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Old 12-25-2011, 04:33 PM   #7201
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Hello,

looking for a base set up for carpet for my new 104X1. I found one setup sheet on Competition X. I am not sure if this is for carpet or not but I would like some other thoughts as well. The car is just a roller at this point with no electronics yet.

http://www.competitionx.com/rc-suppo...y-and-details/

Also some suggestions for tires, I am assuming soft rear and medium fronts but this is just a guess. I would like to stick with Tamiya tires. I realize this may change a little depending on where I am running.
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The consensus says Pit Shimizu F1 softs up front and R1 hard in the rear, UF1 guys are really liking those tires on carpet. I just got a set and havent tried them out, but I tend to listen to those guys the most.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:21 PM   #7204
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Just waiting on my f104 x1 to arrive and chasing up a few other bits and pieces. Could anyone suggest foams for asphalt? Low traction surface (originally was a tennis court). I've got shimizu 571/572 for rubber to try out as well which looks to be the ultimate rubber choice?

Also wondering can you fit a f104w body on a x1 without using the f103 front end?
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:03 PM   #7205
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I was killing myself trying to figure out how to get the motor wires to clear the body and the pod in the back; anyone else try this? I filed out the webbing between the screw mounts.
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I was killing myself trying to figure out how to get the motor wires to clear the body and the pod in the back; anyone else try this? I filed out the webbing between the screw mounts.
As long as nothing binds but it looks pretty snug
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #7207
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As long as nothing binds but it looks pretty snug
Better to use smaller 16g wire.

You don't want the pod of a pan car bound up like that, it will ruin the handling.
I'm sure there are better pics than this somewhere, but you get the idea.

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Old 12-27-2011, 10:34 PM   #7208
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I was killing myself trying to figure out how to get the motor wires to clear the body and the pod in the back; anyone else try this? I filed out the webbing between the screw mounts.
Your definitely going to want to use a smaller gauge wire like 16ga. My car is set up with a shorty pack and a tekin in the center of the chassis but heres a few pics for ideas....
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Strange question. How thick is the foam on Tamiya's foam tires? Thanks.
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Ok so so far i got the pit shimitzu 571 and 572 are good for carpet racing.....does anyone know what pits work well on hot asphalt?
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anybody have a complete part list for F104 PRO?

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Same set work great on asphalt. Also the 574 is a good choice for more steering if needed. Although there's plenty with 571/572 once you get the setup right.

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Ok so so far i got the pit shimitzu 571 and 572 are good for carpet racing.....does anyone know what pits work well on hot asphalt?
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anybody have a complete part list for F104 PRO?

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I believe the kit manual is on Tamiya's web page.
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http://www.tamiya.com/english/rc/rcmanual/f104pro.pdf
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With reagards to people using low profile servos and lying them on their backs to have the steering arms flat, I did something that cost me nothing and works almost as well.
I mounted my servo upside down and turned the servo saver the other way as well. I had to file the back of the servo so the wires go straight out the back. Result: arms sitting much flatter now and the steering looks better. Haven't taken it out for a spin as it's raining here at the moment.
I'll put up some pics later though.
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