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Old 09-10-2018, 07:00 PM
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i ended up with one in a trade and wonder if its worth running on the asphalt? or getting another brand of car
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I don't run asphalt but it's a good car. run battery tranverse.
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I have one and it works very well on asphalt. I use the Gravity F1 tires, the softest center spring (orange), and the 0.50mm front springs.

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This car has something specific, the front is very wide. It could be nice on high grip black carpet (you can see that other manufacturers have wide front in option) but on medium grip asphalt, I re-design the front cf plate to be 2mm less wide and have a lot of flex. It makes the car really good in entering curves.

Another good thing I recommend with this car, especially on low-to-med grip, is to run two 1s low-profile lipo. The additional weight gives you traction without losing too much speed... You can find some pictures of my car last year here: OverRC.com, le site de la voiture radio-commandée électrique.

By the way I love this car.
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CRC does make a shorter lower arm and pivot balls for this conversion..
Airwave I just looked at your car- Looks good. I like the pivot ball nut- I've thought about that for awhile. What center shock is that and spring? I like what you did with the long stem on the shock. Also thought about that also. Have you tried the stiff front upper A- Arms(delrin).
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I've read reports when the car came out about front arms breaking on crashes... It was obvious that the pivot balls are very very long, I used MST 4mm nuts to do that. Since the modification, I've crashed a lot, I broke the servo (oh yeah) but never broke the arms!

The center shock is coming from MTS, It was the first generation. Aluminum upper cup was a little bit soft and after few runs you got some play there (never good for pan-cars). MTS produced a new version, it is better and it includes PSS. The long stem is there so when you brake the force from the pod is applied to the front and you get a little bit of steering back. It seems strange but it is working.

I've seen the delrin upper arms but I think having a soft front is good to get steering working on asphalt, so I never tried them. I went the other way, I designed a cf lower arm iwth a huge hole in it. Works perfectly!

Oh before I forget, tyre prep is forbidden on our track, so I'm running it with Ride GR on a sugared track. Very nice feeling and nice performance.
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I built my second CRC F1 with the short arm set-up and the delrin upper arms but I run on CRC Black carpet only.. I've gone back to the kit frontend (long) now and like the way its working.
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No doubt that on high grip, this configuration works better :-)
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Originally Posted by Airwave View Post
No doubt that on high grip, this configuration works better :-)
The narrow front end came out in response to the Gravity F1 wheels. They are a wider offset (2 mm per wheel) so the car was not under 190 with them on. CRC had a narrower lower mount and shorter pivot balls to accommodate. It does give a tuning option.
On another note, those of us that race the WGT-R kit from CRC have found that running less than 200 wide has some handling advantages. Even on high bite tracks.
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Interesting... My car was also too wide with Ride GR... That's why I design a new front. Gravity have a lot of offset?
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Gravity tires are produced by Ride
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