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#1 paco1001

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:36 PM

Ok guys I have been looking for hours now for the answer to this question and cant seem to find it so I thought I would just ask here.

 

I just got a set of the aluminum upright for my f104. In the instructions it has a kingpin that has grooves in the center of the pin. What kingpins are these from?. Does anyone have any pics of these uprights on there cars that they can post here to help me out?

 

Any help would be wicked.

 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:18 AM

Throw a picture on here.  I don't think I have seen those



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:43 PM

Here is what the instructions say.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:44 PM

I don't really want to put a crap load of spacers under the upright to get it to the proper height.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:47 PM

Tighten set screw


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

Hmmmm.. It looks like they are using e-clips to hold the kingpin centered in the hub.  You may very well have to use sized springs or spacers in that particular application.  Or get aftermarket hubs and axles.



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:16 PM

The spacers under the uprights only control droop, you do not need anything under them at all, use the lower a arm post to control your droop what we do is install a  set screw from the bottom of the lower arms, use a 1.5mm wrench and screw up until the arm is slightly touching the set screw (with the car on the table, will take a few times to get it right!) and adjust from there!



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:37 PM

Here's a pic off of Tamiya USA's website.  Fred used the set screw to secure the upright.  Personally I use the spacers, then the set screw.

 

http://www.tamiyausa...=7&type=article

 

 

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:59 PM

Tam54355 is the part # for the proper king pin if anyone is interested. It is the kingpin out of the rm-01 1/12th scale.

 

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:06 PM

Ok so I have done more looking in to the king pins that are used on these uprights. That Tam54355 is not going to work for the f104. So back to looking for the right king pin.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:33 PM

Hey Paco,

 

Not sure if you're still searching for these or not.  Found this on Tamiya USA's website while looking for some other parts for my Christmas stalking.  I think this is what you're looking for.

 

http://www.tamiyausa...t-58431-9808241

 

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