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Old 03-01-2010, 01:06 PM   #736
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Is everyone in the US having problem getting parts or am Ithe only one-- and don't say subsitute 103/104 parts cause their like hens teeth too.
I had to "engeneer"some front uprights(steering block)to make a race last week. May have to resort to ordering from HK or some other overseas shop-even 3racings site has them on BO.-- wth??
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:00 PM   #737
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have you tried abe-racing in the uk ?...they seem to have almost all in stock...including aluminum steering blocks last time i checked
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:08 PM   #738
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Is everyone in the US having problem getting parts or am Ithe only one-- and don't say subsitute 103/104 parts cause their like hens teeth too.
I had to "engeneer"some front uprights(steering block)to make a race last week. May have to resort to ordering from HK or some other overseas shop-even 3racings site has them on BO.-- wth??
Any Tamiya parts you should go through RC Champ in Japan. They ship super fast and usually have everything.

These guys - http://www.harbor-hobby.net/ usually have 103 parts on the wall. Pretty sure I saw steering blocks last time i was there. Give em a call.
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Is everyone in the US having problem getting parts or am Ithe only one-- and don't say subsitute 103/104 parts cause their like hens teeth too.
I had to "engeneer"some front uprights(steering block)to make a race last week. May have to resort to ordering from HK or some other overseas shop-even 3racings site has them on BO.-- wth??
i have been buying from rcmart.com they have stuff in stock. i have been making larger orders so the shipping and the wait is worth it.
whenever a new kit comes out you always have trouble getting parts. it seems 3racing did not expect this car to get so popular so quikly they seem to be behind in producing replacment parts. i have however been having a big issue finding tires. everyone is out of f103 tires and the ones i find are pretty expencive with shipping from the uk or hong kong. the u.s. just isn't that big into f1 racing. its a shame
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:37 AM   #740
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have you tried abe-racing in the uk ?...they seem to have almost all in stock...including aluminum steering blocks last time i checked
thanks for the mention,,,
do you mean the b parts????
i think now 3racing are back from there holidays and from the titc they will get back to normal, we have 30 sets on back order as we sold our last ones to a store in sweden.. i will ask for an update and post the reply soon as i get it
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i have been buying from rcmart.com they have stuff in stock. i have been making larger orders so the shipping and the wait is worth it.
whenever a new kit comes out you always have trouble getting parts. it seems 3racing did not expect this car to get so popular so quikly they seem to be behind in producing replacment parts. i have however been having a big issue finding tires. everyone is out of f103 tires and the ones i find are pretty expencive with shipping from the uk or hong kong. the u.s. just isn't that big into f1 racing. its a shame
drop me a email with the part numbers you need and i will sort you a price out our shipping is very good usualy around 3.00

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Old 03-03-2010, 12:16 AM   #742
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I received my F109 kit yesterday, wahoo!

Are the stock tires useable or should I be looking at something different right away? It "seems" like the local F1 guys are running Tamiya A foams in the front and B foams in the rear on their Tamiya F1 cars on our good traction asphalt track.

I also am not sure if I should be looking for F104 or F103 tires/rims. I looked at some today in a shop and it looks like the F104 version runs a larger dia rim and lower profile tire. Are there any other differences?

Thanks in advance for any tips on tire setups.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:19 AM   #743
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we find the kit tyres very popular....look for us on facebook
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I received my F109 kit yesterday, wahoo!

Are the stock tires useable or should I be looking at something different right away? It "seems" like the local F1 guys are running Tamiya A foams in the front and B foams in the rear on their Tamiya F1 cars on our good traction asphalt track.

I also am not sure if I should be looking for F104 or F103 tires/rims. I looked at some today in a shop and it looks like the F104 version runs a larger dia rim and lower profile tire. Are there any other differences?

Thanks in advance for any tips on tire setups.
You need to stick with 103 style tires due to the offset on the rims. Your car will be all jacked up if you put f104 wheels on it.

The stock F109 tires are actually really good. A lot of guys also like the Zen tires for outdoor.
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:48 PM   #745
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you can put the f104 pro front end on the f109 and then you can use f104 rubber tires and rims and f104 foams as the car is now 180mm fr and rr. like the f104 and the hpi car. this makes getting rubber wheels and tires a hell of alot easier.
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:36 AM   #746
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have anyone tried putting the yeah racing aluminium driveshaft on the f109, does it fit properly? the yeah racing ones are for f103 are they the same?
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:50 AM   #747
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have anyone tried putting the yeah racing aluminium driveshaft on the f109, does it fit properly? the yeah racing ones are for f103 are they the same?

yeah this is a good question...
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yeah this is a good question...
I used my F103 axle on my F1-09 a few weeks ago and it worked perfectly

Hey Abe , any news on the brawnGP decals ???
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I used my F103 axle on my F1-09 a few weeks ago and it worked perfectly

Hey Abe , any news on the brawnGP decals ???
yes phil we had the decals but the quality is nothing but shocking ive been promised the replacements asap
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yes phil we had the decals but the quality is nothing but shocking ive been promised the replacements asap
aaaawwwwwww!!!!! ok , i will wait
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