Spec-R R1

Old 10-23-2012, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CristianTabush View Post
First Spares showed up at the shop today. We will work hard on getting these up by tonight.
Was it all plastics they sent or did you get anything like the suspension mounts as well?
I'd like to get a couple of diffs to keep around with different fluids just to see.

Was there any word on upgrades like Aluminum hubs and such? I know I'll need a lot of spares so try and keep em in stuck :-D
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:41 AM
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Just weighed my wagon, out of boredom if nothing else,
Came in at 1300gm minus body pins.

Equipment being,

Savox low pro servo,
Sanwa 411 rx,
GM 75 ESC,
Hpi flux motor,
Sorex 32 w/ JB insert,
Moorespeed 5600 lipo,
Protoform Speed 6 LW,

Admittedly the tires are on the light side compared to some. But even with heavier it should still come in a little under the 1350 limit.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:47 AM
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Nice info Luke!
I ordered my spares from Reflex. I feel better having spare arms, hubs and the like! Sorry for anyone else who tries to order stuff and it's out of stock, My paranoia makes me buy as many parts as I can. Hate having to leave early because some silly part broke!
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:35 PM
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Just got back from our weekly club race, First night out with the Spec-R. This car is amazing! it convinced at least two folks to buy it when they become available again. Very basic setup work and it was dialed! I had some gearing issues, but they were my fault since I've not raced TC since the TC3 first came out and didn't know how to properly gear a 17.5 Blinky brushless setup. The car had a TON of steering and rotated extremely well.

I managed to break an outer hinge pin, but the plastics were completely intact! The car took at least two impacts that were EXTREMELY hard and the second one snapped the pin. No plastics issues, inner hing pin still straight as an arrow, hub and arm plastics show no damage at all. Considering I launched it 6 feet of the track into a solid wood fence once, this REALLY impressed me! Durability of this car is easily 9/10. Only losing out because the pin snapped, but I bought more from Reflex and they were available at the track. Oh yeah, The ball cups kinda suck, they really are a bit sloppy, and they are so hard the pop off the ball studs any time you try to adjust them.. do yourself a favor, get some AE/Tamiya ball cups and never look back.(Though they didn't pop off from any hard impacts so take that as you will, they are strong, just a bit sloppy.)

The fast drivers that drove it said it was extremely good, Sadly It broke AFTER the Blinky main during a test run by one of the other drivers, but he didn't hit anything. It just gave way when cornering so Christian Tabush didn't have a chance to drive it, I want his feedback the most since he is hands down the fastest we have in TC during the club races.

I am beyond happy with this car, It's very competitive and durable.


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Old 10-25-2012, 10:55 PM
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What setup changes did you make?? Also did you happen to try the setup I posted , the most recent one??
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I more or less copied your setup. I put the rear shocks one hole lower than your setup, Ran 1.75 camber in the rear and 6MM ride height. I didn't have time to install the new DCJ's or the RSD soft bladders yet. Oh yeah, and I had all the screws in the upper deck instead of removing the ones over the motor mount.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:48 PM
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That's cool .I noticed the car likes the long link setup and raised inner ballstud. Gave the car good roll and great traction. And of course removing top deck screws helps. I noticed that helped create more mechanical grip to help with traction towards the end of the run when the sauce is wearing off the tires.
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins View Post
That's cool .I noticed the car likes the long link setup and raised inner ballstud. Gave the car good roll and great traction. And of course removing top deck screws helps. I noticed that helped create more mechanical grip to help with traction towards the end of the run when the sauce is wearing off the tires.
I checked and I had went longer links but forgot to add the extra 1MM spacer on the inner ball studs so I went ahead and added that but I'm worried about how short the threads are now so I'm going to order some of the 8MM ball studs and replace them hopefully before I race again. I installed the DCJ's and replaced the snapped pin, it seems like the center milled section is the weak point as I found the other end of the pin inside the rear arm still and the center section had sheared off. At first I thought this is a "weakness" and I should change to some solid pins I have but then it hit me, if I can get away with breaking a ~$1 part Vs. a $3 arm or hub.. I'll take the pin, so It's now a Kudos to Spec-R for making them this way!

As a side note, the DJC's came preassembled, should I take them apart and rebuild them and replace the grease/oil they shipped with and heat shrink them?




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Old 10-26-2012, 10:44 PM
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I'd take them apart, clean them and lube/reassemble with AE black moly thrust bearing grease.

No heatshrink necessary on the dcj's with spring pin retainers.
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Originally Posted by AdrianM View Post
I'd take them apart, clean them and lube/reassemble with AE black moly thrust bearing grease.

No heatshrink necessary on the dcj's with spring pin retainers.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:19 PM
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The items below can be used for R1.

SPR009-XR Gear Differential
SPR008-NXR Drive Shaft Plastic Cap
SPR001-XR2 C.V. Universal Swing Shaft
SPR012-XR50 Ultra Spring Steel Swing Shaft (50mm)
SPR012-XR50R Drive Shaft (50mm)
SPR012-XR52 Ultra Spring Steel Swing Shaft (52mm)
SPR012-XR50B Sports Series Swing Shaft 50mm
SPR012-XR52B Sports Series Swing Shaft 52mm

FYI, Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:07 AM
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Hello

Does any body no if the 2mm lowered shock towers that spec r did for the Tcx, fit the r1??
Also will the spec r swing shafts for the Tcx, fit the t1?

Cheers inadvance
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:11 AM
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:14 AM
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I'd doubt it for the driveshafts, purely because the Xray ones fit....
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:37 AM
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Thanks luke

So I could just buy the replacement drive shafts ends and replace my Tcx ones? I think the pin-wheel end are all the same.
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