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Old 07-29-2016, 06:59 AM
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Well, this is frustrating. I received the Tresrey kit and began assembly. On step one, I discovered that one of the parts bags was missing. The one containing the side springs and a handful of 5mm pivot balls was not in the package. There were two bags containing the steering pivot balls and a bunch of spacers, but having double of those doesn't really help me. I contacted speedpowerrc, and hopefully they get back to me quickly.
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Has anyone installed a rear axle other than the one that comes with the kit? And if so, which one did you use and how well did it work for you?
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So speedpowerrc got the missing parts to me and I got the car assembled, though no wings or body yet.
I was annoyed with the pivot balls for the side links and the rear pod. When the screws were tightened all the way down, there was about one to two millimeters of space before the pivot ball would be completely tightened down. I dremeled out some metal inside the balls that was blocking the screws from going all the way in. There was still a little looseness in them, but around only one or two tenths of a millimeter. I saw at the beginning of this thread that somebody had the same problem; was this common to all kits?
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Found that on my LM1 aswell. I just grabbed a 1mm shim and stuck it in. But I think I'll try your method.

It's probably because it calls for a 6mm screw when I believe it should be a 5mm instead.
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Found that on my LM1 aswell. I just grabbed a 1mm shim and stuck it in. But I think I'll try your method.

It's probably because it calls for a 6mm screw when I believe it should be a 5mm instead.
I used 5mm screws on my Tersey SP1. It was frustrating and scary on the first step of the build. However, that was the only thing that went wrong. Everything else was there and the build went smooth. Car worked good too!

I just wish they made a 24mm servo horn so I could have sacrificed a HiTek servo.
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I added a 0.5mm shim on the pivot for the rear pod and 1.0mm shims for the side links. I think I could use smaller shims all around; the rear pod clearly sits lower than the chassis. Perhaps I'll pick up some 5mm screws instead though.

On a side note, I've got a body with separate side pods. There's plenty of room to use double-sided tape to hold them on, but I'd like something more secure. Any suggestions?
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I bought some 5mm screws and it was well worth it. Thanks for the suggestion, all!

Any suggestions on mounting the side pods to the body, by the way?
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Originally Posted by longuylander View Post
I bought some 5mm screws and it was well worth it. Thanks for the suggestion, all!

Any suggestions on mounting the side pods to the body, by the way?
One solid way is using the tiny nut/screws that come with Tamiya bodies. They work really well to secure the side pods.
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Im currently selling my Speed Passion SP1. PM me for details!
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hi guys,,, just looking for an update as haven't seen any recent info.. How do the SP1's compare to what many consider the best F1 pro kit- the Xray X1?
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Originally Posted by hannhann00 View Post
hi guys,,, just looking for an update as haven't seen any recent info.. How do the SP1's compare to what many consider the best F1 pro kit- the Xray X1?
There's such a huge price difference. You could build a SP1, Reventon R ESC, motor, and tires for almost less than a kit X1.

Both cars are great. The value of the SP1 is what wins many people over. A number of us are racing the SP1 outdoors and on carpet in the Midwest. The car is just as good as others and you just need to find the right setup.
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Good advice thanks I think I'll look at it.

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There's such a huge price difference. You could build a SP1, Reventon R ESC, motor, and tires for almost less than a kit X1.

Both cars are great. The value of the SP1 is what wins many people over. A number of us are racing the SP1 outdoors and on carpet in the Midwest. The car is just as good as others and you just need to find the right setup.
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Is it still an issue with parts availability with this car ?
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SP1 wins at the Roche SK race in Hong Kong!

https://www.facebook.com/RC-Speed-Pa...30100/?fref=ts



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