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Old 10-30-2009, 01:47 AM
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My track is not low grip, it is high grip, but has a few bumps and humps.
The main problem with the F104 is that it loves to drive on its front axle and the rear is always trying to keep up.
Best I got the F104 to go was with wider F103 rear tyres, fitting an F103 front to it, and super glueing the inside and outside walls of the front tyres to reduce tyre movement, made the car resonably good for the dry, but show it the slightest bit of wet with the Tamiya Rubber Tyres and it was a joke.
F109 was far superior out of the box handling wise, the mods I done are not needed, but they have improved an already good car.

It's a bit like bying a Rolls Royce, great build quality, no flaws in the appearance, but as soon as it looks at a track it is blown away by a VW Beetle
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anyone tried the pit shimizu rubber tyres?
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:39 PM
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anyone tried the pit shimizu rubber tyres?
Yes instock !

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Old 10-30-2009, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by NiMo View Post
My track is not low grip, it is high grip, but has a few bumps and humps.
The main problem with the F104 is that it loves to drive on its front axle and the rear is always trying to keep up.
Best I got the F104 to go was with wider F103 rear tyres, fitting an F103 front to it, and super glueing the inside and outside walls of the front tyres to reduce tyre movement, made the car resonably good for the dry, but show it the slightest bit of wet with the Tamiya Rubber Tyres and it was a joke.
F109 was far superior out of the box handling wise, the mods I done are not needed, but they have improved an already good car.

It's a bit like bying a Rolls Royce, great build quality, no flaws in the appearance, but as soon as it looks at a track it is blown away by a VW Beetle
I would agree with the statement that it rotates around the front wheels.
I think the car is very sensitive to adjustments. Like I said earlier, with the kit tires on the car, when the bite came up, it was catapulting itself in the sweeper
I may need to dampen the kingpins to settle it down, but I also need to dial a touch of slide into the rear end. I think I have it set too loose at the moment, but I dont know
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Originally Posted by RC MARKET View Post
Yes instock !

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What is the rear tires compound?
Soft or Medium?
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by MaxSp97 View Post
What is the rear tires compound?
Soft or Medium?
not have mark ,
but feel is soft !
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Originally Posted by RC MARKET View Post
not have mark ,
but feel is soft !
Ordered...
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by MaxSp97 View Post
Ordered...
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Keep us posted...

it's kind of weird how you have to glue them to the sidewalls of the stock foam rims, but let us know how the process works out
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
I would agree with the statement that it rotates around the front wheels.
I think the car is very sensitive to adjustments. Like I said earlier, with the kit tires on the car, when the bite came up, it was catapulting itself in the sweeper
I may need to dampen the kingpins to settle it down, but I also need to dial a touch of slide into the rear end. I think I have it set too loose at the moment, but I dont know
Speed channels 15 min video going quickly over the races this year had an interesting comment. This would be regarding the wieght balance of the car which is approx 52% to the rear, 48 up front. Comment was, to reduce the oversteer, skinnier tires might be in order for next year.... that would be interesting change if RC followed suit...

ok, back to your regularly scheduled forum....
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Looks awesome!
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:54 PM
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very sharp looking mate, wish i had the time n patient like u
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Another awsome looking ride Rod, of course I expect nothing less
Nice job
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Speed channels 15 min video going quickly over the races this year had an interesting comment. This would be regarding the wieght balance of the car which is approx 52% to the rear, 48 up front. Comment was, to reduce the oversteer, skinnier tires might be in order for next year.... that would be interesting change if RC followed suit...

ok, back to your regularly scheduled forum....

what a dumass idea! bigger at the rear!
Less wings and more mechanical grip and racing will be even better.

in full scale ofc.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by MatsNorway View Post
what a dumass idea! bigger at the rear!
Less wings and more mechanical grip and racing will be even better.

in full scale ofc.
Yeah!! bring back ground effects in the side pods.
Back in the 80's they even managed to run without front wings such was the downforce in the side pods
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