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Old 05-08-2014, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by J-PaP View Post
Still nothing on a pro kit? Not really interested in buying a standard lm1 to have to spend a bunch on hopups. Any news on rubber tires as well? Foams aren't exactly a big thing here. We exclusively run f1 on rubber these days.
Foams aren't really popular anywhere, but most who own this can tell you the stock foams work awesome. You don't need to true them up or anything. At most some just glue the sidewalls if traction is high on their carpet.

Tons of runs. I think a few locals are 30-40 packs on the same tires.



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Old 05-08-2014, 10:33 AM
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http://shop.speedpowerrc.com and http://www.speedpassion.net (USA) come from the same place. In regards to parts, what are you looking for? The stock is always updated. I was waiting on some of the CF parts which have come in (and some are out again). Inventory is always coming and going so if there is something you are looking for, check every couple of days.

This car doesn't really need much. I've only broken a king pin which I believe was user error (since I didn't know what I was doing).
I checked the site J and still cant find the .5 seconds per lap you are missing.... Next week just pull an ohhhhhh sheeeeeeeetttttt move for the win..
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I checked the site J and still cant find the .5 seconds per lap you are missing.... Next week just pull an ohhhhhh sheeeeeeeetttttt move for the win..
Don't worry Willy, I'll keep searching. Hopefully you can find some launch because if I have to check up on the tone anymore, I'm droppin' the plow.

In all honesty, I've had some really good fun racing this car with you guys and I can say, you've successfully converted me to the dark side of on-road racing.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:02 AM
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I checked the site J and still cant find the .5 seconds per lap you are missing.... Next week just pull an ohhhhhh sheeeeeeeetttttt move for the win..
That's on backorder.
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I checked the site J and still cant find the .5 seconds per lap you are missing.... Next week just pull an ohhhhhh sheeeeeeeetttttt move for the win..
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That's on backorder.
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Abendor,

www.SpeedPower.com has them. www.f1rclab.com does, too.
Yes we have 5 kits in stock at the moment, plus plenty of spares and hopups for both the LM1 and SP1
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All we really need is the main chassis and front steering deck to be made in carbon.

I think we have most everything else.
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Hey Brad! I went your "store" at f1rclab and the page ids blank.

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I really need to stop snapping king pins. Or maybe keep my car off the boards. Still I prefer replacing a king pin to replacing the steering upright, upper and lower arm. This car is still a blast. We only practiced this Friday, but still had more fun watching everyone try to beat the fastest lap of the night.
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Not liking the car that much, lots of pod chatter in the turns. Never saw this in a AE 10L or 12L. Am set to about 4mm ride height, is this to much and should I maybe drop it to around 2 mm? I could stiffen up the pod, thought of some fuel tubing to cushion the stops. It really feels like the car hits max pod deflection and gets bindy in the corners, don't remember the T-bar cars doing this. One thing I do remember though is always running the car low enough to get some chassis rub in the corners when on carpet, maybe the same is needed here.

Only other thought is have the shorty pack and have it forward, maybe moving it back would help. First time out ran full size pack and car felt good, although didn't drive it as hard that first week as I do now.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:08 AM
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Default LM-1 body on a TC6.1

Has anyone tried to mount the LM-1 body on a TC6.1? This body looks too good not to be on one of my cars.
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:57 PM
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Not liking the car that much, lots of pod chatter in the turns. Never saw this in a AE 10L or 12L. Am set to about 4mm ride height, is this to much and should I maybe drop it to around 2 mm? I could stiffen up the pod, thought of some fuel tubing to cushion the stops. It really feels like the car hits max pod deflection and gets bindy in the corners, don't remember the T-bar cars doing this. One thing I do remember though is always running the car low enough to get some chassis rub in the corners when on carpet, maybe the same is needed here.

Only other thought is have the shorty pack and have it forward, maybe moving it back would help. First time out ran full size pack and car felt good, although didn't drive it as hard that first week as I do now.
I'd re-check your build and/or screws. Not sure why your are getting pod chatter. We have a good number of these running locally and no one has experienced this. 4mm is pretty standard for ride height. Is something lese binding? wiring when body is on?


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Has anyone tried to mount the LM-1 body on a TC6.1? This body looks too good not to be on one of my cars.
I don't think it would sit low enough to look good on a TC car.
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I'd re-check your build and/or screws. Not sure why your are getting pod chatter. We have a good number of these running locally and no one has experienced this. 4mm is pretty standard for ride height. Is something lese binding? wiring when body is on?




I don't think it would sit low enough to look good on a TC car.
Hi, Also the wheelbase would be way off as most TC cars are around 257mm
wheelbase and the LM-1 is 270mm. Regards
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I just finished assembling my LM1 kit and I must say I'm quite pleased. Aside from a couple of easily sorted inaccuracies on the instructions everything went smooth and no missing parts, just some extras. I did buy a carbon rear axle and aluminum roll dampers for the initial build after reading through this thread and noting both of these as weak points. The only thing I would add so far would be an aluminum left motor mount and maybe a couple of carbon goodies to cut out some weight.

When installing the carbon rear axle I noticed that the diff side of the axle was slightly shorter and did not allow enough room to use the spring washers and flat washer. On my Bolink pro10 I only ever use a flat washer and nut against the bearing on the diff and never have a problem with smoothness or adjustment. So I just went with the flanged lock nut against the bearing and we will see how it works. Did anyone else experience this issue when installing the carbon rear axle?

Electronics will hopefully be in the car in the next few days then it's test and tune time.
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Any chance we could see other bodies like a Porsche 919 or a Toyota TS040 or Lotus T129 or Lola B12/60?
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