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Old 12-21-2012, 07:08 AM   #721
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And that's what I was talking about. If you have a TC set-up station, use it. If you don't have one, save the cash.
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hey guys...

I've read this article and gleaned most of what I can from it.

http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/tami...tro/index.html

I understand spacers placed above the knuckle will adjust static ride height, but should you use spacers below the knuckle? They do keep the knuckle stationary when the car is lifted off the track surface, centered between the arms I guess you would say. They also seem to effect droop.

Is there any other use for them?
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #723
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thanks celt for the link above ive been wondering how to get front end droop ,mines had no front droop should help me out with my rear grip issues ive been having with this car
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thanks celt for the link above ive been wondering how to get front end droop ,mines had no front droop should help me out with my rear grip issues ive been having with this car
No problem...

It appears that Tamiya intends you to maintain 16mm on the kingpin (between the lower and upper arm).

How you do that is up to you I think- determines ride height and whatnot. Just not sure if you set screw the knuckle to the kingpin, are the spacers below the knuckle necessary?
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:44 AM   #725
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hey guys...

I've read this article and gleaned most of what I can from it.

http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/tami...tro/index.html

I understand spacers placed above the knuckle will adjust static ride height, but should you use spacers below the knuckle? They do keep the knuckle stationary when the car is lifted off the track surface, centered between the arms I guess you would say. They also seem to effect droop.

Is there any other use for them?
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thanks celt for the link above ive been wondering how to get front end droop ,mines had no front droop should help me out with my rear grip issues ive been having with this car
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No problem...

It appears that Tamiya intends you to maintain 16mm on the kingpin (between the lower and upper arm).

How you do that is up to you I think- determines ride height and whatnot. Just not sure if you set screw the knuckle to the kingpin, are the spacers below the knuckle necessary?
http://www.rctech.net/forum/11034142-post260.html
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:24 AM   #726
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Is anyone able to post a solid setup for tq hobbies carpet track? I want to start getting it ready for the regional race. Tires, inserts, body, gear ratio. Thanks in advance
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:40 AM   #727
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Is anyone able to post a solid setup for tq hobbies carpet track? I want to start getting it ready for the regional race. Tires, inserts, body, gear ratio. Thanks in advance
Hey Juan
We run stock inserts
mostly with 575 rear tires, but TCS tires are very similar
http://uf1rc.com/tamiya-f104v2-setup...-repsol-honda/
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perfect thanks...

I've seen some run a long grub screw from the bottom, I'll try, that as well.
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Should I get a f104 v2? Buy new? Or will someone make a sweet deal for me?
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #730
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I am just setting one of these up for the first time and when measuring my front ride height with rubber tires it measured at 5.5mm. I would like to drop this to about 4.5. what is the best way to do this?
Do I remove one of the spacers from above my upright or do I add a spacer under the ball stud on the inside of the arm? Or is that just to lower my roll center and not affect ride height?
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Move a 1mm spacer from above the steering knuckle to below the steering knuckle. Then check to make sure the rim still clears the suspension. Some of them may not.
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Whats better the thrust bearing or the bearing that comes with the kit. I noticed with the thrust bearing its much more free even locked down. Not sure if thats a good or bad thing.
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One piece trustbearing all the way.
Smoother and less rebuilds needed.
Been running the trustbearing for 2 seasons now without any problems.

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Should the concaved washers be flipped opposite of standard bearing?
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Like this---- bearing then ->)( then the alloy part


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