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Old 02-10-2016, 10:58 AM
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Nevermind, I think I've figured it out. The first one appears to be a Tamiya F103RX, and the other one appears to be a standard F103. If anyone wants to point out incorrect conclusions on my part, I would welcome being corrected. Otherwise, I'll be picking one of these to fix up and look forward to being able to share my final product eventually.
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Old 02-16-2016, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jschnurb View Post
Nevermind, I think I've figured it out. The first one appears to be a Tamiya F103RX, and the other one appears to be a standard F103. If anyone wants to point out incorrect conclusions on my part, I would welcome being corrected. Otherwise, I'll be picking one of these to fix up and look forward to being able to share my final product eventually.
Well...the wider of the two chassis is a Tamiya F103LM kit. Tamiya used to sell LeMans cars way back in the day. Itís based off of the F103 chassis. It looks like somebody tried to convert it to an F1 car, judging by the wings.

The second chassis is also Tamiya, itís an F103GT. This is a kit that is based on the F103, but uses a link-type front suspension and the big thing is, it had wheel hubs for sedan tires. This one also looks like itís been converted to F1 as well.

Hope this helps and best of luck.
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:58 AM
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Hey guys. Couple of questions on tires. I ran searches and didn't find exactly what I was looking for, so sorry if these have already been answered!

I am running the Tamiya F104 F1 car currently. I am having some traction issues that I am trying to work out. This car isn't going to be raced. I bought it strictly for playing around on asphalt. It has the stock tires that came with the kit. The car is spinning out pretty regularly on turns (back end comes around). Tires spin at heavy throttle and accelerating during the turns, but thinking that is a result of the power of the motor. I recently put a 17.5T Hobbywing Motor and ESC combo in it to tame it down from what came in it from the previous owner (4300kv).

1. I think the stock tires are hard in the back and soft in the front. Is this ideal for what I am looking to do, or do I need to go soft and soft?
2. Are tires the problem (assuming the rears are hard) or do I need to work on the suspension?
3. Would a grooved tire do me well for what I am doing with the car or do I stick with slicks?

In case anyone is wondering, I have the t-bar that came with the CF frame. Also, the rear is at 7MM and the front is at about 5MM I am guessing. Haven't adjusted any other suspension components. Thanks guys.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:01 AM
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That's a lot of power in something so light! Tires are available, personally I would go soft, but they will chew up fairly quick for that sort of power on asphalt. That said, I don't use mine to bash so I am happy to use quicker wearing tires.
Grooved, I don't know. Someone else may, personally I would stick to slicks (unless you want to replicate a rainy lap!!) but as much as anything that is my desire to look scale on my vehicles.
My gut says to go to a lower motor again, 21.5 / 25.5 area. See how it goes, you may just be overpowering the chassis.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:55 AM
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Spin out is also cause by a loose rear diff, you may want to tighten it and see if that improves it a bit, I run a tight diff, and have not had the spinout problems, also soft compound tires make a big difference. I currently run and VBC F1 Lightening, WRC Fone, MD Racing F1, Mach4 F1, all on soft compound Ride tires.
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:02 PM
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Hello,I want to get into RC and want to know a good F1 RC to buy.I got sucked in by this thread and really want to get one.Any good cheap options for a begineer?
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Old 01-30-2017, 05:30 PM
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Anything Tamiya and you are set. There are other brands, but Tamiya has by far the best support and aftermarket lines.
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My Tamiya F104 with Exotek F1R3 conversion kit.

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