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Old 06-07-2014, 10:42 AM   #10381
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I ran the Rsector widening kit today and had a lot of fun. The laptimes were also very good. Just the steering wasn't as strong as I like it. If I would remove the widening kit in the front, will this give more steering, or take some away?
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:02 AM   #10382
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Decision time, don't laugh: bought a new set of Pit Shimizu 571/572 for my 104. Trying to decide which rims to mount them on. They'll be used mostly for practice; I've just recently trying to get into actually racing the car.

I've got Tamiya rims although I'm sorta trying to save those for Tamiya tires for a possible TCS race.

Also have Tuning Haus rims which are very nice, same offset as the Tamiya, but needs more shims on the front axles to avoid hitting the arms. More of an annoyance really.

And the Exotek rims, which I like a lot, but widens the car. Anyone know if the Exotek with front camber set to the Tamiya 2.5 degrees camber will pass tech (for UF1 regulations) or will it be too wide?

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Old 06-07-2014, 11:24 AM   #10383
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I ran the Rsector widening kit today and had a lot of fun. The laptimes were also very good. Just the steering wasn't as strong as I like it. If I would remove the widening kit in the front, will this give more steering, or take some away?
It will add steering
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:09 PM   #10384
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Decision time, don't laugh: bought a new set of Pit Shimizu 571/572 for my 104. Trying to decide which rims to mount them on. They'll be used mostly for practice; I've just recently trying to get into actually racing the car.

I've got Tamiya rims although I'm sorta trying to save those for Tamiya tires for a possible TCS race.

Also have Tuning Haus rims which are very nice, same offset as the Tamiya, but needs more shims on the front axles to avoid hitting the arms. More of an annoyance really.

And the Exotek rims, which I like a lot, but widens the car. Anyone know if the Exotek with front camber set to the Tamiya 2.5 degrees camber will pass tech (for UF1 regulations) or will it be too wide?

Thanks in advance.
It will sit at 189mm on the 104 arms
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:14 PM   #10385
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It will sit at 189mm on the 104 arms
Perfect!

They also bring the The VBC Racing LightningF near 190mm width.
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:17 PM   #10386
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who can point me in the right direction of which f-1 is the best to get started with? i was looking at the tamiya f-104, but im worried about part availability...im rough on things.
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who can point me in the right direction of which f-1 is the best to get started with? i was looking at the tamiya f-104, but im worried about part availability...im rough on things.
the Tamiya F104's would be a perfect starting point in my opinion. Good parts availability and generally pretty durable. The original F104 Pro (can still be found online) has an old school t-bar rear setup, which has been superceeded by the F104 v2 link cars. The link cars are a fraction better for racing, but also less durable, so go with whatever type you see more suitable.

Other brands are good options too. I use the Yokomo YRF001 which has proven to be very durable and a great racer, but perhaps not as easy to get parts for (OK online parts support, but not locally)

The F104 pro or F104 v2 pro would be a perfect starter F1, that can also be raced well if you get right into it.

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the Tamiya F104's would be a perfect starting point in my opinion. Good parts availability and generally pretty durable. The original F104 Pro (can still be found online) has an old school t-bar rear setup, which has been superceeded by the F104 v2 link cars. The link cars are a fraction better for racing, but also less durable, so go with whatever type you see more suitable.

Other brands are good options too. I use the Yokomo YRF001 which has proven to be very durable and a great racer, but perhaps not as easy to get parts for (OK online parts support, but not locally)

The F104 pro or F104 v2 pro would be a perfect starter F1, that can also be raced well if you get right into it.

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thanks! ill keep my eyes peeled! is the f104w any better being wider than the pro version?
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:52 PM   #10389
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you guys build awesome cars . im kinda surprised that no one has seen the 1/4 scale F-1
car i have . the cars you guys are building ... what are they worth if you were to sell ? i have not been around rc cars for a long time ........ thanks for any info ... steve
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who can point me in the right direction of which f-1 is the best to get started with? i was looking at the tamiya f-104, but im worried about part availability...im rough on things.
The F104 is very good and parts availability is good for them. Another car to have a look at is the Speed Passion SP-1. The most car for the least price.
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Hi all,

can someone recognize this F1 body? I found it on Chevron RC website to illustrate the tyre stickers but I cannot find anything about the body.



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I believe that's a Tech Racing Type MG-10 body, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:11 PM   #10393
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For anyone looking to get rid of push despite trying everything with their suspension tuning, give the Yokomo soft F1 front tires a try available at Amainhobbies.

A small group of us have been running them at our club since late last year and they are much more inexpensive than the TCS tires. (However, the TCS rear tires are still slightly better than the Yokomo soft rears.) They are just about same exact mold/tire diameter as the Pit/TCS tires.

The Yokomo soft fronts have so much front bite and I have all the steering I will ever need (even with black front springs). I'm running an old set still (10+ race days) for the fronts, no sauce. Out of the package, they definitely need to be scrubbed in though.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:20 PM   #10394
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It will add steering
Thanks J-PaP!
Removed the kit in front and it made the car initially turn better, but I could also feel that the wider front suits the car well. Exotek should sell a lower wishbone mold that in combination with their adjustable front arm set, wides the front suspension to 190mm.
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I believe that's a Tech Racing Type MG-10 body, but I'm not 100% sure.
Thank you very much, you are 100% right:

http://www.rcmart.com/tech-racing-fb...n-p-34735.html

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