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Old 01-19-2011, 05:24 PM
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thanks for the info--
I'll try it-I want to try to get it close to my 103's &109
40 or 45 in the shock kinda scared meI'm used to 20-25
even in my gen xl
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:39 PM
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You have a Tamiya 3 hole piston, right? You'll need some heavy oil...No T bar or damper plates to help the ol' shock.
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
You have a Tamiya 3 hole piston, right? You'll need some heavy oil...No T bar or damper plates to help the ol' shock.

Very true. I run 55wt in both shocks with gold heavy side spring and Tamiya yellow center spring for high grip carpet. This slows down the chassis roll for much smoother transition on the high grip track. This is with Pit rubber tires. Foam could probably go even heavier side dampening oil on carpet.
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Very true. I run 55wt in both shocks with gold heavy side spring and Tamiya yellow center spring for high grip carpet. This slows down the chassis roll for much smoother transition on the high grip track. This is with Pit rubber tires. Foam could probably go even heavier side dampening oil on carpet.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:29 AM
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Default 103-104 pressure disks

hey guys
are the 103-104 pressure disks compatible? mine have developed some slop so need to replace them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-F104-PRO-...ht_1387wt_1139

103 ones are easier to come by. what is the exact size of the diff balls?

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Old 01-20-2011, 12:08 PM
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Can someone recommend a good rubber tyre for high bite carpet? I have a set of the option Tamiya one's but I've read mixed reviews.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:33 PM
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guys im looking for a way to unmount a set of rubbers. that have been glued any idea?
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:41 PM
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guys im looking for a way to unmount a set of rubbers. that have been glued any idea?
Not if they are mounted on Tamiya rims.

They melt whether you heat them in the oven or soak em in acetone.

Others can be done by either one of these methods but not Tamiya rims.

If you choose to sacrifice the rims just to reuse the tires, acetone will get rid of the glue AND the rim eventually.
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA View Post
Not if they are mounted on Tamiya rims.

They melt whether you heat them in the oven or soak em in acetone.

Others can be done by either one of these methods but not Tamiya rims.

If you choose to sacrifice the rims just to reuse the tires, acetone will get rid of the glue AND the rim eventually.
Thats fine i got the car used and a guy mounted soft rears on front wheels.. duh
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Get an empty paint can (home depot and lowe's usually have them) and fill it a 1/3 of the way with acetone. Put the rims on an old coat hanger and suspend them ABOVE the acetone. Cover overnite and check. The vapors should loosen the tires without destroying the rims. No guarantees, though.
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Originally Posted by tcb22185 View Post
guys im looking for a way to unmount a set of rubbers. that have been glued any idea?
I used to boil them in water when I had carbon reinforced plastic TC wheels that I reuse to get the rubber off. Not sure if it'll hurt the rubber or plastic rims.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
Get an empty paint can (home depot and lowe's usually have them) and fill it a 1/3 of the way with acetone. Put the rims on an old coat hanger and suspend them ABOVE the acetone. Cover overnite and check. The vapors should loosen the tires without destroying the rims. No guarantees, though.
Yep, that's the method but I promise you, the rims will be squishy and distorted if not thoroughly melted.
Same with baking or boiling. Funky plastic those sneaky Tamiya guys used.
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What about CA Debonder?
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hey guys when running foam on carpet what do you start em at. the tamiya foams come 62mm. thanx. just tryin to get setup for tcs. usually im on rubber tires
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Originally Posted by tcb22185 View Post
guys im looking for a way to unmount a set of rubbers. that have been glued any idea?
The way I have done it in the past takes time but works and usually saves both the tires and rims.

I use the back of a No. 11 Exacto blade and I just keep scraping the ca away between the rim and rubber tire. (you can probably do this with a good dental pick as well). It takes awhile but is very successful.
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