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Old 06-07-2014, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default Newbie needs help with Tamiya F104 Grip issues

I'm new to the hobby, just built 2 Tamiya F104 chassis, when running the, with kit tires on asphalt, they hve absolutely NO GRIP!!!. The cars just spin out of control as soon as I hit the throttle- I let them spin and heat up, run some very slow runs, but again, when I try to turn, they just spin out like mad...

Any suggestions on how I can get these kit tyres to grip better?? I don't want to go with foam, would prefer to keep using the kit tires...

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With my F104 I have found it comes down to tire choice. Also the battery position can help as well. 97% of F1 drivers use a "shorty" lipo pack which is a lot shorter than your average lipo pack which enables you to have the battery further back so there is more weight on the rear tires. I would recommend you buy some decent tires. Start with the RIDE R1's front and rear,also you could buy a soft compound for the rear and a medium compound for the front. This has worked for me with my F104.
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You'll get more help here:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-f104-pro.html

or here:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-whatever.html

All the info you seek is in one thread of the other.
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Get the soft (S1) and the regular compound (R1) plus tire additive CS high grip and you will be fine for any temperature and any track!
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Thanks for the help... was thinking of getting some Shimizus and see how that works...
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Thanks for the help... was thinking of getting some Shimizus and see how that works...
Shimizus are good tires as well. They make both slick and grooved f1 tires. I have found the grooved tires work well on carpet.
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