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Old 11-25-2011, 10:54 AM   #1681
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i was wondering what tamiya rubber tire rim would fit the f109 without mod?
any of them that fit the F103. Same size and everything. Also the Ride wheels for the F103 fit as well.
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any of them that fit the F103. Same size and everything. Also the Ride wheels for the F103 fit as well.
oh ok. thanks but how about the f104 rim for rubber tire?
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oh ok. thanks but how about the f104 rim for rubber tire?
it will fit, BUT, for the front you will have to get the F104 bearings, and the wheels will have a different offset front/back. Front will be wider than rear. You can put the F104 front arms on there to fix that. I have done that on one of my F109s. Arms are cheap.
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it will fit, BUT, for the front you will have to get the F104 bearings, and the wheels will have a different offset front/back. Front will be wider than rear. You can put the F104 front arms on there to fix that. I have done that on one of my F109s. Arms are cheap.
cool thanks for the fast reply i'm geting my soon
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cool thanks for the fast reply i'm geting my soon
no problem. You will love it.
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I just got my F109 and am about to start the build process. Any things I should look out for during the build? Any tips or common mistakes I may be able to avoid? I'm going to be running 21.5 with rubber tires on carpet.

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I just got my F109 and am about to start the build process. Any things I should look out for during the build? Any tips or common mistakes I may be able to avoid? I'm going to be running 21.5 with rubber tires on carpet.

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I don't remember any issues. Just build it like it says, get your links right, all the fluids and stuff like instructed. Make sure your rear links don't bind. It will be good right off the bat. Most of us modified the side springs to the CRC set up, I believe there's a how to a page or two back. I run 21.5 rubber tires on carpet as well. To get mine running very well, I put some Associated .022" front springs on it and stiffened up the rear shock a bit. That helped to get the rear end to stop wanting to swing around. It is very good now. I'm running Pit Shimizu F/R3 soft compounds and Paragon.
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I don't remember any issues. Just build it like it says, get your links right, all the fluids and stuff like instructed. Make sure your rear links don't bind. It will be good right off the bat. Most of us modified the side springs to the CRC set up, I believe there's a how to a page or two back. I run 21.5 rubber tires on carpet as well. To get mine running very well, I put some Associated .022" front springs on it and stiffened up the rear shock a bit. That helped to get the rear end to stop wanting to swing around. It is very good now. I'm running Pit Shimizu F/R3 soft compounds and Paragon.

Thanks. Just to clarify something that you posted earlier. The LHS sold me F104 wheels in order to run rubber tires. You said they won't fit without adding some other 104 parts as well? I suppose it would be easier to just get F103 wheels?
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Thanks. Just to clarify something that you posted earlier. The LHS sold me F104 wheels in order to run rubber tires. You said they won't fit without adding some other 104 parts as well? I suppose it would be easier to just get F103 wheels?
yeah it would be easier in the long run. I'm actually converting my narrow F109 back into a standard width. You would need the F104 front end, which is cheap, under $10. And the F104 servo mount. And the F104 size bearings for the front.

I use Pit Shimizu tires on Ride wheels. Those tires also fit on Tamiya foam rims.
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yeah it would be easier in the long run. I'm actually converting my narrow F109 back into a standard width. You would need the F104 front end, which is cheap, under $10. And the F104 servo mount. And the F104 size bearings for the front.

I use Pit Shimizu tires on Ride wheels. Those tires also fit on Tamiya foam rims.
So can I assume that F104 tires won't fit on F103 rims? Where do you get the Shimizu tires and Ride wheels? I'm trying to get this done before next weekend so I can race it but none of the LHS's carry F103 parts. Thanks again.
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So can I assume that F104 tires won't fit on F103 rims? Where do you get the Shimizu tires and Ride wheels? I'm trying to get this done before next weekend so I can race it but none of the LHS's carry F103 parts. Thanks again.
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there you go. Also check the parts on the F103 parts page, there are some more things. They fit too. This is THE go to place for 3racing stuff. And I believe the only place you can get the Pit Shimizu tires.

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there you go. Also check the parts on the F103 parts page, there are some more things. They fit too. This is THE go to place for 3racing stuff. And I believe the only place you can get the Pit Shimizu tires.

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Thanks again. Will Shimizu tires fit the F103 rims? Any reason to get the Ride rims instead?
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Thanks again. Will Shimizu tires fit the F103 rims? Any reason to get the Ride rims instead?
As long as you got F103 tires with F103 rims, they work. 103 and 104s don't play well. Pits fit the Tamiya FOAM rims, they don't fit the Tamiya rubber rims. They work with the Rides well. I got them for looks honestly. A lot of guys say that the Ride wheels are too brittle, but I haven't had a problem. I believe the Pits are actually designed for the foam rims.
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And I believe the only place you can get the Pit Shimizu tires.
You can get the Shimizu tyres from RCMart as well, if you don't live in the States.
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I'm changing over to 21.5 brushless from a silvercan....what is a roll out range to start at for a medium indoor carpet track. I'm just looking to get in the ball park for the gearing for the Rev-tech 21.5.

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