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Old 07-13-2002, 02:02 PM   #451
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Ok thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll contact hpi and then les from MDI and hope for the best. If they don't work I'll try 10L front springs and the corally (1/12th) front springs. The crc side springs are too small.

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Will post if I find something that works.

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Old 07-15-2002, 09:39 AM   #452
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Courtesy of R32 in the forums. From the F1 race on Sunday in Singapore.
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Old 07-15-2002, 09:42 AM   #453
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Old 07-16-2002, 02:07 PM   #454
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What are some good f1 cars (that you can get parts for still)?
and what on line stores do you get parts from?
Thanks for the info
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Old 07-16-2002, 02:41 PM   #455
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You basically have 4wd and 2wd as your choices currently.

With the new F201 from Tamiya, all the momentum is toward the 4wd chassis right now. Kyosho also makes an electric F-Ten which is not available in the US (but you can order it from Japan,) and it's more like 1/9 scale since it's a Superten class car. There are many companies jumping on the F201 hopup bandwagon, so the possibilities are pretty much unlimited for the F201. It drives like a sedan, so the learning curve is not very steep.

In the 2wd "pan car" class, you have the F103 from Tamiya, the Fireforce CF-01 from Cross and the Corally F1 cars with reasonable support. If you look on Ebay, you can find many other cars that make use of Associated and/or Tamiya parts. These three cars are reasonably well supported through current US distribution, so your lhs should be able to get you one of these cars and support it with ease. If you're forced to go online or prefer to, Tower carries Tamiya ( www.towerhobbies.com ) and Ehobbies has some parts ( www.ehobbies.com ,) but my recommendation would be to go with MDI Racing in Florida. ( www.mdiracing.com ) They are very accomodating and will go look for difficult to find parts that most hobby shops won't bother with. If you're looking for F201 parts, try Castle Hobbies in San Jose, CA ( www.castlehobbies.com ) and Formula1 RC in Hawaii ( www.formula1-rc.com ) Formula1 RC is a great source of information and has a message board dedicated to Formula1 RC cars. Good luck and I hope you get on the track soon to race these very fun cars!
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Old 07-16-2002, 05:39 PM   #456
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Thanks for the great Info,
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Old 07-16-2002, 09:11 PM   #457
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Found the hpi F1 springs, here's the site if anybody needs them

http://www.kevsracingbits.co.uk/

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Old 07-17-2002, 09:27 AM   #458
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Default F2001 Body on F103/Cross?

Anybody tried doing that yet? I like the new body and want to maybe use it on my Cross kit.

I have decal sets now in stock for use on the new F2001 body set to make your Ferrari have the Vodafone and Marlboro logos...also have sets to make it look like a BAR Honda with the Lucky Strike logos. They are $19 each.
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Old 07-17-2002, 10:46 AM   #459
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Due to the longer wheelbase the F2001 body is slight longer than bodies for the F103. The front nose section will fit fine... the only problem I see is the side pods may get too close to the rear tires. I'll try to check tonight when I get home from work...
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Cool McLaren MP4/13 stuff: Zombie/Psycho

I have the body, wings, driver and stickers on the way...had to find them all individually...but they are on the way. I'll let you know if they are the right decals. Unfortunately, when you have to get them all seperately - the cost goes up in total. That's not my call, that's just the way Tamiya does it. I'll make a deal if you guys want all combined.
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I posted some .jpg's of the Marlboro and Lucky Strike decal sets in my commercial forum.
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I have the body, wings, driver and stickers on the way...had to find them all individually...but they are on the way. I'll let you know if they are the right decals. Unfortunately, when you have to get them all seperately - the cost goes up in total. That's not my call, that's just the way Tamiya does it. I'll make a deal if you guys want all combined.
I'll get a full set from you... plus an extra 1 or 2 decal sheets.
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Due to the longer wheelbase the F2001 body is slight longer...
Slightly! Man when I see the regular F103 along side the F2001, it appears to me that the F2001 body is quite a bit bigger. Even if you can get it to fit the F103 chassis, it appears that the wheels and rear wing will be out of scale. Heres a look.
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Old 07-17-2002, 12:20 PM   #464
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You dog! I was drooling over the Mille R for the last few weeks, but ended up with a CBR-600F4i instead.
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Old 07-17-2002, 12:22 PM   #465
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I thought you caved in to the Dark Side (pun intended) and got rid of your F103.
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