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Old 02-10-2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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Default F104 wide track conversion kit set new record at UF1Series on Feb 4 at TQrcracing

Congratulations Mike Kennedy, for being the UF1Series 2012 Winter Champion

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:26 AM   #2
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I'm wanting to check these out out.
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Congrats on the success and congrats on a clever product.

Sadly, my overall impression is that the F1 class's generous tolerance over width has only succeeded in creating a rod for its own back. All other things being equal, there is no way a 180mm stock F104 car can compete with a 190mm version.

The BRCA chose to follow this tolerance and I suspect we will see a wave of widened cars competing this year in the UK.
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The BRCA chose to follow this tolerance and I suspect we will see a wave of widened cars competing this year in the UK.
Very unlikely we will see many of them, it just widens it to 190mm so only good for the very quiet rubber class.
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Very unlikely we will see many of them, it just widens it to 190mm so only good for the very quiet rubber class.
RSector say it works on the W too - same front uprights on both kinds of front end as far as I know, same rear axle too, will get the 200mm car out to 210mm - 1/3rd of the way to a Pro10!
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Think it will catch on over here in the States, with the push for rubber classes.
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Cool car/upgrade.

I plan to start racing F1 outdoors on rubber tires this summer. 190mm is the rule...your kit looks great, but right now it's impossible to find a new 104Pro or 104X1 to convert.
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thanks again to R Sector for providing another great tuning addition to the F1 scene!!
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Was talking to a couple of guys at the track about this today. I hope I get mine first!
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thanks again to R Sector for providing another great tuning addition to the F1 scene!!
OH! It's on now cheater!!

Just kidding of course.

Who says that size doesn't matter???
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OH! It's on now cheater!!

Just kidding of course.

Who says that size doesn't matter???
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180mm was only allowed to be 190mm to include the FGX which shouldn't have been allowed anyway.

Now to be competitive people are going to be widening their 180mm to 190mm if you're running the 180mm cars. Which is also going to leave the HPI F10 even further behind the Tamiya stuff cause there's no conversion yet.

I'm glad the 200mm class here in the UK with foams is the standard because the good olde F103 (best f1 car ever) is still legal and it stomps all over the new kits, the 3 Racing F109 is very popular here too.
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180mm was only allowed to be 190mm to include the FGX which shouldn't have been allowed anyway.

Now to be competitive people are going to be widening their 180mm to 190mm if you're running the 180mm cars. Which is also going to leave the HPI F10 even further behind the Tamiya stuff cause there's no conversion yet.

I'm glad the 200mm class here in the UK with foams is the standard because the good olde F103 (best f1 car ever) is still legal and it stomps all over the new kits, the 3 Racing F109 is very popular here too.
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WOW,now the 104 is not "scale"...what will we do??

Just kidding..hopefully this will ease some of the pain when we run the 103/109s together with the narrow cars. At this point with so many "wide" cars (looks like the new serpent will be 200mm) out there and the good old 103 still tearing it up on the track,I say push for a 200mm cap,set the rule and lock it in. I don't see any manufactures wanting to build a car wider than 200mm at this point and once the serpent comes out 180mm is going to be the minority anyway.Also,the cars handle much better at a wide stance (this helps out the new guys that want to jump in on the fun). Wish we could all just set it and forget it.

Maybe develop a shim kit to use the 104 rims on the back of a 200mm (103) car..or some 104 diameter rear rims with a 103 style offset? This way we can all be on the same tire.

Local f1 has been dying off again where I run because nobody can get on the same page with the rules (manufactures included). I dearly miss foam tire
f1 at my local track..

This kit is a great idea in my book.
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just put the f103 front end on your f104x1 and your good to go
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