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Old 11-24-2009, 02:30 PM   #2191
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Default Tire Clarification

Could any of you help me with finding some tires. I'm trying to find the 15th Anniversary kit tires, un-mounted. I want to put them on the 5 spoke wheels. What i've found on the Tamiya site was 'C' compound in HBR and standard. Whats the difference between the two? Tamiya USA might as well describe these in Japanese, because the descriptions are totally ambiguous.
I picked up part #'s 9804385 (fronts) and 9805476 (rears). These were listed in the kits part list, and the rears are about 7mm narrower than the pre-mounts included in the kit! The fronts are a lot closer, but still a few mm's narrower.

If anyone knows definitively what to get, please help.

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Could any of you help me with finding some tires. I'm trying to find the 15th Anniversary kit tires, un-mounted. I want to put them on the 5 spoke wheels. What i've found on the Tamiya site was 'C' compound in HBR and standard. Whats the difference between the two? Tamiya USA might as well describe these in Japanese, because the descriptions are totally ambiguous.
I picked up part #'s 9804385 (fronts) and 9805476 (rears). These were listed in the kits part list, and the rears are about 7mm narrower than the pre-mounts included in the kit! The fronts are a lot closer, but still a few mm's narrower.

If anyone knows definitively what to get, please help.

Thanks,
Steve
84095 (rear) are most like the premounts for softness, we use this in combo with 84096 (front) cuz they are medium and help scrub some of the twitchy steering on high grip surface.

84096 and 84097 are the mediums
84095 and 84094 are the softs

Premounts seem to be something like the combo I suggested above, but different.

hope it helps
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84095 (rear) are most like the premounts for softness, we use this in combo with 84096 (front) cuz they are medium and help scrub some of the twitchy steering on high grip surface.

84096 and 84097 are the mediums
84095 and 84094 are the softs

Premounts seem to be something like the combo I suggested above, but different.

hope it helps
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I'll go with that.

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Old 11-25-2009, 09:17 AM   #2194
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Default F1 Race Info. Sunday 11/29 at WCRC

Lets see those F103

UF1 Format changes for Sunday Nov. 29
We will be running the same Super Qual + 3 mains at WCRC on Sunday with the following changes:

Rubber and foam run together. The story is that this track will hook up with foam as well as rubber. Bring it. Race it. Prove it.

Chassis/Motor rules:
Direct rear wheel drive 1/10 scale open wheel car (F1 style)
540 sized motors silver can, black can, TCS 32 turn, or 21.5BL

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Due to popular demand, qualifier will be open track instead of multiple 2 minute groups. Just put your car down and drive as fast as you can. We will limit the number of drivers on the track at any given time to 5 or less. After 4-5 minutes time will be called and drivers will pull aside for the next 5 drivers. Qualifying order will be randomly determined (but you can swap with anyone who is willing). If we have 15 or more drivers, the qualifying time will be extended beyond 15 minutes. Drivers might have an opportunity to make a second run at a fast lap if we have enough time and open slots.
Three things to think about for the SQ.
1) Time will be limited between the SQ and the first main to recharge batteries or cool you motor
2) Fast qualifier gets an extra point added to his/her score (yes, it does make a difference)
3) Grid order of first main will be based upon fast lap in the SQ
If we have a turnout of 14 or less drivers, we will run one group all together.

If we have 15 or more we will try something different for DNF and DNS drivers from the higher main groups. If you are in the A group and can not make the grid (DNS) or complete 8 laps (DNF) you will have an opportunity to run at the back of the B group. Although you will receive no score for that round, a good run with the B group can place you in the A group for the next round. If you are in the last group and DNF or DNS TL (tough luck).

OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Doors open at 10
Sign in closes and drivers meeting at 11
SQ at 11:30
Third round HAS to be done before 3:00 for off road, so this will be very fast paced if we end up with two race groups
Track will be open practice between rounds
SoCal UF1 scoring format (ask if you don't know where to find it)
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:41 PM   #2195
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:26 PM   #2196
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Sounds like fun-- I'm hoping to make it!! CYA there.
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Has anyone taken a shore rating on Tamiya's tires, and compared them to ZEN? I'm starting to race my F103 on carpet and am curious what to go with when I need new tires.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:41 PM   #2198
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I found the 38 shore front Zen with 35 shore rears works great on my F103.

We don't run Tamiya rules so i have only tested a few tires from them.
So far i think the Zen's are better.... (I will probably get flamed for this )

We like the Zen's so much we made them spec tires on our track with free shore rating. 99% run the combo i use. They offer exellent grip with long life.
Comes trued and glued in pack, bolt them on and race. We run them right out of the package only sauced with Paragon Ground Effects.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:48 PM   #2199
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Where are you guys getting the Zen tires from?
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Rcmart. Rc-Champ...

This time, rcmart is infact cheaper than rc-champ...

White or black rims don't matter, they are both equally strong.
Never messed up a rim yet, and the tires don't lose parts as easy as Tamiya's.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:35 PM   #2201
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Is Rc Mart pretty legit. I'm a little nervous about ordering some overseas and not getting it. I do need some parts for my F103 and it seems like RC Mart has a decent selection.



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Rcmart. Rc-Champ...

This time, rcmart is infact cheaper than rc-champ...

White or black rims don't matter, they are both equally strong.
Never messed up a rim yet, and the tires don't lose parts as easy as Tamiya's.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:56 PM   #2202
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never ever had an issue with rcmart. Great service every time I've ordered from them.
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I order from RC Mart and RC Market all the time... both are great... shipping is reasonable... unlike D drive, a little expensive... I never had a wrong order, or any problems, ... knock on wood...
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Thanks for the input sounds like I will give it a shot.
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I'm happy with rcmart also.
IF they get it wrong they are always willing to fix it at their own cost.

Just order from them and see for yourself.

I use rcmart, rcmodel, rcmarket, stellamodels and some more from Hong kong.
From Japan i use rainbowten (normal Tamiya prices) and rc-champ (cheaper Tamiya prices!). Seems stock last longer with rainbowten than with Champ.

You know, he sold out all his stock of F104Pro's and M05Pro's in less than 2 days after release.... That is pretty impressive considering how many he had.
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