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01-14-2021, 08:11 PM
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Posted By robk

I think they just painted the rims

I think they just painted the rims
01-06-2021, 08:20 PM
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Posted By robk

You are talking about 2 different things. 2...

You are talking about 2 different things. 2 equally good motors can need different gears. Guys trying to get an edge by buying motors doesn't factor into that at all.
01-06-2021, 08:16 PM
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Posted By robk

Billy, every 3.6 on that chart is the same....

Billy, every 3.6 on that chart is the same. Whatever pinion that gets you to 3.6 or as close as you can with the spur on your car is valid. 64 pitch, 48 or even 32, nothing matters as long as the...
01-06-2021, 07:41 PM
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Posted By robk

Billy , pretty much everything in racing is...

Billy , pretty much everything in racing is vague. That's because you have to find out what works for you. Some guys will tell you to gear your car 3 teeth over what a sane person will because they...
12-24-2020, 10:30 PM
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Posted By robk

A Plastics... ...

A Plastics...
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12-17-2020, 03:12 PM
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Views: 9,261
Posted By robk

I would be surprised to hear that is the case, as...

I would be surprised to hear that is the case, as current owner Thunder Tiger is from Taiwan, and I thought they did all the molding.
12-12-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15,503
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Posted By robk

I would just rotate the tires, but once per race...

I would just rotate the tires, but once per race day. It can take a run for the inserts to break in to the new orientation.

I have had my car do this with older tires, usually switching sides...
12-11-2020, 10:45 PM
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Posted By robk

The inserts take more cornering force on one side...

The inserts take more cornering force on one side over the other in most cases. A clockwise track will beat up the left side inserts more. A lot of sedan drivers keep the same tire on each corner...
12-09-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,375
Posted By robk

Are you talking about the GT500 tires? ...

Are you talking about the GT500 tires?

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If so, then yes. The only...
12-09-2020, 02:16 PM
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Views: 83,650
Posted By robk

Tamiya 53601

Tamiya
53601
12-09-2020, 02:07 PM
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Posted By robk

The only other thing you might want to consider...

The only other thing you might want to consider are getting a couple packages of Tamiya reinforced ball cups. The stock ball cups work fine, but they have a habit of popping off when you adjust the...
12-06-2020, 03:55 PM
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Views: 500
Posted By robk

The dude making the chassis seems to be on and...

The dude making the chassis seems to be on and off as to when he can make stuff. You may want to contact Factory Works, they may be able to help you.
12-06-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,670
Posted By robk

You may want to think about your decision to put...

You may want to think about your decision to put the hinge pin mounts on the diff holders. This was common a few years back but it may make the car too stiff. Xray, Corally, and Associated among...
11-24-2020, 06:22 PM
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Views: 542,057
Posted By robk

First off, check the pod is correctly adjusted....

First off, check the pod is correctly adjusted. On that car, you will need to adjust one of the link turnbuckles so the pod action is totally free. The best way is to remove the pod side plates, and...
11-23-2020, 03:31 PM
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Posted By robk

Yes, but Schumacher are now molding the tires. I...

Yes, but Schumacher are now molding the tires. I would contact them to find out when they will have more.
11-23-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15,503
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Posted By robk

https://www.racing-cars.com/wheels-tyres/brand-bra...

https://www.racing-cars.com/wheels-tyres/brand-brand=shimizu/shimizu-f104-rear-slick-tyre-medium-hard-v2-pr-ps--0572?returnurl=%2fwheels-tyres%2fbrand-brand%3dshimizu%2f
11-17-2020, 08:29 PM
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Views: 22,119
Posted By robk

Advance: message boards Step backwards:...

Advance: message boards

Step backwards: message boards
11-12-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 83,650
Posted By robk

Looking forward to reading your review

Looking forward to reading your review
11-09-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 83,650
Posted By robk

You may not believe it, but i have found a steel...

You may not believe it, but i have found a steel axle makes an F1 car better in the vast majority of situations. The only real exceptions are super high bite carpet conditions. Tamiya offers steel...
11-09-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 83,650
Posted By robk

Just use some fine sandpaper on the end of the...

Just use some fine sandpaper on the end of the axle. Mine was a little tight too.
11-03-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 83,650
Posted By robk

Bought a kit for carpet, steel axle was...

Bought a kit for carpet, steel axle was included!!!
10-29-2020, 09:36 AM
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Views: 83,650
Posted By robk

No problem, you're going fast already!

No problem, you're going fast already!
10-28-2020, 05:50 PM
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Views: 83,650
Posted By robk

Mucho rear traction. Might not be bad if the...

Mucho rear traction. Might not be bad if the track is a little green.
10-14-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By robk

Many years ago there was a track nearby that had...

Many years ago there was a track nearby that had an epoxy coated floor before they installed carpet. If I remember it was something they used in auto repair shop floors. They had tremendous...
10-14-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 3,465,562
Posted By robk

I have the Trf103, the Crc car, and I have had...

I have the Trf103, the Crc car, and I have had Xrays. The Trf car is actually really good. It's really similar to the Xray design. It has very good steering, and, oddly enough, seems to prefer...
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