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Old 03-07-2013, 11:57 AM
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One more thing I noticed, the sway bars installed as per manual dont move at all, tried both with and w/o shocks installed. I mean they have a little play in the supports on towers so they can roll but yet still I can go full up & down arm travel and the opposite arm never moves a milimeter, whats going on?
The arms are probably binding. If you disconnect the shocks and the swaybars, the arm should move up and down very freely. If you lift it up, it should very easily fall under its own weight. The bind is most likely coming from too much friction between the arm and the spacers on the inner hinge pin. Bind can also come from the outer hinge pin, and even the camber link ball cups if they're really tight.

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Old 03-07-2013, 01:10 PM
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thank you grippgoat
though of shims first but found out later it was the outer hinge ping (wheel side) that was not totally free it moved but needed little more reaming to get free also slightly sanded the plastic holder that holds the center rod stopper so it roll better yet no slide sideways.

rebuilding half car again to get everything smooth.

yet another question on sway bars. where supposed to get the bar hold into the arms tie rod, all way in, half, just so the screw holds it? does it really matter?

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:49 PM
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has anyone compared the flex in the chassi between the r1 and s1? the s1 should be a bit softer?
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has anyone compared the flex in the chassi between the r1 and s1? the s1 should be a bit softer?
The S1 should be absolutely softer - probably better for lower traction tracks
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:25 AM
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Sway bars look like they work better now still they feel like being too soft or shock springs to hard cause there is little compensation. They tend to bend before even start moving the arm.

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:38 AM
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Which top Deck is the STIFFEST?
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:35 PM
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AFAIK, there are only 2, so probably the CF one. With the tubes too.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:46 PM
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should be the one that comes std with the r1, the car is quite stiff if you use all screws in the topdeck

there are 4 different topdecks, the ones that comes with the r/s1, and the 2 option cf topdecks (softer than std r1)

i have ordered the softer versions, will also try the glassfibre chassi and topdeck (will buy a s1 just to have some spares..)

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:55 PM
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Hey guys, was at the track and broke another outer pivot pin, any one know why this keeps happening or if has happened to anyone else.
Also I seem to be getting too much body roll going hot into turns which cause car to roll over or lose the rear any one have any suggestions to correct this.
I also put 3000 diff fluid in but it leaked out, seal and rubber is good, and it was tightened down all the way any suggestions.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:43 PM
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Chile - Southamerica

Spec R R1 and S1 cars makes debut on Chilean Nats 2nd Stage.

S1 TQ's on 13.5 Class and R1 TQ's on 8.5 Class.

On finals, S1 win 13.5 class and R1 takes 4th place on 8.5 Class (battery failure).

We are very happy with the cars and are more than excited to evolve with them on setups and performance ... soon pics and vids !

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Originally Posted by Tabushi View Post
Chile - Southamerica

Spec R R1 and S1 cars makes debut on Chilean Nats 2nd Stage.

S1 TQ's on 13.5 Class and R1 TQ's on 8.5 Class.

On finals, S1 win 13.5 class and R1 takes 4th place on 8.5 Class (battery failure).

We are very happy with the cars and are more than excited to evolve with them on setups and performance ... soon pics and vids !

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Can't wait for those pics and set-ups. Also what other chassis were in those heats?
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Is this a copy of any car? I'm thinking a XRay from what I have read...
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:21 AM
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Is this a copy of any car? I'm thinking a XRay from what I have read...
Well... Spec-R made a lot of aftermarket parts for XRay... and a lot of XRay and Spec-R parts are interchangeable... so take that for what you will...

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Old 03-11-2013, 05:48 AM
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The car is a mixture off X-ray-Tamiya.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by .crispy View Post
Well... Spec-R made a lot of aftermarket parts for XRay... and a lot of XRay and Spec-R parts are interchangeable... so take that for what you will...

Of which parts and which cars? I'm thinking of getting a spare Xray because of it.
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