I was pretty excited to try out my F104 again today. Last night I rebuilt the diff with new rings and ceramic balls. I lowered the front and rear (S2 in rear and 1 large spacer below with 1 small + 1 medium spacer above the front axles). Installed the black suspension springs and the high traction t-bar. Finally I balanced all 4 wheels. They were pretty far out of balance which made the car vibrate with a lot of throttle. The more throttle I applied, the worse the car shook. After balancing them, it is MUCH smoother and it no longer vibrates/shakes at high speed.
Unfortunately, it still can't keep the rear end planted and almost feels a bit more loose than it did before the rebuild
I should have changed everything one at a time, but its too late now.
With the hard ruubber front tires, it steers pretty good, but the rear end feels too loose. With the normal rubber front tires, the rear end holds slightly better (although not much) but the steering is horrible and I have to REALLY slow down to make tight turns. Either way, the rear end is way too loose and pretty easy to spin out.
Next I am going to change the rear spring, rebuild the shock with some light oil and replace the entire front end. I am getting 1 1/2 degrees on camber on one side and 3 degrees on the other side. Is there any way to fine tune this? I changed both upper arms and replaced the upper suspension mount but it still has the same camber settings (1 1/2 on one side and 3 degrees on the other).
My F104 with it's unfair competition... the TC4....looks like the TC4 won again