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Old 06-22-2013, 02:27 AM   #8761
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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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Hey Beth, this is a camber modification .

The caster modification you're talking about would require spacers between the lower suspension arm and the main chassis plate.

I recently discovered this camber modification here in Japan, everyone here with F103's and 4's are running this setup. Not sure why this modification hasn't reached other hardcore F103 enthusiasts.

What's interesting is Tamiya has adopted this suspension style on their new F101's front suspension. Yes, it doesn't look the same, but it does have similar characteristics for camber adjustment. So it must be work
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Hey Beth, this is a camber modification .

The caster modification you're talking about would require spacers between the lower suspension arm and the main chassis plate.

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Sorry my mistake I thought you were only doing the front mount. I understand how it works now after doing it.

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Sad news, a true friend of mine and one of the founders of Houston f1 Doug aka fatboysracing passed away yesterday. Godspeed my friend. You will be missed
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Sad news, a true friend of mine and one of the founders of Houston f1 Doug aka fatboysracing passed away yesterday. Godspeed my friend. You will be missed
sorry for your lost my friend !!!!!
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Very nice job on the goggles.... big -al. Please share with all of us VF1 enthusiasts, how you made them. Thanks
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Hey Beth, this is a camber modification .

The caster modification you're talking about would require spacers between the lower suspension arm and the main chassis plate.

I recently discovered this camber modification here in Japan, everyone here with F103's and 4's are running this setup. Not sure why this modification hasn't reached other hardcore F103 enthusiasts.

What's interesting is Tamiya has adopted this suspension style on their new F101's front suspension. Yes, it doesn't look the same, but it does have similar characteristics for camber adjustment. So it must be work
Just wondering where you are running at?
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:33 PM   #8768
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i had to make goggles

Wow - how sweet is that, send me a set ok.
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Sad news, a true friend of mine and one of the founders of Houston f1 Doug aka fatboysracing passed away yesterday. Godspeed my friend. You will be missed
Sorry to hear it, I would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to his Friends and Family.
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. Not sure why this modification hasn't reached other hardcore F103 enthusiasts.
FYI this mod is not new, guys were doing this (when needed) a long time ago but wasn't TCS legal. This car has so much steering as it is but the extra camber does help with the extreme tire wear on foams.

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Sorry to hear the sad news, condolences from So Cal.
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Very nice job on the goggles.... big -al. Please share with all of us VF1 enthusiasts, how you made them. Thanks

Yes, just how did you make those goggles, big-al? I too would love a set, and will gladly pay for them!
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Looks like the car isn't legal for this year anyway.
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In my case, it will be mostly driven in non tcs races. I have only one TCS race a year. For this year's TCS, I can use my f104v2.
I hope trf101 performs better than f104v2. But why would it handle any better?
As you test the chassis, please let us know your findings.

The F104 PRO originally behave and drove like a garbage truck - compared to the F103.

Today the F104X1 is as fast or faster (plus much sturdier) than the F104V2. Thus the X1 is still the preferred choice in the UF1 series (Phalen , Cuda... etc).

Fred Medel says that the F104 GP is the fastest ever F1 produced by Tamiya, then why not developed that car for rubber?

Over the years I've heard the old chant that "a chassis must meet a dialing up curve with time." OK - but will we ever see a new proposal that beats it's replacement (almost) out of the box? As it sort of happens with some 4wd progressions.

It seems that Tamiya is definitely not on that road (pardon the pond ) as it concerns its F-1 platform and don't get me wrong - I buy all of their crap (which is less crappy than the rest ).

I really like my F104V2, it's certainly fragile, maybe not as fast as the X1 but it drives well on rubber, so why not develop it to be better? (like IFS sturdier "baseball"...etc.)

I can't figure out why the new design was made for foam tires in mind... Why?

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Unbelievable! Just gorgeous! Amazing work! Love the cloth cover
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