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Old 09-03-2010, 04:29 PM   #3241
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I run my F104 against touring cars, although we are just having fun in a local parking lot with them. Its great because the F104 accelerates faster than our touring cars, but the TCs have better grip so they run pretty close. Overall our TCs are faster, but the F104 is close and I am still trying to get it dialed in. It is much more picky about road surface than my TCs.

I have broke the front end a few times, but it is only 5 bucks for new lower and upper arms. I usually break the front upper arm when it wrecks or hits a curb so for 30 bucks I stocked up on enough front end parts to keep me going for quite a while.

I can't get my Turnigy 5200s to fit. It is very close but a bolt for the T-Bar stops the pack from getting inside the chassis of my F104. There might be a trick or maybe you could remove the bolt to install the pack. I gave up and run Turnigy 3600s instead.
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:19 PM   #3242
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Check this out Cuda.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RceDpm-Fh0
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:54 PM   #3243
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yeh Tdude!
That is awesome, glad you got that and put that up.

My favorite race of the whole weekend!

Thanks man!
Can't wait til next time we get to mix it up on the track.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:12 AM   #3244
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Nice! I want more of that stuff!!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:30 AM   #3245
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yeh Tdude!
That is awesome, glad you got that and put that up.

My favorite race of the whole weekend!

Thanks man!
Can't wait til next time we get to mix it up on the track.
Yezz Zirr, No problem CudaDude...I wish I'd recorded the 3rd main...I think that was the most exciting F1 main of the weekend.

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Old 09-06-2010, 06:04 AM   #3246
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Anybody know's the part# for the front spring from the M04 M-Chassis (gold color). I belived that is the spring that work's very well on the F104.

And where can I purshase it.
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hey marshall im looking foward to racing with you in the TCS race at GB and at the C this year..

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Old 09-06-2010, 12:36 PM   #3248
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Hey Folks,

got a problem with the "brakes". Everytime I break hard the rear spins out. If I break soft, the car will need a lots of track to stop...

I the car is hopped up with alloy motor mount, pivot post, servo mount and suspension mount.

Electrics are: LRP 4600 6-Cell Stickpack, Stock Motor and a TEU-302BK for ESC. I already shut off the reverse on my TEU-302BK.

Attached is the setup-sheet from today.

Please tell me if you have a solution.

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Hey Folks,

got a problem with the "brakes". Everytime I break hard the rear spins out. If I break soft, the car will need a lots of track to stop...

I the car is hopped up with alloy motor mount, pivot post, servo mount and suspension mount.

Electrics are: LRP 4600 6-Cell Stickpack, Stock Motor and a TEU-302BK for ESC. I already shut off the reverse on my TEU-302BK.

Attached is the setup-sheet from today.

Please tell me if you have a solution.

Greets from Munich
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I think the first issue is your ride height. You have it set up with forward wedge.You want the car riding at least level, if not nose high. If you haven't done so, I would put a medium thickness lube on the kingpins to slow down the motion and weight transfer.
Next I would start dialing negative brake expo into it. Then I would start dialing brake out on your radio, if you still have the issue.
I have yet to have a braking problem with the 104, if anything, I could use more brakes, I have a feeling that my speedo might have an issue with the brakes.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:42 PM   #3250
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thx for the hint. IŽll try that tomorrow.

I think youŽre absolutely right that the car could use some stronger brakes. :-D
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:23 PM   #3251
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Don't think a silvercan has much in the brake dept(weak mags)compared with a stock 27t epic.Any heat will make the brakes even weaker.JMHO
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:38 PM   #3252
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Default Turnigy lipo in the F104?

Does anyone know if the Turnigy 5200mah 2S lipo (hardcase) will fit in the F104?

I have a bunch of these batteries and I don't want to be forced to buy new ones if they don't fit in the car.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:41 AM   #3253
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Hi i need a setup for f104 on tight ashfelt bumpy track, if any body can help that would be great, i just got my new kit so i am open to suggestion on the bulid, with the bumpy ashfelt track in mind.

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Old 09-07-2010, 07:17 AM   #3254
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Sup yall,

Ran my F-104 for the first time yesterday and it was a blast! Initially I had some issues with the backend wanting to spin out when I went power on out of turns, or used brakes at the end of the straightaway.
Didn't take long to figure out that the rear ride height adjusters were upside down :

Once the problem was fixed the car was super responsive, very predictable throughout the turns with power, and then full power into the straightaway.

I was experiencing a little bounce on the front tires however inside the S-turns. Hopefully a little diff lube on the kingpins will help.

I was practicing against a few of the HPI F10's with that super small lipo setup and aside form my lack of experience, they didn't have that much of an advantage. The F104 is clearly a tighter much more responsive car in the turns.
I'm just going to have to gear up a little bit to get more punch but otherwise all good! I love this car!!!!
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:31 PM   #3255
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does any one have the part # for gold rims that will work with rubber tires on the f60?
many thanks in advance.
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