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Old 01-23-2013, 06:56 AM   #6856
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Pit Shimizu 541/545 works well on my 104WGP. Try it with the silver springs up front and dial in some drag brake to get initial bite to get it to turn.
My fronts grab/turn just fine for our carpet track. But, my backs just won't stay planted without feathering the throttle. That's fine, but obviously makes my turns slower than I'd like. Drag brake increase may help. I'll try that. Thanks.

We are only allowed to use Tamiya/TCS parts at our track. So, I may be fighting a losing battle with this particular F1 chassis and tires. The solution would likely be a standard F104 with TCS tires. However, those just aren't the WOLF!!!
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any advice how to mount them when they are here?
There's a couple of options for wheels - 1)RIDE wheels and 2)Tamiya F103 wheels. I purchased mine both from TQRacing:RIDE wheels and Tamiya wheels. You will need fronts and rears if you go with the RIDE wheels.

The RIDE wheels glue on just like any other wheel set. The beads on the Pit Shimizu lay flat on the barrel of the rims.

The Tamiya wheel set - I had to drill vent holes on the barrels before I glued them together with the tires. I glue the inside beads first, flush to the rim with thin CA tire glue. Once dry - do the other side and install the wheels faces.

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We are only allowed to use Tamiya/TCS parts at our track.
Can you use the Tamiya HBR sponge tires ? I have a set of those too and it provides a real neutral handling on the 104WGP. Another thing you might want to look into, a softer rear t-bar. When I had my non-GP version 104W, I could only get it to handle anything more than a silvercan was with a TRF damper and a high traction t-bar set to a loose center screw.
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Can you use the Tamiya HBR sponge tires ? I have a set of those too and it provides a real neutral handling on the 104WGP. Another thing you might want to look into, a softer rear t-bar. When I had my non-GP version 104W, I could only get it to handle anything more than a silvercan was with a TRF damper and a high traction t-bar set to a loose center screw.
I did put on the soft T-Bar and that made a TON of difference! Its like a different car! Loose center screw, yes. Loose everything. Its much better than it was.

We can't use sponge. Only Rubber. So, its Tamiya rubber tires or TCS rubber tires. Tamiya doesn't make TCS replacements for my tires. Like I say, I may just have to run it like it is. I'm not a super competitive guy. Just happy to see it out there running laps.
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I wish I could paint. Every time I go to the track with a new body people say things like "Ohhhh, was anyone else hurt in that crash?" or "Poor guy, maybe we should take up a collection for him or buy him a pack of stickers"
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I wish I could paint. Every time I go to the track with a new body people say things like "Ohhhh, was anyone else hurt in that crash?" or "Poor guy, maybe we should take up a collection for him or buy him a pack of stickers"
Just do a solid color, thats what I do most of the time.
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Excuse the blatant plug, but check out F1 Paintlabs decals. You can do the Jordan with only one color and decals AND IT LOOKS GOOD!!
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You been hiding under a rock?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:45 PM   #6863
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There's a couple of options for wheels - 1)RIDE wheels and 2)Tamiya F103 wheels. I
The Tamiya wheel set - I had to drill vent holes on the barrels before I glued them together with the tires. I glue the inside beads first, flush to the rim with thin CA tire glue. Once dry - do the other side and install the wheels faces.
im reusing Tamiya F103 wheel. So basicly i put the wheel foam inlet into the tire, then put in on the wheel, make sure the beads look nice and glue allround right? or do i glue the bead and then push the tire through? how many vent holes do you use and where? middle? a

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Nice! I have one MP4/6 Tamiya body and one MP4/7 TRG body left in the basement unpainted. Just waiting for the other one to wear out.
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Certainly my next body , i love this one. Is that a F104 under it ?
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Certainly my next body , i love this one. Is that a F104 under it ?
body is an old protoform i think, the chassis is a 103 converted to 104 specs. Waiting on kingpins and Pardus rubber from the paintlab to get it rolling
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im reusing Tamiya F103 wheel. So basicly i put the wheel foam inlet into the tire, then put in on the wheel, make sure the beads look nice and glue allround right? or do i glue the bead and then push the tire through? how many vent holes do you use and where? middle? a
I like the quick setting (5-7sec) CA.
I mount the tire and apply the CA and squeeze and release the tire all around evenly and quickly to spread the adhesive via capillary action. And squeeze and hold for 10 sec to set while blowing on it.
The hole can be any where as long as air can move in and out freely but somewhere down the center line would be most effective.
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When converting an F103 RM do you run the pivot ball or o-ring t-plate? I left the pivot in for now, but have the O-ring parts.
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