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Old 04-26-2011, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
does anyone know how to obtain traction on pavement with the f 104 pro !!!!!
Have you read through this thread? There are lots of tips here just start reading.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
does anyone know how to obtain traction on pavement with the f 104 pro !!!!!
I think you need to provide a bit more info with your inquiry, foam? rubber?
concrete? asphalt?
There are some tricks that work all around, and others that are dependent on conditions
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
I think you need to provide a bit more info with your inquiry, foam? rubber?
concrete? asphalt?
There are some tricks that work all around, and others that are dependent on conditions
Ok thanks for responding were running on asphalt outside and its not super smooth and ive used rear rubber soft with soft insert and its all over the place then i tried b foams and its still all over the place soo im out of options for tyres any set up tricks that provide more traction or am i just mashing the throttle too fast idk and i have the high traction t bar on there as well.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:49 AM
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You could try the soft t-bar and the upper split deck. And mashing the throttle is a no-no in f1.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Tron View Post
You could try the soft t-bar and the upper split deck. And mashing the throttle is a no-no in f1.
i have the soft t bar on it already but im not sure what u mean by upper split deck is it tcs legal
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
i have the soft t bar on it already but im not sure what u mean by upper split deck is it tcs legal
The split upper deck is a newer hop up for the 104, and is TCS legal.
What is your shock and damper setup?
Are you having issues on or off power?
What is your ride height setup?
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
The split upper deck is a newer hop up for the 104, and is TCS legal.
What is your shock and damper setup?
Are you having issues on or off power?
What is your ride height setup?
so split upper deck gets more traction and my shock and damper set up is stock and its coming out of turns that she just spins out and i have the ride height as low as she can get
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Tron View Post
You could try the soft t-bar and the upper split deck. And mashing the throttle is a no-no in f1.
i bought the f104 pro and it came with a split upper deck
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Originally Posted by tcb22185 View Post
Nice job mike you guys keep comming out with parts i got to buy. How about a top deck that has a few more holes in. it so we can add rear droop? just a idea.
Thanks Sir!

On the top plate with extra holes- totally not needed!

You want to use the method that's been done for decades in pan cars and is by far the easiest method;
1-pop the ball cup off on the rear shock
2-unthread ball cup 1 turn
3- pop ball cup back on = increased droop

If you want an even easier solution pick up our optional micro shock- all you do is insert a turnbuckle wrench where shown to adjust the pod droop
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does anybody have a part number for the split upper deck hop up i checked google cant find it
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does anybody have a part number for the split upper deck hop up i checked google cant find it
Never mind found it
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
does anyone know how to obtain traction on pavement with the f 104 pro !!!!!
Pain in the ass cuz there is only so much you can do for the rear end of this thing.
After you have done it all, split upper deck, soft feel on everything, spring, shock oil, damper plate, T bar, o ring etc... then move on to the front end.

Stiff front springs, medium to hard tires, toe out, ride height higher than the rear.
Make it push some how when exiting the corners.
Oh yeh, good luck with that.
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA View Post
Pain in the ass cuz there is only so much you can do for the rear end of this thing.
After you have done it all, split upper deck, soft feel on everything, spring, shock oil, damper plate, T bar, o ring etc... then move on to the front end.

Stiff front springs, medium to hard tires, toe out, ride height higher than the rear.
Make it push some how when exiting the corners.
Oh yeh, good luck with that.
haha ok thanks ya it seems its one of the tougher cars to dial in
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
Never mind found it
I have one in stock ready to ship, PM me if interested
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Thanks Sir!

On the top plate with extra holes- totally not needed!

You want to use the method that's been done for decades in pan cars and is by far the easiest method;
1-pop the ball cup off on the rear shock
2-unthread ball cup 1 turn
3- pop ball cup back on = increased droop

If you want an even easier solution pick up our optional micro shock- all you do is insert a turnbuckle wrench where shown to adjust the pod droop
Never even thought of that mike thanks for the tip. And keep up the good work..
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