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Old 08-20-2001, 07:08 PM
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Old 08-20-2001, 07:25 PM
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TFR,

Does the car have a ball diff? If it does, it's normal for the spur gear to wiglle a bit from side to side.

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Ya, that's normal

wont that be not good?

it moves pretty wide side to side...
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Old 08-20-2001, 08:00 PM
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Hmm, those sound fun. And there is a paved oval like 1 1/2 to 2 hours away.(hmmm I guess it wouldn't be too fun sitting in a car that long)
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You will have fun after getting there...
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Old 08-20-2001, 08:23 PM
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Yeah cept I don't think I'll get there unless I go with my bro when hi visits his gf, or when I get my own car.
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Old 08-21-2001, 07:45 AM
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The bodies and parts are easy to find. were about do you live. i live next to tamiya america and they sell parts nad bodys direct to the customer but its at list price. Also there is now i think three bodies out for it that tamiya makes. They make a ferrari and a mclaren both pre painted solid red for ferrari and black for mclaren. There is also a clear ferrari if you want to make your own paint job. there catalog and web site still show 2 or 3 other bodies besides the ones i have listed but i have not seen those for sale.
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I want to live near Tamiya America too...
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Old 08-23-2001, 10:07 AM
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Nobody has a F103 to share with us

if you do have a F103, post a picture.
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Old 08-25-2001, 09:30 AM
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Hi. I'm having my backyard cemented which I will use as a personal R/C Race Track!!!!

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Anyway, i'm thinking about getting an F103 (Audi R8 body) as an everyday use bashing car. I will run it in my backyard and smooth parking lots.

My backyard, however, has those little slits or seperations between the cement, if you know what I mean. They are only about a centimeter deep, and a centimeter wide. Do you think the F103 can drive through these seperations without any scratches, jumps, etc?

Also, since the Audi has the special wide chassis, will most of the oversteer be fixed? Because my friend used to have a GT-One F103 with the narrow chassis, and it was oversteering a lot. I read that with a thick or harder main chassis will get rid of the flex up front to add rear traction. Is it true? Would a custom made upper deck work as well?

It will be an everyday use bashing car using the stock mabuchi motor it includes. What hop ups shall I get? I won't compete in races, but I do want to make adjustments all the time. I also want to keep the price down. What should I add or delete to the list of parts I want?

- Bearings
- Turnbuckles
- Diffuser

Also, I'd like to use F1 bodies. Willt he speical wide chassis fit? I don't mind if it extends out the body, though.

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hmm.. so the Audi comes with the wide chassis? didn't know that.

As for the slits i say you might get some scratches or see if you can get something to fill the slits. The diffuser might protect it from the bump but that might damage the diffuser in the long run.

I don't think you need the diffuser since it will mostly work properly with the F-1 bodies but you could have it as an option when you get the F-1 body. IF you get an oil filled shock you can have more adjustments since the spring friction shock SUCKS! Right TFR?

For F-1 bodies and wide chassis, it shouldn't affect the body, as in it won't make the body wider. But part of the chassis will be sticking out and it's the amount that the wider chassis is wider than the narrow one. Also I'm not sure if the servo will fit under the body but i like the wide chassis servo mount since it's stronger.
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right JCR, Aluminum shock is a must for F103 cars.
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Old 08-25-2001, 05:59 PM
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well not always aluminum that would be expensive but any oil filled shocks is better than the stock.
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They are better because they are in aluminum, it looks very good.
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