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Old 12-08-2011, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by arix View Post
Wanted to ask if a hard case lipo with the following dimensions will fit on a F104X1?
Dimensions: 137.5mm x 25.5mm x 46.5mm (5.4" x 1" x 1.8")

This is the pack: http://www.venom-group.com/Store/LiP...rdcse-ROAR-UNI
It will not drop right in, but you can make it fit. You dont need to buy any other chassis to do it either.

Go read this and you will see how to do it.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...article-id=551
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by al dente View Post
by loosening the side roll, i would assume that you are talking about the dampening tube. i have run with it off. i have also narrowed the t plate trying to free it up that way as well. i have tried loosening the center screw, i will try that some more. and i will lengthen the shock as well



rubber.

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Old 12-09-2011, 10:02 AM
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So today I decided to proceed and buy the motor + esc for the f104x1 I will be building soon, the rules at the track is 13T brushless, doesnt matter what esc or motor, the guys at the track all have the Hobbywing 13 brushless esc + motor but I was thinking that there should be another solution out there.

I noticed that the motor (hobbywing 13T) has very big cooling fins and the actual size of the can is not as big as a standard sized motor which concerns me about the performance, any other options out there for around $100 ?

Maybe a 13.5T with higher kv rating from hobbywing as well?

Here is the one they are using:
http://www.hobbypartz.com/ezrun-35a-...tem-combo.html

I was thinking maybe buying the hobbwing 60A ESC: http://www.hobbypartz.com/ezrun-60a-...-1-10-car.html
And this Hobbywing full size 540 13.3T 3300kv motor: http://www.hobbypartz.com/ezrun135t.html

Is the 60A ESC worth it for the extra performance? or is the power draw to much? My friend has the 35A ESC and a 5000mah lipo which gives him 40min of runtime.

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Old 12-09-2011, 10:03 AM
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F1Paitlabs Decals are available at TQ RC RACING Click Here


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Originally Posted by spring71 View Post
F1Paitlabs Decals are available at TQ RC RACING [URL="http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/product_list.asp?s_cate_id=1307&s_sort=3"]Click Here

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Awesome! Also, check over the labels; it is entered as Pait instead of Paint
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:26 PM
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Can anyone confirm the part number for the roll damper piston itself? Turns out when you break T bar the roll damper piston is susceptible to breaking as well. Thanks in advance

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Originally Posted by TPhalen View Post
I couldn't find it separately, but there is this one: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=54342
Until then superglue I guess :/

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Old 12-12-2011, 02:09 AM
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Oil damper could be a nice upgrade I think. My roll damper piston is also getting loose from a set srcew (looks not broken).
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:23 PM
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Tamiya foam rears for med to high grip carpet. Usually run b front A rears, anyone have luck with B's all around?
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:51 PM
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Tamiya foam rears for med to high grip carpet. Usually run b front A rears, anyone have luck with B's all around?
When we have to run foams all I run is the B's
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:14 AM
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I bought a f104 pro a coupla months ago.......and was just wondering what type of foam tires come with the kit. What are the fronts? What are the rears?
What are the shore count also? Anybody know?
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:58 AM
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Hi Guys,

Just got myself a F104x1 and ready into F1.

However, I have purchased Tamiya rubber tires and tamiya foam rims..

I searched around and know that Pitz tires can be glue on foam rims, but wondering are those tamiya rubber tires also able to glue on foam rims? Or do I have to purchase those tamiya mesh rims.

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Old 12-14-2011, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by DanDan View Post
I searched around and know that Pitz tires can be glue on foam rims, but wondering are those tamiya rubber tires also able to glue on foam rims? Or do I have to purchase those tamiya mesh rims.
If you bought the Tamiya rubber for the F104 (part numbers 54199, 54198, 51400, 51399), you'll need the mesh rims (51398 or 54201 for the bling shiny ones).
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:17 AM
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How do you guys like your F104 to handle?
Understeering and predictable or Oversteering and a bit of a handfull

How do you attack corners? do you take the "perfect line" and keep it all in control? or do you like the rear to steer the car a touch?

I actually change my driving style for foams vs rubber which I think is probably a bit odd, but I like understeer with rubber and to get it to really take smooth lines and the ideal line. Where as with foams I like the back end to be a bit looser and to be able to get the car to rotate in the rear and slide a touch.
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hey guys, I just put on the aluminum diff housing on my F104w, but now the axle is too short to mount the tire.

Is there another part I need to make this work?

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nvm, just found it, needs carbon shaft
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