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Old 02-14-2015, 01:14 PM   #3571
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They are from yeah racing. They were ever so slightly tight between the king pin bushings so I had to remove a small amount of material with a file. I use them on both my S1 and R1.
That's great, thanks
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They are blue so are a bit out of place. Lol.
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They are blue so are a bit out of place. Lol.
I've got blue TRF shocks so it already looks odd !

Is that an aluminium chassis ?
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:45 PM   #3574
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Yup. There are pics of it in posts 3457 and 3465
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I have not seen an R2 thread, so I though I'd post my thoughts here.

Bold statement coming in 3,2...

The R2 is the best value TC I have driven to date...

With basically a box stock R2, only adding some machined 3x1.15 pistons and Yokomo springs I was able to match the pace of my T4 and RSD7 after 2-3 battery packs. This car is legit. Plenty of traction and steering to boot. The only issues are there is still a lot of play in the steering system, which I think can be mitigated with some shimming and some better bearings and the ballcups are still not great (although marginally better.)

I am working on an alloy chassis over the weekend which should help tame down the car a bit on our carpet track (I had a bit of traction rolling when pushed a little hard). I am sold on the car though.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:07 PM   #3576
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Agreed. The R2 is awesome. Definitely an improvement over the R1. Tons of steering, Lots of grip. I think the ball cups are much better than the originals. The steering rack is the same so there is still the same play in the bearings. Better bearings and shims would help. I find using a very very small amount of glue to hold the bearings into the rack helps quite a bit. I feel like the springs are too short. To get a 5 mm ride height my rear springs are almost all the way down the shock body. Other than those minor issues, the car is incredible. Quality on everything is very good. I don't think you'll find a better car for the money.
There is a thread titled R2 share thread I believe.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:04 PM   #3577
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I was thinking of getting a VBC D07 to go along with my D06, but maybe I should just get a R2 to go with my R1 and S1. I have quite a lot of spares already.
One thing that worries me a bit on the R2 is how the layshaft mount is screwd to the motor mount rather than being 1 piece. I'd definitely be using thread lock on those two screws and tightening them down good and tight.
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The layshaft has not given me any issues so far. Their mount for xray does have a tendency to strip spurs, but the 2 forward screws for the R2 mount might be making it stronger (one of them is pretty central.) I had a couple of violent traction rolls yesterday and the spur stayed intact, on their XRAY mount, the spur would have stripped. I have yet to put a mod motor in though, that will be the true trial by fire...
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+1 for the layshaft thing. I've sent my R2 for some pretty serious tumbles and I haven't had any issues with it stripping spurs or coming loose. If it's a concern of you have while building it, a little blue loctite won't hurt anything.
I noticed Spec-R actually sells a version of their motor mount/layshaft for the Xray.

Also, did anyone else notice that they have a new floating steering mount out?! looks sweet. gives us a carbon servo brace with it.
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if your cncing alu chassis, please sell me one as a guinea pig. I was gonna make my own but getting the material was gonna be a huge wh0re in canada... enough to make 5 plates would have cost as much in shipping as the material..
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+1 for the layshaft thing. I've sent my R2 for some pretty serious tumbles and I haven't had any issues with it stripping spurs or coming loose. If it's a concern of you have while building it, a little blue loctite won't hurt anything.
I noticed Spec-R actually sells a version of their motor mount/layshaft for the Xray.

Also, did anyone else notice that they have a new floating steering mount out?! looks sweet. gives us a carbon servo brace with it.
I don't know what to think about the floating steering. The execution is poor. The TC6.2 essentially had a similar design and it made the car drive inconsistent. If it was machined like the VBC it would be better, but carbon is going to shift when you tap boards.

Valk, contact me at the store about the chassis, I am sure I can work something out for you.
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I dont actually have an r2 yet and by the time i do, carpet season will be over =( though if the r2 chassis is drilled the same as the s2, im pretty sure everything from my r1 would bolt up. i guess if it came to it i could upgrade my r1 motor mount to r2.

im guessing alu chassis would be more of a carpet thing?

would be too late to try for wcics 7, but if the price was right, i could try to make it to wcics 8 in calgary.
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They are from yeah racing. They were ever so slightly tight between the king pin bushings so I had to remove a small amount of material with a file. I use them on both my S1 and R1.
DBM - is this the part :-

http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-ff...3-p-32704.html

How much did you have to file off ?

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DBM - is this the part :-

http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-ff...3-p-32704.html

How much did you have to file off ?

Thanks
Edit: those might be different. I'll look up my old orders from tqrc to check the part number. Mine were listed as working for 417 as well.

Edit 2: yup, the p/n of those match the ones I bought from tqrc.

Those are them! I just had to remove the anodizing. Took only a few passes with a fine file. Might have been 0.1mm in total...didnt take long. Dragging the part across 240-320 grit sandpaper/emery cloth on a hard flat surface would do the trick, too.
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I'd maybe just file one side and buy some 0.1-0.3 shims to snug it up. At least then you will always reference the same edge. I might have to get some of those myself. I must have 20-30 rear hubs by now lol.
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