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Old 05-28-2012, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Hi All,

The F60 wing braces are ready now.

http://www.exotekracing.com/f1-wing-...60-front-wing/

Thanks!
hey Mike - will this brace work on any other front wing, or just the F60's wing?
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:49 AM
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Speaking on rubber tires...

Yesterday was one of those day in which nothing works properly... Same car able to take 1st position on the previous sunday was undriveable... no matter what

At the end of the tunnel... I've tested on an F104-X1 a set of Ride (ETS version, H1 all around), on asphalt.

Waaay better... car was "round" to drive, easy.

As we normally use Tamiya foam... but we could use Tamiya Rubber as well... how can I comapre Tamiya rubber whit Ride rubber?

Thanks!!!!
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I have f104w gp and am confused with tire selection.
first of all I want to try wide tire for 103 on my car. Can I use them? Do I need any mod to do that? Also DO i need any extra parts?
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Originally Posted by aackjw View Post
I have f104w gp and am confused with tire selection.
first of all I want to try wide tire for 103 on my car. Can I use them? Do I need any mod to do that? Also DO i need any extra parts?
Same tires and wheels as F-103

You can also bolt on the F-104 front end, and use 104 tires and wheels, rubber or foam
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:55 AM
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I am ready for E.T.S this weekend

F104pro with X1 conversion Ride H1 Rubbers



GO GO GO !!!!!!!
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I'm also ready for the ETS this weekend, should be fun!

F104x1 with ETS rules (Cirtix stock and 21.5 speedpassion sportsman, Ride tires and shorty lipo)



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very nice.....i will be trying my X1 on sunday at our track...have installed the r sector high capacity lipo conversion, also using shorty packs and ride tires ....
also i am using the f104pro body....am thinking of getting the f60 body...would it be different handling wise??
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Originally Posted by Giorgio View Post
Speaking on rubber tires...


As we normally use Tamiya foam... but we could use Tamiya Rubber as well... how can I comapre Tamiya rubber whit Ride rubber?

Thanks!!!!
UF1 site has a good tire review. The new Shimizu compounds are in the review and are much better than any Ride tire currently offered.
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Originally Posted by 240Z View Post
UF1 site has a good tire review. The new Shimizu compounds are in the review and are much better than any Ride tire currently offered.
Thanks for the info. But for the Tamiya series we must use Tamiya stuff...
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Originally Posted by 240Z View Post
UF1 site has a good tire review. The new Shimizu compounds are in the review and are much better than any Ride tire currently offered.
When did they change the compounds? Do they still have that lip that goes over the side of the rim? I'm planning on trying other brands just because of how ripped up the Shimizu tires get because of the way they mount on the rim.
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
When did they change the compounds? Do they still have that lip that goes over the side of the rim? I'm planning on trying other brands just because of how ripped up the Shimizu tires get because of the way they mount on the rim.
Yes, still the same shape/design

Don't hit so much stuff and they don't get so ripped up
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The Pit Shimizu 571/572 combo is much tougher as far as sidewalls go and the grip is the best my car has ever seen.
(been recently noted that Rick Hohwart dialed his car in and handily kicked our asses with 577's up front in order to calm down the steering on his ride.)
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I'm running the 571/572 combo and they are tearing up quite quickly...even after I rounded the edges of the rims on this last set. Also the rears don't have enough grip when getting on the throttle...once it is moving it has a huge amount of push. I'm thinking a medium all around will work better on our track. There's an HPI F10 running HPI soft tires all around and it seems to work well on his car so I'm considering trying that as well...but that's all later on down the line as I am currently using my FGX.
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
Do they still have that lip that goes over the side of the rim? I'm planning on trying other brands just because of how ripped up the Shimizu tires get because of the way they mount on the rim.
i concur i would use shimizu rubber hands down over the ride and tamiya and foam. best grip by far front and rear buuuuuuuuut,that rear mounting/ripping system sees them only lasting a minimum amount of time. that side to side movement chomps the rear sidewall out hard. maybe a bigger and or firmer inner....i dunno. so now i run tamiya soft front and rear as its best value by far. sure a bit of performance sacrificed but its pretty minimal to my wheeling
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