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Old 03-22-2012, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by supertech View Post
What's a better route to go on for my F104 Pro? The Exotek F1R conversion, or the F104x1 lower chassis and roll damper conversion? Only running on rubber tires both indoor carpet and outdoor asphalt.
I'd say F1R

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Hell get em both, its illegal to have only 1 F1 car anyway
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by nrtv20 View Post
Apex sure does make a lot of sense with that post!
If your club allows aftermarket kits canít go wrong with Mikeís F1R though.
Do you already have an abundance of t-plates or maybe side pod springs? Food for thought; they are both great chassis.
I guess I was looking at it from a TCS perspective as well. But you can't go wrong with the F1R either. But like texastc said buy them both cause you just can't have one F1.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:52 AM
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Steve Jackson could TQ and win with a box stock F104! I've done battle with him before in 1/8 onroad in Vegas. Fun times. I really want the F1R but I don't see anyone using it on asphalt.
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I found my Exotek F103(old version) a bit underwhelming on asphalt on carpet it was an absolute monster though!!

I always really liked the stock F103 for asphalt.. only upgrades were aluminium diff, shock and motor mount rest was bog stock.
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Originally Posted by JamesHealey View Post
I found my Exotek F103(old version) a bit underwhelming on asphalt on carpet it was an absolute monster though!!

I always really liked the stock F103 for asphalt.. only upgrades were aluminium diff, shock and motor mount rest was bog stock.

EXO103 and F1R are night and day different designs. Cant really compare the two. EXO103 was developed way back when foam tires were the norm. F1R was designed for Shimizu rubbers.
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I know the deal with the F1R Mike and if narrow cars take off in the UK i'll put my early EXO chassis to good use as it works a treat on carpet!

I've been eyeballing the Ultra looks great, but can it run full sized 2S lipos?
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
F1R was designed for Shimizu rubbers.
those are the tires I normally run........
now I've got to order the F1R from you
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I used this car to place 3rd at carpet nats. It is a solid design.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesHealey View Post
I know the deal with the F1R Mike and if narrow cars take off in the UK i'll put my early EXO chassis to good use as it works a treat on carpet!

I've been eyeballing the Ultra looks great, but can it run full sized 2S lipos?
F1Ultra indeed requires shorty packs. The car is a dream to drive I must say. No problems running a boosted 13.5 with rubber tires on asphalt!

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those are the tires I normally run........
now I've got to order the F1R from you


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I used this car to place 3rd at carpet nats. It is a solid design.
Job well done! I thought I saw side springs near the motor mount with pics of the blue car.
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I used it to get 3rd in the B.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:52 PM
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running on low grip ashphalt on foam tyres..could run rubber I guess with lipo and silver can..What would be the best 104 kit to buy?
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by malcnz View Post
running on low grip ashphalt on foam tyres..could run rubber I guess with lipo and silver can..What would be the best 104 kit to buy?
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the new f104wgp looks like it would be the goods for foams. it has simular dimensions as a 103(width) which suits foams. esp on low grip
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I would be surprised to see a new Tamiya F1 this year, the WGP was just released and they have been fairly steady on the 1 limited edition hop-up F1 per year. For those that missed out on the X1 the regular kits and a WGP are not bad choices. The wgp front end is easily converted and f60 and mclaren kits dont need too many hop-ups to be race ready.

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The F105 would likely come in a year (based on how long the f104x1 lasted) or maybe 2. F1 is getting some major rule changes in either 2013/2014. New engines. Cars will have to have their noses low to the ground (lower than this years mclaren) etc.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:52 PM
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Well, wasn't the X1 released 2011 summer? I know I picked mines up around the end of summer. Next thing I know, I see pics of the WGP....

I'm sure there will be another Tamiya F1 at the end of 2012. Shoot, they are getting just as bad as in 1/10th touring where there is a new chassis every year.
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