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Old 08-15-2017, 06:59 PM   #2221
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Ok one more. Is the F104 front narrower than the F103? I have the F104 rear axle and wondered if the rear will now be narrower than the front and how that would affect handling.
Yes it is narrower, unless its the wide f104 like the wolf, it has the f103 front end.

The wolf is on sale at Tamiya USA: https://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radi...wolf-wr1-84124
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Stumbled on this thread but did not see any info on grease to use on the friction plates. Any info? Thanks. Im reviving an old friend.
Go to Lowes or Home Depot and get plumbers lube. its a silicone paste (clear) just like diff "grease" also you can get a teflon tape that is sticky in one side and slick on the other, Buds RC used to have it in the 80s-90s and put a piece on the bottom and the top of the FRP plates that the friction discs slide on / through. Trim the edges, and ut will make it smoother.

Lastely, Tamiya had Teflon (white) friction discs as an option. 53149

also the ball type rear mount will take out some tbar flex if you need it. Also you dont have to worry about tracking issues with the stock setup, where the screws holding the T-bar to the main chassis can elongate and wear the tbar holes out over time.
https://www.tamiyausa.com/product/it...oduct-id=53273
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Its getting to the point where it would cost less to buy a new car instead of the refurb!
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Will that ball mount rear suspension kit work on the 104 car?
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Will that ball mount rear suspension kit work on the 104 car?
No it wont
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:19 AM   #2226
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Default Wheels for rubber tires

What's a good choice for a rubber tire wheel for the f103? Other than stock.
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I had some success with Ride Hard front and Soft rears on TRG rims, med traction track.
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Shimizu 545 & 541, I have not been able to get them to work. They were ok on low traction but terrible when the traction increased from medium to high.
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Well it seems I either have to use the F104 front and rear or the F103 on both. Seems there is a big difference in width but I really like the F104 setup. Sigh...as soon as this project is ready to go Im going to try CRC tires on the black carpet. The traction is up yet but we'll see how she does.
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Shimizu 545 & 541, I have not been able to get them to work. They were ok on low traction but terrible when the traction increased from medium to high.

When I last ran 103 rubber we used 545 rears with 547 fronts in warmer weather. I dont recall ever trying the then new hard rears but i would say the key is to use a medium front. Even on 104 rubber at our permanent outdoor track the soft fronts are unracable when it heats up.
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What about on black carpet?
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Yes it is narrower, unless its the wide f104 like the wolf, it has the f103 front end.

The wolf is on sale at Tamiya USA: https://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radi...wolf-wr1-84124
Well, I ordered one.

High points: builds fast.
Low points: body is very hard to build. Paint is rare. Battery installation method means the radio trays are movable, and flexible. Battery pocket will not acomadate rectangular packs if you don't build the car around the battery... Requires low profile plugs to use a LiPo pack.

It wasn't a hard build... But it was hard to get set up.
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since this is the F103 crowd I thought I'd offer this here:

F103GT new in box, Nissan

$100 + shipping ($15-$20?)

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Ready to hit the track again after a LONG haitus!
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Well it seems I either have to use the F104 front and rear or the F103 on both. Seems there is a big difference in width but I really like the F104 setup. Sigh...as soon as this project is ready to go Im going to try CRC tires on the black carpet. The traction is up yet but we'll see how she does.
You can use the F103 or F104 rear axle/diff assembly on either car. They are interchangeable. On the rear of those cars, the wheel determines the width of the car.

In fact, the base F104 kit comes with the F103 rear axle setup. But different motor mounts/rear pod.I have heard though that those are somewhat compatible on the t-plates.
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