Spec-R R1

Old 04-21-2014, 12:49 PM
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Serious, lol, I was trying to find him on youtube just don't know which car he was driving , but after watching the race vids a few times he must be Kayne.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by rtenzo02 View Post
Hey what color body were you running on your R1 ?
white with some black and red on it...I started 2nd in all races and 1st in the last race as the TQ did not make the start of the 3rd race....yes my last name is Kane
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:00 PM
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Cool Kevin, no one at my local track drives a spec r car other then my spec r s1 that will be hitting the track soon, great to see spec r's perform so well against all the competition out there, keep up the good work !
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:23 PM
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Can someone with experience please tell me how much of a difference there is in using hard vs soft lower arms on asphalt ? From researching it seems hard lower arms give better traction on asphalt, is it a noticable difference though in a 17.5 non boost class running on medium grip asphalt ? Is it worth using ARC or tcx hard lower arms vs spec R (non specified) lower arms ?
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:34 PM
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If you swap the lower arms for another brand you are going to have to change at least the outer hinge pin as well and maybe then the upright to match the hingepin and then the sway bar mounts may be on a different place on the arm and change the setup more.

My pro-spec, stock, is crazy good on medium grip asphalt so personally I would not change anything
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:31 PM
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Yea Ive been told to use everything up to the inner pins which would be spec r parts from there, oh well, tqrc is out of stock on the hard lower arms at the monent anyway. Thanks
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by PEEKracing View Post
32819toon what is that circuit board in the plastic bag?
Yep a transponder. A couple of racers built our system& the transponders cost 20 !
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:01 AM
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Holy that's an expensive upgrade for an s1 heh. Lookss good though.
Thanks Valk - still half the price of an R1 though !
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:02 AM
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Anyone heard where those S2's are? The boat must be late.

TQ says "late April" but we're running out of April...
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:27 PM
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I finally decided to install my modified 1223 Xray bumper and figured that I should take a photo of how I modified it to fit the spec r. The xray bumper is 18mm thick iirc, and the spec r bumper is 15mm. I milled a 1.5mm pocket on the top and bottom of the bumper to make it fit.

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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 04-29-2014, 06:05 AM
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What am I missing here? Why are we removing material instead of just using longer screws?
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by .crispy View Post
What am I missing here? Why are we removing material instead of just using longer screws?
For the same reason that you use snowshoes and not stilettos when you want to get to your cabin during winter - it distributes the impact force over a larger area.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:17 AM
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Ummm... don't know what that had to do with anything...?

The Xray bumper, while harder, is also thicker. However the all important holes line up I assume? But, if you just slide it on and attempt to slide the mounting plate down, the existing screws aren't long enough to reach the threads on the bottom.

Thus, why I assume DBM removed material from the top and bottom. My question, why not just get longer screws?
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:22 AM
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Its easiest to just shim it. Not all of us can mill things when we want heh. Very clean though.
Mine arrived the same way.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:30 AM
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Arrrgh!

What you mean "shim"? Shim implies adding spacers like washers to add thickness. I thought the Xray bumper was already too thick?

How does one shim something to make it thinner/smaller?

I'm not understanding...
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