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Old 07-27-2014, 07:54 PM   #1681
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lengthen the center shock, a little more up travel will increase the forward weight transfer increasing off power steering. reducing the brake power and/or raising the front end can also help if the nose is bottoming out.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:20 PM   #1682
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Stiffer side dampening will reduce rotation until the car starts to slide.

By spring do you mean side spring or center spring?
Stiffer center spring is usually more on power steering, though it can kind of make the rear end feel locked up mid corner on a link car.

Stiffer side spring is kind of like the dampening, though most of the time it makes the car feel more stable rather than making it slide. A softer side spring can make the car rotate more, but if you are too soft the car will wander or not feel like it tracks straight.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:02 PM   #1683
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Does anyone have tricks on how to screw on the damper caps without cross threading them? I've tried to line them up as carefully as possible and thread them in gently without too much pressure, and no matter what they either start wobbling or get bound up. It's infuriating - even more so than the tiny e-clips used on the shock shafts!

I plan on swapping them out with the touring car dampers at some point, but right now I would just like to finish building the kit. Whoever thought soft plastic and metal would work well with threads that fine wasn't thinking.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:53 AM   #1684
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Is there a center shock preference for running on asphalt big (TC) vs. small (12th scale)?
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:49 PM   #1685
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He means the one piece thrust bearing you put in the dif instead of the original ballbearing.
It gives you a way smoother diff.
Don't forget the put the springwashers like this---> )( instead of what manuals says -----> ()
The one piece trustbearing was or better yet is a hopup for the f103 rearaxle and wurth the investment.

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During my maiden runs, the diff kept coming loose. I tightened it up more then I would like and wondering if I should be running the spring washers like )( instead of how the manual states ()
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Ok so my pushing and off power steering issues have been somewhat resolved. Car is driving much better...couple things I did-went to 2 degree camber, 2 degree toe.

Now I am noticing my back end isn't having as much traction on straights and wide turns as it did...seems to slide more. What can I do to help resolve that?
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I have a question, I have a F 104 that has a lot of Hop Ups on it and was wandering about is the Exotek #1205 Adjustable Arm set worth the buy and how much will it help the car.
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I have a question, I have a F 104 that has a lot of Hop Ups on it and was wandering about is the Exotek #1205 Adjustable Arm set worth the buy and how much will it help the car.
Think it only works on the exotek f1r conversion kit
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I have a question, I have a F 104 that has a lot of Hop Ups on it and was wandering about is the Exotek #1205 Adjustable Arm set worth the buy and how much will it help the car.
It is worth every penny. Adjustable caster and camber makes the car much more tunable..works on all 104 front ends
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Is there a preference to caster and camber over the stock front end?
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It is worth every penny. Adjustable caster and camber makes the car much more tunable..works on all 104 front ends
Thanks I was thinking the ifs coming out from exotek
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It is worth every penny. Adjustable caster and camber makes the car much more tunable..works on all 104 front ends
Ok. Cool thanks Rob.
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Going to test out my new Exotek front end on my F 104 tonight.
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So after a solid of dialing in the car and not breaking any parts...I stripped a spur gear on a light impact.

I went ahead and put in new spur gear and now when I get on the throtttle I hear a high pitch grinding noise which sounds like a spur stripping—but it doesnt look to be stripping the spur. I am thinking maybe the rear plastic chassis is comprised somehow—I checked for cracks but not seeing anything.

In the stand when I punch the throttle I hear the same thing and see the motor kinda twisting back. anyone have this issue before?
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I have a question, I have a F 104 that has a lot of Hop Ups on it and was wandering about is the Exotek #1205 Adjustable Arm set worth the buy and how much will it help the car.
The best mod you can do to improve handling balance is the 3R racing Adjustable Camber mount at half the price of the Exotek system. You can Change camber 0,1,2,or 3 degrees very easily and will fix any front end
handling problem. It is like night and day. See photo attached. Regards
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