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Old 04-04-2013, 07:05 AM   #1291
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sorry but 500'000wt is not really tight... Try the Ride differential putty, then you will have the better of the two worlds (in 45)
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #1292
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this is a real pain. I raced on Tuesday & had 2 dnf due to the screw on my spool backing out causing the outdrive to loosen. I stripped it down & found that the kit m3 x 8 screw isn't long enough to bite. I've put a longer screw in & it is now tight. I'll run it tonight; so fingers crossed. Can't wait for my gear diff to arrive !!!
3*8 screw for the spool? if you read the manual youll see that you should use a 3*14 screw! (both s1 and r1 manual says this clearly)

also as Airwave mentioned, 500k is still too soft, putty is the way to go
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:11 PM   #1293
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A 40t 48p pinion is going to be huge. With a 84t spur, I don't think it'll even fit in the mount.
Better bet is get a spur in the 75t (48p) or 100t (64p) range with a 35t (48p) or 47t (64p) pinion, for an fdr of 4.04 (4.07 for the 48p)) and go from there.
To convert 48 to 64, divide by .75. To go from 64 to 48, multiply by .75.

gearchart.com is great for figuring out ratios beforehand.
You were right... the pinion gears at 40 & 41 (48 pitch) are too big to fit. Looks like my diff is seeping already anyway, so apart it comes.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:33 PM   #1294
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For the record (and future searches), a 46 pinion doesn't work with an 86 spur, you can't slide the motor over enough to get a good gear mesh. 46 and 88 work fine, though, but I think that's the limit. Hope that saves someone the headache I just had
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:33 AM   #1295
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this is a real pain. I raced on Tuesday & had 2 dnf due to the screw on my spool backing out causing the outdrive to loosen. I stripped it down & found that the kit m3 x 8 screw isn't long enough to bite. I've put a longer screw in & it is now tight. I'll run it tonight; so fingers crossed. Can't wait for my gear diff to arrive !!!
update - the longer screw didn't do the job, i ended up putting a dab of superglue on the end if the screw to keep it in ! I ordered a gear diff & spare driveshafts from Hong Kong three weeks ago & they haven't arrived yet, I'm desparate for those parts now. I wish I'd kept my Xray T1 ! The Spec R S1 has so many weak parts.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:35 AM   #1296
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EDIT: Found what I was looking for - I'm an idiot that can't follow a manual
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I have still yet to break anything... I feel like this thread is going more and more to the negative side. This is a really good car!

Hopefully once everyone sorts out their builds they will have success on the track!
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:33 AM   #1298
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My S1 has been a solid car and I'm regularly in my club's GT2 (17.5 blinky class) A-main. My worst finish to date is 4th in the A which isn't too bad.

I've had some odd parts fail, such as the front lower bumper, front body posts, shock cap split and most recently the steel balls that are used on the shock towers to attache the shocks. The quality may be a bit of a hit and miss, but everything else is as expected. Considering the price, I still think the S1 is the best value out there.
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I had one of those balls on the rear shock tower crumble on me.

Here's the odd thing. I ordered replacements and on the replacements, I can't get the 3mm driver in them. The originals I can.
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my parts have arrived today after 3 weeks wait - woo hoo !
inspite all the negative comments, my 10 year old loves his S1 and hasn't broken anything since he changed from the spool to gear diff.
I do maintain though that whatever the price of the car, it has to be fit for purpose and you should not have to replace broken parts all the time.
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I've literally just in the last 20 mins completed my S1 build.

When I power on with the wheels in the air and turn the wheels, there's a really bad vibration either side of full lock. Is that normal or should I be tearing it apart looking for something wrong?

Total noob and first TC ever so I don't know if that's right or not? I'm guessing not..
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I've literally just in the last 20 mins completed my S1 build.

When I power on with the wheels in the air and turn the wheels, there's a really bad vibration either side of full lock. Is that normal or should I be tearing it apart looking for something wrong?

Total noob and first TC ever so I don't know if that's right or not? I'm guessing not..
Using the standard CVD's that come in the kits, you will get bad vibes at full lock and this is pretty common even with the most expensive sedans. The solution is to replace them with the new style articulated CVD's.
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update - the longer screw didn't do the job, i ended up putting a dab of superglue on the end if the screw to keep it in ! I ordered a gear diff & spare driveshafts from Hong Kong three weeks ago & they haven't arrived yet, I'm desparate for those parts now. I wish I'd kept my Xray T1 ! The Spec R S1 has so many weak parts.
You should order from TQRC Racing next time. If I order, say, before noon on Monday, I have the package in my hands on Wednesday. They are awesome
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Using the standard CVD's that come in the kits, you will get bad vibes at full lock and this is pretty common even with the most expensive sedans. The solution is to replace them with the new style articulated CVD's.
I ordered the Spec-R version 2 CVDs and one of them was broken in the package. The pin that goes into the outdrive was busted. They are not the kind that slide right out after loosening the set screw either. Don't know if I can drive them out or not?

Anyway, I emailed TQ and they asked for a picture which I sent. They refunded my money immediately and I didn't even have to return the broken parts.

So far I've been nothing but impressed with TQ RC. Not so much with some Spec-R parts...
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You should order from TQRC Racing next time. If I order, say, before noon on Monday, I have the package in my hands on Wednesday. They are awesome
He's in the "North of England", so I imagine it will take him longer...

Still rather order from TQ than RC Mart in Hong Kong.
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