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Old 11-16-2011, 10:31 PM   #1636
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I'm looking to get this kit:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAVFT&P=7

I would like to start racing on carpet. Are there any must have hopups or can I run this car straight out of the box with my own electronics.
The F103 200mm chassis is a great racecar, especially on the correct foam tires.
One of my favorite cars of all time.
Unfortunately it is kind of being bypassed for the newer, modern F104 (and other) 180/190mm chassis.
The current F1 frenzy is heavily in favor of the 180mm cars of which there are several to choose from so you may want to take into consideration where you want to run/race it and see what is being favored.
My hope is to see F1 explode to the point where there are 2 classes of them which will include 180/190mm current "Realistic" models as well as "Vintage" cars.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:47 PM   #1637
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Get a decent shock(3racing or Tamiya TRF) all the bearings you need because the kit is only spupplied with rear axle ballbearings.
Depending on what motor you are going to run get the alloy motormount or complete motorpod kit and the Pro dif kit and some good tires(soft rear,medium front).
Last point, get the soft or high traction t-bar.
That is what i would do when running this car on carpet.

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I would like to start racing on carpet. Are there any must have hopups or can I run this car straight out of the box with my own electronics.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:22 AM   #1638
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I'm now running the F103, its a perfect car for racing, you only need :

- alloy or titanium turnbuckle for the steering
- some spur gear (tamiya stock 48dp or the hopup 64dp (0,4 module))
- the TRF shock (oil and spring supplied with the shock))

That the only hopup you really need for start !

Ball bearing are in the box, so, dont need to buy a set.

You can, if you want, buy also a Tamiya link type front end, and some hard front spring.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:04 AM   #1639
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Are you sure the ballbearings for the front wheels and diff are in these kits?
As long as i can remember the stock F103 had only rear axle ballbearings.
Only the hopuped kits had bearings for the whole car.

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Ball bearing are in the box, so, dont need to buy a set.
You can, if you want, buy also a Tamiya link type front end, and some hard front spring.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:07 AM   #1640
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Are you sure the ballbearings for the front wheels and diff are in these kits?
As long as i can remember the stock F103 had only rear axle ballbearings.
Only the hopuped kits had bearings for the whole car.

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Yes I'm sure
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:25 AM   #1641
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Anybody out there using the Exotek F1R conversion for their F103 ?? Already a thread for the F104 but wondering how it is with the 103 parts.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #1642
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Thanks, for the replys. I am on a tight budget and the F103 fits the bill. The track I will run it is mostly F103s. For now I will run the silver can motor and Lipo.

Is there an online source in the US that carries parts?
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:20 PM   #1643
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but find a NIB F103 Kit is hard now
You can find many a F103 Kit in E Bay (F103RM) some go for as little as $95.00 plus arrount $35.00 for shiping (they all come from HK or JP)

There is one easy and inexpensive Le Mans Body set for the F103 - The Toyota GT One, I just got one.
Re relased by Tamiya you can finf it at TQ Racing or Speedtech.

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Old 11-17-2011, 08:14 PM   #1644
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Lovely car
But is this a original Tamiya kit?
Looks more like a PF body or the Tyrrell with Ferrarri decals to let it look like the 412T2

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Old 11-22-2011, 06:15 PM   #1646
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For the shock do you think a touring car shock will fit? I have a real nice HPI shock set not doing anything.
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Lovely car
But is this a original Tamiya kit?
Looks more like a PF body or the Tyrrell with Ferrarri decals to let it look like the 412T2

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It's an F103R chassis with a Tamiya Type-C body & front wing (Castrol Lotus 107B Ford). The rear wing is a Type-T (Tyrrell Yamaha 023).
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:11 AM   #1648
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looking to get an f103 just dont know which kit is the best to get im guessing the f103r is ....any feedback would be great thanks rob.....and also where can i purchase one....theres one on tower hobbies its a lotus(yellow)....just not sure if thats the good one to get.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:44 AM   #1649
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The "best" would be the 15th anniversary version because of the hopup in the box.
You can take a F103 RM with a few hopup (TRF damper, turnbuckles), very good car !
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:18 PM   #1650
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Quick question. Will f104 rubber tires fit on f103 wheels? Will f104 rubber tires and rims fit an f103? Thanks.
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