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Old 04-08-2018, 06:35 PM
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If the battery wont fit without grinding the ears off the cross brace, why do you need a second car instead of a second cross brace?

Also, why does it matter if the front end is heavier if it works better? Xray, Roche, associated, shepard, etc.etc all run a similar setup. The old front end is just not anywhere near as good as the newer cars.
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Old 04-08-2018, 06:41 PM
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If they didn’t intend for the transverse mounting of the battery I don’t think they would have designed the brace the way it is, it would have been wider all the way across from the inner tabs to the ends. I am guessing the intent is to leave it alone for inline setup or grind the inner tabs for transverse setup.
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Yes it can be easily modified to fit but out of the box the cross brace is is shaped for inline use only.


For many the apeal of a new tamiya f1 is a the ability to have a car that is tcs legal and competative with other manufactures. Modifying the car to make it competative with others results in tcs racers continuing to need 2 cars, 1 for tcs and 1 for everything else.
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:40 PM
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Hi Guys, I Got this kit early April and Completed the build 3 weeks ago. Have yet to try the car.
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:46 PM
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I'd like to share some build photos but I have yet to chuck up enough post to add photo. Link of photos below. please cut and paste the txt to your browser. cheers.

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Old 05-03-2018, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by darenlsl View Post
I'd like to share some build photos but I have yet to chuck up enough post to add photo. Link of photos below. please cut and paste the txt to your browser. cheers.

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I like a lot tamiya car... But did you try on track? In this case, how did it perform? I am curious ...
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Are bearing wheels in the front normal for today's f1 cars or is that a tamiya thing?
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:25 AM
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Are bearing wheels in the front normal for today's f1 cars or is that a tamiya thing?
all f1, in fact all f1 use the same wheels, thus bearing in the wheels
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Old 05-05-2018, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Marco Donadelli View Post
I like a lot tamiya car... But did you try on track? In this case, how did it perform? I am curious ...
I have yet to try it. Cos I have bought quite a number of car recently. (M07, TA07R, TB Evo7, BD8). So the TRF103 will have to wait its turn. keke.. Not enough time on my hands to try them all. I am also a Tamiya Fan and all versions of their TRF F1 series.
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:59 PM
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I have an F104GP running the 42286 TRF101 front suspension. Considering buying a TRF103. Raced against some TRF102s at the Ohio TCS race and saw a few broken rear pod components on them. Anyone owned the TRF102 and TRF103 who can compare/contrast them?

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Originally Posted by darenlsl View Post
I'd like to share some build photos but I have yet to chuck up enough post to add photo. Link of photos below. please cut and paste the txt to your browser. cheers.

link: flic.kr/s/aHskAup2Hf
Here you go;
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The cars are starting to become available in the states now I see. Has anyone had a chance to run one yet? Thoughts?
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Car has been built. Electrics go in tonight. Hope it doesn't rain this weekend for the 1st run. otherwise... next weekend.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:23 PM
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Umh..... In step 6. The standard BB13 part. If you install as the kit setting, What is the caster on that? Has anyone experimented with mixing those settings?
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Originally Posted by jujubean View Post
Umh..... In step 6. The standard BB13 part. If you install as the kit setting, What is the caster on that? Has anyone experimented with mixing those settings?
I'll let you know this weekend but it is supposed to be 9degrees caster and 2degrees camber.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:28 PM
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Yup.... I did not read the instructions properly. Trying to get that 0 degree camber....
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