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Old 02-12-2012, 12:46 PM   #16
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Looks like the the f103 guys don't want the f104 to be a threat. lol . Its not fair! its not scale! Whatever. Don't worry ladies
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #17
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Looks like the the f103 guys don't want the f104 to be a threat. lol . Its not fair! its not scale! Whatever. Don't worry ladies
Who said that, lol? As stated,I think its a great idea.If anything us "103 guys" will be happy to put an end to all the dirty looks we get when we put our cars down on the track, hehe... Aside,there are plenty of 104s that have beat up on me...
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #18
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You guys will kill the F1 class when you start having to spend more and more money on these car to be competitive in the 190mm class.

Yesterday we had our club day and had 13 F1 cars racing again with a couple of people not turning up.

And guess what, we run 200mm width max like the UK racers. I still think its funny all these special conversion kits that come out worth mega bucks, but the fact is nothing really beats a 1990's F103 chassis design.

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #19
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You guys will kill the F1 class when you start having to spend more and more money on these car to be competitive in the 190mm class.

Yesterday we had our club day and had 13 F1 cars racing again with a couple of people not turning up.

And guess what, we run 200mm width max like the UK racers. I still think its funny all these special conversion kits that come out worth mega bucks, but the fact is nothing really beats a 1990's F103 chassis design.

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Ive heard a lot of people say that ....that the older f103s beat the newer f104s ......if this is true why cant tamiya realize there going backyards rather then forwards with there models
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Ive heard a lot of people say that ....that the older f103s beat the newer f104s ......if this is true why cant tamiya realize there going backyards rather then forwards with there models
Because as said before, Tamiya doesn't really make cars for performance (except for the TRF series), but for looks. The F104 is meant to reflect the newer narrower F1 cars.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:51 PM   #21
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guys, can we stop hating in this thread! if you do not like to tune/ change your car, then that is what you like, but you dont have to talk about killing the class here. its all about options!
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #22
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Ordered one! Excited to try it out and see how it works at nats!
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #23
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im not hating just wanting to know if im wasting my time trying to win with an f104 or if i should just get an f103
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:29 PM   #24
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This is just another tool, we run F103 and F104s side by side along with FGXs. Its something that you "can" spend money on you don't have too. Its not some magic bullet. If you cant wheel, you cant wheel. I cant wheel, I just like to try. The guys that win are still going to be the guys that win, and its still not because of the car. Kennedy won the series because he's a badass among badass's.

Now, on with the show.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:11 PM   #25
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Our Wide track conversion for F104 was intended for:
US-UF1Series, 190mm, rubber tires
US-ROAR Carpet Nats, 190mm, rubber tires
Japan-F1RCGP, 205mm, foam tires
China-SGP1, 195mm, rubber tires

Or anyone who wants to go wider(190mm or 200mm) without having to use the F103 front end since it doesn't have camber adjustment like the F104 has.

Just like auto racing, engineers try to maximize the performance of their car within the rules, we are trying to do the same thing
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We've uploaded some more pictures of the various width combination set up of our wide track kit
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:32 AM   #27
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Any thoughts of making a rear set 10mm wider?
Or extending the thread length so we can shim it out..

This will allow 103 cars to run rear 104 rubber/foam wheels.
Slap on a set of 104 side pods and shim up the front
a bit and ride height will not be a problem.
Although we will still be a bit wider...this will at least
let us all be on a "spec" tire set.
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If we ordered the kit this weekend when should it ship?
order #17
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Our Wide track conversion for F104 was intended for:
US-UF1Series, 190mm, rubber tires
US-ROAR Carpet Nats, 190mm, rubber tires
Japan-F1RCGP, 205mm, foam tires
China-SGP1, 195mm, rubber tires

Or anyone who wants to go wider(190mm or 200mm) without having to use the F103 front end since it doesn't have camber adjustment like the F104 has.

Just like auto racing, engineers try to maximize the performance of their car within the rules, we are trying to do the same thing
Ya im down with that i will be ordering one of those kits u sell soon .....the more options the better.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:27 AM   #30
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Does anybody know the part# for the wide track conversion on TQ's site? Can't seem to find it.
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