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Old 03-15-2004, 06:29 AM   #1276
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I'm looking to finally run a F201 after having mine sit so long in the box. Just wondering if there are any points about the car I should know before I run it??
Like mods to cure possible problems, etc....
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Old 03-15-2004, 12:25 PM   #1277
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Take out all the slop with o-rings, free up your drivetrain, practice.
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Old 03-15-2004, 02:37 PM   #1278
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Put a drop of blue loctite on the diff screw before assembling the diff. If you get the lightweight diff outdrives, they will not loosen like the kit diffs do. If you use the kit "nail" shock pistons, don't use the kit included shock oil. Pick up some nitro car diff oil in 3000 or 4000 weight. Mugen, Trinity and others sell the stuff. That should get you in the ballpark for most tracks.
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Old 03-17-2004, 06:16 PM   #1279
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Old 03-17-2004, 06:20 PM   #1280
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I was just board one day and decided to post a couple of pics.
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Old 03-19-2004, 07:49 PM   #1281
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newbie questions?

tires : whats the equivalent of sorex 36, the Tamiya type A or B tires?

diff settings : which should be tighter, front or rear (for medium bite tracks)

lastly, what's the difference between the the blue and slver aluminum hex hubs? can i use the silver one being used by the 414m?

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Old 03-19-2004, 10:42 PM   #1282
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tires : whats the equivalent of sorex 36, the Tamiya type A or B tires?

diff settings : which should be tighter, front or rear (for medium bite tracks)

lastly, what's the difference between the the blue and slver aluminum hex hubs? can i use the silver one being used by the 414m?

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Tires
Neither, can't compare apples and oranges.

Diff
Front should be tighter.

Hubs
The silver are thicker than the blue. The silver is the same thickness as the stock plastic hubs, and yes you can use the hubs on the 414.
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Old 03-19-2004, 10:57 PM   #1283
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i figured he was talking about the silver ones with the orings. my 414 came with those, and they are the same thickness as the stock blue evo's. they make a silver clamp type that works excellent, and they are 6mm, nstead of 4.
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Old 03-20-2004, 08:39 AM   #1284
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Neither, can't compare apples and oranges.

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Front should be tighter.

Hubs
The silver are thicker than the blue. The silver is the same thickness as the stock plastic hubs, and yes you can use the hubs on the 414.
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1. when do you use type A or B tires?

2. what hex hub (silver or blue) is ideal for short technical tracks?
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Old 03-20-2004, 05:24 PM   #1285
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Generally, the A tires are for cooler or cold weather. The B tires are for very hot weather. Unfortunately, there isn't an in between. The B tires take two or three laps to get to temp and start working. You'll have to find a good set up to compensate for the tires until they warm up.

The hop up silver hex's are of the same thickness as the stock plastic ones. For short technical tracks, it is prudent to use the smaller blue hex's, but you take out traction and handling. Try them out and see what happens. I race at Socal raceway which is a short technical track, and I use the silver hex's.
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Old 03-22-2004, 09:40 PM   #1287
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With so many experiments to try and eliminate the bump steer and still be legal, I have exhausted all means and have returned to the original setup. No matter what I would do, it would bind up something, change the geometry, or alter the engineering of the car. All of which are unacceptable.
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Old 03-22-2004, 10:53 PM   #1288
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I remember doing the same thing when the car first came out. That's why I bought all the aftermarket hopups!
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Old 03-23-2004, 10:07 AM   #1289
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I also have bought numerous aftermarket products for the graphite car. I was refering to my TCS car. Too bad it comes with bump steer, it can be so much better.
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Old 03-23-2004, 08:47 PM   #1290
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I have a nice graphite 201 in the for sale section if anyone wants to check it out.
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