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Old 01-14-2015, 12:54 PM   #1711
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Did you move the front damper mount to its rearward position, per the manual if using the special damper?

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Yes. At first I thought I had to have it in the more forward position due to the sag, but it will not fit correctly due to the size of the shock.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:41 PM   #1712
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For the TRF damper on the F104, I usually use Tamiya's shorter springs and still have plenty of adjustment for preload. Tamiya #s 53333, 53630-53633.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:43 PM   #1713
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For the TRF damper on the F104, I usually use Tamiya's shorter springs and still have plenty of adjustment for preload. Tamiya #s 53333, 53630-53633.
I would have guessed they were both the same size. Had it in my cart them decided last minute, I try as is.

Any issue running it with preload ?
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:32 PM   #1714
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Hey folks, I'm new to the F1 world. Just picked this up on ebay, hopefully it will be in tomorrow. Did I get a good deal?

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Only the 3racing shock is a bit odd.

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Old 01-26-2015, 02:01 PM   #1716
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Hey folks, I'm new to the F1 world. Just picked this up on ebay, hopefully it will be in tomorrow. Did I get a good deal?

Tamiya F104V2
Sounds like a reasonably good deal. Not a steal, but you got a nice package for the price.

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Old 01-26-2015, 03:34 PM   #1717
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Hey folks, I'm new to the F1 world. Just picked this up on ebay, hopefully it will be in tomorrow. Did I get a good deal?

Tamiya F104V2
Looks like a fairly good deal to me, car already setup well.

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Old 01-26-2015, 06:32 PM   #1718
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stock f104 is skipping under acceleration. any clues to solve it?
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:09 PM   #1719
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My F104 unloads its rear inside tire on every 180 turn at our local carpet track. I have it set up soft right now because it just feels more stable and controllable.
What's the first adjustment I should try?
Heavier pitch springs or thicker roll damper grease? Put the medium springs in the front?Really tighten the diff?
I just need to correct this issue. The rest of the car is great.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:57 AM   #1720
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Anyone have tips for Trez83? I have the same issue. I was thinking of putting AW grease in the Diff to help when the rear lifts and the car diffs out
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Anyone have tips for Trez83? I have the same issue. I was thinking of putting AW grease in the Diff to help when the rear lifts and the car diffs out
I've tried that and it will make the car spin out under power if you put too much. The AW grease is VERY sticky.

The better solution is to figure out WHY the rear is lifting. 1st place to check is the roll damper. Go to a softer oil or grease and see if that helps. A quick check is to take it off and run it without it for a few laps and see if makes a difference.

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My F104 unloads its rear inside tire on every 180 turn at our local carpet track. I have it set up soft right now because it just feels more stable and controllable.
What's the first adjustment I should try?
Heavier pitch springs or thicker roll damper grease? Put the medium springs in the front?Really tighten the diff?
I just need to correct this issue. The rest of the car is great.
Thanks!
Is it coming of the ground? I would go softer on the roll damper.
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Also check if your side springs are touching the chassis. If so make sure they are not under tension, but barely touching the chassis with the car standing on your setup board.
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I'm looking at buying an F1 and have two available to me. A lightly used V2 with lots of upgrades and the Exotek front end. Or a NIB TRF101. The V2 is significantly cheaper. Racing would be foam tyres on carpet or rubber tyres on bitumen. Any comments to help with my choice?
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I'm looking at buying an F1 and have two available to me. A lightly used V2 with lots of upgrades and the Exotek front end. Or a NIB TRF101. The V2 is significantly cheaper. Racing would be foam tyres on carpet or rubber tyres on bitumen. Any comments to help with my choice?
The TRF101 sure is a nice F1 car, but the V2 can be just as nice especially if it is upgraded. I have a V2 and never felt the need to "upgrade" to the TRF101. If the price is right I would think the V2 would be great, of course I am slightly biased because that is what I drive

I have a bunch of build and racing videos of my V2 if it helps with your decision.

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