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Old 01-13-2010, 10:42 AM   #1861
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who makes those wheels in the picture above?
TRG, and they're sweet too because I thought I was going to have to waite for those (special) rims.
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Can anyone owning the F60 show how the front wheel covers are mounted, also the size of the screw holding it down?
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:04 PM   #1863
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New to this hobby, I purchased a F103 RM and this F104 Pro. Since I love F1 cars.
The F103 became the Sauber C12 while I used the F104 as a BMW Sauber F1.07 driven by R. Kubica.
The F104 is out of the box except for the Tamiya rubber tires which I use right now for photo ops.



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That's what I did but the car tends to swerve to left whenever full throttle... I gotta slip the diff a lil bit then this problem goes away....thou the diff is slip, the speed is still ok.... oh btw, I'm using ceramic ball.
If you have done the diff properly, it shouldn't behave like that. More likely something is binding.. check if the wheels are touching something like wires or if the bearings are ok or any misaligninment to the steering rods, knuckles..

I really dun think its the diff..
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If you have done the diff properly, it shouldn't behave like that. More likely something is binding.. check if the wheels are touching something like wires or if the bearings are ok or any misaligninment to the steering rods, knuckles..

I really dun think its the diff..
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Sounds like a diff assembly issue.
The right wheel is driving more than the left.
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Sounds like a diff assembly issue.
The right wheel is driving more than the left.
I suffered from this recently - check that the screw that holds the diff assembly to the rear shaft is nice and tight. In my case, it has a tendency to loosen if you're not careful.
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I suffered from this recently - check that the screw that holds the diff assembly to the rear shaft is nice and tight. In my case, it has a tendency to loosen if you're not careful.
Especially on carbon shafts which is why i changed to the original steel ones..
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That's what I did but the car tends to swerve to left whenever full throttle... I gotta slip the diff a lil bit then this problem goes away....thou the diff is slip, the speed is still ok.... oh btw, I'm using ceramic ball.
Could be also caused by the wires from the ESC to motor hanging up the rear pod.

Post a picture here of the rear assembly. Picture tells a million stories.
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Wow, the F60 wings are huge! The rear one looks especially large with the body off. Those two helmets look wicked as well.
I think I just might have to order an F60 body set tomorrow. As well as a set of rubber tires. Won't have to worry about chunking then.
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Wow, the F60 wings are huge! The rear one looks especially large with the body off. Those two helmets look wicked as well.
I think I just might have to order an F60 body set tomorrow. As well as a set of rubber tires. Won't have to worry about chunking then.
Thanks, I plan to take my time on this one. When I get back on it, I might spend 3 straight days, but I'll take my time.... LOL.
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Hi Guys,
Newbie here to the F1 world. I'm building my F104pro right now.
Question: Why are the foam tires not as wide as the plastic wheel? Anybody have this issue? My front plastic wheels are about 1/8" wider than the foam tire when mounted. Looks pretty cheesy.
The rear wheels and tires are perfectly flush when mounted.
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vonjet- I noticed the same thing when I built my car last week and I was a bit put off by it, but apparently that's just the way it is. If I had to guess I would say that maybe Tamiya made a change to the tire width after they finished the molds for the wheels. Perhaps they found that the handling balance of the car needed changing.
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How tight u guys lock ur diff? I can't lock it tight, otherwise the car will swerve to left side when I throttle fully... I have to loosen the diff to counter the problem.... any1?
This is likely not a diff issue but a rear axle issue. When you tighten the set screw on the non-diff side hub you want a slight amount of play in the axle. Typically in pan cars we slip a piece of paper between the spacer/shim and the bearing when tightening down the hub then remove it after. This gives you the right amount of play in the rear axle. Because the diff is on one side of the rear axle bearings if the axle is too tight it will cause the diff to give uneven amounts of power to the left and right wheel.
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