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Old 06-21-2013, 03:25 AM   #8746
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Thanks BP Shadow for the super fast turn around on the steering knuckles on my SP-1! Looks like I'll get to play with it some this weekend after all
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:26 AM   #8747
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The picture is a screen shot in progress, I am aware that there are a few logos left to include.
I will see if I can come up with the daft punk logo
Man what a crappy vendor who doesn't listen to customers.... / heavy sarcasm.....
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:09 PM   #8748
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I just got the Tamiya Ferrari 2012 Formula 1 body.

The front wing is white plastic but I want to make a black Lotus Renault.

What paint type will stick to that kind of wing? I is very flexible.

I have tried lexan spray paint, warhammer paint ang also black dying but none of them works :-(

Any ideas ?
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I'd get the separate front wing kit that is black.

Part # is 51525.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #8750
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Thanks a lot. Just ordered a black one :-)
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:42 PM   #8751
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F103 Camber Modification

Materials - Carbon reinforced plastic front suspension.

Step 1 Disassemble front suspension.
Step 2 Cut the center posts out using either a hack saw blade or dreamel tool.
Step 3 Once the center posts are cut out, use a small file to make the surface flat.
Step 4 Take a body reamer or a small diameter file and remove some material from ONLY the lower arm kinpin holes. If you don't do this step, your suspension will bind at the lower kingpin hole when your suspension is compressed.
Step 5 Select the amount of spacers for the desired camber.

It took me only 5-10 minutes to do, and now I have adjustable camber from 0.0 to -2.5 degrees.

Hope this helps you out.

Oh, forgot to mention. This modification is quite popular over here in Japan. Most guys running F103's and 4's use this front suspension setup. Get on it and be the first in North America.
Thanks for the tip, really look forward to trying this out. For me the standard F103 suspension doesn't give enough/any camber, but the link F103 suspension gives too much camber change and results in understeer on exit. So I am really looking forward to adding a small amount of camber.

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Hey guys, quick setup question

under braking, my car tends to want to spin out. Any tips on how to help reduce this?

I am playing with the side to side and front to back balance, and i checked my front tweak, what else can i check out? I have a F104v2
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Hey guys, quick setup question

under braking, my car tends to want to spin out. Any tips on how to help reduce this?

I am playing with the side to side and front to back balance, and i checked my front tweak, what else can i check out? I have a F104v2
Try to dial down your brake so that even under full braking at full speed into a 180 degree turn it cannot spin out. Been doing this trick for a long time with some good results.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #8754
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For anyone racing TCS, be aware that assembling per TCS rules a front ride height less than 6mm is not achievable rendering the chassis unusable for tamiya racing.
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For anyone racing TCS, be aware that assembling per TCS rules a front ride height less than 6mm is not achievable rendering the chassis unusable for tamiya racing.
Looks like the car isn't legal for this year anyway.
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Looks like the car isn't legal for this year anyway.
Interesting, where can I read more about this development?
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Here's the F103 front suspension modification completed.
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Interesting, where can I read more about this development?
Take a stroll to the TCS thread and you'll see Dave's answers for questions.


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Here's the F103 front suspension modification completed.
um isnt this a caster modification only rather then a camber modification ?

I recently installed the 3 Racing adjustable front end and found it a little better anyway compared to the Tamiya carbon front end.

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Old 06-22-2013, 01:40 AM   #8760
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Thanks Edward, great mod. Really looking forward to the extra camber.

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