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Old 07-23-2003, 01:46 PM   #541
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Hi Guys,

Let's keep this thread up F201 is one my favorite class to run

I'll be out at Tamiya USA this Sat. running my F201, anyone care to join? RCInfinity? anyone?

By the way, we got some new tires and wheels along with some spare parts back in stock for the F201.

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Old 07-24-2003, 07:05 AM   #542
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I am going to my first tamiya race this weekend and I am having some setup issue with my f201 at my home track. I am using the type a tires and I tried david jun setup and kit setup and the car seems to handle well until I let of the throttle and this upset the balance and the car will oversteer/spinout in both directions. I have tried reducing droop with the push rods and I have even put the front damper plate on with out much success. The funny thing is the car really handles well until you have to let off throttle for any tight corners.

I really feel it related to the tires as the inserts that come with tire are so soft.

Any suggestions on setup options?

FYI: when I tried going by juns pushrod length and shock length I found it difficult to get 5mm of ride height out of the car.

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Old 07-24-2003, 08:59 AM   #543
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My setup handled very well lst weekends race[I dumped at the main coz I put on the wrong battery]. It might be the type A's? I am using Olive fronts and Gold rear springs with 5000 all around. Running 5mm in front and 4.5mm in the rear. Also reversed the rocker arms in front to get more leverage.Tried the black rear spring and didn't feel right for me. Using Pit hards also helped.Trying to keep my stuff TCS legal coz most of the fast 201 drivers in our area are running pretty much stock. Even using stock shock springs all around. Very fun car.
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Old 07-24-2003, 10:26 AM   #544
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Hi Guys,

Let's keep this thread up F201 is one my favorite class to run

I'll be out at Tamiya USA this Sat. running my F201, anyone care to join? RCInfinity? anyone?

By the way, we got some new tires and wheels along with some spare parts back in stock for the F201.

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Hey Steve

I'll be there to do some testing. Did you get the BMW Williams body and wing set in yet?
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Old 07-24-2003, 10:34 AM   #545
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I am going to my first tamiya race this weekend and I am having some setup issue with my f201 at my home track. I am using the type a tires and I tried david jun setup and kit setup and the car seems to handle well until I let of the throttle and this upset the balance and the car will oversteer/spinout in both directions. I have tried reducing droop with the push rods and I have even put the front damper plate on with out much success. The funny thing is the car really handles well until you have to let off throttle for any tight corners.

I really feel it related to the tires as the inserts that come with tire are so soft.

Any suggestions on setup options?

FYI: when I tried going by juns pushrod length and shock length I found it difficult to get 5mm of ride height out of the car.

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Do you run a touring car? The F201 is much different than a touring car. You might have to change your driving style to accomodate. Jun's setup works just fine, but it doesn't account for all tracks.
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Welp, this might help on setup, crank in 2-3 degrees of rear toe-in, 2 degrees of negative camber in the rear. If I were running the stock shock bodies and pistons I would try 20wt. shock oil and black springs all way around. That's my .02
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Old 07-24-2003, 01:38 PM   #547
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RCInfinity,

No not yet. Sorry! I'll see you Sat.

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Old 07-24-2003, 03:19 PM   #548
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this may sound crazy, but does anyone know if its posible to put a touring car body on the F201? i'd love to buy one but there is no class for it here.
i know i'd have to make some sort of custom body mount but how difficult do you think it would be? and would i run into anyother problems?
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Blasphemy! I doubt it due to the long wheelbase of the F201.
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Blasphemy! I doubt it due to the long wheelbase of the F201.
geez man, theres no need to be like that about!

its just that this seems like a wicked car to me, but we don't have a class that allows open wheelers.
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Old 07-24-2003, 06:38 PM   #551
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OK, I guess I should have said that I was being sarcastic. Seriously, I don't think you'll get a sedan body to fit over the chassis. At the very least, the wheel well markings won't line up. It's also pretty dangerous to race that chassis with sedans. The arms break pretty easily if you're bumping with toruring cars. If I were you, I'd do a really nice paint job and body detailing and go out there and race with the sedans. Eventually, a few guys will see how cool the car is and buy them. Then you'll have enough cars for a class. That sux that you're the only guy with one, though.
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oh you were being sarcastic, sorry, its easy to take people the wrong way on here sometimes.
thanks for your advise, i don't have one as of yet but i would like one as my next car!
i think i might have to pass it up because where i race is like a demolistion derber most of the time. its a damn shame, these F201's look awsome!
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Try to talk your buddies into getting them and start a class. We race them with 19T motors so the stock gearing works well. You can also run a high rpm stock motor like a Reedy MVP or Trinity Monster Stock motor with the stock gearing and the car will be fast. They're a lot of fun to race and the long wheelbase makes them chalenging on a twisty track. It's definitely one of my favorite classes.
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Old 07-25-2003, 01:42 PM   #554
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The new BMW Williams body and wing set is really cool. I am impressed with the level of detail.
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Old 07-29-2003, 12:38 AM   #555
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Hi Guys,

We are now stocking a full line of Cheveronmodel detailing parts for the F201. For you concours people, these items are a must. These items add just that extra touch of realism to the F201 cars.

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