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Old 10-05-2018, 11:41 AM
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Will an updated IFS kit be available?
Yes that is still the plan. Slight production delay though so I don't want to say the eta at this time...
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:39 PM
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Yes that is still the plan. Slight production delay though so I don't want to say the eta at this time...
That is good news!
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Greenbandit View Post
That is good news!

I received my F1R3 Pro Conversion on Thursday. Really impressed with the quality, but unfortunately, my kit is missing some pieces. Missing the rear body mounts and the 2 12mm posts for the front suspension. I emailed Exotek. I am sure it will get corrected, but put my build on hold.
yes they will they are very good at that.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:39 AM
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Does anyone know the part number To thrust bearing that will go inside the ball diff of the f-104 I would like to replace the bearing that's in there with a Thrust bearing wear the cone washers press up against or is that even possible for the F1r3
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by 5th wheel View Post
Does anyone know the part number To thrust bearing that will go inside the ball diff of the f-104 I would like to replace the bearing that's in there with a Thrust bearing wear the cone washers press up against or is that even possible for the F1r3
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https://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/prod....asp?p_id=1137
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:33 PM
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ok.thank you.. I guss Iíll need some black grease for this?
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:20 PM
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Looking forward to dragging the car out this weekend and knock the dust off. I don't know if I'll actually be racing it, but I'm at least going to get some wheel time. Hopefully I can get a feel for the car in a couple more sessions where I'll feel safe driving around other drivers.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:27 PM
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Is it a good idea to use a thrust bearing instead of the regular bearing in the hub is there any benefit to it
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 5th wheel View Post
Is it a good idea to use a thrust bearing instead of the regular bearing in the hub is there any benefit to it
Short answer is YES. A regular bearing is not designed to carry the thrust (lateral) loads that occur when using the ball diff. The tension required to keep the diff from slipping will eat up a regular bearing. The thrust bearing is designed to handled those loads.

What I've found that helps is to change the orientation of the belleville (spring) washers. I use them in this orientation: )( for the thrust bearing, where it puts the loads on the outer edge of the thrust bearing.

Hope this helps answer your question!

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Old 10-19-2018, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by scirocco14 View Post
Short answer is YES. A regular bearing is not designed to carry the thrust (lateral) loads that occur when using the ball diff. The tension required to keep the diff from slipping will eat up a regular bearing. The thrust bearing is designed to handled those loads.

What I've found that helps is to change the orientation of the belleville (spring) washers. I use them in this orientation: )( for the thrust bearing, where it puts the loads on the outer edge of the thrust bearing.

Hope this helps answer your question!

Mark
great thank you it helps a lot I was thinking the same thing about the Belleville springs.just was not to sure. I did not think a regular bearing was to good I had some get crunchy on me or loose in the center.slop thanks again....Jerry
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If anyone is looking for parts, I have a ton of parts for the F1R2 I'd be willing to let go of. I have a chassis and pod plate, both bulkheads, a shock, some Spurs, some other carbon and aluminum bits, two graphite axles, diff parts, and some other odds and ends. Text for pictures, make me an offer.
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:30 PM
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Any news on the new F1r3 arms yet.?
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:40 PM
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What’s up Exotek stop making the F1R3 I don’t see it on the website anymore ??
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:15 AM
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Whatís up Exotek stop making the F1R3 I donít see it on the website anymore ??
trying to get the rear of my F1 R3 to go higher I have the front at five and a half I need to raise the rear of the car the plastic inserts won't get me any higher than 4 and 1/2 is there any other option parts to where I can get the rear of the car to at least five mm or even five and a half run on a bumpy asphalt track rubber tire thanks
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:21 AM
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what tires are you using and where are you measuring the ride height? 'i'm at 5mm measured at the center of the rear pod and at the corner where the side springs sit on the links.
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