Originally Posted by tcb22185
Next qustions. whats the best tire prep to use for low grip asphalt. i got soft rear tires and med fronts.. a good base setup would be nice. this is not the pro 104 but i did upgrade to a trf center shock 3hole piston with 35wt oil and a white spring. it does have soft t plate in it. the track i run at is farly bumpy in the center. running 21.5 brushless with a full size 5300mah lipo.
Are you set on running the 104 tires?
After experimenting with many (name it and I probably have it) tire additives on the Tamiya track, none seem to work as well as just cleaning them before each run with Simple Green.
I recently used tire warmers on the rear and liked that although by the time it was teched and on the track it was effort wasted but the practices were positive.
I would also go to much lighter oil, I use 20wt and a much softer spring, I use the gold one.
Let that rear pod and T bar/plate be as loose as possible with out being too sloppy. Minimum pressure on the discs, I prefer dry discs for the most rear traction.
Rear ride height lower than the front, motorboat style.
Push into the corners but be stuck coming out.
Now that our latest TCS race is done I'm gonna go with an F104W config.
That uses the F103 front end and wheels/tires.
I'll be thrashing rubber and foam setups for our UF1 series coming up.