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Old 11-16-2010, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
The F104 upper arms that I put on my F109 are really tight on the pivot balls and was wondering what you guys were doing with the F104 about that. I have several runs on the car and still the front suspension is too tight.
The large ones were smooth when i pop them in, its the two small ones that go inboard that are tight. You can try popping them on and off until it loosens up.

Thats how I got mine to free up.
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I'm nearly finished building my f104 and just when I went to test fit my IP 3800 lipo that fits everything. It doesn't fit lucky I have some old stick packs. Are there any corally plug packs that fit? If not do I just have to get some stick pack lipos?

Also I may have asked this somewhere but what is a good 64 pitch pinion/spur combo for silver can?

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Originally Posted by Mitch-e4fs View Post
I'm nearly finished building my f104 and just when I went to test fit my IP 3800 lipo that fits everything. It doesn't fit lucky I have some old stick packs. Are there any corally plug packs that fit? If not do I just have to get some stick pack lipos?

Also I may have asked this somewhere but what is a good 64 pitch pinion/spur combo for silver can?

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im using a thunder power 4200 lipo fits great
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Originally Posted by Mitch-e4fs View Post
I'm nearly finished building my f104 and just when I went to test fit my IP 3800 lipo that fits everything. It doesn't fit lucky I have some old stick packs. Are there any corally plug packs that fit? If not do I just have to get some stick pack lipos?

Also I may have asked this somewhere but what is a good 64 pitch pinion/spur combo for silver can?

Thanks
around 93/27 60mm tires, rollout should be something in the mid 50s, i think

yes you might need rounded lipos, dont think the square sided ones fit / plug
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Originally Posted by cyclone x View Post
im using a thunder power 4200 lipo fits great
Can you post some pics showing how?

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Originally Posted by Mitch-e4fs View Post
Can you post some pics showing how?

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wont be able to till later today because my car is in shop on work bench
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also Team Orion makes a lipo that looks just like an old stick pack its 3500 mah
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
The F104 upper arms that I put on my F109 are really tight on the pivot balls and was wondering what you guys were doing with the F104 about that. I have several runs on the car and still the front suspension is too tight.
I put those inner pivot balls in a dremel and slowly sanded them with 1200 grit. Butter! However, be careful because you can easily sand off too much material.

Use a spare arm and a spare ball to test with, sand down the ball in small increments until you find the right size (sorry I don't remember what the measurement was, sold my car) and then replicate on the rest of the pivot balls.
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
The F104 upper arms that I put on my F109 are really tight on the pivot balls and was wondering what you guys were doing with the F104 about that. I have several runs on the car and still the front suspension is too tight.
tamiya makes low friction pivot balls. they work really well. they are a hopup item.
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What equipment do you use to true your Tamiya tires down?
Are you trueing your tires after each race, or is there a need for new ones?
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Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe View Post
I put those inner pivot balls in a dremel and slowly sanded them with 1200 grit. Butter! However, be careful because you can easily sand off too much material.

Use a spare arm and a spare ball to test with, sand down the ball in small increments until you find the right size (sorry I don't remember what the measurement was, sold my car) and then replicate on the rest of the pivot balls.
Yeah that's what I was thinking on doing but didn't want to go through the hassle if I didn't have to.

I tried the pop the arm on and off many times and it still has not loosened up...plus I'd have to do that every time I change the arm which I'd rather not do.

The low friction ones might be a solution but unless they have a threaded stud on them I'd need to lock tight in a long set screw. On my F1-09 I used a threaded stand off to make it easier to open the top deck.
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
The F104 upper arms that I put on my F109 are really tight on the pivot balls and was wondering what you guys were doing with the F104 about that. I have several runs on the car and still the front suspension is too tight.
The old 'squeeze ball cups with needle nose' trick works good for this;
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Originally Posted by gsxr0311 View Post
tamiya makes low friction pivot balls. they work really well. they are a hopup item.
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
The old 'squeeze ball cups with needle nose' trick works good for this;
+1 works every time
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Originally Posted by aussierevo View Post
thanks guy's, I'll check those measurement and play around.
Yes, what the good fellows said about too much pod droop and also try tightening the center shock collar a few turns too in case your center ride height is dropping down too far.
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