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Old 03-05-2013, 05:14 PM
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Hey guys, new to F1 RC. Here are a couple pics of something I put together, hopefully in the right direction.. Wondering what a good set or options for rubber tires on asphalt would be. I pretty much have had my fun bashin these tamiya tires and lookin for something with more grip for racing. I ordered some Pardus racing tire set and some SXT2.0 sauce in hopes of getting with the program.. wondering if this will help and also is there an advantage to groved tires?
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:19 PM
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and here are a few more pics...
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:31 PM
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Nice build. You inspired me
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Originally Posted by mbueno View Post
Hey guys, new to F1 RC. Here are a couple pics of something I put together, hopefully in the right direction.. Wondering what a good set or options for rubber tires on asphalt would be. I pretty much have had my fun bashin these tamiya tires and lookin for something with more grip for racing. I ordered some Pardus racing tire set and some SXT2.0 sauce in hopes of getting with the program.. wondering if this will help and also is there an advantage to groved tires?
Looks nice!

Will you be at UF1 round 1 on the 16th? Look out for me and I'll help you get set up.
Tires for rd1- Shimizu 71 and 72's, with SXT 3.0 were vary fast last week while testing at WCRC
Extra soft top spring, black side springs, 10wt oil for side dampener and loose center pivot screws. Start with med front springs.
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Looks nice!

Will you be at UF1 round 1 on the 16th? Look out for me and I'll help you get set up.
Tires for rd1- Shimizu 71 and 72's, with SXT 3.0 were vary fast last week while testing at WCRC
Extra soft top spring, black side springs, 10wt oil for side dampener and loose center pivot screws. Start with med front springs.
Thanks for the advice! Def a big help!

Im not really in tune with any kind of races yet or how to get info for so cal racing events. Is there a website with a schedule/rules? If its at westcoast I can prolly make it.
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and here are a few more pics...
Did you modiffy the steering yourself? If so great job dude. What parts did you use, i would like to do the same.
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Originally Posted by mbueno View Post
Thanks for the advice! Def a big help!

Im not really in tune with any kind of races yet or how to get info for so cal racing events. Is there a website with a schedule/rules? If its at westcoast I can prolly make it.
http://uf1rc.com/
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Did you modiffy the steering yourself? If so great job dude. What parts did you use, i would like to do the same.
Exotek makes the kit. I got it from tqrcracing.com

It's made for the f1r exotek conversion kit, but you can retro fit the kit to anything with some tools and creativity.
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Thanks! Going to try to get a second car and hopefully driver to start a team for next weekend
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Thanks! Going to try to get a second car and hopefully driver to start a team for next weekend
You'll have fun. All skill levels running F1 that day.
Also, if you don't find a teammate don't worry, you don't have to have teams to race.
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Hey there!

I wanted to know wich of the availble Tamiya T-Bars for the F104 is the most recommended "all around" one.

The Kit one, ore one of the option?

I am gonna use Rubbers only.

Greetings Rainer
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Originally Posted by Blueman Austria View Post
Hey there!

I wanted to know wich of the availble Tamiya T-Bars for the F104 is the most recommended "all around" one.

The Kit one, ore one of the option?

I am gonna use Rubbers only.

Greetings Rainer
Definately the option high traction T-bar.

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Originally Posted by Blueman Austria View Post
Hey there!

I wanted to know wich of the availble Tamiya T-Bars for the F104 is the most recommended "all around" one.

The Kit one, ore one of the option?

I am gonna use Rubbers only.

Greetings Rainer
542222 F104 High Traction T-bar seems to be the ticket around here for rubber tires...

the T-bar that comes off the F104WGP version is also good.
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Originally Posted by mbueno View Post
and here are a few more pics...
Hi Bueno,

What type of carbon stickers are you using on the arms? Looks great.
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Hi Bueno,

What type of carbon stickers are you using on the arms? Looks great.
I got them from f1paintlab.com theyre super nice to work with. The vinyl just falls over all the details and he does a great job printing the pattern with metallics. One sheet does a whole f1 with a little to spare.
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