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Old 11-05-2010, 04:01 PM   #2056
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hpi foam conversion, F104 and f103 can ALL use the same wheel. the tires will differ! the F104's have a double wall (similar to rock crawlers). the F10 is a rubber tire similar to a TC.
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Ok so Ive realized that speccing a rubber tire isnt going to work. But we still want to run rubber tires on carpet. Any recommendations? Ride and Shimizu both look like they make some nice stuff, but Im not sure about availability.

Are the tamiya rubber tires decent on carpet? HPI's kit tires?
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:25 PM   #2058
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Ok so Ive realized that speccing a rubber tire isnt going to work. But we still want to run rubber tires on carpet. Any recommendations? Ride and Shimizu both look like they make some nice stuff, but Im not sure about availability.

Are the tamiya rubber tires decent on carpet? HPI's kit tires?
Just about everyone at our track is running HPI. A couple of us have Tamiya. Both seem to work well. Soft rear and hard front mostly.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:18 PM   #2059
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Ok so Ive realized that speccing a rubber tire isnt going to work. But we still want to run rubber tires on carpet. Any recommendations? Ride and Shimizu both look like they make some nice stuff, but Im not sure about availability.

Are the tamiya rubber tires decent on carpet? HPI's kit tires?
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Just about everyone at our track is running HPI. A couple of us have Tamiya. Both seem to work well. Soft rear and hard front mostly.
The Pit Shimizu soft rear and Pit Shimizu #3 front for the F104.
Fastest drivers (if you know the names you know they are the fast So Cal guys ) and cars had these today at the Ultimate F1 Winter Series Race, round #1 at TQ Raceway in Chino, CA.
These Pit Shimizu rubber tires mount on the Tamiya FOAM'S rims!!!!!!

check this link for pics, results and info on getting these tires from Sean at TQ Racing, he's the U.S. connection for the Pit Shimizu and Ride tires as well as many other of your racing needs.
Usually very well stocked, got run out of some cuz of this series starting up today. More said to arrive soon.

http://www.tqrcracing.com/forum/view...e=1&f_keyword=

The Rides soft for the rear also work on the F104 I'm told but you still need the Shimizus #3 for the fronts.

Ride A compound front and rear for the F103 is the ticket although I ran TRG Superions (couldn't get a set of Rides today and didn't actually need em after all) on my F103 front and rear and it was very dialed for the whole 8 minutes of each of the 3 mains.
Had some very competitive lap times on those too.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:19 PM   #2060
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Ok so Ive realized that speccing a rubber tire isnt going to work. But we still want to run rubber tires on carpet. Any recommendations? Ride and Shimizu both look like they make some nice stuff, but Im not sure about availability.

Are the tamiya rubber tires decent on carpet? HPI's kit tires?
I tried running the Tamiya kit rubbers at MSI last winter and they sucked. I have not tried the soft or hard compounds yet. This was back when everyone was running Paragon, and the track was really sticky, so maybe now that Jack the Gripper is the stuff, maybe it will be better. I have heard that the Pit tires are good for carpet, but not sure which compounds.
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I tried running the Tamiya kit rubbers at MSI last winter and they sucked. I have not tried the soft or hard compounds yet. This was back when everyone was running Paragon, and the track was really sticky, so maybe now that Jack the Gripper is the stuff, maybe it will be better. I have heard that the Pit tires are good for carpet, but not sure which compounds.
Cool, I posted in the MSI thread on hobbytalk, Ill post in the thread here as well, we are having an f1 drivers meeting next sunday at 11:30. That gives me a week to figure out a distributor to buy these tires through.
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Cool, I posted in the MSI thread on hobbytalk, Ill post in the thread here as well, we are having an f1 drivers meeting next sunday at 11:30. That gives me a week to figure out a distributor to buy these tires through.
Look up, a couple of posts back.

Tamiya tires can't hang with the fast cars.

Pit Shimizu and Ride tires available at TQ Racing in Ca.

Check out their website.

Lots of testing on carpet and better believe that these are fast guys.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:37 AM   #2063
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Look up, a couple of posts back.

Tamiya tires can't hang with the fast cars.

Pit Shimizu and Ride tires available at TQ Racing in Ca.

Check out their website.

Lots of testing on carpet and better believe that these are fast guys.
TQ is a distributor that MSI can buy through at cost? Or an online shop? From what I can find in google they are a track/shop. But yeah, if we can get them at cost so we can carry them at the store that would be ideal.
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Anyone know which chassis the old Tamiya Road Wizard used ?

Is the rear wheel span/width wider on a F103 than a F104 and are the rear pods interchangeable ?

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Old 11-07-2010, 09:02 AM   #2065
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Look up, a couple of posts back.

Tamiya tires can't hang with the fast cars.

Pit Shimizu and Ride tires available at TQ Racing in Ca.

Check out their website.

Lots of testing on carpet and better believe that these are fast guys.
Im almost positive that I read that standards on the tamiya werent a good choice, but the soft tamiyas havent been tested yet. From what Ive read, the soft tamiyas are the preferred tire... (aside from the new soft BFG from hpi)
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If you are talking about the soft option rears from Tamiya for the 104 then yes, we have tried them on our carpet here.
They get around but about a second a lap behind the others.
The medium kit fronts, softest available, lose steering quickly and you end up waiting for the car to turn making drag brake a must, just to get into corners followed by a serious push on power also.

The soft rears, for me at least have not become an issue since the main problem is the lack of steering with the medium fronts.

Can a softer front get the Tamiya tires to be much better?
Haven't tried it, yet.

Anyone else try the aftermarket tires with the Tamiya soft rears?
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I tried running the Tamiya kit rubbers at MSI last winter and they sucked. I have not tried the soft or hard compounds yet. This was back when everyone was running Paragon, and the track was really sticky, so maybe now that Jack the Gripper is the stuff, maybe it will be better. I have heard that the Pit tires are good for carpet, but not sure which compounds.
Ran the Tamiya Options with Jack at trackside last winter, after 1 minute I had 4 toupees on my car.
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I got the body cut out and shot some paint on the McLaren this weekend. Hereís some pics pre-stickered so you can see how the body looks. I like the shape and thereís a crap load of detailÖthereís just a lot of parts to it. All in all itís good tradeoff. The parts arenít fastened yet in the pics, so the alignment isnít exactly perfect.

It was also my first time using this type of paint. It goes on really transparent, even after three coats as suggested in the instructions. Then you hit it with the black and BAMM! Itís like a mirror. I still have to apply the paint to the rear wing side plates, mirrors, and the side splitters. I would suggest getting two cans if you plan to paint it as instructed.











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Man, does that show off a body or what?!

I just bought a TRF Damper for my 103RM. can someone tell me the oil and piston inside?
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