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Old 07-25-2018, 04:11 PM
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Small changes, you will do fine with either. More important is the condition of the chassis/arms if you buy used.

When I raced the X1 a lot at Norcal/WSR, the stock carbon chassis flexes/fatigues over time and causes erratic handling. Usually 8 or 9 months into hard racing with a few crashes here and there seems to diminish the handling.
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on outdoor asphalt, medium grip, non smooth service

generally speaking,

do you run stiffer springs all around or the opposite?
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low grip, hard side springs, medium lube, medium-soft front springs, soft middle spring, thin-ish shock fluid

for xray, basically: gold or black side springs, 20-30k side damper lube, 2.3 or softer center spring 450cst, 2.0-2.5 front springs

side springs/lube hard as possible while maintaining side bite
center spring soft as needed for forward bite
front spring soft enough for steering but hard enough front doesn't dig in and stall

But yes super basic: low grip, hard high/carpet grip soft
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thank you that's what I needed to know
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Originally Posted by dnp85 View Post
I still have my Yokomo YR-10. Havent raced it in acouple years. Are they still competitive?
yes is competitive, diff work very good (Better than Xray and ther competitor)
only Change, single columns under Front Arms.

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will the 2019 Xray include the gear diff?
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We have just finished updating our Buyers Guide with all of the latest F1 chassis:

http://rcformula1.com.au/index.php/racing/buyers-guide
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Thinking of getting into F1 - cars looking cool. Would be just for fun, could be a possible kit (I love builing). Track is a 13s black ETS Carpet Track. Maybe in the summer I have the option for asphalt.
Any recommendation?! Kinda the AE Fanboy (6.1, 64 and TC7)...the F6 is looking sweet
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Nothing wrong with the ae car. Any of the top brands are equally competitive with the proper setup. xray,roche,ae,crc,fenix,serpent,yokomo, new tamiya, along with a few others. Basically there is only so much you can do with a pan type chassis and most of the "good" cars have all of the same settings availble so you can get them all to work about the same with a little effort. The only real factor is the quality of parts and if you can get them or not. The quality of the cars I listed is very good.
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Thanks! AE seems to have the best parts availability here in germany.
If it's out of the box a lot of fun? Never had a F1 car
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F1 is by far my favorite onroad class to run. 85% of your setup is tires. Talk to the locals and make sure you have the right tires.
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I wish I knew if the new Speedmerchant, Serpent and RSD F1 chassis are coming this season - I have somehow managed to resist acquiring a new F1 yet.
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Originally Posted by DavidNERODease View Post
I wish I knew if the new Speedmerchant, Serpent and RSD F1 chassis are coming this season - I have somehow managed to resist acquiring a new F1 yet.
Unless something changed recently with Speedmerchant's F1, I wouldn't expect it soon. Last time I talked to RSD, I don't think you will see a complete car anytime soon--too busy with Gizmo. However, he might do a conversion of your current F1 if you are interested. I would think Serpent's new version would be out soon. One of most interest is the new Fenix F1 due to significant center pivot/football total redesign---check out their other pan cars and you will see the new center pivot design.
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Unless something changed recently with Speedmerchant's F1, I wouldn't expect it soon. Last time I talked to RSD, I don't think you will see a complete car anytime soon--too busy with Gizmo. However, he might do a conversion of your current F1 if you are interested. I would think Serpent's new version would be out soon. One of most interest is the new Fenix F1 due to significant center pivot/football total redesign---check out their other pan cars and you will see the new center pivot design.
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Indeed, the Fenix G56 series of cars is pretty interesting. LOL, at this rate I'll never decide.
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