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Old 06-12-2008, 04:02 PM
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You will need to convert back to the old steering blocks and the old diff axles
the info on the rm is not active on the tamiya site yet

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I guess before the rm manual come out with the #s, I can stick with this setup for a while.

I still run FRP on the chassis, so I put cyanoacrylate (crazy glue) on the FRP plate's edge. after it drys out, I use debonder to wipeout the excess. looks smooth ans slick now. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPT41&P=7

the f103gt still is the best looking one with the minimal money to put in for racing, I can really live with it! it's solid.

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is this kit good for drag racing?
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:19 PM
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Please please please, can someone tell me if the modern batteries (EP/IB4200's and after) fit in stick pack and or side by side in the F103 and or F103GT battery holders?????

Any modifications required?
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Keyz View Post
Please please please, can someone tell me if the modern batteries (EP/IB4200's and after) fit in stick pack and or side by side in the F103 and or F103GT battery holders?????

Any modifications required?
The cells should fit in the chassis with no mods, but you will have to tape them in
Connectors are another issue, I run the Corally banana plugs, and it requires a little fabrication to make them work. I think I still have a pack setup for this ( pretty much running LiPos now) will try to post pix shortly
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:57 PM
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Finally got to run my F103GT today, boy what a blast to drive!
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Originally Posted by dragracer72nova View Post
Finally got to run my F103GT today, boy what a blast to drive!
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Yeah... isn't it a great car... I drive mine and also my F103 every once in a while on the track... such a different feel then the TC's... I wish pan cars would come back in popularity... maybe one day....
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:36 AM
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I've always believed that it would be be a great low budget class for the TCS if they would allow any Tamiya body. It's a lot of fun, it's less expensive, and it doesn't need a lot of hop ups to go fast.
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zenithrr: Nice wheels and tires on your 103gt What brand are those and where did you get them? How's traction on swept asphalt? Thanks.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:35 AM
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Hi guys!

Here's a picture of my old/new F103 kit.

Assembled it within 2 days and took it for a test drive, it was a blast! I guess I just couldn't wait for to get my hands on a new F103RM kit, so I build this out of old chassis, and new parts, since I have so many parts from my F103GT.

My F103GT is now retired.
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pics of a body I finished... I've never driven this car on rubber tires, only foams... I'm taking it to the Tamiya track this Saturday... can't wait
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So thr f103rm and gt are 2 completely different chassis? I thought (perhaps incorrectly) that they were the same with a different body????

If they are different are they similar enough to run together? Seems like the GT is still "New"...any thoughts on how this will work for next season?

I for one love F1 racing...the 201 was fun but the direct drive chassis is sooooo much easier.

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I've been running the HPI vintage tires 31mm rear, and 26mm tires front and the car is hooked up! I'm using the all black vintage rims and they actually look like real race rims. They make other rims for the vintage tires too.
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Paul,

They are same in the class, but different.

F103GT runs more like a touring class without the aid of 4WD through the bends, and it's closer to the BTCC/JGTC class where skills does matter a lot more than equipments. The broader chassis is designed to withstand the rolling.

The F103RM is basically a replica of the real F1, but only more graceful while driving it on the track. This chassis is narrower.

GT is technically 2.5 years old to date. It's not surprising that they decided to axe the GT to launch the F1 kits. There are just some parts that are different from each other.
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So thr f103rm and gt are 2 completely different chassis? I thought (perhaps incorrectly) that they were the same with a different body????

If they are different are they similar enough to run together? Seems like the GT is still "New"...any thoughts on how this will work for next season?

I for one love F1 racing...the 201 was fun but the direct drive chassis is sooooo much easier.

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My F103GT running to my clubs FGT2 rules (HPI Saturn 20T motor).
The tyres are the Kawahara wide Nitro tyres, 37 shore 30mm wide fronts and 35 shore 40mm wide rears.
Tyre wear is minimal and grip is plenty (slight understeer), and no additive used.



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Old 09-09-2008, 05:18 AM
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those mega wide tires look awesome, where do they come from? And what body?
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