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Old 07-10-2011, 10:49 AM
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It's an outdoor track with asphalt.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:23 PM
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Mine is just setting on the shelf looking racey class hasn't taken off here yet Right next to my Serpent F180
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:10 PM
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K gotta ask.. what dose using an harder spring in the shock do for the car??
what dose everyone run?
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:57 PM
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Just ran my car with a 7cell nicd. Runs well but i gotta adjust the brake on the esc. One thing though, i have a bunch of 3 cell lipos from airplanes and they fit well. Will the stock motor handle that?
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:35 PM
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i use liquid masking, then cut out and peel off what i want to paint. it works real good.

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o man best of luck, i had a terrible time with the cockpit area. be patient when masking make sure you get it right before spraying. maybe i just suck tho haha.
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Originally Posted by Vicko View Post
K gotta ask.. what dose using an harder spring in the shock do for the car??
what dose everyone run?
Harder springs means less rear traction/ more steering. Most folks run the red 12lb springs and sometimes the super soft gold if you can find them- pretty rare.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Oortael View Post
Hey guys,

how many rounds do you get out of an set of soft/option Tamiya rubber tires until they lose grip? The track where I race is medium grip with many corners and I do an average of 17 sec. on this track.

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It sort of depends. They are fastest the first few runs, but if you're not abusing the tires by sliding around or if your setup is way off, they can last quite some time.
One thing I have noticed, if the rubber marbles coming off the tire start changing composition, the tire is probably done. It seems like the marbles are almost like puffed like popcorn. It's hard to describe, but I know when I have tried to round the edges of a set of tires on a tire truer, and I went at the tire too hard with a shaping file over heating the tire, it made the same marbles.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:59 PM
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Hey mikeR I have the exotex chase, what oil are u running in the shock and what side spring are u running for outdoor and for carpet? Are they AE springs?
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:03 PM
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It sort of depends. They are fastest the first few runs, but if you're not abusing the tires by sliding around or if your setup is way off, they can last quite some time.
One thing I have noticed, if the rubber marbles coming off the tire start changing composition, the tire is probably done. It seems like the marbles are almost like puffed like popcorn. It's hard to describe, but I know when I have tried to round the edges of a set of tires on a tire truer, and I went at the tire too hard with a shaping file over heating the tire, it made the same marbles.
Using too strong a tire sauce (paragon) will bring about the marbles of death as well Simple green pretty much for tamiya tires?
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Originally Posted by Vicko View Post
Hey mikeR I have the exotex chase, what oil are u running in the shock and what side spring are u running for outdoor and for carpet? Are they AE springs?
I'm using 35wt for the trf shock and 25wt for the side shock. Blue AE side springs 2mm above the ball end (not touching). This is for rubber on med grip asphalt.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:23 PM
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Drove it some more today. on a 7.2 battery it is decntly fast for most tracks. A bit more could be attained. Tried a few passes with an 11.1, ohhh baby now were talking
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:39 PM
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Just ordered mine from dinball today.. with express. I went the normal f60 kit rather then pro as you can always make it a pro later on. This way i can possibly have 2 kits

Whats the most gripiest tyres for the f104? With out sacrificing usability, as in i dont want to be replacing tyres ever so often
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Using too strong a tire sauce (paragon) will bring about the marbles of death as well Simple green pretty much for tamiya tires?
Simple green is like the "go to" tire prep..it's reliable. Buggy grip and the like work pretty well too, but they bias towards over steer. Simple green makes Tamiya tires bias towards push...at least on my car

Simple green is good when the track starts going away in the late afternoon.
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Originally Posted by pokiou View Post
Just ordered mine from dinball today.. with express. I went the normal f60 kit rather then pro as you can always make it a pro later on. This way i can possibly have 2 kits

Whats the most gripiest tyres for the f104? With out sacrificing usability, as in i dont want to be replacing tyres ever so often

http://www.rc4less.com/index.php?cPa...fbb8fc2fffd967

best longest lasting tires of have used yet! luv em i have posted this vid before but this is VHD (very hard) fronts and soft rear. i now have had two full practice days and have yet to change or even rotate them at all!! i normally go through at least one set per practice day of the tamiya hards
http://www.youtube.com/user/Mantiswo.../1/2gQfVTzJJNQ
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