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Old 09-21-2009, 02:51 PM
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Any idea when that, or more importantly, the parts like the rubber tires and 2009 spec wings will be available?
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by RonF View Post
Awesome catch on the Tamiya site.

Comes with an esc thats not even listed on the site... That will probably up the price probably beyond what the 104 pro is available now for?
Looks like the ESC was a quiet introduction. Found it on a couple of online shops - probably the main difference is LiPo cutoff support. Various claims on 23T-25T capability, but can't see anything official on Tamiya sites.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:39 PM
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The only difference in the TEU-101BK and the TEU-104BK is a lipo cutoff built in. The price will be much less than the F104 Pro is, even with the 104BK included.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by CarKing View Post
The only difference in the TEU-101BK and the TEU-104BK is a lipo cutoff built in. The price will be much less than the F104 Pro is, even with the 104BK included.
Actually... There are places that are pre-ordering the new 104 for $202... And I can get the 104pro for $204.... So I wouldn't say MUCH less
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Ekim81 View Post
Has anyone tried just running a softer spring, rather than taking the spring out all together? Or is it best to just take the spring out and leave it?
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if anyone can point me to a softer spring I'm all ears!
I originally wanted to run softer springs but as InZane suggested, these are hard to come by. I thought I had some silver springs from the HPI Pro 2 but couldn't find them. I also have a set of Eagle Racing springs from many years ago but I think they are at my parent's place which is 1000km away... So the obvious decision was to try it without the spring. It might sound weird but what have you got to lose?

InZane, have you had a chance to try this? I'm curious to see how you found it.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:24 PM
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anything i should know about this car that breaks or anything
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Oortael View Post
Hey Folks,

I've finished my F104 a couple of weeks ago.

Now I drove it at a parking lot not far from my homeplace two weeks ago.
I had a lot of oversteer on the rear when I've accelerated out of the corner.
Might this result out of my ride height? I've put it on the maximum because of the bumps on the surface of the parking lot.

I changed the t-bar to the soft one (1,3 mm / 0.05 ") from 3racing. This helps a bit.

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Oortael, I have had some success by running the shock without a spring. I think it will work well for you especially on a bumpy surface.

Are you enjoying Oktoberfast?
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by sudhar93 View Post
anyone tried yeah racing t-bar?
I don't think this will be too different to the 3Racing ones. What the car needs is softer rear up-travel and not softer roll. I'd like to see some different T-bar designs not just the same design in a softer material.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclone x View Post
anything i should know about this car that breaks or anything
Nothing really breaks, just expect a dump truck with the box stock setup. May not be a bad thing @ mimis though, considering the bumps
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Hi Guys,

Finally I've decided to get the F104 pro for my own birthday present!!!

So what sort of hops up and spares should I get? How about tires? Is the stocks ones gd enough?

Thanks and appreciate it.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by veecee View Post
Oortael, I have had some success by running the shock without a spring. I think it will work well for you especially on a bumpy surface.
Thx. I'll try this next weekend.

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Are you enjoying Oktoberfast?
Whole Munich is in on their feet. It's quite fun to see the people drunk on their way to work *gg*


Originally Posted by jonest View Post
Hi Guys,

Finally I've decided to get the F104 pro for my own birthday present!!!

So what sort of hops up and spares should I get? How about tires? Is the stocks ones gd enough?

Thanks and appreciate it.
You should definitely try the softer t-bar. This helped me a lot. Especially if your driving skills are far away from perfekt.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jonest View Post
Hi Guys,

Finally I've decided to get the F104 pro for my own birthday present!!! .
I did the same.... LOL
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Originally Posted by jonest View Post
Hi Guys,

Finally I've decided to get the F104 pro for my own birthday present!!!

So what sort of hops up and spares should I get? How about tires? Is the stocks ones gd enough?

Thanks and appreciate it.
The basic hop ups from Tamiya is good enough. Just stock up on tires if you are running on asphalt.

Tamiya have A tires which are softer and B tires which are harder.

Next year our loacl TAC i heard they run only 104 and Formula Tune motor.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by InZane View Post
Hey - are these the "holy grail" Tamiya ProMod 6.5, 7.5, 8.5 springs?
If so - they are definitely a Must Buy!
Do you mean the the original onroad tuned springs - 53163? I'm guessing that "ProMod" references the DJ Pro Module suspension. Note fine print of the bottom of this page http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...roduct-id=1004.

Damn I used to have these from my TA02... They are still pretty easy to find online though.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Arahawak View Post
The basic hop ups from Tamiya is good enough. Just stock up on tires if you are running on asphalt.

Tamiya have A tires which are softer and B tires which are harder.

Next year our loacl TAC i heard they run only 104 and Formula Tune motor.
So I should be looking at:-

1) Alu motor housing
2) Soft T-Bar (Tamiya?)

Anything else?

Tires: Type A - Carpet while Type B - Asphalt?
Stock c/w kit: Type A?

Formula Tune motor? That's the major problem..... very slow.... was hoping for brushless 18t perhaps. Any news on LiPos for TAC?
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