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Old 07-27-2011, 09:13 AM   #1606
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apologies for the bad paint. But heres my F109 with a low nose F103 body.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:05 AM   #1607
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Post caster blocks

the adjustable Alu castor blocks from 3racing are in stock at rcmart.com.

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Old 07-28-2011, 04:17 PM   #1608
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We also have them in stock.



http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=1974

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Old 07-28-2011, 09:59 PM   #1609
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Thanks for all the info! I decided to get f109.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:17 AM   #1610
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Hi,

I am looking at getting a f1 car and have had a a scan through this forum.

I was wondering two things,

What parts are required for this car hopup wise for it to run competitive and

what body shells fit this car?

I also beieve I read somewhere that the F104 front end can be fitted along with F104 wheels to get it down to the narrow 180mm is this correct?

Many Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:17 PM   #1611
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If you run the 104 front end, you should do the rear end too, otherwise it may handle funny. By the time you get all those parts, you might as well just get a 104!

The ONLY things you need to do, at all are:
1. Side-spring mod (threads everywhere about it)
2. Front ali caster block
3. Get the right tire combo for your track
4. Drive smooth

Do that and you'll have a winner
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:26 PM   #1612
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F103 bodies fit with some trimming on the nose. I'm not sure about f104 bodies. Hopefully someone chimes in on that. Really don't NEED any hop ups to be competitive, its that good out of box. I have got the alloy castor block, and will do side spring mod, but I'm running just as well or better than the f103s and 104s at my track.

I also opted for longer titanium links on rear.
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Does anyone run their 109 with the non-adjustable 103 front end? I run on a large-ish parking lot track w/ silvercan. Seems like the extra adjustability is just more complexity (and more to break) than necessary.

My plastic castor block is broken, and I find myself debating over whether to get the aluminum upgrade, or switch over to the simpler 103 front end. The guys running 103's seems to be doing pretty great with it.
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If you run the 104 front end, you should do the rear end too, otherwise it may handle funny. By the time you get all those parts, you might as well just get a 104!
The 104 axle rear width is the same as the 103/109 axle rear width. All the width difference in the cars at the back is in the rim.
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The 104 axle rear width is the same as the 103/109 axle rear width. All the width difference in the cars at the back is in the rim.
Well, actually the F104 axle is a little shorter, giving a little narrower rear. I know as i switched between the two in my F109, changing the diff to a F104 diff with adjustability inside the spur, not in centre of wheel.

F104 axle is 110 mm long.
F103 is in the car now so I can not measure it...but I am sure someone knows...
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Well, actually the F104 axle is a little shorter, giving a little narrower rear. I know as i switched between the two in my F109, changing the diff to a F104 diff with adjustability inside the spur, not in centre of wheel.
The axle is shorter only because of the new way the diff adjusts. From where the wheels bolt on end to end the overall axle length is still the same. The F103/109 diff will still work with the F104 wheels and still give you the same width as a F104 but the thrust bearing assembly and diff adjustment nut will be inside the wheel instead of inside of the diff assembly. It looks a little funny if you look really close but works just fine. All of the width difference between the rear of the cars is in the wheel off-set.
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Many thanks on the info, time I think to go chat to the local modelshop lol
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:39 PM   #1618
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Hi im going to HK next week. Where in HK can i buy the 3racing f109 kit? Thanks
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Hi im going to HK next week. Where in HK can i buy the 3racing f109 kit? Thanks
go across the boarder into Shenzhen!

they even sell RC gear at the station at Lo Wu

other then that just go to Dundas St .... thats were all the RC shops are.

not sure how successful you will be finding 3Racing items tho .... check the website and ask them. there is odd RC shops all around the Kowloon Pen.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:09 AM   #1620
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guys, what do you mean by 'side spring mod'?
today, I went to our local track to test the car - it is awesome! I can't wait to the winter season starts!
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