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Old 05-22-2007, 04:30 AM   #1126
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they don't race at SIR,
just build the car as per directions, follow the tune guide in the back of the book, i.e. play with the o ring tightness, front and rear and you will be fine.
ask me in person about tires/inserts/traction compound, i still have the fastest and most consistant lap times at sir with the car by almost a second. i won't be racing but not gonna sell out the guy that bought my car either.

Is the instruction manual in the US kit different from the PDF version I see posted in this thread???

If so would anyone like to photo copy me one??
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:45 PM   #1127
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I just received my car and installed my Mamba Max 4600 in the rear. Just gotta make sure the Courage shell will give it clearance. What kind of gearing should I use in it? I'll be using 4200 cells so the weight is in the back. I run indoors on carpet. Normal touring car turns and stuff. Just gotta be careful with the turns I bet. Is there a lot of down force with the shell? Anyone think that it is better than a normal touring car shell?
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FYI Mamba Max fits perfect with the Courage shell.
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I would prefer (any) TC body over the Courage body...that body is just a looker, did nothing to make the car better or faster....just looks better.
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:10 AM   #1130
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i beg to disagree...

my F-103GT only got its handling sorted out after i got the Courage body set...

ive tried a lot of bodyshells... all were crap except for the Courage... either got too much understeer or too much oversteer...
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:37 AM   #1131
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I recently bougth an f103gt. I'll be running in a parking lot series. What is your opinion on a tight or loose t-plate? What shock oil and spring do you recommend? Many years ago we ran the Trinity street spec and we often ran the t-plate very loose. With the metal axle on the street spec, bearings would wear out rather quickly. Is that true of the f103gt?
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:35 AM   #1132
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Anybody use this heatsink on their F103GT? Is it worth it?

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Old 05-24-2007, 10:14 AM   #1133
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Hey TM!

Did you run your GT on a high speed track (no technical sections at all) with that Courage Body? Or did you try that Courage body on a techical track?

From what I used to run, a F103 with F1 body or a Lemans, it was always understeering. Very stable, but understeer, so I had to get myself suited to the way it handles.

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i beg to disagree...

my F-103GT only got its handling sorted out after i got the Courage body set...

ive tried a lot of bodyshells... all were crap except for the Courage... either got too much understeer or too much oversteer...
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:21 AM   #1134
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My personal experience and opinion is that the GT version cannot accommodate the Touring Tires' size, hence warping of Tamiya T-Bars is common now. The Kawada T-Bars are highly recommended, if you do not have the spare cash to keep changing the Tamiya T-Bars all the time.

Your Trinity Street Spec is presumed to have the real Fibreglass T-Bar in the kit.

Damaging the rear bearings depends on what motor you run your car with. And also how frequent you do your maintenance. My problem comes with the front bearings damaging frequently.

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I recently bougth an f103gt. I'll be running in a parking lot series. What is your opinion on a tight or loose t-plate? What shock oil and spring do you recommend? Many years ago we ran the Trinity street spec and we often ran the t-plate very loose. With the metal axle on the street spec, bearings would wear out rather quickly. Is that true of the f103gt?
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Think this item is for racers with spare cash. It's quite expensive for that piece. And if you are running with a Courage Body, it simply doesn't work.

The best bet is with the 3Racing Motor Mount; with or without the fan.

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i beg to disagree...

my F-103GT only got its handling sorted out after i got the Courage body set...

ive tried a lot of bodyshells... all were crap except for the Courage... either got too much understeer or too much oversteer...
You must have some speed secret behind the Courage body.......

For me...I just cannot get that body work. Then swap a TC body (a used Alfa Romeo...not even bother to pick the right rubber tires body like M6 or S6..) the lap time is a faster...without touching the current setup of the car.

May be the extra weight of body post plus the body that settle the car a little...
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:25 PM   #1137
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Solara.

you have pm.
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:29 PM   #1138
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PM you back..............need that body for TCS race, sorry.
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:18 AM   #1139
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Default F103GT dif

New to this car and dif. I've installed Tamiya thrust bearing in dif ; do I still use the belleville washers?
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:20 AM   #1140
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I would prefer (any) TC body over the Courage body...that body is just a looker, did nothing to make the car better or faster....just looks better.
Rubbish
I've yet to find another shell that works as well as the Courage
(no ugly wedge shells, even though they work)
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