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Old 01-14-2015, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by NutDriver View Post
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Will the new parts be included in the IFS packages made after Feb 1, or only as add-ons?
They will be an option. They machined parts are quite pricey to have made unfortunately.

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Team Durango DROOP SCREW M3X13MM (10PCS)
Part #: TD701001

1.5mm hex on both ends of the screw
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:03 PM
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F104 and SpedPassion owners rejoice! Simple IFS adapters.
Thanks to mtveten for reminding me of the easy droop fix, I had a chance to mock it up for the F104 type chassis
Very simple- Just thread lock an M3 nut on each set screw end;




Still must drill 2 center holes if you wish to use the F1R2 servo mounts. The IFS instruction sheet has a template to show you where the holes should be made
INSTRUCTIONS- SEE STEP 11.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:12 PM
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F1R3 - New model with Streetjam style rear pod, and IFS front.

Just throwing out ideas.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
F1R3 - New model with Streetjam style rear pod, and IFS front.

Just throwing out ideas.
I approve! haha

its also confirmed that the 3mm nut will also work for the droop fix on the Streetjam car

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Old 01-15-2015, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
F1R3 - New model with Streetjam style rear pod, and IFS front.

Just throwing out ideas.
Maybe if a SJ were to beat Aaron or I, but it hasn't happened yet
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Maybe if a SJ were to beat Aaron or I, but it hasn't happened yet
Not fair! Aaron would beat us no matter the car
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:44 AM
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Not fair! Aaron would beat us no matter the car
haha not necessarily true... everyone has their bad days! Although I spent a lot of time basically trying everything there is to try on my F1 car and documenting what it all did

but I am intrigued by the street jam design and wonder how it would handle with the new IFS

Once the Reedy Race is over next week I can get back to on-road. I have a huge list of things to try and test
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by wheelz View Post
haha not necessarily true... everyone has their bad days! Although I spent a lot of time basically trying everything there is to try on my F1 car and documenting what it all did

but I am intrigued by the street jam design and wonder how it would handle with the new IFS

Once the Reedy Race is over next week I can get back to on-road. I have a huge list of things to try and test
Just ordered IFS to install on my street jam Already have it on my F1R2, will post differences.
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Looking for some setup help....... installed ifs on f1r2. My problem is when I go around corners the car seems to jack up and diff out. I can not get on the power without it spooling up until the car is straight..... First tried heavier springs on the side, then went thick fluid in the side dampers, still no change. Increased front shock spring and thicker fluid still same effect. Running on med bite carpet, shim tires.

I'm thinking I need to go softer on the side dampers and springs? Car was working well before the front suspension change, just can't seem to get my head around this one

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by kerry View Post
Looking for some setup help....... installed ifs on f1r2. My problem is when I go around corners the car seems to jack up and diff out. I can not get on the power without it spooling up until the car is straight..... First tried heavier springs on the side, then went thick fluid in the side dampers, still no change. Increased front shock spring and thicker fluid still same effect. Running on med bite carpet, shim tires.

I'm thinking I need to go softer on the side dampers and springs? Car was working well before the front suspension change, just can't seem to get my head around this one

Thanks in advance
your setup should not change much in the rear of the car with the IFS installation. Initially it sounds like you have a lot of front droop in the car. but could you tell me what setup youre running on the IFS? things like: camber, castor, droop, damper oil, shock location, etc would be most helpful

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Old 01-17-2015, 03:22 PM
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Thanks Aaron

Front of car = 4mm ride height, 8 deg castor, 1.5 camber, 1 deg toe out, stiff front springs ( kit) .5mm of droop as per instructions

Short wheel base, center shock will be 30wt I believe, 1mm pod droop, side springs associated white, thick crc lube in damper tubes, center shock location towards the rear of the chassis ( back hole )
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Is there a place where any setup are posted?
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by kerry View Post
Thanks Aaron

Front of car = 4mm ride height, 8 deg castor, 1.5 camber, 1 deg toe out, stiff front springs ( kit) .5mm of droop as per instructions

Short wheel base, center shock will be 30wt I believe, 1mm pod droop, side springs associated white, thick crc lube in damper tubes, center shock location towards the rear of the chassis ( back hole )
Sorry I just saw your reply!! I really need to get my setup all written down for everyone to compare...

Most everything seems ok but I would definitely run 5 degrees of castor. 8 degrees is wayy too much for the ifs and will make the car drive with too much steering/make the back loose. Also may want to try running the longer wheelbase to make it more stable at higher speeds.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:27 AM
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Anyone know the standard caster angle of the 104?

Just got the adj upper arms and they don't seem to be able to adjust much more than the kit standard setting?
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Default set up sheet

Is there set upsheet you can down load with Exotek new front end?
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