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Old 08-03-2013, 07:57 PM   #1951
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I was looking for F1 decals and d-drive website has disappeared. F1 paintlab is pretty awesome was just wondering where else people were buying them.
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I have brought off these guys http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-10-2013-F1...item3cd41b92bd and only 20usd including shipping and prity good stickers..not quite tamiya quality as a bit thicker but not bad.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:31 AM   #1952
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I was looking for F1 decals and d-drive website has disappeared. F1 paintlab is pretty awesome was just wondering where else people were buying them.
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D-Drive is no longer shipping internationally, and AMS are no longer making decals. Your current choice is F1paintlab, Tamiya or Pattos Place. Pattos Place stickers are scaled up versions of slot car stickers though, they haven't been designed to fit a Tamiya body, nor do their decals have the protective coating r/c stickers have.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #1953
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Hi.

Would like to ask the following:

1) Can you fit the F104 Alumnimun motor mount to the F103 15th Anniversary Kit?

2) What does the ball link suspension do to the car's handling compared to the stock? Which is better?

3) For the friction pads, what's the difference when using soft to hard grease.

Thanks.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:16 PM   #1954
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Would like to ask the following:

Hello IMHO...

1) Can you fit the F104 Alumnimun motor mount to the F103 15th Anniversary Kit? Yes they fit

2) What does the ball link suspension do to the car's handling compared to the stock? Which is better? The o ring T-Bar works better.

3) For the friction pads, what's the difference when using soft to hard grease. Don't use the hard stuff, only the soft and on high traction circunstances (such as carpet), on asfalt keep the disk clean and the rear loose vs tight, the car likes it loose.

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I hope it helps
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:48 AM   #1955
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I hope it helps

Thanks.

Will try these out this coming weekend.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:20 PM   #1956
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1) Can you fit the F104 Alumnimun motor mount to the F103 15th Anniversary Kit?
Yes, but if running F103 tyres it will lower the rear end of the car. The ride height spacers used in their lower settings will lift it up to F103 settings.
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It lets the rear end roll easier, and doesn't have the natural springing that the o-ring setup has to return it to centre. The ball pivots give you more rear grip and makes it feel lazy on the track. With the standard front end the ball pivot rear end is really too soft, unless you are running in very low grip conditions you will get a better chassis balance with the o-ring rear end.
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Thicker grease gives you more overall steering, slows chassis reaction into corners but can reduce steering in fast sweepers as it stabilises the chassis. Thinner grease gives you less steering but faster chassis reaction into corners and through chicanes.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:49 PM   #1957
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Want to chime back in that I am back in the F1 game again. Yes again with a F103 as one was offered to me at a steal of a price. This one however was much nicer than my last one. So I applied what you all had helped me with on the last one to this one and it went from almost impossible to drive to almost keeping up with the TC's I was practicing with today. Also on a silver can and brushed esc (came with the car) again . Feels much better than my last one even on the crappy tires that came with it. Some proper tires, front end conversion, and oil shock to follow.

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P.S. This 103 sports the Yellow Lotus body set. Much better to look at than the last one.
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^^^ nice I just bought the same car F103 lotus honda 99t, have not touched it yet. I also got a set of the Camel decals to model the original senna car!

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Are those from the f104? I did not know if they fit
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The tires&wheels are F104 Tamiya other than that no clue. They came with the car and work well. Only thing is you need different bearings in the F104 front wheels than the F103 ones. The 104 ones are bigger. That and the front ends up being wider than the rear since the 103 is a 200mm car and the 104 is a 180mm one. The 103 rear wheels/tires are way wider. Does take some getting used to driving wise but is just fine once there.

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Hi.

Would like to ask the following:

1) Can you fit the F104 Alumnimun motor mount to the F103 15th Anniversary Kit?

2) What does the ball link suspension do to the car's handling compared to the stock? Which is better?

3) For the friction pads, what's the difference when using soft to hard grease.

Thanks.
I have a narrow 103.5 that I've run on occasion when the rules allow.

It's an F103 pivot ball based chassis with a F104x side damper replacing the friction plates. The car works quiet well on more technical tracks given the short wheel base. I found it to be an interesting diversion from the standard Tamiya F1 chassis's.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/members/...4-chassis.html
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Use the front of the Original battery holder and the rear from the ball suspension.
Then you have the benefits of both.
It returns to neutral point and is very smooth so more rear grip.

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Old 01-28-2014, 12:55 PM   #1962
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Hi,
Iv bought my self an original f103
It was a restoration project by the seller,it's far from setup,ie no rubber O rings,the friction pad pin all wrong,original tires lol,
Could someone give me a setup for the whole car for med/low carpet please,plus and little tips and tricks,
I threw it down last week and was surprised how it went,hoping setup properly it will go even better
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:59 PM   #1963
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quick question. the front 103 wing fit the 104? i bought the 3 racing high downforce set and im hoping the front fits with minimal mod.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:54 PM   #1964
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@dragon,
It is a direct fit.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:11 PM   #1965
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thanks, i wasnt sure since nobody post a decent pic of the mounting points when they sell them. just say its for an f103.
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