Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Tamiya F104 Pro! >

Tamiya F104 Pro!

Like Tree16Likes

Tamiya F104 Pro!

Old 06-01-2012, 09:22 AM
  #8341  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 122
Default

Does anyone have issues with the ball in the lower front arm of the F104
that holds the kingpin keeps popping out ?
Sleepstream is offline  
Old 06-01-2012, 09:44 AM
  #8342  
Tech Apprentice
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 60
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Sleepstream
Does anyone have issues with the ball in the lower front arm of the F104
that holds the kingpin keeps popping out ?
Yes that ball will pop out alot if you tend to hit things. I change out my front lower after every 15-20 packs for peice of mind.
621clay is offline  
Old 06-01-2012, 09:53 AM
  #8343  
Tech Master
iTrader: (2)
 
texastc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Forney Texas
Posts: 1,657
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Sleepstream
Does anyone have issues with the ball in the lower front arm of the F104
that holds the kingpin keeps popping out ?
Make sure you don't have too many spacers on the kingpin.
texastc is offline  
Old 06-01-2012, 10:11 AM
  #8344  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (34)
 
RedBullFiXX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Intergalactic Planetary
Posts: 6,542
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by 621clay
Yes that ball will pop out alot if you tend to hit things. I change out my front lower after every 15-20 packs for peice of mind.
Originally Posted by Sleepstream
Does anyone have issues with the ball in the lower front arm of the F104
that holds the kingpin keeps popping out ?
Originally Posted by texastc
Make sure you don't have too many spacers on the kingpin.
If you set the droop screws properly, it will minimize the load on the lower pivot ball
RedBullFiXX is offline  
Old 06-01-2012, 10:16 AM
  #8345  
Tech Master
iTrader: (2)
 
texastc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Forney Texas
Posts: 1,657
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX
If you set the droop screws properly, it will minimize the load on the lower pivot ball
Yeah, what he said.
texastc is offline  
Old 06-01-2012, 12:16 PM
  #8346  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (22)
 
robk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler
Posts: 8,207
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Re: sidewall ripping

Before mounting tires, take a dremel to the outer edge of the rim and round it off so it is not a sharp 90* anymore. The rim is cutting the tire on side loads.
robk is offline  
Old 06-01-2012, 06:19 PM
  #8347  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (34)
 
F N CUDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mission Viejo, So Cal
Posts: 5,908
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

My 571/572 combos last a long time however the earlier Pit combos would eat thru the sidewalls even without crashing or touching stuff.
If I damage 71/72s it would be due to traction rolling on asphalt or smacking boards often.
I am only on my 3rd set of these and I race mine a lot with some satisfactory results, can't even imagine a better combo cuz my car feels like it's on hooked up foams since being turned on to them.
As mentioned earlier, some are liking the 577 mediums up front to settle down the steering but for me it hasn't been the ticket.
F N CUDA is offline  
Old 06-01-2012, 06:27 PM
  #8348  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 572
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

I don't have this problem on the front but the rear is a major problem for me. Even more so than some others I think as I seem to rip my tires more.

We use 571 for the front and 575 for the rear till around a track temperature of 25 degrees celcius where we then would switch to 572's. I found that repairing the tear as it starts with CA glue does the trick. They do rip again later on but I found that by the time they rip again they are due for a change anyway. Though the 575s do wear fairly quick. Just got onto my 3rd set. and I race weekly.
J-PaP is offline  
Old 06-01-2012, 07:30 PM
  #8349  
Tech Regular
 
kneedeeppow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: new zealand
Posts: 307
Default

Originally Posted by k_bojar
hey Mike - will this brace work on any other front wing, or just the F60's wing?
i have just fitted one of these badboys to my mp4 24 front wing. it pushes the wing forward a little but other than that it fits mint. now wish this shi#ty weather will take flight so i can go test it

Originally Posted by robk
Re: sidewall ripping

Before mounting tires, take a dremel to the outer edge of the rim and round it off so it is not a sharp 90* anymore. The rim is cutting the tire on side loads.
i went hard on the edges of the rim and rounded them off nice and smooth but still the sidewalls ripped out. shame as they are the best overall traction by far

my 2c
kneedeeppow is offline  
Old 06-03-2012, 06:04 AM
  #8350  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,920
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

My friend Matthijs' car from Friday , was a great ETS shame the weather was bad

sidecarphil1 is offline  
Old 06-03-2012, 11:58 AM
  #8351  
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 78
Default

I just tested the car on wet track, I cant belive how good the grip is!

Will try and get more racers to track next rainy day.

Todays video if interested

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Also found this, old or new news, but that is beautiful car... -And since Im Finnish, the Hakkinen on drivers seat makes it even better.



http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=84287
fastvee is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 02:43 AM
  #8352  
Tech Regular
 
kneedeeppow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: new zealand
Posts: 307
Default

nice work on that video. the lotus looks good in the rain
here is a shot of mine from todays session. postman delivered my exotek front nose piece thingy yesterday so gave it a good run today. it stiffens up the wing nicely.it kills almost all the vibration from the front wing endplates.
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya F104 Pro!-4j.jpg  
kneedeeppow is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 02:54 AM
  #8353  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (67)
 
Taman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: GC, Aust
Posts: 905
Trader Rating: 67 (100%+)
Default

Nice vid fastvee what do you do to waterproof your electrics? Last time I drove in the rain my car stopped after 1min as I got water in the receiver, was fine after I dreid it out.

kneedeeppow, that car looks good! I like the f60(?) body with the McLaren wings.
Taman is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 03:12 AM
  #8354  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 210
Default

Originally Posted by fastvee
I just tested the car on wet track, I cant belive how good the grip is!

Will try and get more racers to track next rainy day.

Todays video if interested

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Also found this, old or new news, but that is beautiful car... -And since Im Finnish, the Hakkinen on drivers seat makes it even better.



http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=84287
Hows the RC F1 scene in finland? Im currently living in the espoo area and will be going this summer to pick my car up from the states.
kb525 is offline  
Old 06-04-2012, 03:15 AM
  #8355  
Tech Regular
 
kneedeeppow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: new zealand
Posts: 307
Default

Originally Posted by Taman
kneedeeppow, that car looks good! I like the f60(?) body with the McLaren wings.
yip,f60 w the mclaren wings.
kneedeeppow is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.