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Old 02-03-2003, 11:03 AM   #1
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Calling all Mabuchi Motor Tuners. I just purchased an Tamiya F201 F1 and as you know the kit motor is a Sport Tuned Mabuchi Motor. I have never worked with one of these motors before, can anyone offer any suggestions for tuning them - MORE SPEED!
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Most of the guys at my local track here in Japan Still use the Water trick with the sport tuned ones....

There is a post a couple of pages back that deals with this..and how to do it..

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Getting the brushes broken in is the hardest part and will give you the most improvement.

Water dipping is easiest. Dish soap & valve grinding compound mixed with water also works, but MUST remove all of it after break-in on brushes.

Cerritos... where do you race at?
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JDM_DOHC_SiR - Thanks for the information. I'll check and see if I can find links. Any other information will be greatly appreciated.
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dalem - Thanks for the information, i'll give it a shot.
I race at SoCal and some of the outdoor tracks, suchas RC Comp.
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Thumbs up water dipping.

This works awsome.The tcs series was in town yesterday hear in n.california and the tq of the 540 class water dipped his motor for his last qualifier.He was 1 lap faster in his second qulifier and was lapping the field 2 minutes in.You have to remeber how slow this class is compared to regular 24 degree class.He was actually 1 second faster in his Qulifying in GT3{Mabuchi motors}then in his GT2{24 degree stock motors}qualifier.All he did was dip it for 10 minutes in a cup of water running on an lrp charger run in feature.
When I saw how fast his car was I wished I was running 540 yesterday.Also gear the heck out of it.He ran a 120/44 in his TA04 which is 5.8 final drive.Flat as heck but you carry alot of speed in the infield and it unwinds really well on the straight.Hope this helps.
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This works awsome.The tcs series was in town yesterday hear in n.california and the tq of the 540 class water dipped his motor for his last qualifier.He was 1 lap faster in his second qulifier and was lapping the field 2 minutes in.You have to remeber how slow this class is compared to regular 24 degree class.He was actually 1 second faster in his Qulifying in GT3{Mabuchi motors}then in his GT2{24 degree stock motors}qualifier.All he did was dip it for 10 minutes in a cup of water running on an lrp charger run in feature.
When I saw how fast his car was I wished I was running 540 yesterday.Also gear the heck out of it.He ran a 120/44 in his TA04 which is 5.8 final drive.Flat as heck but you carry alot of speed in the infield and it unwinds really well on the straight.Hope this helps.

One more note on the gearing of the 'sport tuned' 23T ....540 ..They like to be in the ball park od 4.8~6.0 depending on the track size and such..

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Thanks for all of the input I will give it a shot. That 5.8 gearing will work for me, the final with the speed gearing for the F201 is 5.8. One more question, how many volts should I use to break in the motor. I normally break in my stock motors on my Turbo 35 @ 3 volts.
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perfect!
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perfect!
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2~3 volts it the way to go
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