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Old 08-25-2011, 09:43 AM
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Sorry for what may be a dumb question..
I bought a used f104pro and i need to replace the front body mount post thing.
i see the part in the instruction manual but i cannot find the part number.
any help would be appreciated
thanks
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by monkee View Post
Sorry for what may be a dumb question..
I bought a used f104pro and i need to replace the front body mount post thing.
i see the part in the instruction manual but i cannot find the part number.
any help would be appreciated
thanks
The post will be on a plastic parts tree, it doesn't have it's own part #
you would be better off upgrading to the aluminum part
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BP, those look SAAWEEEET! I can't wait to get my paws on those.
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is there anyone using the 'Heavy Weight Pivot Post ' ???
does it help for rubber tires ???
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Originally Posted by Marco926 View Post
is there anyone using the 'Heavy Weight Pivot Post ' ???
does it help for rubber tires ???
yes, i'm using it - makes the car much heavier, which helps for rubber tires and asphalt....i did notice a difference in the car's handling with it

i'm also using the TRG heavy rear shaft so i gots lots of extra weight to the rear of my car
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
yes, i'm using it - makes the car much heavier, which helps for rubber tires and asphalt....i did notice a difference in the car's handling with it

i'm also using the TRG heavy rear shaft so i gots lots of extra weight to the rear of my car
i'm using the rear steel shaft from tamiya, already better a lot, so it will be even better if i use the heavy pivot post, but will it be too heavy for using both ???
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Originally Posted by Marco926 View Post
i'm using the rear steel shaft from tamiya, already better a lot, so it will be even better if i use the heavy pivot post, but will it be too heavy for using both ???
i'm sure there will be a point where too much weight will screw with the performance of the car, but you aren't going to be near that point yet. the weight you're adding, to this point, is doing nothing but adding rear traction so-to-speak...

If you look at Robk's site - http://rcf1blog.blogspot.com/ - you can see one of his 104 setup wihere he's using rubber tires AND a buch of weight in addition to the heavy pivot plate and steel axel..

alot of RC cars function better the heavier they get - VTA's are an example of that - and F1's aren't any different...mine, with the heavy pivot post and TRG axel, is significantly heavier then the stock 104, but IMO handles uber better since the rear is planted way better
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Originally Posted by monkee View Post
Sorry for what may be a dumb question..
I bought a used f104pro and i need to replace the front body mount post thing.
i see the part in the instruction manual but i cannot find the part number.
any help would be appreciated
thanks
you're right its not in the manual - probably part of the body kit supplements

you can always check out other places online to find the part numbers - i usually use towerhobbie or speedtechrc

blue aluminum ones - http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=770&id=9263
there's a plastic one on part 50655
and here's the 2 piece aluminum ones - http://www.ebay.com/itm/53120-TAMIYA...item2eb5b8ae55 - 2 pieces as in you get 2 front posts
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alos use the the split top deck that tamiya release for the 104 that combind with the heavy pivot post steel rear axle its great with rubber very consistant
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Which is the better kit the Pro or the X1 version ??

and does the X1 come with the rubber tires ?

thanks Guys
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
you're right its not in the manual - probably part of the body kit supplements

you can always check out other places online to find the part numbers - i usually use towerhobbie or speedtechrc

blue aluminum ones - http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=770&id=9263
there's a plastic one on part 50655
and here's the 2 piece aluminum ones - http://www.ebay.com/itm/53120-TAMIYA...item2eb5b8ae55 - 2 pieces as in you get 2 front posts

thank you !!

what are most people running in these?
13.5 or 17.5 if brushless?
25t pinion?
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Originally Posted by monkee View Post
thank you !!

what are most people running in these?
13.5 or 17.5 if brushless?
25t pinion?
actually its more like silver can or 21.5

and i'm running standard 64p spur - 88t with like a 34/35t pinion
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Originally Posted by E-clip View Post
Hello

Which is the better kit the Pro or the X1 version ??

and does the X1 come with the rubber tires ?

thanks Guys
The X1 doesn't come with wheels tires or a body.
I just got done testing mine for the Tamiya Nats, and the car is awesome.
It is on the pricey side, but is really good, hooked up pretty much right out of the box
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BP, be sure to keep us posted on the NATS.... we're expecting photos of your car!!

Best of Luck!!!

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Hi guys,

I'm from Spain and being riding a F104-F60 a year ago. Since I tryed it i loved. It were my first RC. Step by step I upgraded it like a F104PRO and seems next year we would have F1 regional championship. Still using Tamiya tyres but thinking on trying Shimizu ones because here we have low grip and think Shimizu rear ones would give a point
By now thats my car. Hope you enjoy



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