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Old 02-15-2015, 12:04 PM   #1066
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The new front end looks like it will be 190mm.

Your other option is to run the standard F104 front end, which should be less than $20 in parts. It'll add a different feel to the car though, you may or may not like it.

What surface are you running it on? The TRF101W is notorious for having a much softer chassis than any of the other F1 that Tamiya has released in the past.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:32 PM   #1067
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Thanks for the reply, yes I thought it looked narrower than the one on mine but not sure if it would bolt straight on...
Im running indoor on carpet but may run it outdoor on asphalt in the summer.
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The new front end looks like it will be 190mm.

Your other option is to run the standard F104 front end, which should be less than $20 in parts. It'll add a different feel to the car though, you may or may not like it.

What surface are you running it on? The TRF101W is notorious for having a much softer chassis than any of the other F1 that Tamiya has released in the past.

Actually on further inspection all the aluminium bulkheads and parts etc are the same as the 101W so all I would need is the carbon parts and the small plates that fit on the end of the wishbones which should be far cheaper to convert.
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Actually on further inspection all the aluminium bulkheads and parts etc are the same as the 101W so all I would need is the carbon parts and the small plates that fit on the end of the wishbones which should be far cheaper to convert.
I have both the 101 and 101w. Front end (arms, king pin mounts, suspension mounts, etc.), chassis and battery plate are different parts. Kinda annoying to convert…I tried. Got expensive. Ended up buying another kit. Now I have plenty spares.
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Actually on further inspection all the aluminium bulkheads and parts etc are the same as the 101W so all I would need is the carbon parts and the small plates that fit on the end of the wishbones which should be far cheaper to convert.
Unfortunately the bulkhead and the servo mounts are not the same as either 101 or 101W.
Look closely.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:23 AM   #1071
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Super excited just picked up a Tamiya TRF101w !!! This is my first F1 I normally race off road but I always wanted one. Any tricks i should know about before the build ? this baby will probably be a shelf queen unless I move closer to an on road track. cant wait to get it built.
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:24 AM   #1072
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Will the new front suspension fit on a F104 ?
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Will the new front suspension fit on a F104 ?
It should, the 104 front end fits on the 101. You will need the trf101 aluminum bulkhead too
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:08 PM   #1074
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Thanks but I've been told the price....150 $.
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Thanks but I've been told the price....150 $.
is that the amount for converting or you found a kit with that price?
if its the latter, awesome!
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street price looks to be just below $100. just to convert to the new front end.
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:56 PM   #1077
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Ouch, might as well wait for the new TRF coming out in 3-4 months going by typical new Tamiya F1 release timeframe.
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+1.
100 for front converting is too steep for me.
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I know this has been touched on before but what bodies fit the TRF101W best..have cut out a streetjam body i have and fits ok but could be a bit wider in the very back to go over the side spring carbon bits but is there anything out there and prefer the older style of bodies and running the older style wings with foam 103 style foams that fits better?
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Has anyone tried to mount the front A-arm shocks on the bottom similar to the Way they are positioned in the F104 v2? If it's possible it would be much easier to adjust ride height with out using so many shims.
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