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Old 07-12-2012, 08:01 AM   #181
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Gave my V2 a nights racing last night. Car actually went quite well. Extremely planted in the rear. Very easy to drive. Had a bit of trouble getting it to carry more speed through the corners. Think the rear may be too soft. Is already right on the pace and finished up .1 off the fastest lap on the night so I think a few tenths can be had once a few niggling issues are sorted and I can get some more steering at the front without losing too much rear grip.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:28 AM   #182
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So is just about everyone with a shorty pack moving the pack forward since the V2 has a ton of rear grip?

I know its preference but can it be too twitchy at times with the pack in front of the ESC/RX?

Just curious because I want to get the V2, but hate rewiring a car twice. Currently running an X1 with shorty pack all the way in the back, and have a ton of rear grip. Its very easy to drive, but I know its not the fastest setup.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:42 PM   #183
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Here's an announcement for all you hopeful F-1 TCS racers

http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/tcs.php?article-id=556
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"The new tires were designed to fit the Tamiya (foam wheel) specifically." Makes me wonder if they are just rebadged Pit Shimizu tires
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:40 PM   #185
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Glad I didn't pull the trigger on the tire order I almost made today! I am curious to hear if these are rebadged Pits. I seams odd that they are listed as hard rears and soft fronts.

Anyone have the inside track on these?
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #186
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Hopefully they are cheaper !!!
Pits are *king expensive ...
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:59 PM   #187
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Glad I didn't pull the trigger on the tire order I almost made today! I am curious to hear if these are rebadged Pits. I seams odd that they are listed as hard rears and soft fronts.

Anyone have the inside track on these?

Unfortunately my 30pr tire order just arrived today
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:14 PM   #188
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Sounds like rebadged Pits 571/572 to me... pretty much the hot setup right now for rubber racing.
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These new rubber tires may have been designed specifically for the Tamiya foam wheels. However, the current foam wheels weren't designed for rubber tires. Folks were putting small vent holes on the foam wheels when using the Pit tires. Rule number 33 under the Tire and Wheels section of the 'General rules' prohibits this. I've accidently glued up Pit tires on the Tamiya foam wheels without putting the vent holes. It simply does not work.
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These new rubber tires may have been designed specifically for the Tamiya foam wheels. However, the current foam wheels weren't designed for rubber tires. Folks were putting small vent holes on the foam wheels when using the Pit tires. Rule number 33 under the Tire and Wheels section of the 'General rules' prohibits this. I've accidently glued up Pit tires on the Tamiya foam wheels without putting the vent holes. It simply does not work.
Good point. I imagine this rule will be amended for these tires.
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These new rubber tires may have been designed specifically for the Tamiya foam wheels. However, the current foam wheels weren't designed for rubber tires. Folks were putting small vent holes on the foam wheels when using the Pit tires. Rule number 33 under the Tire and Wheels section of the 'General rules' prohibits this. I've accidently glued up Pit tires on the Tamiya foam wheels without putting the vent holes. It simply does not work.
Don't worry. We will amend the rule to allow vent holes in F-1 only.

Rebadged? What do you guys think? However, they are a spec chosen compound to keep things simple. Also, new rear tire and older Tamiya front rubber tire has proven to work well too. Especially in conditions where the track is lose.
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Are these going to be spec tires for the Nats?
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Our simple practise today turned up 3 Tamiya F104 v2. They were fast, but not really faster than a very stock F103 or a t-plate F104. We ran 5 x 15 minute race session to test the F104 v2 versus F104 versus F103 versus Sakura FGX.







While fast, it was not really faster on our indoor asphalt track with rubber tires. And downside was a lot of dnf (usually the link pops out or the spring is lost). And even traction roll when a t-bar does not.

But still lots of fun to see these very very expensive machines.
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I think you will find that you can't really set the car up like it is a tbar f104. I had mine setup like my x1 and noticed it was a lot easier to drive at the same pace as my x1. It wasn't faster though. I think with a setup to suit the V2 it will be quicker. You have so much rear grip you can easily be much more aggressive on the front.

Maybe the T-bar will be better in high grip conditions but if it is low grip or a bumpy track the v2 I am confident will be the better car.
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While fast, it was not really faster on our indoor asphalt track with rubber tires. And downside was a lot of dnf (usually the link pops out or the spring is lost). And even traction roll when a t-bar does not.

But still lots of fun to see these very very expensive machines.
What kind of traction roll? Does the car go over on turn in or does the car flip 1/2 way to 3/4 through the turn?
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