11-19-2010, 05:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Somewhere... still racing...
Originally Posted by 2-Bad
Chasing some advise....
Is there any performance/grip difference between the Mclaren, Ferrari, or other bodies of the same model kits?
What is the best Tamiya rear & front rubber tires to get?
Which kit out of the F104's generates the best grip?
Appreciate your help... thanks...
I havent tested the Mclaren body, but comparing the generic F-104 body to the Ferrari F60 body showed the ff: (it was confirmed by Danny Hua, the TCS F-1 champ)
Ferrari F60 has more rear downforce hence slight understeer
F-104 body has more front downforce hence slight oversteer
mixing wings and body combinations is not allowed in Tamiya-sanctioned races but may be allowed in others.
im also considering testing non-tamiya F-104-compatible bodies and compare them as well... results soon
the option Hard front/ Soft rear of tamiya for the F-104 seems to work well. just sauce it up a bit with traction compound (if allowed in your races) and if you have tire warmers handy, use 'em.
and as far as F-104 kits having best grip? i'd say its the Pro kits (standard ver. or black ver.) since it has hopups which make the car good to drive. as opposed to the stock kits...
hope this helps
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