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Old 02-12-2018, 05:39 PM
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Since the F1R3 isn't sold as a complete kit, it would depend on what it was built with. Exotek has IFS front springs for their IFS and they sell Associated side springs, etc.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:49 PM
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The front springs usually are the tamiya ones and the side springs that came with the kit were associated. TQ racing will have what you need.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:49 PM
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I thought the front springs might be from Tamiya but they seemed softer than the Tamiya silver springs that I have. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by NutDriver View Post
Since the F1R3 isn't sold as a complete kit, it would depend on what it was built with. Exotek has IFS front springs for their IFS and they sell Associated side springs, etc.
I was referring to the standard conversion with the springs that comes with it, not the IFS. Thanks
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by astgerma52sp View Post
I was referring to the standard conversion with the springs that comes with it, not the IFS. Thanks
The F1R3 is sold as a conversion and doesn’t come with the front springs. If you bought it as a complete chassis from someone it is hard to say what springs they had in the front or even what side springs they used. There are many of both types of springs from many manufacturesrs that will work with the F1R3. Associated are the side springs that come with the conversion. If your front silvers seem softer than Silver Tamiyas then the could be another brand. I typically use the Tamiyas since the car is a converted Tamiya and I have plenty of Tamiya springs.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by f1larry View Post
The F1R3 is sold as a conversion and doesn’t come with the front springs. If you bought it as a complete chassis from someone it is hard to say what springs they had in the front or even what side springs they used. There are many of both types of springs from many manufacturesrs that will work with the F1R3. Associated are the side springs that come with the conversion. If your front silvers seem softer than Silver Tamiyas then the could be another brand. I typically use the Tamiyas since the car is a converted Tamiya and I have plenty of Tamiya springs.
WOW! I did not realize I was already using the Tamiya front springs. I just ordered a new set of Tamiya springs which includes all the ratings. I could not find the silver Associated springs because it looks like they changed the description of the springs and are now using a different color code. I will use the CRC side springs since I have all 4 ratings. Thanks F1larry.
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Originally Posted by astgerma52sp View Post
Where can I purchase replacement F1R3 kit springs for the front and rear?
front https://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/prod...w.asp?p_id=880

side https://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/prod....asp?p_id=3306

rear https://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/prod....asp?p_id=1506
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:49 PM
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Just got the Exotek F1r3 car in the mail!! Really awesome looking car--heading to Hitec tomorrow for new radio and gear!! I'm hoping to get it together by Saturday so I can get some testing in with this baby!! I've gotta find a battery to put in it. Ordered the Fantoms--but they won't be here till next week. Maybe someone at the track will have one I can borrow for practice?
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I love the Exotek stuff, I had 2 R1's and I still have 2 Ultras might get an R3 someday.
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I love the Exotek stuff, I had 2 R1's and I still have 2 Ultras might get an R3 someday.
Mike R alluded in a post a few pages back that a complete kit could be in the works. I wonder if those plans remain?
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Originally Posted by astgerma52sp View Post
Mike R alluded in a post a few pages back that a complete kit could be in the works. I wonder if those plans remain?
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:38 PM
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Finally had time today to work on my F1r3 I missing the small carbon piece that goes across the servo is there anyway I can get a replacement
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Finally had time today to work on my F1r3 I missing the small carbon piece that goes across the servo is there anyway I can get a replacement
You can get a replacement kit of all the small carbon F1R3 pieces straight from Exotek: EX05- TA05 V2 LIPO CHASSIS

TQRC also sells the Tamiya one which will work: https://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/prod....asp?p_id=5012

But I have a spare Exotek one by itself, unused if you're interested. Just send me a PM.
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by viking44 View Post
You can get a replacement kit of all the small carbon F1R3 pieces straight from Exotek: EX05- TA05 V2 LIPO CHASSIS

TQRC also sells the Tamiya one which will work: https://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/prod....asp?p_id=5012

But I have a spare Exotek one by itself, unused if you're interested. Just send me a PM.
Ok great.thank you for the information.
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What’s a good Grease for the side dampeners to start with in the R3 I put Tamaya antiwear grease in and it feels really stiff.still building the car.it will run on a large asphalt track I am also going to use the IFS .in the top shock I put 25wt oil and 3 hole piston per manual. Thanks. Jerry
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