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Old 11-06-2006, 10:34 AM
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From what I was told Tamiya sold out of the clear bodies last both the complete body kits and the seperate bodies sans sticker and bumper. I guess they are also sold out of the bumper kits.

Tamiya note to self: Do NOT run out of kits, bodies or parts for a line of cars that the Company is trying to establish.
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:44 PM
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They have ordered more, I think the F-103 has just been more successfull then they have planned.

I know this has happened to us at Team Orion with a couple of products.
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Great thread guys! I got my GT back in March and I love it...too bad I broke the diff joint when I was trying to tighten up the diff (oops!)

I'm running a P2k Pro in mine right now and it's more than fast enough. I don't race it, but it's a fun little bastard of a car! Also have an old F103.

Have been considering swapping F201 wheels/tires onto my GT, but I don't know of any F1 bodies from Tamiya that aren't discontinued. I already bought the F201 Original body set but it doesn't fit, DOH! In the parts listing it says the FW24 BMW fits on Tower, but I really don't want to drop $36 MORE and find out it doesn't fit.

my F103 (with all the TRF goodies) and F103GT (ricer body, HPI slicks, and red wheel nuts because they make you go faster!)


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Originally Posted by rtypec
Here's the Redbull scheme
That is soo cool....I want one now.........NICE!!!
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They have ordered more, I think the F-103 has just been more successfull then they have planned.
Tamiya Note to Self #2: DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT run out of parts or bodies for cars we are trying to establish as a new class. Plan for SUCCESS, not for failure....
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Tamiya Note to Self #2: DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT run out of parts or bodies for cars we are trying to establish as a new class. Plan for SUCCESS, not for failure....
I second that.
Can I add, make more than 1 body set too.!
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Anyone tried to run foams with it? There's a very wide and flowing indoor track in my country and using rubber might not be adviseable. TC cars slip without paragon.
So I'm thinking foams are better for this car. What width and what shore would suit it? Thanks.
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Looking good. I bet it drifts like crazy
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:22 AM
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I found a 100 spur (64) for the F103GT.

Which pinion should I start with at the Tamiya track with a Silver can ?
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
I second that.
Can I add, make more than 1 body set too.!
This Peugeot 908 would make a good shell, but as the car has yet to race I doubt Tamiya would look at it.
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LOL! I think Tamiya already did that one for their mini4x4 cars even before Puegot did.
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Originally Posted by B3x
Mr Black.

I found a 100 spur (64) for the F103GT.

Which pinion should I start with at the Tamiya track with a Silver can ?
Last weekend I was runnig the 93Sp with a 25Pn (3.7:1) but I felt I was a little over geared loosing a little bit off the corners so I will probably switch to a 93Sp-23Pn (4.0:1)

I also ran a 104Sp with a 26Pn (4.16:1), it was the biggest and it was a little slow but had abtter drive feel. We are still getting the gearing dialed in and this may change over the next week or two.

I would suggest getting the Hop-Up Spur gear set #53104 from Tamiya just to have the options.
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Thanks. Will do.
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Just a note to many who are runing Sorex 36R's as the weather get's colder as it was this last weekend at the track going to 32's seemed to give big grip advantages.
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Originally Posted by MrBlack
Just a note to many who are runing Sorex 36R's as the weather get's colder as it was this last weekend at the track going to 32's seemed to give big grip advantages.
And if you are in England, 22's (where's my thermal gloves?)
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