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Old 05-18-2010, 06:09 PM   #1201
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For the F-103 Rubber tires it's hard to beat the RIDE A Compound.

Check with Sean @ http://www.tqrcracing.com/
He is in the process of importing the RIDE tires and will have them in stock.
This is in California, so shipping fees, and the sometimes months of waiting from RCmarket shouldn't be a problem.

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Old 05-18-2010, 06:12 PM   #1202
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The ride tires are good...but you want to make sure you get the right compound for your surface. The A compound rubber is made for colder climates and will get greasy and slippery on a hot track. The B compound rubber is made for warmer climates and will work better on a hot track.

I hope they bring in some B compound tires as well...I could really use some of those.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:21 PM   #1203
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update Looks like I answered part of my own question. Did some more digging at rcmart and found Pit Shimizu rubber tires. Sooo...Are these any good and what compound seems to work best front and rear?
The Pit Shimizu tires for the F201 were the preferred tire...however the Pit Shimizu tires listed on RC Market are for the F104 not the F103.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:42 PM   #1204
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http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tir...m-p-31440.html

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tir...m-p-31438.html

So these aren't correct ?
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oops I mispoke...I was lookint at RC Market not RC Mart...I'll have to take a look at those...we need some too
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:42 PM   #1206
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oops I mispoke...I was lookint at RC Market not RC Mart...I'll have to take a look at those...we need some too
Thank God, At my age I'm always worried my eyes will just stop working ! So has anybody tried the soft or medium compound Shimizu rubber tires?
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Not on the F103...but the medium compound for the F201 was a very good tire. I look forward to trying it on my F103.
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To anyone familiar with Cross bodies and wings. Are there any mods needed to mount the Cross front and rear wings to a F103 ? Isn't Cross gone? I remember something about a fire burning it down. I need a body for this F103 chassis, what would be best to get ? Something easily available including front and rear wings. Suggestions?
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To anyone familiar with Cross bodies and wings. Are there any mods needed to mount the Cross front and rear wings to a F103 ? Isn't Cross gone? I remember something about a fire burning it down. I need a body for this F103 chassis, what would be best to get ? Something easily available including front and rear wings. Suggestions?
There are no mods needed for Cross wings,front or rear, to be mounted to the F103. There wasnt a fire you must be thinking of some place else.

The Tamiya "C" type body is cheap,easily available,includes wings and is a good performing body.
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There are no mods needed for Cross wings,front or rear, to be mounted to the F103. There wasnt a fire you must be thinking of some place else.

The Tamiya "C" type body is cheap,easily available,includes wings and is a good performing body.

Thanks very much. That story about the fire was a few years back so I'm probably mistaken. Thats good because they have some great stuff.
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Just found out something interesting...

www.rc4less.com

Carries foam tires/wheels for the F103. Rears are listed as a 28 shore and fronts are a 43 shore. Not sure how that compares to other compounds. However they are located in the states, Georgia i think.

I've ordered from rc4less several times and have always had great service.

http://rc4less.com/advanced_search_r...c578917a925895
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can f104 wheels and tires fit a f103? what do they run on best,rubbers or foams.
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Will fit but with modifications:

on the rear, you'll must put a 2 or 3mm shim between the motor mount and the T-plate.

On the front you'll need to change the wheel bearings because are larger on the 104, and if you want to mantain the ride heigth, must file the front knuckles 2mm and move up.

Even that with the 104 wheels the rear end will be narrower than the front due to the different offset of the 104 rear wheels
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another noob question,does the 104 bodiesv fit 103s? and would 2s lipos(hardcase yeah racing 3200s) fit?

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another noob question,does the 104 bodiesv fit 103s? and would 2s lipos(hardcase yeah racing 3200s) fit?
no---yes
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