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Old 12-24-2008, 12:36 PM   #1066
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I am running the Orion 3800 in my R fits with no mods
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:25 AM   #1067
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New F103 body F1 08 type M & F
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:49 AM   #1068
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No tire shaving needed, but you may want to get them trued a little . The tires are 62 mm out of the box.
62mm!?!? WOW... that explains why the car i picked up on ebay has about 1mm of ride height at the front... the wheels it came with are about 48mm....

But i do have another question...
Anyone replace the Phillips head screws with some metric socket head screws? Specifically the four that mount the t-plate to the pod? Mine are close to stripped and i'd rather get away from Phillips head screws altogether.

Thanks!!
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:05 AM   #1069
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yes you can and and it makes it alot better to remove the screws.
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:14 PM   #1070
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OK, so I picked up a 103RM - still wanting to buy a 103R but will run this for a while.

I bought a Novak XBR for a good sport ESC to used with the stock silver can motor, and also to possibly use later for a brushless setup. Maybe not brushless on the F103R though... Don't think I want that much speed with this car and tempted to try TCS...

Anyway, I didn't realize the 3 wires for the negative motor terminal would cause such a clearance problem between the body and chassis. 2 wires would definitely be preferable. Anybody try wiring 2 of the 3 wires to the 3rd wire and the run only the 3rd wire back to the motor? Is this a bad idea? If not, which wire should I run back to the motor, or does it matter. Seems to me it wouldn't, because there was barely room on the motor tab for 3 wires, and they're basically stacked now.

Also, I am running an Orion 4800 Platinum LiPo, and having body clearance issues with the connector plugs. I want to wire them at 90 degrees so the leads lie flat against the battery. Anyone else do that, and/or have a suggestions for getting the wires routed cleanly?

I can post pics of my setup if anyone is interested in seeing what I've got.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:52 PM   #1071
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Does anyone know if that carbon print body is available for sale yet? I saw it a few pages back.

Who has it in stock? Where can I buy one? I need a body for my 15th Anniversary.

If I cant find the carbon one, I will probably go with a ZEN body with a carbon print rear diffuser.
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OK, so I picked up a 103RM - still wanting to buy a 103R but will run this for a while.

I bought a Novak XBR for a good sport ESC to used with the stock silver can motor, and also to possibly use later for a brushless setup. Maybe not brushless on the F103R though... Don't think I want that much speed with this car and tempted to try TCS...

Anyway, I didn't realize the 3 wires for the negative motor terminal would cause such a clearance problem between the body and chassis. 2 wires would definitely be preferable. Anybody try wiring 2 of the 3 wires to the 3rd wire and the run only the 3rd wire back to the motor? Is this a bad idea? If not, which wire should I run back to the motor, or does it matter. Seems to me it wouldn't, because there was barely room on the motor tab for 3 wires, and they're basically stacked now.

Also, I am running an Orion 4800 Platinum LiPo, and having body clearance issues with the connector plugs. I want to wire them at 90 degrees so the leads lie flat against the battery. Anyone else do that, and/or have a suggestions for getting the wires routed cleanly?

I can post pics of my setup if anyone is interested in seeing what I've got.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
Yeah, you will have some body clearance issues with the Orions with the plugs sticking out. Get some banana plugs with holes at the side and solder them 90deg into that hole instead so that the leads lie flat against the batt The leads will lie on the upper deck and just below the shock.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:08 PM   #1073
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anyone have picks of there F103 with a Lipo battery in it??

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Old 12-26-2008, 06:38 AM   #1074
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The car isn't finished, but here are some pics with the Lipo in it..

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Old 12-26-2008, 08:51 AM   #1075
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wow! that looks pretty low... doesn't seem that there's much ground clearance especially on the front wing...
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thanks for the photo, look like a orion 3400 or 3800mah?
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It's actually a lot higher than it looks. 5.5mm...as low as I need it for now. That's with the stock R tire size, which is a few mm smaller than the tires that come on the RM. I don't plan on cutting the tires...just shimming to get the right ride height in the front and as low as I need in the rear. I plan on just trueing them as needed to keep them square. The battery is an Orion 3600...same as the 3800 size wise. It fits easily. I plan on going to the new SMC 40C when it's available.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:22 AM   #1078
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Look what santa brought...





I've only gotten a chance to mount the tires and start assembly on the rear pod. More pics as it nears completion.
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Lucky you
You got the M-body too
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Dose the F103RM kit come with a body?
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