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Old 05-14-2010, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
While offset axles do shorten the wheelbase by 3.5mm, that is not the point of their use in tuning.

Offset axles locate the axle behind the kingpin to change the way a car turns, and have a profound effect on handling and added stability.

One can expect mid corner, to corner exit under-steer with this option.
Nuts...that sounds like something I need but keep forgetting to order I guess I'll just have to keep on pedaling it
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:36 PM
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Has anyone tried the HPI F10 tires on their F104s? do they mount on the Tamiya rims? Since i know HPI uses wheel hexes on the front/rear of the F10, I assume those rims are outta the question

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Old 05-16-2010, 04:32 AM
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just got one what upgrades should i do to it
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by cyclone x View Post
just got one what upgrades should i do to it
if you read back a few pages you'll see this question asked (several times), chase

but...

rear motor mount and soft -tplate - everything else is eye candy

depending on what you are running at Mimi's - you got soft rear rubbers and hard front rubbers
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
if you read back a few pages you'll see this question asked (several times), chase

but...

rear motor mount and soft -tplate - everything else is eye candy

depending on what you are running at Mimi's - you got soft rear rubbers and hard front rubbers
ok thanks man
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:31 AM
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any ETA on the Wolf WR1

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Old 05-16-2010, 06:38 AM
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Will the Wolf be ok to use at TCS races?

I ran my "107" yesterday (basically same car as the Wolf) and with the wider
width and the 103 tires the car was on rails.

Technically the release of this kit allows you to mix and match 104/103 parts.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:44 AM
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Have anyone tried using the 3racing f104 wing set? Any feedback compare with our stock wing?
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Originally Posted by j.d.roost View Post
Will the Wolf be ok to use at TCS races?

I ran my "107" yesterday (basically same car as the Wolf) and with the wider
width and the 103 tires the car was on rails.

Technically the release of this kit allows you to mix and match 104/103 parts.
you bringing this out to Ray Murray's race at NJMP??
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Originally Posted by j.d.roost View Post
Will the Wolf be ok to use at TCS races?

I ran my "107" yesterday (basically same car as the Wolf) and with the wider
width and the 103 tires the car was on rails.

Technically the release of this kit allows you to mix and match 104/103 parts.
This becomes highly interesting for f104 rubber tire. I wonder how the Wolf tires are??
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
you bringing this out to Ray Murray's race at NJMP??
I might have to work
If I can get off I will have it with me.
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
This becomes highly interesting for f104 rubber tire. I wonder how the Wolf tires are??
By the looks of the rears they are the same as the Tyrell p34 tires.


No workie.
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Originally Posted by colt1402 View Post
Have anyone tried using the 3racing f104 wing set? Any feedback compare with our stock wing?
I've been using them for the past 6 weeks or so. Very flexible and can take a hit pretty well.

When I ran the car back to back changing the wings from the kit to the 3# racing, I felt the car handled better at the front and had better rear grip.

I do run rubber tires all round.
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hey guys, sadly, I'm selling my f104 night racer

if anyone is interested:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/australi...ght-racer.html
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Default tcs racer racing rubbers

Today i ran my 104 with rubbers for the first time. The car is stock and the surface was sugar watered blacktop at about 15 C. I should mention the car is tcs legal, to be run in tcs events.

first i tried the optional front and rear rubbers. I found the car pushed into corners and spun as soon as you applied throttle out of the corner. Then i tried a softer spring in the front and it reduced understeer a little, but still the on power oversteer.

After that i tried the kit front rubbers and what i found was, it didn't understeer anymore but any throttle input would induce a spin(better grip with these tires).

I have 2 sets of optional rears, the ones i was running which i installed the insert. Now i glued up a set without the insert at all, anybody have any insight as to how this is going to work out for me? I won't be able to test for a week or so.
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