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Old 08-23-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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Arrow Street Jam R31 Clone???

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I was just wandering what you think of this car: http://www.r2hobbies.com/eng/proddet...ve3301006_code
It is supposedly a clone to the Street Jam r31. What do you guys think? Also any recommendations for cheap but also good servos, motors, esc's etc. to get it running? Thanks replies are appreciated!
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Like I said in your other thread and I'm 100% positive that other drifters will agree that if your on a budget or even if your not this is a great car. It's designed specifically for drifting.

The steering geometry alone is sick!! 50% lock, you can get the option CS pulley set which which offers many ratios. Also all the Street Jam parts carry over too which is great. Forget all the other cars.

The only downfall with the R2 clone is it just comes in a bag with no manual but you can get them online.

Savox makes great servo's half the price of the Futaba, Ko, JR etc. Just get one that has over 120oz of torque and is fast.
Hobbywing Xerun complete systems can be had for under 150. These are great too.

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Old 08-24-2011, 09:21 AM   #3
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when I see cars like this I'm always like :

" would be fun to buy one, and put some sorex's and a PF speed 6 on it, just to see... just to see. "

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I have one it looks good. I have a build thread on my blog here http://thercracer.blogspot.com/2011/...-part-one.html
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Thanks for the replies and video guys will most likely buy!
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Like I said in your other thread and I'm 100% positive that other drifters will agree that if your on a budget or even if your not this is a great car. It's designed specifically for drifting.

The steering geometry alone is sick!! 50% lock, you can get the option CS pulley set which which offers many ratios. Also all the Street Jam parts carry over too which is great. Forget all the other cars.

The only downfall with the R2 clone is it just comes in a bag with no manual but you can get them online.

Savox makes great servo's half the price of the Futaba, Ko, JR etc. Just get one that has over 120oz of torque and is fast.
Hobbywing Xerun complete systems can be had for under 150. These are great too.

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
Hey will one of those savox coreless motors work good with any motor?
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Hey will one of those savox coreless motors work good with any motor?
Don't quite follow this sentence but,
Savox is the servo.
Hobbywing Xerun esc/motor combo is sensored.
Hobbywing also make's a ezrun that's sensorless, but stay away from sensorless.
They are prone to cogging in the low rpm range which you will be spending most if not all of your time drifting.

Sensored motors need to be used with a sensored capable speed control.
Sensorless motors can be used with any Brushless speed control.
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Looks like chassis is sorted mate.

You could get the speed passion cirtix AND a savox servo for simillar money to an exrun.

Definitely go savox though. Great servos. You might need a power capacitor like a glitch buster or similar with one though. They are only like $10, at most. Just plugs into your receiver and prevent brown outs if the servo draws to much power.
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Looks like chassis is sorted mate.

You could get the speed passion cirtix AND a savox servo for simillar money to an exrun.

Definitely go savox though. Great servos. You might need a power capacitor like a glitch buster or similar with one though. They are only like $10, at most. Just plugs into your receiver and prevent brown outs if the servo draws to much power.
Any specific model of savox to look into (cheap but will get the job done) I am lookin at 175 total in the car running (VERY SHORT BUDGET)? Also is this about the cheapest combo out there http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...pn=SPR12280135 ? Here is one on ebay goin off in a day : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Speed-Passio...#ht_500wt_1202 Lastly here is a sidewinder 2 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Castle-Creat...#ht_519wt_1185 , what do i do???
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Even if you have to buy a cheaper servo now, avoid sensorless system. It's cheaper to buy a good motor combo once, and another servo later. You can find a decent sensored brushless system for cheap, in the classifieds here
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Do not buy Teh-r31, very unreliable. Especially if you plan to cs drift it. Just save another $100 and change and buy a real SJ OTA-R31.
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Do not buy Teh-r31, very unreliable. Especially if you plan to cs drift it. Just save another $100 and change and buy a real SJ OTA-R31.
+1 ^

I broke 4 outdrives in one week with a 10.5T viper rc bl set
I replaced them with a metal one and made a CS set up... then my diff broke

you can buy it, if you live next to the store, for me it took 2 weeks before i could fix things
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I guess it all depends on your driving style. Yes it's not a real Street Jam, but for the money it's well worth just starting out.
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It's a $75 beginner car. Not too many options in that price range... I'd still choose it over a tt01 or sprint2.
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yeah the diffs are real shockers, outdrives fail worse when you run
upright camber as the dogbones ride closer to the outside = more stress

kit shocks can't get any worse... most ppl won't bother building them even


however option is always there to replace with genuine OTA parts
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