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Old 08-06-2010, 04:10 PM
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I'll post pics when its done if my post count is high enough... How high is that BTW?
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:03 PM
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hi all just a question regarding the tamiya 53259 3.5mm offset uprights -
Will these increase the steering and not sacrifise the stability of the rear when planted?

Layout for this season has changed - trialed last night at our practise round inbetween the start of pointscore - noticed a little that my car wasnt steering as well as the previous layout....


Any other way to increase steering without compromising stability?
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by adriano87dj View Post
hi all just a question regarding the tamiya 53259 3.5mm offset uprights -
Will these increase the steering and not sacrifise the stability of the rear when planted?

Layout for this season has changed - trialed last night at our practise round inbetween the start of pointscore - noticed a little that my car wasnt steering as well as the previous layout....


Any other way to increase steering without compromising stability?
They're kinda like adding caster to the car. It's not going to turn in as hard. I don't like them for tight layouts.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:20 AM
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Is this a new version just coming out?

http://www.rc-toro.com/product_info....b8f736f0c6dd86

any difference
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by silverM3 View Post
Is this a new version just coming out?

http://www.rc-toro.com/product_info....b8f736f0c6dd86

any difference
It's a 104 with the 103 front suspension.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:36 PM
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So its a wider 104? Is it TCS legal? Looks really cool...not a pro though right?
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Herc Driver View Post
So its a wider 104? Is it TCS legal? Looks really cool...not a pro though right?
nope, based on what I saw in the manual its not a pro

and not 100% sure about legality of the chassis for TCS...possible for next year they will allow it, but since it used the F103 diff/axel/wheels/tires getting different tires could prove to be an issue unless Tamiya starts releasing optional versions of the F103 rear tires again
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:54 AM
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silverM3, as Foxxrocket correctly pointed out, it is an F104 with an F103 front suspension that is meant for the 1978 Wolf WR1 and the forthcoming 1978 Lotus 79. Hopefully we will see some more 70's and early 80's F1 cars from Tamiya. Since I'm a huge Lotus fan, and the Lotus 79 is regarded as perhaps the most beautiful F1 car ever, you can guess which car I want!

Having said that, I would love to see James Hunts McLaren and Alan Jones Willaims FW07 "ground effect" car as well.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:06 AM
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One of my favorite cars to drive in iRacing is the 79 Lotus...looking forward to having that on my RC car as well
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
nope, based on what I saw in the manual its not a pro

and not 100% sure about legality of the chassis for TCS...possible for next year they will allow it, but since it used the F103 diff/axel/wheels/tires getting different tires could prove to be an issue unless Tamiya starts releasing optional versions of the F103 rear tires again
There's no way they run that car and the regular 104 cars together. The additional width would put the Wolf/Lotus way over the top.
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I'm wondering if the rubber tires that come with the Wolf kit are any good.

Right now the 104 on the available rubber is average at best.

Really could use a boost by allowing the fatties in a good compound to make it a nice race car but that would kill the modern F1 spec look. (who cares cuz it's kind of a pig as it sits )
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Anyone had issues with fitting the Orion Rocket Packs Lipos in their car?

I already ground the front battery stopper thingy to fit my Tenergy 4000mah pack and when I tried to fit my new Orion 3500 Rocket Pack in it was too long.


Well, it doesn't really matter cause I sold the battery as soon as I found out it wouldn't fit (without more grinding). Back to the Tenergy packs I guess...
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by FREAKAH View Post
Anyone had issues with fitting the Orion Rocket Packs Lipos in their car?

I already ground the front battery stopper thingy to fit my Tenergy 4000mah pack and when I tried to fit my new Orion 3500 Rocket Pack in it was too long.


Well, it doesn't really matter cause I sold the battery as soon as I found out it wouldn't fit (without more grinding). Back to the Tenergy packs I guess...



Is the tenergy pack a soft pack or hardcase lipo?
im looking to upgrade my fleet of lipos ive been using in the 104 - was using YEAH RACING 3200 20c lipos - surprising enough they've performed quite well...

what are you guys using? and that fits with no modification to the chassis
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
There's no way they run that car and the regular 104 cars together. The additional width would put the Wolf/Lotus way over the top.
I wouldn't expect they would run them together...because its essentially a F103 with an 'updated' chassis

guess we'll see what tamiya has in mind in a couple of months
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What's a good rubber tire combo for carpet and asphalt? (Non Tamiya) and also foam combo for asphalt and carpet (non tamiya too)? Thanks in advance.
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