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Old 01-28-2014, 02:19 PM   #1966
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The screws that hold the front suspension to the chassis are the same ones that hold the front wing in place. If I remember correctly, the only rear wings for F1 that won't fit on an F103/104 is the WRC F180 and the 3Racing FGX.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:38 PM   #1967
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I bought the high downforce set. Not the fgx. So im good
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:14 AM   #1968
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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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Have a look at this excellent resource: http://rcf1blog.blogspot.com/

This blog has tons of info to get the most out of many F1 cars including the classic F103. Just look for the F103 articles.
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Setup:

Preferred front springs
preferred silicone goo on the damper plate

Is there anything I'm missing?
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Yeah you miss something
Ride hight, tires, what battery holder, t-bar

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Preferred front springs
preferred silicone goo on the damper plate

Is there anything I'm missing?
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Tires are whatever the fast guy is running.

There's more than 1 battery holder?

Tplate, snug screws so it doesn't flop around.

ride height 2-5mm, whatever doesn't drag and matches the front.. Higher if it's the 15th av ed. You don't want to scratch it.


If you want to get really technical you could try running washers instead of Orings in the T bar...



It's an f103, it will handle 90% the same no matter what you do to the car...
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I have found the combo stock/ ball t-bar suspension mount doing very good.
So stock up front and the ball type at the rear.
Flex t-bar.
Ride height between 3-5 mm, front a bit lower then rear.
If you use the stock front suspension, dremel a bit off the middle section so you can play with washers between top en bottum section for some camber settings
Use the lowest height steering blocks so you can play more with ride height.
Just to do something on handling.

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Thanks chaps,lots to be getting on with then
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I have found the combo stock/ ball t-bar suspension mount doing very good.
So stock up front and the ball type at the rear.
Flex t-bar.
Ride height between 3-5 mm, front a bit lower then rear.
If you use the stock front suspension, dremel a bit off the middle section so you can play with washers between top en bottum section for some camber settings
Use the lowest height steering blocks so you can play more with ride height.
Just to do something on handling.

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Could you explain how to do the mod for camber settings please,
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Take the front end of and split then in to top half and bottum half.
Now dremel from the top half the bottum side(the pipes) down about 3MM.
Now you can alter camber by adding spacers or not(between top and bottum parts).
If you want to go simple(and allowed), then use the 3racing F109 front suspension.
It has a turnbuckle setup.
With this front suspension you can also alter ride height.

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Could you explain how to do the mid for camber gain please,
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+1 on the 3Racing front end. Some folks complain that the plastic is soft, but for about $20 you can have a complete front end with the camber adjustment built-in.

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Old 01-30-2014, 02:16 PM   #1978
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Take the front end of and split then in to top half and bottum half.
Now dremel from the top half the bottum side(the pipes) down about 3MM.
Now you can alter camber by adding spacers or not(between top and bottum parts).
If you want to go simple(and allowed), then use the 3racing F109 front suspension.
It has a turnbuckle setup.
With this front suspension you can also alter ride height.

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Thanks Roy,
Do I just take the 3mm off the outer posts next to the hubs,or the centre ones the screws go through that bolt the front to the chassis?
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Only the centre where the bolts go true for the chassis mounting

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Do I just take the 3mm off the outer posts next to the hubs,or the centre ones the screws go through that bolt the front to the chassis?
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Only the centre where the bolts go true for the chassis mounting

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Thanks for your time Roy,
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