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Old 12-14-2009, 04:58 PM   #1666
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or better yet. where can you get the f104 rubber tires?
ebay

Dinball has the Tamiya (#51400) Rear F104 Rubber Tires $6.90 and the Tamiya (#51399) Front F104 Rubber Tires $6.00
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:29 PM   #1667
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I ordered mine through Brownies Hobbies in Staten Island

The reason to run rubber tire in F104 is because the class is seperate per the new rules..

It is true that the 103 is quicker on foam tires
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Have you tried mounting the battery perpendicular rather the inline with the chassis? If so, handle any better, worse?
I'm not sure you can mount the battery perpendicular. The body nor the chassis will not allow this to happen. I don't think there's a conversion for that eigther.
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or better yet: Why do we want LESS traction on a already traction limited car?

Not having to run with 103's would be my only guess
That's too bad you aint gettin the desired bite out on your track.
By the way, what kind of track are you competing on?


Limited???
Dude, all I know is when my Pro is dialed, you'd be playing catch up.LOL.
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Anyone interested in a really clean F104...

Tamiya F104 Pro ( f103 F1 formula 1 )
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At the KO Propo race at Westcoast RC Raceway here in Calif this past weekend- the 104 cars were the equal of the fastest 103 cars. It's just finding the right setup for your track that works. The 104 "B" rubber was the primary choice--with one car using that all around and another with "A" rubber for front tires. Both cars were very fast---a 103 car driven by 1/12 scale driver Tim Copp won the championship---but that's because his car was fast and he DROVE it the best. There were plenty of cars capable of keeping up with him--just not driven as well.
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I ordered mine through Brownies Hobbies in Staten Island

The reason to run rubber tire in F104 is because the class is seperate per the new rules..

It is true that the 103 is quicker on foam tires
To clarify my over-all opinion (rubbs vs foam).

Sure, stock 104 foams are a bit loose. I have'nt tried them out on a long strech of carpet yet, but none the less, 104 foams on road = lame.

Now when you use a set of 103 foams, not so bad.

Now my rubber tires in the rear and foams up front = gold.

I get that, that probably would'nt fly per particular classes. But with me and the guys, that's my winning combination!
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At the KO Propo race at Westcoast RC Raceway here in Calif this past weekend- the 104 cars were the equal of the fastest 103 cars. It's just finding the right setup for your track that works. The 104 "B" rubber was the primary choice--with one car using that all around and another with "A" rubber for front tires. Both cars were very fast---a 103 car driven by 1/12 scale driver Tim Copp won the championship---but that's because his car was fast and he DROVE it the best. There were plenty of cars capable of keeping up with him--just not driven as well.
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Anyone interested in a really clean F104...

Tamiya F104 Pro ( f103 F1 formula 1 )
Ya that's a clean Pro, but cinsider this, it's used - it's painted - price is WAY TOO HIGH!!! $250???? I"m thinkin $120, maybe. If I was rich....
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At the KO Propo race at Westcoast RC Raceway here in Calif this past weekend- the 104 cars were the equal of the fastest 103 cars. It's just finding the right setup for your track that works. The 104 "B" rubber was the primary choice--with one car using that all around and another with "A" rubber for front tires. Both cars were very fast---a 103 car driven by 1/12 scale driver Tim Copp won the championship---but that's because his car was fast and he DROVE it the best. There were plenty of cars capable of keeping up with him--just not driven as well.
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were the " A " and " B " tires foam ?

as far as I know the Kit F 104 rubber tires are the only ones available now, and the F 104 "B" tires are yet to be released.

If there are F104 " B " rubber tires over there, can you send me the info on the shop that has them in stock.. I got a lot of track time to get caught up on..
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Sorry---this IS the new F104 rubber---A and B compounds are available. Westcoast RC is going to have it in stock--their out now because of the race.
I don't know--but you may be able to order from Tamiya?
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Sorry---this IS the new F104 rubber---A and B compounds are available. Westcoast RC is going to have it in stock--their out now because of the race.
I don't know--but you may be able to order from Tamiya?
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thanks, do you know part numbers ?
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thanks, do you know part numbers ?
Google is your friend
West coast can get em. Tamiya has em and I thing speedtech has em,
Front B Compound
Rear B Compounds
Front A Compound
Rear A Compound
Front Rubber
Rear Rubber
Rubber Wheels Silver
Rubber Wheels Metal plated Chrome like
There is a black wheel for the rubber tires too but i couldnt find em.
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Except he was asking about "A" and "B" rubbers, not "A" and "B" foams.
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Except he was asking about "A" and "B" rubbers, not "A" and "B" foams.
Awesome, then paying attention is my friend sorry man. I have scrounged the net and have never seen any mention of an A and B rubber other than a few threads where people think it would be a great idea. I totally agree!!
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