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Old 09-22-2014, 07:00 AM   #1
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Default Tamiya F104: How to Set up toe angle?

Hello, I am new here. I am owning an F104 machine which I'm experiencing problem with a steering veer. I am not able to set front toe angles accurately Is there a way to properly set toe angles without a need to eyeball it? Especially since the size of the front and rear wheels are different.

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Bump, really need an advice.
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A setup station is the best way to go. I always used my Hudy 1/10 touring car setup station on mine. A pan car setup station may work as well but I can not confirm that.
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Without spending a fortune on set up stations etc, A cheap set of vernier calipers (preferably digital) will get you a lot closer than eye balling it.
Just measure the difference between the front and rear of the wheel
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I haven't seen a setup station around my local shop without asking the clerk. I did see a square shaped camber gauge, though. Is the setup station expensive? Or should camber guage compensate, because I heard some people said holding the pad in a different angle can measure the toe.
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I haven't seen a setup station around my local shop without asking the clerk. I did see a square shaped camber gauge, though. Is the setup station expensive? Or should camber guage compensate, because I heard some people said holding the pad in a different angle can measure the toe.
Use a ruler (MM) if you don't have calipers, axle tip to axle tip... way easy.
1. eyeball the front axle straight across the chassis as close to straight as you can.
2. now measure the distance from the center of the front axle to the rear axle.
make both side equal.
3. for toe out, and that's what we use on F1 for the most part, shorten the distance (1) mm for effect.
4. you can adjust from that point to suit your track/driving style...

Good luck...

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When I got my F104, it had music wire attached to a shitttty tamiya servo horn. I replaced those with turnbuckles and an RR servo saver I had in my spares box. Also make sure the servo tabs were trimmed off flush and the servo properly seated. There are no bolts touching the servo on a stock F104, so this is very important.

I noticed that having a little toe-out helps the car straighten itself. 1' is more than enough.
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