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Old 03-28-2016, 08:35 AM
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The softer T-bar has an "S" on the bottom as far as I remember.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:52 PM
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Bring back the wide foam tired F103 with the 540 speed tuned motors. That was fun. Time to dig out the Sauber. Sad UF1 slowly died, yet World GT has devolved into World GT-R, sorta like when Tamiya brought the F103 GT out and not many liked it, but now WGT-R is cool.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:31 AM
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Is the F103 legal for the TCS Class F-1 series. It looks like you have to use a F104?

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Old 04-25-2016, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by a-man1234
Is the F103 legal for the TCS Class F-1 series. It looks like you have to use a F104?

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Nope F104 only, and rubber
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:56 AM
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Has anyone tried using the Exotek adjustable arm set (1205) on the F103 to bring the front of the car down to 180mm 0r 190mm?
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Would have to be used in conjunction with the F104 lower arms. Yes, this is common.
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by astgerma52sp
Has anyone tried using the Exotek adjustable arm set (1205) on the F103 to bring the front of the car down to 180mm 0r 190mm?
It's possible to use, but in order to achieve 180, you will need the lower part of the f104 front suspension, and the servo support, as well as the f104 kigpin, because that part is designed to allow more setup options to an original 104 front end

Obviusly, You can use the complete front end of a 104 (direct fit) without the exotek parts.

A better and cleaner option could be the Team Saxo F1-180 front end, direct fit, way better than the Tamiya, and easier to adjust than the front end with the exotek parts
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:31 PM
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Part number TS-01016-180 Is this the team Saxo front end you're referring to? Is it a complete set with kingpins included?
http://f1shop24.com/shop/product_inf...roducts_id=400
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by astgerma52sp
Part number TS-01016-180 Is this the team Saxo front end you're referring to? Is it a complete set with kingpins included?
http://f1shop24.com/shop/product_inf...roducts_id=400
Yeah! Even comes with uprigths, a copy of the tamiya 3.5mm offset ones
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Originally Posted by prorace
Yeah! Even comes with uprigths, a copy of the tamiya 3.5mm offset ones
Thanks! I'll give it a try and post my findings.
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I use frequently use a modified version of the saxo front end my exotek. The stock saxo kingpins are bit soft and there is considerable flex in the upper arm / turnbuckle area. Tamiya kingpins and axles will give the an inline option with increased durability. If you want to reduce the flex to that of most modern cars you can use speed passion kingpins, knuckles, axles and pillow balls to make an easily adjustable front end with a scale appearance that is both sturdy and competitive.
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Originally Posted by mtveten
I use frequently use a modified version of the saxo front end my exotek. The stock saxo kingpins are bit soft and there is considerable flex in the upper arm / turnbuckle area. Tamiya kingpins and axles will give the an inline option with increased durability. If you want to reduce the flex to that of most modern cars you can use speed passion kingpins, knuckles, axles and pillow balls to make an easily adjustable front end with a scale appearance that is both sturdy and competitive.
Thanks for the input. I have spare Tamiya king pins and uprights by (Tuning Haus (TUH1161) and the Tamiya Carbon reinforced uprights that i can switched out. I'm using the F104 turnbuckles now on the car. I'll have to make more changes as needed. The Team saxo front end comes as a complete set and would be easy to plug in. I don't see the speed passion one as a complete front and I would have to purchase individual parts to make it work. I do have an F104 front end but never really liked it. I ordered the team Saxo front yesterday and will post how it comes together and work on the track.
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I've running mi 103 with the Saxo front end for the las year, and works perfect, in fact in my local track I've winning Xrays and Yokomos with my old and trusty F103.
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Originally Posted by prorace
I've running mi 103 with the Saxo front end for the las year, and works perfect, in fact in my local track I've winning Xrays and Yokomos with my old and trusty F103.
That's the good feedback i like to hear. I have an Xray x1 '15 but my F103 has always been my best car and I want to use it in competition. I'm excited to see how it comes out. Can you post a picture of your front end with the Team Saxo parts?
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Originally Posted by astgerma52sp
Thanks for the input. I have spare Tamiya king pins and uprights by (Tuning Haus (TUH1161) and the Tamiya Carbon reinforced uprights that i can switched out. I'm using the F104 turnbuckles now on the car. I'll have to make more changes as needed. The Team saxo front end comes as a complete set and would be easy to plug in. I don't see the speed passion one as a complete front and I would have to purchase individual parts to make it work. I do have an F104 front end but never really liked it. I ordered the team Saxo front yesterday and will post how it comes together and work on the track.

I dont know if the speed passion front end is available as a complete set or not but even if it is that would not be the way to go.

In my testing with the saxo front end I found it flexed too much in higher grip carpet conditions resulting in inconsistent handling. I also disliked the idea of being locked into trailing alxes with no other options.

Initially i installed a some reversible tamiya axles I had to get the adjust-ability I wanted and then switched the kingpins out for f104 pins when i bent one.

After struggling on higher grip carpet with the front end flex I found that by using the speed passion knuckles I could get all reduce the flex while retaining the ability to run inline or trailing axles. The speed passion knuckes are sold without the axle insert so you would need both t complete the front axle set and they do reverse like the tamiya ones to run as either trailing or inline. Since the sp-1 uses a pillow ball upper link you will need to use them in conjunction with the 200mm upper arms included with the 180mm saxo front end. Threaded kings are also required since there is no opening at the top for the pin to go through. the added front end rigidity comes from the reduced upper link part count and the larger triangle shape of longer plastic arm. Essential what you end up with is a 180mm version of the crc front end that is all metric with both inline and trailing axle options.
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