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Old 04-09-2010, 10:23 PM   #826
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i just finished building mine last thing to do is paint the body. Has anyone painted or dyed the white plastic parts (part c). i saw on the 3racing web site in the gallery they have one painted red. Will regular lexan paint stick to this material? It seems a little rubbery...

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Old 04-09-2010, 10:45 PM   #827
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hey guys.

after racing my f109 for first time, i'm looking to install rubber tyres. what would be the best way, without having to change arms, etc. originally i was going to put f104 rubbers on, but i hear the offset is too small. so now thinking about trg rims/tyres, will they be a good fit? im assuming f103 rims/tyres will be better/easier fit than f104? (also what are some good tyre brands?)
You might try the HPI F10 rubber tires on F104 wheels--they may fit on this car!! And the compounds are VERY sticky. They have Soft and Medium available. Fronts and rears.
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The new 3Racing diff makes changing tires and diff adjustments a breeze. No more disassembling - just turn the inside alu ring for tightening/loosening the diff.
You will need to shorten the original diff axle or use a F104 shaft - the diff fits both F1-09 and F104.

That is sweet. Why didn't I see that when I was ordering up mine? I didn't realize how ummm, "less than ideal" the F109 diff design was until I started checking it out during assembly. I see this diff upgrade as essential IMO.
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The new 3Racing diff makes changing tires and diff adjustments a breeze. No more disassembling - just turn the inside alu ring for tightening/loosening the diff.
You will need to shorten the original diff axle or use a F104 shaft - the diff fits both F1-09 and F104.

Will it fit the F103 ???
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hey all i have been driving this kit for weeks now and i keep having problems with a fast sweeping corner. a f103 owner recommended me to get a rear diffuser. does it work that effectively and will it fit in a 109?
or any other solutions?
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hey all i have been driving this kit for weeks now and i keep having problems with a fast sweeping corner. a f103 owner recommended me to get a rear diffuser. does it work that effectively and will it fit in a 109?
or any other solutions?
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What is the car doing? And is it tight or loose?
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What is the car doing? And is it tight or loose?
my car keeps oversteering, ive setup my diff to a configuration that does not spin out as much now that i am confortable with but its still a little twitchy at the rear at high speeds. (loose corner)
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just wondering where everyone buy their spare parts from?? and also does F103 rims and tyres fit on a F109? cause F104 tyres are bit taller hey??

sorry for the newbie questions

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just wondering where everyone buy their spare parts from?? and also does F103 rims and tyres fit on a F109? cause F104 tyres are bit taller hey??

sorry for the newbie questions

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f103 tires fit just fine. I buy from RCMART, most f103 parts are interchange with f109.
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hey all i have been driving this kit for weeks now and i keep having problems with a fast sweeping corner. a f103 owner recommended me to get a rear diffuser. does it work that effectively and will it fit in a 109?
or any other solutions?
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Rear diffusers work. I made one out of sheet lexan, and back to back tests with and without proved it works.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:19 PM   #836
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You might try the HPI F10 rubber tires on F104 wheels--they may fit on this car!! And the compounds are VERY sticky. They have Soft and Medium available. Fronts and rears.
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no, can not, HPI F10 rubber tires can not fit on F104 wheels.
because F104 wheel have large diameter.

if you want to use HPI F10 rubber tire on F109, need to buy ride wheel.
please see it.



also, would you conside to pit tire? it is better than HPI F10 rubber.
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The winter has been longer and colder than usual here in Sweden but finally most of the snow has melted away and with temperatures above 10 Celsius (50 Fahrenheit) you don't have to wear gloves anymore when outside.



This weekend I had the opportunity to test medium Ride rubber tires - these will be the control tires for the Swedish F1-Cup. My expectations wasn't to high because of the cold weather but I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of grip the Ride tires provided. I don't think lap times will be more than a sec. slower compared to foam tires. Set up was identical to what I use indoor/carpet which felt OK as a starting point but can probably be improved with some more testing..
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InZane,are you running the 104 ride tires?
If so how does it handle on the 109 with the incorrect rear offset?
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It handles great! The F1-09 outperforms my F104 with Ride medium rubber . The rear offset isn't way off as the Ride wheels are a bit wider than the original Tamiya F104 wheels. You can put shims between the hub and the rim and get very close to original width if you like.

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