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Old 02-14-2013, 07:46 AM   #7051
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Been running the same Tamiya 93t spurs for years with 64p pinions
A full 2 seasons of UF1, no premature wear on the og spur

Quality pinion gears, proper mesh, may be where some users fall short ?
And I can assure you, my VII is very quiet around the track
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Interesting. In the very helpfull article RCformula1 posted here it states:

"Tamiya use a proprietory gear pitch they call "0.04". It is interchangeable with the industry standard 64 pitch, so you can buy a 64 pitch pinion and use it with a Tamiya spur for example."

Is this correct? I thought the Mod 04 pitch was unique and proprietary (as stated). A 64 pitch pinion will work with the stock F104v2? Anybody do this?
I'm currently running a .04 pitch Tamiya spur with a 64 pitch PRS pinion on my V2. Works fine & is whisper quiet.

(uh... what RedBull said)

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Old 02-14-2013, 01:01 PM   #7053
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Been running the same Tamiya 93t spurs for years with 64p pinions
A full 2 seasons of UF1, no premature wear on the og spur

Quality pinion gears, proper mesh, may be where some users fall short ?
And I can assure you, my VII is very quiet around the track
You're correct. I use 64p because I have a lot of them in my box.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:19 PM   #7054
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Thanks for the responses. Good to know the supplied parts wont go to waste.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:17 AM   #7055
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Hey everyone, I'm contemplating buying a new 21.5 motor for my F1R, and I was wondering who makes the best motor? Right now I'm running a 21.5 crawler motor
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:41 AM   #7056
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I like Reedy motors because they are mostly black and run great. 3 other guys can tell you a different brand. Its really personal preference, I don't really think there is a "best" motor. Its mostly going to be car setup that effects the performance. The small power difference between all the MFG's really wouldn't be that noticeable unless your driving is top tier.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:24 AM   #7057
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Me and my brother drove Tamiya F1s in the beginning of the 90's.

The chassis are an F101 and a F102.

We're considering buying new bodies. Do the bodies to the F104W fit our cars?

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Just to show what my car looks like right now :-)

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I am running a Turnigy Trackstar 21.5. It has been a great motor, it is not even warm after over ten minutes of driving. For $30 you cannot beat this motor.
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I am running a Turnigy Trackstar 21.5. It has been a great motor, it is not even warm after over ten minutes of driving. For $30 you cannot beat this motor.
This is a popular and FAST motor in Toledo
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Last night i drove my F104X1 for the first time with a 17.5T speedpassion MMM series motor with a cirtix stock esc and i'm really impressed by the speed (allthough it may even go faster for me)
I did use the TCS tires and the car handles great, i was even able to compete against F104W cars with foam tires.
I still need some fine tuning but for now the car surely drives great.
I did notice that coming out of the corner the car doesn't have much acceleration punch as i'm used to with my tamiya 18T sensorless brushless motor (wich has a huge amount of torque).
But so far i do like driving the car with this motor/esc/tire combo.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:51 AM   #7061
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Me and my brother drove Tamiya F1s in the beginning of the 90's.

The chassis are an F101 and a F102.

We're considering buying new bodies. Do the bodies to the F104W fit our cars?

Cheers
Peter

Just to show what my car looks like right now :-)

The F104W bodies will be just a tad long. The F104 is slightly longer in wheelbase.
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The chassis are an F101 and a F102.

We're considering buying new bodies. Do the bodies to the F104W fit our cars?
It depends. The Wolf WR-1 and Lotus 79 are new and were designed for the F104 chassis, but all the other F104W bodies are the same shells as the original F103 bodies and will fit straight on. Tamiya made them fit by hanging the rear out the back of the body. There are plenty of alternatives from other manufacturers, look for bodies made for the F103.

The only small problem that is easily fixed is the front wings, F103/F104 front wings need to be trimmed a little to fit inside the F101/102 front suspension.

Tamiya recently re-released the Group C chassis, so the front and rear end spare parts for the F101/F102 are now available again.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #7063
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Thank you Guys for ur help
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #7064
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Can you guys (and girls) recomend me a good motor and ESC for indoor racing.
I use a Futaba 4PL radio if that matters, the cars i use are: Sakura FGX, Tamiya F104V2 and HPI formula ten.
I`m looking for a small ESC that will easily fit under the cramped F1 chassis and hopefully want break the bank...
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