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Old 02-09-2013, 09:33 AM
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Can u post these tamiya ball cups? Yes, I do believe parts are according to your driving style.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Pit-racer View Post
Can u post these tamiya ball cups? Yes, I do believe parts are according to your driving style.
Here are the ball cups, they're a ton better than the stock Spec-R ones. 53601 is the part number, so get them from wherever you want.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:35 AM
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You can use stock ballcups, but you have to use grease (like greenslime) when you screw them on. put some grease into the ball cup with the driver and forget about popping off.

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:42 AM
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hello

6.2 is a god start.
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I was just comparing my R1 chassis to my X-ray chassis. Is the R1 chassis made of true carbon fiber or is it a laminate?
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Originally Posted by spencehotbodies View Post
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6.2 is a god start.
For what?
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by team green View Post
I was just comparing my R1 chassis to my X-ray chassis. Is the R1 chassis made of true carbon fiber or is it a laminate?
Well all carbon fiber chassis are laminates. Are you asking if the chassis is carbon fiber laminate over another material? I looked at Spec R's web site and they say "carbon graphite"...??? Carbon fiber and graphite are both made of carbon, but I have no clue as to the what Spec R used, or if it's carbon fiber laminated over graphite? If you Google carbon graphite chassis you see chassis that look like all the others. And when i think a true graphite chassis I think of a XXX-S.

But I have no clue
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Originally Posted by PitNamedGordie View Post
Well all carbon fiber chassis are laminates. Are you asking if the chassis is carbon fiber laminate over another material? I looked at Spec R's web site and they say "carbon graphite"...??? Carbon fiber and graphite are both made of carbon, but I have no clue as to the what Spec R used, or if it's carbon fiber laminated over graphite? If you Google carbon graphite chassis you see chassis that look like all the others. And when i think a true graphite chassis I think of a XXX-S.

But I have no clue

The R1 chassis seem to look dull compared to like X-ray, Associated and Yokomo chassis's... I've heard of G10 fiberglass laminated to a carbon base sheet.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:39 PM
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For med-large track with 13.5 motor.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:43 PM
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Did a little research. If it's graphite it's G10 laminate fiber glass. So that's how Spec-R Racing is able to sell these kits so cheap. I hope Exotek has plans to make a chassis....
I still like my car.....
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:50 PM
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Hello

Has any body tried the new black Ball studs? I purchased them because the red ones feel a bit soft, I found the thread is a little wider, any body else found this?
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Originally Posted by team green View Post
The R1 chassis seem to look dull compared to like X-ray, Associated and Yokomo chassis's... I've heard of G10 fiberglass laminated to a carbon base sheet.
You can get carbon sheet in gloss or satin finish.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by team green View Post
Did a little research. If it's graphite it's G10 laminate fiber glass. So that's how Spec-R Racing is able to sell these kits so cheap. I hope Exotek has plans to make a chassis....
I still like my car.....

To get the chassis stiffness you would need the fiberglass to be thicker. And they are now offering a 2.2mm chassis and fiberglass would be way to flexible at that thickness. But I could be wrong...

As for the cost I think that has to do more with how they setup distribution as much as if not more so than the quality of the parts. Also the cost of the chassis is the same as a TC6 chassis and that's carbon fiber...

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAGXP&P=Z
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Originally Posted by spencehotbodies View Post
For med-large track with 13.5 motor.
6.2? What gearing would that be? lol
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:43 AM
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doesnt really matter what the chassi is made from, as long as the car performs on the track
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