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Old 08-31-2017, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Acid_CZ View Post
Is the F104 SERVO MOUNT FOR #1473 IFS SET - Exotek Racing compatible with Futaba S9550? Photos on exotek site shows S9551 which is 1mm narrower, so I am not sure if S9550 will fit..

Hi, Max servo width for this is 21mm.

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Old 08-31-2017, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 5th wheel View Post
I have a old F1R I would like to start racing but I need a new front end what exotek parts would I need to make this car work on a large track 130ft straightaway its got a F103 front on it now.looks like F1is starting up here were I live out door asphalt track.this car been sitting on a shelf for about three years now really don't want to buy a new one got very little run time on this one it did good running around in a parking lot but now we have a track to race on.thanks
For F103 tires you have to use the F103 arms that you have now. Using F104 tires on the F103 arms will raise the front ride height 'a lot'.

I wouldn't sink too much money converting over to F104 tires and arms if you are still trying to get the class to pick up. The F103 style still looks and runs good
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:50 PM
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Ok thank you.but the car I have is F104w it came with a 103 front and it has a fixed wing in the rear and that big bumper on the front I wanted it to look more like a F1 car was thinking about the protoform body 14 and pro to form front and rear wings The tires on the car are pits if you don't think the car is worth putting the money into please let me know so I don't waste my time and money was also thinking about getting Exotec adjustable front that you have if you think it will work.and the protoform body 14 or the 13 body don't really know witch body will work or even if the front and rear wing will fit thank you for your time Jerry

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Old 08-31-2017, 06:55 PM
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:56 PM
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I don't think it will be very competitive the way it is that's why I was thinking of making some changes but I really don't know if the car is worth it or not
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:56 PM
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Any help would be much appreciated trying to get started. it's been along time since this car is been on the road and track
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:33 PM
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I am going to use my F-1R I order the protoform 14 body and the Tamiya 51525 front and rear wing set.From Exotek Iam getting the IFS and
F104 SERVO MOUNT FOR #1473 IFS SET and F104 / TRF102 ADJUSTABLE FRONT ARM SET..hope all this will fit the F1R. anything I might of miss ? what oils or grease should I start with and shock oil very large track med grip.its got a 21.5 motor so what spur and pinion would be a good start 130ft straightaway thanks
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:43 PM
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Are you planning on running at FSEARA or club racing. We are primarily running 25.5 motors. The car with the current setup will work but the problem is finding tires that will work. If you upgrade to the Exotek option for front end you can run readily available tires and be legal for racing?
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:01 PM
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just club racing for now. I just like the Exotek front end.and just change the look of a old car I will use it now that we have a track near by.the body and wings i have now I dont think it will work to good.F 1 is 25.5 motor ?
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Check with your club rules but F1 is 25.5 @most tracks including mine.
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Old 09-02-2017, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by astgerma52sp View Post
Check with your club rules but F1 is 25.5 @most tracks including mine.
Ok thank you.my club not sure yet U F-1 is 21.5 I think is what I read I will check it out again. The club may go to 25.5 to start with but will see what they want to do.does not matter to me.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:11 AM
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Hey gang. F1 noob here (though not an RC beginner). I've run my F1R3 with IFS once on a parking lot track and thought it did pretty well. I ran it on carpet for the first time Saturday and ran into an issue. I had an a-arm mounting tab for the front dampers break 3 of the 4 runs I made. I was a little surprised by this as I haven't read about people having this happen in this thread before. And it didn't happen during my first asphalt race. Is this just a known "weak spot" on the front a-arms, or could I have something set up wrong on the front end? Looking at it, it's clear the damper tube is the uptravel limiter for the front suspension, but that is true for all RC suspensions I've seen. But it seems the only way to break that tab is by over-compressing the suspension. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated as the car ran well otherwise. For reference, the front end of the car is set up with MikeR's Tamiya USA setup. Thanks!
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:37 PM
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Well my new exotek F 1 parts showed up today very nice parts and great quality to.nice .going to start the rebuild this week from F103 to aF104 front end. Than a little bit later I'll get the ifs if it will fit on the F1r..
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Originally Posted by Juan Valdez View Post
Hey gang. F1 noob here (though not an RC beginner). I've run my F1R3 with IFS once on a parking lot track and thought it did pretty well. I ran it on carpet for the first time Saturday and ran into an issue. I had an a-arm mounting tab for the front dampers break 3 of the 4 runs I made. I was a little surprised by this as I haven't read about people having this happen in this thread before. And it didn't happen during my first asphalt race. Is this just a known "weak spot" on the front a-arms, or could I have something set up wrong on the front end? Looking at it, it's clear the damper tube is the uptravel limiter for the front suspension, but that is true for all RC suspensions I've seen. But it seems the only way to break that tab is by over-compressing the suspension. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated as the car ran well otherwise. For reference, the front end of the car is set up with MikeR's Tamiya USA setup. Thanks!
Hi, It's possible the carpet track barriers are a bit solid? What may have happened is when you hit a board the steering knuckle is turning too far and hitting the damper end which then hits the damper mount? That could mean the steering/servo end points are too far thus hitting the damper on impact.
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Hi, It's possible the carpet track barriers are a bit solid? What may have happened is when you hit a board the steering knuckle is turning too far and hitting the damper end which then hits the damper mount? That could mean the steering/servo end points are too far thus hitting the damper on impact.
I broke 2 or 3 tabs on the arms until realized I had my endpoints set to far. when I turned in a very sharp corner and barely touched a wall the upper tab where shock damper attached would snap off. I even contacted Mike R at exotek and asked if there was a bad batch going around but the problem was a bad mechanic. Note: you can use arms left or right. If you have a broken tab on 1 arm you can use on the opposite side.
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