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Old 04-24-2012, 05:15 PM
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thats a nice car....too bad i just got my X1..has my favourite alloy colour on it too.....
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:38 PM
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just finished my f104wgp

and was wondering if anyone has run a shorty pack in a f104??
is there less grip with a short lipo ??
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by =FLIP= View Post
just finished my f104wgp

and was wondering if anyone has run a shorty pack in a f104??
is there less grip with a short lipo ??
Andy, in my own experience, there is potentially more grip since the weight bias is shifted rearward. However, that's with the F104Pro, not the WGP.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:56 PM
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thanx good to know phil.
i thought it would be good idea for short pack as i would have more tuning options its just time to test different things out
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Same as PDR but not potentiall, there is more grip when putting the shorty to the rear.
If you lack steering you can move it to the front, so you get more traction there.

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Originally Posted by =FLIP= View Post
just finished my f104wgp

and was wondering if anyone has run a shorty pack in a f104??
is there less grip with a short lipo ??
What I found was there was as much grip in the rear as using a full sized heavier battery but the steering response greatly improved.

These were my times when all I did was switch from a full sized lipo to the shorty lipo.

21.480 with full sized battery
20.876 with shorty lipo
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:56 PM
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What springs are you guys using on the front end?
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:10 AM
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what surface are you running on? foam or rubber? i run rubber tire on low grip ashfelt and find the gold spring the most consistant. tho have read the black gets the most nods. personal preference i guess
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I'm using tamiya rubber tyres on asphalt. I notice when I accelerate down the straight that the front end appears to bounce, not sure if that's just due to the fact that it gets lighter under acceleration.


EDIT: Thanks kneedeeppow, appreciate the reply

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:39 AM
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like i am running the tamiya tires. my local track is developing some nasty bumps and the front of the car gets unsettled at speed when using the black springs. the silver were to soft and the car got the mad sway on going down the straights really easily. gold spring with a drop of shock oil on the kingpin where it goes thru the low friction thingys using tamiya soft front and rear and sometimes the hard front medium rear for a very even front/rear grip feel
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Anyone know where to get the F104 aluminum black motor mounts? I knew I should have bought a set a few months ago! I know Square makes a black set but I prefer the Tamiya version.
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yep tried to find them myself 2 weeks ago...i ended up getting the tech racing v2 version....im happy...
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Anyone know where to get the F104 aluminum black motor mounts? I knew I should have bought a set a few months ago! I know Square makes a black set but I prefer the Tamiya version.
check with speedtechrc.com

i think Jeff has them
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:28 AM
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He's out of them...
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Anyone know where to get the F104 aluminum black motor mounts? I knew I should have bought a set a few months ago! I know Square makes a black set but I prefer the Tamiya version.
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yep tried to find them myself 2 weeks ago...i ended up getting the tech racing v2 version....im happy...
Originally Posted by mkennedy View Post
check with speedtechrc.com

i think Jeff has them
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He's out of them...
Call him cuz he sends parts out to be anodized also.
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