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Old 08-11-2006, 06:30 PM   #451
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Are you using the stock 103GT's O-ring T-bar mounting or the rear sus ball mount type?

If it's the O-ring type, tighten down on the rear screw which allows adjustments. This will restrict/reduce body roll.

If it's the rear sus ball mount type, I think currently your rear pod is able to flop from side to side easily. What you can try here is to find 2 screws to act as tweak screws for the T-bar. I can't really give a good description without pictures here but ask anyone who knows pan cars and they'll be able to show you what i'm refering to. Else u gotta wait until i have my cam back, which iwll be in a week's time.
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tighten down on the damper plates as well
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:55 PM   #453
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Hi , I am using the stock o ring supension on the t plate and I also have the dampner disks tightened al the way to the bottom of the thread on the post.
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so thats why my f103GT wouldnt turn when entering a corner at high speeds! my rear pod had way to much side to side flex...
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:57 PM   #455
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I have my Courage on back-order. I would love to see more LMP cars from Tamiya, starting with the Porsche Spyder LMP, and why not a classic like Ferrari's 333sp?
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:47 PM   #456
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i hope direct drive chassis come back. I never see 4wd expect for rally and a few in speed GT challenge. I miss the FF chassis from tamiya too.
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i hope direct drive chassis come back. I never see 4wd expect for rally and a few in speed GT challenge. I miss the FF chassis from tamiya too.
There should be more DD chassis now...Tamiya has launched their courage F103...saw it at BK's!
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Old 08-13-2006, 09:34 PM   #458
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I'm using the foams from GRP as mentioned.
As for hitting the sus arms, are your turning angles too much?
Ok. Will check out other brands. The elegy is too deep. I need something with an offset. It hits the arms and wont be useable on the kit at all.
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so thats why my f103GT wouldnt turn when entering a corner at high speeds! my rear pod had way to much side to side flex...

Maybe higher weight grease or oil on the friction damper plates might help.
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I will be getting my Courage today or tomorrow (depending on when the postman decides to delivery it)

As for different bodies, I would like that, but considering the reason Tamiya released the Courage is that they sponsor the car in real life, they may have a deal to only release that body.
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It would be nice if Tamiya would produce more kits with the Courage body, or at least release one with a clear body so that the other Courage teams could be modeled. If there was any electric racing, and specifically an "F103LMP" class in my area I'd love to participate. There are soooo many nice cars out there in the different LeMans series (ALMS, LMES and the 24 hours itself):

1. Porsche RS Spyder
2. Dome/Judd
3. Zytek
4. Audi R10

as well as now "classic" LMP and Wsc cars as well:

1. Ferrari 333sp
2. Audi R8
3. BMW V12LMR
4. Riley and Scott

It would be nice to see Tamiya release some new LMP models or some other company like Protoform release some nice bodies to fit these chassis in order to support the class as it grows. I thought that's what I was seeing when Tamiya re-released the Sauder-Mercedes C11, Jag XJR-and Mazda 787B series. Then they go and discontinue them right after a limited run-bummer!

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New Courage C70's, Dome Judd, Zytek, Audi R8's and Courage C65 variants
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How about one of the new Lolas, since everyone runs the friggin' 70s Lola for 8th scale
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Tamiya released the Audi R8, Porsche GT1 and Toyota GT-One a few years back on the F103LM chassis, but these were 200mm shells.
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Tamiya released the Audi R8, Porsche GT1 and Toyota GT-One a few years back on the F103LM chassis, but these were 200mm shells.
I had that f103lm and bought a toyota gt1 body. The tires were too expensive and tire wear was too quick. Had to let it go. It handled better than my current f103gt though. Wider tires I guess.
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I had that f103lm and bought a toyota gt1 body. The tires were too expensive and tire wear was too quick. Had to let it go. It handled better than my current f103gt though. Wider tires I guess.
I had the Porsche version, and I too found the same with the tyre cost / tyre wear / handling.
Calandra Racing have some 35mm TC rears but only in medium and hard compounds
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