12-26-2009, 02:57 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Brisbane Qld
Finally was able to have a run with the tamiya rubber tyres for the F104.
I've run the car in the past with foams at my local outdoor low to med grip track with the formula tuned motor. While the setup is far from perfect, I've been able to run 19.2's and do 18 laps while using tire compound on the rear only. Many of the local racers have been surprised by it's performance as they feel foams are better for this car.
Ran tonight with no changes to the car other then rubber all round, and was able to in the first heat run 19 laps and 18.4' while using tyre grip.
The car was very loose for the first couple of laps, but then ran quite nice after the tire grip came in to play.
In the second heat, I again had trouble in the first handful of laps with rear grip. Was able to run 18.5' and again the car performance ok.
I had hoped to run again without using any additive, but alais, the clouds opened and the night of racing came to an end.
I will next weekend give them another go and try various amounts of additive and make some set-up changes, but the comments from a couple of drivers afterwards was positive to say the least.....a good start in my book.
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