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Old 03-15-2006, 11:35 AM
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exactly!

well, its kinda like asphalt... its a painted on surface, called Skid-Not. indoors, probably 75x45 track size.

i think the shock has 2-hole, 30wt in it, and the silver (read: veeery soft) spring that cam with my Group C car. i never really got a good setup on the F103, but i am gonna try with this one.
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:39 AM
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Well-that super soft spring would explain the lack of off power steering. When you lift the chassis bends in the middle instead of transferring the weight to the front tires initially.I am aure you hate the car-send it to me asap and reduce your suffering!!
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:51 AM
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HAHAHAHH...er... uh... not yet, Ray!

it wasnt bad to drive, really, even like that. i only got to drive it for a few minutes in practice, before quals started. i saw the shock for it on Speedtech, so i may try a white spring and see where it goes from there.

i still have 2+ F103RS's laying around here somewhere... maybe i need to convert one of those, as well.

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Let the hopping begin...
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Izzy do you work at Mockett? They have some cool stuff we use in our designs up here at times.
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Originally Posted by Difuser
Izzy do you work at Mockett? They have some cool stuff we use in our designs up here at times.
My goodness, small world... yes, I do work for Mockett. , not for long when they find out I'm posting here in RCtech during work hours.
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Has Doug rebuilt the Carrera Panamerica car yet. I know he wrote one off pretty good a few years back. MMMM old car, fast , Mexico.....
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Originally Posted by Difuser
Has Doug rebuilt the Carrera Panamerica car yet. I know he wrote one off pretty good a few years back. MMMM old car, fast , Mexico.....
It also raced last year but blew off the engine after a day I believe. It is currently being prepared for the 2006 race. He just came from Monterey as well.

Ooops sorry to jack up this thread, back to topic.
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Originally Posted by izzyracer
Let the hopping begin...
What's the part number for the front springs, and are they a harder spring than the kit one?
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Originally Posted by izzyracer
It also raced last year but blew off the engine after a day I believe. It is currently being prepared for the 2006 race. He just came from Monterey as well.

Ooops sorry to jack up this thread, back to topic.
Izzy I picked up a Ball type rear end, carbon fibre rear shaft, teflon plates, and the carbon bumper plate yesterday for mine.
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
Izzy I picked up a Ball type rear end, carbon fibre rear shaft, teflon plates, and the carbon bumper plate yesterday for mine.
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Originally Posted by Burlap
What's the part number for the front springs, and are they a harder spring than the kit one?
I don't rember the # but there is 3 spring rates, I got them too Izzy
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Originally Posted by Burlap
What's the part number for the front springs, and are they a harder spring than the kit one?
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Originally Posted by izzyracer
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Ey guys. just finished my kit. Seems that the box setup I have gives me a ride height of 6mm rear and less than 4mm front. Did I assemble it wrong? My old f103lm had more clearance in the front than this. The front suspension is the old style f1 so I cant compare to my f103lm. I attached the pic.
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