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Old 04-21-2012, 06:05 PM
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What gearing are you guys running for blinky 21.5 for medium to large sized track.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
What gearing are you guys running for blinky 21.5 for medium to large sized track.
hi dan..i have tried my car at 3.16 and also 3.0
i was running sensorless at the time and i can say the 3.0 felt better
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:52 PM
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after changing my configuration around 10 times..i have come up with this...
all i have to do is undo the post to take the battery out
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by blade072 View Post
after changing my configuration around 10 times..i have come up with this...
all i have to do is undo the post to take the battery out
blade- dont get too set on the configuration yet, as you may want to slide the battery forward for balance. you may want to look into the RSector top deck, no more taking out the posts
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by mkennedy View Post
blade- dont get too set on the configuration yet, as you may want to slide the battery forward for balance. you may want to look into the RSector top deck, no more taking out the posts
1 also have the heavyweight pivot post in the rear and the esc is quite heavy...

also think i might get the 3racing t bars as they are half the pice of the tamiya's

btw...the r sector conversion looks awesome

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Old 04-21-2012, 11:32 PM
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is the tamiya rubber tire rim reuseable? i find video on utube about removing old tire from rim. does this work?
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:42 AM
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hey guys....i will be getting some alloy shims soon, but i noticed the front kingpins hit the inside of my wheels slightly....hmmmmm am using ride wheels...just fixed it by pushing the kingpin up abit and locking it with the grubscrew for now...those plasic spacers are something i dont like right now

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by freakyfreakyflo View Post
is the tamiya rubber tire rim reuseable? i find video on utube about removing old tire from rim. does this work?
Use acetone and you can get the tire off nicely.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by texastc View Post
Use acetone and you can get the tire off nicely.
Acetone will melt the Tamiya rims for rubber tires but works great for the Tamiya rims for foam tires (which are the rims for the Pit Shimizu tires fortunately.)
I use acetone for both the 104 and 103 foam tire rims.
I've killed Tamiya rubber tire rims for F1s, Touring Cars and Minis.
Just sayin, been there wrecked that.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:31 AM
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Gentlemen,

Besides Tamiya shells, what other brand/model of modern shell looks best/fit with F104's

thanks
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
What gearing are you guys running for blinky 21.5 for medium to large sized track.
I'm running a 2.7 at the moment with heaps of room temperature wise to drop down further. I think a 2.4-2.7 would be a good
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by blade072 View Post
hey guys....i will be getting some alloy shims soon, but i noticed the front kingpins hit the inside of my wheels slightly....hmmmmm am using ride wheels...just fixed it by pushing the kingpin up abit and locking it with the grubscrew for now...those plasic spacers are something i dont like right now
just installed the alloy shims...much better now
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Originally Posted by zildjanlang View Post
Gentlemen,

Besides Tamiya shells, what other brand/model of modern shell looks best/fit with F104's

thanks
http://d-drivesportsenglish.com/inde...index&cPath=36

These are the only other bodies I know of; heard they were thin so be careful.
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Zen and TRG also make bodies.
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Hpi for sale if interested
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