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Old 10-31-2014, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Paco1001 View Post
Well there is a big race here this weekend. My f1r2 is getting better and better. New motor went in yesterday. Practice tonight and some tuning. Hope all goes well this weekend.
Goodluck let us know how it goes!!!
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:41 PM
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Its the white spring with the red mark on it
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:47 PM
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Its the white spring with the red mark on it
Oh ok that is quite a bit stiffer then. I would really try the fluorescent red spring (looks like orange). It's quite a bit softer and will help the stability problem. That spring is probably too stiff to allow any weight transfer
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by wheelz View Post
Oh ok that is quite a bit stiffer then. I would really try the fluorescent red spring (looks like orange). It's quite a bit softer and will help the stability problem. That spring is probably too stiff to allow any weight transfer
Do you know if there available separately or do you have to buy the whole spring kit?
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:59 AM
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F1rclab.com might have them separately.
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:20 AM
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F1rclab.com might have them separately.
Yes we have spring kits that have 1 of each color Tamiya springs. The kits are $12.00 for a set of 6. I need to make sure I have them listed on the store
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:34 PM
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8 caster is a lot. Too much caster and it weight jacks the whole car in a bad way when you steer. I think it binds up the front end too.
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:36 PM
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Ok good to know, ill try running less. Also does anyone else have a large amount of slop in there exotek front arms? My aluminum pieces have over a degree of castor slop in them right out of the package, is this normal or did I get a bad pair?
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:55 AM
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As of right now all I can say is i am glad i sold my f1r and built up a f1r2. My f1r2 is working so much better after this weekend.

Came in second in the main, 4 seconds behind the leader.
Very happy with my f1 right now.

Thanks for all the help Mike and Aaron on getting this car setup.
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by SavageCanadian View Post
Ok good to know, ill try running less. Also does anyone else have a large amount of slop in there exotek front arms? My aluminum pieces have over a degree of castor slop in them right out of the package, is this normal or did I get a bad pair?
Like in the metal to metal threads? There has to be some play there or they won't thread into each other unlike nylon which can stretch over the threads.

Originally Posted by Paco1001 View Post
As of right now all I can say is i am glad i sold my f1r and built up a f1r2. My f1r2 is working so much better after this weekend.

Came in second in the main, 4 seconds behind the leader.
Very happy with my f1 right now.

Thanks for all the help Mike and Aaron on getting this car setup.
Good to hear! Perseverance always pays off
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:00 PM
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Not sure the pays off
but i am sure comprehensive reference is important.
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:35 PM
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Awesome I'm so happy my setup was a good starting point for you!!!

the 6mm for the shock angle was for a better and more consistent stroke in the shock. I used a female ballstud and put a screw through the bottom of the u-plate (I used a screw because they are cheaper than a longer ballstud). it allows you to run lighter weight shock oil but still have better dampening. thats one of the main reasons i can run such light weight shock oil

if youre ever at the track and want to try something for nimbleness: try adding 1mm to the front and rear of the side links. leave the football alone. adding those shims is equivalent to raising your roll center. keep in mind that you will have to raise your side spring 1mm to compensate for the higher side link!
Aaron,

So I promised my wife I wouldn't go racing for a month after IIC because I spent so much time at the track practicing for it.....but that doesn't mean I can't wrench at home!!!

The minimum weight at IIC for an F1 car was 1050 grams...I came it at 1092. I have since completely redone my electronics so I did not have to use the winglets, and eliminated a ton of wire. Now I am well under weight at 1020 grams, so I want to use the weight to my advantage.

I plan on putting the 10 gram weights on each winglet as you recommended, but I was wondering if you run any type of diffuser? If so, which one? If not, I was thinking about putting 10 more grams on the rear pod. Do you have any recommendations? The rear has never really felt loose on carpet, but I figure a little more wouldn't hurt.

Also, thanks for the idea of using a female ballstud to get the 6mm worth of spacers under the rear shock mount...had the pieces in my parts assortment to get that done.

Now just have to wait two more weeks to try it out......
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:44 PM
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Any news with the IFS front end?
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:26 PM
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The molded parts are arriving next week so I would say 7-10 for the big release!
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