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Old 09-04-2012, 09:47 PM   #3526
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Our track is like that too...the Pit tires seem to get overheated and act accordingly. The HPI soft front and medium rear seems to work pretty well overall but I would still like some more steering.
a friend here use f104 turnbuckle and f104 front wheel, then he can use pit shimizu f104 front tires, which is the best for f104.
even though f104 front tires are thinner in width.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #3527
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a friend here use f104 turnbuckle and f104 front wheel, then he can use pit shimizu f104 front tires, which is the best for f104.
even though f104 front tires are thinner in width.
I ran the pits on my F104 F1R...they just don't work on our track. On my FGX I run the F104 front knuckles with F104 front wheels already. The HPI really is the best tire for our track so far. For our track temps though the Pit rubber might just be too soft in the normal combination. Medium or hard fronts would probably work better but there is no need with how well the HPIs work.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #3528
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weird, I have pit shimizu soft front, medium front, soft rear. It's un-controllable on high temperature asphalt. massive understeer then massive oversteer, can't brake even with 25% brake travel.

Got HPI bridgestone medium last weekend, feel awesome, I could even set 50% brake and the tire does all the magic.


BTW, how long does these tire last? I'm saying losing grip to unacceptable level.
Maybe it's the pit tire is loosing too much grip after around 10 packs of batteries. Especially the soft rear tires.
We probably don't share the same racing environment.
During my tests temperature was never very high (25-26C at max)

I also found that the lower the temperature the more grip I had.
I had the best grip with these tires while racing night "grand prix" with temperature around 12C around 2AM or when it was raining.

Like Marcus said earlier, PIT are running good at low temp and HPI bridgestone perform a lot better with high temperatures.
Unfortunately during my testing, the temperature never reached a level where HPI tires could be more efficient.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #3529
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We probably don't share the same racing environment.
During my tests temperature was never very high (25-26C at max)

I also found that the lower the temperature the more grip I had.
I had the best grip with these tires while racing night "grand prix" with temperature around 12C around 2AM or when it was raining.

Like Marcus said earlier, PIT are running good at low temp and HPI bridgestone perform a lot better with high temperatures.
Unfortunately during my testing, the temperature never reached a level where HPI tires could be more efficient.
Yes, that's almost indoor temperature.
Pit tire seems working okay in the morning, but after a while when california sun have burned the surface. It's not even fun to drive.


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Anyone know how to deal with the wobbling wheels? feels like the wheel is wobbling around a lot,
large caster helps it to correct the toe, make it able to go straight,
but camber is suffered, not sure if it affect a lot, though.
I used Intergy 7mm wheel hex, and aluminum turnbuckle so that I can tighten the wheel more (without the plastic friction).
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The wobble is from the axle being too small for the bearing they ride in. Some people use tape around the axle, some people paint the axle, or some people so like your friend and I did and switch to the F104 front axle and wheels to solve this.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:09 PM   #3531
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can anyone recomend some rubber tires for unprepped asphalt with good durability? Im thinking of picking one of these up and turning my f104w into a shelf queen. Also any must do mods?
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Hi, I have the Pardus tires, very cheap and durable. Decent grip once broken in.



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Old 09-05-2012, 07:55 PM   #3533
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Hey
ive got some questions to clear up because i cant find a straight easy answer.
Will a full size hard case lipo pack fit
and will ride f104 tyres fit the fgx
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:33 PM   #3535
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anybody know what mods are needed to complete this mod?
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anybody know what mods are needed to complete this mod?
Yes, calvin does. It's a custom build that he built.
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Yes, calvin does. It's a custom build that he built.
can calvin share with his fellow f1'ers what parts he used to build it, and how the mod works?
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Hi, I have the Pardus tires, very cheap and durable. Decent grip once broken in.



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Googled it, can't find anywhere selling it...
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can calvin share with his fellow f1'ers what parts he used to build it, and how the mod works?
i doubt it, knowledge and experience are expensive! grab some parts and start mocking things up. dont be scared to experiment.
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Googled it, can't find anywhere selling it...
f1paintlab will have them for sale:

http://f1paintlab.mybigcommerce.com/
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