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Old 03-16-2006, 07:52 AM
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i had that problem, too... i swapped the spacers on the front kingpins to get the front up, and used some of the other eccentrics to get the rear back down a bit...
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Turbonium
i had that problem, too... i swapped the spacers on the front kingpins to get the front up, and used some of the other eccentrics to get the rear back down a bit...
yes sir, that is how you do it. I end up with the middle adjuster in the rear and swap the spacers up front.
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:22 PM
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i get 5mm rear ride height with the #0 rear height adjuster. the front is only 3.5mm need to raise it up a bit. this is measured with RP30 tires
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Looks like it is going to be a ball of fun trying to get more ride height on front, especially when using the lower Take Off/Sorex tyres on it.
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Burlap
Looks like it is going to be a ball of fun trying to get more ride height on front, especially when using the lower Take Off/Sorex tyres on it.
Sorex and Ride are the bigger tires. Take Off and RP are smaller.
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Burlap
Looks like it is going to be a ball of fun trying to get more ride height on front, especially when using the lower Take Off/Sorex tyres on it.
after swapping the kingpin spacers around, i have no problem getting 5+ with Take-offs on the front... ill have to look at it this eve to see the change.
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:54 PM
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Yup, after reading the manual. That T4 front spacer can be placed on top of the steering knuckles to get more ride height. I'm not sure if its legal or not but I got 5mm now. Should be to test now.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by rayman
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.
First thing the spacer under the rear motor mount is missing that will lower the rear of the car. second with the 24mm tires it will lower the car from the 26mm tires.
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
First thing the spacer under the rear motor mount is missing that will lower the rear of the car. second with the 24mm tires it will lower the car from the 26mm tires.
The kit comes with 3 types of spacers for the rear motor mount to adjust rideheight.
I tried the kit on asphalt its very hard to run. Not sure what I can do to make it more stable and accelerate better. I think its better to use foam tires.
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:07 PM
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Seems that Tech Racing already have some items for this car. Let's hope interest continues. They actually designed a similar car some time ago pictured here:

http://www.tech-racing.co.jp/pic/pic_s/2002/dd-t.jpg

Hopefully Tamiya can get this car happening as a class and do away with TT-01s etc (and have a class that actually challenges the driver...). Maybe one day IFMAR's regulation Touring car will be of this spec (Pan). We can only hope...
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Just got back from Hobby Station where I gave my F103GT it's first run.

Thought the standard tyres on teh rear wouldn't work so I used a set of Ellegi 30mm wide 37shore foams with teh kit tyres for teh front. no problems getting a suitable ride height for the rear there is heaps of adjustments but teh front is going to be a bit more difficult with smaller dia tyres. For teh record I used a Proline Stratus 3 bodyshell.

Anyway I just used the kit motor and gearing for the test. With the foams on the back and the rubbers on the front it wasn't that hard to induce understeer - but not cronic, the rear end was absolutely planted and I was wrapped. I was using a 3800 stick pack and I went flat before the battery did - last for ages. Definitely room for gearing up even on the relatively tight indoor tarmac track at Hobby Station.

Tried the kit rears as well and they weren't actually that bad. Certainly required a little more care about mashing the throttle but was still possible to cut some good laps. The car with this set up and the kit 540 is definitely faster than a regular 540 touring car but not quite as quick as a good stock. Will try it with a stock motor and full foams next. Also plan to try Sorex all round as well.

On the F103 F1 cars we used to convert to 48 pitch gears by using a Kimborough 78t spur that had a larger hole for teh centre bearing - I have one still but teh teeth are fairly mashed - anyone know where I can get one of those - are there any still around. Not sure if it was standard Kimborough part or some aftermarket mod.

If you remember the joy of racing the 103 F1 cars then get one of these little beauties and go have fun again - my 4wd Tourer will only be coming out for race days now all the fun will be in the 103Gt.
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Its fun to drive but not as easy to drive as the old f103 cars.
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Originally Posted by rayman
Its fun to drive but not as easy to drive as the old f103 cars.
I drove mine for the first time last night. I am too used to AWD touring cars, where you can mash them off the line, and be at near full throttle all the race. This car you have to be sensitive with, but once you have gotten used to it, runs great.

I also let a friend, who used to run a F103 and also 1/12th car, and he loves it, finds it a lot more stable than the other two cars.
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Originally Posted by Burlap
I drove mine for the first time last night. I am too used to AWD touring cars, where you can mash them off the line, and be at near full throttle all the race. This car you have to be sensitive with, but once you have gotten used to it, runs great.

I also let a friend, who used to run a F103 and also 1/12th car, and he loves it, finds it a lot more stable than the other two cars.
I agree very different from a AWD - can you change the throttle profile in your transmitter or ESC to compensate.

may I ask a few questions

What bodyshell did you use?
What motor and did you use the standard gearing?
What surface were you on?
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I have only one question:

Who will be the first to bolt in a Novak GTB/4.5 and take it for a blast?
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