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Old 11-20-2002, 06:34 PM   #226
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Hi Guys,

It's coming soon. I saw Tamiya guys testing it last weekend. Check our website in about 1 week

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Old 11-21-2002, 09:05 AM   #227
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Hola fellas. Might I add that the new spur/pinion combo does significantly add to the 201's top end speed. Track tests show that it can easily hold its own with sedans running a stock motor. However, if you plan on using a 19T with these gears, prepare to buy spare parts
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Old 11-21-2002, 10:53 AM   #228
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That gearing is a bit low for 19T anyways. The motor gets hot enough with proper gearing (around 6.5:1)
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Old 11-21-2002, 10:50 PM   #229
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So are you saying with the new gear set, a stock motored F201 is as fast as a TC?
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Old 11-22-2002, 07:34 AM   #230
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While in Japan over the weekend i noticed Murai the TRF drived had a carbon effect F2091 chassis (like how the bodyshells are but printed on the chassis) It looked amazing and i asked him how long till there was a TRF edition of the car reliesed and he just smiled, A sign of things to come????? Rick
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Old 11-22-2002, 09:46 AM   #231
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With the newer gearing, I would say yes, the 201 is easily as fast (straight line) as a Touring Car. At the Tamiya Track, we have a pretty long straight, and the 201 does pull on TC's. However, there are many other things that factor into "is it as fast as a TC."
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Old 11-22-2002, 03:20 PM   #232
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For a car with similar weight and drive attributes I would suspect the gearing is mostly to blame for the lack of speed out of the box.If I had regular 48 pitch or even 64 pitch gears in this car things would be so much easier to deal with.For now I find the gearing in the kit to be great for the 19 turn spec motors and don't see any reason to mess with it since I am as fast as the quickest stock touring car in our club using rubber tyres.
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Old 11-22-2002, 10:59 PM   #233
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when i said TC, i meant similarly equipped as in motor and batts...
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Old 11-24-2002, 06:54 PM   #234
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hi everyone...the guys at my track are thinkin of starting an F1 class. but they want 2wd only. Is it possible to make the F201 into 2wd? would it be competitive against a duratrax delphi or tamiya f103's out of the box in 2wd mode? I want to get an F1 that is in production and i can get parts for... what are your opinions of the f201? are there any other F1 cars out there?
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The F201 design does not make it competitive enuf even with the 4 wheel drive against the F103 since the drive gears are a lot of drag and rotating mass.This is more towards touring car whereas the F103 is more like a pan car.Very unfair advantage to have F103.
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Old 11-25-2002, 09:56 AM   #236
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Aluma,

Try and convince everyone in your club to run the same car, it would be more fun this way. Since the F201 will be replacing the F103 class next year, it would be wise to go with the F201 simply for parts availability and support. F201 are also easier to drive in my opinion compare to the F103, which makes it a little easier for beginner to join the class as well. If you're club go with 2WD only, I fear that with the cars available on the market (with F103 being fade out, and Duratrax possibly hard to get parts for) keeping the club going might become a problem quickly.

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Old 11-25-2002, 10:03 AM   #237
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Just to further muddy the waters, Cross and Corally still make 2wd pan-car style F1 cars, so just because Tamiya is discontinuing the F103 doesn't necessarily mean that you should stay away from 2wd. 2wd F1 does seem to be close to dying or already dead in most areas in the US, though and the F201 certainly has the cool factor. If you're trying to get the sedan crowd interested, the F201 should appeal to them since they drive similar to a sedan. I agree that the F201 is the class to push.
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Have those Tamiya pinion/spur sets come in yet; the ones that utilize a stock motor? Do you stock the bodies for the F201?
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yup, well, our club runs everything pretty much...but the pros are getting bored of the touring competition so they want something more challenging like 2wd.

which is the BEST 2wd F-1 car out there?
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Aluma,
have any of you guy's raced a f201? gotta tell ya...as a tc driver myself..the f201 is NOT the same as a tc. Find somebody with one and actually RACE it. They are a riot. BTW, I was just about to buy a f103 until today when I found out the 2wd class was scrapped. Go with the 201....I think it will surprise you.
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