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Old 04-15-2014, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
but did the awesomatix win? nothing against the driver or the car, but I hope it didn't
Nope it was 3rd....Xray '12 won.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:00 PM
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That's a pretty awesome finish for the cheapy! Ill bet the guys with $900 cars were pretty pissed lol.

Bleh. Can't wait for wcics season. Gonna try to 3 out of town races. Just expensive to travel in canada =\
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:37 PM
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You can just shim the bumper top plate. Not a big deal. Just more meat to soak up the business is all.
I just milled 2mm off of the bumper, but you are right, using a couple of 2mm spacers would work as well.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:35 PM
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Finally broke some bits on my R1 on practice night, and it wasn't even a hard hit. I just grazed the inside wall of a turn at the apex, but there must be a seam that I caught the end of the axle on, and it broke the c-hub and steering block. The wheel ended up inside of the car. I think the axle protrusion increased when I changed to the sweep qts32 premounts. I've also started traction rolling, so increasing track width with wider hexes will hopefully help reduce traction rolling, as well as reduce the axle protrusion.
I also tried a new pf mazda6 GX body at practice night. I only used it for about 20 seconds before catching it on a crack in the boards and tearing a chunk out of it. :P
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:19 AM
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I've just upgraded the S1 with R1 alu parts -

see my blog for build info.

Still have some tuning to do as handling was different.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:33 AM
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Anyone know if the geardiff internals from Xray XB4/T4 fit the original Spec-R R1 diff?? Noticed that my internals was missing some of the teeth on the big gears and there´s racing tomorrow and no spares in the box!!
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Holy that's an expensive upgrade for an s1 heh. Lookss good though.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:27 PM
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That's a pretty awesome finish for the cheapy! Ill bet the guys with $900 cars were pretty pissed lol.
You should have seen my hissy fit I threw. The R1 is a cheater car! It was so good it should have taken first until someone took a "self inflected gunshot to the face" after leading the first 6 min of the 8 min race.
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32819toon what is that circuit board in the plastic bag?
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prob a IR transponsder if i had to guess.
local offroad club used to run that.
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You should have seen my hissy fit I threw. The R1 is a cheater car! It was so good it should have taken first until someone took a "self inflected gunshot to the face" after leading the first 6 min of the 8 min race.
LOL....back and to the left. I still say there was a sniper in the building
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:01 PM
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That's a pretty awesome finish for the cheapy! Ill bet the guys with $900 cars were pretty pissed lol.
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Wow a $900 roller for a vta is in my book is over kill. and not winning makes it worst..
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:31 AM
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Touring cars should not cost $900. This shouldbt be a hobby that costs more than our kids first ride lol.
Ah well. As long as there are people to pay the price, there will be stuff for it.

Id live to own an expensive car. Hell I did with the serpent. For me it really wasn't any better.
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Glad to hear it worked for you!

I had a good weekend with my R1 Pro USA spec car....I raced it in USGT and I ended up 2nd qualifier and 2nd overall after triple A-mains at the 2014 USVTA Scale nationals. There was all kinds of cars in the main lots of Xrays, Tamiya and even an awesomatix.
Hey what color body were you running on your R1 ?
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nevermind

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