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Old 12-30-2010, 02:58 PM   #1486
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Thanks RPP Hobby and TQ Racing I've got all the parts coming now.Now when they show up I've got to get building- the race is on jan 9th.I'll be at the indoor track in Plant city (Tampa area) racing!
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:27 PM   #1487
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Ok, after reading 75 plus page of this thread I still have a few questions.

I just procured an F103RM, and I would like to know what the hot setup is.

After reading this thread I got some Ride tires and rims on order from TQ.

I've mounted my 104 motor pod on my 103, is that preferred or should I stick to my 103 plastic one?

The stock plastic one works perfect. Replacements are 5 bucks.

I have the Fiberglass chassis, should I spring for a carbon one right away or will I be fine with the stock one?

For Carpet the Frp chassis is the ticket.
I have the short top deck, should I also be looking for the long one or are the short ones sufficient for carpet rubber?

For Carpet the long carbon deck is the ticket.

I don't run TCS so off brand is no issue, which wing sets and bodies are the carpet rubber guys using?

I'm using the 103 C type, but the Protoform is almost the same but a little cheaper. The nose is also lower.

Hope this helps.
I just realized your running rubber. I am running foam so I don't know if it will carry over. It's worth a try though.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:19 PM   #1488
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Has anyone used the pivotball T-plate mount on a 103R? I wasn't sure if it is compatable with the 103R as it says it's for the RM chassis. There is the slightest side to side slop to the standard 103R T-plate mount, so I wanted to use something like the 3Racing upper deck mount http://os.3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=3394 to tighten things up and make the rear suspension more responsive. Plus it adds tweak adjustment that the 103R lacks.
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Has anyone used the pivotball T-plate mount on a 103R? I wasn't sure if it is compatable with the 103R as it says it's for the RM chassis. There is the slightest side to side slop to the standard 103R T-plate mount, so I wanted to use something like the 3Racing upper deck mount http://os.3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=3394 to tighten things up and make the rear suspension more responsive. Plus it adds tweak adjustment that the 103R lacks.

To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of the pivotball with tweak screws. I had the same thought process, the tweak screws would be superior. After a lot of fooling around, and back to back testing, I found out the o ring suspension was the exact same speed on carpet with foams, except 90% less work. You will never notice the lack of tweak control, you just need to replace t bars every 3 or 4 weeks, or when the car is crappy and there is no reason why.

If you want a more responsive suspension, replace the o ring on the forward screw with a .5mm shim, and use the black o ring on the rear screw, or if you have good bite, 2 .030" nylon washers (Associated sells them as spacers for offroad cars).

I have heard of some guys using the pivotball and the tweak screws, but
not for tweak control. The screws were like suspension stops, or droop screws on a sedan. I have never tried to run a car like that, but that's how it was explained to me.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:42 PM   #1490
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It works just fine.Oh and it fits the 103 chassis.To fit a lipo you'll need to do a little dremel work.The other rearend out there also works (yeah racing).
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:26 AM   #1491
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Hello, me at for many years an F103 with a crown of diferentiel of 63 teeth and a pinion 17 has 19 teeth. It is now difficult to find the reference Tamiya 50506.
D "or my question ..

- Crown What can I use to replace that of tamiya?
-What gear?
If you have any links I'm interested
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:08 PM   #1493
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guys im looking for a place to buy soft rubber tires and a place to buy the nose cone of a body. im geting a f103rm the body is brand new but its missing the front part.
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A lot of companies make front and rear wins. Just make sure it's hard plastic, like tamiya uses. Because that soft $h!# won't last more than one race.
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having changed out the front susp of my F103 to the hopup 3Racing front susp setup and added the adjustable alu castor mount, does anyone know what's the stock castor angle of the original setup? or can anyone recommend a starting setting for castor angle, running on silver can/rubber tires on prepared asphalt track. thanks.
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guys im looking for a place to buy soft rubber tires and a place to buy the nose cone of a body. im geting a f103rm the body is brand new but its missing the front part.
I have a brand new M-Type (McLaren F1) front wing & nose cone, if that's what you need.
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having changed out the front susp of my F103 to the hopup 3Racing front susp setup and added the adjustable alu castor mount, does anyone know what's the stock castor angle of the original setup? or can anyone recommend a starting setting for castor angle, running on silver can/rubber tires on prepared asphalt track. thanks.
Found this on tamiya.com (english):
http://www.tamiya.com/english/produc..._13/mp4_13.htm
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Overall length: 397mm Overall width: 201mm Overall height: 97mm Minimum clearance: 7mm Car weight: 660g Weight fully equipped: 1110g Wheel base: 260mm Tread (front/rear): 170mm/155mm Chassis material: 2.5tFRP Chassis type: half-double deck Steering tie-rods of equal length enable centralized servo mounting. Front suspension: king pin/coil spring Rear suspension: rigid/T-bar Caster angle (front/rear): 6/0 Camber angle (both front/rear): 0 Toe angle (front/rear): 0 (adjustable) /0 Rear damper: adjustable friction damper Drive system: side-winder/direct drive Gear ratio: 3.7:1 Diff. gear system: ball diff. Front tire width/diameter 30/56 Rear tire width/diameter: 45/58
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Found this on tamiya.com (english):
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Overall length: 397mm Overall width: 201mm Overall height: 97mm Minimum clearance: 7mm Car weight: 660g Weight fully equipped: 1110g Wheel base: 260mm Tread (front/rear): 170mm/155mm Chassis material: 2.5tFRP Chassis type: half-double deck Steering tie-rods of equal length enable centralized servo mounting. Front suspension: king pin/coil spring Rear suspension: rigid/T-bar Caster angle (front/rear): 6/0 Camber angle (both front/rear): 0 Toe angle (front/rear): 0 (adjustable) /0 Rear damper: adjustable friction damper Drive system: side-winder/direct drive Gear ratio: 3.7:1 Diff. gear system: ball diff. Front tire width/diameter 30/56 Rear tire width/diameter: 45/58
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What rubber tire wheels ft the f103rm? links would be nice.
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What rubber tire wheels ft the f103rm? links would be nice.
Lots of stuff here for F1s

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...yword=&pg_no=2
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