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Old 12-02-2012, 11:11 PM
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I'm looking at getting a new car - can somebody tell me how the R1 compares to a T4 or TC6.1?
This car seems like a bargain compared to the others. I am not the best racer so not sure I could get any extra seconds by paying more for a T4 or TC6.1.

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:32 AM
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Hiya,

Quality wise it's not on par with the T4, but X-ray are a step above most companies when it comes to quality, and this is obviously reflected in the price.
But compared to the TC6.1 the build is just about as good, it actually required less shimming that my AE did to remove any slop.

If you choose one, you won't be disappointed I am sure
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:02 AM
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The new tamiya Aeration shock caps need a new shock body as well
cap #51280
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all else is the same. I am going to try these on my S1 when they are avail
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:27 AM
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tried some new stuff on sat and feel it is an improvement on my current setup so i will post my updated setup later tonight.
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With the flanged 3x6x2.5 bearing on the layshaft? are we running the flange INSIDE the bulkhead or Outside? Does it replace the flanged plastic pieces that go on each end of the layshaft stock?
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With the flanged 3x6x2.5 bearing on the layshaft? are we running the flange INSIDE the bulkhead or Outside? Does it replace the flanged plastic pieces that go on each end of the layshaft stock?
They replace the bearings in the pulleys.
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Also I got ahold of some team xray ecs shafts and put them in the front .............changed my life!!!!!
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins View Post
They replace the bearings in the pulleys.
Those would need to be 5x8x2.5 bearings to do that, not the smaller 3x6x2.5's he mentioned.

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Which size bearings do you have - the layshaft doesn't turn and therefore doesn't need bearings to replace the plastic parts at either end. What some of us have done is replaced the two 5x8x2.5 bearings that go in the pulleys with flanged ones of the same dimensions to remove some of the play. I found I didn't need shims at all, some use the kit shims.
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins View Post
Also I got ahold of some team xray ecs shafts and put them in the front .............changed my life!!!!!
Is this in place of DCJs or the standard drive shafts?
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Originally Posted by Fuzzi0n View Post
Those would need to be 5x8x2.5 bearings to do that, not the smaller 3x6x2.5's he mentioned.

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Which size bearings do you have - the layshaft doesn't turn and therefore doesn't need bearings to replace the plastic parts at either end. What some of us have done is replaced the two 5x8x2.5 bearings that go in the pulleys with flanged ones of the same dimensions to remove some of the play. I found I didn't need shims at all, some use the kit shims.
they are 5x8x2.5, now I see where they go.
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S1 question,

Does it have too much flex like the T2R?
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RSD066 RSD XRAY/ SPEC R R1 HARD ANODIZED 7075 T6 ALUMINUM SPOOL CUP (1 PC)
These Hard Anodized 7075 T6 Aluminum Spool Cups were designed to be used with Plastic Blades on your XRAY or Spec R Touring Car front Spool. Due to the material these spool cups are nearly as light as plastic spool cups, but are more durable and much stronger.

These spool cups are ideal for stock racing and they also provide increased life of your front blades due to its larger diameter construction.
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my R1 is just about done. It has been a pleasure to assemble well done to spec r
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is it the same plastic in the s1 as the r1? looking at the price it would be cheaper to buy a s1 kit to get a extra diff, suspension parts etc
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Here are a few pics of my S1 after racing it last Sunday. I was TQ for my club's GT2 class which is 17.5 blinky.

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