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Old 02-04-2004, 07:23 PM   #1141
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Hey fella's, My wife's wanting to get into F1 so I need some advice. Is the Tamiya tuned chasis kit over rated or should i get the regular kit and hop it up as i go? I also have a F103 RS still in the box from 95. Don't know if i should build it or sell it. Any suggestion's?
Hoorah devil dog! The tuned F201 kit is the most cost efficient way to go. Most of the hop ups are already included in the kit, and they are anodized blue. If you bought either the F2001 Ferrari kit or the Williams FW24 kit, you will spend quite a bit more money to purchase hopups separately. If you still have the old F103, hold on to it or sell it. If you hold on to it and don't build it, it may be worth alot in the future.
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:34 PM   #1142
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Good to Go, Hard Charger thank's. For the advice. Im currantly a nitro guy right now but my wife wanted something diffrent and more relient on driving skill than motor size..So of course i said yes..Now i realize that i opened a pandora's box.. Any suggestion's on who has the best price's? Thank's for your help Neil.. Semper Fi.
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Good to Go, Hard Charger thank's. For the advice. Im currantly a nitro guy right now but my wife wanted something diffrent and more relient on driving skill than motor size..So of course i said yes..Now i realize that i opened a pandora's box.. Any suggestion's on who has the best price's? Thank's for your help Neil.. Semper Fi.
I've discovered that SpeedtechRC.com has the best price for the kit. I'm not sure if they have any in stock. They also have a large selection of hopups for the car on the website. If the website says that it is out of stock, call them and ask for Steve (usually answers the phone) and ask for that item. Sometimes things aren't put on the site because they sell out fast. Tell Steve that Neil sent you.

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How are these car's as compared to touring? Are they pretty fun to drive? I hope there are classes to be competitive in..My wife is pretty routhless..
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Just picked up my f201.....TRF tuned kit is Sweet.Niel?Can you hook me up with the setup you ran at Hobbytown Newark?Your car was hooked.
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Just picked up my f201.....TRF tuned kit is Sweet.Niel?Can you hook me up with the setup you ran at Hobbytown Newark?Your car was hooked.
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Hey guy's do you run the clear plate under the arm's in the front or do you leave them off? Thanks...R.
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Old 02-05-2004, 10:03 PM   #1148
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Hey guy's do you run the clear plate under the arm's in the front or do you leave them off? Thanks...R.
The car will handle much better with the clear plate not installed.
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freefallgirl, how did the car work with the plate off?
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Hey guy's do you run the clear plate under the arm's in the front or do you leave them off? Thanks...R.
Like Neal said the handling will be better and the front set-up can really be to your liking BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you do not the re-enforced arms then avaid hitting anything or get used to replacing the lower arms.

The "tuned" kit does not have all the hop-ups, it missing 3 of them if my memory serves me right.

Set-ups are very tricky, first find out if it's cross/3racing/tamiya kit and go from there, next surface tar/carpet or concrete. We are currentll running indoors and on carpet . We have to use foams ( per owner, much differenet set-up for foams vs rubber.

motor/ESC/Radio/batteries... So much to find out.

Neil hit the nail on the head, go to www.formula1-rc.com and start reading.. It is worth the time and get yer printer set to run!!!!!
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Which hop ups is it missing?
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Which hop ups is it missing?
High speed gear set, light weight diff and tires if my memory
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The tuned version that comes in the Blue box has the Speed tuned gears.The lightweight diffs is a different story.Are the outdrives for the stock diffs steel?I havent got to building just yet.
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The "standard gear set" is 55/20 (7.15:1.) I think the high speed gear set is 52/23 (can't remember.) The metal diff outdrives are the standard ones. I'd get the lightweight ones if I were you. I have them on both of my cars. If you use the kit diffs, put loctite on the diff adjustment screw and the grub screw of it will back out taking away drive to the wheels. If you don't use loctite, as you walk back to your pit mid way through your main because you lost drive, you'll be cussing and wanting to throw your car at me or Chris for getting you excited about it in the first place.
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Which hop ups is it missing?
Besides the light weight diff halves, the light weight counter gears, prop shafts, and prop joints ( I think that's what it's called), and the hex hubs. Oh and lots of o-rings.
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