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Old 04-07-2010, 05:08 PM   #2491
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So any insight on starting points for spurs and pinions, I was hopping to get to the hobby shop after work.

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I think I ran a 88x33 at the last UF1 race.
That's a 21.5 with no esc timing, and no endbell timing.
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I think I ran a 88x33 at the last UF1 race.
That's a 21.5 with no esc timing, and no endbell timing.

So should the final rollout be someplace from 51-64mm?
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:22 AM   #2493
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Hello everyone. I picked up an F104 over the winter and finally had the chance to get some run time. I need a little help with getting the car setup. The car is bone stock. Not sure what upgrades to use. My biggest issue is that when i accelerate out of a turn, the usual happens and I spin out. I cant for the life of me figure out what the issue is. here is my current setup

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F60 body and wings (not sure if the body and wing will make a difference)
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I was out running today and the temperature outside is 86 degrees. The tires are getting warm but i have no traction.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advanced.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:42 PM   #2496
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Hello everyone. I picked up an F104 over the winter and finally had the chance to get some run time. I need a little help with getting the car setup. The car is bone stock. Not sure what upgrades to use. My biggest issue is that when i accelerate out of a turn, the usual happens and I spin out. I cant for the life of me figure out what the issue is. here is my current setup

F104 pro bone stock
Stock silver can motor
F60 body and wings (not sure if the body and wing will make a difference)
2s lipo
CC ESC
Tamiya original rubbers (1st ones that were released)

I was out running today and the temperature outside is 86 degrees. The tires are getting warm but i have no traction.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advanced.
The new Tamiya Option soft rear are better I hear, if you want to run Rubbers, the new Rides are really grippy.
Some folks even like the Pit Shimizus for parking lot bashing.

But foams are the easiest way to find grip.
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oh my, so many livery ideas with that body set....

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The new Tamiya Option soft rear are better I hear, if you want to run Rubbers, the new Rides are really grippy.
Some folks even like the Pit Shimizus for parking lot bashing.

But foams are the easiest way to find grip.

thanks Redbull. I will look into getting different rubber tires. Do the F60 body and wings make any real difference?
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The Wolf body just doesn't do it for me. I wish Tamiya was releasing another new style body set. Something like the Redbull, or similar.
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Hi Can the Kawada KA-KM-17 Dia 0.5mm and KA-KM-17SS 0.40mm super soft suspension spring use on F104 thks.
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thanks Redbull. I will look into getting different rubber tires. Do the F60 body and wings make any real difference?
The F60 wing set is preferable to the 104Pro wing set.
The rear wing is up more in the air, and the large front wing is a better bumper than the smallish Pro wing, unless you are racing on a very tight carpet track where the smaller front wing allows you to take a tighter line.
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Tamiya F104 option tires are now in stock. New soft rear tires and hard front tires.

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thanks Redbull. I will look into getting different rubber tires. Do the F60 body and wings make any real difference?
I've run both, but can't tell any difference in handling at 540J speeds. However,, the wider wing does let my car glance off the boards instead of velcro-ing the front tires to the boards. Worth the money every time I blow out.
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I'm building my F-60, and I have a bit of a gripe. I've tried looking at the 3racing and RCMart websites and I can't find another tie rod set up. I really don't like the way the have the steering linkage set-up, where the tie rods kinda just 'weave' into the servo saver. I have the aluminum servo horn/saver deal coming. I have seen the guys with your F104PROS have blue tie rod links. What I'm asking I guess is, is there a turn-buckle style tie rod set-up? I just think the one in the F60 is junk. Any help would be awesome. Even if your running a custom steering set-up, please let me know. Thanks! Mike..
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