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Old 10-02-2010, 04:22 PM   #3391
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I have no issue with what you say about the 109, since it is true lengthening the rear link creates more traction.

Perhaps you can enlighten us then, why every manufacturer switched over to a longer side link on their 1/12 car once the 12R5 came out? If it does not matter, why did CRC change their chassis and begin molding a longer side link? Why has just about every other manufacturer done the same? CRC had the same length link for about 10 years, and suddenly they all went to the longer link? All about the time the lighter lipo pack came into use, and the cars are getting faster and faster (need more grip).

Odd that everyone would decide on the same course of action about the same time.
one of our local guys will have one this week so i will get a closer look at it, if the mounting points are higher or lower than the swivel point that could be what i cant see via a picture. will chime back in when i look at it. on a side note i disintegrated my 109 today ! (RIP) so now i gott make a new chassis for it anyway so i will play with some things and see what happens!
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Looking to pick up the TRG dampener system for the 104, all my usual's seem to be out of stock, can anyone recommend another shop than the ones listed below?

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Is there a universal diffuser that might work with the exotek chassis?
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Looking to pick up the TRG dampener system for the 104, all my usual's seem to be out of stock, can anyone recommend another shop than the ones listed below?

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will the tamiya rubber style rims work with the shimizu tires?
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will the tamiya rubber style rims work with the shimizu tires?
no, shimizu tires work on the tamiya foam 104 rims not the rubber rims.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:57 AM   #3398
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What is a good 17.5T motor to use on a F104?
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Is there a universal diffuser that might work with the exotek chassis?
Any F103 diffussier should work on the Exotek chassis as they mount under the gear box and the hold are the same on the F103 and F104 gearbox. If you get one of the stupid big diffusers you might have to trim the front a bit.
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Default Pics of my F104

Tried to put a lot of thought into the function of the car. Engine wiring was laid out for minimal effect on the rear suspension. Wiring wanted to rub on the body work so I had to trim a bit extra away to ensure free movement. Front servo is inverted and lifted a bit off the bottom of the chassis to minimize bump steer. color is "fiery orange" by pactra.

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I used to write for Super Street magazine... and MAN those rotaries were loud at the track....
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I used to write for Super Street magazine... and MAN those rotaries were loud at the track....
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i had a feature in super street in '98!! i owned a shop named apexx racing and i had a 10 second integra
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