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Old 05-28-2012, 06:46 PM   #1801
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Been messing around with my F109. Got rid of most of the cheap plastic parts (Exotec servo mount, changed the wobbly top deck posts for Corally posts which I still had. Rigged something to keep the battery in place (more spare Corally parts :P).

Still think the F109 isn't a bad deal, but I still have this nagging feeling that if they'd made it 50$ more expensive it could have been so much better.
Mmmm not sure I agree... mine is basically stock except for different side springs and with the right tyres its pretty much kicking all the f104's and f103's where I race and some of those guys have a couple of years experience running their cars... I have a couple pf months
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:04 PM   #1802
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Anywhere that sells 1/12 scale parts.
thank you! but i think no one sells 1/12 scale parts here in the philippines can you give me a list of on-line rc shops??
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:54 AM   #1803
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thank you! but i think no one sells 1/12 scale parts here in the philippines can you give me a list of on-line rc shops??
I got mine from www.rcmart.com
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:11 PM   #1804
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Mmmm not sure I agree... mine is basically stock except for different side springs and with the right tyres its pretty much kicking all the f104's and f103's where I race and some of those guys have a couple of years experience running their cars... I have a couple pf months
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:29 AM   #1805
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Mmmm not sure I agree... mine is basically stock except for different side springs and with the right tyres its pretty much kicking all the f104's and f103's where I race and some of those guys have a couple of years experience running their cars... I have a couple pf months
My main gripes with the F109 are the very flimsy plastic parts, including the glass front-end, and the rather poor shocks. I feel better parts could have been provided for a few $ more, and that would have been worth it.

It may depend on track conditions how much this influences performance, but as our track favours stiffer cars, it starts at a disadvantage.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:15 AM   #1806
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I have no issues with the shocks, in fact I have one in my F1R ad well. The stock front end after a while was worthless. Plastic just too soft and gets really sloppy. I put the reinforced f103 front end on mine and was a lot happier.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:11 AM   #1807
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Just a heads up. Have my F109 up for sale with the F104 front end conversion.

F109 w/F104 front and wheels

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Old 05-31-2012, 10:45 PM   #1808
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Stock shocks are okay, I don't have a huge problem with them. The TRF shocks are noticeably smoother, but I wouldn't be able to feel the difference on the track.

The stock front end has way too much slop that it negates any benefits of adjustable camber that it offers. Broke the center piece on race day and thank god my track had the full F103 front end in stock.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:57 AM   #1809
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Yeah that piece broke first day for me too. Switched to the aluminum part. Then gave it away and went with 103.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:49 PM   #1810
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I have a question for the f109 owners and looking for honest opinions. I'm currently running a fgx with the rabbit chassis conversion and I am right on the rear tires of the fastest f104 at our track. My question is would the f109 perform better than the fgx rabbit on a high traction technical carpet track? I can drive pretty well and finish in the top two in our f1 races. I was just wondering if the f109 would give me just a little push over the f104 I race tire to tire with every time we run.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:36 PM   #1811
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Has anyone tried Tamiya RM01 side springs? It looks like it may fit instead of doing the CRC spring mod.
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just want to ask guys what body besides the stock included in the kit that will fit in our f109? without major modifications. thanks..
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just want to ask guys what body besides the stock included in the kit that will fit in our f109? without major modifications. thanks..
F103 and F104w bodies fit. f104 bodies will fit as well just not a lot of room for electtronics
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:30 AM   #1814
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F103 and F104w bodies fit. f104 bodies will fit as well just not a lot of room for electtronics
thanks texastc.. im planning to buy a f104 ferrari f60 body.. how about the front and rear wing of the f60? does it fit also in our f109?
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:40 AM   #1815
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thanks texastc.. im planning to buy a f104 ferrari f60 body.. how about the front and rear wing of the f60? does it fit also in our f109?
Wings are direct fit as well.
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