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Old 03-20-2010, 03:01 PM   #1066
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I would also like to know the part number for the soft t bar, as I bought one as recommended, and it only fits the F104.....so if someone needs one, I have one for a great price....
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part # 53169 - formula car flex t-bar set (F103 chassis)

I got mine on ebay from HK
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:07 PM   #1067
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Cool thanks.....I think my car actually has that on it already. The one that's on there is not CF it's FG. Does it originally come with a CF one?
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Cool thanks.....I think my car actually has that on it already. The one that's on there is not CF it's FG. Does it originally come with a CF one?
not that i know...i've never seen a t-plate/t-bar for any kind of car in carbon fiber..

both the t-bar's i have (original and 53169) are made from fiberglass

you want the flex that's in the fiberglass to help with traction...
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:12 PM   #1069
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Gotcha, so what's the difference betwen the one that comes with the car and the soft one? Is it thinner?
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Greetings all,

Just wondering if everyone is greasing the Thrust bearing. The 15th anniv. doesn't say anything about doing this. If so What Grease is recommended?

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Old 03-21-2010, 07:12 PM   #1071
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Greetings all,

Just wondering if everyone is greasing the Thrust bearing. The 15th anniv. doesn't say anything about doing this. If so What Grease is recommended?

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i use associated "stealth ball diff grease" on my thrust bearing --- it's works like a charm
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:54 AM   #1072
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Thanks to abe-racing.Awesome service got some f1 stickers in less than a week.My problem now is i use tamiya polycarb paint on the wings.Anyone know of a way of keeping the paint on the bumpers without chipping off.We used to spray thinners on car bumpers to help keep the paint on.Got some boddies from tower hobbies on a special order.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:55 AM   #1073
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Default Lowering the front for the F103

Does anyone know how I can lower the front for a F103?

I have an LM chassis but have recently changed the front knuckle arms to the GT type, which can take a 12mm hex wheel adaptor. But the 12mm hex foam wheels that I eventually got have a slightly larger diameter, hence raising the chassis. It is currently running at 9mm (0.354inch)

Why have I changed to 12mm hex adaptor/GT? Well I got some ZAC tyres from Japan which uses 12mm hex and fits the rear and front perfectly and the foam is excellant with plentiful rear end grip.

I guess I could just use the LM/RM front wheel axel as their diameter is smaller, but the foam is not so good as compared to the ZAC tyres.

My rear I am using a motor mount with spacers (LM/RM) for the axel and so I can change the height accordingly.

apologies if this has already been discussed before but i have not gone through the 1000+ posts ...
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Does anyone know how I can lower the front for a F103?

I have an LM chassis but have recently changed the front knuckle arms to the GT type, which can take a 12mm hex wheel adaptor. But the 12mm hex foam wheels that I eventually got have a slightly larger diameter, hence raising the chassis. It is currently running at 9mm (0.354inch)

Why have I changed to 12mm hex adaptor/GT? Well I got some ZAC tyres from Japan which uses 12mm hex and fits the rear and front perfectly and the foam is excellant with plentiful rear end grip.

I guess I could just use the LM/RM front wheel axel as their diameter is smaller, but the foam is not so good as compared to the ZAC tyres.

My rear I am using a motor mount with spacers (LM/RM) for the axel and so I can change the height accordingly.

apologies if this has already been discussed before but i have not gone through the 1000+ posts ...
Are you using the link type front suspension like the F103GT? If you are, you can put plastic spacers at the bottom of the knuckles to make the ride height lower. Check the F103GT manual from the Tamiya site.
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Are you using the link type front suspension like the F103GT? If you are, you can put plastic spacers at the bottom of the knuckles to make the ride height lower. ...
Cheers ... I already have a spacer below the knuckle ...
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:56 AM   #1077
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Hate to be "that guy" but i'm having issues finding tires, wheels and websites where i can buy wheels and tires for my F103.

Can someone provide me with part numbers of foam tires/wheels i can use outdoors on asphalt/concrete in Florida (think crazy hot track temps).

I've been to a couple of websites and searched the forums but i'm having a heck of a time figuring out what i should get. If rubber tires would be better for my circumsances, that's fine as well.

I'm just trying to figure out which one of my F1 cars to keep and then hopefully promote at my club track.

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Old 03-24-2010, 07:58 AM   #1078
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Foam tires are the way to go. They grip so much better than rubber tires. You can go two ways with this. Get the pre-mounted tires, Tamiya (#54135) F103 Front Sponge Tires/ Tamiya (#54136) F103 Rear Sponge Tires. Or get the tires and wheels separate. This is cheaper, and you have more options in tire compound.
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A little help here, unfortunately while getting my F103 ready for it's first run, I managed to snap the screw on the left hand sid wheel stopper. The bolt that holds the wheel on...Yes I tightend to the wheel nut just a little too much. I am having a hard time finding the part, but have found the F104 dif set on Tower. I am actually about to place an order with them anyway, and was wondering if this set: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXRA4&P=Z is a direct fit and an upgrade? Or should I keep looking for the part I brok which is: 53248
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You need

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...uct-id=3455372

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http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=50507
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