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Old 11-29-2017, 08:59 AM
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The Rapide F1 Evo cars were on point this past weekend at the US Indoor Champs. Brent Klingforth qualified 2nd overall and was literally pushing Knapp's CRC F1 around the track in the main.

When all was said and done Brent finished 2nd (with hot lap), I got 4th and Wayne 5th
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This is my first F1 car and it is a blast racing these things. Is it normal that the car takes a few laps before it starts to work good? Mine wants to traction roll if I am not really smooth on turn in or exit but after a few laps it is on a rail out there. I am running the CRC tires with full compound on the rears and about half in the front. I glued the front tires up to the seem. What would be the next thing to try out?
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This is my first F1 car and it is a blast racing these things. Is it normal that the car takes a few laps before it starts to work good? Mine wants to traction roll if I am not really smooth on turn in or exit but after a few laps it is on a rail out there. I am running the CRC tires with full compound on the rears and about half in the front. I glued the front tires up to the seem. What would be the next thing to try out?
The first couple laps of handling is pretty normal. You could try stiffer springs, but it might make the car darty later in the run.
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This is my first F1 car and it is a blast racing these things. Is it normal that the car takes a few laps before it starts to work good? Mine wants to traction roll if I am not really smooth on turn in or exit but after a few laps it is on a rail out there. I am running the CRC tires with full compound on the rears and about half in the front. I glued the front tires up to the seem. What would be the next thing to try out?
Tire warmers will help with the beginning of the run.

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My ride height was pretty high in the rear as well 5.5mm. I bought the LW adjuster to hopefully bring in closer to 4mm in the rear.

I will keep an eye out for some tire warmers as well.
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Originally Posted by hanulec View Post
The Rapide F1 Evo cars were on point this past weekend at the US Indoor Champs. Brent Klingforth qualified 2nd overall and was literally pushing Knapp's CRC F1 around the track in the main.

When all was said and done Brent finished 2nd (with hot lap), I got 4th and Wayne 5th
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I coulda finished 2nd if you didn't crash me..
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I coulda finished 2nd if you didn't crash me..
Car is very durable when I drove thru it while upside down
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Anyone else find that the kit diff balls are very poor quality? Mine wore badly in one race day, pitted to a rough surface. The diff rings weren't worn at all, just a light track, still smooth. I replaced the balls with generic (cheap) bearing supply store balls & no problems since.
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Been gone for a bit, but I see the new Evo it out.

Do the front upper/lower arm holes need to be reamed out like the 2016?
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Been gone for a bit, but I see the new Evo it out.

Do the front upper/lower arm holes need to be reamed out like the 2016?
I didn't have to clean up any of the holes. Car went together really nice.
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Originally Posted by JoeRocket View Post
This is my first F1 car and it is a blast racing these things. Is it normal that the car takes a few laps before it starts to work good? Mine wants to traction roll if I am not really smooth on turn in or exit but after a few laps it is on a rail out there. I am running the CRC tires with full compound on the rears and about half in the front. I glued the front tires up to the seem. What would be the next thing to try out?
Last year at Hudy race on high byte black carpet, we glued the inside of front crc’s premounts to the same height as the outside. If still traction rolling, glue the outside rears up to seam and these 2 things should help
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Thanks for the tips! I made a couple small chassis changes so I will see how that goes then I will give these a shot!
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I am at that part of the build where it's time to decide where to play my balance weights. Right now with the body unpainted I am sitting at 950 grams. Is 60/40 f/r split a good starting place? Thanks for any help.
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Mine should be here Thursday. Start with the kit setup for a tight Grey CRC track? Will be running the Gravity tires and 25.5T.
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Mine should be here Thursday. Start with the kit setup for a tight Grey CRC track? Will be running the Gravity tires and 25.5T.
The Gravity tires have a little less overall traction, but are decent once they are prepped. They are couple tenths slower that CRCs. Kit setup on gray carpet should be in the ballpark. You will want to scuff the shine off the contact patch or your first experience will be miserable.
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