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Old 03-27-2024, 06:40 PM
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With the announcement of the new Exotek F1ultra R5 a few weeks back, they just released new CAD drawings and a description of all the updated parts on the car.

Sneak peak of the updated F1Ultra F1 Kits.
ETA March 29th!
New heavy duty 1 piece extra long side links. Provides reduced rear bump steer typical of shorter side links.
New motor mount with upper and lower motor attachment for less motor flexing.
New easy grip/ easy removal custom e-clips on the front suspension pins.
New 1 piece front suspension pins for less play.
New direct servo horn and alloy servo mounts.
New wider and lighter rear pod set for extra motor sensor wire clearance.
New extra stiff alloy caster posts.
New high tolerance front axle.
New double bolt front wing mount.
New lightweight 1 piece carbon chassis.
New pinned nylon side link mounts.
And more!




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Seems like refinement and nothing major. I'll probably stick with my CW.
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Originally Posted by Dan
Seems like refinement and nothing major. I'll probably stick with my CW.
There's a boat load of refinements, the car will be much faster. The F1 Ultra was designed for outdoor and configured to work on carpet, now we get a version that was designed to work on carpet from the start, along with working outdoor. Looking forward to adding one to the fleet.
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Any estimates on street prices?
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Originally Posted by Kruss45
Any estimates on street prices?
$379 and it comes with everything needed to race. I don't see anything I'd need to purchase extra to put the car in "race" form unless you need a carbon fiber spool for carpet.
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Actual photo of the car. The only notable differences are the front kingpin+pivot ball setup, and re-worked rear pod/motor mount.









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The new front suspension bits look like an easy and cheap upgrade from the current car.

Can anyone tell if the new longer side links can also be retrofitted?
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Originally Posted by Xtracrispy
The new front suspension bits look like an easy and cheap upgrade from the current car.

Can anyone tell if the new longer side links can also be retrofitted?
assuming the mounting points is the same it should be a direct fit
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Originally Posted by Xtracrispy
Can anyone tell if the new longer side links can also be retrofitted?
Originally Posted by disaster999
assuming the mounting points is the same it should be a direct fit
New heavy duty 1 piece extra long side links. Provides reduced rear bump steer typical of shorter side links.

Doesnt sound like theyre the same chassis location.
Maybe the physical

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Originally Posted by Dan
Seems like refinement and nothing major. I'll probably stick with my CW.
I had a chance to race (borrow) the R5 2 weeks ago at the UF1 Final prior to the release of the new kit. I found it more responsive, and quicker than my current CS. For me, it was definitely an improvement.
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Originally Posted by Robbob
New heavy duty 1 piece extra long side links. Provides reduced rear bump steer typical of shorter side links.

Doesnt sound like theyre the same chassis location.
Maybe the physical
I was hoping that the wing mount on the chassis side could be upgraded, and provide the offset
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Originally Posted by Robbob
New heavy duty 1 piece extra long side links. Provides reduced rear bump steer typical of shorter side links.

Doesnt sound like theyre the same chassis location.
Maybe the physical
It's the same location/distance. It is longer than most other brands.
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Originally Posted by MikeR
It's the same location/distance. It is longer than most other brands.
Good to know Mike, Thanks.

The wording just made it seem like you guys made new ones.
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Originally Posted by disaster999
Actual photo of the car. The only notable differences are the front kingpin+pivot ball setup, and re-worked rear pod/motor mount.
Differences on the car I've noticed so far.
New bulkhead (inner camber link holes have changed)
New chassis plate (removed center slots)
New Front Arms
New Kingpin
Wider pod to accommodate sensor wires
Caster posts are beefier
1 piece side links for a friendlier out of box experience (old ones can be used if you want adjustability)
New micro-shock tower
Servo mounts are both "servo on top" mounting design now
Front wing mount has a double screw mount for better wing stability
Revised fan mount
Front hubs have had tolerances tightened up so there's less slop in the front end as well.


To say only 1 or 2 parts have changed is like saying the Awesomatix 800r is the same car with just new low-profile dampers. Mike has put a lot of work into this car and taken a lot of the feedback from racers to give them what they wanted. I feel like this car will be a monumental upgrade to the previous car. Can't wait to get some track time with it next weekend.
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Originally Posted by TheBeave
Differences on the car I've noticed so far.
New bulkhead (inner camber link holes have changed)
New chassis plate (removed center slots)
New Front Arms
New Kingpin
Wider pod to accommodate sensor wires
Caster posts are beefier
1 piece side links for a friendlier out of box experience (old ones can be used if you want adjustability)
New micro-shock tower
Servo mounts are both "servo on top" mounting design now
Front wing mount has a double screw mount for better wing stability
Revised fan mount
Front hubs have had tolerances tightened up so there's less slop in the front end as well.


To say only 1 or 2 parts have changed is like saying the Awesomatix 800r is the same car with just new low-profile dampers. Mike has put a lot of work into this car and taken a lot of the feedback from racers to give them what they wanted. I feel like this car will be a monumental upgrade to the previous car. Can't wait to get some track time with it next weekend.
I said NOTEABLE DIFFERENCES. I didnt say there isnt a lot of other changes to this car.

The changes from the F1ultra CW to the R5 is more like what AMX did with the 800MMCX to the 800MMX or what Xray did to go from the X4 22 to X4 23. Its no where near the changes done to get to the 800R.
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