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Old 02-04-2014, 05:13 PM   #10006
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i made a build video of the suzu.ka for RCF1.fr. Thank's to Giorgio at Fenix Racing

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Old 02-04-2014, 06:07 PM   #10007
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Did the desinger get the idea of the front of the F1 cars from a Tintin character?

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Old 02-04-2014, 10:58 PM   #10008
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You're right. I guess "soft" is not exactly the right word. It's one of those conditional compromises. Usually one of those decisions we make and then don't have to change much once we get our cars driveable at our local track. The surface doesn't change much and we only require minor dialing for traction. Going under 10 in/lb is too soft and going over 13 in/lb for the center spring generally is too hard in my opinion. I think the stock spring for the SP-1 is just over 11. I'm happy with the stock spring and adjust with oil to change rebound speed. My F1R is the red Tamiya 11.2 spring and response is similar. Both cars have a ton of steering and I usually have to dial out some steering. Small steps one way or the other and a 1/2 in/lb on the spring rate is usually enough.
Hm... the softest spring that I have is the Spec-R 2.5, which is rated around 14.5 lbs by RSD. I tried a Tamiya yellow but it didn't fit the SP shock and I didn't have an adapter. I think the AE springs may fit correctly, but I'm now thinking of going back down to the 2.5. The 3.0 is around 18/19lbs I think, so I may be way overdoing it there.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:07 PM   #10009
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so, i have a tamiya f104 v1. so far i have the aluminum motor mounts, aluminum diff and i have a trf shock on the way. what other hopups should i get for my f1? im racing carpet. just got a new f60 body to paint up. running the shimizu tires 571/2 setup. i did have the high traction tbar but that broke last weekend so i went to the soft tbar. didnt notice too much of a difference. so what else should i get for this thing. for durability, ease of setup etc.


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Old 02-05-2014, 04:23 PM   #10010
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so, i have a tamiya f104 v1. so far i have the aluminum motor mounts, aluminum diff and i have a trf shock on the way. what other hopups should i get for my f1? im racing carpet. just got a new f60 body to paint up. running the shimizu tires 571/2 setup. i did have the high traction tbar but that broke last weekend so i went to the soft tbar. didnt notice too much of a difference. so what else should i get for this thing. for durability, ease of setup etc.


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Steering turnbuckles are easier to adjust and more durable than the threaded rods. The exotek front arms are also worth investing in.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:36 PM   #10011
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and i race with that guy above also.lol. yeah thanks for the reminder mark. i completely forgot about the steering links. on the checklist. just waiting for the tax return. alot of parts in the wishlish waiting for the buy button to be pushed.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:43 PM   #10012
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ok mark, what length of turnbuckles ans what ball cups? i have no clue what length i need to buy. i want o get them on the wish list so that i dont forget them.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:19 PM   #10013
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These are my vintage Tamiya F1's. F102, F103, and F201. All shelf queens never ran!
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:54 PM   #10014
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building my TRF101 and need some inspiration for the wiring.... esc in the back with the shorty in front? I can't seem to find some good pictures with the wiring for esc in the back, any suggestions? I'm using 16awg for justock and 21.5
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:04 AM   #10015
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Nice looking cars SAL45!
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:14 AM   #10016
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New Year. New Season. New livery:







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Old 02-06-2014, 04:31 AM   #10017
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Looks very good!!! What front wing is that please?
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:42 AM   #10018
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Looks like the MP4-24 setup
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:43 PM   #10019
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My F104 Pro Black Edition with X1 rear dampener.

The gold didn't match up front thanks in part to the hobby shop owner suggesting another colour from the one I originally picked Waiting for my gold wheels and then I can mount my rubbers. A few decals left to put on as well.







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Old 02-06-2014, 01:08 PM   #10020
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ok i have to ask. in the first pic in the above post. the upper arms look like carbon. are they or is that carbon sticker? i keep seeing it on various f1 cars on here. would like to know where i can get that. it looks cool and makes the look of the car.
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