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Old 04-21-2020, 06:52 PM
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Thank you for all the responses guys. You have all been very helpful!
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:58 PM
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Looking to pick up a F1 to race at my local track In Coral Springs, FL ... Leaning on the X1 or the TRF103 both i am assuming are both competition worthy cars for down here ? like all racing im gonna guess its 95% tire choice racing in south florida as well ....
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:07 PM
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hmmm answered my own questions with some reading .... just went on ebay and picked up a X1 ... see yal out there once they open the track back up
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:01 PM
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Well, I had my X1 for a few weeks, and those stupid o-rings on the front a-arms kept coming off. So, I sold X1. And picked up 2 F104 Pro2 cars new in box. LoL

waiting on paint to paint a body like the box pictures, only because the factory decals look so good, figured I would just go with it. But the other car, will get painted up and decaled with some of the decal sheets I am seeing here in the thread. Some of these look killer!

so, I will try out a t-bar car. Every one thinks they may work better on our low bite carpet. We shall see.

one question I do have, is what F1 tires are available that are of a pretty soft compound? We are low traction office carpet, and our touring cars have to run 24 shore or softer tires to get grip.




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Old 04-21-2020, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by chensleyrc1 View Post
Asphalt would be a lower traction level than carpet. Go with the low to medium set ups you see. As for batteries, i use 6000 Motiv packs. Races are usually 5 minutes. Bodies, they all come clear, but you can find decals in multiple places.
6000 mah ? wow , the extra weight not an issue? I come from a drifting background, and we try to go as light as possible, so usually a 3800 mah pack is used..

Ok so low to medium set up would require the longer shock adapter setting. thumbs up. got it.
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Old 04-21-2020, 11:28 PM
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Volante has a ton of soft compounds for the rears, and I think even one for carpet. Not sure for carpet, but pit shimizu rears are pretty good. On cold asphalt it's practically pay to win, I borrowed a used pair and shaved 0.5s consistently compared to my GRs and Volante Super Softs. On warmer asphalt they are roughly the same. The Volante tyres do hold up very well to crashes and stay balanced well
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Old 04-22-2020, 09:26 AM
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The weight is definitely not a problem. I have a fan plus 25 grams of dead weight just to make the minimum in my X1 also using a 6000 mah and MC3. Using a 3800 pack you can lower the center of gravity as opposed to a 6000 but will have to add weight to get back to 1050. Some do opt for this configuration.
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The weight is definitely not a problem. I have a fan plus 25 grams of dead weight just to make the minimum in my X1 also using a 6000 mah and MC3. Using a 3800 pack you can lower the center of gravity as opposed to a 6000 but will have to add weight to get back to 1050. Some do opt for this configuration.
Oh see , i'm constantly learning =) . Didn't realize there was a weight requirement. duh. From what i've gathered from pictures online, i see comp guys run 4200 to 4600 batteries, hence my question. but 6000 may be the way to go!
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Old 04-22-2020, 09:57 PM
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The parts for the 2017 2018 2019 X1 and the newer 2020 X1 are I am guessing some are cross compatible?
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Old 04-23-2020, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Wholeshot28 View Post
The parts for the 2017 2018 2019 X1 and the newer 2020 X1 are I am guessing some are cross compatible?
For the most part the 16-19 are near identical and you swap parts very well. The 20 is an evolution of the mountings for the rear and front suspension, but you still use most of the same parts
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Originally Posted by mocrawlin View Post
one question I do have, is what F1 tires are available that are of a pretty soft compound? We are low traction office carpet, and our touring cars have to run 24 shore or softer tires to get grip.
Those look like pit shimizu tires on your car (or the rebranded Tamiya "TCS" logo tires, or "CRC" logo tires, all the same). I would just try those tires before you buy anything else.
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excellent thank you!
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Old 04-27-2020, 04:30 AM
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Hi all,

I just picked up an old Tamiya F103RM for a bit of fun when i'm not racing my touring car.

Does anyone know where to pick up tyres for it? I purchased Ride GR tyres but only the rears fit. The fronts look like they may need bearings? Not sure.

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:03 AM
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Those look like pit shimizu tires on your car (or the rebranded Tamiya "TCS" logo tires, or "CRC" logo tires, all the same). I would just try those tires before you buy anything else.
not sure what these are, they are softer than the stock Tamiya for sure. Plan to try them out, the one rear has a bad spot in it is why I am looking to get new tho.
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Old 04-29-2020, 12:08 PM
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So I ended up getting the Xray x1 20 kit. Iím rather disappointed in the quality control of the company. Iím only on bag 2 and they havenít included all the screws needed. So far not the greatest experience for my first Xray car
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