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Old 01-07-2003, 09:14 AM   #301
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Hi Guys,

If you're using the plastic shocks with the kit shock shaft (the nail looking thing) then run the silicone diff oil of around 3000wt or 5000wt (1/8th scale stuff for the diff)

If you're running the aluminum shocks with the low friction damper pistons (it comes with 1 hole or 3 hole) then you can run regular weight oil (I'm currently running 70wt up front and 80wt in the rear with 1 hole piston)

Hope that clarify things up!

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Old 01-07-2003, 09:22 AM   #302
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Thanks Steve..

I've got the aluminum shocks..I'll try the 70-80wt oils..
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Old 01-07-2003, 10:01 PM   #303
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That's better and well explained Steve. Thanks also for the info. Good luck on the 2nd round of ur F1rl.
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Old 01-07-2003, 10:58 PM   #304
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Hi Wilfred,

Thanks! Our F1RL series looks like is getting bigger, and this weekend we might get close to 26-28 entries total! (28 F1 cars...A, B, and C main ) I better get it together so I don't find my name listed lower down in the alphabet

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Old 01-08-2003, 05:51 PM   #305
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Haha, i'm sure ur gonna spell the letter A, good luck again!!
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Old 01-09-2003, 10:14 PM   #306
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Hi,

I have the Ferrari F201 kit with the 2001 livery, but I like the looks of the 2002 Vodaphone scheme better.

I've seen some pictures on the web of cars with that scheme, but noone seems to be carrying the decal set. Is it discontinued, or is there someplace I can get the decal set to make this scheme (including the tobacco/Marlboro name)?
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Old 01-09-2003, 11:15 PM   #307
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WRXpilot- have you tried WWW.SPEEDTECHRC.COM - They seem to have almost everything you can get for the F201!!! Especially most of the Nice Decal Sets...
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Old 01-11-2003, 10:53 PM   #308
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F1RL Racers,

Thank you for a wonderful day of racing. The 2nd round race results, photos, current standings, and race statistics are all updated! Check them out, there are huge changes in the standings after today Race report coming soon!

WRXpilot,

Unfortunately the Ferrari ones are about the only ones we don't have right now. We have most of every team available now.

By the way, do you have a WRX?

rto997,

Thanks for the plug! Hope you had fun today.

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Oh well, I haven't even finished building the kit yet, so I guess I'm in no rush to make additional bodies yet. This kit is complex compared to the old pan-style chasis of earlier cars.

SpeedTech: Yup, I have a WRX (1:1 scale), and it's loads of fun.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-12-2003, 10:55 PM   #310
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WRXPilot,

Take your time with the kit, especially during the suspension assembly, you can easily build this thing backwards, upside down...etc...etc. (and yes, I'm speaking from personal experience )

I too have a WRX...and I agree, too much fun sometimes

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Yeah, I've tried to be careful about building. The only problem I've run into so far is that even w/ using calipers to measure the suspension pushrods, the locker/rocker arms aren't even (minus wheels & shocks, with the kit & suspension arms laying on a flat surface) from left to right. I'm not sure if I need to pull aff and tweak the pushrods, or if I should leave them at the indicated measurements and tune the unevenness out with the shocks. I'm pretty usre I don't want a car that has uneven ride height from left to right.

Actually, that's not true... I did install a front steering knuckle on the rear suspension when I first put it together, and wondered why one wheel looked fine, and the other had about 20 degrees of toe-out for about 5 minutes before I figured out my mistake... fun.

As for the full size cars, have you ever been to www.nasioc.com ? it's a huge online board for (mostly) Impreza owners.

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Old 01-13-2003, 05:38 PM   #312
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WRXPilot,

From my experience, the push rod never comes to the same exact length left and right. I use the pushrod to adjust the right height, and if you build them according to the instruction, you'll chassis will be higher one side and low on the other (mainly because the weight left and right are not exactly the same) so just adjust them accordingly for proper ride height.

That WRX website looks like the i-club website? or are they the same? I haven't been on www.i-club.com in awhile.

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Okay, thanks for the advice; I'll adjust the pushrods after I have all the heavy bits in place on the chassis then. It's looking like turnbuckle rods might be one of the first hop-ups I look at, given all the tweaking these things may need.

Back to fullsize cars:

Yes, that's what was once called I-Club; unfortunately Nick and Alex Had a falling out about 2 months ago, and the old site split. The "new" site started by Alex has the old domain name, i-club.com but is a totally new creation, while all the original content of the past couple years from the site was moved to the new domain name.
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Hey Wrx guys, I own a Wrx as well....what a coincidence lol. Have you seen the U.S. spec Sti? It's a 2.5 liter with 300hp and 300lbs-ft of tourqe, it should be here in around May.....very sweet! I just want to get the 6-speed from the Sti since my car is pushing around 350hp and the stock trannsmission is very weak. I'm pretty good friends with Alex, he works part time at Bozz Performance, a local tuner shop near me. His Rex is bad azz with around 330whp (aprox. 500fwhp). Do you guys have any mods to your WRX's? Here's my gallery with car pics: http://www.pbase.com/supermugen

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Old 01-13-2003, 10:39 PM   #315
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Hi Guys,

F1RL Round 2 Race Report is posted. Check it out if you get a chance, it gives you a run down on who was fast over the weekend and how the race went over all

WRXPilot,

I see. Thanks for the info, I thought the site looke familiar

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