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Old 01-10-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried contacting Tamiya? Any success?

Reason I ask is I have been waiting for some Tamiya F1 RD king pin sets. Have been out of stock most shops for a while. I received 4 sets yesterday. Problem is the king pins have no grooves for the E-clips. Same for all 4 sets.

So I was thinking probably not worth ordering anymore, suspect there's a batch with the same problem.





Closer look, definitely no groove!
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Having a close look at one of my older (unused) pins, groove accuracy is surprisingly rough:

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Having a close look at one of my older (unused) pins, groove accuracy is surprisingly rough:

Are you trying to contact Tamiya America? They were doing inventory the past week I believe. Heard this from a couple of racers trying to order parts. But, they should still be taking orders online and phone calls also.
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I have the same part here in my parts box and it really doesn't have a groove. If memory serves me right, you'll have to get the link-type front suspension to get the king pins with the groove.
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I have the same part here in my parts box and it really doesn't have a groove. If memory serves me right, you'll have to get the link-type front suspension to get the king pins with the groove.
This is how they come with the upright,the springs go on top of the upright.

The king pin with the spring on the bottom,is the Suoer King pins,later found in the F103RM kits.

So Tamiya do not make a mistake,you just didn`t know what you were buying.
You need to get the screw bag from the F103RM kit to get the super pins now.
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I see my mistake.

The part I'm after is:
Tamiya Item 53119 - OP.119 Racing Developed Special King Pin Set

I assume they will fit link type suspension but Tamiya shows them fitted to standard F103 arms which is how I'm using them.
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I see my mistake.

The part I'm after is:
Tamiya Item 53119 - OP.119 Racing Developed Special King Pin Set

I assume they will fit link type suspension but Tamiya shows them fitted to standard F103 arms which is how I'm using them.
They do not fit the link suspension
The link front suspension has a completely different king pin.
and the Tamiya Item 53119 - OP.119 Racing Developed Special King Pin Set

is not what you want either

What you want is the king pin from the newer F103 kits
http://www.tamiyausa.com/pdf/manuals/84191ml.pdf
It has two c clips to hold the up right and one for the spring to be mounted on the bottom.

The Tamiya Item 53119 - OP.119 Racing Developed Special King Pin Set
still uses the grub screw to hold the upright,this can slip like the king pins you have in the upright sets you bought allready.

All of the king pins work but the ones from the NEW f103 kits are the best.
Hope that helps
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