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Old 02-28-2006, 11:55 PM   #181
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Yeah, it still uses friction pads from the F103 F1 car, but it does come with tyres and rims. I've got some spare TRF shocks, so I'll mount one where the crappy kit one goes.

One thing I will also replace is the steering arms. Those things would last two seconds at the track I race at.

Was going to start on mine tonight, but might leave it to the weekend.

Here's a pic of the box
finished building ur car? any pics?
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:32 AM   #182
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Are the tires type a,b? I dont get why its listed as more expensive than a tt01 when it doesn't have a painted body, no esc, and so little parts.
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:02 AM   #183
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Kevin, yep i knew Tamiya would do that. I dont mind kits that come out plastic and you have to slowly upgrade, but to put out the F103GT with the skinny chassis was a waste of time IMHO. You have to cut off the ears to use that chassis, then when you upgrade, you need a new servo case? Crazy.

Also the F103LM chassis plate wont work as the new chassis is different at the front to accomodate the Touring style front bumper assembly.

Im not dissing this car, dont get me wrong, i truely hope this class takes off and becomes more popular that 4wd touring .

Also checking the pic of the rear axle opposite the motor, looks like it does have the height adjustment cases. You can see the eccentric bearing holders.
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:08 AM   #184
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If memory serves me, the gear cases that didnt have the height adjustment, had a long mount for the left side bearing? thats how you could quickly tell, because the gear cases with the height adustment need the use of the tube spacer to get the wheel out to its correct position? I could be wrong. I just remember breaking this part on my first F103 (PIAA Reynard!) and i upgraded to the height adjustable cases.
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:09 AM   #185
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1. Servo cases are cheap.

2. R/C racing could use a dose of simplicity.

3. Watch the r/c industry embrace the old direct drive chassis.
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:09 PM   #186
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I had the chance to build this yesterday, called in sick.

I had it done in 4 hours. That's fast for me cause I'm usually slow in building stuff.

The car ran well, it actually has a lot of steering and a lot of torque with the stock set-up. I'm gonna do some runs on Saturday and see how it pars with conventional touring cars.
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:14 PM   #187
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finished building ur car? any pics?
Waiting for the weekend
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:37 PM   #188
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Kevin: Yeah, I am going to be doing an order to my Tamiya parts dude for that, some hex screws (I hate Phillips head screws), the turnbuckle steering arms and maybe some carbon fibre bits.

So can the F103s run non-Tamiya spurs, considering that they hold the balls in place for the ball diff?
Not sure about the spurs as I haven't tried aftermarket on mine. The F103 had 42mm turnbuckles for the steering. The F103GT kit probably uses the same so I would be willing to bet the older F103 Titanium Turnbuckles will work for that. Also, Tamiya made a blue aluminum 42mm for the steering on the 415 servo to steering linkage (and I think TB02R also). Oh boy, more blue to add.


Axle182 - You're right, the pic does show it with the height adjustable gear case. My eyesight just sucks. Just ask Hebiki. (Chris, you will not need to order extra parts to change the back for adjustability. Just the aluminum heat sink if you want it). Too bad the F103-LM carbon chassis won't work. I have a NIB one I was going to use for this.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:13 PM   #189
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hey guys...we need to know how this thing handles on carpet and asphalt. Actually if you can compare it to how a touring car handles on the various surfaces would be great.....
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hi guys
what is the name of this car and where can you get them?

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stupid me its on the box in the pictures lmfaooooooooo


where can you buy them???
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Old 03-03-2006, 04:15 PM   #192
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Looks like ill be sending off 1 or 2 packs to get re-assembled into stick form.... which batt companies do pack re-assembling???
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Old 03-04-2006, 05:51 PM   #193
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Here are some pics of my car, 90% done (no motor, speedy, steering arms or receiver installed). Sorry about the darkness of the pics.
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:21 AM   #194
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do u really gotta cut off the servo ears?
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:45 AM   #195
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The servo ears are cut both sides?
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