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Old 06-28-2014, 08:42 AM   #10456
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My Tamiya F104 pro with X1 upper deck.

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Old 06-28-2014, 03:25 PM   #10457
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New for the F104 for better pod balance and more launch w/ 21.5 motors

http://www.exotekracing.com/
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Is this item for diffs with the thrust bearing in the wheel or in the diff assembly?

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Old 06-28-2014, 04:34 PM   #10458
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Since it doesn't replace the hub I would imagine the thrust assembly is still in the stock location.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:52 PM   #10459
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Has anyone ever come across a titanium rear axle for the f104? I've tried Steel, Alloy and Carbon however.... Steel is too heavy, Carbon likes to split the fibres adding resistance and being hard to remove/refit afterwards and alloy bends too easy.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:40 PM   #10460
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Has anyone ever come across a titanium rear axle for the f104? I've tried Steel, Alloy and Carbon however.... Steel is too heavy, Carbon likes to split the fibres adding resistance and being hard to remove/refit afterwards and alloy bends too easy.
Cross used to make one, it may still be available.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:16 PM   #10461
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Tamiya made one too but it bent easily. I think IRS or Niftech had a fiberglass one...that might be worth looking into if it is still made.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:06 PM   #10462
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How difficult are these cars to setup? Also are they more fragile then say a World GT or Touring car?
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:32 PM   #10463
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How difficult are these cars to setup? Also are they more fragile then say a World GT or Touring car?
Most of the chassis are easy to dial in with much less to work on compared to a TC. Durability is similar to other pan based cars like a WGT. The t-bar based cars tend to to have a slightly wider setup window and fewer parts that break.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:33 PM   #10464
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How difficult are these cars to setup? Also are they more fragile then say a World GT or Touring car?
Others will probably give more detailed replies but I would say they aren't hard to setup but neither are they "simple". There are less tuning options/adjustments than say, a TC, but that also means there are less things to get wrong. In my experience, tyres and battery position will get you 80-90% there before you even start fiddling with anything else.

As for fragile - because the wheels are exposed they are always susceptible to more damage than a full bodied car, but at the same time most F1 kits are built pretty strong for just that reason. Like any RC car don't hit anything and you'll be fine
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:10 PM   #10465
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Has anyone ever come across a titanium rear axle for the f104? I've tried Steel, Alloy and Carbon however.... Steel is too heavy, Carbon likes to split the fibres adding resistance and being hard to remove/refit afterwards and alloy bends too easy.
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=1192

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Old 06-30-2014, 09:11 AM   #10466
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Do any of the 90s style bodies for the F104 fit when the car is set to 190mm wide? or do the front wheels touch the front wing?

I tried an old Mclaren MP4/12-13 front wing and the wheels touched, was wondering what other wings fit. My Ferrari F60 body is starting to crack up. I was looking at the Jordan 191 (tamiya 84358) or the Ferrari 643 (tamiya 9338108)
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Do any of the 90s style bodies for the F104 fit when the car is set to 190mm wide? or do the front wheels touch the front wing?

I tried an old Mclaren MP4/12-13 front wing and the wheels touched, was wondering what other wings fit. My Ferrari F60 body is starting to crack up. I was looking at the Jordan 191 (tamiya 84358) or the Ferrari 643 (tamiya 9338108)
The Jordan fits and the tyrrell fit with minimal work to the front wing.
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Please make this and the hub for the SP-1 offset! I know it will work with axle spacing to center the axle, but this looks like a better solution.
Sooo many cars, sooo little time

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Do you guys plan to release an Exotek F1r2 complete kit? Like a 100% kit with the front arms, rear axle, diff, etc - all we would need to add is a body and wheels - this would be epic!
It would be neat but I'm plenty busy just releasing parts as it is.

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Let me tell you: Those new parts are amazing! I can't believe how much more true the diff spins with the one piece inner. The whole car just feels more planted but punchier at the same time.
More awesome stuff from THE F1 MAN!
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Gidday Mike,

Is this item for diffs with the thrust bearing in the wheel or in the diff assembly?

thanks
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:16 PM   #10469
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Hi racers!
I have a little doubt to clear in my mind. I know Tamiya makes 2 different VG grease for the ball differential. But how to use it?
It's RC VG Ball Diff Grease #42169 and RC VG Diff Plate Grease #42170. The first is to apply to the balls directly but the second? On the plate (so it will make contact with balls and their different grease when you built the diff) or between the plates and it holders (like it seems to be)? does it really prevent the plates to vibrate and move that little?

Other little question: is there a true way to paint a Tamiya black front wing? 51383 J wing is really strong but there is no white version..and I hate it since I also have a rear white wing on my Serpent F110

Thanks guys
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I have a little doubt to clear in my mind. I know Tamiya makes 2 different VG grease for the ball differential. But how to use it?
It's RC VG Ball Diff Grease #42169 and RC VG Diff Plate Grease #42170. The first is to apply to the balls directly but the second? On the plate (so it will make contact with balls and their different grease when you built the diff) or between the plates and it holders (like it seems to be)? does it really prevent the plates to vibrate and move that little?

Other little question: is there a true way to paint a Tamiya black front wing? 51383 J wing is really strong but there is no white version..and I hate it since I also have a rear white wing on my Serpent F110

Thanks guys
For the front wing: scuff it with a green 3M pad, prime it with self etching auto primer for plastic trim, then paint. It will never be great, but will hold up better than just paint alone.
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