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Old 09-12-2012, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by sabongi View Post
Anyone has a F201 NIB kit willing to sell?
Check this out.
http://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/inde...howtopic=67868
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by sabongi View Post
Anyone has a F201 NIB kit willing to sell?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...E:B:SS:US:1123
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:55 AM
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still looking for one...
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:45 PM
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i have a new in the box f201 with two bodies never opened except to take a pic or two....210 shipped in lower 48.....email is [email protected] or pm me here
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:43 AM
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Dan, you should see how good the F201 is when set up as a 2wd using a shorty lipo pack. I removed the front diff and axles, dremeled out the ribbed areas of the battery tunnel and installed Pit tires. What a difference. I have a set of drawings for the front bulkheads. (to replace the diff case) but what really needs work is the rear drive setup. Way to much slop and weight.


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Just mounted some Shimizu front and rears 561 and 565's.

I'm relieved to see that these seem like they will work well on the F201 on initial impressions.

My worry was that I was running an F104 and the hot setup was Shimizu 571 and 572's. But they have different diameter front and rear. Rears came with thin strip insert,while front had a full sponge type front foam. Not to mention the front is listed as soft, rears are listed as hard. But physically, the rear tires feel much softer.

The 561/565 (ribbed tires) seemed to be at least less confusing. The front and rears are the same diameter (63mm) once mounted. This is important in a 4WD car, or you'll have overdrive. They both use sponge type foam front and rear. Foams seem to be about same firmness and thickness. However, once mounted, rears seem a tad bit softer. This should help with a bit more rear end grip. Lastly, I was sooo glad to see the compound designations seem consistent and easy to understand. They are listed soft for front and soft for rear. Physically, they feel about the same stickiness, or same compound.

It is looking promising. Main reason I'm getting my F201 back in action is because of these Shimizu tires. The old Tamiya tires were absolute crap and near undrivable unless you were running a slow motor.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by sabongi View Post
still looking for one...
preferrably the TUNED version...
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Evoracer View Post
Dan, you should see how good the F201 is when set up as a 2wd using a shorty lipo pack. I removed the front diff and axles, dremeled out the ribbed areas of the battery tunnel and installed Pit tires. What a difference. I have a set of drawings for the front bulkheads. (to replace the diff case) but what really needs work is the rear drive setup. Way to much slop and weight.
I already have a few F104's. Going to leave the F201 as 4WD.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by sabongi View Post
preferrably the TUNED version...
Did you see this one in the classifieds.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...1-bodyset.html

Or this one. Ecomets stuff is known to be pretty good and he may still have it.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...e-edition.html
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I saw both, but they´re not NIB.
Originally Posted by Evoracer View Post
Did you see this one in the classifieds.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...1-bodyset.html

Or this one. Ecomets stuff is known to be pretty good and he may still have it.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...e-edition.html
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Originally Posted by Evoracer View Post
Did you see this one in the classifieds.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...1-bodyset.html

Or this one. Ecomets stuff is known to be pretty good and he may still have it.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...e-edition.html
I have that F201 now. I am looking at it as we speak... trying to see if I can slap a GTB/Velocity Brushless into it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by GundamWZero View Post
trying to see if I can slap a GTB/Velocity Brushless into it.
You may want to be careful with that. I haven't ready through this thread to see if anyone has tried it, but you may end up grenading the driveline with that much torque.
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Originally Posted by call-911 View Post
You may want to be careful with that. I haven't ready through this thread to see if anyone has tried it, but you may end up grenading the driveline with that much torque.
Yeah you are right... I have been studying the setup and found that it my not fit the chassis, So, I have switch to my Cyclone TC and a brushed motor. I have been reading about those who made the 2WD conversion... I would like to make the switch to 2WD and get a graphite chassis.
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Originally Posted by RETROCRX View Post
You need to lose the front wheel drive on that F201.....

Trust me.....it works FANTASTICALLY as a 2wd car......







Originally Posted by Tamiya Virus View Post
Would you mind telling me where you got the parts from?

Thanks.
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I made them......I tested the car with the plastic gearcase with nothing in it.....found I liked how it worked. However the plastic was too flexible so I replaced it with aluminum.

Honestly, this is the best handling car for pure grip on asphalt that I've ever owned and I've been doing this for 20 years! And it's not too shabby on carpet either! Handles like a Pro10 car. This is with Tamiya Type A tires with NO traction compound. If you put compound on it has TOO MUCH grip and tries to traction roll!

I honestly feel that this chassis has been highly under rated....however in stock trim the car is too flexible for it's true capability to shine through. With an upgraded chassis the F201 is VERY capable....

In my opinion anyway.



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I think you need to MAKE more... I WOULD LIKE TO BUY those aluminum parts for my car....

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:10 AM
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I've also bought a F201 which I already converted to 2WD format I will try to make some costum parts to reduce the slop, which there is a lot, and then try it as I think it should be very promising as a 2WD
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:12 PM
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someone please e-mail me if you have an extra set of diff housings and front spoiler for F201
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