Originally Posted by tankmiester82
Gday im looking at buying a tamiya f103 or a f104
can anyone one out there give me a insight as what would be the better
model to race competitive ive spoken to a few pepole about it and the word is
the f103 is better but looking at both spec sheets i reckon the f104 sounds better any suggestions
The F-104 is patterned after the modern F1 cars, taller tires, narrow track, new body/wing styles.
As far as pace on the track.
It seems to be more in the tires than the chassis, at this time Tamiya do not offer foam tires for the 104 that are on par with the 103 Pre-mounts, nor do they offer the variety of foam tires that are available for the 103.
That and the larger sidewall of the 104 tires put this chassis at a slight disadvantage.
But this is Tamiyas' new flagship F1 model, and they have more or less put all their eggs in the 104 basket for the foreseeable future.
New parts are trickling in all the time.
Rubber tires, at least in our region are in fashion lately, and for this Tamiya and RIDE are producing a wide selection.