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Old 03-30-2012, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Obsidian View Post
Looking to pick up an f1 car. Have a few questions.

1. did the F104W GP kit just get released? It looks to be a new item.

2. What is the best handling body(ies) that tamiya makes for Asphalt racing?

thanks a bunch.
the W is the latest release of the tamiya f104 cars...its made for use with rubber tires...its only wider because it uses the old f103 type tires but you can convert quite easily to run narrow f104 wheels and tires by updating the front end..
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Originally Posted by blade072 View Post
the W is the latest release of the tamiya f104 cars...its made for use with rubber tires...its only wider because it uses the old f103 type tires but you can convert quite easily to run narrow f104 wheels and tires by updating the front end..
The GP comes with foams now. Nice huh?
We get to run the 104 as a W with foams at the TCS carpet races.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:48 PM
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any or you run the tamiya against the sakura fgx??? if so your thoughts...
thanks.....
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i've ran both the past few weeks, and my preference on the surface I race is the F104. My track is low to grip asphalt, mainly racing at night.

For the life of me I can't get the FGX to turn like the F104. While I like getting in the throttle a little earlier with it, overall the F104 is quicker over the entire lap.

Of course, others may have had better results with it on asphalt, but as much as I enjoyed 3racing coming up with the IRS design, IMO out of the box, the F104 is a much better car then the FGX.

just my 2c
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are you running rubber or foam???? what f104 do you have mate??
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are you running rubber or foam???? what f104 do you have mate??
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i run rubber tires with the F104pro....I use the Lower F60 deck for some added flex.
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Originally Posted by aussierevo View Post
i've ran both the past few weeks, and my preference on the surface I race is the F104. My track is low to grip asphalt, mainly racing at night.

For the life of me I can't get the FGX to turn like the F104. While I like getting in the throttle a little earlier with it, overall the F104 is quicker over the entire lap.

Of course, others may have had better results with it on asphalt, but as much as I enjoyed 3racing coming up with the IRS design, IMO out of the box, the F104 is a much better car then the FGX.

just my 2c
+1. i like my fgx but right now my 104 is humming and to get my fgx up to that standard is going to take lot of trigger time
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Originally Posted by aussierevo View Post
i run rubber tires with the F104pro....I use the Lower F60 deck for some added flex.
thanks guys.....im thinking of getting the WGP for now as i can use my f103 wheels and tires.....

i was also thinking of getting either the pro or black special.....and getting the X1 upper deck set....but have found a place which has the X1

the best value for money atm is the WGP...but i also like the new type of car....but not too sure about the friction damper setup......

what do you 2 think??

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Originally Posted by blade072 View Post
thanks guys.....im thinking of getting the WGP for now as i can use my f103 wheels and tires.....

i was also thinking of getting either the pro or black special.....and getting the X1 upper deck set....but have found a place which has the X1

the best value for money atm is the WGP...but i also like the new type of car....but not too sure about the friction damper setup......

what do you 2 think??

What are the f1 class rules where you are going to race?? What surface is it?
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Originally Posted by jakeysaurus View Post
hey dave,
get the f104w gp, i have one and its a pretty sweet kit! i can def recommend gettin mods such as a rm-01 damper and a heavy weight pivot post and youre good to go! i put together the f104w gp and i actually like the whole look of it that im thinking of buying ANOTHER one to race cos the first one just looks so damn good as it is! and u get 2 sets of ffront and back wings, all the bling bits, and all the screws are hex head, which i hope is a standard from now on! so you get to save yourself the cost of the titanium screws
Did your kit come with foams? I don't think mine did.
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Originally Posted by Apex View Post
What are the f1 class rules where you are going to race?? What surface is it?
no rules really except rubber tires.....on asphalt outdoor track here is our track....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stUjH...A3uc-6-GRXQ%3D
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Originally Posted by blade072 View Post
no rules really except rubber tires.....on asphalt outdoor track here is our track....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stUjH...A3uc-6-GRXQ%3D
That track is so small...Nice track!

Wow, for that track build up a F104W GP stock and find some good rubber tires for it. Also build up an F104X1 and install the R-Sector wide kit and see which is faster.
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That track is so small...Nice track!

Wow, for that track build up a F104W GP stock and find some good rubber tires for it. Also build up an F104X1 and install the R-Sector wide kit and see which is faster.
cool thanks apex....only want one car lol so you reckon the WGP or X1
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Originally Posted by blade072 View Post
cool thanks apex....only want one car lol so you reckon the WGP or X1
X1 with R-sector widening kit is my final answer.
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