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Old 09-23-2023, 01:38 PM
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That car was my favorite F1. unfortunately I had to give it up due to lack of parts, there is a problem with the hinge joint that holds the pod to the main chassis . it's made of a soft aluminum and upon impact it causes the pins to wear through the aluminum prematurely causing the entire pod to move forwards and backwards a millimeter I ended up having to buy six of them over the course of one season and then the park became unavailable and there were none to be found literally on the entire planet. One or two possibly three times clipping the rear tire on a corner or get it in a wreck and the chassis will be done unfortunately it's a total bummer cuz it was my absolute favorite car I can't say enough good things about it I did everything I can to try to get the parts I needed and I also went to the extreme of trying to have someone manufacture the parts for me out of a harder aluminum but unfortunately couldn't find some place I would recommend you hold it or sell it also it's not the best carpet car but it's an amazing asphalt car
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Old 09-23-2023, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by fat500
That car was my favorite F1. unfortunately I had to give it up due to lack of parts, there is a problem with the hinge joint that holds the pod to the main chassis . it's made of a soft aluminum and upon impact it causes the pins to wear through the aluminum prematurely causing the entire pod to move forwards and backwards a millimeter I ended up having to buy six of them over the course of one season and then the park became unavailable and there were none to be found literally on the entire planet. One or two possibly three times clipping the rear tire on a corner or get it in a wreck and the chassis will be done unfortunately it's a total bummer cuz it was my absolute favorite car I can't say enough good things about it I did everything I can to try to get the parts I needed and I also went to the extreme of trying to have someone manufacture the parts for me out of a harder aluminum but unfortunately couldn't find some place I would recommend you hold it or sell it also it's not the best carpet car but it's an amazing asphalt car
Thanks for this info. I put it on ebay for $500, the only other one is $656! I have the resources to get some of those hinge joints made, so if it doesn't sell I will eventually build it and run it!
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Old 10-10-2023, 03:10 PM
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Anyone know if the latest Exotek wheels have been updated yet for better fit? Mainly concerned with the front ones. I have an early batch and the bearing fitment is not good, having massive slop.
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Old 10-11-2023, 04:41 AM
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They fixed the issue with the front wheel and bearing fitting a while back.
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Old 10-16-2023, 11:37 AM
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does anyone know of a Ball Diff available for a Xray F1 23-24?
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Old 10-16-2023, 12:05 PM
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Besides the X-ray one which will be on the pricey side, I bet you can get the one from the Schumacher Icon v1 to work.
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Old 10-16-2023, 01:00 PM
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Roche is a direct fit at $55 give or take a few bucks.
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Old 10-16-2023, 06:07 PM
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Thanks
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Old 10-16-2023, 08:31 PM
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I've been using the Schumacher gear diff at our track for a couple sessions now. I'm liking how it feels on the track. But I'm also curious - what's everyone's go-to gear diff lately? Fenix? X-Ray? Arrowmax? Or something else I haven't heard of?
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Old 10-17-2023, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Sabin
I've been using the Schumacher gear diff at our track for a couple sessions now. I'm liking how it feels on the track. But I'm also curious - what's everyone's go-to gear diff lately? Fenix? X-Ray? Arrowmax? Or something else I haven't heard of?
The Schumacher is the go-to gear diff at our track, the x-ray is overpriced for what it is. X-ray wasn't selling them so they figured they'll just make them standard in the 23' kits so they can get rid of stock that wasn't moving.
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Old 10-17-2023, 07:03 PM
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I see.

Anyone have a source on axle shims and bearings for the Schumacher gear diff?
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Old 10-18-2023, 03:01 PM
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Boco Bearing has what you want - regular or ceramic- Bearings.
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Old 10-19-2023, 08:02 PM
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I have a Tamiya F104 X1 that I still sometimes race. I recently broke the front body post, so I purchased Tamiya 54200 Aluminum Body Mount Set. The front aluminum body post is the exact dimensions as the stock plastic part. However the side aluminum body posts/mounts are much shorter than the stock plastic mounts. I have been searching here on RCTECH, and haven't found any good pictures of how people have installed the side aluminum mounts.Does anyone have/know of a picture of these mounts installed.

I would also like to know if anyone who has used these mounts has cracked their carbon fiber upper deck during a crash? I will probably just keep using the plastic side body mounts, but I love adding as much Tamiya blue aluminum parts that I can.

I should add that I'm using the Tamiya 2017 body and am using the top hole on the body mounts to hold the body on the chassis.

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Old 10-23-2023, 03:12 PM
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Just add spacers to set the height. Personally I prefer the flexy plastic body posts for the side but the aluminum ones work too.
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Old 11-09-2023, 07:37 PM
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If you were running a 21.5T motor, what brand is your favorite to run? Just looking to see whats the most popular.
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