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Old 06-01-2012, 09:22 AM   #8341
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Does anyone have issues with the ball in the lower front arm of the F104
that holds the kingpin keeps popping out ?
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:44 AM   #8342
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Does anyone have issues with the ball in the lower front arm of the F104
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Yes that ball will pop out alot if you tend to hit things. I change out my front lower after every 15-20 packs for peice of mind.
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Does anyone have issues with the ball in the lower front arm of the F104
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Make sure you don't have too many spacers on the kingpin.
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Yes that ball will pop out alot if you tend to hit things. I change out my front lower after every 15-20 packs for peice of mind.
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Make sure you don't have too many spacers on the kingpin.
If you set the droop screws properly, it will minimize the load on the lower pivot ball
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #8345
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If you set the droop screws properly, it will minimize the load on the lower pivot ball
Yeah, what he said.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:16 PM   #8346
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Re: sidewall ripping

Before mounting tires, take a dremel to the outer edge of the rim and round it off so it is not a sharp 90* anymore. The rim is cutting the tire on side loads.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:19 PM   #8347
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My 571/572 combos last a long time however the earlier Pit combos would eat thru the sidewalls even without crashing or touching stuff.
If I damage 71/72s it would be due to traction rolling on asphalt or smacking boards often.
I am only on my 3rd set of these and I race mine a lot with some satisfactory results, can't even imagine a better combo cuz my car feels like it's on hooked up foams since being turned on to them.
As mentioned earlier, some are liking the 577 mediums up front to settle down the steering but for me it hasn't been the ticket.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:27 PM   #8348
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I don't have this problem on the front but the rear is a major problem for me. Even more so than some others I think as I seem to rip my tires more.

We use 571 for the front and 575 for the rear till around a track temperature of 25 degrees celcius where we then would switch to 572's. I found that repairing the tear as it starts with CA glue does the trick. They do rip again later on but I found that by the time they rip again they are due for a change anyway. Though the 575s do wear fairly quick. Just got onto my 3rd set. and I race weekly.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:30 PM   #8349
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hey Mike - will this brace work on any other front wing, or just the F60's wing?
i have just fitted one of these badboys to my mp4 24 front wing. it pushes the wing forward a little but other than that it fits mint. now wish this shi#ty weather will take flight so i can go test it

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Before mounting tires, take a dremel to the outer edge of the rim and round it off so it is not a sharp 90* anymore. The rim is cutting the tire on side loads.
i went hard on the edges of the rim and rounded them off nice and smooth but still the sidewalls ripped out. shame as they are the best overall traction by far

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My friend Matthijs' car from Friday , was a great ETS shame the weather was bad

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I just tested the car on wet track, I cant belive how good the grip is!

Will try and get more racers to track next rainy day.

Todays video if interested

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Also found this, old or new news, but that is beautiful car... -And since Im Finnish, the Hakkinen on drivers seat makes it even better.



http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=84287
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:43 AM   #8352
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nice work on that video. the lotus looks good in the rain
here is a shot of mine from todays session. postman delivered my exotek front nose piece thingy yesterday so gave it a good run today. it stiffens up the wing nicely.it kills almost all the vibration from the front wing endplates.
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Nice vid fastvee what do you do to waterproof your electrics? Last time I drove in the rain my car stopped after 1min as I got water in the receiver, was fine after I dreid it out.

kneedeeppow, that car looks good! I like the f60(?) body with the McLaren wings.
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I just tested the car on wet track, I cant belive how good the grip is!

Will try and get more racers to track next rainy day.

Todays video if interested

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Also found this, old or new news, but that is beautiful car... -And since Im Finnish, the Hakkinen on drivers seat makes it even better.



http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=84287
Hows the RC F1 scene in finland? Im currently living in the espoo area and will be going this summer to pick my car up from the states.
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kneedeeppow, that car looks good! I like the f60(?) body with the McLaren wings.
yip,f60 w the mclaren wings.
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