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Old 09-10-2010, 12:49 PM
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This is next on my list after I buy a ff03 pro. I think I hear a rumor about my local track actually running a F1 class.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by FREAKAH View Post
I would get the Tamiya aluminum motor plates(blue-#54166, black-#84115) and either of the soft T-plates(soft-#54165, high traction-#54222) and maybe an aluminum pivot post(blue-#54169, black-#84116) just to put more weight at the rear.
A steel axle from the F60 kit(#3555152) can also help you get a handle on the car in loose conditions.
Agree 100%

Run the rear T bar, pivot plate and shock/spring as soft as possible with out freeplay in anything i.e. T bar center screw just barely seated, pivot plate adjuster nut just touching spring and minimal preload on shock spring (soft gold one if you can get one) with lite oil and 3 hole piston.

Diff grease on pivot plate and a thick diff oil on the upright posts up front for some dampening.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:36 PM
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Good info guys, thanks...this will definitely help. The parts are shipping to me now, but I'll have to wait a couple weeks before I can put it all together.
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Is there an aftermarket rear pod lower plate( the cheapo plastic plate that attch. to the t-bar)?I have cracked or broken 3 this summer.Would like to see something stronger,maybe alum.or graphite.I don't have this prob.with my 103 1 piece t-plates.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by GasGod View Post
Is there an aftermarket rear pod lower plate( the cheapo plastic plate that attch. to the t-bar)?I have cracked or broken 3 this summer.Would like to see something stronger,maybe alum.or graphite.I don't have this prob.with my 103 1 piece t-plates.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:59 AM
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Just ordered my f104 pro and yeah racing conversion set from rc mart! Can't wait to put it together!
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Attention all pan car racers !!

1st TQ Pan Car Grand Prix will be held on October 31st, Sunday.

Detailed rules and classes will be announced on www.tqrcracing.com

If you have any idea, comment and advice, please post a reply.

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Old 09-16-2010, 07:01 PM
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Anywhere to find a good setup sheet PDF?
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:15 PM
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http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/ln/442/setup.pdf
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Is the steel rear axle better than the CF axle for high grip (carpet) surface? Use with rubber tires.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:45 AM
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A carbon fiber axle is going to make the car a few grams lighter, and create less rotational mass.
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Due to the Halloween, the schedule has been changed.

TQ Pan Car Grand Prix will be held in October 17th Sunday.

Hope it works for everyone
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Had a chance to run my 104 today. My car spins out alot. Is that the nature of direct drive? Or is it my setup? I am running stock components w/ rubber tires. I am using a QC3 esc too.
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Originally Posted by hanzo3 View Post
Had a chance to run my 104 today. My car spins out alot. Is that the nature of direct drive? Or is it my setup? I am running stock components w/ rubber tires. I am using a QC3 esc too.
Welcome to the club. Rear grip is the challenge with the F104. The solutions are to go as soft as you can with the rear suspension. The Tamiya super soft T-bar is a help. Make sure you use the o-rings and leave the center screw loose. Soft rear tires are also part of the deal. Get the Tamiya super softs and use them with the hard fronts. I've also had good luck with the Ride super soft rears, but you have to go to Hong Kong to get them. A slow steering servo also helps. I use a QC2 and it works fine.

One more thing, it also helps to get a super soft trigger finger. let off the throttle slowly, brake in a straight line and ease the throttle back on.
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