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Old 10-12-2010, 01:24 PM   #3436
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i was testing the ride super softs on the rear and liked the traction they provided on carpet, they would hop a bit on fast corners but very controllable and manageable, still testing to find a good front tire to give the car optimal balance. One thing i noticed about the ride tires is they dont seem to pick up carpet debris, and therefore stay pretty consistent over long runs.
Thanks man, I'm almost always running with a push in all of my cars so i assume the super soft fronts would work good for me, even though i am coming from an HPI with soft, and the fronts blistered on the first run....
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yes, it will take any battery. im using a thunder power 5400, which is a square pack. the chassis has two screws on the top deck which are like set screws. you can adjust those screws to the height of your battery so it doesn't move up and down.
thanks for that info....that makes a nice change from the stock 104 chassis. now to decide which lipo's.
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Thanks man, I'm almost always running with a push in all of my cars so i assume the super soft fronts would work good for me, even though i am coming from an HPI with soft, and the fronts blistered on the first run....
i wouldnt run the super softs up front. stick with the super softs for the rear and start with a medium compound tire for the front and decide if you want more oversteer or push, more push(understeer) = harder front tire. Running to soft a tire up front will result in traction roll/a lot of oversteer resulting in spinning out. IMO.
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i was testing the ride super softs on the rear and liked the traction they provided on carpet, they would hop a bit on fast corners but very controllable and manageable, still testing to find a good front tire to give the car optimal balance. One thing i noticed about the ride tires is they dont seem to pick up carpet debris, and therefore stay pretty consistent over long runs.
Try the Shimizu "3" compound up front... I've used it with RIDE soft in the rear, also HPI Soft in the rear and Shimizu soft in the rear... Well balanced with all three... it does lean a little towards the pushy side, which I like for my style of driving...
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sorry for this post, I have an F104 for sale in the for sale section. Tnx.
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which grease would be the best for the damper plate on asphalt rubber ???
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:16 AM   #3442
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which grease would be the best for the damper plate on asphalt rubber ???
Almost everyone at my track is using Schumacher Diff Lube on their 104's and F10's
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:55 AM   #3443
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i dont know if anyone may have tried this, but i will ask anyway.


other than the vintage f1 bodies (Wolf, Lotus) of tamiya, has anyone tried to use the vintage bodies from ZEN, TRG, and D-Drive Sports on their F-104?

if so, which bodies fit? and did you have to make major modifications to it?



thanks in advance.
My friend runs the M23 body on his F104 with F103 front suspensiion arms. Ill try and get a picture next time he runs the body.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:52 AM   #3444
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58475 2009 McLaren F1 MP4-24
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^For those who cannot paint(like myself) this will be a great body set. I'm in.
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:34 PM   #3446
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Who has this?
It's not availble yet...but it's coming soon according to the Tamiya America website.

I'm all in on this one. It looks way easier to cut out than the F60 is. I'm down for 2.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58475
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i hope they release a seperate body set as well
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Any feedback on the wolf or the lotus kits?
race-able or shelf-able?
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im defiantly in on that one. im surprised they are showing Hamilton some love
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