mains. I think it's safe to say the R-sector 190 widening kits are the real deal- too bad they only just came out last week.

Here is the A2 main. Exotek F1R is the TQ car in white and red. The race gets really exciting at the 8 minute mark

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I'm up to the max- 2.5 on the option Tamiya block for some tracks.
Ah ok...I'm using the 3Racing block which doesn't have the half degrees...maybe I will go 3* then. Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #230
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Can someone provide the part no to those flex links. Would like try the on my F1R. Thanks,

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Because I don't have to mess with springs. The flex plates work very well. I don't worry about springs collapsing or having to set each side just right...just bolt them on and go. If you look closely back at the pic I posted you can see them...no one seemed to notice
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:41 PM   #231
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We had an excellent day at UF1 series finale over the weekend. Congrats again to Steve Jackson for getting TQ and scoring max points by winning all 3 mains. I think it's safe to say the R-sector 190 widening kits are the real deal- too bad they only just came out last week.

Here is the A2 main. Exotek F1R is the TQ car in white and red. The race gets really exciting at the 8 minute mark

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Great video!

Exotek,

So if I had a box stock F104 and bought an Exotek chassis kit F1R would the below parts be all that I need extra to make it look like the one pictured on the Exotek website?

http://www.exotekracing.com/f1r-conversion/
Tamiya F104 Alu. Diff Housing Set
[TA-54158]
Tamiya F104 Alu. Motor Mount R/L
[TA-54166]
Tamiya F104 Clamp Type Wheel Hub
[TA-54240]
Tamiya F104 Carbon Rear Shaft
[TA-54162]
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I'm at Step 11 in building my F1R - where do you get the "Stock Spacer" from (goes onto "H" for the front shock ball stud mount)? I can't seem to find it in my F60 kit and it's not the sort of part I have lying around.

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I'm at Step 11 in building my F1R - where do you get the "Stock Spacer" from (goes onto "H" for the front shock ball stud mount)? I can't seem to find it in my F60 kit and it's not the sort of part I have lying around.

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haha I never could figure out what stock spacer they were talking about. I ended up just using some aluminum ballstud shims. I'm using a screw from the bottom side with shims to adjust height and Tamiya (53599) 5mm Alum Ball Nut.
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cheers, any pariticular height the "Stock Spacer" needs to be?
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cheers, any pariticular height the "Stock Spacer" needs to be?
No, Its a tuning aid. You may run more or less than the next guy. I've got mine raised a little front and rear so that the center shock spring wont rub on the side damper.
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Great thanks for that! I ended up using 3 blue washers I had spare from my RM-01 build as I didnt need them for the servo mounting.

This is a great looking car, can't wait to drive it.
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Can someone provide the part no to those flex links. Would like try the on my F1R. Thanks,
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Can someone provide the part no to those flex links. Would like try the on my F1R. Thanks,
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I'm not sure the long ones are on the site yet as the ones I have are from a prototype car...the next version of the Copperhead 12 and 10 will have the longer links that are the same length as the AE ones. You will also need the pivot balls and pivot ball housings and the front stand offs. I asked on the Copperhead thread if they would have link kits available so you can put them on other cars and Jason said he would. Also with mine I used an old set to cut spacers and lowered the links so it will better clear the body...without lowering them you'll have as much clearance as the stock links...but lowering them significantly decreased how much I need to cut out to clear the body.
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Which rear offset gives you 5mm ride height, is it S1,S2 or S3? Also on the front whats the combo of F2,F3,F4 that gives you 5mm front ride height?

I've looked in the F60 manual bit can't see where it explains the heights

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Can you run a diffuser on the F1R, and which one? Zen, TRG, or ABC?
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