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Old 11-29-2012, 03:41 AM
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Hello guys

Spec r have a load of spares in stock now.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:20 AM
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The xray spring steel outdrives are confirmed to work in this Spool FYI, I just got some and they fit perfectly.

Part number: SPR020-SCXR

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just so everyone knows i have been runninig a complete xray spool in my car and it is the same as the r1 except better quality. so yes any drivetrian parts for an xray will drop right in the r1 as it is the same.
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Originally Posted by Xenolance View Post
The xray spring steel outdrives are confirmed to work in this Spool FYI, I just got some and they fit perfectly.

Part number: SPR020-SCXR
Good to know...are you using the Xray DCJs also?

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just so everyone knows i have been runninig a complete xray spool in my car and it is the same as the r1 except better quality. so yes any drivetrian parts for an xray will drop right in the r1 as it is the same.
Have you noticed any difference in the two? Or are you using the Xray out of personal preference?
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:05 AM
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I was using it cuz my stock one stripped out as I for some reason forgot to put screws inside the spool cups. But I do notice you don't need shims for.the xray one as its a better fit.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by PitNamedGordie View Post
Good to know...are you using the Xray DCJs also?
Yes, I'm running Everything x-ray up front. The front spool cups, DCJ's, etc. All of it's a direct drop in and of course the xray stuff is slightly better quality. The Spec-R DCJ's are a great improvement over the stock CVD's for sure! I only run 17.5 blinky so the springsteel spool cups are really not needed, but they are pretty :-)

Mostly I'm just trying everything I can get my hands on to test them out and see what fits. I'm going to try some Aluminum hubs/knuckles tonight, the local guys have several different cars so I get a bit of variety in parts..when they actually have spares that is.

Originally Posted by PitNamedGordie View Post
Have you noticed any difference in the two? Or are you using the Xray out of personal preference?
Like Jeff said, the x-ray spool is better quality as far as the fit and finish but the one I have seems a bit heavier..not that it's enough to ever be noticed.
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My S1 is built and rigged and I'm just finishing off the body tonight. Another light coat or two of white to back the colours and I should be done.

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Really like that paint! Very 90's
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SteveM - That looks like a Parma Alfa. That body was great on foam tire but is very low steering for rubber tires.
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R1 build is complete, testing saturday.... S1 build underway!!!!
Attached Thumbnails Spec-R R1-img00430-20121124-1436.jpg   Spec-R R1-img00448-20121126-1357.jpg  
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SteveM - That looks like a Parma Alfa. That body was great on foam tire but is very low steering for rubber tires.
Yup...it is the Parma Mohawk (Alfa) for sure and was a body I had kicking around. I painted it just to have a lid more than anything else and to try the Faskolor paints. I wanted something retro looking and I think I managed that OK. It should be fine for practice to break in the S1. The paint is old school for sure, but then again I'm old so it works.

I used a cheap small paint brush to dip into the paint and then flicked it onto the shell. I used about 12 different colours and let them dry overnight before backing with white. I don't have the decal sheet and I'll have to hand paint the grill and headlights after it's trimmed and mounted. The good thing is nobody else at the track will have anything like this.

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Originally Posted by Darrin70 View Post
R1 build is complete, testing saturday.... S1 build underway!!!!
Is that a box stock S1 build?
Looks like a carbon fiber chassis plus other up grades?
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Originally Posted by Big Midget View Post
Is that a box stock S1 build?
Looks like a carbon fiber chassis plus other up grades?
LOL, he says it's the R1 build he did.

The S1 build hasn't started yet.

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R1 build is complete, testing saturday.... S1 build underway!!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:08 AM
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Hear and read a lot all over the place about the built and performance of the R1.

Could someone please provide me with a resume as to the issues I have to look after when building this car, problems, alterations, other hick ups and so on?
Preferably with solutions (partnumbers if and when parts are needed)
Many thanks.

I am on a very tight budget. So I can't afford it to buy me the car not knowing what is gonna hit me and come to the conclusion that I can't finish it because of my lack of expertise and/or lack of cashflow as to buying additional stuff to make it work.

Again thanks for the effort.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Kensei View Post
Hear and read a lot all over the place about the built and performance of the R1.

Could someone please provide me with a resume as to the issues I have to look after when building this car, problems, alterations, other hick ups and so on?
Preferably with solutions (partnumbers if and when parts are needed)
Many thanks.

I am on a very tight budget. So I can't afford it to buy me the car not knowing what is gonna hit me and come to the conclusion that I can't finish it because of my lack of expertise and/or lack of cashflow as to buying additional stuff to make it work.

Again thanks for the effort.
See my review:
http://www.rctech.net/forum/11448187-post359.html

It covers pretty much everything you asked for. It's the S1 review but it's the same for the R1 for the most part.

Only must have's IMO is:
Protek R/C Ceramic 5x8x2.5mm Metal Shielded Flanged "Speed" Ball Bearings (2)[PTK-MF85ZZC] These can be found at amainhobbies.com

.2, and .3mm Shims. these need to be 3x5x.2 shims to fit M3 size screws. No real part numbers I know of. I use these:

http://www.reflexracing.net/RSD-Stai...cs_p_1254.html

Other than that there are no "Must have" items. The bearings I listed fix the lay shaft issues with the kit's included shims. The .2MM shims will fix the slop in the steering rack and chubs if you are really worried about it. You may want to find some .1MM shims in the same size just in case your kit is tighter than mine.
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