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Old 09-12-2011, 07:10 PM
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Hello F1 racers.

2011 IIC F1 Spec tires & wheels are back in stock from RIDE.

Spec Tires:
- No. 24005: F-1 Rubber Tire, Front Tire, H1/Compound/Medium ---> for F-1/Tamiya & F-Ten/HPI
- No. 24007: F-1 Rubber Tire, Rear Tire, H1/Compound/Medium ---> for F-1/Tamiya & F-Ten/HPI

Rims:
- No. 25002: F-Ten Front Wheel, Black Luster ---> for F-Ten/HPI
- No. 25003: F-Ten Rear Wheel, Black Luster ---> for F-Ten/HPI

- No. 25004: F-104 Front Wheel, Black Luster ---> for F-104/Tamiya
- No. 25005: F-104 Rear Wheel, Black Luster ---> for F-104/Tamiya



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Old 09-12-2011, 11:08 PM
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Some advice please:

I m still new to rc and we have another rc race this weekend however I am struggling with getting my car turned in.

I usually run Tamiya Foams B on the front with F103 on the rear however we cannot get hold of Type B in thailand at the moment so I am stuck with A's on the front and after 3 laps the car will just not turn. I have put grip only on the front(half the front tire) and this helps for about 5 laps but then it just wont turn.

Any advice/tricks would be appreciated.

I am running a F104 with Exotek , 10.5T Hobbywing motor.

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Originally Posted by Sonkind View Post
Some advice please:

I m still new to rc and we have another rc race this weekend however I am struggling with getting my car turned in.

I usually run Tamiya Foams B on the front with F103 on the rear however we cannot get hold of Type B in thailand at the moment so I am stuck with A's on the front and after 3 laps the car will just not turn. I have put grip only on the front(half the front tire) and this helps for about 5 laps but then it just wont turn.

Any advice/tricks would be appreciated.

I am running a F104 with Exotek , 10.5T Hobbywing motor.

Many Thanks
check this site out, alot of F104 setup info there.

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Originally Posted by Sonkind View Post
Some advice please:

I m still new to rc and we have another rc race this weekend however I am struggling with getting my car turned in.

I usually run Tamiya Foams B on the front with F103 on the rear however we cannot get hold of Type B in thailand at the moment so I am stuck with A's on the front and after 3 laps the car will just not turn. I have put grip only on the front(half the front tire) and this helps for about 5 laps but then it just wont turn.

Any advice/tricks would be appreciated.

I am running a F104 with Exotek , 10.5T Hobbywing motor.

Many Thanks

A foam is not going to work if you are on asphalt. 1/10 pan car donuts will work, or try one of the HK shops, who should have tires.
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Originally Posted by Sonkind View Post
Some advice please:

I m still new to rc and we have another rc race this weekend however I am struggling with getting my car turned in.

I usually run Tamiya Foams B on the front with F103 on the rear however we cannot get hold of Type B in thailand at the moment so I am stuck with A's on the front and after 3 laps the car will just not turn. I have put grip only on the front(half the front tire) and this helps for about 5 laps but then it just wont turn.

Any advice/tricks would be appreciated.

I am running a F104 with Exotek , 10.5T Hobbywing motor.

Many Thanks
The car will work much better if you switch the front also to 103 arms and wheels. The 103 foams have more compound options which will get you more steering. Xceed F103 foams work really well on asphalt. Yo may need to trim the front of the body to fit the 103 arm.
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
A foam is not going to work if you are on asphalt. 1/10 pan car donuts will work, or try one of the HK shops, who should have tires.
That is going to depend on the asphalt and if it is treated or not. When I first started racing pan cars on asphalt foam tires worked very well but parking lots we went to after it didn't work without some sort of treatment for added grip. It seems to be related to the sealant used or not used if foam will work or not.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:53 AM
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I got it of Ebay dont know if any body saw it? F60 with Alloy upgrades? (had 2 get 2nd hand as the mrs would kill me an i can make out ive had it for years in the loft lol) Its on foams at the moment and i want rubber wheels an tyres for it! Any surgestions?
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
The car will work much better if you switch the front also to 103 arms and wheels. The 103 foams have more compound options which will get you more steering. Xceed F103 foams work really well on asphalt. Yo may need to trim the front of the body to fit the 103 arm.
I agree with Mike, part of the problem is the kit foam you are running, but probably the bigger issue is the difference in track width front to rear.
You could also try raising the rear ride height a bit to get more weight transfer on the front tires.
Also sauce the entire tire.
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
That is going to depend on the asphalt and if it is treated or not. When I first started racing pan cars on asphalt foam tires worked very well but parking lots we went to after it didn't work without some sort of treatment for added grip. It seems to be related to the sealant used or not used if foam will work or not.
I'm not saying foam is bad, Tamiya "A" foams don't work well on asphalt.
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
I'm not saying foam is bad, Tamiya "A" foams don't work well on asphalt.
I was wondering why you said foam was no good on asphalt.
Now I get what you're sayin, "A" foam is no good on asphalt.

Now, my 103 with the right foam on asphalt will destroy the same car with rubber.
The 104 on either foam or asphalt isn't even in the same league so I wouldn't even try to catch the 103.
Now if you have to run the F104, first off let me say I'm very sorry BUT if you do have to run it, the F103 front end and the F103 tires front and back will make it almost feel like a race car and that is about as close as you are gonna get.
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Here is 1 F104W who drives almost the same as my F103.
And this said after just 2 hours of getting to know the car
40sh front and 30sh on the rear.
Black springs on the front,red spring on the center shock with 300 Tamiya oil in the shock.
Front a bit lower then the rear.
The super soft T-bar is a bit up to the chassis and this works fine.
The single middle screw is gone and a glued a shock foam kussing between the T-bar and the rear battery mount to keep it almost level to the chassis.

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Originally Posted by F N CUDA View Post
I was wondering why you said foam was no good on asphalt.
Now I get what you're sayin, "A" foam is no good on asphalt.

Now, my 103 with the right foam on asphalt will destroy the same car with rubber.
The 104 on either foam or asphalt isn't even in the same league so I wouldn't even try to catch the 103.
Now if you have to run the F104, first off let me say I'm very sorry BUT if you do have to run it, the F103 front end and the F103 tires front and back will make it almost feel like a race car and that is about as close as you are gonna get.
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For a guy that hates the 104 as much as you do, you sure have a good track record with it. My 103 is a rocket compared with my 104, but I figure the more time I spend with the 104, the faster I will get
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Can you get wet weather rubber tires?
Also thinking maybe doin a Mercedes using a brawn body but the listing has been taken of eBay! Any 1 know where you could get the body or stickers? But I do like the new Renault Lotus! Help lol
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The Tamiya slick rubber tires work very well in the wet.
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OK I have a F104 pro. I have a Xrs Novak esc and a silver can motor in it now. would you A) keep that in the car and just run it with a 2s lipo or B) Put in a brand new brushless SpeedPassion V3.0 w/ 21.5R and run the 2s lipo ??? any help would be good. I will post pics of the bodies and wing sets for sale soon.
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