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Old 02-16-2002, 08:32 PM   #556
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The mount rear suspension is designed to roll freely and give the rear maximum tractionon slippery surfaces. When cornering on higher grip surface they tend to unload the inside front tyres and cause the car to push. To increase steering add tweak screws to either side of the front ball mount. Screw them down to touch the T-plate and adjust to eliminate any teak effects. If their are not already installed and your cant find any suitable 2mm screws then try stiffening the rear shock or adding more damping to the friction dampers. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-17-2002, 09:05 AM   #557
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I assume you are running on asphalt... What front spings are you running? You should probably start with the silver springs. They are the softest. You might also try saucing your tires. Also make sure your diff is as loose as you can get it without slipping and run 0 degrees front toe. You can try the 3mm offset (black) front steering knuckles to get more steering if you need it. You should have so much steering that you can snap the back end around at will.
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Thanks for the advice guys. I'll try it out next time I'm out.

psycho: yes it was on asphalt, prepped with a good soda spraying. The springs up front are the silver I believe. I didn't even think to sauce the tires....duh! I can definitely go looser on the rear diff, so that should help.

Jimmyd: I will search through my stuff, I'm sure with all the old Tamiya kits I've had, I'll be able to find two suitable screws.

I'll let you guys know how it turns out once I get to practice again.
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Old 02-23-2002, 07:32 AM   #559
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For you Tamiya F1 collectors, I have a NIB P34 Tyrrell kit on eBay plus new in packaging, discontinued foams for the kit, new in packaging body set and spares from another kit. Starting bid is $225. eBay item 1708275888
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Anyone know the part number(s) for the foam lemans tires for Tamiya? There's a guy on our track that says he's running them but I can't find them on the Tamiya web page. The tires seems higher then the regular foam ones.

Also, is anyone running a p2k2 in their Tamiya F-1? What Spur and pinion are you using? We run on a semi technical low traction asphalt track

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Old 02-27-2002, 06:57 PM   #562
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Tamiya doesn't have any tires that they call "LeMans tires." You should be able to true down the HBR foams and get them to fit under a GTP body. I've never tried it, though. The rubber tires rub a bit in the back. I run P2KPros in my F1 cars. Depending on the track, I usually gear somewhere between 5:1 and 6:1. The P2K2 shouldn't be more than a tooth away in gearing from the P2KPro. At least, that's what I see in sedan.
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Old 03-01-2002, 02:27 PM   #563
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Check on Ebay. I've seen them come up from time to time. The car is discontinued by Tamiya, so it will be tough to find new. You might email the webmaster at www.formula1-rc.com and see if he can find one for you. I think he's looking for one for someone already.
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Tamiya doesn't have any tires that they call "LeMans tires." You should be able to true down the HBR foams and get them to fit under a GTP body. I've never tried it, though. The rubber tires rub a bit in the back. I run P2KPros in my F1 cars. Depending on the track, I usually gear somewhere between 5:1 and 6:1. The P2K2 shouldn't be more than a tooth away in gearing from the P2KPro. At least, that's what I see in sedan.
your correct pyscho, I meant the Indy tires. There's a guy at our track who's running these tires. They are larger than the normal tires but seem to have a better grip then the regular foam tires.

I run on asphalt, not treaded OK bite. Any suggestions on switching from rubber tires to foam tires? I prefer to stay with Tamiya tires
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Old 03-03-2002, 08:33 PM   #565
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The part# for the T/93 Lola wheels (for foams) is 50532. They claim 50389, 50397, 50415 for front and 50398 for rear are "usable tires." The standard HBR donuts will stretch over them, but it's pretty tough. I agree that grip seems to be better, for some reason, using the larger wheels. Try ordering the wheels through www.mdiracing.com or www.formula1-rc.com. I'm sure those guys can find a couple sets for you. Sorry, I'm not parting with mine!
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Need some F1 answers.....any body out there that can answer them ?? Not familiar with the TCS to know better...Is there a class you can use the F103LM chassis in ? Which body is used? If I get a 103LM, will I have to change it in order to run in TCS ? Thanks
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The F103 will not be used in the 2003 TCS series anymore. 2002 was the last in the USA and Australia I think....the other countries already switched to the F201 and 2003 will only allow the F201.
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Thanks Nige,
I guess I missed some updated TCS info on the Tamiya site. Is that the most current source for tcs info or is there something more realtime? Thanks, guess I'll have to get a f201
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The F103 will not be used in the 2003 TCS series anymore. 2002 was the last in the USA and Australia I think....the other countries already switched to the F201 and 2003 will only allow the F201.
Where did you hear that? Is that posted on the Tamiya website?
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It's been known for quite some time. The US Tamiya site doesn't have next year's rules posted yet. Europe and Japan used the F201 this year and that is what they raced at the Worlds 2 weeks ago.
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