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Old 04-20-2011, 12:50 PM   #2476
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Sorry for necroposting, but I just dug my F201 out of my closet, where it's been gathering dust since 2004. I want to run it again (just bashing around for fun), but spare parts seem pretty scarce.

Was wondering if there's anywhere (other than Ebay) left that supports these cars? I'd love to find a source for a couple extra body sets (The MLP body looks amazing!, and discontinued ) and sets of tires. Looks like formula1-rc shut down ages ago, speedtech isn't carrying F201 parts, etc. Ebay still has some parts, but who knows how reliable that will be...
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:41 PM   #2477
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Formula1-rc's shop went to gadgetworks.biz. I still have some parts left over but mostly stock replacement parts and the tire compounds that were not all that popular. If you can PM me the part numbers your looking for I can check to see if I still have any. Now that my full size car is paid off I'm hoping to revive the site soon...just gotta find me some better web software.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:48 AM   #2478
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Gadgt: YGPM, Thanks for helping out.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:27 PM   #2479
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:10 AM   #2480
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I just took my f201 for its maiden run yesterday. Car clearly has a brilliant amount of turn in and you can drive the car really agressive. However I'd like to get more rear grip particularly in high speed corners.

I have the car set up fairly similar to this article:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...?article-id=53

I'm running a little less camber though. It is either 2 or 2.5 degrees (need to double check).

Also I notice that in the uprights I have a fair amount of play. If I tighten the 5mm hex nut though It begins to limit suspension travel.

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Hello guys, I noticed the F104 thread seem pretty active.
I am looking for a F1 car from tamiya. Is the F201 discontinued? If so why? was it not successful?
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:26 PM   #2482
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Hello guys, I noticed the F104 thread seem pretty active.
I am looking for a F1 car from tamiya. Is the F201 discontinued? If so why? was it not successful?
Wow, where ya been !! The F201 has been discontinued for a few years. Successful to some but not for others. 2 wheel drive F1 was already in place. The F201 was actually pretty expensive in comparison. Since it was the only all wheel drive F1, it really didn't "fit" anywhere so it would've had to be in it's own class. I still have 4 of them and I love them.
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Ive been under a rock in terms on RC. I really like their suspension setup more than the idea of AWD.

I really would like to get an F1 though... BTW does Tamiya only make the F1 bodies?
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:55 AM   #2484
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Take a look at this if you like that suspension -front isn't 201 like but rear is - http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ng-new-f1.html
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Time to do some catching up. F1 is our clubs next big push so I grabbed one of my F201's , deleted the front shaft and have decided to do some experimenting. Some of you long ago probably tried these same things but, after searching through the thread, I just couldn't find my answers.

Has anyone tried running the car without the front shocks and relying solely on the front stabilizer plate for "suspension" ?

Anyone tried running as a 2wd and keeping the front diff in ?

Does anyone know any shop that might have a spur gear adaptor still available ?? Or does anyone have one they might wish to sell ??

Ran the car a couple weeks ago and was quite pleased with handling. The front diff was medium tight and without shocks it really handled well although I'm concerned about ride height. I'm experimenting now with a suspension plate that has a slight bow in it, thus causing the lower arms to be lower at the end than the center and raising the front ride height.

You F201 drivers still out there !? Lets see if there's still some life in the old girl
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Tqrcracing.com has the spur gear adapters. Buy a couple. Cheap.
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Evoracer, why not just get a 103/104? Good cars that are current, have aftermarket support and with available setup advice. I have the 201, 103R, and 104PRO. The 103R is easily the fastest and most fun to drive on carpet.
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Time to do some catching up. F1 is our clubs next big push so I grabbed one of my F201's , deleted the front shaft and have decided to do some experimenting. Some of you long ago probably tried these same things but, after searching through the thread, I just couldn't find my answers.

Has anyone tried running the car without the front shocks and relying solely on the front stabilizer plate for "suspension" ?

Anyone tried running as a 2wd and keeping the front diff in ?

Does anyone know any shop that might have a spur gear adaptor still available ?? Or does anyone have one they might wish to sell ??

Ran the car a couple weeks ago and was quite pleased with handling. The front diff was medium tight and without shocks it really handled well although I'm concerned about ride height. I'm experimenting now with a suspension plate that has a slight bow in it, thus causing the lower arms to be lower at the end than the center and raising the front ride height.

You F201 drivers still out there !? Lets see if there's still some life in the old girl
keep it 4wd and spool the front dif, you will be amazed!!
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