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Old 10-03-2013, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by howardcano View Post
What is the width and the wheelbase?
I am even trying to fit the body on my old F103GT and their wheel base is way shorter then the LM-1....the only alternative is using the current F104 chassis with the F103 front along with the F103GT rear diff axle and offset the world out of it to 200mm mounting TC rubber tires....
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Originally Posted by Solara View Post
No....LM-1 is almost 200mm wide. Current F1 rear rubber tires and rim will only extend to as far as 190mm....10mm are very big increase in offset.
F103 rubber tires will work width wise, but the diameter is smaller compared to a "modern" Lemans size.
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
F103 rubber tires will work width wise, but the diameter is smaller compared to a "modern" Lemans size.
Ya, turn. but donot think it is too bad if you cut the body slightly smaller?
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by roche.hk View Post
Ya, turn. but donot think it is too bad if you cut the body slightly smaller?
No it looks ok...here is a Tamiya body with F103 tires. The Group C cars used a bigger tire as well


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Originally Posted by CR0SS View Post
From the link in the first post:

Overall Length: 370MM

Overall Width: Front width 195-200MM

Rear width 200-205MM

Wheelbase length: 275-280MM
Thank you for pointing out what I should have already seen.

The wheelbase is only about 0.4" longer than the WGT max. spec, so just trimming the wheel arches to match sounds like a reasonable approach.
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Just put in my order. I just couldn't resist such a nice recreation of my favorite 1:1 racing class.

This will be my first on-road, unless you count tarmac rally with my XV-01 I'll be watching this thread for ideas!

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Originally Posted by robk View Post
No it looks ok...here is a Tamiya body with F103 tires. The Group C cars used a bigger tire as well


Maybe lowering the body will look better? It seems really high...... Personally I will trim the body so it can sit lower......
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I think its more the look of the smaller diameter F1 wheels just isn't right. LeMans and Prototypes need the large diameter wheel/low profile tire to look scale.
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Originally Posted by simple View Post
I think its more the look of the smaller diameter F1 wheels just isn't right. LeMans and Prototypes need the large diameter wheel/low profile tire to look scale.
If I had a Tamiya f1 and wanted to put on a LeMans or GTP body, I would put on Tamiya's GTP wheels from their C11 (#50399). All you need to put on the rears is the hub adapter that comes on one of the plastic tree parts and the little 3mm blind nuts to hold the screws tight.
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LM1 display at 2013 IIC via F1 R/C Lab.....picture by RC50.com



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I'm hoping that I can make a reasonable approximation of the Rebellion P1 car with this body and a set of Lotus F1 decals.
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Hey everyone, here are the studio shots of the car that we took to the IIC
Also I have made the kit available for preorder on the store
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:39 PM
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Any idea if the LM-sized wheels/tires on this car use the usual F1 hexes and bearings?
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From what I have seen the bearings and hexes are the same
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im going to make a concerted effort to make this a class in the BRCA!
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