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Old 06-05-2011, 09:09 AM
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http://www.bocabearings.com/productd...ctSubGroupID=4

Boca bearing kits list the bearings , use, and thier sizes for each car.
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr P!nk View Post
Sorry I can't answer your first question, but as far as glueing goes I use contact cement for glueing counter tops. Just brush a coat of it onto the wheel, and a coat on the inside of the foam and let them dry for about 15 minutes. Then dunk both in some laquer thinner and they'll slide right together. Use some paper towel and laquer thinner to clean off any of the glue that gets on the side walls.
Its actually a pretty easy task once you do it a few times.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:23 PM
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the ceramic bearings are certainly expensive for the 104 when you only get 9 compared to other makes the same price and you may get 16.

what are peoples thoughts about
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:27 PM
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I just searched around and bought the sizes I need from various manufactures(at Amain). I did not bother ordering a kit of bearings for the 104. It will run me less than $50 for the 8 I need in my car.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:30 PM
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that's a smart choice i think i will do the same. pointless spending that much on bearings its almost the cost of the car
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:27 AM
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what is the softest out of the tamiya a and b foams? thanks
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I believe the HBR soft tires are the softest in the Tamiya range.
If your lacking rear grip try the D-Drive 25 shore tires.
You will notice that the car will be easier to drive.

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what is the softest out of the tamiya a and b foams? thanks
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:06 AM
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i have kawada 40s on the front and a's on the back and the car looses to much speed when turning(sounds strange i no)
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As in it pushes the front of the car to the outside of the corner?
Or slides completely to the ouside?
I find the GP-Speed tires ok.
I use 30 rear and 45 front or 25 rear and 40 front.
If i got a very high grip track i use 36 at the rear and 40 at the front.

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i have kawada 40s on the front and a's on the back and the car looses to much speed when turning(sounds strange i no)
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it turns in ok but the back tends to push out and speed is scrubbed out to quick. i like the rubber tires and the way they flow.foams seem to be very direct
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Use the B type front rubber and A type at the rear.
This will give you a nice car to drive with.
At least it did for me

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it turns in ok but the back tends to push out and speed is scrubbed out to quick. i like the rubber tires and the way they flow.foams seem to be very direct
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i have not had a lot experience with foam tire's on the carpet i got a set of tamiya set a and b will be running on carpet for the first time with it, i got the 1.3mm t-bar in it the f1 at the moment should i just go out with the asphalt set up? or if so what changes might need doing, not a lot time for any practice just turn and race the event

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Well for carpet foam would be the best choice but if you have to run rubber start with A at the rear,B at the front,really soft setup for the rear,zero camber and hard front springs.
You can sauce the tires if allowed.
Rear complete and for starters none front.
If this goes well keep to it.
If you still have to much bite at the front,try CA glue to the side walls at the front.
Good luck.

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i have not had a lot experience with foam tire's on the carpet i got a set of tamiya set a and b will be running on carpet for the first time with it, i got the 1.3mm t-bar in it the f1 at the moment should i just go out with the asphalt set up? or if so what changes might need doing, not a lot time for any practice just turn and race the event

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hello Roy

i will be using foam tires for the event for the first time, my experience has been asphalt on rubber.

thanks for the tips
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Originally Posted by mattwoodcraft View Post
i have not had a lot experience with foam tire's on the carpet i got a set of tamiya set a and b will be running on carpet for the first time with it, i got the 1.3mm t-bar in it the f1 at the moment should i just go out with the asphalt set up? or if so what changes might need doing, not a lot time for any practice just turn and race the event

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Here is a good starting point for Foam Carpet:
http://rcf1blog.blogspot.com/2011/03...tup-sheet.html

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