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Old 09-27-2015, 02:09 PM   #16
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I have found that using an upper pivot ball from a lightning pan car fits the shock eye snugly, all you need is .3mm shims to center the ball in te shock mount.
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Thanks for the hint, ordered some...

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Nice that they went back to a good design. the Flash04 was a way better car
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Sucks that body options are limited and cant run any of the more realistic bodies, but if this car doesnt push as bad as the old lightningf, I can get over it.
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Sucks that body options are limited and cant run any of the more realistic bodies, but if this car doesnt push as bad as the old lightningf, I can get over it.
what specific bodies won't fit on the LightningF? something like the Tamiya MP4-24? will they fit needing modification? i am about to drop $$ for this one... i'm between the Serpent SF2 and this at the moment.
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What body(s) do fit this car? Looking to possibly build one
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What body(s) do fit this car? Looking to possibly build one
...many bodies are not wide enough at the rear to fit. I have a Protofom F1-Thirteen that fits though.

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Old 10-02-2015, 02:37 AM   #22
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I have a Protofom F1-Thirteen that fits though.
Just found that my Yokomo high nose body (YOK-YF-01HN) fits too...
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:59 AM   #23
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Anyone know if standard Tamiya or Tuning Haus rear ride height insert work n the rear bulkheads?
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VBC bearing/ride height inserts are unfortunately not compatible with Tamiya or Tuning Haus inserts.
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:38 PM   #25
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ran the car for the first time using kit setup, as the grip started coming up it felt as if the front was rolling over a little too much so some stiffer springs will most likely be in order. it was a good day, took a big hit to a click track pipe and nothing broke, tq, win and fast lap, cant wait to try the car at my home track!!
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what size pinion you use for a 21.5 moter
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How are you all getting the battery in and out? For safety reasons I won't charge the battery in the car.
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How are you all getting the battery in and out? For safety reasons I won't charge the battery in the car.
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Never puffs... But seriously you will probably have to remove the front shock mount plate
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That sucks, I would think they would design the chassis so you dont need to remove anything to take out the battery. It sucked with the old LightningF, removing 4 screws every time I need to swap out the battery or just for a charge since the top plate covers up the balance port.
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That sucks, I would think they would design the chassis so you dont need to remove anything to take out the battery. It sucked with the old LightningF, removing 4 screws every time I need to swap out the battery or just for a charge since the top plate covers up the balance port.
Design usually follows the path of speed vs ease of changing the battery, that being said I never take the batt out of my f1, in my Lightning f I ran battery forward with the bullets at the back then I made a short jumper wire for the balance port, a 2mm bullet on one side and. 4mm bullet on the other side. The 4mm bullet acted as a receptacle for the balance wire from your charger.
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