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Old 06-05-2010, 08:20 PM   #2836
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I see the new T-Bar is now available from retailers.

54222 F104 High-Traction T-Bar
is there a big difference between that and soft t bar
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is there a big difference between that and soft t bar
I do not know, But I would guess its had more R&D put into it due to the feedback of F104 owners, which probably explains the name they have given it.
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is there a big difference between that and soft t bar
It has a "U" shaped cut around the center pivot screw which would allow more flex front to back. I would think it would have more twisting flex too.
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Has anybody tried it?
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It has a "U" shaped cut around the center pivot screw which would allow more flex front to back. I would think it would have more twisting flex too.
pk thanks for your help may try it llater on
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:13 AM   #2841
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I raced this weekemd on an asphalt track and noticed a few people had milled their tires down to a smaller diameter. Does anyone know the benefit of this and possibly how to do it without a lathe??
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:43 AM   #2842
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It has a "U" shaped cut around the center pivot screw which would allow more flex front to back. I would think it would have more twisting flex too.
R&D my a$$. Some dude at Tamiya was probably browsing trough the web and came allong this:



Then he came allong this:



And voila! New option is born.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:16 AM   #2843
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Out of curiosity, what does the double o-ring do?

I'm guessing it controls the rate at which the car rolls on the t-plate, but that's about as far as i can process it...

And while i'm thinking of it.... has anyone tested various o-rings of thickness, diameter and composition? From working at an auto parts store i know that fuel-injection o-rings (orange) seem to be of a denser material than regular o-rings (black).
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Out of curiosity, what does the double o-ring do?

I'm guessing it controls the rate at which the car rolls on the t-plate, but that's about as far as i can process it...

And while i'm thinking of it.... has anyone tested various o-rings of thickness, diameter and composition? From working at an auto parts store i know that fuel-injection o-rings (orange) seem to be of a denser material than regular o-rings (black).
U geussed right. Sometimes things are just as simple as they seem. Of course you can play with different O-ring materials.
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R&D my a$$. Some dude at Tamiya was probably browsing trough the web and came allong this:



Then he came allong this:



And voila! New option is born.



I didn't mention nothing 'bout R&D!


Anyways, with Tamiya selling it, at least it's more available to the masses compared to the hard to get Squat pieces.
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I didn't mention nothing 'bout R&D!


Anyways, with Tamiya selling it, at least it's more available to the masses compared to the hard to get Squat pieces.
Oops! Wanted to quote Metla. Anyhow, now it is legal for TCS.
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Out of curiosity, what does the double o-ring do?

I'm guessing it controls the rate at which the car rolls on the t-plate, but that's about as far as i can process it...

And while i'm thinking of it.... has anyone tested various o-rings of thickness, diameter and composition? From working at an auto parts store i know that fuel-injection o-rings (orange) seem to be of a denser material than regular o-rings (black).
Here is from TRG for F103...

New!! O-ring set T-bar
F103 important set of T-Bar O-ring set.
P-3 O-ring is soft compared with the standard type.
P-6 O-ring is used as the photo. "As same as the picture shown"
Including the standard O-ring, you can set a variety of combinations.
P-3 / P-6 O-ring into with five each.

   * O-ring by changing the specifications, F103 RM also supports.
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for anyone interesting in an F104 with a lightweight body.. Speedtechrc.com has it in stock.

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=483&id=9526
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I wonder if someone could help me find a dealer that might have part#13455372 (Wheel Stopper) in stock. I've tried Googling it but keep coming up short.

Tamiya is currently out of stock and I've stupidly sheared it while putting a wheel on.

Any help would be appreciated...
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I wonder if someone could help me find a dealer that might have part#13455372 (Wheel Stopper) in stock. I've tried Googling it but keep coming up short.

Tamiya is currently out of stock and I've stupidly sheared it while putting a wheel on.

Any help would be appreciated...
Here is the link:
http://rcmarket.com.hk/product_info....oducts_id=6848
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