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Old 03-26-2009, 03:20 PM   #1816
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I would like to know also?

Also what does moving the turnbuckles to the underside of the front Hub? another thing what does moving the shock up do for handling?
I moved the tie rods to the bottom of the knuckles, and it does get rid of the bumpsteer. This wound up being the darty-ness that I felt if the corner was bumpy. I also thought it gave the car a more linear feel. I did have to add some steering throw, but it was an improvement for me.

As far as the shock, I always felt that raising the shock makes the car turn more on power and vice versa. That was what I found with 1/12 cars. With the long wheelbase of the F1, it seems to help, but I think it is mostly personal preference.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:34 PM   #1817
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Yes, I believe it is part number 53259 RC F1 3.5mm offset upright. Please correct me if I have this wrong as I find the whole Tamiya parts support thing kind of confusing.
What is the main difference in running the offset knuckles versus the stock ones?
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:10 AM   #1818
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What is the main difference in running the offset knuckles versus the stock ones?
The offset/trailing knuckles provide less steering entering(off power) a corner and more steering(on power) exiting a corner.
The stock/inline knuckles seem to get a twitchy feel if conditions are right where the trailing knuckles seem to have a smoother feel.
This is a general statement from what I have noticed a my local indoor carpet track.....
Hope this helps!
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:14 AM   #1819
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The offset/trailing knuckles provide less steering entering(off power) a corner and more steering(on power) exiting a corner.
The stock/inline knuckles seem to get a twitchy feel if conditions are right where the trailing knuckles seem to have a smoother feel.
This is a general statement from what I have noticed a my local indoor carpet track.....
Hope this helps!
Hmmz.. how about tarmac? same?
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:26 AM   #1820
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Hate to be that guy that asks a question that has probably been answered... but... I'm at work and am heading to the hobby shop when i'm done.

Last time i was there i noticed he had some Tamiya F1 "B" tires, front and rear in stock. Worth picking up for my car or should i look elsewhere. He actually had two sets of each. I'll be running silver can on concrete.

Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:18 AM   #1821
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The B tires are probably for a F201 chassis. Are they grooved? If they are, don't bother. They won't fit the wheels for a 103.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:20 AM   #1822
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Hey all,

This may have been covered already, but what is involved in fitting an Orion 2400 lipo in the F103 chassis? I notice the pack is much longer, so do you use tape, modify the original mount, or is there a new mount for this style pack?

Thanks for the help.

My car is an F103RS, if it helps.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:06 AM   #1823
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Hey all,

This may have been covered already, but what is involved in fitting an Orion 2400 lipo in the F103 chassis? I notice the pack is much longer, so do you use tape, modify the original mount, or is there a new mount for this style pack?

Thanks for the help.

My car is an F103RS, if it helps.
Should fit right in. If you have the pillow ball suspension you might have to change the end pieces or just tape the battery in.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:05 PM   #1824
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I am painting a new livery and want to paint my wings & rims a different colour. Right now they are brand new, all black, might be painting blue or white, and rims silver. I guess same goes with the helmet...

Has anyone done this before? Will the Spray Can PC paint (for lexan bodies) be okay or should I use something like Testors Model paint, but what type of paint? Enamel, Acrylic, or Lacquers?
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:48 PM   #1825
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You can use the same paint, but it's advisable to use a nice clearcoat over the paint on the wings. Therefor it won't scratch off in a collision.

OR! You can purchase white wings, and find a nice RIT dye that is approximately the same color and use them.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:43 PM   #1826
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Cross Racing has front and rear wings moulded in red, yellow, blue, white and black. Here is the info (scroll down to about mid page):
http://www.rc-cross.com/page/FireForce2008_parts.html
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:03 AM   #1827
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Default HBR Foams?

Are the HBR type foams new (84097 and 84096)? what's the difference with "regular" foams (84094 and 84095)?

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Old 03-29-2009, 02:14 PM   #1828
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What foam compound is mounted on the 54135 & 54136 pre-mounted tires? I can't find it anywhere
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I have seen a lot of different servos, but I ended up using a Futaba 9650. Mostly because I had a spare. It takes a little work to get the location and height correct though. I mounted mine flat to the chassis. If I did it again, I would raise the servo a touch to reduce the bump steer.
lose some more of that bump steer by putting the ball links for the steering arm under the steering arm
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:55 PM   #1830
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What parts do i need to convert over after i get the 3racing 64/48p spur adapter?
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