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Old 08-13-2014, 01:02 PM
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In my case, the car would be a back-up car for myself and a race spec chassis for my youngest girl (who is able to do some good laps).
Preparing a car isn't a problem, been racing for about 10+ years and i should be able to setup a car correctly.
The car would not be used that much as my TRF418, cause my youngest girl does not have that much opportunity to drive as i do.
Therefor i'm thinking about buying a race spec chassis, but without spending the same amount of cash as on a TRF418 or others.
Over here everybody is driving a yokomo or an Xray or VBC but not so many people do drive this Spec-R brand.

I've been to races where some pilots drive a R1 or a S1 and they all get good results out of it and that's why i've been keeping an eye on this brand for some years now.
Another reason why i do intend to buy a Spec-R chassis is my youngest girl has Red,Fluo pink and white for body colors and it matches the red parts of the car
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:14 PM
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Every car is different dispite how similar they may seem. I'm sure if you spent some time on the r1 you would get it to do everything your 418 can.
Parts support shouldn't be a problem over there if you don't mind rcmart or specr direct.
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Originally Posted by addicted2blue View Post
As i'm thinking about buying a back up car (SpecR S2) for myself and for my little girl to run it with a silvercan motor i do have some questions.

-Is it possible to mount the R1 motormount on the S2 chassis? (this motor mount is usefull when driving a silvercan)
http://www.spec-r.com/default/index....roducts_id=398
-What are the necesary parts that need to be upgraded to get the car to a good standard. (I was thinking about alu steering, suspension mounts, alu servo holder, alu shock body's and gear shaft bushing set)

I would like to use the car for silvercan racing and for using it with speedpassion ESC/motors.
So i'm searching for buying 1 car who is able to have all the above mentioned ESC/motor combo's without spending to much money.
The only parts I feel are mandatory are alum shock bodies, different springs (I'm running RSD X-ray 20mm and they are great) and x rings in the gear diff. Ran the car this way for the first time in a larger regional club race and it can compete just fine. Added metal pivot balls and alum shims, El Cheepo S2 is very decent.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:03 AM
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I am still running the stock springs and am considering this as my next upgrade. Which springs is everyone using?
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:43 AM
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Hey guys I'm interested in the R1 pro spec. How is that car? I will be racing it in USGT class. TQ racing has it for $279.99 so kinda got me interested. Y'all seem to be running the S1 or S2 version which is the lower priced ones correct?
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by mrjudd77 View Post
I am still running the stock springs and am considering this as my next upgrade. Which springs is everyone using?
Asphalt or carpet ? Most of the research I've done showed tamiya blue and whites being used a lot and hpi silver.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Wil Holmes View Post
Hey guys I'm interested in the R1 pro spec. How is that car? I will be racing it in USGT class. TQ racing has it for $279.99 so kinda got me interested. Y'all seem to be running the S1 or S2 version which is the lower priced ones correct?
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I have all three R1 Pro Spec, S1 and S2. With some upgrades (sway bars, etc.) the S models run about the same as the R1. In fact, my true cost of the S2 is more like $200 with the parts I want to run.

Oddly, my R1 is my VTA car and I have to add a ton of weight. The S2 is my USGT car and it is overweight. I should switch them.

The R1 is perfect for USGT.
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Thanks .crispy, sounds like the pro spec it is
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:11 PM
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rtenzo02. I mainly run asphalt. I was thinking about a full set of springs, just so I had options
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by mrjudd77 View Post
I am still running the stock springs and am considering this as my next upgrade. Which springs is everyone using?
Speaking of kit springs, What are they rated at, compared to the 2.5-2.8 carpet spring kit?
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by mrjudd77 View Post
rtenzo02. I mainly run asphalt. I was thinking about a full set of springs, just so I had options
Tamiya set #53440, not sure I've seen any thing else sold in sets, around $15 which isn't bad considering it comes with 4 sets of springs to chose from.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:49 AM
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I'm running the S1 with alu bulkheads and suspension mounts, and use Xray springs. Was running gold in rear and silver in front, but have just changed to blue up front to tame the car down a bit, and I ran my best times for ages on Thursday night.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:37 PM
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Now that there is an S2, will they be releasing an R2 soon?
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I'm wondering if anyone's ever removed the outer servo mount (stock s1) to achieve the floating servo affect ? The only bad thing I noticed about the idea is the servo mounts only use 1 screw so thinking about ca gluing it to the chassis with the single screw for extra strength to avoid the mount twisting. Any opinions ? Thanks in advance !
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:32 PM
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Mitamiya. I emailed Spec-R a little while ago and asked that very question. Their reply was short and sweet. There is an R2 on the way but hey can not confirm a release date as yet. I will contact them again shortly and see if we can get an update as we have just finished our race season and I would like to upgrade to a new car before the start of the next season.
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