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Old 06-14-2016, 08:11 PM
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On Asphalt, I was using the black can paragon. I don't have yokomo softs but a friend does so I will try them on carpet. Now are you talking about the new CRC black carpet because that's what we have now?????
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We do not have the new black crc carpet. Ours is super old lol but I've heard from people at the track that it is similar.

If you run 74's at your track it should be the same feel. the yokomo softs seem to have better turn in, less grabby in high-speed corners, and do not overheat and fade like the 74s do.

Since you're running 74's on asphalt I would be curious how the yokomo softs would be. They are similar to a 74 in most respects
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by idbdoug View Post
On Asphalt, I was using the black can paragon. I don't have yokomo softs but a friend does so I will try them on carpet. Now are you talking about the new CRC black carpet because that's what we have now?????
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If you run 74's at your track it should be the same feel. the yokomo softs seem to have better turn in, less grabby in high-speed corners, and do not overheat and fade like the 74s do.

Since you're running 74's on asphalt I would be curious how the yokomo softs would be. They are similar to a 74 in most respects
The 571 is the standard go-to for all of the outdoor asphalt racing around here. If/when it gets really hot in Summer, some might switch to the Ride, but the 571's are very stable and tolerant.
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I don't think most F1 guys here are running much brakes at all outdoors because if the rear locks up at all then whoopsy daisy! Low grip means lower brakes, when grip goes up then brakes can be turned up. I find dialing drag brakes will be smoother on braking then manual braking so maybe that's something to try?
What would really help us is some rear toe in
This past weekend on asphalt i set my radio to only 20% brakes so this is only slightly more than drag brake. What I've noticed with this setting is you can barely stop the car when its going very slow like setting up on the starting grid:however, when i go into sharp corner at full speed I can hit full brake with trigger and get the car weight to transfer to the front but i release the brakes as the car starts to rotate so back end doesn't come around on me. I spent at least a full practice session getting the brakes set for this because its a fine line between getting your desired braking versus causing car to spin out. I only do this low of a brake setting on asphalt and carpet its like 60% but i hardly use brakes on carpet unless i have blown a corner or avoiding an accident.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:24 PM
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We do not have the new black crc carpet. Ours is super old lol but I've heard from people at the track that it is similar.

If you run 74's at your track it should be the same feel. the yokomo softs seem to have better turn in, less grabby in high-speed corners, and do not overheat and fade like the 74s do.

Since you're running 74's on asphalt I would be curious how the yokomo softs would be. They are similar to a 74 in most respects
Sounds like i need a set of yokomo softs. On our new CRC black carpet the 571's are very aggressive and you have to stay on top of them. The 574's are way easier to drive but with less grip. The yokomo softs might be the perfect tire so I will have to borrow my friends and try them.
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Old 06-15-2016, 06:13 AM
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Doug,
That's the opposite of what I experience on the CRC black carpet. 571/572 combo is pushy and thevl 574/575 combo is very aggressive (I've always been a little bass-ackwards). Like you, my brakes are turned WAY down so that I can go to them mid-corner if needed.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:57 PM
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Hope to release the steering set later next week
Parts are here but need to create instructions and package still.
This car is battle tested... sorry for the poor pic....
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:06 PM
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Does the new steering work with the F104 front end as well, or only the IFS?
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Serzoni View Post
Does the new steering work with the F104 front end as well, or only the IFS?
I think the rear plastic mounting area is in the way- might need some grinding of the F104 arm.
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by NutDriver View Post
Doug,
That's the opposite of what I experience on the CRC black carpet. 571/572 combo is pushy and thevl 574/575 combo is very aggressive (I've always been a little bass-ackwards). Like you, my brakes are turned WAY down so that I can go to them mid-corner if needed.
I do like the combo 574/575 allot and I very rarely run the 571/572 on carpet, I was strictly talking about asphalt for most of discussion so far. For me, 571's makes the front very aggressive and if you are not smooth enough the car will want to rollover whereas I don't have this problem with 574's. The 574's allow me to be aggressive with the car whereas I have to watch the aggressiveness of the car with the 571's, hope that makes sense!
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Hope to release the steering set later next week
Parts are here but need to create instructions and package still.
This car is battle tested... sorry for the poor pic....
Does this work with both the F1R2 and F1R3? I know you prefer the F1R3 on asphalt but the 2nd place F1 was a F1R3 and he didn't have anywhere near my infield speed, I would like to be able to use steering rack in both configurations
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:33 AM
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Steering set is for F1R3 only.
You know the F1R3 can run the battery inline just like the F1R2? Links are slightly wider on the F1R3 but otherwise the same base geometry as F1R2.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:42 AM
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The center shock position is farther forward on the F1R2 compared to the R3, isn't it?
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:45 AM
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Can you convert the R2 to an R3? Or is this going to be too pricey? Also where can I find a starting point set up for the R3? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by rcdoktor2 View Post
Can you convert the R2 to an R3? Or is this going to be too pricey? Also where can I find a starting point set up for the R3? Thanks.
http://www.exotekracing.com/f1r3-replacement-chassis/
http://www.exotekracing.com/f1r3-rep...ear-pod-plate/
http://www.exotekracing.com/f1r3-rep...mall-plates-4/

This will get you from a R2 to a R3. The rest of the parts should carry over. We've had two locals go this route.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rcdoktor2 View Post
Can you convert the R2 to an R3? Or is this going to be too pricey? Also where can I find a starting point set up for the R3? Thanks.
YES, it's what I did also. See Serzoni's post for parts
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