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Old 02-04-2009, 02:01 PM   #1381
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What color spring equals what spring rate (soft, med, hard). I believe an earlier post referred to the black as firm, however what is the gold and silver rated at ? Thanks.
Gold= Medium
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I have run the golds, but on foams you should have more than enough steering, so you can better control the weight transfer
silver and gold are more for low grip, outdoor racing
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F103 Front Springs
Silver = Soft
Gold = Medium
Black = Firm

Rear Damper Post Springs
Silver = Soft
Gold = Medium
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:19 PM   #1383
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What color spring equals what spring rate (soft, med, hard). I believe an earlier post referred to the black as firm, however what is the gold and silver rated at ? Thanks.


If I can remember, soft to hard. Silver, Gold , Black



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SP-395 will get you a full set of uprights with all three springs for the front.
SP-509 all three springs for the front.
Thanks, I actually have a pack of the sp-395's allready, didn't even notice they had other springs, THANKS!
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:29 PM   #1385
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Can anyone give me a list of parts needed to convert a GT spec to an RM spec?

Might be getting a deal on one, thought it might be cheaper to upgrade a GT to RM than buying one
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:03 PM   #1386
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Can anyone give me a list of parts needed to convert a GT spec to an RM spec?

Might be getting a deal on one, thought it might be cheaper to upgrade a GT to RM than buying one
Don't think it will be that cheaper to convert to a RM.

You need a new chassis, rear drive pod (all the parts from the spur gear and out + the other side), you need the RM's steering knuckles, I may missd out a few. You still need an F1 body 7 tires.

I think getting the RM kit would be an overall better deal as you get new parts too.
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Don't think it will be that cheaper to convert to a RM.

You need a new chassis, rear drive pod (all the parts from the spur gear and out + the other side), you need the RM's steering knuckles, I may missd out a few. You still need an F1 body 7 tires.

I think getting the RM kit would be an overall better deal as you get new parts too.
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Gold= Medium
Silver=Soft
I have run the golds, but on foams you should have more than enough steering, so you can better control the weight transfer
silver and gold are more for low grip, outdoor racing
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F103 Front Springs
Silver = Soft
Gold = Medium
Black = Firm

Rear Damper Post Springs
Silver = Soft
Gold = Medium
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If I can remember, soft to hard. Silver, Gold , Black



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I'm thinking of others as I write this. I just handed out my last spare pod assembly to a destroyed left side pod. I've switched to the 3 Racing pod assembly, aluminum on all 4 sides because of the one I broke personally.

Is anyone running some sort of washer or shim to protect the ride height adjusters and rear pods? We've lost 6 battles with the PVC at our track so far as the bearings just get punched right through the side of the pod. I'm tempted to take a thin fender washer slightly bigger than the ride height adjusters, make sure the diameter is 6 mm and put them in there on both sides. I think it would help distribute the blow the pod would take to the thicker plastic of the pod side.



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Anyone have a list\part numbers for all the available Tamiya foam F1 tires?

Also, do any companies make an arbor to true these tires?
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:23 PM   #1391
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Anyone have a list\part numbers for all the available Tamiya foam F1 tires?

Also, do any companies make an arbor to true these tires?
If you goto the Tamiya USA website, you can find the part numbers there
you have:
Kit foams F/R
HBR Softs F/R
HBR Mediums F/R
and then the premounts that come with the R F/R

As far as the arbor goes:
Model: 3023-070
Shipping Weight: 0.18lbs
8 Units in Stock
Manufactured by: Eagle
Thats from the DDrive website
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John,

I saw some aluminium ride height adjusters from 3Racing on RCMart.

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I'm thinking of others as I write this. I just handed out my last spare pod assembly to a destroyed left side pod. I've switched to the 3 Racing pod assembly, aluminum on all 4 sides because of the one I broke personally.

Is anyone running some sort of washer or shim to protect the ride height adjusters and rear pods? We've lost 6 battles with the PVC at our track so far as the bearings just get punched right through the side of the pod. I'm tempted to take a thin fender washer slightly bigger than the ride height adjusters, make sure the diameter is 6 mm and put them in there on both sides. I think it would help distribute the blow the pod would take to the thicker plastic of the pod side.



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Why does Tamiya consistantly use crappy soft aluminum screws???? Anyone??? I would gladly spring for the extra .50 cent per kit just to have normal screws... sorry.... I just had to get it off my chest...
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Why does Tamiya consistantly use crappy soft aluminum screws???? Anyone??? I would gladly spring for the extra .50 cent per kit just to have normal screws... sorry.... I just had to get it off my chest...
Then you should definitely take a look at the 15th Anniversary kit. That kit has THE best kit screws I've ever seen. The screws are steel, not aluminum, and the hex(2mm) are perfect and there is no chance that you strip one.
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Then you should definitely take a look at the 15th Anniversary kit. That kit has THE best kit screws I've ever seen. The screws are steel, not aluminum, and the hex(2mm) are perfect and there is no chance that you strip one.
Unless it is one of the LONG Aluminum screws that holds the front end on. They are soft. I already had to slot one with a dremel to get it out.
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