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Old 02-18-2002, 10:11 PM   #211
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I found an F103L, new in the box. Is that a good kit to get? Also, what should I suspect to pay for it? Thanks
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Old 02-19-2002, 03:36 AM   #212
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Its an f103 with slightly longer wheelbase and a chasis upper deck that extends all the way to the front for more rigidity.
Driving a friends f103L, it felt stable at high speed yet responsive. it has no problem with the very small tight track despite the longer wheelbase.
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Old 02-19-2002, 11:00 AM   #213
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It is a rare car, so it may have more value if you don't open the box. You should be able to get one on Ebay for around $60 plus shipping from HK. Stella Models has them available regularly. You will have trouble getting bodies and the correct rims for it since it uses the long wheelbase CART bodies and larger diameter wheels. The regular F103 wheels will fit, but make it not look as scale. Otherwise, most parts are common to the other F103 versions.
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Hmmm...I would like some interopobility...and easy to get parts. I got a chance to get the 103L new in the box, and then some spare parts (enough to make 2 more).

Might not be the best deal though...
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Sean.. the only issue with the L... really would be the body. I have been thinking about getting one, but not to race....
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Les should be able to get bodies for you. He got me a T/94
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You wont worry about finding suitable bodies for this chasis if you you are able to get f103 parts. Simply switching the chasis plate to the F103rs type would get it to fit. If you a a LMP body I believe you can still use the L main chasis by a moving the rear wheel arch and mounting holes back.
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John Bull and others who drives the Corally

Care to share your setup for the Corally F1? I drive on medium to high grip asphalt surface. Thanks.
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Just 1 question, what's a better car, the tamiya f103 f1 body or the f103 gt1 body(e.g. audi r8 * porshe gt1)?
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If the two cars were equipped and tuned the same, they should perform exactly the same. The two cars are identical underneath except for the extra space the GT1 chassis has for electronics.
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Old 03-14-2002, 11:22 PM   #221
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I have the graphite pro version and it is unbelievable. I love cars that are fast out of the box and you don't have to buy any extras.
I did change the steering linkages to ball caps and turnbuckles. It seems to work fine, very fast and aggressive.
I also changed the battery position, right now it is horizontal, like the Tamiya. I know have the room to mount my electrics.
For the gearing I changed it to a 112 spur and 26 pinion @ 64pitch. With the P2K I was running that thing is like a rocket..
The castor shim is a #2 with 2 washers on the bottom and 1 on top of the steering block. I keep the ride hight about 4mm in the rear and about 4.5 in the front.
The extra hard damper grease for the rear, along with the black spring and 40wt for the shock.
On asphalt I run purple in the front and green in the rear.
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Hey

I'm totally new to Tamiya F103 series. I was wondering what F103, F103RS and F103LM is?

Which has more options and which is the best you guys say?
I was offered to one of these, is it any good? Its a F103RS... thanks

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i believe that's an LM. Those body shells need the LM front bumper and body posts to support it. The RS just has one body post in the front, that's all you need for the F1 body shells.

i'm not sure if you can fit the bumper and body posts of the LM on an RS, though.

i'm by no means an authority on the F103, i just know this layout cause i have an RS.
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There is no way to tell just from looking at the body, but there are basically 3 versions of the F103. The RS chassis is the most basic. It has the standard front suspension, the standard battery pod, FRP chassis and comes with rubber tires. This is the chassis that ships with LMP bodies. The RX chassis adds the multilink front suspension, ball-pivot battery pod and foam tires. The LM kit is actually the TRF version of the car. It is the only kit that ships with the wide LM chassis and it also incudes ass TRF hopup options. If you get the RS or RX chassis, you will want to get the FRP long upper deck to reduce chassis flex. Good luck!
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Thanks for the help!

This Porsche 911 GT1 is definiately a RS, it says on the box, but there are 2 body post at the front.

So the LM is a full option version of the F103 series, I suppose the one comes with R8R body is a full option kit..?
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