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Old 01-18-2016, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by performula
So I've been looking F1 cars and I'm stuck on which one to get. I had my sights on the serpent and xray. Lots of others have been mentioned.

On a side note, all electrics being equal minus 1S, which cars are faster?
Lets just say... the last two club races. The entire A-main for both races were all xrays.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:45 AM
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The new Yokomo YR-10 looks very nice and with great potential.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan
Lets just say... the last two club races. The entire A-main for both races were all xrays.
The last big race The Hudy Indoor Champs. 8 out of 10 cars in the A were XRay's as well.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by chensleyrc1
The last big race The Hudy Indoor Champs. 8 out of 10 cars in the A were XRay's as well.
That's because X-Ray sponsors 80% of European racers lol.
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:14 AM
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At the Victoria wcics championship race the two Vbc cars in the field were qualified 1 and 2 over a field of X-rays. 1st place was way ahead at the end while the second Vbc got taken out by a back marker.
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:17 AM
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That's because X-Ray sponsors 80% of European racers lol.
Unfortunately it doesn't. In the A-main of ETS most racers are sponsored but that's it.
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:21 AM
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So does anyone know of any effective ways to eliminate the slop in the F104 front arms? Do the metal low friction balls fit tighter than the OE plastic balls? There's so much slop in the front end I can't imagine it working at all, but I haven't driven the car with the new front end yet (everytime it warms up enough to melt the snow here in Denver, we get dumped on again).
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by bertottius
That's because X-Ray sponsors 80% of European racers lol.
Well, considering it was here in St. Louis last weekend, lol. But, the winner was a CRC piloted by the only factory sponsored racer in the A and the private racers in X1's were right there in with him, tells a lot about the car.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:48 AM
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Or the sponsored driver
Just me having a silly moment

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Originally Posted by Arik350
So does anyone know of any effective ways to eliminate the slop in the F104 front arms? Do the metal low friction balls fit tighter than the OE plastic balls? There's so much slop in the front end I can't imagine it working at all, but I haven't driven the car with the new front end yet (everytime it warms up enough to melt the snow here in Denver, we get dumped on again).
My F104X1 has a ton of slop as well. I changed out the front arms for new ones and that helped a lot but after just a few races, the slop is back. I'm going to fix the problem by taking off the wheels and bolting them onto a new X-Ray X1.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Pro10noob
Or the sponsored driver
Just me having a silly moment

Regards Roy

Yeah, he has won his fair share of Nationals. Jimmy is a great guy as well. I have learned a lot racing against him and the Carbondale Crew. All around great guys.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by chensleyrc1
Well, considering it was here in St. Louis last weekend, lol. But, the winner was a CRC piloted by the only factory sponsored racer in the A and the private racers in X1's were right there in with him, tells a lot about the car.
Oh no doubt. That car is awesome. As are all the models that come from X Ray. I'm just making light of the seemingly hundreds of drivers they sponsor.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by bertottius
Oh no doubt. That car is awesome. As are all the models that come from X Ray. I'm just making light of the seemingly hundreds of drivers they sponsor.
I get it, lol.

Yeah, XRay and others before them, that did the 50 off deals, kinda made sponsorships like opinions, every one has one, lol.
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Originally Posted by Arik350
So does anyone know of any effective ways to eliminate the slop in the F104 front arms? Do the metal low friction balls fit tighter than the OE plastic balls? There's so much slop in the front end I can't imagine it working at all, but I haven't driven the car with the new front end yet (everytime it warms up enough to melt the snow here in Denver, we get dumped on again).
Yes the metal ball are a much tighter fit and cure a lot of the slop issues. I have the TRF102 and there is almost zero slop in it. Also the tiniest amount of pre-load on the springs can help in tightening up the front end without making a major change to handling (i am using 1x0.1mm shim on each side).
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:20 PM
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Slop isn't too bad as long as it's not overly excessive. Slight bit of slop can help an F1 feel less "darty" on bumpy asphalt. Also you will be surprised how much front end slop can develop on the X-ray X1 yet it handles so good.
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