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Old 06-12-2012, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by 6376vette View Post
I have a question for the f109 owners and looking for honest opinions. I'm currently running a fgx with the rabbit chassis conversion and I am right on the rear tires of the fastest f104 at our track. My question is would the f109 perform better than the fgx rabbit on a high traction technical carpet track? I can drive pretty well and finish in the top two in our f1 races. I was just wondering if the f109 would give me just a little push over the f104 I race tire to tire with every time we run.
I raced my F109 on a medium traction carpet track over winter. Set up right it was pretty quick, and I didn't have to move away from the stock tyres.

What started to bother me was stock F103 Lotus 99T kits blowing me away. So I dug out my 15 year old F103 and it simply had more turn in. I think the longer wheelbase of the F109 means it doesn't rotate as well. Worth trying a stubby 2S cell in different positions to see if it helps - we think across the chassis would help (and it does fit)

On a tight carpet track I'd still go for me F103...
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkBurgess View Post
I raced my F109 on a medium traction carpet track over winter. Set up right it was pretty quick, and I didn't have to move away from the stock tyres.

What started to bother me was stock F103 Lotus 99T kits blowing me away. So I dug out my 15 year old F103 and it simply had more turn in. I think the longer wheelbase of the F109 means it doesn't rotate as well. Worth trying a stubby 2S cell in different positions to see if it helps - we think across the chassis would help (and it does fit)

On a tight carpet track I'd still go for me F103...
Thank you for the honest response. The f103 was another one of my considerations. I had heard that the f103 and f104w were pretty good on carpet. Thanks for the confirmation.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:01 PM
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Anyone have recommendations for the oil in the damper shock (side to side) and oil and spring in the top shock

Also what side spring is a good starting point for the CRC mod?
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:19 AM
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Is anyone interested in using a side spring mod using Associated springs etc...

I couldn't get CRC stuff so did what I could with what I could get... seems to work
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:55 AM
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I use a CRC red, its in the medium range. Don't know what the Associated equivalent is but it will work just as well.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:06 PM
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Anyone know which axle height adjuster fits the F109?
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:58 PM
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Does anyone know if the Tamiya F104 wing set (front/rear) will fit the F109??
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:30 AM
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this question wasnt here for a long time
see previous page
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Acid_CZ View Post
this question wasnt here for a long time
see previous page
Thanks Acid, must've missed it when skimming the thread.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:53 AM
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Does anyone have the instructions for the 3racing out tuned ball diff?
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by gogenne View Post
Does anyone have the instructions for the 3racing out tuned ball diff?
The 3 Racing out tuned ball diff is just the complete diff kit for the tamiya f104.
It is similar to tamiya's aluminum diff housing for the f104/f103.
3 Racing's product looks to contain a couple more parts and is about $10 or so less than tamiya's product, at least on TQ RC.

For use on the F103/F109, item 54162 (f104 axle) must be purchased as the axle needs to be shorter.

So if you have a f104 rear axle, just follow the directions in the f104 Pro manual. You can download it from TQ RC Racing (www.tqrcracing.com).

I have the link to the F104 Pro manual for you:
http://www.tqrcracing.com/forum/view...f_keyword=f104
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Tracy B View Post
The 3 Racing out tuned ball diff is just the complete diff kit for the tamiya f104.
It is similar to tamiya's aluminum diff housing for the f104/f103.
3 Racing's product looks to contain a couple more parts and is about $10 or so less than tamiya's product, at least on TQ RC.

For use on the F103/F109, item 54162 (f104 axle) must be purchased as the axle needs to be shorter.

So if you have a f104 rear axle, just follow the directions in the f104 Pro manual. You can download it from TQ RC Racing (www.tqrcracing.com).

I have the link to the F104 Pro manual for you:
http://www.tqrcracing.com/forum/view...f_keyword=f104
Not quite... the extra parts are to allow the diff to be tuned from outside without needing to pull a wheel off, while still having the ease of changing tyres without disturbing the diff like the F104 pro diff

I'll try to see if I can find my copy of the instructions...
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Originally Posted by dodgeguy View Post
Anyone know which axle height adjuster fits the F109?
F103/F104 fit


Originally Posted by Tracy B View Post
Does anyone know if the Tamiya F104 wing set (front/rear) will fit the F109??
Yes
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by ShadowAu View Post
Not quite... the extra parts are to allow the diff to be tuned from outside without needing to pull a wheel off, while still having the ease of changing tyres without disturbing the diff like the F104 pro diff

I'll try to see if I can find my copy of the instructions...
That would be great!
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by gogenne View Post
That would be great!
Sorry if this took too long...
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