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Old 12-26-2012, 04:40 PM   #541
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Regarding the side shock a few of the carpet guys are trying 104X1 dampening tubes. The feeling is the tube style is easier to change lube obviously and freer too. Only problem of course you have to maintain it with fresh lube and clean the internals often.
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Got my f1r in the mail a couple days ago and it already built and equipped with electronics! I'll post some pictures tonight and do some shake down runs tommorrow.

What a great looking chassis!
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I raced it last night and it was lot of fun. I have the shorty pack placed all the way back because I am still learning and prefer stability over more steering. The car felt good.
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what do you guys think about this for a first on road car
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #545
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what do you guys think about this for a first on road car
If you have previous RC experience, you will be OK.
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Got my f1r in the mail a couple days ago and it already built and equipped with electronics! I'll post some pictures tonight and do some shake down runs tommorrow.

What a great looking chassis!
Been at the track all day.and probably ran 5 packs through the f1r and the thing got faster with every pack! Very smooth and very easy to drive. Deceptively fast though. My f1ultra looks and seems a lot faster but the lap times are equal for both and the f1r is slightly more consistant. I think one of my runs I was doing 11.0's and 11.1's for five minutes straight.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:11 AM   #547
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Mine is taking shape. Needs paint, motor and receiver. Just got done fitting the body. I'm hoping its ready for Sunday.
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I got to make a couple runs with very green tires on carpet. This is one sweet ride, even with greeeeeen tires. I can't wait to see what it will do with a full tune on it.
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Exotek F1r rtr with spares..
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Thsi car rocks! I have put it through its paces during practice sessions and now it is my primary race car. The F1 Ultra can rest for a while.

I like the car so much I just had to put a new shell on it. Used a Tamiya F104 pro body with decals by F1 paintlab.
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What kind of shorty pack is good to get?
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Do you know if your track allows any battery? Then i would recommend any 2s shorty with higher than 40C rating. I like to buy used reedy 4000mah shorties on this forum in the for sale section. They range from $35-50. New, they cost $71 and up.
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Thsi car rocks! I have put it through its paces during practice sessions and now it is my primary race car. The F1 Ultra can rest for a while.

I like the car so much I just had to put a new shell on it. Used a Tamiya F104 pro body with decals by F1 paintlab.
Nice job car looks great. ?
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hello, sorry for the ?
I have a f1r with a diffing out problem on hard 180's witch is most of the track. and when you stab the gas it pulls hard to left, I tried adjusting the radio and esc for smoother starts, or is this the nature of the beast?
pics may help
tires are 571F/575R 50wt side shocks and 35wt in center, hard front springs and red side springs. Also I have new set of 577 572 if that helps
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What kind of shorty pack is good to get?
http://www.smc-racing.net/index.php?...product_id=121

Theres a lot out there but I think this is a good price for one.
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