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Old 07-14-2017, 05:33 PM   #616
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Newbie here, my local hobby shop just opened on road track.
What upgrades would you guys do on stock chassis first?
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Newbie here, my local hobby shop just opened on road track.
What upgrades would you guys do on stock chassis first?
This is also my first year with F1. Just build it as the book says. I've done nothing but change tires and gearing. And over 6 races I've cut my lap time by and average of almost 6 seconds. Be more if practice was available.
Only common issue seems to be front wing. Some have switch to protoform, tamiya and a third can't think of. My original wing bent by end of second race. Stayed with stock and 4 race days and no signs of bending
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So the CRC premounts are the way to go over the Gravity? I like the fact the latter it $20 cheaper lol
I would say it depents on the track. I have run them on 2 of our outdoor venues and altough they felt ok they lacked corner speed compared the the standard tamiya f104 front & pit rear.

Overall the GR tires are good and seem to wear well. The fronts took a very long time to scrub in and and look as though a single pair will last a very long time. Compared the the tamiya front they scrub more on entry through mid corner with a more pronounced push on exit.

The rears are a bit more stable than pits with less forward traction when the track is warm. Paired with tamiya fronts lap times are comparable when its hot out with slightly longer tire life. In cooler temps they fall well short of pit tires.

In warmer climates they may compare more favorably than here in the PNW.
I have a 2nd set I'll give a try in indoors, i'm thinking they may work as good if not better than standard 571/572 setup on hte rug.

For clubs looking for a pre-mount control tire the new rides look like balanced option at a lower price point than CRC tires.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:05 AM   #619
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Other than the videos from Asia, who is testing these? Are they even final production units or is this just a hype video and this a proof of concept test? There is only info on Facebook. Their own website has Nnnnothing! Everyone is having a stroke over something we can't even order. If you have some to test, how did you get them and under what restrictions?
Facebook is saying the tires will become available in August. At least in Europe. Still looking for when/if they'll be available in the States.
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:05 PM   #620
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Race day #7. Bad storms the night before limited turnout. So just held full practice day. The Sidewinderz test ran mine during day. He was 1-1.5 seconds a lap faster then most of my laps. End of day they put mine on the Hudy setup. My build wasn't as off as I expected. Just needed some minor adjustments. Also found that I'd been running all day, probably all last race missing the rear pivot.

Here's some of the almost 200 practice laps.

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Race day #7. Bad storms the night before limited turnout. So just held full practice day. The Sidewinderz test ran mine during day. He was 1-1.5 seconds a lap faster then most of my laps. End of day they put mine on the Hudy setup. My build wasn't as off as I expected. Just needed some minor adjustments. Also found that I'd been running all day, probably all last race missing the rear pivot.

Here's some of the almost 200 practice laps.

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What was your base set up? Tks
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What was your base set up? Tks
Honestly dont really know. I followed how the assembly guide went. I didn't have a way to accurately measure turnbuckles, I just eyed things up best I could. It drove straight and didn't scrape on pavement. That's were it's been for the 7 race days. Only had changed tires and gearing.
I know car is faster then I can currently drive it. It's a sight to watch as someone clicks of laps ful second plus faster after only couple minutes. Where I was pushing as hard as I could. I'll find out tomorrow. Plan was to keep same course layout.
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http://blog.jconcepts.net/2017/07/jconcepts-new-release-j21-javelin-team-associated-f6-body/

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Almost ready for the track....Just need tires and get it wired up







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Steve, honestly it looks terrible - should probably just box that sucker up and send it to me!
ha! Just kidding, looks fantastic.

I can't wait to get one (trying to sell an Axial Wraith to my buddy).
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Looks good rugspin!
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Race day #8. Practice. Improvement but still off pace

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Race day #8.

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You gonna put that intake piece or just leaving it as is? Please tell me your gonna put that piece on.
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