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Old 12-05-2014, 09:27 PM
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It looks like you have to use the adjustable upper arms as well?
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Old 12-06-2014, 04:43 AM
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You're killing me Mike. Now I have to revive my F1R2!

What an elegant design and what appears to be effective as well. I feared it would look like the F113 setup. Definitely not the case.
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:12 AM
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Does this front suspension fit properly most bodies (PF 13, PF 14, Tam F60, Tam F2012, Tam McLaren,...)?
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Old 12-06-2014, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Paco1001 View Post
It looks like you have to use the adjustable upper arms as well?
You can use the older upper arms you may just need to use an exacto knife to trim the bottom corner of the delrin if you're running the highest shock mount
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Old 12-06-2014, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by G-rem View Post
Does this front suspension fit properly most bodies (PF 13, PF 14, Tam F60, Tam F2012, Tam McLaren,...)?
I have run the tamiya 2012 and pf2013 bodies with no clearance issues at all
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Old 12-06-2014, 04:22 PM
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Tell me if I understand this correctly...... I have a tamiya F104 Pro with the Exotek front upper arms.......now in order to use the new Lower arms I would need to buy the independent front arms and the servo mount? Which would require me to buy a new servo!
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Old 12-06-2014, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Shaun B22 View Post
Tell me if I understand this correctly...... I have a tamiya F104 Pro with the Exotek front upper arms.......now in order to use the new Lower arms I would need to buy the independent front arms and the servo mount? Which would require me to buy a new servo!
The design fits onto the standard F104 bolt pattern but Tamiya type chassis are too narrow for the droop stop screws and the F104 servo mounting will not work. We will work on developing the IFS set next to be able to work with standard Tamiya type chassis- stay tuned!

Yes you are correct that you would need the servo mount. Servo companies sell just the case to their servos for a fraction of the cost of buying a new servo. It may just be easier and cheaper to get a new servo case rather than buying a brand new servo.

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Old 12-09-2014, 09:36 PM
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If the inside of my rear tires lift on turns, what is causing that setup wise?

Follow up question is what setup changes and in what order would you try to curb that from happening?

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Old 12-10-2014, 04:15 PM
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Hi All!

All the preorders have been shipped- thanks!

Please note- it appears some kits may be missing page 3 from the instruction sheet.

I know the manly men will not need instructions but just in case please download the instructions here before proceeding to the build;

https://app.box.com/s/i8tje90c3dg0ji9c4ytl
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:55 PM
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Amazing work my friend!!
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Hi All!

All the preorders have been shipped- thanks!

Please note- it appears some kits may be missing page 3 from the instruction sheet.

I know the manly men will not need instructions but just in case please download the instructions here before proceeding to the build;

https://app.box.com/s/i8tje90c3dg0ji9c4ytl
Mike/Aaron,

I am begin to foam at the mouth from the excitment of the imminent arrival.

Do either of you have any general set up tips you can pass along?

Did you find you needed to change anything in the rear of the car to adjust to the new system?

Any tips you can pass along in advance of my initial build would be awesome.

Thanks!
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by IlikeF1 View Post
Mike/Aaron,

I am begin to foam at the mouth from the excitment of the imminent arrival.

Do either of you have any general set up tips you can pass along?

Did you find you needed to change anything in the rear of the car to adjust to the new system?

Any tips you can pass along in advance of my initial build would be awesome.

Thanks!
I did not need to change anything in the back of my car. I have been running the same springs and oil with both front ends

The stock setup is 95% of what I am currently running. There are a couple small differences that I can post up when i get home from work but the stock setup is a great place to start!

On the webpage it lists: "Medium (black) for Ride tires or low grip conditions
Firm (silver) for Shimizu or TCS tires or high grip conditions." as a guide for the front springs...

as far as building tip:

-make sure to not overtighten the bottom bulkhead screws. I started with the back screw first that way the entire suspension is keyed into the chassis and held in place correctly without having to bolt the wing on.

-make sure, if youre using the older upper arm, that the damper tube/spring clears the arms during suspension movement.

-and as the directions say, make sure you clear the set screw holes for the hinge pins that are in the bulkhead.

It seems like there is a lot going on with the new front suspension but it is actually very easy to work on and a simple build!

let me know if you have any other questions
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As always - thanks for all the help Aaron!
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:26 AM
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Hey guys,

I have the Exotek F1R, and having trouble with the rear side damper. The threads keep stripping and the top cap (hope that's right?) twists slightly which makes the damper crooked.

Is there another suitable damper out there I could replace this with?

Any help greatly appreciated!
Cheers,
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:10 PM
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Default F1R2 battery placement

Hey Aaron, where do you suggest running my shortie battery, you've raced at our track in Camarillo. It's med grip and a little bumpy.
I've been running my battery (shortie) all the way back in my V2 with a Exotek chassis, but I built a F1R2 with the IFS. Thanks!
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