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Old 04-03-2018, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by mtveten View Post
They can be run in either trailing or inline configuration and are even more durable than the stout plastic knuckles.
Thanks! Have been running with the carbon reinforced (or whatever) knuckles...would the feel be about the same?
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:45 PM
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Also, had read they need the rm01 kingpins...is this really necessary?
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:17 AM
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Also, had read they need the rm01 kingpins...is this really necessary?
They use the same kingpins as the regular knuckles.
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:11 PM
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What is the purpose of the droop screws in the front attached to the lower arms? Or are they even droop screws? What does this adjustment do in a pan car?
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What is the purpose of the droop screws in the front attached to the lower arms? Or are they even droop screws? What does this adjustment do in a pan car?
Steering stops and although you can use them to limit uptravel I prefer to use shims on the kingpins to set droop.
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Originally Posted by mtveten View Post
Steering stops and although you can use them to limit uptravel I prefer to use shims on the kingpins to set droop.
Great. Huge thanks again
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I cannot get ride height on the front over 4mm. Is it advisable to run without the rubber o rings below the steering knuckle? That is the only way I think I can get up to 5mm ride height.
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I cannot get ride height on the front over 4mm. Is it advisable to run without the rubber o rings below the steering knuckle? That is the only way I think I can get up to 5mm ride height.
you do not need the o-rings use the set screw to hold in place. I have never seen or used o-rings on my f104ís
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:09 PM
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I saw them used on a photo from a few years ago. They act as a kind of up stop cushion...the car gets less unsettled coming out of a bump/chassis stays a bit more settled through transitions.

Thatís the theory, anyhow

seems to have worked well.

I did see one issue w my ride height. The kit fronts are taller than tcs/crc fronts. I will try it without he orings if I need to get up higher for one of our more uneven asphalt tracks. Thanks

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Need some foam tire information. I understand the Tamiya A anB tire foam but can’t find any info on the Tamiya HBR tire. What are they used for hot track asphalt cold track asphalt carpet tire only I can’t find any info on the use of these tires Thanks what is HBR stand for ?
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I run a F104
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 5th wheel View Post
Need some foam tire information. I understand the Tamiya A anB tire foam but canít find any info on the Tamiya HBR tire. What are they used for hot track asphalt cold track asphalt carpet tire only I canít find any info on the use of these tires Thanks what is HBR stand for ?
this says ďmediumĒ

Tamiya HBR Medium 1/10 Scale Foam Front Tires (Formula 1) (2) - ATD Hobbies


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I cannot get ride height on the front over 4mm. Is it advisable to run without the rubber o rings below the steering knuckle? That is the only way I think I can get up to 5mm ride height.
Like f1Larry said, Iíve never seen o-rings innthat positition before. Iíd start by removing those. Iíd also remove (or get a thinner one) the spacer at the droop post/steering block. I personally donít put a screw there, I run a longer setscrew from the bottom to adjust droop.
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Need some foam tire information. I understand the Tamiya A anB tire foam but can’t find any info on the Tamiya HBR tire. What are they used for hot track asphalt cold track asphalt carpet tire only I can’t find any info on the use of these tires Thanks what is HBR stand for ?
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I run a F104

When we ran the F103 on foams, HBR was used in their tire description
Pretty sure the only Tamiya F104 type foams are A and B, soft and firm.
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Pretty sure those are F103 tires.
The good ol days.
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