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Yesterday, 02:34 PM
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Posted By mtveten

TCS TRF103

TCS ready TRF103 w/ 2nd bodyset, optional aluminum steering knuckles, Reedy 25.5 motor, hi-speed steering servo, IP5000 shorty pack & tekin RS2 Spec ESC & misc spares. Chassis protector installed...
12-24-2020, 11:02 PM
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Posted By mtveten

One of the locals here tried them when the their...

One of the locals here tried them when the their carpet tires first came out. From what I coult tell they seemed driveable but he was signifigantly slower that he was on CRC tires.
12-23-2020, 11:53 AM
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Posted By mtveten

if your going to sand it down I would sand the...

if your going to sand it down I would sand the wing. Ive noticed some variation in fit from wing to wing and you wouldnt want to sand the chassis only to find out your next wing fits loose.
12-21-2020, 08:30 PM
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Posted By mtveten

They have a carpet spicific rear so I would think...

They have a carpet spicific rear so I would think its their best option for the surface.
12-21-2020, 08:17 PM
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Posted By mtveten

Cleaning with motor spray can also casue the grip...

Cleaning with motor spray can also casue the grip to build up, I would suggest cleaning with lighter fluid to help with grip consistancy between runs.

When you need to boost grip cleaning with...
12-13-2020, 10:59 AM
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Posted By mtveten

the wing tucks into the bulkhead giving it a...

the wing tucks into the bulkhead giving it a secure fit with one screw similar to how it fits on the F103 & f104 cars.
12-09-2020, 05:30 PM
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Posted By mtveten

start with tires, your description sounds like...

start with tires, your description sounds like you are lacking mechanical grip.
11-30-2020, 01:34 PM
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Posted By mtveten

I dont recognize that body but the j-concepts...

I dont recognize that body but the j-concepts javelin and xray x-1 bodies fit well without mutilating them. The original f104 pro body also fits providing you dont use the optional sculpted side...
11-23-2020, 05:57 PM
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Posted By mtveten

Is that an option arm? im measuring 188mm w/ .5mm...

Is that an option arm? im measuring 188mm w/ .5mm shim & crc rims.
11-23-2020, 09:55 AM
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Posted By mtveten

Those rims will put your front track width over...

Those rims will put your front track width over the 190mm limit.
11-22-2020, 08:44 PM
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Posted By mtveten

Yes the pit shimizu tires (CRC) are liekly to be...

Yes the pit shimizu tires (CRC) are liekly to be the best rears for lower grip tracks. the 572 tire is probbly the the best one however on less abrasive surfaces the 575 can produce slightly more...
11-22-2020, 09:40 AM
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Posted By mtveten

Voltante whites are revolution soft, 2 steps...

Voltante whites are revolution soft, 2 steps softer than the soft pinks Unless you are reqiured to run volante tires I would suggest the shimuza (crc) for low grip.
11-21-2020, 09:58 PM
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Posted By mtveten

tires make all the diference. If your hurting...

tires make all the diference. If your hurting for rear grip i would suggest a better rear tire. Volante whites will be better but for a low grip surface your going to want sumthing much gripier han...
11-13-2020, 04:41 PM
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Posted By mtveten

Check your assembly, even with no shims at full...

Check your assembly, even with no shims at full lock those wheels should clear the suspension. Best guess would be you have the front bulkhead in the long wheelbase position with the upper arm post...
11-06-2020, 09:30 AM
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Posted By mtveten

The asphalt mix has a larger impact than temp on...

The asphalt mix has a larger impact than temp on the volante tires. They work very well on some tracks but are completely unusable on others. When the volante's do work the ride rears are still...
10-21-2020, 10:28 AM
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Posted By mtveten

Has anyone tried dyeing mon-tech wings? ...

Has anyone tried dyeing mon-tech wings?

I've noticed paint doesnt stick to their plastic as well as it does to tamiya or protoform's and was curious if anyone has had success with the old school...
09-18-2020, 10:26 PM
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Posted By mtveten

nope thats not a hinged t-bar. it must be their...

nope thats not a hinged t-bar. it must be their f104/f103 1 piece mount. there should be small inserts that screw in above or below the axle insets to adjust for the diameter difference of 103 &...
09-18-2020, 02:47 PM
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Posted By mtveten

Looks like the yeah racing 1pice f103 motor...

Looks like the yeah racing 1pice f103 motor mount. Is their a pin on the bottom with a hinged t-bat?
08-24-2020, 03:14 PM
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Posted By mtveten

they look like the yokomo hubs, for about the...

they look like the yokomo hubs, for about the same price you can get the tamiya reversible ones that are all aluminum.
08-16-2020, 03:27 PM
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Posted By mtveten

Understood. I noticed on the hotware download...

Understood.
I noticed on the hotware download page the previous versions listed but it doesnt appear as those they are downloadable, it would be nice if they were shown as downloadable links to make...
08-14-2020, 05:46 PM
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Posted By mtveten

Sounds good I was a bit concerned with it being...

Sounds good I was a bit concerned with it being wso far off from what I was reading. Wouldnt any BL motor be enough weight to fully compress the internal spring for pod droop measrements?

Mark
08-14-2020, 10:39 AM
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Posted By mtveten

Mike, I'm running into some inconsistnaces...

Mike, I'm running into some inconsistnaces setting the pod droop ride height I could use a little help with. With my center shock built per ther manual with a 9mm gap and the collar adjusted to an...
08-13-2020, 11:21 AM
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Posted By mtveten

Whst happened to fw ver 272? I have 2 gen...

Whst happened to fw ver 272? I have 2 gen speedos, 1 at 258 and 1 at 272 but I cant seem to find 272 anywhere to udpate the 2nd speedo with.
08-03-2020, 05:48 PM
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Posted By mtveten

The 104 pro II car would not be competative...

The 104 pro II car would not be competative against current generation cars. Most of the current gen cars are around the same price as the exotek race ready. A noteable exception being the CRC car...
07-06-2020, 07:55 PM
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Posted By mtveten

It odesnt. Having raced all Tamiya's modern f1...

It odesnt. Having raced all Tamiya's modern f1 models I would say the trf103 is clearly the best TCS option and is reasonably compattive outdoors against other brands.

If you dont plan on racing...
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