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Old 07-24-2012, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Daddy Cool View Post
I'll look into that. thanks!





Yes, the Exotek manual recommends that or silicone sealer. I dabbed on some of the latter on my springs and it looks like they will hold them in place. I'm also thinking of tethering the springs with thin fishing line so I won't lose them even if they still pop off. It wouldn't be such an issue if we had these parts readily available in our area though.
If you want to try out the magnets, I have some small neodymium disc magnets that might do the job. Just let me know. Im also doing my own modification on my 104X1 upper front suspension arms which are very much prone to bending. Got the idea from the Exotek 104 adjustable arms conversion set.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:03 PM
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Has anyone tried a longer king pin like 36 mm to be able to adjust the angle of the arm? And if so what was the part number for it
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by AARON YOUNG View Post
Has anyone tried a longer king pin like 36 mm to be able to adjust the angle of the arm? And if so what was the part number for it
If you want to adjust upper arm angle, remove the 2 spacers under the camber setting plate, and mount it directly to the lower arms. Then use spacers to set upper arm angle.

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:30 PM
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Has anyone tried out the Ride tires yet on asphat .. type A soft on a f-104W..is that a good tire for parking lot running
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:30 AM
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A pictyure of my F1R in the wet...
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Originally Posted by 5th wheel View Post
Has anyone tried out the Ride tires yet on asphat .. type A soft on a f-104W..is that a good tire for parking lot running
103 Ride tire's are ok but I dont think they have as much grip or steering as Shimizu PS-0541 (F1-S F103) /PS 0542 (R1-H F103).
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:28 PM
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103 Ride tire's are ok but I dont think they have as much grip or steering as Shimizu PS-0541 (F1-S F103) /PS 0542 (R1-H F103).
Thanks. Mike just got my Exotek put together looks good But the one piece that holds the side spring on top is stripped out were you cant adjust it..it came in the kit that way..
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 5th wheel View Post
Thanks. Mike just got my Exotek put together looks good But the one piece that holds the side spring on top is stripped out were you cant adjust it..it came in the kit that way..
For quick service shoot Exotek an email
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I was wondering what people thought about the single bell crank setup, instead of the more traditional servo set up?

What could the possible benefits be. Your just moving weight further back in the chassis.

Opinions please
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For quick service shoot Exotek an email
Thank you.Sure will.I will try and get to it sometime this week.
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Is there a way of EXO104 users to get the Lower deck somehow ?

I didn't like the F1R feeling on our tracks so i prefer to stay with my EXO104 Lower deck.

I would want one as a spare ...
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Haven't got my F1R handling the way I'd like (being polite), so I've embarked on a complete rebuild.

My home track is outdoor, low-medium grip asphalt with a straight of around 32m.

Two items I'd like some feedback on:
  • My current weight is 1100g. 650g over the rear wheels and 450g over the front. Is that too rearward biased?
  • When I removed the motor mount, I noticed the pod movement wasn't even left-to-right. On further inspection, I discovered that the pivot ball holder had two dimples on the underside where the two smaller screws go in. Not sure of the terminology, so I've attached a picture. The two screws that go through "A" have caused dimples at "B", stopping the assembly from pivoting evenly (the dimple on one side is bigger than the other). I have a spare/replacement. Should I partially pre-drill these holes, or use a washer to stop them going in too far?

To clarify, the two main handling issues at the moment:
  • the car is reluctant to turn in
  • the car is unstable in faster corners. Has a tendency to hook at midcorner if it's carrying much speed.

These traits are visible with both rubber (571/572) and foam tyres.
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Oops - double post
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Phil.

If you take the sides springs off, does the pod feel free left to right?

Are the links free. the screws on the links that secure the pivots should not be tight just nipped up enough to stop them falling out.

I can have a look at it for you at CC if you would like
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Originally Posted by Hugh Jazz View Post
If you take the sides springs off, does the pod feel free left to right?

Are the links free. the screws on the links that secure the pivots should not be tight just nipped up enough to stop them falling out.
Dan - thanks.

The pod is reasonably free (not having much experience with link cars), but movement is not even. The link screws don't appear to be overtightened, in fact, there is the minutest amount of play (not really visible, but can be felt) on at least one of them.

If I don't get it sorted before CC, I'll bring it along. Got my own demons to sort out on the tourer
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