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Old 03-19-2012, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by blade072 View Post
im have an issue at the moment...i have a 3racing f109 which i tried for the first time yesterday....just did donuts...anyway im thinking of either getting an f104 pro or a sakura fgx.....hmmmm we run on asphalt and then i see the f104x1.....and then theres the f104 black special......we will be running on rubber tires....

the reason i really want to go to tamiya is that i used to run them years ago....so you could say im used to them....

back to my issue.....would the pro be just as good as say the x1 and black special...apart from all the bling bits and other mods???....thanks in advance
the only difference between the varus f104 kits is the tuning parts included. For rubber tires the x1kit would be the best choice
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Originally Posted by durtbag View Post
Are you running on rubber or foam? What size is the track? Roll out is more important. Just ran an event on rubber, big track 100x60 and was geared at 96/35 Roll out of 72mm. Had nice torque and top end.
I thought rollout was considered if you are running foams, gear ratio if rubber ( as tire diameter doesn't change like it does with foam). Running rubber.
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Originally Posted by blade072 View Post
im have an issue at the moment...i have a 3racing f109 which i tried for the first time yesterday....just did donuts...anyway im thinking of either getting an f104 pro or a sakura fgx.....hmmmm we run on asphalt and then i see the f104x1.....and then theres the f104 black special......we will be running on rubber tires....

the reason i really want to go to tamiya is that i used to run them years ago....so you could say im used to them....

back to my issue.....would the pro be just as good as say the x1 and black special...apart from all the bling bits and other mods???....thanks in advance
Re: F109- Tires tires tires and details details details. Just switching the chassis out will not solve the donuts problem.
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Does anyone know where I can find the Black or Blue aluminum motor mounts? I have looked at several places and everyone is on order. I have been trying to find these parts for months.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:12 PM
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If you can't find them at any of the hobby shops (support them first), try ebay.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Re: F109- Tires tires tires and details details details. Just switching the chassis out will not solve the donuts problem.
right here are the tires i was using

all pit shimizu for 103 chassis
0548-R3 rear
0543 F1-M front....

think i needed to go soft rear and hard front another words
the opposite to what i have done....i also have a set of soft fronts..

main shock had 60wt oil and standard kit in the dampening tube...
standard kit springs all round

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Old 03-20-2012, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ChadRacing View Post
Does anyone know where I can find the Black or Blue aluminum motor mounts? I have looked at several places and everyone is on order. I have been trying to find these parts for months.
MuchHobby in Canada has some motor mounts in blue.

http://www.muchhobby.com/shopping/pr...oducts_id=2818

It might be cheaper to hit up Fleabay though.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Csaari77 View Post
MuchHobby in Canada has some motor mounts in blue.

http://www.muchhobby.com/shopping/pr...oducts_id=2818

It might be cheaper to hit up Fleabay though.

Thanks, but after seeing what shipping would be and the time for shipping, I went to Fleabay. I was able to find the limited edition black motor mounts NIP. Should be here by the weekend.
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Anyone know what the stock parts numbers are the for F104W rubber tires and rims?
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Originally Posted by Apex View Post
Anyone know what the stock parts numbers are the for F104W rubber tires and rims?
My thoughts exactly

Nice TCS Win this past weekend.

Rear wheel A parts 19338097
Rear Inner Sponge (hard) 53255

Front Wheel F parts 19338096
Front Inner Sponge 19805597

The manual says Tire Bag (front x2 Rear x2) 19408053
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:54 PM
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hi which is a better car to get for tarmac, and high grip carpet, f104 pro or f104 x1 thanks
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Originally Posted by blade072 View Post
right here are the tires i was using

all pit shimizu for 103 chassis
0548-R3 rear
0543 F1-M front....

think i needed to go soft rear and hard front another words
the opposite to what i have done....i also have a set of soft fronts..

main shock had 60wt oil and standard kit in the dampening tube...
standard kit springs all round

Correct me if I'm wrong guys, but I think 60wt in the center shock is way too heavy. That may be a big part of your problem. Try 30 with the softest spring that you can put in.
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Originally Posted by Markus View Post
My thoughts exactly

Nice TCS Win this past weekend.

Rear wheel A parts 19338097
Rear Inner Sponge (hard) 53255

Front Wheel F parts 19338096
Front Inner Sponge 19805597

The manual says Tire Bag (front x2 Rear x2) 19408053
Thanks for the part numbers! As for TCS, I just wanted to get a clean run in the 3rd qualifier to get to 24 laps to at least be on pace and had no idea I was on a TQ run. In the main, I wasn't the fastest, but was able to get another pretty clean run to take the win.
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What foam do you guys run in your Pit Shimizu tires? (571 and 572 tires)
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Originally Posted by zaraz View Post
hi which is a better car to get for tarmac, and high grip carpet, f104 pro or f104 x1 thanks
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