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Old 10-13-2009, 11:51 AM   #1291
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I am assuming you are using f103 rubber? First....clean them with cleaner. I put motor spray on a towel and wipe them down. You will notice a brownish stuff coming off, that is the mold release agent. Then I use a scotch 220 sanding sponge....with the wheels on the car..hit the gas and touch the sponge to the tires lightly. you will see the tires "face" change fron shiny to mat sheen, they are ready to race on now and will hook up well. You can do the fronts too but I always just clean the fronts and sand the rears
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I am assuming you are using f103 rubber? First....clean them with cleaner. I put motor spray on a towel and wipe them down. You will notice a brownish stuff coming off, that is the mold release agent. Then I use a scotch 220 sanding sponge....with the wheels on the car..hit the gas and touch the sponge to the tires lightly. you will see the tires "face" change fron shiny to mat sheen, they are ready to race on now and will hook up well. You can do the fronts too but I always just clean the fronts and sand the rears
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motor spray works, but due to the chemicals that allow it to dry quick, it tends to dry out the rubber.I would recommend either simple green or lighter fluid. I have been using lighter fluid with good results. They also last longer if you keep them bagged in between races. After that i would run a good traction compound, paragon, jack the gripper, or niftech
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usually about a week and a half, but i just id an order with them over the weekend, and it could be here by Friday
He processes al the online orders on Sunday and ships Monday. So if you plan a bit and get your order in by Friday, then you will probably see it the end of that week.
Im in Michigan so that might add an extra day for me.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:21 PM   #1294
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Thanks for the heads up, big help.
No problem, I am buying enough stuff from him that I am starting to send him a list , because not everything they have is on the web shop. Once he confirms what he has he sends me an invoice through PayPal. Keep in mind that I have done 4 or 5 orders with him this year so he knows who I am. But he is cool to deal with, never had a problem
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So I hear all this hype about these rubber tires, well I have a set for my Pro and took it out on our fresh asphalt track, and it was silly all over. Am I being a douche and not doing something right? I think I'm supposed to rub alcohol on 'em. Help...
we're all still waiting to hear what rubber tires you're using....
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we're all still waiting to hear what rubber tires you're using....
Tamiya F 103 rubbs.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:20 PM   #1297
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questions about rear diffusers....

Do they mount between the bulkheads and lower pod deck or do they mount below the lower pod deck under the car?

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It actually is the lower pod deck on the F104.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:58 PM   #1299
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questions about rear diffusers....

Do they mount between the bulkheads and lower pod deck or do they mount below the lower pod deck under the car?

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I have the instructions for the Tamiya diffuser, and they show the diffuser sandwiched between the rear pod and the T-plate
I would think that most of them would work this way due to the countersunk holes on the T-plate
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It actually is the lower pod deck on the F104.
Exactly, which is pretty durable, I took a hit and it just bent alittle.
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Tamiya F 103 rubbs.
Are they the old A's or the B's?

Did you build them as instructed or "add stuffing" to the rear?
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Are they the old A's or the B's?

Did you build them as instructed or "add stuffing" to the rear?
B's, and they were built as instructed. I'm gonna go put 'em on the Pro, scratch them, and hit it. Then I'm gonna sauce up the Pro kit foams, then compare... Obviously the track condition will aply!
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My F104 has arrived

I've ordered some decals through ebay.... DDrive STILL haven't replied to my emails or updated their website
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My F104 has arrived

I've ordered some decals through ebay.... DDrive STILL haven't replied to my emails or updated their website
Check out my 104 @ You Tube : Tamiya F104 "RoadKill'z" Pro. Let me know what you think.
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My F104 has arrived

I've ordered some decals through ebay.... DDrive STILL haven't replied to my emails or updated their website
Well they did actually updated their site.... Ordered 3 days ago some decals which weren't in stock before....
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