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Old 04-09-2010, 01:02 AM   #2506
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its really weird that everyone recommends to run higher in the front than in the rear. What really happens when you run like this? I mean how does it affect the car?

more rear traction because of weight transfer....

... thats what I thought...so why do guys recommend it to me if I write my car is pushy...this will make my car even more push in the corners.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:57 PM   #2507
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I'm also looking for the spur gear adaptor so I can run a 48p spur. Tower is on back order. So, to make a long story short, I don't like wating. Is there anyone else in the US that has them? I've looked at UltimateHobbies and I have no clue where it is! Or if anyone has 2 they would sell me, let me know thru a PM!
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its really weird that everyone recommends to run higher in the front than in the rear. What really happens when you run like this? I mean how does it affect the car?

more rear traction because of weight transfer....

... thats what I thought...so why do guys recommend it to me if I write my car is pushy...this will make my car even more push in the corners.
Running higher in the front by .5 to 1mm can add stability under certain conditions.
If you have an F-104 it doesn't cost anything to try it, then you can make your own decision based on first hand experience.

Having been around racing machines of all scales, I have found very little that is "weird" about finding things to save 10ths of a second.
Every car can go faster given more time to test.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:36 PM   #2509
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...Every car can go faster given more time to test.
Mario said it best, "Every car can go fast, ......"
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I'm also looking for the spur gear adaptor so I can run a 48p spur. Tower is on back order. So, to make a long story short, I don't like wating. Is there anyone else in the US that has them? I've looked at UltimateHobbies and I have no clue where it is! Or if anyone has 2 they would sell me, let me know thru a PM!
I got one from rc market. I know it out of the USA but it only took a week.
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I ended up picking one up on ebay. I had to buy the gear to get it. Haha sooooooooo anyone need a 100t HPI spur 64p? lol
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Hi will this #53259 3.5mm offset upright fit on F104 thks.
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Hi will this #53259 3.5mm offset upright fit on F104 thks.
Yes!
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hi, i strip my spur gear twice. on my f104. I am using the 96t spur. It was fine before..untill i changed the bushing at the back to 2 (lower). Any ideas?Could be a drive shaft error or anyting?Couldnt be scraping the floor cause its way higher than the chassis.
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If you changed your ride height adapter you need to reset the gear mesh. If you did not that is probably why you stripped the gear.
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Also a good idea to check gear mesh after every run if you are using the standard plastic motor mount plate.
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What's the current 'hot' rubber tire and insert setup, Tamiya Only, Asphalt?

option F&R using inserts?
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I found those Spur Gear Spacers on Ebay, from the seller Dinball. Tamiya #54215 F104 Spur Gear Spacer. I bought 3. The guy had RC Mart plastered all over the auction and his feedback was really good. Just figured I'd give you guys a heads-up..
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I found those Spur Gear Spacers on Ebay, from the seller Dinball. Tamiya #54215 F104 Spur Gear Spacer. I bought 3. The guy had RC Mart plastered all over the auction and his feedback was really good. Just figured I'd give you guys a heads-up..
i got mine from stella hobbies...i've also seen more then a few on ebay in the last couple of days
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