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Old 03-26-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
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Looks like the Spec R S1 will be getting some new changes.
Spec R S2 should be released in early April.
Looks sweet for an entry level TC!

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Looks pretty good, I like that they have the central servo mount as standard. Also has the lower shock tower setup that every ones going for
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that looks pretty awesome for a $100 car.. all the features included, less swaybars of course..
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The S1 was a great car, hopefully this will be even better.

Add some roll bars and alloy wheel hex's and you've got yourself a very competitive club racer.
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Agreed, The chassis looks very competitive. Tqrcracing has them available for pre-order for $119.00 with free shipping. Thats really hard to beat!

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=7718
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Even cheaper than the s1! But for the difference they could have included swaybars lol.
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For this money you can't go wrong, the car looks great .
Even for me as a big tamiya fan i'm considering to buy one, just as a training car besides my TRF418
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I'm curious as to what is different about the new HD diff compared to the diff that came in the S1/R1. I'm thinking of installing a diff in the front of my S1 VTA car, and am wondering if I should go with the new diff, or old one.
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Considering it has lower shock towers, does it use the shame shocks as the S1?
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Same shocks and springs. Just the tower is lower. Though can be good depending on how much downstop you like to run.
I found it tough to get enough down travel in the rear with certain shock positions.
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I'm curious as to what is different about the new HD diff compared to the diff that came in the S1/R1. I'm thinking of installing a diff in the front of my S1 VTA car, and am wondering if I should go with the new diff, or old one.
I think the diff is just their version of the xray diff
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considering how long they have been making gear difs for various platforms, id think xrays version of spec rs gear dif heh.
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Ok so I've raced stadium trucks off road for a whole and I wanted to give on road a try so I just ordered a Spec-R S2 from TQ. stupidly I missed the pre order notice and focused on the "in stock ready to ship" line, DOOH!! While I'm waiting or my kit I've been reading the R1/S1 board a ton and have a few noob on road questions about installing a front gear diff.

First if I replace the spool with a front gear diff does it change the 1:1.9 ratio and of so how do I figure out the new ratio to help set my FDR. Second is it the same gear diff that is in the back or is it a diff part number. And third can I mix gear diffs, like order a better quality one for the rear and throw the current stock one in the front.

I know these might be dumb questions but honestly I never had a spool to deal with in my losi XX-T or 22T lol. Any help would be great thanks.
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Geardifs.probably have the same tooth count so as.long as you buy a spec r r1/2 geardif everything shoukd be fine. No real details on what makes the new dif different yet so I probably wouldn't really wait if you wanted to buy a sexond dif.
I don't think you will have a problem with the dif quality wise just buy some shims and shim it proper when you build it.
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Valk thanks for the info. So if I read you right I would install the same gear diff that is in the back in the front. Just use a heavier oil. Build the front and back gear diffs the same otherwise?

You mention shims. Everything I read so far mentions shims like crazy. I almost never had to shim my off road kits so new to the shim world. Guess I need to stock up on various sizes.

My plan for the build is to go to the indoor onroad track/hobby store near me and pay the practice facility fee and assemble my kit there so if I need parts or help they are there lol.

Been buying random parts I prob don't need for the S2 because I'm bored waiting for it to get shipped. Already bought the red aluminum steering rack, pully set, servo holder, turnbuckles. Lol
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