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Old 05-16-2012, 08:51 AM
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I believe the 104 kingpins are 2mm longer. May not fit inside wheel of 103.
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Originally Posted by addicted2blue View Post
can i use the king pins from the front suspension of the 104 when upgrading the front suspension with the F103 carbon reinforced front suspension?
No
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:22 AM
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i found some F103 RD special king pin set (racing developed) with part nr 53119.
I think they are the ones i need.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:05 AM
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greetings to fellow rcf1'ers. i am experience a problem with the steering in my 104. the servo has begin to move off center. i have to adjust the trim constantly left then right to make it straight. so i put a different servo in with a new servo saver and the centering of the servo still moves just like the original one.hmmmmmmmm,its got me a bit stump. i rebuild the kingpin,spacers and they all are free.
any thoughts for me guys?

thanks
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Originally Posted by addicted2blue View Post
i found some F103 RD special king pin set (racing developed) with part nr 53119.
I think they are the ones i need.
yes they will work mate.....only the f103 based kingpins work with that front end...oh and the 3racing f109 ones
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by freakyfreakyflo View Post
greetings to fellow rcf1'ers. i am experience a problem with the steering in my 104. the servo has begin to move off center. i have to adjust the trim constantly left then right to make it straight. so i put a different servo in with a new servo saver and the centering of the servo still moves just like the original one.hmmmmmmmm,its got me a bit stump. i rebuild the kingpin,spacers and they all are free.
any thoughts for me guys?

thanks
What servos are you using ?
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:28 AM
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Have you tried a different servo horn? The horn could be stripped out.
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Originally Posted by freakyfreakyflo View Post
greetings to fellow rcf1'ers. i am experience a problem with the steering in my 104. the servo has begin to move off center. i have to adjust the trim constantly left then right to make it straight. so i put a different servo in with a new servo saver and the centering of the servo still moves just like the original one.hmmmmmmmm,its got me a bit stump. i rebuild the kingpin,spacers and they all are free.
any thoughts for me guys?

thanks
If you are using the standard Tamiya ball cups, not the hard grey ones, they are soft and skip threads easily if you get on the boards. The optional ball cups are way better in that respect.

If you are not hitting anything, then ignore this message.
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
What servos are you using ?
i have used the futaba s3003 then try two of the lower end savox digital servos

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Have you tried a different servo horn? The horn could be stripped out.
when i try the two savox servos one had a plastic servo horn and the other had a different horn

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If you are using the standard Tamiya ball cups, not the hard grey ones, they are soft and skip threads easily if you get on the boards. The optional ball cups are way better in that respect.

If you are not hitting anything, then ignore this message.
oh yes,i wish i could stay away from the barriers but it is always going to happen i did not know there was options for the ball cup. that could be something to try. is there a part number?

thank you for the feedback everyone
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by freakyfreakyflo View Post
i did not know there was options for the ball cup. that could be something to try. is there a part number?
I think it is called Low Friction 5mm Adjuster, Item #53601
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With the guys running the 104's in w / wgp configuration what rubber tires are you finding work best on the cars?? The 103 tires or 104?? I have seen a couple of people getting good results with the 104 tires but was not sure how they compare to the 103 tires as there seems to be allot more choice of rubbers with the 104 tires..
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:25 AM
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TAMIYA RC F104 ver.II PRO Chassis Kit

official video ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfg90tjnaUU
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it shows the v2 running on asphalt but using foam tires.....
hope it works with rubber tires too!
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2 questions

i have a a set of fgx wheels with hpi tires, and a set of ride wheels for fgx with hpi tires, will these fit on the 104 or should i sell them with the fgx roller.

i also was couious if the savox 1251 servo would fit in the 104.

thanks. it seems no matter what i do the f104's are always a lil faster than fgx.
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Originally Posted by warnos View Post
With the guys running the 104's in w / wgp configuration what rubber tires are you finding work best on the cars?? The 103 tires or 104?? I have seen a couple of people getting good results with the 104 tires but was not sure how they compare to the 103 tires as there seems to be allot more choice of rubbers with the 104 tires..
It has nothing to do with tire selection, 104 and 103 rear wheels have very different offsets that dictate the width of the car. You must use tires meant to go with the car width you have setup - 180 or 200mm
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