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Old 03-15-2012, 11:05 AM
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Thanx for the reply!!!

I think I gonna keep the F109 diff for now And concentrate on driving the car on our race track!! See how the car handles and if necesarry add some hopups. Gonna start with the original tires and just race for a while and then change to rubber!!
Im lookin at the Shimizu tires for unprepared suface. I believe its the F1 en R1 combination??
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:52 PM
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tried my f109 for the first time today......could not stop it from doing donuts....
i have kit oil in the dampening tube...and 60wt oil in the shock with 3 hole piston....all the springs on the car are as per kit standard...

anyway i was running the following tires

pit shimizu 0548-R3 rear and 0543 F1-M fronts

we run on high grip asphalt so any help would be appreciated
oh and i find the kit rear wing is too flexy
any other recommendations would be a great help
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:53 PM
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oh one other thing..im used to the tamiyas with their t-bar and fraction damper plates.....so i am a little lost with the f109
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:37 AM
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Blade072 what motor u running..

I have found on rubber it was a bit hard to get my 109 dialed.. When I did run them I had to take out any pod drop I had so it was zero.. Also lowered the rear to the lowest ride height. Have the crc mod with the softest blue crc springs just touching the bottom.. Then adjust for teak.

Will have to get back to rubber racing soon.. Rules r changing at our club.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by warnos View Post
Blade072 what motor u running..

I have found on rubber it was a bit hard to get my 109 dialed.. When I did run them I had to take out any pod drop I had so it was zero.. Also lowered the rear to the lowest ride height. Have the crc mod with the softest blue crc springs just touching the bottom.. Then adjust for teak.

Will have to get back to rubber racing soon.. Rules r changing at our club.
thanks for the tip......ive been looking at a f104.....but maybe i should try this first...i was running a 17.5 but our class will be running 21.5....the fgx'x go awesome around our track....and from memory i think i need soft rears and hard fronts as i had way too much steering.....and what do you mean by crc mod??? do you have a link
thanks for all the help

oh and should i make the side dampening tube oil the same as the shock????? i did put 60wt in it with the kit springs on both the shock and sides
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by blade072 View Post
and what do you mean by crc mod??? do you have a link
thanks for all the help

oh and should i make the side dampening tube oil the same as the shock?????
Here is the link to the side spring mod
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:03 AM
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going to list a sweet f109 for sale in the for sale thread.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Krafcik View Post
going to list a sweet f109 for sale in the for sale thread.
about to list a hyper-updated FGX
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:18 PM
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thanks guys and Krafcik you have a pm....
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:55 PM
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blade 72 A 21.5 in ur 109 should make u able to control it better until u get the handling sorted.. also get the softest Shimi tires u can on the rear.. also make sure ur diff is nice and smooth.. I don't like mine to slip too much.. i just like it smooth..

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by warnos View Post
blade 72 A 21.5 in ur 109 should make u able to control it better until u get the handling sorted.. also get the softest Shimi tires u can on the rear.. also make sure ur diff is nice and smooth.. I don't like mine to slip too much.. i just like it smooth..

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yep will try that also thanks warnos....
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:25 AM
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Made the mistake of making room for a TC to overtake me on the inside, which resulted in ending up outside of the gripline, and spinning off. Now 1st hand experience with the weakspot called the caster plate :P. Too bad the aluminium replacement is so hard to get.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:43 AM
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So my F109 came in today and I ordered all the parts needed to narrow the car. Was wondering if anyone has done the upper arm adjustable conversion? Also did you feel it was worth it or is the stock non adjustable upper arms just fine?


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Originally Posted by ijdod View Post
Made the mistake of making room for a TC to overtake me on the inside, which resulted in ending up outside of the gripline, and spinning off. Now 1st hand experience with the weakspot called the caster plate :P. Too bad the aluminium replacement is so hard to get.
Just get the Tamiya composite F103 front end. Its not adjustable but its almost bullet proof. You wont miss the 3racing front end at all.


Originally Posted by Robudda723 View Post
So my F109 came in today and I ordered all the parts needed to narrow the car. Was wondering if anyone has done the upper arm adjustable conversion? Also did you feel it was worth it or is the stock non adjustable upper arms just fine?


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Stock arms are fine. Less to mess with.
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