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Old 04-01-2012, 10:23 AM
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Hello guys, just finished local carpet championship/session... so question is, what tires/setup for asphalt ?

I used supersoft/soft rear tires and soft front tires on my local track, it's small one and we had 21.5 motors, but on local championship, we were on big track, with 10.5 motors and I changed to soft/medium rear and medium front. Always tires from xceed.

EDIT: I was using F103-type tires

I also preferred (as someone recommended) tight setup for my cars, I added some "pillars" (do not know if it's the right word ) between bottom and top deck and used all screws = car was very tight, which was perfect!

so, what i should use for asphalt? which type of tires do you recommend? I will run 13.5/17.5 motor on local track and there will be championship with 10.5 motors, so maybe soft/medium/hard?

and also, what i should change on car itself? maybe remove some screws on pillars to not to be so tight...? I am still user of 104 Pro, so I do not have exotek/x1 modification, I also have 200mm front axle...

OT: I was looking for some shorty li-po, and this one looks nice http://www.exotekracing.com/intellec...0-shorty-pack/ but I found it only on exotek racing website, do you know about some web shop near the central europe?
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:54 AM
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Your from Check.?? squirrel?
If so try LMI or e-bay.
I bought them from E-bay.
It also depends on how much shorties you want.
Perhaps i can hook you up with some for a nice price.

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Old 04-01-2012, 11:29 AM
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You can buy it from MIBO locally in CZ, but little pricey :-( http://www.mibosport.com/mibosport/e...mpetition-Race

I bought one from eBay for a good price.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intellect-7-...item19cf43640d
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by SquirrelCZE View Post
Hello guys, just finished local carpet championship/session... so question is, what tires/setup for asphalt ?

I used supersoft/soft rear tires and soft front tires on my local track, it's small one and we had 21.5 motors, but on local championship, we were on big track, with 10.5 motors and I changed to soft/medium rear and medium front. Always tires from xceed.

EDIT: I was using F103-type tires

I also preferred (as someone recommended) tight setup for my cars, I added some "pillars" (do not know if it's the right word ) between bottom and top deck and used all screws = car was very tight, which was perfect!

so, what i should use for asphalt? which type of tires do you recommend? I will run 13.5/17.5 motor on local track and there will be championship with 10.5 motors, so maybe soft/medium/hard?

and also, what i should change on car itself? maybe remove some screws on pillars to not to be so tight...? I am still user of 104 Pro, so I do not have exotek/x1 modification, I also have 200mm front axle...

OT: I was looking for some shorty li-po, and this one looks nice http://www.exotekracing.com/intellec...0-shorty-pack/ but I found it only on exotek racing website, do you know about some web shop near the central europe?
Then, you are using Xceed F103 foam tyres?, 200 mm rear wide and F103 type front axle in your F104?
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Apex View Post
X1 with R-sector widening kit is my final answer.
thanks apex for all your help.....much appreciated
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:12 AM
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hi all ....im looking to get the alloy motor mount for the f104...
as i have found the tamiya black one (84115) is out of stock everywhere
whats the next best brand as i do really want a black one.....unless someone has the above they want to sell me...
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I use the Yeah racing one piece aluminium pod, I like it alright.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by rokosam View Post
Then, you are using Xceed F103 foam tyres?, 200 mm rear wide and F103 type front axle in your F104?
yep, just like you wrote

to the topic about alloy motor holder... I prefer 103-one for single reason, it allow you to use tires with lower diameter.... but you can't used it with standart 104 t-bar!

EDIT: about the t-bar thing... just know I am not sure , I know that standart f104 back-bottom plate have some kind of lock and not sure if you can use 103 holder ...

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:36 AM
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thanks guys......i see tech racing and square make the 2 piece ones aswell
the X1 already has a front alloy pod part..
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Just curious what Body everyone prefers (best handling for asphalt) for the F104X1 and F104WGP.

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Old 04-03-2012, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Obsidian View Post
Just curious what Body everyone prefers (best handling for asphalt) for the F104X1 and F104WGP.

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Body itself isnt as important as wings. Try and get the largest smooth wings you can find. Also be careful as some f103 front wings have parts mounted in a way that gives lift!
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Originally Posted by The Big Wig View Post
Hi. Can someone give me the partnumbers for the Vodaphone McLaren black rubber tire wheels?
No 1?
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We spotted a celebrity driver at the Speedtec/Tamiya Grand Club race over the weekend- multi world champion Joel "Magic" Johnson driving an Exotek F1R. Though retired from serious on road racing for some time he still managed to get TQ among 40 F1 drivers- and this was his first time running F1! I watched his races and I have to tell you the guy can still wheel!
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Looks like Rick Hohwart is gonna be throwing down an F1 soon too.
Yikes!
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
We spotted a celebrity driver at the Speedtec/Tamiya Grand Club race over the weekend- multi world champion Joel "Magic" Johnson driving an Exotek F1R. Though retired from serious on road racing for some time he still managed to get TQ among 40 F1 drivers- and this was his first time running F1! I watched his races and I have to tell you the guy can still wheel!
awesome stuff mike.....any video of the great man????
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