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Old 12-02-2010, 02:31 PM
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Hello Racers, we have this guy at are track flrccomplex.com running stock tamiya rubber on F104 stock. everthing on this car is loose. light oil soft spring, 1/4 front tire all rear sauce SXT3.0, no center o ring, gluded side walls have way up. car does 11.7 laps, nothing can touch it yet. They will work on the rug. i think it more radio setup than car. hope this helps. Ron H,
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX
Front
Shimizu Racing
PS-0575

Rear
Shimizu Racing
PS-0577

Sean has a lot of F1 tires and parts in stock at TQ racing
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hey bro.....you mixed up the model#
0575 - rear
0577 - front

i really don't like the rear 0575 comes with a thin foam insert, it makes the tire doesn't balance well when in pressure.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Marco926
hey bro.....you mixed up the model#
0575 - rear
0577 - front

i really don't like the rear 0575 comes with a thin foam insert, it makes the tire doesn't balance well when in pressure.
Tamiya's insert for the rear is the ticket where we run, TQ carpet.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:02 PM
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So over all what is the best setup for the 104 pro on asphalt?
If its not raining sunday i plan on racing/practicing with any and all sugestions


Here is my setup:
f104 pro
all soft foam
black springs in front
2deg camber in front
soft t-plate
low friction discs dry
stock oil in the shock that comes with the pro kit
w/ axial soft spring

please help the only 104 i cant catch wont share any info on his setup
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:18 PM
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What is wrong with the car? push? spin?

What tire sauce?

Have you checked your p.m.'s?
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
Tamiya's insert for the rear is the ticket where we run, TQ carpet.
Cuda.....would you expect the same results on asphalt running the shimi's rear with the tamiya foam insert.

i'm just about to glue some set's together and was interested in your thoughts
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Originally Posted by aussierevo
Cuda.....would you expect the same results on asphalt running the shimi's rear with the tamiya foam insert.

i'm just about to glue some set's together and was interested in your thoughts
aussiedude,
I believe that is how they are running them now on asphalt too but the info that I passed on to you came from the guys at the carpet track racing BUT,
those same guys are running on the asphalt and should be the ones to tell you how they do on the "street".

Lightfoot, Redbull, smracer, jettatunerdude and several others could all better guide you on that.

I personally still run the F103 on the carpet due to the fact that I have not dropped the $ for the set of Shimizus that I want for the 104 and I just plain dig the F103, always have.

The only place that I have had good results with the F104 on asphalt and rubber has been at the Tamiya Nationals this year and that is only because that was the only chassis and tire selection allowed.

Again, given the choice I'll roll with the 103 on foams.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Marco926
seems many brothers do not know how shimizu's work on foam wheels, let me draw a picture to explain.
the outside part of the tire have a larger area in order to cover the wheel rim

black - wheel rim
green - tire
red - area to apply glue
blue - foam insert
thanks for that marco. as odd as that diagram looks i gotta ask,does the outside of the tire glue to the outside of the rim not ontop?
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
aussiedude,
I believe that is how they are running them now on asphalt too but the info that I passed on to you came from the guys at the carpet track racing BUT,
those same guys are running on the asphalt and should be the ones to tell you how they do on the "street".

Lightfoot, Redbull, smracer, jettatunerdude and several others could all better guide you on that.

Again, given the choice I'll roll with the 103 on foams.
thanks for the reply Cuda....appreciated
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Hi , I am currently racing both the F104 and the F10 I like them both. The F104 is the pro version with some upgrades using Tamiya , Ride , and Shimizu rubber tires , and the F10 upgraded with the Exotek chassis and battery (1/18th 1800Mah 30C) upgrade. I am racing indoor mainly at the Colesium in Frederick,MD and sometimes at The Track in Gaithersburg,MD and have the cars working well. Of the different cars I have F1 is the car I like to race every week , lots of fun come out a play.
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Originally Posted by aussierevo
thanks for the reply Cuda....appreciated
Have a look HERE for a full review of rubber F1 tires
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Is there any site that I can find out what I need to convert the F104 PRO to the F104W
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX
Front
Shimizu Racing
PS-0575

Rear
Shimizu Racing
PS-0577

Sean has a lot of F1 tires and parts in stock at TQ racing
http://www.tqrcracing.com/
thanks, i already have shimizu 0575 rears, but i also have the 0571 (soft) fronts, and the 0573 (med) fronts. do you know how the soft and med act on the carpet? i would think that hard fronts on carpet would push.
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX
Have a look HERE for a full review of rubber F1 tires
Yo Dave,

Don't think Charlie's review covers the Tamiya insert in the Pit Shimz rears.

Got any input on how they work on the blacktop?
I know they are the bomb for carpet but street?

Charles? Whatdya say?
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Originally Posted by Bodywerx_rc
Is there any site that I can find out what I need to convert the F104 PRO to the F104W
103 front arms and kingpins---longer turnbuckles-- thas it--except the 103 rims/tires front 5x8 bearings
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