Spec-R R1

Old 03-18-2013, 04:08 PM
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Just a question...... do you release the throttle when a crash is inevitable? Staying on power is going to make something break....... I am sure you know this but others reading may not. Just thought it should be mentioned.

The gear diff should help a great deal...... it allows something to rotate instead of snap.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:28 PM
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90% of my wall contacts are early turn-ins on a 90 degree corner or high speed sweeper. If just a glancing blow it will cause me to push into the outside wall.

In other words, all at full throttle...
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:18 PM
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My Spec-R S1 arrived today, looking forward to getting it built and put on the track in 10.5T foam class.
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TABUSHI what is the set-up on the S1? Can you find out and post some info?
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by 32819toon View Post
It's the stock Sport ones - I know they're cheaper but they still should hold up. I still think its the lack of movement in the spool and the driveshaft is taking the hit. Hopefully when the new gear diff arrives it will cure the problem.
My S1 passed trough more than 7 races and only thing I broke is spool cup went off (now I use +2mm screws in spool), 2 times front bumper (so I hit the car usually), arms and outside pins, but nothing in shafts. Maybe you should cut them on outside, not to hit walls with shafts.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:41 AM
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hey guys, wife droped the R1 today and broke rear body mount, any one know if any other cars body mounts fit on the r1
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by tiago890 View Post
hey guys, wife droped the R1 today and broke rear body mount, any one know if any other cars body mounts fit on the r1
Xray body mounts are the same. The Spec-R ones are obviously going to be much cheaper. I actually use the Spec-r Body mounts on my T3 2012.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:23 AM
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do you know if the HPI or AE will fit?
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Pe4atnik View Post
My S1 passed trough more than 7 races and only thing I broke is spool cup went off (now I use +2mm screws in spool), 2 times front bumper (so I hit the car usually), arms and outside pins, but nothing in shafts. Maybe you should cut them on outside, not to hit walls with shafts.
"only" in 7 races ! I'm worried now, I haven't had that many breakages in 5 years. Even my 10 year old hasn't broken that much & he's raced for 5 years - since he was 5 ! I'm beginning to think that this car is like racing egg shells !

Don't know what you mean by "cut them on inside" ?

I haven't raced the car hard as it's new, I haven't driven a spool before & I'm new to rubber tyres having just changed from foams. Too many changes to take in at once.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by 32819toon View Post
Don't know what you mean by "cut them on inside" ?
Cut them on the outside. On most cars, there's a few mm of the axle thread that sticks out past the wheel nut, and also out farther than the outermost point on the rim. If that little bit of axle catches a board, it can bite into the board and cause way more damage than it might otherwise. He's talking about removing that extra material.

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Old 03-19-2013, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by grippgoat View Post
Cut them on the outside. On most cars, there's a few mm of the axle thread that sticks out past the wheel nut, and also out farther than the outermost point on the rim. If that little bit of axle catches a board, it can bite into the board and cause way more damage than it might otherwise. He's talking about removing that extra material.

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I understand now - good point about the axle sticking out, I had noticed that. Is the S1 narrow at the front than other cars ?
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:04 PM
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Has anybody problems with the red aluminum servo support? First I believe it was twisted, but I think the problem is that my servo is way too narrow for the support, so it could move laterally...

Nobody with a similar steering problem?
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:51 PM
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i have been using the central servo mount since december and havent experience any problems, not even after a full speed crash into a wall after the straight, only thing that happened is that the servoarm moved so the car was pushing badly to the left the rest of that final... problem solved with a xray servosaver im using a savx 1251 servo btw

keep reading alot of the car breaking easy, for me this is like a tank. i rarely crash, but when i do its often at highspeed, only thing that has broken is a bodypost in the front, and when that happened i just touched a car after a lowspeed corner.
now i use a r1, the s1 has the same suspension so it should hold up just as well. im actually going to convert my car to a (r)s1, testing the glassfibre chassi and topdeck just to see what it does in handling due to more flex in the car. the r1 is quite stiff with the 2.5mm cf chassi compared to many other cars out there

since i made a comeback in touring i have driven 3racing sakura xi (very fragile, ended up being most xray parts in the suspension) ae tc6.1, car was a tank too, and now i use the r1 car, 60+ packs through it now and it keeps going strong one thing that i really like with it is the quality in the plastic, there is no more sloop in the suspension than when it was new (shimmed the suspension after the first practice, and its still the same) im running 17.5 boosted indoors on carpet.

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Pit-racer View Post
TABUSHI what is the set-up on the S1? Can you find out and post some info?

MANUAL Box stock setup, and i layed down 1 hole on shock tower down the rear shocks and used 40wt associated oil on all 4 shocks, THATS ALL ! ...
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Originally Posted by .crispy View Post
And since I had left-over money... I had this made:



and the front...



Represent!
Too cool Gary, too cool!
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