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Old 02-14-2012, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
Well im gonna check ...good idea.....are the f104w steering links that bad to race with?
Nothing wrong with them to get you running, years ago it was all we used and surprisingly enough the steering never fell apart all the time. Tamiya still supplies it in many of their kits so there's more running those thin links than using turnbuckles.

The Z bends do wear the holes bigger in the servo saver over time and the small plastic ball joints will pop off more often than bigger ones, but for a few weeks you aren't going to notice much difference.

The only downside is that you can't adjust the length as fine as using turnbuckles.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by dfx View Post
Don't know Your local track rules, but in some other championchips is this illegal. The rules are usualy like only F1 tires allowed and max. width 45mm (F103 size)...
Not in our track rules...
I used normal tires and car's width, but when someone on your track takes advantage of that... I have to do the same :-)
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:06 AM
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If you are racing outdoors on a slightly bumpy track then the wires may be better.
I remember a guy (Terry should know him ? - Graham Hill) who raced at the (no longer) Basildon circuit which was very bumpy, set FTD in round 1 and found his servo loose, tightened it for round to and found the track difficult like the rest of us, in round 3 he loosened the servo again and went fastest of the day.
From that point on many of us ran wires outdoors as the car felt less twitchy and sensitive on the steering.
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Thanks guys I love coming to this thread ....the answers come quick and the advice is usually rite.
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Originally Posted by rays_tt View Post
Hi guys, in terms of rubber tyres would you recommend getting Ride or Shimizu's?

I'm after the best gripping rubber tyres.
Shimizu 0571 and 0572, stock inserts...
Check out: http://uf1series.com/_sub_pages/2012/uf1_101.html

You can get these tires at TQ:

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:21 PM
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F104 suspension arms and foam wheels are finally back in stock!
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Hey guys just wanting to know what springs and shock oil everyone is running for carpet ...medium bite.....pit rubbers.
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Ride soft front springs I have been coating the shaft with 1000wt oil, red rear tamiya spring with 25 at oil in the shock
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Originally Posted by mattwoodcraft View Post
Ride soft front springs I have been coating the shaft with 1000wt oil, red rear tamiya spring with 25 at oil in the shock
Ok thanks will try it .....i have heard a lot of guys coating the king pin i will try it too....does it make that much of a difference?
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It can I race on a large asphalt track which was in the day for 1/8 gas what I have noticed is that it can smooth out the steering and takes away the binding which can happen when left dry. The other oil I also use is the oil that is used to oil the bushes in the motor it's a tuning option you would really need to try a few different ones to feel the results
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:10 AM
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I need 2 sets of mirrors from the McClaren or F60 or F104 body if anyone has any for sale. Or can point me to a parts tree somewhere? BPshadow? I need the mirrors, the oring and if you can the small body clip.
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Hey guys! My names Brandon and I'm new to this forum and F1 style racing.

I've been running my f1pro on carpet for a few weeks now and its slowly getting dialed in, but i still cant seem to keep it from traction rolling without being to tail happy in the corners, so I have a few questions for people running on carpet.

1. What diameter foam tire seems to work best for short carpet tracks?

2. What is the weight that seems to work best for you?

3. Is there any things that are super important when setting this up for carpet?(sound like a stupid question)<<<noob

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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