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Old 10-02-2005, 09:05 AM   #1
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I have herd from some people they like the handling and the durability of the MF 1 better then the mf2.

Just curios what other people think, that have had both.??

also wich one has more of the same parts as the AD2??

trying to decide wich one to buy, I currently run the Ad2, and just going to run a electric as a secondary class, any input on these vehicles is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-02-2005, 12:53 PM   #2
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The front suspension of the MF2 is the same as the AD2. The MF2 is more durable..and there's more adjustments.
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It all depends on what sort of track you race on. Some people prefer the MF1 because of it's higher CG tranny to decrease sidebite on high grip tracks, but you can't beat the Variable Length Arms (VLA) with the MF2. There are many more tuning options with the MF2 than the MF1.

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generalyon almost every track the new truck is better
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Cant you run the ad2 arms on the mf1???
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:31 AM   #6
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yes you can run run the front arms. the trunk just handle better. my trunk is so much fun with mod. very easy to drive i usually run a 9 or 10x1. the trunk is so smooth at high speeds. never feels out of control.
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Good because I just bought a nice MFE on Ebay. It should be here tomorrow. It has some aluminum, but it has Shiny CVD's, titanium turnbuckles, and a stainless steel screw kit. I am going to turn it into a racer for RC Exicement. They have the largest indoor track in the NorthEast, and their outdoor track is big too. They also have the largest indoor carpet track in the North East too.
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It has some aluminum, but it has Shiny CVD's, titanium turnbuckles, and a stainless steel screw kit.
you might want to ditch those cvd's for the stock dogbones. From what I remember someone telling me, cvd's bind the rear end up and don't let the suspension work to its maximum ability.
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I ran a MF1 for about a year and it was good, the only problem I ever had was snapping ball studs on the left rear. It was a good truck, and after snapping a RF A-arm after landing a little cock-eyed and rolling into a divider, I replaced the arms and hub carriers with MF2 arms and hub carriers (front and rear), thus adding the adjustability of the MF2, though retaining the tranny of the MF1. After buying a MF2 this past winter, I put the MF2 outdrive assembly on the MF1, and still kept the MF1 tranny. At this point the only real difference between the two of them is the tranny, and shock build.

Both trucks are great, but the MF2 drives a lot more like a touring car than the MF1 due to it's lower CG in the rear. It took a while to get used to the MF2, but after I did, and realizing that the truck doesn't jump the same as the MF1, I wouldn't trade it for anything. Right now I have my MF2 as my primary truck, and my MF1.5 as my fully assembled backup truck that comes with me whenever I go racing. Either way, you have a great truck to work with, considering that a Losi is a Losi as far as most parts are concerned. Just keep in mind that the gear ratio of the MF1 means that to be on almost the same as someone with an MF2, you need to be geared about one tooth higher on pinion, even on the same spur.
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So is it possible to convert my MF1 into the MF2? It was my understanding that the lower diff fit in a recess in the chassis that isn't there on the MF2. Is this correct or am I blowing smoke...
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Very true. To convert the trans you will need everything behind the rear shock tower.
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ya know...I still havn't upgraded to the 2-series cars yet....and I'm not having any trouble keeping up and or beating guys running the MF2's....

However, I do run the new arms in the front just for the added durability...but other than that, I love my MF1.
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will the rear arms be a direct fit to?? Or do I need to know any tricks.

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The arms, hubs and steering spindles front and rear are interchangable, it is the trans that requires the new pivot plate and updated rear suspension mounts, etc. All of which are more durable and more adjustable.

The MF2 trans has a diff that is about 3/32 of an inch lower, and the motor sits closer in, i'm having a tuff time feeling the 3/32" from the drivers stand though.........Jim
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