Spec-R R1

Old 10-08-2012, 03:00 PM
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This car looks promising. Great price point and good features. This is a great way for someone getting started to get into a competive car without breaking the bank. Can't wait to see the performance of one of these at my track.
I can't wait to see some feedback from the drivers too. Since its based on the best bits of the 417 and TF6 its gotta work well.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:54 AM
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Anyone got one, assembled it and tested it on the road?
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:03 PM
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Just got my kit in the mail today.. I am very impressed and surprised at the quality of the parts in the kit.will have on the track on the next club race which will be on the 20th.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:30 AM
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I built the car minus the shocks and i must say that i am still very impressed with the quality and what is included in the price! there were 2 things that i was not happy with tho but i found fixs for both.

#1 tower mounts are flat on the bottom and dont allow proper clearance for the plastic bearing tensioner caps . so if you tightem one of the screws on the tower mounts the other side is not touching the bulkhead. so i used four .015" shims to go between the tower mounts and the bulkheads.

#2 is actually a more serious issue and i feel it is a design flaw. the layshaft assembly when put together via instructions they say to use (1) 5x7x.5mm spacer on each side of the spur gear assembly . but you will get a ton of side to side play that in my opinion is not acceptable. I ended up going to the hobby shop and picking up a pack of traxxas 5x8x.5mm teflon shims part #1985 and installed 2 shims on each side of the assembly and problem solved!!

just thought i would pass along the info. but am super happy with the rest of the car !
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:20 AM
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Good info. I've bot the chassis sanded and edges glued but not much else. (the GF kicked me off the table to sew a costume for the kid... :-S )
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
I built the car minus the shocks and i must say that i am still very impressed with the quality and what is included in the price! there were 2 things that i was not happy with tho but i found fixs for both.

#1 tower mounts are flat on the bottom and dont allow proper clearance for the plastic bearing tensioner caps . so if you tightem one of the screws on the tower mounts the other side is not touching the bulkhead. so i used four .015" shims to go between the tower mounts and the bulkheads.

#2 is actually a more serious issue and i feel it is a design flaw. the layshaft assembly when put together via instructions they say to use (1) 5x7x.5mm spacer on each side of the spur gear assembly . but you will get a ton of side to side play that in my opinion is not acceptable. I ended up going to the hobby shop and picking up a pack of traxxas 5x8x.5mm teflon shims part #1985 and installed 2 shims on each side of the assembly and problem solved!!

just thought i would pass along the info. but am super happy with the rest of the car !
# 2 can be solved by using 5X8X2.5mm flanged bearing (same as the bearing in streeing rack) + 0.3 spacer at both end.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mos-leung
# 2 can be solved by using 5X8X2.5mm flaged bearing (same as the bearing in streeing rack) + 0.3 spacer at both end.
I was thinking the same thing , but it was only $2 for the shims. I am going to make a new layshaft setup that will need no shims and will be easier to deal with for changing spur gears.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
I was thinking the same thing , but it was only $2 for the shims. I am going to make a new layshaft setup that will need no shims and will be easier to deal with for changing spur gears.
Would you be able to post a picture of this? I'm going to assemble mine this weekend and would like to see what to look for.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:01 PM
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Put it together as per the instructions and you will see. As of right now I don't feel like taking it back apart. Sorry.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:13 PM
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anypictures?
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:40 PM
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i have a couple but i have not setup the camber or toe or anything on it yet.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
i have a couple but i have not setup the camber or toe or anything on it yet.
Any ideas as to what the car weighs raceready?
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I will put mine on a postage scale Monday unless I can find one before I come back to work.
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i will know later tonight what the race ready wieght will be as i am waiting on a battery to come in the mail today. and i need to pick up a body for it. if the battery shows up i am going to race it tomorrow morning.
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So I went to the track today for some practice to break in the new car and all I can say is that this thing is great!!! Box stock setup was easy to drive and felt.pretty good. I made a few changes to fit my driving style and I will post the.setup but this car is right there with the rest of the crowd in terms of performance I am actually blown.away with how good it is out of the box. Very happy I made the decision to get this car. I like it more than my tc6 I previously had.
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