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Old 09-12-2016, 12:57 PM   #61
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Any more news if this is going to happen ?
Wondering the same thing. Don't make me buy a tamiya
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:40 PM   #62
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Lots to buy other than Tamiya, but I agree. I may go Yokomo if something doesn't come from Associated by end of year.

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Old 09-12-2016, 05:17 PM   #63
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I pulled the trigger on a Speed Passion SP-1. The price was right, and it was available.
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The SP-1 front end has been known to have some durability problems. Luckily, there are any number of other front ends to put on it. The basic F104 front end, the TRF101, the Exotek IFS, etc. This was with the standard plastic. I haven't heard anything about the carbon parts and their durability.
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Thanks for letting me know! I've already noticed some play in the front wheel hubs. Perhaps I'll look into updating the front end.
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I'd forgotten Associated had even showed a prototype. After watching a group run F1 on a less then good surface over summer. I'm considering giving it try next year. Almost all were from XRay. Think 1 Tamiya.
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Im looking at VBC FXM, CRC WTF F16
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The Xray X1's are just so incredibly durable. The quality of the rear diff alone is enough to make me fearful of purchasing any other manufactures pan/F1 car. An X1 comes with tungsten carbide diff balls, a proper thrust bearing (also tungsten carbide) and perfectly flat pre-textured diff rings. The diff lasts FOREVER and just gets better with use. If I see cheesy shiny diff rings, a thrust cone and no evidence of quality diff balls... it's like the most important part of the car and it should be top priority. Let's see what happens.
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The X1 comes with regular steel diff balls.
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The X1 comes with regular steel diff balls.
Nope.
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The ultra-strong lightweight steel axle is used to provide maximum reliability even in serious crashes. The rear axle is hollow for lightest weight while still ensuring maximum strength. The rear differential features high-grade precision carbide balls for spur gear, hardened & precision-ground D-shaped steel shims, and premium carbide axial thrust-bearing.
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Fenix gear diffs solve the reliability issues that plague some car brands. A very simple performance update. I put one in my CRC car and was amazed on how it made the car rotate and accelerate out of the corner compared to the ball diff (on carpet). Don't fall into the trap of putting thick diff fluid in them, they are not sealed and are designed for grease. Keep the action light almost like a ball diff with very little preload but they won't slip like one. If you have a traction issue, fix it with your esc or your throttle trigger.
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