Spec-R R1

Old 05-26-2014, 09:16 PM
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Good to see you are enjoying the new car Nudge. How is the radio working out for you?
Let me know if there is anything I can help with. Just give me a call or text.
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by mrjudd77 View Post
Good to see you are enjoying the new car Nudge. How is the radio working out for you?
Let me know if there is anything I can help with. Just give me a call or text.
Hi Marty,

Yeah I am enjoying it. The radio is working great once I finally worked out how to bind it properly.

I will get in touch if there is anything you can help with.


Just another question for anyone.

How important is Sway Bars. Mine came with the bars but none of the other components needed to fit them and i cant work out where to get them from in Australia. So I will have to either run without them or wait until i can get an order from TQ.

I run on a fairly bumpy tight/open flowing outdoor track in 13.5t on rubber tyres.

Thanks

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Old 05-27-2014, 03:30 AM
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How do you like your mi5? I'm intrigued by the design (there are so many thinabout it), and was thinking that it might be a fun car to play with when I become bored of my R1.
I ran an S1 in 17.5 blinky and later my R1, but the Schumacher Mi5 is a step above anything I have ever raced. The diffs are so easy to remove and the upper deck never has to be touched. Pinion and spur gear changes are also easier, but you must use Schumacher spur gears. Not a problem and prices are in line with the rest.

The car is very modular in that I can remove the complete steering servo with two bolts and the complete steering assembly with two more bolts. There is some slop that I didn't like in front, but there is an easy fix to add a few set screws to tighten things that is easy to do and costs nothing as long as you have a few set screws.

I did find that the yellow seal bearings in the kit are very free right out of the box, but the box but they don't last long and need to be replaced.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:35 AM
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Has anyone experienced problems with the xray plastic caps on the the end of the driveshafts that go in the rear diff out drive cups fitting extremely tight ? One side is smooth and slides in the out drive cup a bit , the other side was extremely tight and would not slide at all even with a good amount of force. I removed the plastic cap and cleaned it up a bit by lightly sanding it , helped a little but still quite a bit tighter than being able to move easily. S1 standard gear diff cups by the way and the 50mm swingshafts.
Anyone ?
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:22 AM
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No one really talks about using them so dunno. Neither of my r1's have given me need to use anything other than oem.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by rtenzo02 View Post
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Check the slot in the out drive. I had a Spec-R R1 diff that had a tight spot in the slotted portion of the outdrive, a little file work and its good.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:55 PM
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mr lanzer in specr land! whats going on!
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:18 PM
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Which Xray is most compatible with the Spec-R S1/R1?
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:14 AM
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I have the t4 14 and the r1 pro spec, all the drive train parts are the same as the t4, suspension components are all different, cannot shim to fit either
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:38 AM
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I had read in a couple of places that the R1 uses Tamiya 417 suspension. I cannot confirm it aside from the aluminum 417 steering blocks that I bought fit, with the exception of the rear outer pin being a different diameter.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by DBM View Post
I had read in a couple of places that the R1 uses Tamiya 417 suspension. I cannot confirm it aside from the aluminum 417 steering blocks that I bought fit, with the exception of the rear outer pin being a different diameter.
it also looks like the suspension bits from the HB TCX/TCXX will work as well. all the pins (inner & outer hinge) are exactly the same length - if the pins are the same diameter, then the c-hubs and rear hubs should work. not sure how much of the geometry would change

I have to look close at some of my TCXX spares to see
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by valk View Post
mr lanzer in specr land! whats going on!
Don't read too much into it, lol. Spec-R R1 diff just so happens to be 38t and uses bearing supported outdrives, I saw the breakdown of the diff and it requires nothing to bolt into my car, so I had to try one. Dennis (DBM) has really worked on getting his car and driving better all the time, good job on him.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:37 AM
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Thanks Gary. Everyone in the club has been very helpful, and we are very fortunate to have knowledgeable experienced guys in the club such as yourself, who are willing to help out noobs like me.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by performula View Post
Which Xray is most compatible with the Spec-R S1/R1?
I've read that would be the T3.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:04 PM
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Here is my setup for this past Sundays' USGT class TQ and Win at the Texas EOS Rd1
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