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Old 12-04-2011, 03:56 PM
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i have the X1 conversion as well i now have my FRP chassi which i look forward to putting on and turning some more laps very soon.X1 RUBBER ASPHALT=GREAT
i have not noticed the damper sticking out all that much on the bodies i have
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Originally Posted by reichsmarshal24 View Post
My question is: Can a 104 pro still compete with an X1 or will the x1 just blow it out of the water?

Is it neccessary to get the X1 or upgrade the existing pro?

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It is in no way a night and day thing. I like the side damper, but again, it's not something that will make or break the car.

The pro car chassis might be stiff compared to an X1, but that is more a rubber tire consideration. Even then, the separated upper deck is not very expensive.
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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
I run the Pro Black Edition. Just add weights to the right places to get balance depending on track conditions. I don't think an X1 would necessarily be faster (and side damper looks ugly sticking out of the body). Loosen upper deck screws if you want chassis flex. Good luck, see you at the track.

I suggest you get the steel rear axle. World of difference for rubber on asphalt in our track.
I also have the pro black edition and have replaced the carbon axle with a titanium one. I've also placed the titanium horizontal cylinder that holds the upper and lower front wishbones together at the wheel. I have no issues with the F104 Pro so far but I'm really intrigued with the great feedback the X1 is getting from drivers. It's just a question for me of which has the greater potential.
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Buy the X1 so we can finally see it in action at our track
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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
Buy the X1 so we can finally see it in action at our track
We'll see. I've already posted ads on the buy and sell section. Can you share your baseline setup for asphalt for the F104 Pro?
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Originally Posted by reichsmarshal24 View Post
Hey Guys,

I recently got a F104 Pro black edition with a bunch of hop ups and tested it for the first time yesterday. It's my first experience handling a high-performance RC and the car handled beautifully and I'm planning to test a couple of setups and upgrade ideas. However, for past few weeks reading through this forum, the X1 seems to be getting tons of great feedbacks.

My question is: Can a 104 pro still compete with an X1 or will the x1 just blow it out of the water?

Is it neccessary to get the X1 or upgrade the existing pro?

Thanks!
I like the X1 a lot, since I got it, the other 104 that I had, which was a FRP chassied Pro has been sold, and my original Pro is in the process of being a showcar/ photography car. Keep in mind the guy that smoked us all at the TCS nats this year was not running an X1 and he was wicked fast
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
I like the X1 a lot, since I got it, the other 104 that I had, which was a FRP chassied Pro has been sold, and my original Pro is in the process of being a showcar/ photography car. Keep in mind the guy that smoked us all at the TCS nats this year was not running an X1 and he was wicked fast
Austin is the same guy that smoked the field as a sportsman in the Expert vs. Sportman Shootout on foams a couple years back at Tamiya. Guy can wheel.
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Originally Posted by reichsmarshal24 View Post
We'll see. I've already posted ads on the buy and sell section. Can you share your baseline setup for asphalt for the F104 Pro?
Hope this helps.

Tamiya F1 Setup

Btw, what radio controller are you using? As important as the car itself...

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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
Hope this helps.

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Btw, what radio controller are you using? As important as the car itself...
I'm using a FS GT3 2.4 ghz controller. basically a budget buy. Maybe I'll upgrade if I see it causing me lap times.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:36 AM
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Hi,

I've raced my F104Pro against EuroGT/Pro10 cars yesterday. Don't question that! I know the cars aren't compareable.

After three 5 min. runs my spur (Tamiya #54055) got fried by my 29T pinion. Both are module 0.4 and are installed properly. What I noticed is that the spur could move ca. 0.5 mm in each direction of the carbon fiber axle (left/right not from or to the pinion). But the diff itself was fine and has no backlash. Is the spur not a appropriate one for the car. I use it just because it hast 96 teeth and can hold 12 diff balls. What could cause the damage of the spur??

The motor is a Corally 17,5T (red) and the esc is a Speed Passion Cirtix Club Cace as it ist specified in the EuroGT ruselset.

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I'm running an X1 and want to get ride tires, our track is high bite indoor asphalt! I see they have S compound and H, what is the difference? Thanks for any help.

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Get pit shimizu 571 and 572 if you want rubber for f104!
The names are confusing using a hard rear and soft front. But the rear is way stickier than the front soft.
They balance up real well with good grip!
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
I like the X1 a lot, since I got it, the other 104 that I had, which was a FRP chassied Pro has been sold, and my original Pro is in the process of being a showcar/ photography car. Keep in mind the guy that smoked us all at the TCS nats this year was not running an X1 and he was wicked fast
I'd say my Pro is right in the mix with the X1's at this point.
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I'd say my Pro is right in the mix with the X1's at this point.
Can you post your F104 Pro setup sheet as a reference starting point? I was told I can use Kimborough spur gears but they told me I need to use some type of spacer? Anyone know where to get the spacer? Trying to find the perfect rollout as i'm new to F1 and don't want to destroy a motor.
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If I figured properly my roll out with 21.5 is 65mm. And you can get the spur gear adaptor at tqrcracing.com hope this helps.
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